Diversity

Location
Winter Park, FL
Undergrads
1,890
Tuition
$41,460
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Student

Diversity: As a liberal arts school this is something highly focused on.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Setting the technicalities of race and ethnicity aside Rollins is a predominantly white school. There is no question about that. Along with this though we are immensely diverse in that a great deal of our students are also international students. European mostly and some from Asian countries. As for people of color this number can be counted on one hand even if you were to include those from African countries, the Virgin Islands, and etc. (which I am not to sure if we have any from those countries). For an extensive visual of the international diversity visit the campus center and for every flag hanging from the ceiling that is at least ONE student from the country. Religion I believe is diverse but its not too certain, same for political belief, and with Rollins Spectrum (LGBT organization) growing more and more through the days it is openly diverse in the realm also.

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2 College Junior

Diversity: While we have a great international ratio of the student body, many of the students are caucasian and the school could have more tolerance of different vantage points.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mostly whites and latinos. Huge population of international students, a majority from Europe. Not to many black or asian students. Regardless, I don't notice a clear division in the school. There isn't "the asian" group, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The student body is divided by Greeks, hot athletes, students from the north, international students and book wormy kind of people. Most kids come from privileged background but there is a warm southern campus wide family atmosphere if a student is looking for that. Throws great parties and has students who are dedicated to throwing amazing downtown clubbing Rollins only parties.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bridget Murray
Hometown
Hinsdale, IL
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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If you are looking for a diverse college, Rollins is not the place for you. Rollins is more than 70 percent white and only 5 percent black. Rollins students have a stereotype of being rich, preppy, and white. However, Rollins has been trying to add more diversity to the student body during the last few years, and it has been seeking out quite a few international students in order to do so. But even the international students fit the standard Rollins stereotype. Skin color and ethnicity are not the things that will make you seem diverse at Rollins; instead, it is the amount of money you have and the status symbols you present that make you a true Rollins student. If you can't afford the lifestyle, you will stick out more than someone of a different ethnicity.

Students are accepting, for the most part, of minorities on campus, and discrimination is not an issue. However, since Rollins is such a small school, students oftentimes get cliquey in their own groups of friends. With that being said, transfer students might have a hard time fitting in and getting adjusted.

Facts & Statistics

African American
6%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
14%
International
6%
Native American
0%
White
59%
Unknown
11%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
51%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 35%
20-21: 32%
22-24: 14%
25+: 18%
Female Faculty
42%
Male Faculty
58%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 84%
Unknown: 4%
Gay Pride
The campus is tolerant and accepting of gay students.
Political Activity
The student body at Rollins is relatively divided on the political spectrum. Outspoken liberals and extreme conservatives can both be found in masses. This makes for a lot of political debate and heated election times.
Economic Status
Seemingly, Rollins consists of students from wealthy economic backgrounds. Much of the student criticism concerning Rollins centers on the believed excess of "snobby rich kids." This is a generalization, however, and far from all of the students here would classify themselves as rich.
Most Common Religions
The most prominent religions are Catholic and Christian. The church on campus offers services for both of these denominations, and places of worship for most other religions can be found in the Winter Park and Orlando areas. There is also a large number of Jewish kids at Rollins.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The minority clubs at Rollins are quite active on campus, though often their membership is small. Many of the clubs will host special events regularly to attract new members.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 42 responses

  • 10% Libertarian
  • 17% Not sure
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 31% Conservative
  • 17% Moderate
  • 19% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 42 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 26% Conservative
  • 26% Moderate
  • 21% Not sure
  • 14% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 42 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 41 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 42 responses

  • 10% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 12% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 45% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 33% Very accepting.

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