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100 most diverse colleges

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    100 most diverse colleges

    Diversity—in race, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic backgrounds, and more—is a big selling point for many colleges. Though using diversity as a factor for college admissions has been a controversial decision—one that has been challenged in the court system through cases like Fisher v. University of Texas—many say it’s essential to reflect our increasingly diverse nation and to close the educational gap for groups that have historically been marginalized by higher learning. As Cesar Chavez said, "We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation.”

    It’s also about more than inclusivity. Diverse schools prepare students them for working in a global society and promotes cultural awareness. Plus, it makes campus life itself more varied, exposing students to ideas in the classroom, clubs, and activities they might have never known about otherwise.

    Stacker has ranked the top diverse colleges throughout the U.S. based on stats from Niche college rankings. Niche uses information from the U.S. Department of Education to reflect racial diversity of students and faculty, the number of international and out-of-state students, socioeconomic differences, and gender ratios for both students and professors. It also considers the overall levels of tolerance on campuses. Stacker supplemented the Niche rankings with info from College Scorecard so that, whether you’re a prospective college student, a parent, an alumnus of one of these institutions, or just someone interested in the numbers, you’ll get a complete picture on the most diverse colleges in the country.

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    #100. Maryland Institute College of Art

    Location: Baltimore, MD

    Undergrad size: 1,654 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 45.4%; Black: 5.9%; Hispanic: 7.7%; Asian: 12.7%

    International students: 17.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 25.6%; Women: 74.4%

    First-generation students: 16.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 26.3% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 49.3%

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    #99. Texas Wesleyan University

    Location: Fort Worth, TX

    Undergrad size: 1,488 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 30.7%; Black: 14.9%; Hispanic: 29.4%; Asian: 1.2%

    International students: 16.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 48.7%; Women: 51.3%

    First-generation students: 48.6%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 48.1% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.4%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 19.5%

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    #98. University of Washington - Bothell

    Location: Bothell, WA

    Undergrad size: 4,426 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 38.9%; Black: 6.4%; Hispanic: 9.3%; Asian: 27.3%

    International students: 9.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 50.9%; Women: 49.2%

    First-generation students: 32.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 43.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.7%

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    #97. Northwestern University

    Location: Evanston, IL

    Undergrad size: 8,298 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 48.4%; Black: 5.9%; Hispanic: 12.5%; Asian: 17.1%

    International students: 9.0%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.9%; Women: 50.1%

    First-generation students: 13.9%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 19.5%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 50.4%

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    #96. Case Western Reserve University

    Location: Cleveland, OH

    Undergrad size: 4,990 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 50.3%; Black: 4.2%; Hispanic: 6.2%; Asian: 19.9%

    International students: 12.4%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 55.1%; Women: 45.0%

    First-generation students: 11.5%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 31.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 25.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 42.9%

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    #95. University of Arizona

    Location: Tucson, AZ

    Undergrad size: 29,149 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 51.3%; Black: 3.9%; Hispanic: 25.8%; Asian: 5.5%

    International students: 6.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 48.3%; Women: 51.7%

    First-generation students: 31.5%

    Income brackets: Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 40.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.1%

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    #94. University of La Verne

    Location: La Verne, CA

    Undergrad size: 3,851 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 21.5%; Black: 5.8%; Hispanic: 49.9%; Asian: 4.5%

    International students: 2.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 40.9%; Women: 59.1%

    First-generation students: 48.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 42.2% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.6%

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    #93. Loyola Marymount University

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Undergrad size: 6,044 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 44.4%; Black: 6.3%; Hispanic: 20.7%; Asian: 10.9%

    International students: 9.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 43.7%; Women: 56.3%

    First-generation students: 21.6%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 29.4% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 20.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 49.9%

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    #92. Arizona State University

    Location: Tempe, AZ

    Undergrad size: 38,946 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 50.8%; Black: 3.8%; Hispanic: 19.6%; Asian: 7.1%

    International students: 12.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 57.1%; Women: 42.9%

    First-generation students: 38.0%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 41.5% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.4%

