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Along with any large university comes a diverse student body. The University of Michigan is no exception, its students representing all 50 states and 114 different countries. Michigan takes pride in its diversity, fostering acceptance through the "Expect Respect" campaign.
Groups promoting diversity have a strong presence on Michigan's campus. These groups range in unique religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientation. It's not uncommon to come across groups advocating their cause around campus, or hosting cultural and educational events.
On the other hand, however, some students report noticing an over-representation of white students on campus. Others find that the University's high out-of-state tuition fees attract large numbers of students coming from upper-middle- to upper-class backgrounds. Regardless, all can agree that Michigan’s large and diverse student body creates a heterogeneous community with varying ideas, opinions, and backgrounds.