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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse campus in most aspects; maybe not so much with race.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mainly preppy, rich, white kids. Typical country club attendees.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: Rollins college is a melting pot of humanity.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Rollins has an incredibly diverse student body which allows the campus to be well-rounded and culturally aware.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Rollins is a rich kid school. There are a fair amount of foreign students, but the common denominator is that most kids are absolutely loaded. As in, kids driving $100k cars is not at all unusual. Boys spending thousands of dollars at clubs is perfectly normal. Rollins is rich. I came from a private boarding school that was full of rich kids, and I have never seen anything quite like Rollins.

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If you are looking for a diverse college, Rollins is not the place for you. Rollins is more than 70 percent white and only 5 percent black. Rollins students have a stereotype of being rich, preppy, and white. However, Rollins has been trying to add more diversity to the student body during the last few years, and it has been seeking out quite a few international students in order to do so. But even the international students fit the standard Rollins stereotype. Skin color and ethnicity are not the things that will make you seem diverse at Rollins; instead, it is the amount of money you have and the status symbols you present that make you a true Rollins student. If you can't afford the lifestyle, you will stick out more than someone of a different ethnicity.

Students are accepting, for the most part, of minorities on campus, and discrimination is not an issue. However, since Rollins is such a small school, students oftentimes get cliquey in their own groups of friends. With that being said, transfer students might have a hard time fitting in and getting adjusted.

Facts & Statistics

African American
7%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
14%
International
5%
Native American
1%
White
62%
Unknown
5%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
51%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 35%
20-21: 32%
22-24: 14%
25+: 18%
Female Faculty
42%
Male Faculty
58%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 84%
Unknown: 4%
Gay Pride
The campus is tolerant and accepting of gay students.
Political Activity
The student body at Rollins is relatively divided on the political spectrum. Outspoken liberals and extreme conservatives can both be found in masses. This makes for a lot of political debate and heated election times.
Economic Status
Seemingly, Rollins consists of students from wealthy economic backgrounds. Much of the student criticism concerning Rollins centers on the believed excess of "snobby rich kids." This is a generalization, however, and far from all of the students here would classify themselves as rich.
Most Common Religions
The most prominent religions are Catholic and Christian. The church on campus offers services for both of these denominations, and places of worship for most other religions can be found in the Winter Park and Orlando areas. There is also a large number of Jewish kids at Rollins.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The minority clubs at Rollins are quite active on campus, though often their membership is small. Many of the clubs will host special events regularly to attract new members.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 11 responses

  • 91% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 9% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 47 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 21% Liberal
  • 19% Moderate
  • 30% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 9% Libertarian
  • 15% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 47 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 15% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 26% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 21% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 47 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 47 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 12 responses

  • 67% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 25% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 8% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 12 responses

  • 17% Republican
  • 17% Democratic
  • 17% Independent
  • 8% Other party not mentioned
  • 42% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 11 responses

  • 82% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 9% 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.
  • 9% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% 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 12 responses

  • 33% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 58% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 8% 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 11 responses

  • 27% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 9% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 55% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 9% 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 47 responses

  • 34% Very accepting.
  • 45% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 13% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 9% It's hard to be a minority here.

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