Diversity

Location
Glassboro, NJ
Undergrads
9,254
Tuition
$12,380
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Diversity: The campus is not very diverse, though it is still accepting.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Rowan's campus is not diverse at all. The student population is overwhelmingly white, straight and Christian. We need more diversity!

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a lot of different ethnicity on campus. I am white but my boyfriend is Chinese and one of my best friends is African American. There are also other ethnicities all around campus and though many stay in a group I was able to find a group of friends of different origins

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The dorm life is good . The activities are amazing and fun it's a good school. With a lot of involvements for the students

5 College Junior

Diversity: May be just me but diversity has not been an issue and frankly never even though about it. The is a diverse amount of people here but not the focus of discussions.

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  • 512nd
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  • 785th
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  • 885th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Scott Wordsman
Hometown
Rockaway, N.J.
Major
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
8%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
8%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
76%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
3%
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
47%
Male Faculty
53%
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 48 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 19% Conservative
  • 31% Moderate
  • 21% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 48 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 6% Conservative
  • 15% Moderate
  • 56% Not sure
  • 21% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 47 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 47 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 49 responses

  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 8% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 31% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 59% Very accepting.
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