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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity at the University of New Mexico is extreme, there is also a huge emphasis from students and staff alike, in regards to acceptance. UNM is an overall amazingly unique and enjoyable university to receive a higher education from, it is such an honor to be a part of this educational institution!

4 College Senior

Diversity: People from all over the world come to UNM to study and brighten their future and the world. The foreign exchenge program is well implemented and easy to apply.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It is completely diverse on campus. There is judgement just like there would be anywhere, mainly with religion and sexual orientation. Mainly because New Mexico is a very traditional state but its getting better.

3 College Student

Diversity: Ther are a lot of different types of people and everyone gets along for the most part.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity on cmapus is great. This campus has really shown they accept people from all different backgrounds.

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Facts & Statistics

African American
3%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
42%
International
2%
Native American
7%
White
38%
Unknown
3%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
12%
Common States of Residence
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 28%
20-21: 25%
22-24: 20%
25+: 26%
Female Faculty
45%
Male Faculty
55%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 10%
International: 3%
Native American: 2%
White: 71%
Unknown: 2%

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 23 responses

  • 83% No
  • 4% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 4% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 4% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 4% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 133 responses

  • 11% Progressive/very liberal
  • 23% Liberal
  • 26% Moderate
  • 16% Conservative
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 17% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 132 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 37% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 5% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 28% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 136 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 135 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 22 responses

  • 59% No
  • 9% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 23% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 5% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 5% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 23 responses

  • 22% Republican
  • 43% Democratic
  • 9% Independent
  • 4% Other party not mentioned
  • 22% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 22 responses

  • 77% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 5% 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.
  • 18% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% 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 22 responses

  • 55% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 36% 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 important is religion in your life?    Based on 22 responses

  • 9% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 23% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 50% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 18% 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 134 responses

  • 53% Very accepting.
  • 39% 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.
  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.

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