Georgia Institute of Technology campus


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 730
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
680 - 770
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 730
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
30 - 34

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended


Early Action
October 15

January 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Extracurricular Activities

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Architecture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • History

  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Science, Technology and Society

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Social Sciences

  • International Relations and Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Industrial Design

Students Say

The Georgia Institute of Technology—Georgia Tech for short—"challenges its students academically while providing a culturally diverse environment, all culminating in preparation for life after college." Students warn that the school "is extremely challenging, academically. If you don't like learning it's probably not for you." They also point out that "since Georgia Tech is a research school, most professors are more concerned about their own research than the quality of their teaching. You're basically teaching yourself the entire subject in order to prepare for an almost impossible exam," although students also add that "while many of the professors at Georgia Tech are focused on their research, there are teachers who truly care about their students and the learning process." As one student advises, "a lot of classes seem to be more about getting the right professor: Some are bad teachers, some are inaccessible, but some are so good that their classes fill up seconds after registration opens." And while "classes are challenging," they're also "interesting" so all of that hard work is "not too bad. If you're organized and get help when you need it, you'll be okay, because we have tons of free tutoring on campus…If you need help with anything, there are countless different places that offer tutoring. The best resource is usually fellow students. Because everyone knows how tough of a school it is, there is a spirit of camaraderie here that you don't find anywhere else." Students also appreciate that Tech "is one of the only schools in the country that offers the BS distinction for liberal arts majors because we [get] such a rigorous grounding in math and science." Finally, students note that "career services are outstanding."



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

"Sandy" Winnefeld, Jr.
Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Sandra Magnus
Astronaut who flew on Atlantis and final Space Shuttle Mission in 2011

Philip M. Breedlove
Former Commander, U.S. European Command and 36th Vice Chief of Staff, U.S.

Wayne Clough
12th and former Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

President Jimmy E. Carter, Jr.
39th President of the United States

Valerie Montgomery Rice
Dean and Executive Vice President, Morehouse School of Medicine

David Perdue
U.S. Senator

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

The school's prime location in midtown Atlanta is a boon to Georgia Tech students, who have great access to paid co-op and internship opportunities right in the city. Finding opportunities couldn't be simpler with CareerBuzz, a one-stop online database for all full- time, part-time, seasonal, cooperative education, internship, and undergraduate research positions. Additionally, a co-op and internship fair attracts approximately 100 or more employers to campus. For students wanting to work abroad, the Office of International Education facilitates paid work opportunities in multiple countries. Finally, a packed calendar of workshops put on by the Center for Career Discovery and Development ("Resume Blitz," "Evaluating Job Offers," and "Success on the Job" are a few offerings) gives students insight into the job hunt from every angle. Alumni who visited reported a median starting salary of $62,500.


Application Deadlines
Jan 31
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

Forms CSSProfile

Bottom Line

In-state tuition is extremely affordable, at approximately $9,812 per year. While out-of-state tuition is substantially higher at more than $30,004 each year, there are a variety of ways to reduce that total through various financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Nearly 74 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, and the average need-based package for students is $10,108. On-campus room and board is $13,640, with required fees, books, and supplies running in the neighborhood of $4,000.

Bang For Your Buck

Almost 97 percent of freshman students return for their sophomore year—always an encouraging sign. Programs on the Atlanta campus include design, business, computing, engineering, liberal arts, and the sciences. Graduates of Georgia Tech often find themselves well prepared once they enter the workforce. Undergraduates are offered countless opportunities to earn valuable work experience through the institution's co-op and internship programs. For those with international interests, immersions are available through study abroad, work abroad, or the international plan. Forty-five percent of Georgia Tech students participate in a study abroad experience. The Career Services department is said by students to be "outstanding," and Georgia Tech is "one of the only schools in the country that offers the BS distinction for liberal arts majors because we [get] such a rigorous grounding in math and science." There are also more than twenty different honor societies.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



37% female
63% male
34% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Students Say

"The greatest strength of Georgia Tech is its diversity," undergrads report. "Students, activities, opportunities, teachers—all are diverse." One observes that the school hosts "the full range of stereotypes, from the fraternity boys with their croackies and boat shoes to the socially challenged nerds who stay in their rooms 24/7 programming computers. But no matter what, you know everyone is highly intelligent. Many times it is the students who have the best grades who are the drunkest." One student explains, "Unlike at high school, no one looks down upon you if you know the entire periodic table, if you can do differential equations, or you can speak three languages; rather, you are respected." One sore spot: Men outnumber women here by greater than a two to one ratio. The situation is most pronounced in engineering (three to one) and computer (more than four to one) disciplines. Women actually outnumber men in the liberal arts and science colleges.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Students Say

