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4 College Student

Diversity: We are in NYC. We are in Manhattan. We are in Harlem. This is one of the most, or the most, diverse school in the nation. Just listen to Michelle Obama's commencement speech for the graduating class of 2016.

5 College Junior

Diversity: its very diverse we all come from different walks of life

5 College Student

Diversity: We have a trillion students here from all around; there a lot of diversity.

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5 College Student

Diversity: Diversity is CCNY's best suit. Although the physical school is dirty, the people are not.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is very diverse, and that is what makes it unique.

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New York City is known for its many cultures, and CCNY is no different. The environment is very heterogeneous with a variety of student ethnicities, age groups, economic statuses, and political beliefs. Students come from all across the world.

Economically, most are middle to lower class Americans seeking the opportunity to pursue their education at an affordable price. The socio-economic similarities put students on common ground, but the diverse backgrounds allow for intercultural exploration. Ideologies are constantly clashing—capitalsits mingling with communists and atheists talking with conservative Christians, for example—but the ultimate outcome is tolerance. Sexuality and differing beliefs become less of a problem due to the atmosphere at CCNY.

Facts & Statistics

African American
20%
Asian
20%
Hispanic
34%
International
8%
Native American
0%
White
17%
Unknown
0%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
4%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • Tennessee
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 4%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 27%
22-24: 23%
25+: 20%
Female Faculty
40%
Male Faculty
60%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 10%
Asian American: 12%
Hispanic: 7%
International: 4%
Native American: 0%
White: 67%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The school is diverse both ethnically and sexually. The city is very tolerant, hosting the Gay Pride Parade every year, and this tolerance carries over to the school.
Political Activity
Just as we are culturally diverse, we are also politically diverse. Most students would label themselves as Democrats, but there are many who label themselves as Republicans, too. There aren't many clubs that deal with political activism in the school, but anyone can begin a club if there is enough support.
Economic Status
City College is an institution designed to provide academic opportunities to students who are intellectually capable but are not are able to afford an expensive college. Many students are working to pay for their education, while a large majority receive grants from the government to attend the school. Most are middle or lower class, as far as income goes.
Most Common Religions
Religion is important for many individuals at the College. It is not something overtly displayed, but it does act as the moral compass for many of the students. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are the three prominent religions seen at the school, but Buddhism and Hinduism are also visible.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 68 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 34% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 7% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 22% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 115 responses

  • 12% Progressive/very liberal
  • 30% Liberal
  • 23% Moderate
  • 2% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 32% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 118 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 71 responses

  • 4% Republican
  • 45% Democratic
  • 18% Independent
  • 4% Other party not mentioned
  • 28% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 64% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 30% 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.
  • 2% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 70 responses

  • 63% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 31% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 3% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 3% 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 69 responses

  • 74% Very accepting.
  • 22% 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.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.

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