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    #91. University of Houston

    Location: Houston, TX

    Undergrad size: 25,818 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 25.0%; Black: 10.1%; Hispanic: 33.4%; Asian: 22.3%

    International students: 4.4%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 51.2%; Women: 48.8%

    First-generation students: 40.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 49.7% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 18.4%

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    #90. Kendall College

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Undergrad size: 717 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 41.5%; Black: 16.6%; Hispanic: 16.6%; Asian: 3.1%

    International students: 18.4%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 26.2%; Women: 73.8%

    First-generation students: 39.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 60% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 25.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 14.4%

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    #89. University of South Florida

    Location: Tampa, FL

    Undergrad size: 24,013 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 49.7%; Black: 10.3%; Hispanic: 20.8%; Asian: 6.8%

    International students: 6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 45.9%; Women: 54.1%

    First-generation students: 36.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 47.8% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.1% 
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 19.1%

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    #88. Savannah College of Art & Design

    Location: Savannah, GA

    Undergrad size: 8,411 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 54.4%; Black: 10.9%; Hispanic: 8.5%; Asian: 5.7%

    International students: 15.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 33.3%; Women: 66.7%

    First-generation students: 18.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 35.2% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 37.2%

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    #87. Oral Roberts University

    Location: Tulsa, OK

    Undergrad size: 2,603 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 49.1%; Black: 15.3%; Hispanic: 9.6%; Asian: 2.4%

    International students: 7.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 39.9%; Women: 60.1%

    First-generation students: 31.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 34.1% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 39%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.9%

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    #86. Clark University

    Location: Worcester, MA

    Undergrad size: 2,227 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 56.9%; Black: 4.5%; Hispanic: 7.4%; Asian: 7.5%

    International students: 14.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 39%; Women: 61%

    First-generation students: 19.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 18.8% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 48.7%

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    #85. Drexel University

    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    Undergrad size: 13,303 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 52.9%; Black: 7%; Hispanic: 6%; Asian: 14.8%

    International students: 12.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 52.8%; Women: 47.2%

    First-generation students: 29.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 27.8% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 28.4%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 43.8%

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    #84. Harvey Mudd College

    Location: Claremont, CA

    Undergrad size: 829 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 35.6%; Black: 3%; Hispanic: 15.8%; Asian: 19.3%

    International students: 11.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 53.8%; Women: 46.2%

    First-generation students: Data not available

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 13.6% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 28.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 58.3%

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    #83. Florida Atlantic University

    Location: Boca Raton, FL

    Undergrad size: 16,252 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 41.9%; Black: 19.9%; Hispanic: 26.7%; Asian: 4%

    International students: 2.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 43.9%; Women: 56.1%

    First-generation students: 39.6%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 54.2% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 16%

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    #82. Gallaudet University

    Location: Washington, DC

    Undergrad size: 1,082 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 53%; Black: 15.6%; Hispanic: 10%; Asian: 3.7%

    International students: 7.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 48.6%; Women: 51.4%

    First-generation students: 28.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 57% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 13.5%

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    #81. San Jose State University

    Location: San Jose, CA

    Undergrad size: 21,613 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 17.8%; Black: 3.3%; Hispanic: 26.5%; Asian: 35.8%

    International students: 7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 52.5%; Women: 47.5%

    First-generation students: 49.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 52.3% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 28.4%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 19.4%

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    #80. Pratt Institute

    Location: Brooklyn, NY

    Undergrad size: 3,367 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 40.6%; Black: 4.5%; Hispanic: 10.5%; Asian: 13.9%

    International students: 26.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 30.6%; Women: 69.4%

    First-generation students: 17.9%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 30.8% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.5% 
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 39.7%

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    #79. Williams College

    Location: Williamstown, MA

    Undergrad size: 2,058 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 53.3%; Black: 7.5%; Hispanic: 12.3%; Asian: 12.8%

    International students: 7.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 51.5%; Women: 48.5%

    First-generation students: 20.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 29.4%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.4%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 41.3%

