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3 College Freshman

Diversity: I think the diversity on campus is somewhat okay but has way more black people then any other race. But I do think that its very accepting.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mostly White people. Most of the black population knows each other. We have some hot ass gay people tho. Barley any Latinos and Asians.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: All from my personal experience seem to be accepted. I have yet to see any cases of discrimination or anything that would make me say something.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: The ethnic and racial diversity in Towson is great. There are a wide range of people to meet and talk to. The LGBTQA community is prevalent and very accepting as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Towson in an inclusive community that accepts all faiths

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Students have mixed feelings about the diversity on campus. Some say that the campus is very diverse, while others do not at all. Many feel that the image of diversity is not portrayed that well, either. This is because students on campus tend to stick with people who share similar backgrounds in terms of race, social class, and ethnicity. There are also many organizations available for minority groups, which offers minorities the opportunity to find friends who share similar backgrounds.

It can take some time to meet new friends or to join a multicultural organization you are interested in, especially because students tend to surround themselves with people who share similar backgrounds. As a result, the image of diversity can become slightly skewed. The best advice for students who would like to overcome this standard is to join multicultural organizations or just reach out to someone who is very different from the people they normally hang out with.

Facts & Statistics

African American
14%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
5%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
66%
Unknown
5%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
26%
Common States of Residence
  • Delaware
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 24%
25+: 12%
Female Faculty
55%
Male Faculty
45%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 82%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
The student body and administration are accepting of diverse sexual preferences. There is a very active Queer Student Union that seeks to raise awareness for sexual acceptance in modern culture through various activities and fundraisers.
Political Activity
The Student Government Association (SGA) serves the student body and makes sure that students are heard. It serves as a liaison between the administration and the student body to promote the best academic and social environment possible. Students on SGA are elected senators and others serve on an executive board.
Economic Status
The student body is primarily middle class, although there are definitely variants.
Most Common Religions
Towson sees a wide variety of religious denominations among its students. For information on ways to worship on campus, visit www.towson.edu/campusministries/rscc.asp.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are many cultural clubs that increase awareness of their culture by coming together on campus. This educates and allows the members to have a more productive experience at Towson. One of the minority organizations on campus is the Black Student Union; their organization presents a way for students to participate in informative and social events together at Towson in order to enhance their college experiences.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 25 responses

  • 88% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 8% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 4% 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 95 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 26% Liberal
  • 25% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 8% Libertarian
  • 21% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 95 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 32% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 1% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 35% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 97 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 96 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 26 responses

  • 77% No
  • 4% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 8% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 8% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 4% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 25 responses

  • 16% Republican
  • 28% Democratic
  • 24% Independent
  • 4% Other party not mentioned
  • 28% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 25 responses

  • 76% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 8% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 4% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 8% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 4% 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 26 responses

  • 50% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 46% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 4% 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 25 responses

  • 8% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 20% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 40% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 32% 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 95 responses

  • 49% Very accepting.
  • 45% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.

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