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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I feel like everybody is very accepting when it comes to culture/religion/sexual orientation. You see many races as you walk on campus and it honestly feels like we all can express ourselves freely.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a great amount of diversity

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Our campus is extremely diverse and you can meet minority or international students on nearly every spot on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: it is more diverse than where I went to high school and more tolerant however there is still a lack of diversity.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The only reason why I gave diversity a 4 out of 5 is because of the inevitable majority of the students and faculty being white. Other than that UF is very diverse from student organizations to events that are all inclusive.

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All kinds of people—not just different races, but different religions, backgrounds, nationalities, sexual orientations, and political inclinations—live and study at UF quite peacefully. There are students from every state in the union, and more than 100 countries are represented—groups, observances, and events are held to celebrate every last one. Islam On Campus holds prayer sessions, Alpha Kappa Alpha brings black women together in the bonds of sisterhood, and don’t forget about the Hare Krishnas on campus, who provide unlimited lunch every day for only $4.

This does not mean, of course, that people don’t rally for even greater diversity, and regardless of the fact that Florida has abolished affirmative action in state universities, it seems like things are getting more diverse all of the time. It’s true that the majority of UF students are white kids from Florida, but that’s not the only (or most interesting) way to look at it; it’s more fun, and maybe more relevant, to recognize that every student is going to bring something different to the table (speaking of which, there are a lot of tables to sit at; you make a big school small by getting to know people and becoming involved with a variety of little groups). At any rate, a UF student might be black, brown, red, yellow, or white, but the important thing is that everyone bleeds orange and blue, baby.

Facts & Statistics

African American
8%
Asian
8%
Hispanic
18%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
58%
Unknown
3%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
11%
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 25%
20-21: 32%
22-24: 23%
25+: 19%
Female Faculty
37%
Male Faculty
63%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 11%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 5%
Native American: 0%
White: 75%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
LGBT Affairs is very well-organized and far-reaching. April is Pride Awareness Month at UF.
Political Activity
You should expect to be accosted numerous times a day during any student government election. Students take politics seriously, and you'll notice that during any campaigning month.
Economic Status
It's largely middle class, although there seems to be a fair-sized group of the extremely well-off and a slightly smaller group of those who aren't. At UF, it can be harder to tell the differences than it was in high school.
Most Common Religions
UF is home to one of the world's largest Jewish student populations (although it does not constitute the majority of students), and there is a variety of active Christian and Muslim groups, as well.
Minority Clubs on Campus
In all seriousness, UF has practically any ethnicity- or religion-based club you could think of, and if it's not available, you can start one up. There are quite a few fraternities and sororities with members mostly of one ethnicity or religion, as well.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 283 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 26% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 17% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 17% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 392 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 31% Liberal
  • 30% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 396 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 164 responses

  • 24% Republican
  • 30% Democratic
  • 28% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 17% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 119 responses

  • 55% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 39% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 4% 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 164 responses

  • 51% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 44% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 4% 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 284 responses

  • 58% Very accepting.
  • 39% 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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