August 10, 2007
When the class of 2011 arrive on UVa's campus next month it likely that it will be the university's most diverse class ever. Of the 3,240 students expected in the entering class, About 34 % identify themselves as either minorities or international students.
Previously, the 2004 entering class had the highest percentage of minority and international students at 30 percent.
Students identifying themselves as Asian make up 12.2 % of the entering class while the percentages for African Americans and Hispanics are 11.2 % and 4.7 %, respectively.
Another 6.4 % of the students in the class declined to classify themselves as part of a racial group. More than 5 % are expected to hail from other countries.
Final numbers for the entering class will not be available until the students have arrived since there will be a small number of admitted students who decide not to attend.