diversity at GMU is beautiful

GMU Alumni Kristi Glakas
& Adrianna

There were many factors that influenced my decision to attend George Mason University. Although I had competing acceptance letters from Penn State and George Washington University, one of the things that stood out while visiting GMU was the high levels of diversity in the student body. In fact, Princeton Review named the college the most diverse university in the nation last year; with a total 127 different countries represented within the 28,874 students enrolled (1,710 students were classified as international). And I can honestly say that the influence this diversity has on the classroom is powerful – particularly in this age of globalization.

Now, I can’t say there is a scientifically proven link – but I think that the diversity at GMU also contributes to the look of the student body. Not to say that the campus was packed with perfect 10s – but there was definitely a high number of very attractive men and women walking around (or better yet sitting next to you in lecture).

Want proof? Last June, when Adrianna Sgarlata was crowned Miss Virginia, she was Mason’s third Patriot to receive the title in five years (Kristi Glakas won the Miss Virginia contest in 2005; Jennifer Pitts held the crown in 2002). I’d say that’s a pretty impressive record for my alma matter…

4 Comments so far

  1. kp (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 4:22 pm

    If diversity = white pageant queens… then Go GMU!

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 4:34 pm

    They totally have diversity! The left queen there is raven-haired, while the one on the right is a brunette.

  3. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

    Well you have to admit that the last names “Glakas” and “Sgarlata” aren’t that W.A.S.Py (assuming these are maiden names that is).

  4. wayan (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

    No matter the names, the look is the same – WASP hotness. Where is the physical diversity? Where is my dark-skinned beauty? Or Asian plum flower? Or red-haired vixen? Or any of my other supermodel choices?

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