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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: lots of different people whether that be race religion or sexual orientation

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Only a campus Catholic Church

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: they're trying to get more diverse through more diverse acceptance

3 College Junior

Diversity: TCNJ is a prominently white school and the students are from affluent families with harden stereotypes. There are many multi-cultural clubs and religious clubs and I (a white girl) personally love going to their events. Sadly, a lot of people on campus aren't as interested. I would definitely suggest going outside of your bubble because you'll have the chance to learn about new things and broaden your horizons.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Many different races of people on campus. Many different student organization of different races to provide cultural background. Everyone is accepting of each other. No problems are seen for the most part.

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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
9%
Hispanic
10%
International
0%
Native American
0%
White
64%
Unknown
9%
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

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 10 responses

  • 90% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 10% 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

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 39% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 7% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 20% Not sure

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

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 54% Liberal
  • 34% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 41 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 41 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 11 responses

  • 82% No
  • 9% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 9% 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 11 responses

  • 9% Republican
  • 18% Democratic
  • 45% Independent
  • 9% Other party not mentioned
  • 18% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 10 responses

  • 70% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 10% 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.
  • 10% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 10% 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 11 responses

  • 73% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 27% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% 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 10 responses

  • 40% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 0% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 30% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 30% 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

  • 52% Very accepting.
  • 36% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.

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