Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at UMW, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
Average in Overall Diversity
We come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
University of Mary Washington sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,300 nationwide.
Ranked High in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the chance to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
University of Mary Washington is ranked #1,111 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
UMW Racial Demographics
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at UMW if it is available.
UMW ranks above average in racial representation.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Male-to-Female Ratio Below Average
If you're seeking a college with an equal balance of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At University of Mary Washington, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UMW is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,502 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,585 males and 2,813 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at UMW
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among UMW's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at University of Mary Washington is higher than the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among UMW's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UMW is above average.
Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they attended college.
About 90.0% of the students attending University of Mary Washington come from within Virginia. This makes UMW an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,343.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at UMW
There is a small community of about 50 international students at University of Mary Washington representing 14 countries. For all the details, go to the UMW International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At University of Mary Washington, 69.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UMW #2,007 in the nation for student age diversity.
UMW Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of UMW students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, cultures and ideas. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are looking for are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different backgrounds and cultures.
- Is UMW supporting and attracting learners from all backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how UMW supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to UMW?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage diverse points of views on campus.
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