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    #78. New England College

    Location: Henniker, NH

    Undergrad size: 1,741 students

    Overall Niche grade: C-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 52.4%; Black: 24.1%; Hispanic: 7.9%; Asian: 1.3%

    International students: 4%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 41.6%; Women: 58.4%

    First-generation students: 48.9%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 33.1% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30% 
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 36.9%

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    #77. Drew University

    Location: Madison, NJ

    Undergrad size: 1,475 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 55.1%; Black: 9.2%; Hispanic: 10.9%; Asian: 5.7%

    International students: 7.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 38.9%; Women: 61.1%

    First-generation students: 26%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 30.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 40%

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    #76. Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Location: Teaneck, NJ

    Undergrad size: 2,336 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 23.4%; Black: 11%; Hispanic: 37.2%; Asian: 4.6%

    International students: 6.5%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 45.3%; Women: 54.8%

    First-generation students: 40.9%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 39.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.8%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.4%

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    #75. Georgetown University

    Location: Washington, DC

    Undergrad size: 7,056 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 56.3%; Black: 6.3%; Hispanic: 8.8%; Asian: 9.8%

    International students: 11.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 44.2%; Women: 55.8%

    First-generation students: 15.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 28.2% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 44.2%

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    #74. Temple University

    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    Undergrad size: 26,277 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 56.1%; Black: 12.6%; Hispanic: 6.2%; Asian: 11.3%

    International students: 6.5%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 48.1%; Women: 51.9%

    First-generation students: 30.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 34.2% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 28.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 37.6%

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    #73. Rhode Island School of Design

    Location: Providence, RI

    Undergrad size: 1,999 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 32.2%; Black: 2.6%; Hispanic: 8.4%; Asian: 19.6%

    International students: 27.4%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 31.3%; Women: 68.7%

    First-generation students: 6.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 24.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 50.9%

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    #72. Jacksonville University

    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    Undergrad size: 2,113 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 47.2%; Black: 14.5%; Hispanic: 9%; Asian: 2.2%

    International students: 6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 38.1%; Women: 61.9%

    First-generation students: 36.1%

    Income brackets: Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 34.6% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 37.3%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 28.1%

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    #71. Babson College

    Location: Wellesley, MA

    Undergrad size: 2,283 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 38.3%; Black: 5.2%; Hispanic: 10.1%; Asian: 12%

    International students: 26.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 52.5%; Women: 47.5%

    First-generation students: 15.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 20.7%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 47.7%

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    #70. Bryn Mawr College

    Location: Bryn Mawr, PA

    Undergrad size: 1,361 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 36%; Black: 6.1%; Hispanic: 9.3%; Asian: 11.8%

    International students: 23.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 0%; Women: 100%

    First-generation students: 13.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 26.9%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 28% 
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 45%

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    #69. Penn State Abington

    Location: Abington, PA

    Undergrad size: 3,143 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 47.9%; Black: 13.5%; Hispanic: 10.4%; Asian: 16.7%

    International students: 6.3%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 50.1%; Women: 49.9%

    First-generation students: 29.8%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 28.1%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.3%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 39.6%

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    #68. Otis College of Art and Design

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Undergrad size: 1,009 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 25%; Black: 4.6%; Hispanic: 5.2%; Asian: 26.1%

    International students: 26.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 32.3%; Women: 67.7%

    First-generation students: 26.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 47.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.6%

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    #67. Lindenwood University

    Location: Saint Charles, MO

    Undergrad size: 6,794 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 54.5%; Black: 12.9%; Hispanic: 3.5%; Asian: 0.6%

    International students: 12.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 45.8%; Women: 54.2%

    First-generation students: 35.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 39.5%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.4%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.1%

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    #66. Johnson & Wales University - North Miami

    Location: North Miami, FL

    Undergrad size: 1,432 students

    Overall Niche grade: C+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 21.9%; Black: 33.9%; Hispanic: 23%; Asian: 0.7%

    International students: 8.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 39%; Women: 61%

    First-generation students: 34.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 35.6% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.7%

