Many prospective college students and their parents believe that an ethnically diverse student body enhances the education of every pupil on campus. A university is truly diverse if there are many different ethnic groups enrolled on campus and those groups have around the same percentage of students enrolled. In other words, if a college has only one ethnic group that makes up the vast percentage of its entire student body, it's not very diverse, even though it might have many other ethnic groups represented in very small percentages. U.S. News calculates these diversity scores based on each school's Best Colleges 2011 rankings category.
Below are the ethnic diversity lists, separated based on the schools' Best Colleges 2011 rankings:
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