Ranking Colleges and Universities by the Extent of Racial Interaction on Campus

The Princeton Review recently published its annual 373 Best Colleges guide. Each year the Princeton Review surveys students at the colleges it features and ranks the colleges in a host of categories including best and worst dorms, food, campuses, etc.

One of the survey questions ranks the schools on whether there is a lot of interaction between students of different races on campus. The school with the most interaction between the races this year is the University of Miami. Blacks make up 8 percent of the student body and Latinos are 24 percent of all undergraduate students. Other colleges and universities that rank high in interaction between different races of students are Rice University (its original charter prohibited the admission of blacks), the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Loyola University of New Orleans, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

In contrast, the colleges and universities with the least amount of interaction between different races of students on campus, according to the Princeton Review, are Trinity College (Connecticut), Fairfield University, the University of New Hampshire, Providence College, and Miami University of Ohio.