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Undergraduate Student Demographics

  • States Represented: 50
  • Countries Represented: 121
  • International Students: 17%
  • Asian American Students: 17%
  • Hispanic/Latinx Students: 8%
  • Black or African American Students: 5%
  • Native American Students: 1%

Geographic Distribution of Freshmen

  • New England: 17%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 27%
  • International: 16%
  • West: 15%
  • South: 14%
  • Midwest: 5%
  • Other (U.S. Territory/Other Country): 5%


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