Diversity

Location
Saint Louis, MO
Undergrads
1,725
Tuition
$23,746
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I enjoy how the school is diverse.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity is wonderful. I see all kinds of religion, race, and sexual orientation on campus and everyone is open to everyone.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of international students that study here so it is great to learn about new cultures. It is a private school so I assume many are religious, or to be more specific, Christian. Everyone seems to be very accepting, because it is so small. Lots of people from small farming communities, but also from large cities such as LA.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The times that I have visited the campus I see a wide array of ethical backgrounds, different ages, and support in sexual orientation.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Maryville University is a very diverse campus because we have students here from all over the world come to learn at our campus. We hold events that celebrate our different cultures with food, games, and contests while still educating people on the culture so we can break down those culture barriers. Not everyone comes from the same socioeconomic status which is good because you can see and accept the similarities and differences that we have without feeling out classed. We also respect each others religious beliefs by having belief fairs so we can learn about each others religions and we have a belief club where we discuss and share our faiths with each other. We also don't discriminate when it comes to sexual orientation and have a LGBTS club to openly accept students whether they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight because Maryville feels that it is necessary to protect and accept all students from any background.

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  • 472nd
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  • 684th
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  • 693rd
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brittney Curtis
Hometown
Camden, NJ
Major
Communications
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Diversity has never been very strong at Maryville, but the University has been trying to make strides in this area. The diversity of the campus will continue to strengthen every year by having more student involvement in culturally centered programs at the University. Currently, the student body is mostly Caucasian women, but the percentage of guys continues to grow. It may take some time to actually see the change, but eventually the school should notice an increase in minorities.

The Multicultural Club and the Association Black Collegian are just a few of the organizations at Maryville that try to broaden the range of diversity and integrate events that give the students more awareness about other cultural lifestyles.

Facts & Statistics

African American
9%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
2%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
73%
Unknown
10%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
29%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 30%
20-21: 35%
22-24: 21%
25+: 13%
Female Faculty
61%
Male Faculty
39%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 0%
International: 3%
Native American: 0%
White: 85%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The school is nonjudgmental when it comes to people's sexual orientation, but it is not discussed very often because there aren't many openly gay students in the campus setting.
Political Activity
Maryville is a conservative school and has been for many years. Students seem to be into politics. They are aware of the issues, speak about problems, and belong to political organizations on campus.
Economic Status
Since the school is a little bit on the expensive side, there are lots of students from upper-middle-class families. Some have their family members assist them in paying for school, but many do work-study or work a part- or full-time job.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is the major religion at this school, and there are plenty of Bible study groups on campus. Maryville used to be an all-Catholic university when it was founded. There may not be as many Catholics as Christians now, but it's still a popular religion around the campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 17% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 11% Conservative
  • 50% Moderate
  • 17% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 11% Conservative
  • 17% Moderate
  • 56% Not sure
  • 11% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 18 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 17 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 18 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.
  • 33% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 67% Very accepting.
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