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3 College Freshman

Diversity: The university is accepting but it's a predominantly white campus. There are ethnic groups though

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's a huge amount of diversity for sexual orientation groups. All people are welcomed.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Haven't heard of anything bad yet. Mostly white kids here but that doesn't mean they're not accepting.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: It's not very diverse at all, mainly white wealthy people.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I don't know much this topic.

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The UD campus is mainly devoid of diversity in the undergraduate population. Those minority groups that do exist generally find each other and develop their own communities that drift in and out of interaction with the rest of the student population. They form their own clubs and organizations and assert their unique voice by coming together. Sometimes they even get through to the rest of the campus.

Some people complain that there are unfair housing tactics that relegate certain minority groups to the same area of campus housing, but the University has denied that this is so and claims that minority students generally ask to live together. UD does try hard to attract more minority students, but they find themselves with the problem that they cannot attract minority students to a campus that has so little diversity already present.

Facts & Statistics

African American
5%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
6%
International
4%
Native American
0%
White
76%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
60%
Common States of Residence
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 40%
20-21: 36%
22-24: 12%
25+: 10%
Female Faculty
40%
Male Faculty
60%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 81%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is tolerance of the gay community on campus, although it is rare to hear from them. There is a campus club, called Haven, dedicated to preserving the rights of every sexual orientation.
Political Activity
Most students are not involved in politics and have a very vague idea of what is going on in the political world at any given time. There are rarely any protests against anything; most students aren’t bothered by anything unless it affects their social lives.
Economic Status
While there is a mix of all economic classes on this campus, the large majority of students are from upper-middle-class backgrounds. The number of students driving BMWs seems to be increasing every year!
Most Common Religions
The most popular religion is Christianity. There is a strong minority following that is quite active in Christian-based clubs.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority clubs are very active within their own community but rarely have an effect on the general population. One of the most active organizations is the Black Student Union. Some others are Caribbean Student Alliance, Chinese Cultural Student Association, Delaware African Student Association, Cosmopolitan Club (Europeans), Deutsches Club, HOLA Hispanic Student Association, Haven, Indian Students Association, Japaru, Korean Undergraduate Club, and Persian Club.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 122 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 30% Liberal
  • 25% Moderate
  • 16% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 5% Libertarian
  • 17% Not sure

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

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 23% Liberal
  • 33% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 31% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 160 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 78 responses

  • 18% Republican
  • 47% Democratic
  • 15% Independent
  • 1% Other party not mentioned
  • 18% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 44% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 53% 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.
  • 2% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 40% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 49% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 8% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 4% 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 123 responses

  • 38% Very accepting.
  • 55% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 5% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
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