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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity is great here. there are so many different types of people.

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.

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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
20%
Hispanic
19%
International
5%
Native American
0%
White
33%
Unknown
11%
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

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 7 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

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

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

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

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

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 42 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 42 responses

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

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 12% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% Republican
  • 50% Democratic
  • 25% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 25% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 7 responses

  • 86% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 14% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 0% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 12% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 7 responses

  • 14% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 57% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 0% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 29% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

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

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

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