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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: SOU is accepting of everybody. Seriously.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: because of the WUE program

we get lots of people from all over

especially from Hawaii

5 College Freshman

Diversity: SOU was on the list of colleges that accepts not only various sexual orientations, but also all gender identities, which is a very positive aspect. Dorm rooms are divided by gender preference (you can request a single-gender room, such as two females, or you can opt into the female/male/other dorm rooms). There were not that many minorities on campus so racial diversity wasn't major, but overall the campus has amazing acceptance.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: SOU is a very diversity school. They accept everybody.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I love that the school draws in Hawaiian and Alaska students. They come from such a different background and put on club events related to that. It adds diversity to the campus that would be otherwise limited. The exchange program is pretty good considering that on each floor of my dorm building were exchange students, it's interesting hearing Japanese on the floor above when visiting. As far as race diversity, there's not much. The school has pretty good sexual orientation tolerance and the gay/straight puts on a ball that is very well attended by most students. Politics and religion have clubs on campus, and invite people in all the time, personally never attended any.


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Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Hawaii
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 4%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 28%
22-24: 19%
25+: 23%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 0%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 1%
Native American: 1%
White: 83%
Unknown: 6%

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 31 responses

  • 13% Progressive/very liberal
  • 35% Liberal
  • 16% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 19% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 31 responses

  • 26% Progressive/very liberal
  • 39% Liberal
  • 13% Moderate
  • 3% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 16% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 34 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 33 responses

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

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 20% 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 accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 32 responses

  • 91% Very accepting.
  • 9% 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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