Diversity

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
13,272
Tuition (in-state)
$29,402 ($10,098)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Senior

Diversity: Very diverse campus with people from the south and international students and everyone inbetween

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a lot of people from all over the world. It's really interesting because I'm from a small town that never changes.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are many different ethnic and economic backgrounds represented at Tech. There are as many non-Caucasians as Caucasians, with students from every country you can imagine in every class. It's a really great atmosphere in that way. When it comes to political and religious beliefs and sexual orientation, those topics actually do not come up that often. Everyone here is very focused on academics, science and math, and these other issues tend not to intrude as much as at other schools. We generally don't think a lot on it, because we're so busy with the courseload.

4 College Junior

Diversity: We have people from all over the world with different life views, who we can still get along with quite well.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I've met so many people from way different backgrounds, and it's awesome. There's tons of students from all over the world and just to hear about their way of life is fascinating and really expands your horizons.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mahssa Mostajabi
Hometown
Alpharetta, GA
Major
Science, Technology, and Culture
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The Tech campus and the city of Atlanta are both quite diverse areas, but most students find that the two are diverse in very different ways. Atlanta has a very large African American population, although the school itself does not. Georgia Tech's campus possesses a truly international diversity, with student groups for every ethnicity and country imaginable. More than one-sixth of the undergraduate student body is of Asian descent, and most of the international students are from East Asia and the Middle East. The Tech environment offers many community connections for international students and students of all other ethnic backgrounds.

Even though many different ethnicities and countries are represented on campus, oftentimes the groups of people don't mix. It is not unusual for the people from a particular country to hang out only with each other, but the University does attempt to have everyone interact through different student organizations and campus events.

Facts & Statistics

African American
7%
Asian
17%
Hispanic
6%
International
8%
Native American
0%
White
59%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
48%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 28%
22-24: 24%
25+: 20%
Female Faculty
24%
Male Faculty
76%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 18%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 4%
Native American: 0%
White: 72%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Historically, Georgia Tech has not been particularly accepting of the GLBTQ community, but in the past 15 years, organizations like Gay and Lesbian Alliance and Safe Space have developed, and campus has become much more accepting of the gay community, although there are still some students who are more accepting than others.
Political Activity
There are students from all political affiliations on campus. There is a student organization on campus for Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians.
Economic Status
A majority of students are middle- to upper-class.
Most Common Religions
There is a variety of religions on campus. There is a Christian fraternity and sorority and a Jewish fraternity. However, there are also many Muslims and Hindus on campus. It's probably pretty even.
Minority Clubs on Campus
African American Student Union, African Students Association, Asian Christian Fellowship, Asian Student Interest Association, India Club, Minority Recruitment Team, National Society of Black Engineers, Pride Alliance, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Women in Business

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 80 responses

  • 6% Libertarian
  • 14% Not sure
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 24% Conservative
  • 26% Moderate
  • 25% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 80 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 26% Conservative
  • 36% Moderate
  • 20% Not sure
  • 12% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 81 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 81 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 81 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 40% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 56% Very accepting.

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