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3 College Freshman

Diversity: I came from New England so to me the campus seems reasonably diverse. The campus is predominantly white, but for the most part students are accepting of all ethnic, racial, religious, and sexual backgrounds. I have met one or two rather racist people on campus but that can happen at any school. It is easy to avoid people that are biased.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Fairly diverse although the majority is white.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The students here are very accepting of any type of diversity.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Pretty much, you can find anyone here

1 College Freshman

Diversity: No diversity, low acceptance of the few diverse students- in all aspects: ethnic background, racial diversity, political views, religion, sexual orientation, economic background, "style" of dress, etc

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The area of diversity is at the forefront of UNCW's improvement priorities. Yes, at the present time, diversity in terms of race is not as high as it will be in years to come. Less than 20 percent of incoming freshmen identifies themselves as a minority, but these numbers are only increasing. Increases in a variety of races, backgrounds, and ethnicities have been noticeable on UNCW's campus within the past few years, and UNCW's efforts and proactive measures to show every person from every type of background and heritage the amazing, wholesome, and inclusive community UNCW fosters will keep proving to be successful.

Students, staff, and faculty on UNCW's campus are very accepting and open, and do not discriminate. While racial diversity continues to improve, UNCW already possesses a culturally diverse campus, supporting a variety of sexual orientations and different socioeconomic backgrounds. There are so many students from around the United States, the world, from all levels of economic classes—and the list goes on. UNCW upholds an accepting and welcoming atmosphere, and a celebration of every unique individual and belief on campus remains firm in the University's list of policies and demeanor.

Facts & Statistics

African American
5%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
6%
International
1%
Native American
1%
White
81%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
17%
Common States of Residence
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 33%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 17%
25+: 12%
Female Faculty
46%
Male Faculty
54%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 4%
Native American: 0%
White: 80%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
UNCW is very accepting of alternative lifestyles and the LGBTQIA community. Campus is a very inviting and welcoming location. There is a LGBTQIA resource center available, as well as PRIDE, which is the gay and lesbian association. In addition, UNCW promotes tolerance and diversity, and exhibits multiple anti-bullying and pro-tolerance campus activities throughout the year, such as "Breaking Down Hate."
Political Activity
UNCW is not a politically affiliated campus. There is a well-rounded number of political organizations, though, for students to get involved in, such as College Democrats, College Republicans, Libertarians, and Model UN.
Economic Status
A great thing about UNCW is that there are students from all economic backgrounds, and whether you're a student who receives financial aid or not, everyone blends together. Students are not separated or noticed by what their economic statuses are. A lot of students take advantage of scholarships, grants, or loans, but there are certainly students who don't handle financial aid at all. It's not a dividing factor at all.
Most Common Religions
UNCW is not affiliated with any particular religion, and there is not one religion that is more dominant or more noticeable. Similar to the political organizations, there is a good number of religious organizations to get involved with, but none of them pressure students or have an overwhelming presence on campus. Some of these groups are Overflow Campus Organization, Campus Crusade for Christ, Young Life, and Baptist Campus Ministry.
Minority Clubs on Campus
A variety of multicultural clubs exist at UNCW. These clubs definitely have a presence and blend in well with the 200-plus organizations on UNCW's campus. The Black Student Union and RITMO Latin Dance Club are just some of the clubs that provide opportunities for cultural advancement or minority recognition. These clubs and organizations provide dimension, depth, and uniqueness to the campus. Events throughout the year, such as Intercultural Week and Black History Month celebrations, showcase and celebrate all diversity on campus.
Did You Know?
  • Centro Hispano, Upperman African American Cultural Center, and Multicultural Affairs are resource centers available to UNCW students to create connections and sponsor events.
  • More than 47 nations are represented in the student body. UNCW students have ample opportunities to study abroad, as well as experience time at UNCW with study abroad participants who have chosen to study here.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 59 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 34% Liberal
  • 32% Moderate
  • 12% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 87 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 23% Liberal
  • 36% Moderate
  • 10% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 23% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 89 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 46 responses

  • 24% Republican
  • 33% Democratic
  • 28% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 15% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 43% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 46% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 11% 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 46 responses

  • 41% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 48% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 11% 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 59 responses

  • 46% Very accepting.
  • 47% 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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