Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology

225 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,619
  • Class Notes
    1,756
  • Textbook Notes
    589
  • Study Guides
    1,273
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,569
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,252

Overview of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

About this school

Georgia Institute of Technology, founded in 1885, is a public institute of technology. It helps prepare students of extraordinary motivation and ability to serve and to lead in a world that is increasingly dependent on technology. Programs are offered through Ivan Allen College and DuPree College of Management and the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering and Sciences. Its 365-acre campus is located near downtown Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,572
    • Men:9,657 Men (62.0%)
    • Women:5,915 Women (38.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (Georgia Tech)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Georgia Institute of Technology is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 2
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
December 2
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
225 North Avenue, NW
City, State, Zip
Atlanta, GA 30332-0001
Phone
(404) 894-4154
Fax
(404) 853-9163
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
January 13

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
23% of 31,497 applicants were admitted
Women
32% of 9,628 applicants were admitted
Men
20% of 21,869 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,514 (48%) of 7,369 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,427 (46%) of 3,099 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,087 (49%) of 4,270 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.02
375 And Above
90%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
746 average |720-790 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
84%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
2%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
38%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
46%
• Score 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
32 average |30-34 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
83%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Georgia Tech)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,418|Out-of-state: $33,014 (40.58%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,126 (46.16%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (2.61%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,260 (10.65%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Georgia Institute of Technology accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 31
Award Notification Date
On or about April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001569
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,318 (80.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,192 (51.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,106 (92.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
575 (52.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$14,735
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 489 (44.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,831
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 687 (62.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,361
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 820 (74.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
228 (7.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,523

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,499 (61.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,104 (64.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,824 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,301 (39.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$13,016
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,162 (54.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,194
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,948 (67.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,220
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,685 (63.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,127 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,690

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
40%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,398
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, International Studies, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,686

Academics & Instruction (Georgia Tech)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,115

Part-Time Faculty


170

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


4%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 19% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,971,586
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Georgia Institute of Technology provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


85.4%

Programs & Majors (Georgia Tech)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy

Master's Programs of Study (52)


  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geosciences
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Music
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Paper and Pulp Engineering
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Statistics
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (Georgia Tech)

Location & Geography

Population


443,775

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


400 acres

Weather


Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


43% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


57%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buzz
School Colors
Gold and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Georgia Institute of Technology offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


31% of women participate

Fraternities


23% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


14,898

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,572
Women
5,915
Men
9,657

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 23.0% Asian
  • 7.6% Black/African-American
  • 7.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 53.7% White
  • 4.1% Unknown

International Students


9.0% from 127 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


13,798

Student Resources (Georgia Tech)