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5 College Junior

Diversity: According to our school, we are one of the most diverse schools in North Carolina! I think that is pretty amazing and I have met and befriended people of many different religions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political beliefs, and economic backgrounds.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Diverse in religious views, ethnicities, etc., but not very collective (always some sort of competition amongst groups).

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very hard to discriminated everyone is very friendly and accepting due to our great diversity.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: We are full of minority. Mostly members of the LGBT community. That's why people also call my school "UNC Gays-boro."

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is extremely diverse and accepting. There's a little of everything.

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If you have lived in a small town all of your life, prepare to have your mind blown when you come to UNCG. Expect to have your beliefs and opinions challenged, and don't be surprised if they have been strengthened or even changed when you walk away from the University in four years. This is exactly the experience you are facing when you meet the vast array of people on this campus—all of whom come from different racial, ethnic, religious, political, social, and sexual backgrounds. While it's true that UNCG has a reputation for a large number of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) students, rest assured that no one will question your orientation based solely on your attendance at the University. All kinds of love and relationships are valued on this campus, which is a perfect example of how diverse it really is.

Whether you are looking for a group of people to fit in with or if you need a political sparring partner to bounce your ideas off of, you will find people to enrich your life at UNCG. Just try not to get too hot-headed if someone takes a strong stance against something you think or agree with—it's bound to happen on a campus such as this.

Facts & Statistics

African American
24%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
6%
International
3%
Native American
0%
White
58%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
9%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 30%
20-21: 31%
22-24: 21%
25+: 18%
Female Faculty
51%
Male Faculty
49%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 27%
International: 3%
Native American: 0%
White: 62%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
UNCG is known as "UNC-Gay" for a reason. Surprisingly, it isn't because of the visibility of the campus LGBT group—which is actually a relatively quiet organization. It is mostly because a large number of students are openly gay.
Political Activity
As a whole, UNCG is more liberal, but all kinds of political affiliations are visible. The College Democrats and the College Republicans are always butting heads at debates and over various projects. Small groups of students may try to hand you a copy of the "Socialist Worker" while you walk down College Avenue. Several students, from liberal to libertarian, have articles published in UNCG's student newspaper, "The Carolinian," arguing their points.
Economic Status
Most students receive some sort of financial aid, and the majority comes from households with an average income. There are some students, though, who walk around in nothing but designer labels, so all kinds of economic backgrounds are represented.
Most Common Religions
Various forms of Christianity are probably the most prominent, but you will meet someone from every faith at UNCG, including atheists/agnostics, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, and pagans/Wiccans.
Minority Clubs on Campus
UNCG has a club for every minority group imaginable. Whatever your race, religion, or sexual orientation, you can join a group of people with similar characteristics on this campus. Search the UNCG website for a full list of student organizations.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 79 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 18% Liberal
  • 30% Moderate
  • 15% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 135 responses

  • 22% Progressive/very liberal
  • 30% Liberal
  • 15% Moderate
  • 1% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 30% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 140 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 81 responses

  • 16% Republican
  • 32% Democratic
  • 22% Independent
  • 1% Other party not mentioned
  • 28% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 63 responses

  • 76% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 24% 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.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 81 responses

  • 72% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 27% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 1% 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 80 responses

  • 62% Very accepting.
  • 38% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.

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