One Georgia Tech engineer sums up the typical student itinerary this way: "Study, study, drink. Repeat." As another student puts it, "there is a saying here that between good grades, a social life, and sleep, you can only have two." That's why "basically people bust their [butts] during the week, and when the weekends arrive they're prepared to let loose a bit." Fortunately, "Georgia Tech has a little something for everyone. Salsa club on weekends, musical groups, intramural sports—even a skydiving club!" Other options include "a ‘good enough' NCAA Division I sports program, a good social scene," a welcoming Greek community, "and for everyone else, there's the city of Atlanta right at your doorstep. You're just a short ride away from movies, shopping, the Fox Theatre, the High Museum of Art, Piedmont Park, and one of the best club and bar scenes in the South," centered mainly in the neighborhoods of Buckhead and Midtown. For those without cars in this driving city, transportation comes in the form of "a ‘Tech Trolley' that takes a route around midtown, and a ‘Stinger Shuttle' that goes to the MARTA [Atlanta's subway] station, giving students access to the airport, downtown (although that is walkable), and Lenox Square Mall." With more than "300 organizations already on campus," students seeking leadership experience can most likely find it, and they can find other students with likeminded interests.

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

23% join a fraternity
31% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: OMED: Educational Services Institute Diversity (

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus


Besides having one of the world’s largest grid-attached rooftop photovoltaic solar systems, the GreenBuzz portal highlights what Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty can do to create a more environmentally friendly campus. Tech has the largest university residence hall in the world to achieve LEED Gold under the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system. Home to 2,000 students, it is a renovated Olympic Village. Tech's 1,400,000 gallon cistern collects rain and condensation water for flushing and irrigation and is the largest system on a U.S. campus. This massive cistern is integral to the Undergraduate Commons, a sustainability showcase and new freshman science building with green labs, garden roof, dashboard, solar photovaltaics, solar thermal, a chilled beam pilot, etc. The Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory building, completed in 2012, houses energy researchers. With twenty-one endowed chairs and thirty research centers focusing on sustainability, Georgia Tech is home to the Strategic Energy Institute, which focuses on alternative energy and energy efficiency, the Institute for Sustainable Systems, the Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Center, and more. Georgia Tech, a President's Climate Commitment signatory, continues to encourage investing in energy and water efficiency by being a Found Circle partner for the “Billion Dollar Green Challenge” and participating in the “Atlanta Better Building Challenge. The school offers more than 350 courses with a sustainability focus with the goal that every student take at least one sustainability focused course by graduation. In the school’s own words, it wants students to experience sustainability so that they can “take it with them throughout their careers and live it every day.”

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, Apple, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Merideth Ray
Sr. Assistant Director, UG Admission

Office of Undergraduate Admission
225 North Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30332-0320



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tech Square - Bookstore/Hotel/College of
Olympic Aquatic Center/Campus Recreation
The Hill/Tech Tower
Student Center Commons and the Library
Ferst Center for the Arts

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola Museum
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

M-F(except Holidays) 10 am, 1pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Faculty Directly

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays


High-achieving prospective freshman


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is approximately 11 miles from campus. To get to campus, take MARTA (public transit) rail line from the airport baggage claim to the North Ave. station (about a 20-minute ride). Walk 3 blocks west to campus, or transfer to a bus on Route 13. Fare is $2.00 each way, and exact change is required (change machines are available at MARTA stations). At the intersection of North Ave. and Fowler St. (just west of the football stadium), ascend the stairs under the archway, and make an immediate right. Follow the path to the Student Success Center (which appears to be attached to the west stands of the football stadium). Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses also offer service to Atlanta.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take Exit #249D (North Avenue). At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto North Avenue. Cross Techwood Drive (the first light) and continue on North Avenue to Cherry Street and make a right. Make a left onto Ferst Drive. Follow Ferst to Visitor Parking Area 3, the first right after the Student Center Parking Deck Area 2. Though there are closer parking areas and metered parking on the streets, the Visitor Parking Area 3 is the most economical parking area. If "Lot Full" sign is posted, please try the Student Center Deck Area 2. Take Exit #249D (Spring Street, West Peachtree Street). At the top of the exit ramp, go through the first intersection (Spring Street). At the next intersection (West Peachtree), turn left. Continue on West Peachtree for approximately one block and turn left onto North Avenue. Cross over the interstate and Techwood Drive. Continue on North Avenue approximately two blocks to Cherry Street. Turn right onto Cherry Street. Go to the stop sign and turn left onto Ferst Drive. Go down Ferst Drive past the Student Center parking lot on the right. Park in V-03 just past the Student Center Visitor Lot (on your right), or return to the Student Center lot if V-03 is full. Though there are closer parking areas and metered parking on the streets, the Visitor Parking Area 3 is the most economical parking area. If "Lot Full" sign is posted, please try the Student Center Deck Area 2.

