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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is very diverse and accepting of all people.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: Given how accepting and open Tech is, you would have no idea it's in Georgia. Coming from Augusta, a fairly conservative place, Tech is heaven. If the world was as accepting and safe as Georgia Tech, there would be no wars.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I cannot stress enough how racially, politically, individually diverse this campus is. We don't experience problems with inclusion/acceptance because of how diverse campus is. Walking around campus you'll hear at least 2 languages that aren't English. There isn't really any concept of stereotypical campus personas. Although the institute is diverse, everyone is united by mutual passion for STEM subjects and general nerdiness.

5 College Student

Diversity: Very diverse. I have never met such a diverse group of people in Georgia such as here.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: I think GT is generally a diverse school regarding ethnic/racial diversity, economic background, religion, and so on.

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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

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 88 responses

  • 3% 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 115 responses

  • 3% Progressive/very liberal
  • 15% Liberal
  • 31% Moderate
  • 20% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 28% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 115 responses

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

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 44 responses

  • 20% Republican
  • 27% Democratic
  • 30% Independent
  • 5% Other party not mentioned
  • 18% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 44% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 50% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 6% 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 accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 42% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 49% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 9% 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 accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 89 responses

  • 55% Very accepting.
  • 40% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 3% 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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