Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 9%
Native American: 0%
There is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender student association, which works to promote tolerance and diversity around campus and sponsors many different events for students to take part in.
Political activity is pretty strong at the UI. The College Republicans and University Democrats are both active on campus, and there are many smaller political groups, as well.
A majority of students come from middle-class or upper-middle-class backgrounds. Many come from the suburbs or larger cities, such as Chicago or Des Moines. Because the UI is so large, there is a good mix of people from different economic backgrounds.
Most Common Religions
Iowa is a mostly white campus, so the most common religion is Christianity. There are a lot of churches close to campus. After that, Judaism is prominent, and there is a temple near campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are around 60 clubs specifically geared toward minority students, with a range of interests and activities relating to many different groups. These are primarily social groups, however, and rarely participate in radical activism.