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4 College Student

Diversity: Tons of students, therefore, you have the opportunity to meet many other students.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is not much diversity on campus. If you look in the right places, you can find it. But even in terms of what courses can be taken, there is a lack of diversity

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very, very diverse and overall very accepting to all.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Huge diversity many foreign students from different backgrounds.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a great mix of ethnicities, cultures and religion visible on campus.

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Orlando seems to be the melting pot of Florida, and UCF's location makes it a prime spot for a diverse campus. The campus is relatively diverse, with most students' ethnicity being white from a middle-class background.

UCF's campus isn't restricted to one way of thinking; there are many religions represented, a lot of political activities going on, and there's bound to be a club suited for everyone. The campus doesn't discriminate, and all students are free to openly believe and practice whatever they choose. The UCF administration has made it clear in recent years that it wouldn't have it any other way.

Facts & Statistics

African American
10%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
20%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
59%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
9%
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 24%
20-21: 33%
22-24: 27%
25+: 16%
Female Faculty
40%
Male Faculty
60%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 11%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 7%
Native American: 0%
White: 72%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
GLBT stands for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Union, and is a club consisting of students who share an interest in GLBT issues and concerns. There are many sexual orientations.
Political Activity
There are many political and social activism groups on campus. American Civil Liberties Union, Body of Animal Rights Campaigners, Campus Peace Action, College Democrats, College Republicans, Free the Planet!, Greenpeace at UCF, Knights for Israel, Liberty Knights, NAACP, NORML at UCF, Political and Law Association, Rebuilding on a Conservative KornerStone (ROCK), Students for Life.
Economic Status
UCF is a state school, therefore it receives a large amount of financial aid from the state for the students. Students vary from underprivileged to upper-class. I would have to say that the majority of students come from middle-class families.
Most Common Religions
Christianity, Judaism, and Catholicism are the most popular religions at UCF. There’s no formal religious affiliation, and there’s no place on the application form for religion.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are many minority clubs on the UCF campus. Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, African American Student Union, Asian Student Association, Filipino Student Association, International Student Association, National Society of Black Engineers, SANGAM Indian Association, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Vietnamese American Student Association.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 970 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 23% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 15% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 20% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 1,226 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 24% Liberal
  • 31% Moderate
  • 3% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 34% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 1,245 responses

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

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 447 responses

  • 16% Republican
  • 34% Democratic
  • 24% Independent
  • 3% Other party not mentioned
  • 23% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 282 responses

  • 65% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 32% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 2% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 1% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 447 responses

  • 61% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 36% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 3% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 1% 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 970 responses

  • 72% Very accepting.
  • 25% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 2% 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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