Diversity

Location
Newark, NJ
Undergrads
5,183
Tuition (in-state)
$27,140 ($14,740)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Diversity: NJIT is very diverse when it comes to religion however not when it comes to gender. Males are the dominating team at NJIT. But other than that there are many different types of religion and ethnicity. Acceptance in my school is important even witht he barrier between men and woman, men are all very welcoming and respectful.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone here is different and interesting. We have all kinds of people from all over the world here. This school is a well known international school.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Many different races roam about NJIT

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: I support the learning and accepting ethnic backgrounds on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: As I say my group of friends are diverse this is not considering sexual orientation NJIT is dominantly a male school that being said most of my classes consists of one or two girls.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kevin Holton
Hometown
Long Branch, New Jersey
Major
Undecided
Grad Year
2015
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Minorities or those of alternative lifestyles are very welcomed at NJIT. There is a large Muslim demographic, as well as church groups and meditation rooms. There are student organizations representing many different ethnicities, such as African, Jamaican, and Asian students.

In terms of nonracial minorities, the LGBT community is openly accepted and represented through the school's LGBT club, Spectrum. They also host a variety of events, including an annual live performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"—all of which have significant attendance. There is rarely, if ever, any feeling of animosity from a student toward any particular group. Overall, the NJIT atmosphere is very welcoming.

Facts & Statistics

African American
10%
Asian
21%
Hispanic
20%
International
4%
Native American
0%
White
32%
Unknown
12%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
7%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 23%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 31%
25+: 21%
Female Faculty
19%
Male Faculty
81%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 21%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 4%
Native American: 0%
White: 60%
Unknown: 9%
Gay Pride
The LGBT community is very active on campus and accepted without a second thought. Both the student body and the administration allow students to fully express themselves. The LGBT community also hosts various events on campus, including an annual live performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Political Activity
The NJIT student body is, for the most part, politically neutral. There is perhaps a slight lean toward the left, but political opinions are rarely discussed. Political or social events of that nature are usually not attended, with the exception of one or two students who attend things like Occupy Wall Street.
Economic Status
The economic status of most students is of the middle or lower-middle class. Many students utilize funds from the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the generous scholarships given out by NJIT. Though students do not have much money, there is often enough to buy food from local eateries (usually delivered to campus) or items from vendors that occasionally sell goods in the Campus Center lobby.
Most Common Religions
Most religions are represented and accepted, so it is hard to say what the most common religion is. There are many Muslims and Christians, just as there are atheists and agnostics. There are religious clubs that try to stay active around campus-though there are not very many events hosted by such clubs.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are clubs for most minorities at NJIT, and if a student finds there is no minority group into which they fit, it is easy to start one. Students are also, of course, welcome to join a group that represents a demographic to which they do not belong.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 41 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 37% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 7% Conservative
  • 12% Moderate
  • 32% Liberal
  • 10% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 41 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 29% Moderate
  • 54% Not sure
  • 17% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 41 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 41 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 42 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 26% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 74% Very accepting.

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