Diversity

Location
Undergrads
15,661
Tuition (in-state)
$21,542 ($5,986)
Admission Difficulty
Average
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews

{{ error }}
close
4 College Senior

Diversity: There are many students from the islands. There are international students there is even a club from them. It's not just blacks and whites. Students hang around with different race all the time.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Since I am Muslim and part of the Muslim organization on campus. My circle of friends tend to be muslim. However, I do have many friends that are of other religions due to my classes.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Very diverse is all ways! No challenges or problems with acceptance- assured as i am a gay student, myself. Very welcoming!

5 College Junior

Diversity: Maybe because it's Florida but definitely a really diverse environment. Always see hispanic or haitain fraternities together around campus and performances from school organization of people from different countries.

5 College Junior

Diversity: FAU is extremely diverse, there are students from all different places and backgrounds.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 319th
    Most Open-Minded Schools
  • 459th
    Most Liberal Schools
  • 933rd
    Most Conservative Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Arami Kerkian
Hometown
Bath, Ohio
Major
Communications
View all previous student authors

The campus is totally diverse in all aspects of the word. Many of the students are on full scholarships, while some don't worry about money for a second. During the 2008 presidential election, there was an equal amount of supporters on both sides. There is someone from every race, religion, and walk of life on campus, and there is a club, fraternity, or sorority for everyone, every opinion, and every issue.

Minority and international students make up more than 40 percent of the student body, and the University ranks nationally as one of the top schools in terms of diversity. FAU celebrates the cultures, customs, and heritage represented within the University community in a multitude of ways, from formal academic programs and lectures to clubs and social events.

Facts & Statistics

African American
19%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
24%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
48%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
13%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 26%
22-24: 25%
25+: 21%
Female Faculty
44%
Male Faculty
56%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 7%
International: 7%
Native American: 0%
White: 71%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
This campus is very open and students accept everyone. There is a good number of gay and lesbian students, and there are organizations to support them.
Political Activity
Political ideology tends to be equal. During the most recent election, there was generally an equal number of supporters for both the Republican and Democratic candidates.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 166 responses

  • 5% Libertarian
  • 23% Not sure
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 10% Conservative
  • 31% Moderate
  • 19% Liberal
  • 10% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 166 responses

  • 1% Libertarian
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 6% Conservative
  • 28% Moderate
  • 42% Not sure
  • 14% Liberal
  • 8% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 171 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 171 responses

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

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 17% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Republican
  • 17% Democratic
  • 67% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 17% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 17% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 67% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 17% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 20% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 20% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 60% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 167 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 29% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 66% Very accepting.

Photos

4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!