Diversity

Location
Ewing, NJ
Undergrads
6,295
Tuition (in-state)
$24,530 ($14,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Diversity: there are few minorities but student body is homogeneous

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school makes efforts to have diversity and they are on their way to having more. There are multiple ethnicity-based clubs and organizations on campus. Different sexual orientations are accepted on campus. Political affiliations are overwhelming on the liberal side and most professors do not smile when conservative groups and beliefs are mentioned.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There isn't a whole lot of racial and economic diversity. A lot of the students come from rich parents and tend to be rather snobby.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a wide range of people. The different ethnicities and people allows everyone to interact and become familiar with different people.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: While there are many minority groups on campus, they are the minority and are limited in size. The majority of the campus is of homogeneous race.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sam Khazael
Hometown
Millburn, NJ
Major
Clinical Psychology
Grad Year
2011
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TCNJ's demographics are primarily Caucasian, with notable Indian, Asian, and African American minorities. Cultural groups are represented within the TCNJ campus by organizations such as the Union Latina, the Indian Student Association, the Russian Club, Chinese Cultural Club, Barkada, Asian American Association, the Polish Club, and the Central Eurasian and Middle Eastern Studies Society. There are often events hosted by these groups, such as the annual "Mystique of the East" show by the Asian American Association, Barkada, and the Indian Student Association. There are also lifestyle organizations such as TCNJ's PRISM for, but not limited to, TCNJ's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Most of the students are within the 18-through-21 age range, and most graduate within four years. While there are some students that stay longer for their majors or for time abroad, the number of nontraditional students is remarkably low. 

As for religion, TCNJ is diverse, although the majority of students seems to be Christian (non-Catholic) and Catholic. There are sizeable Muslim and Hindu minorities, and many faith-based organizations exist such as Hillel and the Catholic Campus Ministry. There are also atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers. Political views at TCNJ are largely liberal. However, compared to other state schools, TCNJ is relatively politically apathetic, even though both liberal-minded students and more conservative students have organizations that offer activities.

Facts & Statistics

African American
6%
Asian
8%
Hispanic
10%
International
0%
Native American
0%
White
63%
Unknown
11%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
7%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 36%
20-21: 46%
22-24: 15%
25+: 3%
Female Faculty
50%
Male Faculty
50%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 11%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 76%
Unknown: 3%
Gay Pride
TCNJ's sizeable LGBT community is represented by the PRISM organization, which holds rallies and social events. Non-LGBT students are allowed to and encouraged to join.
Political Activity
TCNJ has long been considered a politically apathetic school, conscious of events and opinionated, but where political protests are not a common occurrence. Most of its students and faculty adhere to a somewhat liberal worldview, yet there are students who are from more traditional, conservative families. Both the College Democrats and the College Republicans groups offer events and activities to these students in which they can become more politically active. Other campus political associations include the Progressive Students Alliance.
Economic Status
While TCNJ is a state school, the majority is middle- or upper-middle-class students. There are students from lower-middle-class and working-class backgrounds, however.
Most Common Religions
Most students at TCNJ are Christians of Catholic and non-Catholic denominations. This is probably due to the school's middle-class, Caucasian majority. There is a sizeable Muslim minority, as well as Hindu and Jewish communities.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are plenty of minority clubs on campus, from the Asian American Association to Union Latina.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 39 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 8% Conservative
  • 23% Moderate
  • 41% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 33% Moderate
  • 8% Not sure
  • 56% Liberal
  • 3% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 39 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 39 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 40 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.
  • 38% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 52% Very accepting.

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