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Diversity: I have never seen any acts of violence in regards to diversity however student sub groups tend to mingle amongst themselves.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is extremely diverse in all areas

5 College Junior

Diversity: Definitely the best. Very big campus, and you can meet new people everyday. You might not even get to know you whole class by the time you graduate let alone your whole school.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It is diverse in most areas, you can find a place to fit in, no matter how different you may feel. There is something for everyone.

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Diversity: The University of Connecticut is a very diverse and culturally rich community. Almost everyone is accepting and friendly regardless of race, religion, economic background, political beliefs,etc.


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There are 43 cultural organizations on campus. From Italy to Russia, Ireland to Korea, all of the major countries are covered, and if they’re not, get your friends together and start a new group! The same goes for religious groups. There are 22 religious organizations at UConn, most of which are Christian.

Diversity seems to be prevalent throughout dorm buildings, and the school promotes equality and acceptance of differences. This is obvious with the amount of organizations and events that cultural and religious groups throw. Despite UConn’s efforts to enhance cultural and geographic diversity in recent years, the campus is still predominantly white. This is mostly due to the fact that 67 percent of students are from Connecticut, which as a state, isn’t as diverse as others.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 31%
20-21: 35%
22-24: 15%
25+: 16%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 9%
Native American: 0%
White: 73%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
The Rainbow Center is the organization on campus dedicated to creating a positive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people at the University of Connecticut. The Rainbow Center is working to promote gay tolerance, but the campus is definitely not as open-minded about gay rights as they would like to be. Past students have reported harassment and fear of negativity toward their sexuality.
Political Activity
Political organizations are not as prevalent as other clubs on campus, with only 10 groups. The largest group is USG, the Undergraduate Student Government, which is the primary recognized voice of the students.
Economic Status
Figures would probably show the bulk of the students coming from traditional, New England middle-income families. However, economic status does not seem to define a student or the social scene at UConn.
Most Common Religions
There are 22 religious clubs on campus, but most of them are Christian. However, there is a Muslim Student Association and Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are plenty of ethnicity-based clubs on campus, but some minority clubs are larger than others. The African American and Asian clubs are probably the most visible on campus, and usually participate in events such as those sponsored by SUBOG (Student Union Board of Governors).

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 29 responses

  • 93% No
  • 3% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 3% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 103 responses

  • 11% Progressive/very liberal
  • 25% Liberal
  • 25% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 103 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 34% Liberal
  • 21% Moderate
  • 1% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 36% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 106 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 106 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 29 responses

  • 76% No
  • 7% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 14% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 3% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 29 responses

  • 24% Republican
  • 38% Democratic
  • 14% Independent
  • 7% Other party not mentioned
  • 17% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 28 responses

  • 86% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 7% 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 29 responses

  • 48% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 41% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 10% 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 29 responses

  • 10% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 17% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 41% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 31% 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 103 responses

  • 64% Very accepting.
  • 31% 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.
  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.


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