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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: This school is a good environment and very accepting of people. Everyone is fairly nice.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Fitchburg state is very diverse. I see people of all different nationalities and from different parts of the United States.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The school is very diverse in most senses of the word: sexuality, race, religion, economics. The students and professors are all usually very accepting people from all walks of life.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: From my observations, I have noticed that there are a lot of African American students on campus, and it seems that they are all treated fairly and equally

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Fitchburg State does a successful job of included accpetance and diversity on campus. Through clubs, sports teams, and Greek life is where you will be the most exposed. My sorority is very diverse among sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity/race.

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There are many different religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations on campus. These groups often form cliques and stay together in the dining hall and classes. However, many people try to venture outside of these groups and hang out with many different people. There are a lot of clubs and organizations on campus that cater to specific ethnicities and religions, but they are not exclusive. There are also a handful of students that come from different countries overseas for their study abroad program.

Facts & Statistics

African American
5%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
7%
International
0%
Native American
0%
White
78%
Unknown
5%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
10%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 35%
20-21: 36%
22-24: 18%
25+: 9%
Female Faculty
46%
Male Faculty
54%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 87%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is a GSA organization on our campus. They organize a lot of events on campus, including the very popular Drag Show in early spring.
Political Activity
The Student Government Association has a lot of say around campus. They are the go-to club if there is an issue with anything related to Fitchburg State.
Economic Status
There is a large range of economic situations among students. About 80 percent of Fitchburg students receive financial aid. There are also plenty of opportunities to apply for scholarships on and off campus. Many of the departments on campus also hire student employees through out the year.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is the most common religion. There is a Christian Fellowship club on campus, as well as weekly services.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Asian Culture Society, Black Student Union (BSU), Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 20% 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 27 responses

  • 19% Progressive/very liberal
  • 15% Liberal
  • 15% Moderate
  • 7% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 41% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 27 responses

  • 15% Progressive/very liberal
  • 33% Liberal
  • 11% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 37% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 27 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 27 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 6 responses

  • 67% No
  • 17% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 17% 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 6 responses

  • 17% Republican
  • 50% Democratic
  • 17% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 17% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 20% 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.
  • 0% 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 6 responses

  • 83% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 17% 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 important is religion in your life?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 0% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 40% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 40% 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 28 responses

  • 68% Very accepting.
  • 21% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 7% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.
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