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Diversity

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5 College Student

Diversity: All are welcome as they are. Everyone is equal

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a big diversity on the campus and i am always meeting new people and learning about new points of views on every subject. It is very enlightening.

5 College Junior

Diversity: This school has every thing and everyone.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There arent many challenges to be faced between diversity, political beliefs, or orientation. Everyone is very accepting on this campus.

4 College Junior

Diversity: While USM, like most of Maine, lacks in significant ethnic diversity, there is an upward trend in recent years that leaves me optimistic. The burgeoning Maine Somalian population is starting to take advantage of the university, and provides quality diversity of opinions and minds, and will hopefully help Portland better interact and relate with the community, which is still largely isolated. Also, USM is probably the most progressive campus I've been to when it comes to sexuality; a large QSA and LBGBTQ population, in-depth in-class discussions on a broad range of issues in feminist/queer/sexuality theory, etc. Really a great place to see front-of-the-line scholarship and activism in Gender Issues.

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Facts & Statistics

African American
3%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
2%
International
1%
Native American
1%
White
74%
Unknown
16%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
15%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Foreign countries
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 24%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 22%
25+: 30%
Female Faculty
46%
Male Faculty
54%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 2%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 91%
Unknown: 3%

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% 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 26 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 31% Liberal
  • 19% Moderate
  • 12% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 8% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 26 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 35% Liberal
  • 23% Moderate
  • 4% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 35% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 26 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 25 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 6 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Republican
  • 20% Democratic
  • 60% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 20% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 0% 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 6 responses

  • 67% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 33% 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 5 responses

  • 0% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 40% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 20% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 40% 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 27 responses

  • 48% Very accepting.
  • 52% 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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