Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Virginia Tech, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the results of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Virginia Tech is ranked #558 nationwide.
This School is Considered Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Virginia Tech is ranked #1,159 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Virginia Tech
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Virginia Tech when it is available.
Virginia Tech ranks above average in racial representation.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Male to Female Ratio is Fairly Even
Would you prefer an equal balance of males and females on campus?
At Virginia Tech, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Virginia Tech is equally balanced.
This institution is ranked at #920 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 15,483 males and 11,710 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Virginia Tech
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Virginia Tech's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Virginia Tech is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Virginia Tech's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Virginia Tech is excellent.
Above Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We took a look at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 77.9% of the students attending Virginia Tech come from within Virginia. Virginia Tech's rating of #605 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Virginia Tech
There is a large community of about 3,850 international students at Virginia Tech representing at least 47 countries. For more information, see the Virginia Tech International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Virginia Tech, 62.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Virginia Tech #2,040 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Virginia Tech
Analyze the age range of Virginia Tech students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are looking for 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.
- Is Virginia Tech attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Virginia Tech supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Virginia Tech?
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also encouraging an environment where there is positive interaction between different groups.