Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 3%
Asian American: 9%
Native American: 0%
Students at Tech are generally open and accepting of their gay peers. SafeZone stickers around campus encourage students to feel comfortable being themselves. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) at Tech is an active group that embraces and encourages diversity.
Compared to many other college campuses, Tech is more moderate. Both the College Republicans and the Young Democrats often meet for lively political debates.
Students from many economic backgrounds go to Tech. Tuition here is lower than some other Virginia schools, and financial aid is available, making Tech able to meet the needs of those with lower economic status. However, there does seem to be a large majority of middle- and upper-middle -class students.
Most Common Religions
There are about 30 Christian student groups on campus, making Christianity the most represented religion at Tech. However, there are also students who are Muslim, Jewish, Unitarian, Buddhist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and members of other religions.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are a number of active minority clubs on campus. To name a few—the Black Student Alliance, Filipino American Student Association, Korean American Student Association, NAACP, and the Indian Students Association.
Did You Know?
Freshmen can choose to join The World or MOSAIC themed housing programs, both devoted to bringing together students of different backgrounds to promote diversity and understanding on campus.