Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 8%
Native American: 0%
Generally, the Princeton community is accepting of gay students, as seen by the popularity of Pride Alliance events. However, there is the occasional incident, such as anti-gay graffiti, that reminds students of a very small un-accepting minority.
The majority of Princeton students do not engage in campus political activity on a regular basis, but there is an active debate group, the Whig-Cliostrophic Society. The College Republicans and College Democrats also draw an energetic membership. There has also been a recent influx of campus political publications, notably the Princeton Tory, a conservative thought magazine. With so many Princeton alumni going into politics and so many politicians sending their children to Princeton, election time is always interesting.
Even though Princeton has the reputation for being an elitist institution, Princeton attracts students of all economic backgrounds because of its recent no-loan program. Rather than forcing students to leave school debt-ridden, Princeton now awards financial aid grants.
Most Common Religions
Princeton has several very visible campus religious groups, such as Agape, Athletes in Action, and the Center for Jewish Life. Princeton’s Religious Life Office gives students many on-campus options and outlets for religious practice, including weekly meditation and prayer meetings in the University’s recently renovated chapel.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Sampling of Campus groups, such as Princeton South Asian Theatrics and Naacho, have helped raise awareness of minorities on campus. The Black Student Union has a board in Frist that allows for better publicity of minority events on campus.