Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students alike. 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.
Learn About Diversity at U of Michigan, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Nation.
General Diversity is High
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #88 nationwide.
This School is Considered Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the ability to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #1,003 for ethnic diversity means University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at U of Michigan
When available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at U of Michigan.
U of Michigan ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at U of Michigan is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #32 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 14,551 males and 14,432 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at U of Michigan
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among U of Michigan's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at U of Michigan is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among U of Michigan's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at U of Michigan is excellent.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Very High Geographic Diversity
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
About 53.7% of the students attending University of Michigan - Ann Arbor come from within Michigan. This puts U of Michigan's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #189.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 50 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at U of Michigan
There is a large community of about 6,764 international students at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor representing at least 50 countries. For more complete information, see the U of Michigan International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 56.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank U of Michigan #1,863 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at U of Michigan
Analyze the age range of U of Michigan students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. Students who express that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
- How is U of Michigan doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how U of Michigan is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to U of Michigan?
The college years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.