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Diversity

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's a pretty white school with a strong minority presence. I honestly forget sometimes what the statistics are because it doesn't seem that way, but their is a lack of diversity on campus compared to other schools of this caliber.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: For a school that claims to be so diverse, UNC isn't. When compared to its southern neighbors, this university IS diverse, but it is still predominately white, middle and upper class north carolinians who want to go into business, journalism, nursing, or global studies.

But taking into account that it is a state school which is required to accept a majority of its students from North Carolina, there is a recognizable amount of religious, political, and sexual diversity.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Plenty of backgrounds. Almost everyone here has a story to tell. People are mostly accepting here.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: It's improving, but still has a long way to go

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5 College Senior

Diversity: Wide variety; hard in the south.

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Diversity is one of the cornerstones of UNC's campus, and it is a great place to meet many different people. From learning how to step at a P2P stop by a peer to having a Russian professor in class, the University is filled with opportunities to meet people of different ethnicities and nationalities and, more importantly, to learn from them. One of the best parts about the campus culture is how liberal it is and how accepting students are of others. A great part of campus life is the festival Masala in which many cultural clubs come together and put on a show to express the individuality of each culture. It is through shows and clubs like these that students who might not have been exposed to this sort of diversity come to appreciate the many different people that reside in our a multi-faceted world. 

UNC is also actively involved in furthering diversity by featuring speakers and documentaries about different places and people. Carolina is not a school typical of the South. It is, in fact, one of the mose ethnically diverse campuses across the nation. Although it still has a long way to go in terms of actual numbers, it is getting there.

Facts & Statistics

African American
9%
Asian
8%
Hispanic
8%
International
3%
Native American
1%
White
66%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
16%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 30%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 15%
25+: 21%
Female Faculty
42%
Male Faculty
58%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 4%
Native American: 0%
White: 79%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
UNC has many clubs and organizations to give students with different sexual preferences a safe environment and the support they may need. UNC has a large gay population, and overall the student body is very accepting.
Political Activity
Carolina has a smattering of political opinions. Most people feel comfortable voicing their opinions as Carolina is a very accepting place. There are also clubs for people of different political leanings from Republicans and Democrats to Libertarians. That being said, it is a very liberal campus overall.
Economic Status
Many students say that Carolina consists mainly of middle- to upper-class students.
Most Common Religions
There is a variety of religious affiliations at UNC. There are also many student organizations that offer services for people of many different backgrounds.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are dozens of minority clubs at UNC, as well as several shows that support and celebrate the different ethnicities on campus.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 12 responses

  • 92% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 8% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 104 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 28% Liberal
  • 38% Moderate
  • 12% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 6% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 104 responses

  • 12% Progressive/very liberal
  • 62% Liberal
  • 14% Moderate
  • 2% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 11% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 102 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 101 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 12 responses

  • 67% No
  • 8% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 8% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 8% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 8% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 12 responses

  • 8% Republican
  • 25% Democratic
  • 33% Independent
  • 8% Other party not mentioned
  • 25% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 12 responses

  • 92% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 8% 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.
  • 0% 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 12 responses

  • 25% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 75% 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 important is religion in your life?    Based on 12 responses

  • 8% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 25% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 33% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 33% 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 104 responses

  • 50% Very accepting.
  • 48% 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.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.

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