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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Huge ethnic / racial diversity, but some intolerance towards minorities. Economic diversity ranges from middle class to wealthy - not much below middle class, but economic background doesn't seem to matter socially.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Numerous international students from all over the world as well as different parts of the United States.

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.

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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
10%
Native American
0%
White
57%
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

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

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% 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 81 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 25% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 23% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 6% Libertarian
  • 14% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 81 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 12% Liberal
  • 36% Moderate
  • 26% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 21% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 82 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

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 10 responses

  • 90% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 10% 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 10 responses

  • 10% Republican
  • 20% Democratic
  • 20% Independent
  • 10% Other party not mentioned
  • 40% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 9 responses

  • 56% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 22% 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.
  • 22% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% 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 10 responses

  • 20% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 70% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 10% 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 9 responses

  • 33% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 11% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 33% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 22% 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 82 responses

  • 55% Very accepting.
  • 40% 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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