Diversity

Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
36,775
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Diversity: I like the diversity of the populations, but the voice of those populations don't seem to carry the same weight.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Very liberal at times and most professors are pretty outward about it. Harder if your more of a conservative thinker but is any different in that aspect compared to any other university. Very open about religious beliefs of others as well as sexual orientation of others. Overall besides regular norms very open.

3 College Student

Diversity: This school is very very good

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Groups of all kinds with acceptance from all over... I have never seen intolerance but that doesn't mean it isn't on campus.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: As one of the largest universities in the nation, UCF represents the greatest collection of diversity in every characteristic. With this diversity is a shared respect for all people despite their appearance, beliefs, and ideas.

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  • 20th
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  • 252nd
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  • 1144th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nathalie Desdunes
Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Major
Marketing
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Orlando seems to be the melting pot of Florida, and UCF's location makes it a prime spot for a diverse campus. The campus is relatively diverse, with most students' ethnicity being white from a middle-class background.

UCF's campus isn't restricted to one way of thinking; there are many religions represented, a lot of political activities going on, and there's bound to be a club suited for everyone. The campus doesn't discriminate, and all students are free to openly believe and practice whatever they choose. The UCF administration has made it clear in recent years that it wouldn't have it any other way.

Facts & Statistics

African American
10%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
19%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
60%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
9%
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 24%
20-21: 33%
22-24: 27%
25+: 16%
Female Faculty
40%
Male Faculty
60%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 11%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 7%
Native American: 0%
White: 72%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
GLBT stands for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Union, and is a club consisting of students who share an interest in GLBT issues and concerns. There are many sexual orientations.
Political Activity
There are many political and social activism groups on campus. American Civil Liberties Union, Body of Animal Rights Campaigners, Campus Peace Action, College Democrats, College Republicans, Free the Planet!, Greenpeace at UCF, Knights for Israel, Liberty Knights, NAACP, NORML at UCF, Political and Law Association, Rebuilding on a Conservative KornerStone (ROCK), Students for Life.
Economic Status
UCF is a state school, therefore it receives a large amount of financial aid from the state for the students. Students vary from underprivileged to upper-class. I would have to say that the majority of students come from middle-class families.
Most Common Religions
Christianity, Judaism, and Catholicism are the most popular religions at UCF. There’s no formal religious affiliation, and there’s no place on the application form for religion.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are many minority clubs on the UCF campus. Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, African American Student Union, Asian Student Association, Filipino Student Association, International Student Association, National Society of Black Engineers, SANGAM Indian Association, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Vietnamese American Student Association.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 906 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 19% Not sure
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 15% Conservative
  • 30% Moderate
  • 24% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 904 responses

  • 1% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 33% Moderate
  • 32% Not sure
  • 24% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 905 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 903 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 905 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 24% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 73% Very accepting.

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