Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 9%
Native American: 0%
There is a high acceptance for those who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender. LBGT is an organization geared specifically towards this student population. They hold information fairs, dances, and activity nights, as well as offering counseling services and support groups to students.
Due to the University’s liberal nature, UW and political activity share a long and colorful history. Since the school’s opening, students have been notorious for forming political rallies and protests. The presidential election between Obama and McCain was a prominent and heavily debated topic on campus. After the election, students spontaneously marched from the Capitol to Bascom Hill. There are several student organizations on campus like the College Republicans, Africa without Borders, the Central Asia Student Association, and the European Union Club.
While students’ financial backgrounds are as varied as the students themselves, a majority of people do come from middle- to upper-class families. Even so, many students depend on loans, government aid, part-time jobs, and scholarships to lessen the financial burdens of college expenses.
Most Common Religions
It’s hard to say that any one religion is more ‘popular’ than another. The student population is filled with those who are Lutheran, Catholic, Jewish, non-denominational, and anything else you can imagine. As a result, there are worshipping facilities for almost every religious sect.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Student organizations exist everywhere at UW and for almost any cause. Notably, 150 of those groups fall into the culture/ethnic category. There are groups for those who want to share their love of hip-hop, to those of Middle Eastern descent. The Multicultural Student Coalition is one of the more prominent groups on campus. They offer informational fairs, guest speakers, educational forums, and have massed a large student base. However, many of these clubs do not spend much time recruiting others. In the end, it is really up to the individual to find their cause or club.