Diversity

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

Diversity: There isn't much diversity race wise on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's a big school! Has to be diverse, even for the South.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is not much diversity on campus, but if there is then people are very accepting. This campus is not very diverse when it comes to religion (Christianity) either.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Don't you dare stray off the path of conservatism here, if Christianity isn't your cup of tea then you better find a way to fake it, lots of religion. Nearly everyone here seems and looks the same. If you aren't from Texas be warned, this is not an accepting community overall of people who aren't just like them.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Honestly not alot of conversation between students comes up about ethnicity/race. Which is what I prefer. Why doesn't it even need to be mentioned? Sometimes people draw attention just to get special treatment, I prefer the Aggie environment where everyone is the same and there's no need to bring up your background.

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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

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 203 responses

  • 7% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 30% Conservative
  • 32% Moderate
  • 12% Liberal
  • 1% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 202 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 19% Very conservative
  • 50% Conservative
  • 13% Moderate
  • 12% Not sure
  • 4% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 202 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 201 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 203 responses

  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 40% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 45% Very accepting.

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