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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: UCONN is a state school so there is a little more racial and socioeconomic diversity than most schools. There are also a lot of CT kids who had like 2 black kids in their high schools and are a little overly politcially correct and just akward but overall UCONN is really accepting and proud of bringing out the diverse cultures and religions of our student body.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is very few instances of people being non-accepting of others beliefs, but most students are very accepting and/or don't care.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: This campus is extremely diverse and it shows in many ways. There are tons of cultural centers such as PRLACC, Women's cultural center, Rainbow Center, etc. As well as many religious institutions on campus so that every student feels represented in a positive way .

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Our diversity is high, and enjoyable. I'm glad campus is diverse because that's how the real world is. There are many white people who are pretty obnoxious at some points, also a high amount of Asians. There are a large amount of blacks as well, with fewer Indians and Arabs. I wish we had more Europeans to be honest, I hardly meet any.

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2 Recent Alumnus

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

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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
6%
Asian
8%
Hispanic
7%
International
4%
Native American
0%
White
63%
Unknown
10%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
29%
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
38%
Male Faculty
62%
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

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 110 responses

  • 11% Progressive/very liberal
  • 25% Liberal
  • 25% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 26% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 159 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 33% Liberal
  • 19% Moderate
  • 1% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 41% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 162 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 85 responses

  • 18% Republican
  • 35% Democratic
  • 20% Independent
  • 2% Other party not mentioned
  • 25% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 54 responses

  • 43% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 50% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 7% 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 accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 44% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 47% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 9% 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 111 responses

  • 61% Very accepting.
  • 32% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 4% 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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