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3 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is predominately a white school. Sometimes it can be hard finding other minority students.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: don't have much to say

2 College Senior

Diversity: The racial groups are very split, particularly between black and white. Racism is a problem on campus, usually it's indirect, but it's definitely there. Religious intolerance is less of an issue but still prevalent.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Not a very diverse school in many ways. Racially, the school is very segregated. White people hang out with white people. Black people hang out with black people. Other groups aren't as segregated. Those are the main two I notice. Most people are not prejudiced, but there are definitely some racist, homophobic, and especially transphobic people here.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: The campus is very diverse and makes an effort to help everyone "fit" in

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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
9%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
9%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
75%
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 57 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 25% Liberal
  • 28% Moderate
  • 19% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 23% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 105 responses

  • 8% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 19% Moderate
  • 5% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 46% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 106 responses

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

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 68 responses

  • 15% Republican
  • 35% Democratic
  • 19% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 31% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 60% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 36% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 2% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 2% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 69 responses

  • 57% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 39% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 3% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 1% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 57 responses

  • 54% Very accepting.
  • 30% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 12% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.
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