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Diversity

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There's not a lot of racial diversity even though APU really tries to emphasize it. As for acceptance when it comes to beliefs, I'd say that APU is very accepting of everything. The only thing students aren't very good about is being sensitive to those with a tough economic background. A lot of students at APU are wealthy and aren't really aware of others in that regard.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: most students are from different culture backgrounds even from south america. it is very diverse and everyone is friendly. most of the students, if almost all, are religious in that we believe in God. this brings many diverse groups together since we have something in commune.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Haven't really seen a lot of these topics.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mostly from north California but then you find those from unique places

3 College Junior

Diversity: APU plays largely on its diversity; however, it is not the diversity most people originally think of, as in ethnic or racial diversity, but once you experience the first signs of diversity on campus though, your eyes are opened to see the beauty and differences in everyone.

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Facts & Statistics

African American
6%
Asian
8%
Hispanic
21%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
51%
Unknown
8%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
23%
Common States of Residence
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 30%
20-21: 29%
22-24: 16%
25+: 23%
Female Faculty
51%
Male Faculty
49%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 7%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 76%
Unknown: 1%

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 20 responses

  • 95% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 5% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 89 responses

  • 1% Progressive/very liberal
  • 11% Liberal
  • 36% Moderate
  • 34% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 11% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 89 responses

  • 1% Progressive/very liberal
  • 6% Liberal
  • 36% Moderate
  • 38% Conservative
  • 9% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 88 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 88 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 22 responses

  • 68% No
  • 5% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 23% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 5% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 22 responses

  • 41% Republican
  • 9% Democratic
  • 32% Independent
  • 5% Other party not mentioned
  • 14% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 20 responses

  • 45% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 45% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 5% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 5% 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

  • 0% 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.
  • 55% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 23% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 21 responses

  • 52% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 43% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 5% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 0% 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 89 responses

  • 40% Very accepting.
  • 39% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 15% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 6% It's hard to be a minority here.

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