on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The University of Texas at Arlington is the fifth most diverse university in the nation, according to recent rankings of universities by U.S. News & World Report.
The diversity ranking is based on data from the 2012-2013 school year. Preliminary census figures for the Fall 2013 semester show that about 22 percent of UT Arlington’s 33,311 students this fall are Hispanic and about 14 percent are black or African-American. About 10 percent were Asian, while 9.3 percent were international. This year, almost 1,000 students described themselves as multiracial.
"It is no surprise that UT Arlington would be recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity and for ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to earn their education and become citizens of the global community. This is who we are and what we do every day," President Vistasp M. Karbhari said. "This recognition serves as a signal to prospective students and world class faculty members that our University is the place for them to pursue their academic dreams.”