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Diversity

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2 College Junior

Diversity: There is basically no diversity on Saint Mary's campus. There is a little bit, but not a whole lot. The people at there are extremely accepting of anyone and everyone. Even though we are Lasallian school, we are accepting of all religions and will even offer you help in finding a church which fits your domination, and find you transportation if you are in need. Now that's what I call accepting!

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: A school that is dominantly Caucasian however students get along great with all kinds of students no matter the race.

4 College Junior

Diversity: I do feel diversity is strong at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota!

3 College Senior

Diversity: The student population itself isn't very diverse (mostly white students), but most people are pretty accepting of cultural diversity. Even though it's a Catholic school all religions and other Christian denominations are welcomed and work in service together. Politics aren't a major problem of discussion. There are openly gay people on campus and there is a SAFE club educating students on the diversity of sexual orientation.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I think Saint Mary's is comprised of a diverse background of individuals.

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Facts & Statistics

African American
6%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
5%
International
3%
Native American
0%
White
54%
Unknown
30%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
48%
Common States of Residence
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 15%
20-21: 16%
22-24: 12%
25+: 52%
Female Faculty
38%
Male Faculty
62%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 2%
Hispanic: 0%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 97%
Unknown: 0%

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% 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 12 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 17% Liberal
  • 17% Moderate
  • 25% Conservative
  • 17% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 0% Liberal
  • 55% Moderate
  • 27% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 11 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 11 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 6 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Republican
  • 20% Democratic
  • 40% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 20% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 20% 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.
  • 0% 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 6 responses

  • 33% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 67% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% 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 5 responses

  • 20% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 20% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 40% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 20% 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 12 responses

  • 67% Very accepting.
  • 25% 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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