Why Diversity Matters
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.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at University of Virginia, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with an overall diversity grade for each school.
Ranked #194 in the nation, University of Virginia - Main Campus is considered highly diverse.
Ranked High in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the chance to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #708 for ethnic diversity means University of Virginia - Main Campus is above average nationally.
University of Virginia Racial Demographics
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at University of Virginia if it is available.
University of Virginia ranks above average in racial representation.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Male to Female Ratio is Slightly Unbalanced
Would you prefer a nice mix of males and females on campus?
At University of Virginia - Main Campus, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at University of Virginia is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #514 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 7,541 males and 9,114 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at University of Virginia
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among University of Virginia's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at University of Virginia - Main Campus is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among University of Virginia's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at University of Virginia is excellent.
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 looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity ranking.
About 70.0% of the students attending University of Virginia - Main Campus come from within Virginia. University of Virginia's rating of #397 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at University of Virginia
There is a mid sized group of about 2,237 international students at University of Virginia - Main Campus representing at least 46 countries. Check out the University of Virginia International Student Page for more information.
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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At University of Virginia - Main Campus, 60.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank University of Virginia #1,651 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at University of Virginia
Analyze the age range of University of Virginia 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. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- Is University of Virginia attracting and supporting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how University of Virginia supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to University of Virginia?
Get in touch with the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are present that encourage diverse points of views on campus.