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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: They are very accepting but sometimes i feel like they can be exclusive

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Many different people from all over the world throughout campus

4 College Junior

Diversity: The school is extremely diverse. It's common to hear many different languages being spoken when you walk across campus.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: I see all kinds of different students and staff at ASU and I have witnessed any issues at all.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Like any school, there are stereotypical groups of students such as preppy sorority girls and muscular jocks. However, there is lots of room for diversity and everyone will most likely find a group where they fit in.

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Since ASU is the largest university in the country, it should not come as a surprise that there are lots of students from different ethnic, social, and religious groups. As a respectable university, ASU seeks out students who have a unique story and can really add something to the University by bringing their customs and cultures to the campus. The campus is a mini-melting pot. 

Usually around the Memorial Union (MU), there will be an abundance of different ethnic, religious, and social organizations that spread the word about their group's efforts and try to recruit individuals to join their clubs. Another unique aspect about ASU is that there are several classes that educate students about certain groups, such as Chicanos, African-Americans, Asians, and women, while Gammage Auditorium hosts several cultural events as well. 

Arizona State offers students the experience to meet a wide variety of people that they may not have usually seen back in their hometown. The opportunity to be able to meet people from different backgrounds offers you a different perspective and the ability to see what life is like outside of your normal environment. ASU is an extremely fun, diverse, and amiable university, so why not add a little of yourself to the campus?

Facts & Statistics

African American
4%
Asian
7%
Hispanic
18%
International
6%
Native American
2%
White
60%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
36%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 25%
20-21: 29%
22-24: 21%
25+: 24%
Female Faculty
43%
Male Faculty
57%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 7%
International: 5%
Native American: 1%
White: 75%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
The campus is very accepting of its gay population. There are a bunch of on-campus groups like ACLU Gay and Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, OutProud, and GSWA (Gay Straight Whatever Alliance). The gay community is neither overly outspoken nor particularly quiet. Homosexual demonstrations, which are few and far between, outnumber reported instances of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Political Activity
Like many major universities, ASU definitely leans more to the liberal side, but not all students follow those same ideals. As demonstrated on campus, there are several groups of right-wing and left-wing students that try to advocate their ideas. The most popular organizations are the Young Collegiate Republicans and Young Collegiate Democrats. Since the 2008 election, there has been another group called Students for Obama, which obviously supports the current administration and would like to see a win in 2012. ASU definitely has its fair share of political advocates and individuals who are very politically inclined.
Economic Status
In comparison to high school, ASU is very similar when it comes to economical status of students and their social outcomes. At ASU, cliques can form based off one's economic status. Regardless, meeting people should not be based on if they drive a sweet BMW or live in a million-dollar condo, but it happens, and that's just a part of life. However, everyone is pretty cool with each other as far as making acquaintances, and friendships do not have to be formed solely off of riches.
Most Common Religions
There isn't one predominant religion at ASU, but the most popular one is probably Christianity. There are actually a couple of churches on campus. Because we're in the Southwest, there is also a pretty big Mormon population. The religious groups at ASU are relatively quiet, though, with a few isolated exceptions. One can rarely walk past Hayden Lawn without being bombarded by acoustic Christian rock, the gospel, or if you're particularly unlucky, verbal assault compliments of the occasional on-campus preacher.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There is an abundance of minority coalitions on campus that are delegated to bring individuals from certain ethnic groups together and bond. There are a couple Latin American and African American fraternities that are geared toward these specific minority groups. Likewise, there are also different Asian American and LBGT clubs on campus that serve to unionize those groups of people and demonstrate their cultural/social ideas to people interested in joining the organization or being in support of it.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 414 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 21% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 17% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 5% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 572 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 21% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 35% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 581 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 263 responses

  • 21% Republican
  • 35% Democratic
  • 20% Independent
  • 2% Other party not mentioned
  • 21% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 184 responses

  • 44% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 51% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 4% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 1% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 263 responses

  • 41% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 50% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 8% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 1% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 416 responses

  • 56% Very accepting.
  • 37% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.

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