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UVA Demographics & Diversity

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UVA are primarily White with a smaller Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 40% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Virginia Main Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 60%
Black 6%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 13%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 5%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 22% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Virginia Main Campus with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UVA has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Virginia Main Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for University of Virginia Main Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,746
Women 14,336

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

UVA serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 62 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Virginia Main Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 62%
Out of State 33%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$79,524 per year

11% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4.5%
Part time Undergrads 3.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234076 IPEDS survey data for University of Virginia Main Campus.