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4 College Freshman

Diversity: We are known as the international university of Alabama so we have a great deal of diversity on campus.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Again I am not here to judge anyone. i am versatile and I can have a conversation with anyone. One must be opened to see and understand. That does not mean to be open to perform any type of acts just open to understanding. Understanding everyone have different morals is most important.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: i really like how diverse our campus is! I grew up in europe so I have been all over the place. I have visited many countries and learned something new about each culture I have encountered. It's nice to see an international student on campus and be able to speak to them about their country. I like how not everyone is the same, so I don't feel so different for the majority.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's a big variety of ethics and races.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Troy University has a very large international student population. The acceptance of these students is very high and their contribution to the ethnic / racial diversity is greatly aprrectiated by faculty and students alike.

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Troy University has a very diverse student body, which includes a good amount of foreign students who come here to continue their educations. Many of the international students come here for all four years, but Troy also promotes a program where foreign exchange students come to study at the University for a semester. In some of the study abroad programs offered, a foreign student will come here for a semester, and a Troy student will go to that foreign country for a semester.

If you’re interested in going out into the world to experience new cultures, Troy offers several study abroad programs. There are also programs and events on campus that promote diversity and the understanding of other cultures. For example, there is a Chinese festival held annually to inform other students about the Chinese culture.

Facts & Statistics

African American
39%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
International
2%
Native American
1%
White
47%
Unknown
5%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
28%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 18%
20-21: 20%
22-24: 18%
25+: 44%
Female Faculty
46%
Male Faculty
54%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 10%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 83%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
There are gay and lesbian students who attend this school, and Troy does have a Gay-Straight Alliance group on campus.
Political Activity
Troy has several political organizations on campus, including College Democrats, College Republicans, and NAACP. The NAACP has voter registration drives and meetings on campus to discuss the candidates and their issues before elections.
Economic Status
Troy students come from all different economic backgrounds.
Most Common Religions
Christian and Catholic
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are lots of different clubs for minorities on campus, such as the African American Alliance, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Indian Student Association, International Student Cultural Organization, Nepalese Student Association, and Saudi Students Association.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 14 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 70 responses

  • 3% Progressive/very liberal
  • 14% Liberal
  • 19% Moderate
  • 30% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 72 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 10% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 18% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 43% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 71 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 71 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 15 responses

  • 80% No
  • 13% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 7% 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 14 responses

  • 29% Republican
  • 36% Democratic
  • 0% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 36% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 14 responses

  • 79% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 14% 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.
  • 7% 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 15 responses

  • 13% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 27% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 53% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 7% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 36% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 0% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 14% 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 70 responses

  • 66% Very accepting.
  • 30% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.

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