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4 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone supports each other no matter what

4 College Freshman

Diversity: This university is full of diversity, in every meaning of the word

5 College Senior

Diversity: anyone and everyone is accepted and friendly.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is no issue with diversity at all. There are even seminars on other cultures.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I aslo have never seen anyone discriminate against someones beliefs.

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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
3%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
80%
International
5%
Native American
0%
White
9%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
8%
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
40%
Male Faculty
60%
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

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 97 responses

  • 9% Progressive/very liberal
  • 23% Liberal
  • 22% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 31% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 147 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 29% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 5% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 33% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 146 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 85 responses

  • 7% Republican
  • 51% Democratic
  • 20% Independent
  • 2% Other party not mentioned
  • 20% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 59 responses

  • 56% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 36% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 8% 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 86 responses

  • 55% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 40% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 6% 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 98 responses

  • 76% Very accepting.
  • 19% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 3% 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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