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5 College Student

Diversity: There is an organization for every color, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: There's a student center for support of minority individuals, and a standing community.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: As an asian, there is too little diversity. All the Asian Americans stick together.

I would say that overall, there are way more foreign asian students than Asian Americans, which is pretty sad when a lot of them try to speak an Asian language to an Asian American and they can't understand.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are people from every background here. I love that you can't always tell, but some people might think that means it's homogenous (esp. in regards to SES and sexual orientation).

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I wish there was a little more diversity, particularly more international

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Most students will probably agree that UT is much more diverse than the high school they attended, regardless of their background. Many high schools in Tennessee are rather homogeneous, regardless of their size. While an individual's perception of UT's level of diversity may vary, UT does make many efforts to accommodate minority students and make their college experience rewarding.

UT has attempted to attract more minority students through various programs and offerings. UT attracts a wide array of international students, and chances are very likely that you will share a class with one. While UT's level of diversity may be considered less than ideal by many students, students of all backgrounds are comfortable at UT.

Facts & Statistics

African American
7%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
3%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
81%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
10%
Common States of Residence
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 29%
22-24: 25%
25+: 20%
Female Faculty
38%
Male Faculty
62%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 6%
Native American: 0%
White: 78%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The campus is accepting of its gay and lesbian students, and has groups such as the Gay and Straight Political Network and the Lambda Student Union.
Political Activity
College Republicans and College Democrats are two of the main political groups on campus.
Economic Status
The students at UT run across the board as far as economic status is concerned. Of course, on a college campus, everyone is going to try and convey the impression that they have a bit of money with more expensive clothes and accessories. The economic diversity on campus, however, is very wide ranging.
Most Common Religions
Baptist and Methodist are the most prominent religions.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Black Cultural Programming Club, Association of Black Communicators, NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 122 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 17% Liberal
  • 32% Moderate
  • 20% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 16% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 176 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 10% Liberal
  • 33% Moderate
  • 19% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 28% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 182 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 80 responses

  • 28% Republican
  • 26% Democratic
  • 25% Independent
  • 2% Other party not mentioned
  • 19% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 62 responses

  • 31% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 65% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 5% 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 80 responses

  • 29% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 60% 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 123 responses

  • 42% Very accepting.
  • 46% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 11% 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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