Diversity

Location
College Station, TX
Undergrads
36,219
Tuition (in-state)
$25,035 ($8,506)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Diversity: This campus feels like home. Many of the students are from similar backgrounds as me regarding ethnicity, economic status, political affiliation, and religious background.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The campus has a very diverse student body and faculty.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: Texas A&M is not known for their diversity. However, anyone is able to find their niche on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people from many different backgrounds, but most students tend to be conservative and christian.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone at A&M is mostly white. I am used to being around white people, but I wish there was more of an evenly mixed diversity of people.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Isuey Asuzena Iraheta
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Psychology
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Some call College Station “Caucasian Station,” and the nickname is justified. A&M’s campus, and the surrounding area at large, is definitely dominated by white, middle-class, heterosexual, and conservative people. Of course, there are people on campus who don’t fit that description, but they aren’t nearly as visible. But while there is not a lot of diversity, the administration is aware of it and is taking steps to try to improve the situation. At the moment, there are many organizations on campus to raise awareness about and celebrate the diversity that does exist on campus. While these organizations may not be as strong as they could be, improvements will be made as time goes on, especially as more open-minded and diverse freshmen descend upon campus each year. In fact, maybe you could be one of them!

Most students realize the University is not very diverse, but there is little tension among students. People from almost every country and ethnicity can be found somewhere on campus, no matter how small their numbers may be. A&M feels like a family, and most Aggies are generally very welcoming toward everyone, regardless of ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, or religion.

Facts & Statistics

African American
3%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
17%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
71%
Unknown
0%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
4%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 38%
22-24: 22%
25+: 13%
Female Faculty
32%
Male Faculty
68%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 8%
Native American: 0%
White: 75%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
A&M students are somewhat tolerant of the gay community. There are a couple groups for gay and lesbian Aggies, but they are definitely in the minority and are not highly visible on campus.
Political Activity
There are people from every political point of view on campus, but Republicans are definitely in the majority and are the most active on campus. This is a very conservative-minded town and school.
Economic Status
Most students here are middle class, but there are students here from every economic level.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is by far the most popular religion on campus. However, there are more than 70 religious organizations on campus, from Christian fraternities and sororities to other religious clubs like the Baha'i Club, Buddhist Student Organization, and a variety of different Muslim groups.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are about 60 minority organizations on campus, such as African American Student Coalition; African Students Association; Asian American Association; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Aggies; Hispanic Business Student Association; Indian Students Association; and the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture. However, considering the immense size of campus, they are not all that visible.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 9 responses

  • 89% No
  • 11% 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 211 responses

  • 7% Libertarian
  • 11% Not sure
  • 8% Very conservative
  • 30% Conservative
  • 31% Moderate
  • 12% Liberal
  • 1% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 211 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 19% Very conservative
  • 51% Conservative
  • 13% Moderate
  • 12% Not sure
  • 4% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 216 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 216 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 9 responses

  • 67% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 11% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 11% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 11% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 10 responses

  • 30% Republican
  • 30% Democratic
  • 20% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 20% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 9 responses

  • 67% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 33% 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 10 responses

  • 20% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 60% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 20% 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 9 responses

  • 22% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 33% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 44% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 0% 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 211 responses

  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 9% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 41% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 45% Very accepting.

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