Top 10 Diverse Colleges in the Country

Choose a diverse college to further your learning experience.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

February 03, 2015

Top 10 Diverse Colleges in the Country Top 10 Diverse Colleges in the Country

On a college campus, lessons aren’t just learned within the classroom. They occur in the library, student meetings and cafeteria as students from various backgrounds engage with one another and challenge each other through their past experiences and current opinions.

When it comes to searching for the perfect college, diversity may not be a requirement at the top of your list, but it should be. The Center for American Progress reports that by 2050, there will be no clear racial or ethnic majority. Plus, a Forbes study states that 65% of respondents believe that diversity is crucial to their business and 75% claimed that they would be placing more importance on diversity to help achieve business goals.

With that, diversity isn’t just helpful to your education; it’s vital to your future. So choose a school that challenges you and enables you to grow – you can start by checking out the top 10 diverse colleges in the U.S, according to USA Today.

10. Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Undergraduate: 4,276
Total enrollment: 6,342

9. Yale University
New Haven, CT
Undergraduate: 5,379
Total enrollment: 11,880

8. Columbia University in the City of New York
New York City, NY
Undergraduate: 8,559
Total enrollment: 29,870

7. Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Undergraduate: About 6,700
Total enrollment: About 21,000

6. Alaska Pacific University
Anchorage, AK
Total enrollment: 722

5. Pomona College
Claremont, CA
Total enrollment: 1,560

4. University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI
Undergraduate: 14,499
Total enrollment: 20,006

3. Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Undergraduate: 7,018
Total enrollment: 16,136

2. Chaminade University of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
Undergraduate: 1,306
Total enrollment: 2,766

1. Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, HI
Undergraduate: 5,582
Total enrollment: 6,736

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