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4 College Junior

Diversity: I see great ethnic diversity in FSU

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are a lot of international students at FSU and this past summer I even studied abroad myself. Ferris has really great programs and a great international students office. I was supper happy with all the programs they have for international students getting to know the American students.

3 College Senior

Diversity: I think the campus is averagely diverse. We have different races and ethnicities but are predominantly white. There are some international students but not a huge amount. There is a diverse sexual alliance organization on campus but they are treated pretty much the same as all other organizations.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people from all walks of life, and it's awesome!

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most of the people I have met are similar to myself


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The student population is average when it comes to diversity. The campus is not lacking in diversity, but there are large groups of people with certain characteristics. The school is not too diverse in background, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, nationality, or politics.

There is a good amount of representation from the different groups, but not overly diverse. The student's sexual orientation is not too diverse, either. Large groups are either liberal or very conservative on campus. There are many minority groups present on campus, as well as international students who take part in the opportunity to go to college in America.

With the diversity that is present, people are pretty tolerant of the people who are different from themselves. They are very accepting and will give each other a chance. There are many groups based around different beliefs and interests that are made up of diverse populations. There are also many different organizations that are formed for different groups such as political affiliation, sexuality, and minority groups.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • New York
  • Ohio
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 31%
20-21: 30%
22-24: 26%
25+: 13%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 0%
International: 0%
Native American: 1%
White: 87%
Unknown: 5%
Gay Pride
There are not really any groups that are organized around this effort except for the Diverse Sexuality & Gender Alliance. The sexual orientation of most students is pretty homogeneous. If there are any groups, they are not that active on campus. People in the gay/lesbian community are pretty much accepted by the other students.
Political Activity
There is a pretty even balance of political beliefs on campus. The two most popular political positions are liberal and very conservative. The three main political organizations include: College Republicans, Democratic Progressive Students for Social Justice, and Young Americans for Liberty. These groups are not too obvious and active on campus. Their ideas are not thrown on all of the college students.
Economic Status
There is not too much diversity in economic status. Many students come from middle-class families. There is not much dislike between the different classes. Most everyone is tolerant of others. There are opportunities for scholarships, but they are based mostly on financial need.
Most Common Religions
There are many different faith-based groups on campus. Most are Christian organizations. There are also Muslim and Lutheran.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are some minority groups on campus. They are pretty active on campus and in the community. They put on events and encourage others to join like other organizations on campus.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 16 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% 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 63 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 19% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 14% Conservative
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 33% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 64 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 9% Liberal
  • 23% Moderate
  • 8% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 50% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 65 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 65 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 16 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 16 responses

  • 19% Republican
  • 12% Democratic
  • 19% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 50% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 15 responses

  • 80% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 7% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 13% 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 16 responses

  • 19% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 62% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 19% 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 important is religion in your life?    Based on 15 responses

  • 27% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 13% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 27% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 33% 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 64 responses

  • 55% Very accepting.
  • 34% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 11% 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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