A look at Bryn Mawr's diversity statistics reveals a glaring lack of diversity. However, the number of international students seems to make up for this, and many students, although they have a faint realization that diversity could be increased, perceive Bryn Mawr as a diverse campus. They tout students' diverse interests and the plethora of cultural differences that blend and enhance the campus community. Most students are from middle-class, New England backgrounds. International students come from 63 countries, and many are active in cultural clubs and activities, which form support systems for their members and an education mechanism for the rest of campus. American minority students often form close bonds, but few are cliquish, especially by senior year.
One area where the lack of diversity is apparent is in the realm of political beliefs. Students here who are politically active are overwhelmingly liberal, and students who are not tend to remain silent. Conflicts and alienation are more likely to occur due to differences in economic backgrounds than racial or ethnic differences.