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August 1, 2008

UMBC Named One of Nation’s Most Diverse Universities

The Princeton Review Ranks UMBC No. 2
On “Most Diverse Student Body” List

Mike Lurie

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BALTIMORE – In recognition of its multicultural campus and academically exceptional students from all backgrounds, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) has been ranked second on The Princeton Review “Most Diverse Student Body” list.

UMBC’s student body is among the most diverse nationally (37 percent minority, including 18 percent Asian, 15 percent African American and 4 percent Hispanic and Native American).

The Princeton Review recognized UMBC in its newly released rankings of U.S. colleges, The Best 368 Colleges: 2009 Edition. The annual publication offers updated reviews of each institution and separate rankings lists about student life, based on responses from administrators and student surveys.

The “Most Diverse Student Body” ranking lists 20 leading institutions. UMBC placed ahead of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Temple University and State University of New York-Stonybrook University.

“It is a guiding principle at UMBC that living, studying and interacting with diverse groups strengthen us as people,” UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski said. “We challenge our students to reach beyond their comfort zones and connect with others different from themselves.”

Posted by mlurie at August 1, 2008 10:23 AM