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    #65. University of Pennsylvania

    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    Undergrad size: 10,468 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 44.8%; Black: 7.5%; Hispanic: 10.2%; Asian: 19.8%

    International students: 11.5%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 48.5%; Women: 51.5%

    First-generation students: 18.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 27.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 28.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 44%

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    #64. Grinnell College

    Location: Grinnell, IA

    Undergrad size: 1,658 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 52.1%; Black: 5.9%; Hispanic: 7.5%; Asian: 7.9%

    International students: 18.4%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 45.1%; Women: 54.9%

    First-generation students: 14.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 22.3%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 35.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 41.8%

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    #63. Brandeis University

    Location: Waltham, MA

    Undergrad size: 3,591 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 46.2%; Black: 5.4%; Hispanic: 7.8%; Asian: 13.1%

    International students: 20.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 42.3%; Women: 57.7%

    First-generation students: 15.5%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 24.4% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 48%

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    #62. Knox College

    Location: Galesburg, IL

    Undergrad size: 1,327 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 49.1%; Black: 8%; Hispanic: 14.6%; Asian: 6.5%

    International students: 14%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 40.8%; Women: 59.2%

    First-generation students: 27.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 19.7% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 34.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 45.6%

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    #61. University of Illinois at Chicago

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Undergrad size: 16,517 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 32.2%; Black: 8.2%; Hispanic: 30.7%; Asian: 22.2%

    International students: 2.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.5%; Women: 50.5%

    First-generation students: 42.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 43.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 23.1%

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    #60. Manhattanville College

    Location: Purchase, NY

    Undergrad size: 1,701 students

    Overall Niche grade: C+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 43.7%; Black: 8.5%; Hispanic: 18.4%; Asian: 1.4%

    International students: 8.5%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 36.2%; Women: 63.8%

    First-generation students: 31.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 31.3%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 35.1%

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    #59. Purdue University Northwest - Hammond Campus

    Location: Hammond, IN

    Undergrad size: 4,510 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 55%; Black: 12.6%; Hispanic: 19.7%; Asian: 2.9%

    International students: 5.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 41.8%; Women: 58.2%

    First-generation students: 44.8%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 46.4% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.8%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 22.8%

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    #58. Wesleyan University

    Location: Middletown, CT

    Undergrad size: 2,918 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 55.2%; Black: 6.8%; Hispanic: 10.3%; Asian: 7.3%

    International students: 10.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 46%; Women: 54%

    First-generation students: 21.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 20.7%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 25.8%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 53.5%

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    #57. University of Bridgeport

    Location: Bridgeport, CT

    Undergrad size: 2,140 students

    Overall Niche grade: C+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 23.1%; Black: 34.2%; Hispanic: 20.3%; Asian: 3.4%

    International students: 14.5%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 36.6%; Women: 63.5%

    First-generation students: 45.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 43.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 38.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 18.6%

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    #56. George Mason University

    Location: Fairfax, VA

    Undergrad size: 19,266 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 42.9%; Black: 10.9%; Hispanic: 13.8%; Asian: 19.4%

    International students: 4.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.1%; Women: 50.9%

    First-generation students: 29.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 35%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.8%

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    #55. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Undergrad size: 2,681 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 34.7%; Black: 3.4%; Hispanic: 10.6%; Asian: 11%

    International students: 32.3%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 26.7%; Women: 73.3%

    First-generation students: 17.6%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 41.9% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.6%

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    #54. University of California - Los Angeles

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Undergrad size: 30,343 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 27.1%; Black: 3.2%; Hispanic: 21.7%; Asian: 28.7%

    International students: 11.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 43.3%; Women: 56.7%

    First-generation students: 37.8%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 44.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 25.8%

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    #53. Johns Hopkins University

    Location: Baltimore, MD

    Undergrad size: 5,621 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A

    Racial diversity: White: 36.6%; Black: 6.1%; Hispanic: 13.4%; Asian: 24.5%

    International students: 10.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 50.1%; Women: 49.9%

