Hastings, NE
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are pretty accepting of other's religions here. People generally tend to look past that and they focus on other aspects of the individual. Those who have their beliefs tend to keep it to themselves and they don't go around shoving religion down the throats of others.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Not extremely diverse, but I think it's more the location of the college than the college itself. Hastings, Nebraska just isn't a diversity magnet.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Every year the diversity grows

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity isn't something I have noticed. It seems to be about average. Most students seem to have the same religious background.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Very little diversity, but what is there is very well accepted. Small school, so small amounts of anything except white middle class kids. LOTS of sports scholarships.


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Emilie Powers
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Most students don't get the chance to welcome and show their acceptance of diversity because it simply does not exist at Hastings College. Diversity at HC consists of boys and girls, various breeds of Christians, and students representing all the many areas of the middle class. The political scene is also pretty bland concerning all levels of politics. There doesn't seem to be an overwhelming concern or action regarding what goes on in the "real world." And while student government members are pretty serious about their positions, the majority of the student body is oblivious to their actions, even though these select students are spending thousands of their dollars.

Hastings' deficient mix of differences is definitely not for a lack of trying. The student groups that welcome many varieties of diversity are evidence that most of the students and faculty are open to differences. There is support for the little diversity that does exist on campus and hope that there will be more diversity to come.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Wyoming
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 44%
20-21: 38%
22-24: 14%
25+: 4%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 0%
Hispanic: 0%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 99%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
HC Alliance is a group that works to promote acceptance and provide education, safety, and support for all genders and sexual orientations. There are many students who are open and accepting of all genders and sexual orientations. There are also some students who are openly (but not violently) opposed to what and who Alliance stands for.
Political Activity
Hastings College Republicans and Hastings College Democrats are open for any student to join. Students run for student government positions, and most of them take their jobs very seriously.
Economic Status
Most students seem to come from about the same amount of money—somewhere in the middle class. There are some who are less fortunate but not so bad that they can't afford the tuition at Hastings. There are also a few that spend mom and dad's money like it's going out of style. However, one group doesn't really seem to stick out from the crowd.
Most Common Religions
Most students are Christian, including Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, and Lutherans. There is a sprinkling of Jews and other religions, as well as some atheists and agnostics. There is a wide variety of religious organizations to join on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The Multicultural Student Union (MSU) is a prominent group on campus that supports, celebrates, and educates students on people of all cultures. Anyone is welcome to join, and they offer a variety of cultural events to the entire campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 18% Conservative
  • 64% Moderate
  • 9% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 10 responses

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

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 10 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 9 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 11 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 64% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 36% Very accepting.
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