Why Diversity Matters
It is likely you've heard that diversity is critical to the total college experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually seeking are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different backgrounds and cultures.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also promoting an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.
Learn About Diversity at Georgia State, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Georgia State University is ranked #261 nationwide.
High Ethnic Diversity
Many young people value the ability to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more possible at a diverse school such as this one.
Georgia State University is ranked #144 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Georgia State
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Georgia State if it is available.
Georgia State boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Georgia State if it is available.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
Male/Female Ratio Could be Better
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Georgia State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Georgia State is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,146 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 10,309 males and 14,831 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Georgia State
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Georgia State's undergraduate students.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Georgia State's faculty.
High Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 88.5% of the students attending Georgia State University come from within Georgia. Georgia State's rating of #737 puts it above the national average.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 41 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Georgia State
There is a medium sized community of about 1,615 international students at Georgia State University representing at least 49 countries. Click on the Georgia State International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Georgia State University, 43.2% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Georgia State #1,129 in the nation for student age diversity.
Georgia State Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Georgia State.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Georgia State doing at attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Georgia State is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Georgia State?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are available to encourage unique perspectives.