    First-generation students: 11.8%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 25.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 25%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 49.8%

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    #52. University of California - Berkeley

    Location: Berkeley, CA

    Undergrad size: 28,108 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 26.3%; Black: 2%; Hispanic: 14.7%; Asian: 35.4%

    International students: 12.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 48.3%; Women: 51.7%

    First-generation students: 35.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 46.6% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.2%

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    #51. University of Rochester

    Location: Rochester, NY

    Undergrad size: 6,170 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 46.8%; Black: 4.9%; Hispanic: 6.8%; Asian: 10.9%

    International students: 20.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 50.5%; Women: 49.5%

    First-generation students: 19.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 24.5%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 48.4%

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    #50. Stony Brook University, SUNY

    Location: Stony Brook, NY

    Undergrad size: 15,858 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 35%; Black: 6.5%; Hispanic: 11.9%; Asian: 23.6%

    International students: 14%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 53.8%; Women: 46.2%

    First-generation students: 34.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 40.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.7%

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    #49. St. John's University - New York

    Location: Queens, NY

    Undergrad size: 11,496 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 36.8%; Black: 17.4%; Hispanic: 10%; Asian: 16.8%

    International students: 5.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 43.9%; Women: 56.1%

    First-generation students: 31.9%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 35.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.8%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.4%

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    #48. Seattle University

    Location: Seattle, WA

    Undergrad size: 4,463 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 46.3%; Black: 2.7%; Hispanic: 10.9%; Asian: 16.4%

    International students: 11.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 39.4%; Women: 60.6%

    First-generation students: 19.9%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 28.9%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 44.2%

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    #47. Cornell University

    Location: Ithaca, NY

    Undergrad size: 14,556 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 39.6%; Black: 6.3%; Hispanic: 12.5%; Asian: 18.4%

    International students: 10.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 48%; Women: 52%

    First-generation students: 14.9%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 26.9%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 23.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 49.5%

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    #46. Harvard University

    Location: Cambridge, MA

    Undergrad size: 7,151 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 43%; Black: 6.9%; Hispanic: 11.1%; Asian: 18.8%

    International students: 11.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 52.9%; Women: 47.1%

    First-generation students: 24%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 46%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 36.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 17.5%

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    #45. Fashion Institute of Technology

    Location: New York, NY

    Undergrad size: 7,395 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 46.3%; Black: 8.9%; Hispanic: 17.9%; Asian: 10%

    International students: 12.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 14.5%; Women: 85.5%

    First-generation students: 28.9%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 39.9%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.5%

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    #44. Saint Leo University

    Location: Saint Leo, FL

    Undergrad size: 7,658 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 36.4%; Black: 37%; Hispanic: 11.7%; Asian: 1.6%

    International students: 2.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 40.2%; Women: 59.8%

    First-generation students: 49.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 55.5%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 12%

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    #43. San Diego State University

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Undergrad size: 26,790 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 33.6%; Black: 4.1%; Hispanic: 31.3%; Asian: 13.7%

    International students: 6.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 45.8%; Women: 54.2%

    First-generation students: 40.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 51.7%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.3%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 22%

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    #42. Pitzer College

    Location: Claremont, CA

    Undergrad size: 1,029 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 46%; Black: 5.4%; Hispanic: 15.3%; Asian: 8.9%

    International students: 8.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 45%; Women: 55%

    First-generation students: 21%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 28.5%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 41.5%

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    #41. Carnegie Mellon University

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

    Undergrad size: 6,069 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 29.3%; Black: 4.6%; Hispanic: 8.4%; Asian: 29.9%

    International students: 18.5%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 53.7%; Women: 46.3%

    First-generation students: 9.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 22.3%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 21.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 56.2%

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    #40. Boston University

    Location: Boston, MA

    Undergrad size: 16,628 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 41%; Black: 3.8%; Hispanic: 11.1%; Asian: 14.4%

    International students: 21.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 38.6%; Women: 61.4%

    First-generation students: 17.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 18.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 54.5%

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    #39. Rutgers University - Newark

