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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: A lot of international students

College Senior

Diversity: I take my classes online. Outside of interacting with my classmates, I do not know about the diversity issues on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: For being a catholic school there is a lot of diversity in many different aspects as there are quite a few international students with different religions and cultural backgrounds. The school if very open about embracing diversity and I really like that. I get to meet so many different people.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: This school takes away all of the stereotypes, discrimination, cliques, unjust actions that many high school's are known for. Students of all kinds of backgrounds get together and make friends whether through shared classes, clubs, or saying "Hello". There are a few people who are strongly opinionated, and have their own ideas to share about religion, economic status, and so on. It's really refreshing and interesting meeting all sorts of people here. I don't see a problem in the slightest.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: theres not really one dominant group on campus, its pretty diverse all around.


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Paola Cardenas
El Paso, TX
Bilingual Communications
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UIW has a very diverse population, although the majority tends to be of Hispanic descent. There are many students from different cultures, and you will see many foreign students from places like Asia and the Middle East. As you walk around campus, you will most likely hear different languages being spoken. UIW is very good on keeping the campus diverse, with incoming international students every semester.

UIW is very welcoming to all students, regardless of color, race, sex (even though there are more women than men), economic status, or sexual orientation. Although UIW is a Catholic-based university, other religions are seen among the student population. It does not matter whether you are paying for school thanks to scholarships and grants, your parents, or a combination of both because in the end, students are admitted based on their academic merit. Overall, the student population tends to be open-minded.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Hawaii
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 32%
20-21: 25%
22-24: 20%
25+: 22%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 18%
International: 5%
Native American: 0%
White: 69%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Stand out, a relatively new student organization, is the official "gay" club at UIW. For the most part, students are accepting of gays, although there are always the few that are not very supporting. As a Catholic university, UIW is pretty good about welcoming these individuals into UIW.
Political Activity
The student body is mostly moderate-not too conservative but not too liberal.
Economic Status
There is a mixture of everything: Students who attend UIW thanks to scholarships and grants, and there are also those whose parents are blessed enough to be able to pay for their college education. Regardless of where you may stand, there is no segregation, and every one gets along with each other.
Most Common Religions
UIW is a private Catholic school, so Catholicism is a very common religion among students. As a result, there are certain organizations that are religiously affiliated, such as prayer groups.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Here at UIW, there is a variety of multicultural clubs, such as the Hispanic Latino Association and the International Student Association, just to name a few. Many of these clubs and associations do a lot of community service work.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 55 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 33% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 22% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 55 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 20% Liberal
  • 33% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 33% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 56 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 56 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 56 responses

  • 75% Very accepting.
  • 20% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.



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