The University of Texas at
Arlington remains one of the nation’s top universities for providing
a racially and ethnically diverse campus, according to rankings released today
by U.S. News & World Report.
evaluated undergraduate enrollment based on a school’s proportion of minority
students and the overall mix of ethnic groups. Each school was assigned an
index from 0.0 to 1.0, with 1.0 being the most diverse. UT Arlington’s index
was .69 - the seventh highest in the diversity rankings for national
“We have always
known that a great strength of UT Arlington is the diversity of its students,”
President James D. Spaniolo said. “Our diverse population of students has
created a vibrant campus environment that helps make our University a welcoming
place where others want to be.”
preliminary Fall 2012 enrollment figures, almost 54 percent of UT
Arlington’s undergraduates identified themselves as African American, Hispanic,
Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian or
multiracial. The most current enrollment figures show that Hispanic students
account for 23 percent of undergraduate enrollment, while African-American
students account for 15 percent.
As part of its
commitment to diversity, UT Arlington recently launched a new Center for African American Studies. UT
Arlington’s Division of Student Affairs’ Multicultural Affairs office hosts a
yearly Diversity Week celebration, a Diversity Lecture Series and provides
workshops and leadership opportunities for students. Visit www.uta.edu/multicultural/
to learn more.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.