Diversity

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

Diversity: I feel that everyone is treated equally here! There are organizations dedicated to republicans, democrats, LGBT, fitness lovers, chocolate lovers, religious groups, etc. I am in the LGBT community and have never experienced discrimination from another student.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is accepted and welcomed the same regardless of differences. It's like a family

3 College Senior

Diversity: I would say it is an average demographic, a good mix of everyone.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There's so many people and cliques it's easy to meet people that are different than you but people tend to stay friends with others that are like them to feel comfortable.

College Junior

Diversity: There is no way to rate the diversity on campus. There are some days where you see nothing but americans that were born and raised here for generations and then there are some days where just every foreign student and visitor from the entire world are here for a tour or something. There is no way to rely rate how diverse the school is without coming here and seeing for yourself.

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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

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 13 responses

  • 85% No
  • 8% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 8% 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 926 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 20% Not sure
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 14% Conservative
  • 30% Moderate
  • 23% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 926 responses

  • 1% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Conservative
  • 33% Moderate
  • 32% Not sure
  • 24% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 936 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 935 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 13 responses

  • 69% No
  • 8% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 15% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 8% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 13 responses

  • 15% Republican
  • 23% Democratic
  • 23% Independent
  • 8% Other party not mentioned
  • 31% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 13 responses

  • 69% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 23% 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.
  • 8% 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 14 responses

  • 57% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 36% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 7% 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 13 responses

  • 15% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 23% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 38% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 23% 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 926 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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