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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Temple is a very diverse university and accepting. Students get along with each other regardless of their skin color or culture.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity on campus is huge and it plays a big part of the campus life style. If it is not diverse it is not right. It would be weird to walk into a room and to see only one group of an ethnicity of people, at my school you would surely be surprised. Everyone is accepted and it is great to get to know about someone else's beliefs and their view on life and how to handle different situations.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Even if there are some people who make others feel uncomfortable about their ethnicity, economic background, political beliefs, religion, gender or sexual orientation, there are always safe places to share about these experiences with supportive people who understand these experiences.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There's a ton of diversity here - mostly liberal as the majority of students aren't so loaded like at a private school. Racial diversity is "good" - we have a ton of diversity on paper, but races don't tend to mingle..there's a surprisingly large LGBT community here, and everyone is friendly accepting of differences. But we all tend to stick to our own, unfortunately.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: It is very diverse, accepting and liberal.

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Temple broadcasts the fact that it is a diverse school. It has a large population representative of most ethnicities, but Temple is a predominantly white school. Still, with all the diversity at Temple, you could possibly find someone from the same hometown, with the same birth date, and with the same major. During the first year at Temple, you will see the same faces, but once you start exploring Temple, you will definitely see how diverse it really is.

Diversity is one of the main reasons why many Temple students decide to come here every year. There is at least one person from the school that will have a different religion, creed, background, or race, and it doesn’t hurt to get to know that person, even if only for your personal growth. What’s amazing at Temple, or probably most diverse colleges, is that you meet people you never thought existed.

Facts & Statistics

African American
14%
Asian
10%
Hispanic
5%
International
4%
Native American
0%
White
59%
Unknown
7%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
21%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Foreign countries
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 31%
22-24: 22%
25+: 20%
Female Faculty
37%
Male Faculty
63%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 5%
Native American: 0%
White: 70%
Unknown: 8%
Gay Pride
The campus is tolerable to those who are gay.
Political Activity
Most, if not all, campus organizations get involved in some political issue or another, whether locally or nationally. Issues involve everything from gay rights to abortion to discrimination. Temple University and its students have really become known for deep roots in the community.
Economic Status
The students at Temple come from different backgrounds financially. You will never hear anyone speak of the "rich kids" or anything like that-Temple students seem humble in their status.
Most Common Religions
There are a few Christian clubs and groups on campus that hold events. The Muslim Students Association is probably the largest religious club on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are several minority organizations on campus; for example, Black Student Union, Cambodian Association, and Hillel. All of these organizations have made their mark on the campus community and the people that they serve.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 179 responses

  • 9% Progressive/very liberal
  • 32% Liberal
  • 31% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 255 responses

  • 13% Progressive/very liberal
  • 38% Liberal
  • 19% Moderate
  • 1% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 260 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 131 responses

  • 8% Republican
  • 55% Democratic
  • 18% Independent
  • 3% Other party not mentioned
  • 16% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 83 responses

  • 66% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 31% 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 131 responses

  • 64% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 34% 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 accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 179 responses

  • 66% Very accepting.
  • 27% 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.
  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.

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