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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many different races around campus. If you ever walk around late at night, you'll hear many people outside discussing their different political views. For most people, you can tell when they have more money than someone else, because they aren't complaining about how much student debt they have. No one is afraid to embrace their sexual orientation. They will walk around hand in hand with their significant other just like everyone else, and most people wouldn't even think twice about it.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: the school is very diverse. does not favor any specific person.

2 College Junior

Diversity: We are not very diverse in my eyes, but my school wants to claim that we are.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is diversity, but I feel everyone gets along.

4 College Junior

Diversity: In regard to economic background, political beliefs, religion, and sexual orientation, the campus is extremely diverse. You will find all walks of life walking through campus when looking at these properties. However, with racial diversity, it seems that the majority of the students are Caucasian.

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  • 512nd
    Most Liberal Schools
  • 785th
    Most Open-Minded Schools
  • 885th
    Most Conservative Schools

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Scott Wordsman
Rockaway, N.J.
Radio/TV/Film & Advertising
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You will meet someone from every walk of life at Rowan. Most students are very accepting of one another, and racial slurs and derogatory comments are rare. There are plenty of multicultural organizations like the Black Cultural League or the Asian Cultural Association, which many students join. Like most universities, Rowan has students from outside of the country, which opens the minds of most students and offers a new perspective.

The campus features students from different backgrounds and different social classes, which makes for a giant, semester-long episode of MTV's "The Real World"—when perfect strangers are accepted to a college and find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. One interesting thing about Rowan’s diversity is that the school is in the middle of a conservative neighborhood. While a number of students are liberal, conservatives are here, as well. Both make their presence known in a number of ways, but don’t expect diversity without conflict. Isn’t that what makes college interesting to begin with?

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 39%
22-24: 26%
25+: 8%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 7%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 4%
Native American: 1%
White: 75%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
The Gay/Straight Alliance is active on campus.
Political Activity
For the most part, Rowan University has a pretty diverse group of political views among the students. While the Democratic Party is certainly prominent, a Republican presence is strong, as well. During the most recent presidential election, political organizations began to make their presence known on campus.
Economic Status
Rowan students are mostly middle-class.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is probably the most common religion on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 49 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 20% Liberal
  • 31% Moderate
  • 18% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 49 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 20% Liberal
  • 16% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 55% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 51 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 51 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 50 responses

  • 58% Very accepting.
  • 32% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 8% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
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