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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is welcome on this campus no matter what your religion, race, sexual orientation, and etc. is you are accepted

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Rust College gives students the tools and education that is needed, however, it is up to the student to learn how to apply knowledge learned and seek answers and guidance.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The school does not promote many diversity events

2 College Senior

Diversity: We are predominately black college with less than 5 whites or other races on campus but they are treated like family, but if you're homosexual you're treated like an outcast by students.

2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Rust College is an HBCU, so naturally the majority of the population is African American.There are a few Caucasian students, and a few mixed students. But there are a great number of international students who bring their unique culture to the school.


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Rust College is a historically black college, so the student body is predominantly black. However, there is a small percentage of Caucasian and Hispanic students that attend the institution. To broaden things up, Rust could use more ethnicity, but that might defeat the purpose of Rust being an HBCU.

Anyone of any race or gender can attend Rust, as there is no discrimination, but most African Americans choose to attend. And in terms of gender, more women than men attend Rust. Overall, though, everyone comes from different backgrounds.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 43%
20-21: 30%
22-24: 16%
25+: 10%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 60%
Asian American: 26%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 13%
Unknown: 0%
Political Activity
Most students are moderate, conservative, or just don't care about politics.
Economic Status
A variety of economic classes come to Rust, but most students are middle class.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is the most common religion.
Did You Know?
The majority of the school population seems to come from Chicago or Memphis.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 18% Liberal
  • 45% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 13 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 8% Liberal
  • 8% Moderate
  • 31% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 46% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 13 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 11 responses

  • 82% Very accepting.
  • 18% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 0% 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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