YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.



{{ error }}
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: In regards to beliefs and opinions the college is very diverse and i cannot express that enough. In other aspects, race, ethnicity, religion ... there is always room for improvement.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The campus has a decent number of exchange students, but even so, the school is mostly white. As far as I know the majority of the school is straight, but has nothing in particular against anyone who isn't. The ethnic minorities seem to mingly freely and independently with the white majority, with a few exceptions. There are Republican and Democrat- centered clubs (both pretty young). There are also several church groups, one specifically catholic, the rest not specified.The school is officially Presbyterian, but welcomes all faiths. There is an asian student's association, a black expressions club, an indian dance team, a country dance club, etc.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Lots of people form different countries and different ethnicities. Mostly Christians but religion is not at all pushed here.

5 College Junior

Diversity: This college is a veritable melting pot of diverse peoples and cultures! Whoa! If you ever want a radically different viewpoint on life, all you have to do is stick your head out the window and ask! As a draqonqueer otherkin, I'm used to extreme discrimination, but I was surprised to find that I was mostly accepted; there were a few instances of oppression throughout the year, but it was a picnic compared to regular life. A+

3 College Junior

Diversity: Same races always become a group. This may be because of the groups that are oriented just for that race, or maybe it might be the conservative close minded people that decide to join these groups


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

The beacons for diversity on campus are the flags hanging in the cafeteria that represent the approximately 30 countries from which AC students hail. While the majority of students are white, middle class, and from Texas or Oklahoma, you will run into the occasional student from New York, Tennessee, Nigeria, or France. You may wonder, "Now, how did he or she end up in Sherman?" And the best part is that it's okay to ask. You see, while the student body is not necessarily diverse in the truest sense of the word, the people are overtly open-minded about all cultures and lifestyles. It's all about learning from one another in the AC family, and you shouldn't expect anything less from a campus that lives and breathes studying abroad, Jan Term experiences, and global outreach.

The AC community is a nurturing environment, no matter what group you're representing. Muslim students can remain close to their religion by connecting with their peers during Ramadan, and their Christian friends may even fast with them for a few days in support. Many gay students find the courage to "come out" when they arrive in the haven of AC. And if that's not enough for you, the president of this Presbyterian-affiliated college is a Jewish woman.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Minnesota
  • Oklahoma
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 46%
20-21: 44%
22-24: 8%
25+: 1%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 2%
Native American: 2%
White: 91%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Most students are accepting of their homosexual classmates. If anybody has a problem with homosexuality, he or she generally just ignores the gay students, aside from an under-the-breath comment here and there. In general, AC offers gay students a safe haven, and most students will go to bat for their gay colleagues.
Political Activity
There are representatives from all variants of political backgrounds at AC. The Young Democrats and Young Republicans groups on campus actively campaign for their own causes. While many may say there are more liberals on campus, the truth is that most students are relatively moderate. While they tend toward liberalism often, they generally like to steer down the middle path when it comes to politics.
Economic Status
Pretty much everybody at AC receives some form of scholarship or financial aid, so economic background is not a source of discrimination. While it may become evident in a group of friends who don't have as much money as others, everyone is generally respected and not looked down upon. Yes, the majority of students come from middle-class families, but it is not a factor in social group division.
Most Common Religions
AC is loosely affiliated with the Presbyterian church, and many students are Christian. However, there is also a large population of Muslim students, which is especially apparent during Ramadan. Religious awareness is promoted with celebrations offered by different religious groups throughout the year as educational experiences for other students.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are plenty of minority clubs at AC, and you'll find everything from Black Expressions to the Asian Student Association to the Indian Cultural Association. These organizations are extremely active on campus and host regular awareness events. Other students are open to the groups and take part in their campus-wide activities.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 39 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 33% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 8% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 8% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 40 responses

  • 10% Progressive/very liberal
  • 55% Liberal
  • 20% Moderate
  • 2% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 40 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 12 responses

  • 0% Republican
  • 33% Democratic
  • 25% Independent
  • 8% Other party not mentioned
  • 33% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 62% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 38% 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 accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 41 responses

  • 59% Very accepting.
  • 39% 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.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.



pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!