Community & Diversity
The Robert H. Smith School of Business community is multifaceted at every
level – students, staff and faculty represent the spectrum of diversity. With a
large population of international students and a diverse blend of backgrounds,
nationalities, ethnicities and experiences, Smith MBA students have an
opportunity to make connections with those who share their interests, and to
grow and learn by making new friends and sharing new experiences. About a
dozen Smith School and student clubs are focused on bringing members together
who have similar interests in gender, nationality, religion, and sexual
orientation. Many annual initiatives and dozens of events are hosted each year
to educate the larger community on club-related issues. These popular events
also raise money for charity, and bring together the larger Smith community.
The Princeton Review ranked the Smith School’s MBA program
#9 in the U.S. for offering the greatest opportunity for minority students.
The ranking is based on percentage of students from minority groups; percentage
of faculty from minorities; student assessment of resources for minority
students, how supportive the culture is of minority students, and whether fellow
students are ethnically and racially diverse.