The opinions on diversity are, fittingly enough, pretty diverse. But the numbers show that Ursinus College is really not that diverse. It is a largely white school, but there is enough diversity within the student population to be noticed. Despite the students' tendency to segregate themselves, there have been few reports of racism. The neighborhoods surrounding Ursinus are fairly diverse, as well. Collegeville is just like Ursinus—predominantly white—but Norristown is nearby, which has a large population of African Americans.
Most of the diversity at Ursinus stems from the fact that there are many students from different states. While this may not sound like much, there have been many debates over whether New Jersey should be annexed to Pennsylvania, and so forth. While such debates are usually in good humor, it does highlight the differences between each state. On the whole, however, diversity is generally ignored. While the admissions office tries to make a point by claiming how "diverse" Ursinus is, it hardly affects students' daily lives.