New ranking looks at which colleges in America are the most 'economically diverse'
University of California, Irvine/Facebook
Of the top 10 colleges that are doing the most for low-income students, six belong to the University of California system.The ranking looks at the percentage of students who receive Pell Grants, federal money that typically goes to families making less than $70,000 a year, according to The Times.
- University of California-Irvine: 40% of students receive Pell grants
- University of California-Davis: 31% of students receive Pell grants
- University of California-Santa Barbara: 31% of students receive Pell grants
- University of California-San Diego: 28% of students receive Pell grants
- University of California-Los Angeles: 28% of students receive Pell grants
- University of Florida: 24% of students receive Pell grants
- University of California-Berkeley: 23% of students receive Pell grants
- Vassar: 22% of students receive Pell grants
- Amherst: 20% of students receive Pell grants
- Pomona: 18% of students receive Pell grants
The UC system's commitment to recruiting and accepting a diverse class is even more impressive in light of its strong academic standing in the world.The University of California system proved itself a public-university powerhouse, according to the Center for World University Rankings.
Of the top 10 best public universities in the country, the UC system contributed four to the list. America's top public university on CWUR's list - the University of California at Berkeley - ranked seventh overall globally.
- Compound Interest Waiver Scheme applies to everyone but provides limited relief — Here’s everything you need to know
- Best budget truly wireless earbuds in India
- India is the most attractive emerging market for clean energy investment, says Prime Minister Modi
- Tata Motors may report loss for yet another quarter led by weak JLR sales, commercial vehicles’ pain
- Supreme Court jumps in for Amazon and Flipkart after Karnataka High Court remains mum on investigation against their anti-competitive practices for over 200 days