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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a lot of different people, from many different backgrounds. I think everyone is accepting of people.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting. People come from all across the world and the U.S. to come here. It is such a unique school.

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2 College Senior

Diversity: The diversity here isn't great, mostly due to the cost and location of the school. It would be nice to see some color!

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4 College Senior

Diversity: There are all types of students from all over. I have personally had at least 2 foreign students with either varying nationalities or languages in every one of my classes. I love the diversity of my school. It's the one thing I truly enjoy about being a student there. It's a huge melting pot.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many different affiliations between race, political views, and religious beliefs; however, a majority are republican supporters. Economical background diversity is very little, not many students are open to discuss their financial status.

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Diversity is present in the form of personalities, but not in culture. Students are mostly Caucasian with some sort of Christian background. The school is Methodist affiliated, but there are other religious groups present, as well. The main reason why there is not that much diversity is not because diversity is not promoted, but rather that there are not enough groups to encourage growth in this area. The multicultural club is an organization that allows people who are interested in other cultures to come together. However, they do not create much awareness.

Because Florida Southern is a private college, tuition is more expensive than public or community colleges. As such, the economic statuses of the students differ. There are those students that are well-to-do, then there are some that require financial aid. This does not create a gap among the students, though. The two different economic statuses of the students are swept aside by the fact that everyone is attending the same college to receive a higher education. Students are very tolerant of people, thoughts, and ideas that are different from their own. In this way, Florida Southern doesn't create cliques. Everyone is accepted. This could be because of the small size of the student body.

Facts & Statistics

African American
7%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
9%
International
5%
Native American
0%
White
72%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
39%
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 44%
20-21: 38%
22-24: 9%
25+: 6%
Female Faculty
44%
Male Faculty
56%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 7%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 90%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is not much diversity in this area, so there are no clubs particularly for gay pride.
Political Activity
Most students are not aware of any political activity on campus. Students definitely share their views in class, but it depends on the course.
Economic Status
The economic status of students varies. Some students benefit very much from scholarships, while others do not need any help paying for college. There is enough variety that there isn't a division between students, for the most part.
Most Common Religions
Most students either have a Christian background or do not have a strong religious preference.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Groups such as Allies, International Student Association, and Multicultural Student Council add a dimension of diversity to the school. There are some events that these groups put on for the school that raise awareness. Overall, these groups are not widely known, however.
Did You Know?
A required assembly called Convocation provides inspirational messages from various speakers, but also introduces different ideas from different cultures.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 40 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 8% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 28% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 30% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 62 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 10% Liberal
  • 35% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 40% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 64 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 36 responses

  • 33% Republican
  • 28% Democratic
  • 17% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 22% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 38% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 50% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 8% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 4% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 31% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 53% 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.
  • 6% 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 40 responses

  • 55% Very accepting.
  • 40% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.

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