Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 8%
Asian American: 8%
Native American: 0%
The Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity is one of the largest student organizations on campus, and they hold regular meetings every month, as well as multiple events throughout the year. Their events are some of the most popular to attend, by club members and non-members alike.
Given the school's urban location and diverse population, the campus "leans" more toward the left politically. The College Republicans and the Young Democrats are two of the largest political organizations, and they regularly participate in campus debates, as well as try to bring attention to various current events and issues that affect students. The school also has "free speech zones" on campus where non-school-affiliated groups can demonstrate or share their ideas. Over the years, these zones have caused quite a bit of controversy, particularly when fundamentalist groups came to campus.
A lot of the scholarship students at Georgia State are recipients of the HOPE scholarship, a state government-funded scholarship that covers tuition and fees for students that maintain a 3.0 GPA and graduate from a Georgia high school, so a large portion of the student body is in-state. There are a handful of students that are awarded funds because of athletics or academics, but there isn't a very large gap between scholarship students and non-scholarship students. There are too many students that come from different backgrounds, and it's a public institution-so economic status isn't a big deal.
Most Common Religions
Most students are Christian, but there are lots of other religious groups dedicated to non-Christian ideals (the Muslim Student's Association, the Latter-Day Saints Association, and the Pagan Student Alliance for Religious Tolerance are a few examples). There are opportunities for students to engage in whatever belief system they wish to get more involved in.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are dozens of clubs on campus dedicated to minority groups and their cultures, and there are events sponsored by these clubs happening on a regular basis. These clubs are very active and prominent on campus-the sheer number and variety of these clubs are evidence enough of this.
Did You Know?
- The Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity is one of the largest student organizations in Georgia with more than 600 chartered members.
- In a recent poll of American colleges and universities, Georgia State ranked 17th regarding campus diversity.
- There are students from more than 140 different countries currently studying on campus.