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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: We have a lot of diversity at NCSU!

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4 College Junior

Diversity: There's a lot of diversity on campus and they really stress that everyone is respectful to others and acts as one.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is so much diversity here. Accepting people of other backgrounds, beliefs, and lifestyles is very important at NC State. A big deal is made about doing so.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are clubs and organizations that boost diversity within the campus.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity is very important on campus. Employees work to ensure that everyone receives equal opportunities. This year they are holding an event, Respect the Pack, to encourage students to be accepting of everyone. Many diverse students are drawn to the school because of the excellent science and engineering programs.

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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
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
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
Male Faculty
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

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 31 responses

  • 94% No
  • 3% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 3% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 97 responses

  • 9% Progressive/very liberal
  • 23% Liberal
  • 26% Moderate
  • 25% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 96 responses

  • 3% Progressive/very liberal
  • 10% Liberal
  • 34% Moderate
  • 24% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 100 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 100 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 31 responses

  • 74% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 10% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 3% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 13% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 31 responses

  • 32% Republican
  • 19% Democratic
  • 29% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 19% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 31 responses

  • 68% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 10% 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.
  • 19% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 3% 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 32 responses

  • 22% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 72% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 6% 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 important is religion in your life?    Based on 31 responses

  • 16% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 13% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 45% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 26% 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 97 responses

  • 46% Very accepting.
  • 45% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 8% 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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