Often called "Diversity University," Wesleyan is, obviously, known for its unique backgrounds. While it does not stray too far from the racial makeups of other small, private liberal arts colleges in New England (it's still mostly white, middle/upper-middle class), the administration and students both make a colossal effort to be inclusive, culturally aware, and politically correct. Student-led programs such as "WesDEF" strive to educate the student population about current diversity issues and ways in which everyone could be more sensitive to difference.
In addition to this, there are multitudinous groups, clubs, and even a residence hall devoted to diversity. While Wesleyan might not be at the pinnacle of actual racial and class diversity, the effort put toward this goal is impressive. If you come to Wesleyan, you will be accepted, and your uniqueness will be celebrated.