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4 College Junior

Diversity: Students and all people in overall are nice and they accepted the way you are. However, there are people that can be mean because of your way of speaking, but this is not a thing to stop or giving up.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Diversity on campus really depends where the location of the campus is. My campus is situated along the border of Mexico, thus having a wider hispanic/ latino racial diversity. Since my campus is not a high end famous expensive school, it is easier for more students to be able to afford tuition with financial help from their families or government.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: We have a lot of diversity in this school. Merely, because it is connected between the border of Mexico and U.S.

2 College Junior

Diversity: I say it's bad because ...in my opinion there isnt true diversity. Most people who are not of Mexican descent are here on scholarship so they're athletes, other than that.......you get the point.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are not a lot of political controversies that I am aware of on campus. Although there are a lot of religious organizations.


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Living on the border evokes a lot of differences among students. Diversity is huge, with students from both the United States and Mexico. The collaboration between these two different cultures can cause friction. However, a neutral standing point will often create friendships. Students should immerse themselves into a different world and enjoy a change from the normal routine now and then.

Students from other regions attend school, as well, although it's not a large quantity. Examples of different origins include France, Germany, South Africa, Brazil, and India. El Paso offers students many opportunities to grow and develop into something better. Communicating with individuals from other regions is not hard; everyone is open-minded. Foreign students come over to learn the American lifestyle, and being located on the border definitely offers a whole new perspective. This collaboration of different cultures is fun. Economic status does not create a big gap between students, nor does it create any conflict. A majority of the students comes from a middle-class home.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Kansas
  • New Mexico
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 31%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 22%
25+: 22%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 28%
International: 8%
Native American: 1%
White: 56%
Unknown: 0%
Economic Status
Most students come from middle-class families. Economic statuses really don't cause any tension on campus.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 23 responses

  • 83% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 9% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 4% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 4% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 83 responses

  • 11% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 25% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 84 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 30% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 5% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 30% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 83 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 84 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 24 responses

  • 67% No
  • 4% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 25% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 4% 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 23 responses

  • 13% Republican
  • 43% Democratic
  • 13% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 30% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 23 responses

  • 70% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 22% 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.
  • 9% 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 24 responses

  • 58% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 42% 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 23 responses

  • 26% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 43% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 13% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 17% 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 84 responses

  • 76% Very accepting.
  • 20% 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.
  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
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