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4 College Junior

Diversity: There is more diversity on campus than around the city. It is actually quite refreshing.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: A definite variety of students based on economic status, ethnicity, LGBT+ status, etc. Mostly all are accepted.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Uco, compared to the other few campuses that have visited has the best diversity and mixture of ethnic beliefs that I have seen. The campus pays close attention to detail when dealing the the great amount of people that it has on campus. The work hard to see that each person and their individuality is recognized and brought about very carefully.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There seems to be a good mixture of different people.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: 10% of the population is international student from more than 140 different countries.

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The UCO campus diversity is very alive and well in just about every aspect of campus life. There is a countless number of ethnic backgrounds, along with religious and political beliefs that bring UCO's individual culture together as a whole.

There are various organizations directed at virtually anything that relates to a student's particular lifestyle or background. The Office of Multicultural Student Services and the International Student Office seek to provide many opportunities for all students, such as scholarships, multicultural organizations, and resources necessary for success and collegiate progression. If you are interested in a certain group or program, it is likely it has been established or there are opportunities available to create it. The chance to experience a wide range of cultures and backgrounds is strongly supported on campus both socially and academically through these organizations and course programs that are offered.

Facts & Statistics

African American
9%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
7%
International
8%
Native American
4%
White
59%
Unknown
4%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
10%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 28%
22-24: 24%
25+: 20%
Female Faculty
49%
Male Faculty
51%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 6%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 0%
Native American: 3%
White: 84%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
The general campus attitude towards GLBT is, of course, very accepting, the same as all other lifestyles and backgrounds that make UCO such a diverse community. At UCO, there is the GATE (Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality) organization created to provide support for all members of UCO's gay community. GATE deals with GLBT issues on campus, and promotes awareness through programs and events.
Political Activity
UCO provides several political student organizations on campus relative to American politics, well as international student organizations such as Young Democrats and the Saudi Student Organization. The general student population tends to be vocal about political issues when they are mentioned, it is not extremely common or heard of on campus unless discussed through these organizations.
Economic Status
Although it is difficult to determine who exactly is within the upper, middle, or lower classes in UCO's student population, it is very common that financial aid is utilized in order for students to attend college. There isn't any obvious discrimination among the student body related to financial aid, but UCO does maintain record of how much of the student population receives aid based on previous years.
Most Common Religions
There are several student organizations that are targeted toward individual religions for students who seek to become more involved in their religious beliefs and practices.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The Office of Multicultural Student Services provides all kinds of resources, along with various organizations that relate to minority backgrounds that are active on campus. Some organizations that are a part of Multicultural Student Services are the Asian American Student Association, the Black Student Association, and the Hispanic Student Association.
Did You Know?
The Office of Multicultural Student Services offers several committees directed at particular ethnicities and backgrounds, such as scholarship pageants and other events to celebrate these individual cultures.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 12 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 53 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 19% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 23% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 21% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 53 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 11% Liberal
  • 32% Moderate
  • 13% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 38% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 54 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 53 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 12 responses

  • 83% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 17% 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 12 responses

  • 33% Republican
  • 17% Democratic
  • 25% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 25% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 12 responses

  • 92% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 0% 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.
  • 8% 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 12 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 12 responses

  • 33% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 8% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 50% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 8% 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 54 responses

  • 61% Very accepting.
  • 31% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 7% 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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