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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a lot diversity, but also a lot of the Jewish background.

5 College Senior

Diversity: There are people who travel from all over the world to go to school at FAU. With all the different ethnicities, sexual orientation, and political views FAU has to be the most diverse university in south Florida.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is mostly minorities lol

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: No problems with views. The school has had past protests and is open to freedom of speech.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: FAU embraces diversity and promotes it among its students.

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The campus is totally diverse in all aspects of the word. Many of the students are on full scholarships, while some don't worry about money for a second. During the 2008 presidential election, there was an equal amount of supporters on both sides. There is someone from every race, religion, and walk of life on campus, and there is a club, fraternity, or sorority for everyone, every opinion, and every issue.

Minority and international students make up more than 40 percent of the student body, and the University ranks nationally as one of the top schools in terms of diversity. FAU celebrates the cultures, customs, and heritage represented within the University community in a multitude of ways, from formal academic programs and lectures to clubs and social events.

Facts & Statistics

African American
19%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
24%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
48%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
13%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 26%
22-24: 25%
25+: 21%
Female Faculty
44%
Male Faculty
56%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 7%
International: 7%
Native American: 0%
White: 71%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
This campus is very open and students accept everyone. There is a good number of gay and lesbian students, and there are organizations to support them.
Political Activity
Political ideology tends to be equal. During the most recent election, there was generally an equal number of supporters for both the Republican and Democratic candidates.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 37 responses

  • 95% 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
  • 3% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 3% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 174 responses

  • 10% Progressive/very liberal
  • 19% Liberal
  • 30% Moderate
  • 10% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 5% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 174 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 14% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 43% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 175 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 174 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 37 responses

  • 84% No
  • 3% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 8% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 5% 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 37 responses

  • 22% Republican
  • 32% Democratic
  • 19% Independent
  • 3% Other party not mentioned
  • 24% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 36 responses

  • 89% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 6% 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.
  • 3% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 3% 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 37 responses

  • 38% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 49% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 11% 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 important is religion in your life?    Based on 37 responses

  • 11% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 16% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 43% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 30% 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 173 responses

  • 66% Very accepting.
  • 28% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 5% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.

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