The Russell Group universities with the fewest students from ethnic minority backgrounds

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The Times Good University Guide came out last week revealing the UK universities with the highest and lowest percentages of students who come from ethnic minority backgrounds.

The University of Bradford came out on top, with 86.3 per cent of students coming from ethnic minority backgrounds.

In second and third place was Aston University (85.6 per cent) and SOAS (81.7 per cent).

At the other end of the spectrum was the Royal Agricultural University where just 1.4 per cent of students come from ethnic minority backgrounds.

The most ethnically diverse Russell Group university was  Queen Mary, University of London (81.3 per cent), while the least diverse was Queen’s University Belfast (4.3 per cent).

Russell Group Universities ranked by highest to lowest percentage of students from ethnic minority backgrounds

1. Queen Mary, University of London- 81.3 per cent

2. King’s College London- 66.4 per cent

3. London School of Economics and Political Science- 62.6 per cent

4. Imperial College London- 61.6 per cent

5. University College London- 58.2 per cent

6. University of Warwick- 43.1 per cent

7. University of Birmingham- 34.1 per cent

8. University of Manchester- 33.3 per cent

9. University of Nottingham- 30.4 per cent

10. University of Cambridge- 29.1 per cent

11. University of Southhampton 24.2 per cent

12. University of Oxford- 23 .7 per cent

13. University of Sheffield- 22 per cent

14. University of Leeds- 21.9 per cent

15. University of Bristol- 20.1 per cent

16. Cardiff University- 19 per cent

17. University of Liverpool- 16.4 per cent

18. University of York- 15.7 per cent

19. Durham University- 13.7 per cent

20. Newcastle University- 13.5 per cent

21. University of Exeter- 10.6 per cent

22. Queen’s University Belfast- 4.3 per cent

All data via The Times Good University Guide.

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