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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Its fine and most people are tolerant of others beliefs. Cant say all because I have only been here for a year

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Not a fan of forced diversity. The good thing is, SJU doesn't have that. We just have tons of people from all over. It provides cool insights on life when you get to know these people from across the country, or across the globe.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is very diverse, which is one of the main reasons I chose it. I'm a student of an asisn ethnic background coming from a suburban area where the area was mostly of Caucasian descent. Nothing wrong with that of course but I wanted to meet others who shared the same cultural interests that I had. In terms of political background it is certainly diverse here too, people of conservative, liberal and moderate backgrounds exist here. There is also a good amount of religious diversity here but certainly more Catholics then not. Sexual orientation I cannot really judge upon.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: One of the reasons why I came to this school is primarily because of the diversity on campus. I love that this school embraces the diversity.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: There are a few things that you don't speak about to people about and expect to be happy with the answer. War, religion and politics. No one cares who you vote for and no one cares who you pray to expect those weirdos who try to push everyone around to the left or right of the spectrum.

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St. John’s diverse population of students is drawn to the campus from across the United States and around the world. One of the best things about St. John’s is its diversity; St. John’s has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and supports a wide variety of student groups and organizations that cater to all ethnicities, religions, and interests.

There has been some negative reaction to all of this uniqueness, however. Because of the increased diversity, many students accuse the University of placing more weight on race and ethnicity than grades. Whether or not that claim has any basis of truth, the city of New York itself is a gigantic melting pot where all cultures have an opportunity to learn from each other. Diversity is inescapable on and off campus, and students are learning to not only deal with one another, but to also appreciate each other’s cultures (some are learning faster than others).

Facts & Statistics

African American
15%
Asian
15%
Hispanic
16%
International
4%
Native American
0%
White
41%
Unknown
6%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
39%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Foreign countries
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 3%
18-19: 35%
20-21: 32%
22-24: 20%
25+: 10%
Female Faculty
43%
Male Faculty
57%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 77%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
Not many gays or lesbians are open on campus. Also, there are not any clubs or organizations dedicated to them.
Political Activity
Amnesty International, College Democrats, College Republicans, and student government are a few politically active organizations on campus.
Economic Status
St. John’s accepts all walks of life, from low-income to upper-class students.
Most Common Religions
Most students are Catholic, and other students are unsure of their religious beliefs, while other religions such as Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, and agnostic make up another subset.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority clubs are very plentiful on campus, organizing people of different nationalities, sexes, and interests.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 110 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 31% Liberal
  • 26% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 20% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 152 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 17% Liberal
  • 23% Moderate
  • 23% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 30% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 152 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 71 responses

  • 14% Republican
  • 41% Democratic
  • 13% Independent
  • 1% 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 44 responses

  • 52% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 45% 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.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 72 responses

  • 47% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 42% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 11% 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 accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 110 responses

  • 65% Very accepting.
  • 29% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 3% 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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