Describe the students at your school.
UM is a somewhat diverse campus for being in the north, but still predominantly white. There are many foreign exchange students from Korea/China/Japan as well as the Middle East. Central Asia contributes dozens of Russian speaking foreign exhange students each year as well. Many students are religious, many are not. There is a substantial gay community on campus, and most students tend to be pretty open minded and tolerant. A slim majority of UM students are MT born, with very large percentages from foreign countries and other states in the NW (primarily ID, OR, and WA). Probably less than five percent of American (non foreign exchange) students are from outside the Northwest, but those students do certainly exist and fit in, particularly those from New England. Most students come from middle class families or upper class ones so far as I know. So far as politics go, being a far-right conservative is rare, but Moderate Republicans, Moderate Democrats, Liberal Democrats, and especially Independents are common.