Local Accommodations
GEORGIA TECH HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER Address: 800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: 404-347-9440 Reservations: 800-706-2899 The only true Georgia Tech campus hotel is located in Tech Square across from Barnes and Noble campus bookstore. The full service hotel offers a full service restaurant, lobby bar, Club Room (with two pool tables) and room service seven days a week plus numerous restaurant options just steps away. The hotel also features spacious guestrooms, FREE wireless internet, FREE fitness center (including indoor pool and hot tub) and FREE transportation on the Tech Trolley that stops right at the hotel. Remember to take your picture with the iconic Ramblin' Wreck which is always on display in the lobby! Complimentary laundry facilities on property plus same day dry cleaning (available M-F). Distance from campus: .1 mile * Click here for the Georgia Tech rate! COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT-MIDTOWN/GEORGIA TECH Address: 1132 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: 404-607-1112 Reservations: 404-607-1112 Conveniently located just steps away from Georgia Tech, the Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech has all you need to thrive during your stay. We offer complimentary shuttle service to Georgia Tech and the surrounding area Monday- Friday. Start your day off or wind down at our Bistro offering fresh and healthy menu options for breakfast and dinner. Additional features include comfortable bedding, complimentary high speed internet, a pool, fitness center and The Market, a convenient place to grab a quick snack. Ask for the Georgia Tech rate when making your reservations. We look forward to hosting your stay! Distance from campus: Less than .5 mile HAMPTON INN - GA TECH Address: 244 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: 404-881-0881 Hampton Inn – GA Tech is across the street from the Georgia Tech campus. We offer FREE hot breakfast, local calls, 800 calling access, and high speed wireless internet. We also have FREE shuttle service 7 days a week to take you throughout campus and within a 2-mile radius of the hotel. The hotel is located 4 blocks from the North Avenue MARTA Station and is easily accessible from the interstate! Rooms feature Cloud Nine Bed, refrigerators, and new 38” flat screen televisions! Stay fit on the road in our Fitness Center featuring cardio equipment and free weights! Enjoy our Entertainment Room with a Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Ask for the Georgia Tech rate when making your reservation! MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN - HISTORIC MIDTOWN Address: 1041 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: 404-872-8885 Fax: 404-724-9218 Reservations: 800-331-3131 Email: An all-suite historically charming hotel offering complete “home away from home” suites with fully equipped kitchens, living space, FREE hot breakfast buffet, FREE evening dinner (M-Th), Free high speed internet, on-site fitness center and guest laundry. Charlie G’s restaurant is located on the property. Located a half mile from campus and just 1 block from the GT shuttle. *Ask for Georgia Tech rate. REGENCY SUITES HOTEL Address: 975 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 @10th Phone: 404-876-5003 or 800-642-3629 Email: An all-suite European style boutique hotel. Located on Georgia Tech trolley line and adjacent to MARTA station. Large suites with kitchenettes, coffee makers, Refrigerators, full-size iron & ironing board, Euro-style make-up mirrors & detached hair dryers, extensive fitness center, FREE Wireless internet in all suites, fully equipped 24-hour business center, FREE deluxe continental breakfast each morning and complimentary full dinner Monday-Thursday for two. *Ask for Georgia Tech rate. WINGATE BY WYNDHAM ATLANTA GALLERIA Address: 2762 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30009 Phone: 678-214-6000 Reservations:678-214-6000 Free high speed internet in every room. Daily complimentary hot breakfast to start your day. Indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Each room fully equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. 24 hour fitness center as well. Distance from campus: 9.3 miles *Ask for Georgia Tech rate