With three-fourths of IC students classifying themselves as white, the College is not very racially diverse. Some students complain about a lack of diversity, and others think the College needs to attract more international students. Within the United States, students come from all over the country to attend IC, leading to a good mix of views and opinions from within the states. With that being said, the majority of people is usually from around New York state and the Northeast region. Also, most students come from middle-class households, but there are definitely students with various different socioeconomic statuses throughout the College.
The school offers various scholarships and programs devoted to minority students, through efforts like the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar Program. The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs strives to showcase diversity on campus and gives students the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about different cultures. In addition, IC makes up for the lack of diversity by offering many different academic courses focusing on culture. With all of the work IC puts toward creating a more diverse campus, it should pay off sometime in the near future.