Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 16%
Native American: 0%
The campus and surrounding communities are highly accepting of gay students. There are support groups on campus, such as QSA (Queer Straight Alliance), and the gay community is relatively visible within Stanford. There are gay parties, and one co-op unofficially serves as a center for gay students who want to live together.
Most students identify as left/liberal or apathetic. There are relatively few protests, though a few professors and students will put together occasional rallies for or against various political issues. Despite the overwhelming liberal tendencies, there is actually an active pocket of budding young Republicans who get moral support from the Hoover Institution-a conservative academic group on campus.
Stanford certainly makes an effort to diversify, not only in racial and ethnic terms, but also in regards to economic status. There are some very poor students here, but also some extremely rich ones. Your average Stanford student is upper-middle class, but you will find a range of financial levels. Your roommate could be first generation college and your classmate could be royalty.
Most Common Religions
Christianity (Protestant and Catholic), Judaism, Islam
Minority Clubs on Campus
Most minorities at Stanford have some form of a community center and many associated clubs. There are ethnic political groups and organizations (MEChA, NAACP), and there are also many ethnic Greek, business, and religious organizations.