Campus Ethnic Diversity

Regional Universities (North)

Campus Ethnic Diversity Methodology

College-bound students who believe that studying with people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds is important will want to consider student-body diversity when choosing a school. To identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own, U.S. News factors in the total proportion of minority students, leaving out international students, and the overall mix of groups. The data are drawn from each institution's 2012-2013 school year student body.

The categories we use in our calculations are Black or African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islander, White (non-Hispanic) and multiracial. Students who did not identify themselves as members of any of those demographic groups were classified as whites who are non-Hispanic for the purpose of these calculations. Our formula produces a diversity index that ranges from 0.0 to 1.0. The closer a school's number is to 1.0, the more diverse is the student population.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

School Diversity index
St. Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ

0.74
College of Mount St. Vincent

Riverdale, NY

0.72
CUNY—​Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

0.71
CUNY—​John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY

0.71
CUNY—​Baruch College

New York, NY

0.70
CUNY—​Hunter College

New York, NY

0.70
Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

0.70
New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

0.70
University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

0.69
Felician College

Lodi, NJ

0.66
Monroe College

Bronx, NY

0.65
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Teaneck, NJ

0.63
Kean University

Union, NJ

0.63
Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, CT

0.62
William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

0.62
University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

0.61
New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY

0.60
Rosemont College

Rosemont, PA

0.60
Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA

0.59
Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

0.59
Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

0.59
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

0.59
La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA

0.58
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, MD

0.57
American International College

Springfield, MA

0.56
Caldwell College

Caldwell, NJ

0.55
Eastern University

St. Davids, PA

0.55
Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

0.55
CUNY—​College of Staten Island

Staten Island, NY

0.54
University of the District of Columbia

Washington, DC

0.54
Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

0.53
Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

0.51
Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT

0.50
SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

0.50
Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD

0.49
Gwynedd-​Mercy College

Gwynedd Valley, PA

0.49
LIU Post

Brookville, NY

0.48
Suffolk University

Boston, MA

0.47
Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

0.46
College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ

0.45
Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ

0.45
Iona College

New Rochelle, NY

0.45
Medaille College

Buffalo, NY

0.45
St. Joseph's College New York

Brooklyn, NY

0.45
Touro College

New York, NY

0.45
University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

0.45
University of St. Joseph

West Hartford, CT

0.45
Cairn University

Langhorne, PA

0.44
The Sage Colleges

Troy, NY

0.44
Towson University

Towson, MD

0.44

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