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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of different people from different places. Tons of new experiences and histories here.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse campus in a lot of ways, and most students are accepting of other views except politically it can get a little tense.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: American university is the most open school. Everyone is opened minded and social justice driven. No one is judged because of race, sexuality, or beliefs.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity is pretty good, a lot of ethnicities, religions, and economic backgrounds are represented. However, there is almost no diversity when it comes to political beliefs.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's very diverse and accepting. Islamaphobia is rather prevalent. Very PC and will persecute anyone who violates the PC atmosphere.

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AU has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, with students from all 50 states and a very high international population. Students come from all different ethnic, family, and religious backgrounds. Very few students are awarded scholarships because AU is not overly generous with handing out financial aid packages. Although there are some students on full scholarships at AU, most students are from wealthy or middle-class families. 

The female population outweighs the male population, and there are a number of gay and lesbian students. The majority of girls at AU complains that there are not enough eligible guys to date. 

Facts & Statistics

African American
6%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
9%
International
8%
Native American
0%
White
55%
Unknown
11%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
98%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 31%
20-21: 31%
22-24: 18%
25+: 19%
Female Faculty
46%
Male Faculty
54%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 3%
Native American: 0%
White: 80%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Two words: very accepting. The GLBTA Resource Center takes an active role in helping AU students find GLBTA-related volunteer, internship, and study abroad opportunities.
Political Activity
Known as the most politically active school in the country, AU boasts very active College Democrats, Libertarians, and Republicans, in addition to a myriad of special issue groups.
Economic Status
Though AU is certainly culturally diverse, most students are upper-middle class, with a significant population being much wealthier.
Most Common Religions
AU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, but there is also a large Jewish population.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority clubs on campus include: South Asian Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Muslim Student Association, and Latin American Student Association.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 29 responses

  • 86% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 7% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 7% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 91 responses

  • 18% Progressive/very liberal
  • 38% Liberal
  • 26% Moderate
  • 5% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 5% Libertarian
  • 5% Not sure

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

  • 40% Progressive/very liberal
  • 44% Liberal
  • 8% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 8% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 105 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 84 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 29 responses

  • 48% No
  • 17% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 24% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 3% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 7% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 51 responses

  • 16% Republican
  • 53% Democratic
  • 22% Independent
  • 2% Other party not mentioned
  • 8% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 28 responses

  • 89% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 4% 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.
  • 7% 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 22 responses

  • 77% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 23% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% 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 accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 80% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 18% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 2% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 29 responses

  • 7% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 7% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 38% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 48% 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 91 responses

  • 70% Very accepting.
  • 27% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 1% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.

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