In terms of religious diversity, nearly all Ave Maria students are Catholic. This doesn’t mean students are closed-minded or intolerant; it’s just a simple fact that most students here have been brought up in Catholic families and schools. From a political aspect, most Ave Maria students are conservative, though there are many who are either relatively indifferent or something other than conservative. Ethnically speaking, the University is somewhat diverse; the student body is predominantly white with a number of Hispanic students and a minority of African American, Asian, and other ethnic groups. In regards to economic standing, there are students who fall on every part of the financial spectrum.
On the whole, the University may not be as diverse as others, but it isn’t due to any reason in particular. The student community is friendly regardless of differences, and they all get along well, including students who differ in ethnicity, religion, or political views.