Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. 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 the Facts on Diversity at Yale, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
This School has Excellent Diversity in General
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, Yale University is ranked #1 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Very Good
This very diverse school may be a great place for young people to get to know others with different cultures and backgrounds.
Yale University is ranked #171 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Yale
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Yale.
Yale boasts excellent racial diversity.
Above average racial representation in faculty.
Balanced Gender Ratio
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Yale University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Yale is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #48 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,902 males and 2,844 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Yale
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Yale's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Yale is excellent.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Yale's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Yale is above average.
Excellent Location Diversity From Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
Less than 10% of the students attending Yale University come from within Connecticut. This puts Yale's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #5.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 50 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Yale
There is a large community of about 2,639 international students at Yale University representing at least 48 countries. For more information, see the Yale International Student Page.
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?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Yale University, 41.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Yale #1,548 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Yale
Analyze the age range of Yale students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of people, traditions, ideas and cultures. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativeness and innovation.
- How is Yale doing at attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with great ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Yale is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Yale?
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also encouraging an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
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