What is the student body like?

The student body consists of individuals who have evidenced professional promise and have strong academic credentials. There are about 800 students in residence during any given term, ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s (the average age is mid-20s). About 85 percent of our student body is female; about 12–15 percent come from 30 nations besides the U.S. and speak 25 languages. Approximately a quarter of the student community is made up of students of color (e.g., African American, Asian American, Hispanic, biracial). Most students belong to at least one of over twenty caucuses and/or groups representing a range of social issues.