    Location: Newark, NJ

    Undergrad size: 6,680 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 23.7%; Black: 19%; Hispanic: 28.2%; Asian: 20%

    International students: 4.5%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 46.4%; Women: 53.6%

    First-generation students: 33.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 33.6% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 36.2%

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    #38. Occidental College

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Undergrad size: 1,952 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 49.1%; Black: 5.5%; Hispanic: 14.7%; Asian: 14.2%

    International students: 6.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 43.8%; Women: 56.2%

    First-generation students: 18.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 23%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 44%

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    #37. Northeastern University

    Location: Boston, MA

    Undergrad size: 13,444 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 46.7%; Black: 3.9%; Hispanic: 7.1%; Asian: 12.7%

    International students: 19.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.4%; Women: 50.6%

    First-generation students: 18.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 22.6%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 25.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 51.7%

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    #36. University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Location: Honolulu, HI

    Undergrad size: 10,871 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 17%; Black: 1.5%; Hispanic: 10.8%; Asian: 40.2%

    International students: 2.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 44.8%; Women: 55.2%

    First-generation students: 34.6%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 42.7%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.3%

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    #35. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Undergrad size: 2,349 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 34.3%; Black: 5.7%; Hispanic: 20.7%; Asian: 10.6%

    International students: 17.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 11%; Women: 89%

    First-generation students: 31.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 40.6%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.3%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.1%

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    #34. Marymount California University

    Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

    Undergrad size: 882 students

    Overall Niche grade: C

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 20%; Black: 7.8%; Hispanic: 39.5%; Asian: 4.9%

    International students: 18.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.7%; Women: 50.3%

    First-generation students: 41.5%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 41%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 25.3%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.7%

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    #33. Illinois Institute of Technology

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Undergrad size: 2,712 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 34.3%; Black: 5.8%; Hispanic: 16.2%; Asian: 13.4%

    International students: 23.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 70%; Women: 30%

    First-generation students: 32.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 35.7%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.3%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 31%

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    #32. University of San Francisco

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Undergrad size: 6,450 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 26.4%; Black: 3.4%; Hispanic: 20.6%; Asian: 21.9%

    International students: 18%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 38.2%; Women: 61.9%

    First-generation students: 28.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 31.4%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.3%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 37.3%

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    #31. Pace University

    Location: New York, NY

    Undergrad size: 7,691 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 50.6%; Black: 10.7%; Hispanic: 14.1%; Asian: 8%

    International students: 10.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 39.5%; Women: 60.5%

    First-generation students: 29.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 35.8% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.4%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.8%

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    #30. Rice University

    Location: Houston, TX

    Undergrad size: 3,836 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 36.6%; Black: 6.9%; Hispanic: 14.3%; Asian: 24.2%

    International students: 12.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 52.5%; Women: 47.5%

    First-generation students: 14.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 25.7%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 44.8%

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    #29. Brown University

    Location: Providence, RI

    Undergrad size: 6,565 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 43.4%; Black: 6.5%; Hispanic: 11.7%; Asian: 14.1%

    International students: 11.3%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 47.8%; Women: 52.2%

    First-generation students: 17.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 22.3%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 49.9%

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    #28. Princeton University

    Location: Princeton, NJ

    Undergrad size: 5,251 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 43.6%; Black: 7.8%; Hispanic: 9.6%; Asian: 21.4%

    International students: 11.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 51.7%; Women: 48.3%

    First-generation students: 26.8%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 35.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 39.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.6%

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    #27. Nyack College

    Location: Nyack, NY

    Undergrad size: 1,179 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 19.9%; Black: 29.7%; Hispanic: 31.6%; Asian: 7.4%

    International students: 6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 38.4%; Women: 61.6%

    First-generation students: 36.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 46.6%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 33.8%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 19.6%

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    #26. University of Chicago

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Undergrad size: 5,978 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 43.4%; Black: 5.3%; Hispanic: 11%; Asian: 18%

    International students: 12.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 51.5%; Women: 48.5%

    First-generation students: 15.8%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 37%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.8%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 38.2%

