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.
Learn About Diversity at UNM, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to create an overall diversity grade for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, University of New Mexico - Main Campus is ranked #246 nationwide.
Good Representation of Many Races
This very diverse school may be a great place for young people to get to know others with different cultures and backgrounds.
Sitting at #418, University of New Mexico - Main Campus has received an excellent ranking for ethnic diversity nationally.
UNM Racial Demographics
If the data is available, the following chart will display UNM undergraduate student diversity.
UNM boasts excellent racial diversity.
Very good diversity of races in faculty.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At University of New Mexico - Main Campus, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UNM is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #697 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 8,895 males and 11,459 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at UNM
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among UNM's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at University of New Mexico - Main Campus is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among UNM's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UNM is above average.
Geographic Diversity is Above Average
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 took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 84.8% of the students attending University of New Mexico - Main Campus come from within New Mexico. UNM's rating of #633 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at UNM
There is a mid sized group of about 1,277 international students at University of New Mexico - Main Campus representing at least 49 countries. Check out the UNM International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a blend 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 New Mexico - Main Campus, 44.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UNM #516 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at UNM
Analyze the age range of UNM students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are seeking 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 cultures and backgrounds.
- Is UNM attracting and supporting students from all income backgrounds?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how UNM supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to UNM?
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a university administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.