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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Although there are still some challenges to diversity as would be expected I think NC State does a good job of trying to promote inclusion and not leave anyone left out.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is emphasized on campus and there are truly options for everyone.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus and international students. NC State embraces and celebrates diversity.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: This school isn't the most diverse though it is way more diverse than my hometown. The amount of racism/microaggressions vary with the college that you are part of in the university. I don't experience as much racism but I am in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences while my roommate experiences more racism than me and she is in the College of Natural Resources

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: This school is a predominately white institution although I do not see this as a problem, being a second-year student and minority. I have not met any openly intolerant individuals yet and I have only heard of a select few cases of it, which may or may not be true. When people don't agree with people's beliefs here they tend to not associate, although I have only seen this a few times. There will always be rumors at a large university in the South.

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As NC State is a land-grant institution, diversity is a top priority of the University. Alexander serves as the international dormitory for all students who come to NCSU to study abroad. There are activities that occur across campus promoting different ethnicities. Sometimes, the events are dinners, like the ones the Asian clubs hold; other times, it is rooted a little more deeply in their culture. For instance, there has been a Turkish Night, where they hold an assembly in the Talley Student Center and do a variety of performances, like cultural dances.

It is clear that NC State is making a conscious effort to increase diversity. This is even seen in the gap closure between the male-to-female ratio around the campus. There is, however, not as much diversity as there could be. Looking at the statistics above, it is clear that the white population still dominates the campus, taking up more than 80 percent of the student body.

Facts & Statistics

African American
8%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
4%
International
3%
Native American
0%
White
74%
Unknown
3%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
15%
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Louisiana
  • New Jersey
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 30%
20-21: 33%
22-24: 21%
25+: 15%
Female Faculty
31%
Male Faculty
69%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 5%
Native American: 0%
White: 80%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
NCSU has a very diverse set of students and is accepting of the gay community. There are organizations like BGLA, which is a student organization supporting the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community.
Political Activity
The University tends to lean more toward a conservative point of view. However, there have been attempts to launch a liberal student newspaper to rival the Technician, the current voice of NC State.
Economic Status
NCSU tends to have a lot of “middle of the road” kids attending. There are the wealthy, and there are some from lower socioeconomic classes.
Most Common Religions
Christianity reigns supreme, followed by Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are many minority groups around campus. Just walking around, students can find flyers about a tour-of-Asia dinner, or an Indian culture night.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 105 responses

  • 10% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 25% Moderate
  • 25% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 159 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 12% Liberal
  • 36% Moderate
  • 21% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 163 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 94 responses

  • 28% Republican
  • 27% Democratic
  • 29% Independent
  • 1% Other party not mentioned
  • 16% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 63 responses

  • 25% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 70% 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.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 95 responses

  • 24% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 71% 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.
  • 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 105 responses

  • 47% Very accepting.
  • 45% 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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