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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is very accepting, however there isn't much to accept. It's mainly christian white kids from affluent families. However those in minorities are not looked down upon, they work into our campus just as any other student. I personally haven't ever seen an instance of racism on campus.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: Drake University is not diverse at all. Drake is about 80% white and most people seem to be affiliated with Christianity. Since Drake is located in Iowa, politics are a hot topic at Drake and individuals are often discriminated against due to their political or social beliefs.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Racial diversity isn't fantastic, it appears that Caucasians are a majority on campus, but we do still have some diversity racially around campus: Asian, European, African-American, Hispanic, and a number of foreign exchange students. Racial discrimination does not appear to be prevalent on campus, and most of the people here seem to be middle class, but there are definitely variations. I have a healthy mix of Independent, Democratic, and Republican friends and associates, but I haven't come across too many religious variants. Christianity, as in most places in America, is by far the most popular religion, but there are a number of students who don't associate with a religion, and there is a mix of practicing Muslim and Jewish worshipers on campus. In general, Drake is a very accepting atmosphere. Gender diversity appears rare, but the presence of GLBTQ on campus is good, as a number of students are gay. I have not seen or heard of any bashing due to any discrepancy of race, economic background, political denomination, religion, or sexual orientation, but there are instances of protest or arguments over political issues on campus.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: There is limited diversity on the campus. Most students are of the same race and economic status.

3 College Student

Diversity: There are a lot of a specific nationality (Malaysian) but not much else. All about the same economic status.

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Facts & Statistics

African American
4%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
3%
International
8%
Native American
0%
White
79%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
76%
Common States of Residence
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 36%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 17%
25+: 9%
Female Faculty
46%
Male Faculty
54%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 85%
Unknown: 3%

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 34 responses

  • 9% Progressive/very liberal
  • 18% Liberal
  • 41% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 6% Libertarian
  • 15% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 50 responses

  • 10% Progressive/very liberal
  • 48% Liberal
  • 18% Moderate
  • 4% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 49 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 27 responses

  • 41% Republican
  • 41% Democratic
  • 11% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 7% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 61% 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 accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 33% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 67% 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 35 responses

  • 37% Very accepting.
  • 51% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 6% 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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