Salisbury, MD
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$16,046 ($7,700)
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus has a good amount of diversity overall, but could be more diverse.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Salisbury is a diverse campus and has many organizations that cater to these minority groups. There is a group for everyone and many groups know no boundaries and accept everyone.

3 College Junior

Diversity: you see everything, which is a good thing.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Salisbury embraces the diversity of the student body. There is a lot of cultural activities that many people are drawn to. I would think it is safe to say that SU admits a good amount of diversity, especially with the international exchange students now too.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I notice a lot of diversity with race and ethnicity and I never see anyone being treated differently because of it.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Harsh Desai
Salisbury, MD
Biology/ Pre-medicine
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Salisbury is not an excessively diverse university. In fact, only about a fifth of the entire student body is made up of minorities. This statistic includes international, non-resident aliens that represent around 60 nations. The remainder of students on campus are white, middle-class students.

Despite the disproportionate student body, the minority population is certainly visible on campus. There is a walk of nations in the Commons displaying the flags of the nations to which students belong. Also, there is an entire week devoted to a Multicultural Festival that works to give the campus population a look into the many cultures of its students. Specifically, the festival focuses on art, music, food, and breaking prejudices. On the whole, while SU clearly has a way to go in the arena of campus diversity, it is also clear that much is being done to improve the situation.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 32%
20-21: 42%
22-24: 18%
25+: 7%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 85%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
The gay community is visible on campus, though its presence is not omnipresent. There is one organization on campus, BT GLASS, that holds weekly meetings. Members are active in gay rights and form a support network for each other. For the most part, gay individuals are accepted by the Salisbury community with barely any opposition. There are individual exceptions to this, but for the most part, SU students are very open and accepting.
Political Activity
The political atmosphere at Salisbury tends to lean towards the conservative. However, this is not to say that liberalism is by any means overpowered. The College Republicans and Democrats are certainly very active on campus-spurring dialogue, taking part in rallies and elections, and staying informed on current political views and events.
Economic Status
Most students at Salisbury come from middle-class families. There are those that are more well-off and those that come from poorer families, but those class distinctions are not very visible. Furthermore, Salisbury plays host to students from a large variety of nations who are welcomed warmly by local students. In addition, most students benefit from financial assistance, whether it be in the form of scholarships, grants, or loans.
Most Common Religions
The most common religion on campus is Christianity, with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) being one of the most visible organizations on campus. Next to them, Catholicism, with the Catholic Campus Ministry, and Judaism are most prevalent.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are a few minority clubs on campus, such as the African Student Association and Muslim Student Association, but these clubs are barely visible on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 24% Conservative
  • 18% Moderate
  • 27% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 27% Moderate
  • 49% Not sure
  • 16% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 46 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 45 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 46 responses

  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 7% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 39% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 50% Very accepting.


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