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    #25. Barry University

    Location: Miami, FL

    Undergrad size: 2,924 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 19.4%; Black: 29.5%; Hispanic: 30.6%; Asian: 0.8%

    International students: 7.9%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 39%; Women: 61%

    First-generation students: 44%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 54.4%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 14.1%

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    #24. University of Southern California

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Undergrad size: 18,195 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 39.9%; Black: 4.4%; Hispanic: 14%; Asian: 20.9%

    International students: 13.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 48.2%; Women: 51.8%

    First-generation students: 24.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 32.4%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.4%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 40.2%

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    #23. Suffolk University

    Location: Boston, MA

    Undergrad size: 4,906 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 43.4%; Black: 5.9%; Hispanic: 11.4%; Asian: 8.3%

    International students: 22.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 45.5%; Women: 54.5%

    First-generation students: 31.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 28.6%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 39.7%

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    #22. University of Miami

    Location: Coral Gables, FL

    Undergrad size: 10,164 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 42.5%; Black: 7.9%; Hispanic: 22.7%; Asian: 5.5%

    International students: 14%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 47.7%; Women: 52.3%

    First-generation students: 18.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 33.9%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 28.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 38%

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    #21. Pacific Union College

    Location: Angwin, CA

    Undergrad size: 1,286 students

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 22.6%; Black: 8.9%; Hispanic: 24.1%; Asian: 17.7%

    International students: 2.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 39%; Women: 61%

    First-generation students: 26.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 32.4%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 36.7%

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    #20. Yale University

    Location: New Haven, CT

    Undergrad size: 5,469 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 46.2%; Black: 6.8%; Hispanic: 12.2%; Asian: 17.3%

    International students: 10.7%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 50.9%; Women: 49.1%

    First-generation students: 25.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 31%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 41.3%

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    #19. Earlham College

    Location: Richmond, IN

    Undergrad size: 1,025 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 50.4%; Black: 11.7%; Hispanic: 6.9%; Asian: 5.7%

    International students: 22.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 44.8%; Women: 55.2%

    First-generation students: 19.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 25% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 43.3%

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    #18. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Location: Cambridge, MA

    Undergrad size: 4,476 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 35.1%; Black: 6%; Hispanic: 15%; Asian: 25.9%

    International students: 9.5%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 53.8%; Women: 46.2%

    First-generation students: 26.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 23% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 28%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 49%

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    #17. The New School

    Location: New York, NY

    Undergrad size: 6,181 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 33%; Black: 5.5%; Hispanic: 12%; Asian: 9.3%

    International students: 32.3%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 25.9%; Women: 74.1%

    First-generation students: 20.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 43.1%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.1%

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    #16. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

    Location: Piscataway, NJ

    Undergrad size: 34,020 students

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 40.1%; Black: 7.5%; Hispanic: 13.2%; Asian: 25.9%

    International students: 8.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.7%; Women: 50.3%

    First-generation students: 33.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 33.6%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 36.2%

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    #15. Berklee College of Music

    Location: Boston, MA

    Undergrad size: 4,875 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 37.3%; Black: 5.4%; Hispanic: 8.7%; Asian: 3.7%

    International students: 29.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 62.9%; Women: 37.1%

    First-generation students: 20.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 27% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 25.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 47.2%

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    #14. Emory University

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Undergrad size: 6,714 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 41.9%; Black: 8.6%; Hispanic: 8.6%; Asian: 18.5%

    International students: 16.3%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 41.1%; Women: 58.9%

    First-generation students: 17.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 32.8%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 31.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 36%

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    #13. University of Washington

    Location: Seattle, WA

    Undergrad size: 28,380 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 41.7%; Black: 2.7%; Hispanic: 7.7%; Asian: 24.8%

    International students: 14.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 47.7%; Women: 52.3%

    First-generation students: 32.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 43.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.7%

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    #12. Hawaii Pacific University

    Location: Honolulu, HI

    Undergrad size: 2,553 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 27.1%; Black: 5.4%; Hispanic: 14.6%; Asian: 16.6%

