Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 19%
Native American: 0%
The UCSD campus is accepting of any kind of sexual orientation. The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Office connects students, faculty, and staff together to promote diversity and acceptance. The office also organizes support groups and social groups in which anyone can participate. Its annual dance is very popular on campus.
UCSD students are generally liberal, and in the last couple of years, more students have become politically aware and more active in political issues. In the past, UCSD has had an active political life, especially during the Vietnam War. Some of this political activity is being recharged through organizations, clubs, and social groups based around political parties and ideas.
Financial aid through the form of grants and loans make attending UCSD open to everyone regardless of economic status, although the majority of UCSD students are middle class.
Most Common Religions
UCSD is a public institution—therefore, it has no religious affiliation. Christian groups, both Protestant and Catholic, are visible on campus. Many people attend bible studies and group meetings. Also the Jewish Student Association and the Muslim Student Association are very active on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority clubs are very popular on campus and are available for various different ethnicities and religious and social groups. If there isn’t a minority club that fits your interest, you can also start a new one. For a list of clubs, look at http://asucsd.ucsd.edu. There is also a Cross-Cultural Center, which has programs open to all students (ccc.ucsd.edu).