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Academics

A world-renowned public research university, Georgia Institute of Technology has a reputations that "opens many doors" for its students. Undergrads here are quick to sing the praises of the university's "rigorous" and "challenging" engineering, science, and business programs. Students also love Georgia Tech's focus on "innovation and hands-on learning" which leaves them well prepared to face the job market come graduation. For example, "throughout the school year there are plenty of competitions to create startup companies, flesh out innovative ideas, and show off prototypes." As if that wasn't enough, many courses have "a project built-in to force you to apply the material you've been studying." Inside the classroom, undergrads are greeted by professors who are "truly passionate about what they are teaching." One student further explains, "Most of the professors do research and continue learning themselves. This is the sort of environment that they foster." Undergrads further appreciate that their instructors "try and stimulate thinking rather than just letting you regurgitate facts." Another undergrad concurs remarking that her professors "challenge me to grow as an intellectual." Best of all, they frequently demonstrate themselves to be "invested in your success and making their classes interesting and applicable to real life."

Student Body

When asked about their peers, Georgia Tech students immediately describe them as "smart," "driven, and ambitious." Indeed, it's rare to find an undergrad here who is "slacking off." Fortunately, "there isn't a sense of cut-throat academic rivalry; everyone is much more helpful and supportive of one another." As one relieved student shares, "People will help you if you're struggling on a math problem, or if you can't get your program to function correctly, instead of letting you suffer so that they can get a better grade." Undergrads also report that their fellow students are often quite "passionate." Unsurprisingly, that passion is "usually [connected to something] in the technology field." Indeed, "You walk to campus and you hear kids debating which programming language is better." Another student agrees explaining, "Most of the jokes exchanged seem to be science-related, and every now and then you see remote-controlled drones flying in the air." Aside from the "nerd" exterior, you'll find undergrads that are "witty" and "quirky" as well as "sleep deprived." There's also "a very large foreign component to the student body" which many here appreciate. Finally, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that Georgia Tech is "not just a bunch of computer geeks sitting in their room all day but a group of people who are out there making a difference."

Campus Life

Given the academic rigors at Georgia Tech, many students will tell you that "studying" is the number one activity. However, even these hard working undergrads need a break every now and then. And thankfully "there is almost always something going on somewhere on campus." For starters, "there are an abundance of clubs...covering a huge variety of interests, and the majority of students are involved in at least one." Additionally, "during the fall, large numbers of students spend their weekends tailgating and attending football games." Undergrads here also enjoy attending "plays and musical events at the arts center." Moreover, Greek life is extremely popular at Georgia Tech. Fortunately, if you choose not join a sorority or fraternity, your social life won't take a hit. After all, we've been informed that "fraternity parties are generally very welcome... even [to] students who choose not to drink" or "people who are not members." Finally, students also love to take advantage of Georgia Tech's prime Atlanta location. The city offers many things to do "from museums, to concerts, festivals, restaurants, clubs, and every other sort of attraction in between!"

Overview

Applicants
30,528
Acceptance Rate
26%
Average HS GPA
4.03

GPA Breakdown

90%
Over 3.75
6%
3.50 - 3.74
2%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24

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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

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
690 - 750
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
710 - 780

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

Deadlines

Early Action — October 15

Regular — January 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,190
with Terminal Degree
924

860
Men
342
Minority
330
Women
19
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Majors

  • 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


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

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
41%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$62,500

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$112,000

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$63,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$114,000

Percent High Job Meaning
44%

Percent STEM
71%


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 PayScale.com reported a median starting salary of $62,500.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 31
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,920

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,070

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,007

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
39%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,169

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,229

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
15,489
Foreign Countries Represented
122

Demographics

19.59%
Asian
6.69%
African-American
6.79%
Hispanic
49.99%
Caucasian
3.22%
Unknown
10.02%
International

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

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
53%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Taffey Cunnien

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
400
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
16
Number of Religious Organizations
58

23% join a fraternity
31% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: OMED: Educational Services Institute Diversity (http://www.omed.gatech.edu/)

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

Sustainability

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.”

96/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
33%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
26

Average Number of PC's per Lab
29

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Merideth Ray
Sr. Assistant Director, UG Admission

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

Phone
404-894-4154

Email
admission@gatech.edu

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
No

Information Sessions
Available

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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Faculty Directly

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
High-achieving prospective freshman

Transportation

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: ri-atlanta@concordhotels.com 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: sales@regencysuites.com 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


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