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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at University of Rochester, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is High
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Ranked #30 in the nation, University of Rochester is considered highly diverse.
Campus is Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #680 for ethnic diversity means University of Rochester is above average nationally.
University of Rochester Racial Demographics
If the data is available, the following chart will display University of Rochester undergraduate student diversity.
University of Rochester ranks above average in racial representation.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At University of Rochester, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at University of Rochester is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #72 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,288 males and 3,258 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at University of Rochester
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among University of Rochester's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at University of Rochester is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among University of Rochester's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at University of Rochester is excellent.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Excellent 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 38.2% of the students attending University of Rochester come from within New York. This puts University of Rochester's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #78.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 49 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at University of Rochester
There is a large community of about 3,342 international students at University of Rochester representing at least 48 countries. For more complete information, see the University of Rochester International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners 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 traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At University of Rochester, 41.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank University of Rochester #1,417 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at University of Rochester
Analyze the age range of University of Rochester students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems 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 cultures and backgrounds.
- Is University of Rochester attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how University of Rochester supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to University of Rochester?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage diversified points of views on campus.