Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers 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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at UNL, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the results of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln is considered to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #608 nationwide.
Unequal Representation of Racial Groups
Many learners value the opportunity to meet and learn from student-peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, University of Nebraska - Lincoln is ranked #1,859 in the country.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at UNL
If the data is available, the following chart will display UNL undergraduate student diversity.
UNL's racial diversity is below the national average.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
UNL Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At University of Nebraska - Lincoln, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UNL is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #280 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 10,995 males and 9,959 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at UNL
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among UNL's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at UNL is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among UNL's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UNL is excellent.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 76.2% of the students attending University of Nebraska - Lincoln come from within Nebraska. UNL's rating of #534 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at UNL
There is a large community of about 2,889 international students at University of Nebraska - Lincoln representing at least 48 countries. For more complete information, see the UNL International Student Page.
Age Diversity 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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 59.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UNL #1,858 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at UNL
Analyze the age range of UNL 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. 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 UNL supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how UNL is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to UNL?
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 promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.