    International students: 11%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 42.1%; Women: 58%

    First-generation students: 38.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 42.4%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.9%

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    #11. New York University

    Location: New York, NY

    Undergrad size: 24,888 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 32.4%; Black: 5.6%; Hispanic: 13%; Asian: 20.1%

    International students: 17.8%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 42.8%; Women: 57.2%

    First-generation students: 21.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 34% 
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 25.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 40.3%

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    #10. Stanford University

    Location: Stanford, CA

    Undergrad size: 7,034 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 36.2%; Black: 6.4%; Hispanic: 15.9%; Asian: 20.7%

    International students: 9.1%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 51.5%; Women: 48.5%

    First-generation students: 28.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 31.4%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.7%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 40.9%

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    #9. Columbia University

    Location: New York, NY

    Undergrad size: 7,552 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 37.2%; Black: 7.4%; Hispanic: 13.1%; Asian: 17.7%

    International students: 16.2%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 53.6%; Women: 46.4%

    First-generation students: 25.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 46%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 26.8%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.3%

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    #8. Swarthmore College

    Location: Swarthmore, PA

    Undergrad size: 1,542 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 42.3%; Black: 6.7%; Hispanic: 12.6%; Asian: 16.2%

    International students: 11.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.7%; Women: 50.3%

    First-generation students: 24.3%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 20.6%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27.1%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 52.3%

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    #7. Menlo College

    Location: Atherton, CA

    Undergrad size: 761 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 26.3%; Black: 6%; Hispanic: 22.5%; Asian: 9.8%

    International students: 14%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 55.2%; Women: 44.9%

    First-generation students: 38.2%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 25.1%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 35.2%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 39.7%

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    #6. Andrews University

    Location: Berrien Springs, MI

    Undergrad size: 1,371 students

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 27.3%; Black: 18.8%; Hispanic: 15.1%; Asian: 14.8%

    International students: 17%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 45.3%; Women: 54.7%

    First-generation students: 19.4%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 32.5%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 35.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 32%

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    #5. California College of the Arts

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Undergrad size: 1,444 students

    Overall Niche grade: B-

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 23.4%; Black: 5.6%; Hispanic: 12.3%; Asian: 17.6%

    International students: 34.6%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 36.2%; Women: 63.8%

    First-generation students: 26.1%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 43.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 27%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 29.8%

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    #4. Amherst College

    Location: Amherst, MA

    Undergrad size: 1,849 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 42.8%; Black: 11.6%; Hispanic: 13.7%; Asian: 14.1%

    International students: 9.4%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.9%; Women: 50.1%

    First-generation students: 19.7%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 29.6%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 32.5%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 37.9%

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    #3. University of Massachusetts - Boston

    Location: Boston, MA

    Undergrad size: 9,283 students

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 34.8%; Black: 16.4%; Hispanic: 14.5%; Asian: 12.8%

    International students: 12.3%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 46%; Women: 54%

    First-generation students: 43.5%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 44.7%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 30.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 24.4%

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    #2. Lynn University

    Location: Boca Raton, FL

    Undergrad size: 2,625 students

    Overall Niche grade: C+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 44.9%; Black: 8.9%; Hispanic: 16.5%; Asian: 1.3%

    International students: 21.4%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 50.9%; Women: 49.1%

    First-generation students: 26.6%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 42.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 21.9%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 35.9%

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    #1. Pomona College

    Location: Claremont, CA

    Undergrad size: 1,556 students

    Overall Niche grade: A+

    Diversity grade: A+

    Racial diversity: White: 37.6%; Black: 8%; Hispanic: 15.5%; Asian: 14.3%

    International students: 11.3%

    Gender breakdown: Men: 49.9%; Women: 50.1%

    First-generation students: 28.8%

    Income brackets:
    Low-income students (less than $30,000 in nominal family income): 24.2%
    Middle-income students (between $30,000 and $75,000 in nominal family income): 40.6%
    High-income students (above $75,000 in nominal family income): 35.2%

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