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3 College Junior

Diversity: the EF students cause so problems because they aren't always treated the same and have more lenient rules.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity is one of the things that drew me to this school.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Every student is different and the amount of international students allow American students to experience other cultures.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Oglethorpe is a small school rich in diversity. However if you need internal stimulation this is NOT the school for you. Smaller than the average high school , Oglethorpe offers unique and accepting student led groups and organizations however there isn't much to do after the first year, its almost a shame because the people are SO nice and the school spoils the students rotten, but all of this simply can't make up for the fact that this school doesn't offer much more than what is in their brochure…..

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity at Oglethorpe is obvious just by walking around the school. There are students from many cultural backgrounds and also many international students.

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While many Oglethorpe students are white, Christian heterosexuals, they are by no means an accurate depiction of OU's diversity. There are people of various backgrounds and religions, and none of them face discrimination for their beliefs or heritage. There are lots of transfer students from out of state, and even a few from out of the country. This mixture of nationalities and ethnicities provides students with an enriching experience.

There are several clubs aimed at connecting diverse students with different religions, sexual preferences, and political leanings. All provide students with a new understanding and respect for areas that they might not know much about. Unfortunately, although students will respect anyone who differs from them, they tend to hang out with the ones who are similar. The school provides students the chance to interact with diverse people, but the students don't always take it.

Facts & Statistics

African American
20%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
8%
International
5%
Native American
0%
White
36%
Unknown
25%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
41%
Common States of Residence
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 3%
18-19: 45%
20-21: 33%
22-24: 10%
25+: 9%
Female Faculty
31%
Male Faculty
69%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 89%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Sexual orientation is something to be proud of, not debased, at Oglethorpe. There is a generally accepting (if not encouraging) atmosphere toward students who wish to embrace their homosexuality; gay, bisexual, transexual, and straight students alike are offered the chance to join OUtlet, our schools LGBT club. Club members plan and execute events concerning gay pride, such as participation in the Gay Pride Parade and an annual Drag Show for anyone who wants to dress up and have a good time.
Political Activity
While most students would describe Oglethorpe as having a democratic leaning, it is much more diverse than that; several students consider themselves Conservative, while a few even say that they're Communist. So, while a great deal of the political views can be called liberal, students have the liberty of identifying with whatever politics they'd like to.
Economic Status
Economic status is somewhat diverse, but not noticeably so. It only becomes a real issue when students want to go places and can't afford it, or when finals come around and students start worrying about whether or not they'll keep their scholarships.
Most Common Religions
The most common religion at Oglethorpe would either be Protestant or agnostic, but there are many others. Jewish, Muslim, and Catholic are all visible as well, and houses of worship for all religions can be found within the city. No religion is discriminated against, but rather students try to learn about the different religions. There are courses, clubs, and even seminars dealing with different beliefs; all are informative, none judgmental.
Minority Clubs on Campus
From the Black Student Caucus to the Jewish Student Union, minority clubs are everywhere. Events are thrown by club members to celebrate heritage and traditions. Princeton Review ranked OU in the Top 20 for schools with the best race/class interaction.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 18 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 33% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 6% Libertarian
  • 11% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 17 responses

  • 12% Progressive/very liberal
  • 53% Liberal
  • 12% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 18 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 18 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 18 responses

  • 83% Very accepting.
  • 11% 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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