Top Most Diverse US Universities


Friday, June 12, 2020

Is population diversity at the top of the criteria list when it comes to choosing your ideal college or university? Let’s check out the most diverse U.S. colleges and universities.



High school students interested in studying at a college with a diverse population will want to check out this short list of colleges and universities, that includes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as seen in the image, where undergraduates are most likely to encounter other students from a different racial or ethnic background.

U.S. News measured campus ethnic diversity on a scale from 0, the least diverse, to 1, most diverse.

These colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degree programs, master’s degree programs, doctoral degree/PhD programs, and even associate degree programs or certificate programs.

CUNY—City College (NY)

Diversity index: 0.73
Largest minority group: Hispanic
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 32%
U.S. News rank: 228 (tie)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Diversity index: 0.73
Largest minority group: Asian American
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 28%
U.S. News rank: 3 (tie)

University of Hawaii—Manoa

Diversity index: 0.73
Largest minority group: Asian American
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 40%
U.S. News rank: 166 (tie)

University of Houston

Diversity index: 0.73
Largest minority group: Hispanic
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 36%
U.S. News rank: 185 (tie)

Stanford University (CA)

Diversity index: 0.74
Largest minority group: Asian American
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 22%
U.S. News rank: 6 (tie)

University of San Francisco

Diversity index: 0.74
Largest minority group: Asian American
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 24%
U.S. News rank: 97 (tie)

University of Nevada—Las Vegas

Diversity index: 0.75
Largest minority group: Hispanic
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 30%
U.S. News rank: 293-381

Andrews University (MI)

Diversity index: 0.76
Largest minority group: African American
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 19%
U.S. News rank: 293-381

Rutgers University—Newark (NJ)

Diversity index: 0.76
Largest minority group: Hispanic
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 29%
U.S. News rank: 132 (tie)

University of Hawaii—Hilo

Diversity index: 0.77
Largest minority group: Asian American
Percentage of largest minority group on campus: 16%
U.S. News rank: 293-381




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