This study examined whether viewpoints on a diverse set of contemporary issues differ by racial groups. A national sample of over 5,000 students from 93 four-year institutions, who were surveyed in the fall of 1994, served as the primary source of data. The results of this study revealed significant differences in viewpoints on all 10 questions tested at the point of college entry between racial groups. Although individuals of any given racial category held the full range of opinions, as a group, average viewpoints about certain social, economic, and political issues differed by race. The educational implications are discussed.