Diversity

Location
Bronx, NY
Undergrads
1,459
Tuition
$29,170
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have many foreign exchange student here. This college is pretty diverse. African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Caucasians. You name it we go it! Orientation wise we are diverse as well. Most people who are homosexual are open about it and they aren't judged. Acceptance is all around this school.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The students are very understanding of each others sexuality and races

2 College Freshman

Diversity: I personally feel it can be more diverse.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Really diverse and there's accpetance

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Our school is diverse in the sense that we have a lot of ethnic backgrounds. The most popular would be Filipino, Hispanic, and African American. We have a very big diversity and also international students. Since we are founded by the Sisters of Charity we do somewhat hold a level of conservativeness with relation to Catholic beliefs.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Valerie Villanueva
Hometown
Floral Park, N.Y.
Major
Undecided
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Diversity is one of the Mount's biggest strengths, and the thing that students seem to love most about campus is the diversity. After being on campus for only five minutes, you will be surrounded by a vast global community. Because of the Mount’s diverse population, racial barriers are nowhere to be seen. Interracial mingling is ubiquitous on campus. Everyone is very friendly, accepting, and excited to meet new people, regardless of their nationality, their political opinion, or their religious beliefs. Numerous cultural events are held throughout the school year, which allow students of any background become more aware of the diversity surrounding them. The welcoming, acceptance, and understanding of any culture is a beautiful aspect of the Mount.

While there is likely political diversity here, politics are rarely discussed—and the students seem to like it that way. But, if you are looking for an intense political debate, you could probably find one if you looked hard enough. Religion is treated the same as politics. While the religious diversity is vast, it is not a huge topic of discussion on the campus. And although the College was built upon a Catholic foundation, it is never imposed or forced upon the students here.

Facts & Statistics

African American
17%
Asian
9%
Hispanic
31%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
29%
Unknown
6%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
12%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 47%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 9%
25+: 7%
Female Faculty
63%
Male Faculty
37%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 90%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The gay and lesbian population at the Mount is quite large and accepted by most students. Although there is no club organized for them, gay and lesbian students represent themselves in other ways. They are proud of who they are, and their classmates support them 100 percent.
Political Activity
Students are not very expressive of their political views.
Economic Status
Scholarships are generously given to students based on either need or academic standing. Also, the TRIO program is designed to provide books, laptops, tutoring services, and other supplies to students from low-income families.
Most Common Religions
The most common religion practiced on campus is probably Roman Catholic. Campus Ministry is an extremely active and popular organization and its members hold multiple events, such as Midnight Run, retreats, discussion groups, and Eucharistic celebrations. Although Catholicism is the most popular here, students practice other religions, as well. However, despite the fact that there are no established clubs or organizations for them, students are welcome to create one.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are three minority clubs on campus: La Casa Latina, SAMAHAN (Filipino club), and Black Students Union. All aim to educate members on the culture and beauty of each of these races. However, SAMAHAN has proved to be extremely successful in representing itself. It has even gone as far as creating its own dance team, which is a joy to watch during sporting and arts events.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 52% Not sure
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 10% Conservative
  • 10% Moderate
  • 19% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 20% Moderate
  • 40% Not sure
  • 30% Liberal
  • 10% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 20 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 20 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 21 responses

  • 10% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 5% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 33% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 52% Very accepting.
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