Diversity

Location
Newark, DE
Undergrads
15,558
Tuition (in-state)
$25,940 ($9,670)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I'm focus on my education not focus on the diversity at the school

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity at University of Delaware is not extremely great.

2 College Senior

Diversity: There's a lot of white people, despite the claim about "diversity." Most of the international students are from Asian countries (mostly China and Korea.) Most of the kids here are white, cis, straight, but we have a surprising amount of left-wing people, which is nice. As a mixed person who is also trans, pansexual, and pagan, I'm pretty much a minority here.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Campus is very diverse in nearly every way. I work with and socialize with people from different countries, of different political opinions, sexual orientations, and economic backgrounds. The diversity of the school is a positive for the school and works very well.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is full of people from different walks of life. Everyone one is very accepting. We have drag shows and multicultural events. Difference are cebrated.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Danielle Todd
Hometown
Newark, Del.
Major
English
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The UD campus is mainly devoid of diversity in the undergraduate population. Those minority groups that do exist generally find each other and develop their own communities that drift in and out of interaction with the rest of the student population. They form their own clubs and organizations and assert their unique voice by coming together. Sometimes they even get through to the rest of the campus.

Some people complain that there are unfair housing tactics that relegate certain minority groups to the same area of campus housing, but the University has denied that this is so and claims that minority students generally ask to live together. UD does try hard to attract more minority students, but they find themselves with the problem that they cannot attract minority students to a campus that has so little diversity already present.

Facts & Statistics

African American
5%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
3%
International
4%
Native American
0%
White
76%
Unknown
3%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
60%
Common States of Residence
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 40%
20-21: 36%
22-24: 12%
25+: 10%
Female Faculty
40%
Male Faculty
60%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 81%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is tolerance of the gay community on campus, although it is rare to hear from them. There is a campus club, called Haven, dedicated to preserving the rights of every sexual orientation.
Political Activity
Most students are not involved in politics and have a very vague idea of what is going on in the political world at any given time. There are rarely any protests against anything; most students aren’t bothered by anything unless it affects their social lives.
Economic Status
While there is a mix of all economic classes on this campus, the large majority of students are from upper-middle-class backgrounds. The number of students driving BMWs seems to be increasing every year!
Most Common Religions
The most popular religion is Christianity. There is a strong minority following that is quite active in Christian-based clubs.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority clubs are very active within their own community but rarely have an effect on the general population. One of the most active organizations is the Black Student Union. Some others are Caribbean Student Alliance, Chinese Cultural Student Association, Delaware African Student Association, Cosmopolitan Club (Europeans), Deutsches Club, HOLA Hispanic Student Association, Haven, Indian Students Association, Japaru, Korean Undergraduate Club, and Persian Club.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% 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 107 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 17% Not sure
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 16% Conservative
  • 26% Moderate
  • 30% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 106 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 6% Conservative
  • 36% Moderate
  • 32% Not sure
  • 22% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 109 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 108 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 5 responses

  • 80% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 20% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% 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 5 responses

  • 20% Republican
  • 40% Democratic
  • 0% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 40% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 0% 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 6 responses

  • 50% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 17% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 33% 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 5 responses

  • 20% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 40% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 20% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 20% 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 107 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 54% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 41% Very accepting.
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