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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Students from all over the globe provide insight and force the majority to be more culturally tolerant. In general, everyone is already fairly open-minded. I've never witnessed discrimination on campus grounds.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's a quite diverse campus and people are quite accepting of this.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There are groups for LGBT, and many different ethnicities on campus. I think they do a good job of helping everyone find a group to support them and understand these individuals.

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5 College Student

Diversity: MSUM is a very diverse campus with students from all over the world co-existing peacefully and striving for a common goal.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a huge range of people for a small college

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MSUM has a fairly large population of international students. However, the fact remains that most students at MSUM come from small, predominately white towns. This results in a small percentage of MSUM students being narrow-minded when it comes to minorities.

MSUM offers several different organizations and clubs that deal with diversity to help combat ignorance, though, and the ignorant students are certainly in the minority at MSUM. Students from all backgrounds are generally welcomed with open arms by everyone.

Facts & Statistics

African American
2%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
2%
International
7%
Native American
1%
White
79%
Unknown
4%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
32%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Illinois
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 32%
20-21: 31%
22-24: 24%
25+: 12%
Female Faculty
47%
Male Faculty
53%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 9%
Native American: 1%
White: 84%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
GLBT has a very active presence on campus. There are many different organizations that exist to provide entertainment, outings, workshops, and lectures to the GLBT population. The Gay-Straight Alliance is very active.
Political Activity
MSUM is a liberal arts college, so the majority of the student body tends to lean to the left. There is a very active College Republicans organization though. The College Democrats and College Republicans often bring in speakers and presenters to talk about the issues of the day. They also encourage voting in local elections by offering rides to the voting station and having candidates come to speak.
Economic Status
There are students from every walk of life at MSUM. Some students' parents are paying for their educations, while other students are working two jobs to get through college. Not many scholarships are offered at MSUM, but some students have received them. The only thing that's certain is that people from every class get along and become friends.
Most Common Religions
Being in the heart of the Midwest, the most common religion is Christianity. There are many different organizations that celebrate it. With that being said, MSUM is pretty open to other religions too, and all religions are free to start their own organizations and practice their faith on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are many clubs dedicated just to minorities. Essentially all ethnicities, sexes, religions, and sexual preferences are covered. Most regions represented by international students have their own clubs, such as the Japan Club or Organizacion Latina America.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 32 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 34% Liberal
  • 19% Moderate
  • 16% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 19% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 40 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 48% Liberal
  • 18% Moderate
  • 5% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 22% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 42 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 14 responses

  • 14% Republican
  • 57% Democratic
  • 7% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 21% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 56% 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.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 43% 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.
  • 0% 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 33 responses

  • 64% Very accepting.
  • 30% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 6% 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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