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Diversity: Frostburg is is like 49/49 black and white and like 2% other so its diverse in its own way but its not like a after school special diverse racially. But when it comes to sexual orientation and religion and things like that i would say that frostburg is very accepting in that regard.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus tries to implement many strategies to make minorities feel included. There are efforts from staff as well as students to tackle issues of inclusivity.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are a lot of foreign exchange students and ethnicities.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: For the most part we generally have a high level of acceptance of different races, political beliefs, religions and economic backgrounds.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: on paper its considered a PWI but in reality it really is diverse and a lot more black people go there than expeceted.


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Frostburg State University has students of many different ethnic backgrounds, races, religions, and sexual orientations. The campus is very accepting of the diversity. Most students are able to look beyond these labels and see people for their personalities, instead of for their affiliations. Some students are more open about how diverse they are than others, but either way, they are still accepted with open arms.

The campus has many international students from China, different parts of Africa, Japan, Germany, and many other countries. These students are very easily accepted on campus. If a student sees an international student who looks lost or confused, he or she will most likely help the student find his or her way around campus or wherever he or she needs to go. These students are no different from American students, except that they have a harder time learning, mainly due to the American dialect. These students are very friendly, but very shy. In addition, the campus has different organizations to make the international students’ transitions much easier.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 31%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 23%
25+: 9%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 6%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 3%
Native American: 0%
White: 86%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Everyone on campus is of a different religion, race, and sexuality. They are very accepting of each other. There is an organization on campus called BTGLASS (Breaking Through Glass). This organization's mission is to create a more friendly and peaceful environment for people who are LGBT.
Political Activity
The student body holds very diverse opinions on politics. Some students are more liberal, while others are more conservative, and yet there are still some who are in between. There are sometimes political and controversial debates, but there are no political clubs.
Economic Status
Most college kids are working and going to school. It does not really matter if the kids are rich, poor, or middle-class because everyone on campus is trying to get an education. No one really worries about economic status too much. Most (if not all) of college students are there on federal work-study, loans, grants, and scholarships.
Most Common Religions
Here is a list of all of the different religious clubs on campus: Baptist Student Ministry, Catholic Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel at FSU, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Latter-Day Saint Student Association, Unified Voices Under God's Dominion, and United Campus Ministry. Most students on campus are Catholic. The University does have a church on campus and a few very close to campus. However, there are also other religions on campus, such as pagan/Wiccan, Jewish, etc.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Here is a list of the minority clubs on campus:
African American Studies Society, African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Chinese Culture Club, and Latin American Student Organization. Some of these organizations host different activities. For example, the Chinese Culture Club hosts events in the Allegany County region such as Chinese New Year and lantern festivals. Each of these organizations does something special for each major holiday pertaining to them.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 11 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 32 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 38% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 28% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 34 responses

  • 3% Progressive/very liberal
  • 26% Liberal
  • 38% Moderate
  • 3% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 29% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 33 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 34 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 11 responses

  • 82% No
  • 18% 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 11 responses

  • 9% Republican
  • 36% Democratic
  • 9% Independent
  • 9% Other party not mentioned
  • 36% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 11 responses

  • 73% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 9% 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.
  • 18% 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 11 responses

  • 27% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 64% 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.
  • 9% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 36% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 45% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 18% 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 33 responses

  • 64% Very accepting.
  • 27% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 9% 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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