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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Lots of diverse people, all of them friendly.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most people are very open-minded and nobody is mean.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many different nationalities and people around. I am not even shocked to see different cultures

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is very diversified. Everyone is accepted. I have not seen any issues or I have not been put into any bad situations.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The most diverse school in the nation in every aspect.

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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

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 185 responses

  • 10% Progressive/very liberal
  • 18% Liberal
  • 31% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 254 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 16% Liberal
  • 25% Moderate
  • 5% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 44% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 255 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 118 responses

  • 14% Republican
  • 36% Democratic
  • 25% Independent
  • 2% Other party not mentioned
  • 25% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 56% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 40% 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.
  • 1% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 118 responses

  • 52% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 41% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 5% 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 184 responses

  • 67% Very accepting.
  • 28% 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.
  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.

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