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Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

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The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech or GT, is one of the largest research schools in the country. Georgia Tech is comprised of six different schools offering a staggering variety of degrees. Schools include: College of Architecture, College of Computing, College of Engineering, The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, College of Management, and College of Sciences.

The College of Architecture offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees in many fields including building construction, city and regional planning, and music technology. There is also a doctorate degree offered in philosophy with concentrations in design cognition, culture and behavior, and morphing and design. The College of Architecture enjoys many areas of research as well including the Advanced Wood Products Laboratory and a Construction Resource Center. 2009 marks the 100th year celebration of the School of Architecture.

The College of Computing offers many diverse degrees such as computer science and interactive computing.

The College of Engineering is renowned for its educational rigor. The college is broken down into nine different engineering schools that include aerospace and mechanical engineering among many others. The school also offers many research centers and institutions including the Center for Compound Semiconductors and the Fusion Research Center.

The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate as well as graduate degrees in a host of fields including history, international affairs and public policy. The school is named after former Atlanta mayor and civil rights activist Ivan Allen. In his honor, each year the school offers the Ivan Allen Jr. Civic Responsibility Essay contests.

The College of Management at GT is geared toward those students looking to be leaders in the business world. The school offers undergraduate MBA’s and executive programs in many related fields including: technology and management and the global MBA. The MBA program at the school has been named in the top 30 among public universities in the United States.

The College of Sciences offers a bevy of degrees including applied biology, chemistry and physics. The school is relatively new to the campus opening in 1990. State-of-the-art facilities and a small class ratio, 5:1, are attracting many students to the school. Research in the college has included the Center for Environmental Predictions and Decisions and the Fiji Island reef conservation project.

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Roughly ten thousand applications for undergraduate admissions come every year; the school accepts approximately 2,600 students. GT focuses on four main areas when looking at applicants. First, the college recalculates all students’ high school GPA using a standard 4.0 grading scale but only for core curriculum. Second, GT considers standardized test scores. Both SAT and ACT scores are permitted. Students taking the ACT are asked to submit the writing assessment portion of the test. GT also looks at student’s leadership and activity record on the application that list any extra-curricular activities of the student. This section should highlight significant contributions and activities. Lastly the student will be given two topics and is required to write about one. The essay is evaluated on content and writing skills.

Financial Aid

The college offers many types of financial aid including scholarships and loans. Financial advisors are available to assist students with the application process.

Important scholarships include the Presidents Scholarship Program, the Tech Promise, the Goizueta Scholarship, and the National Merit Scholarship. There is a website for students looking to apply for financial aid that lists all scholarships and aid available (www.finaid.gatech.edu).

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2484th for the average student loan amount.
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Georgia Tech is situated on 400 acres in the metropolitan city of Atlanta, Georgia. The school was founded in 1888 and now has more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

GT has over 300 student organizations to choose from including the debate team, The Society of Step and tons of sororities and fraternities. Barnes and Noble booksellers have a store right on campus where students can get textbooks and more. The Campus Recreation Center offers a host of activities for students to choose from. The center has a climbing wall, an Olympic size pool and a fitness center. There are also lounge rooms and the H20 café to re-energize.

Atlanta, Georgia is an international city that offers an abundance of activities within close proximity

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are members of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. Students may choose from 17 intercollegiate sports including: football, golf, and tennis.

There are also a host of Intramural sports with the Campus Recreation Center serving as its base. These sports include: Frisbee, bowling and billiards.

The Yellow Jackets’ official colors are yellow and black.

Information Summary

Ranks 1st in Georgia and 67th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Georgia and 533rd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 6 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 13 0.06
Robbery 13 0.06
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 25 0.12
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 21 0.10
Arrest 17 0.08

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,518 0.83
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 88 0.02
Forcible Rape 148 0.03
Robbery 2,343 0.55
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 7,499 1.76
Larceny 17,274 4.06
Vehicle theft 5,371 1.26

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1305

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 520th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $8,258 $8,258 $27,562
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,392 $2,392 $2,392
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $2,464 $2,464 $8,178
FT Graduate Tuition $11,324 $11,324 $27,330
FT Graduate Required Fees $2,392 $2,392 $2,392
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $472 $472 $1,139
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $23,384 $23,384 $42,688
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,688 $25,688 $44,992
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $13,570 $13,570 $32,874

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $9,652 $10,098 $9,652 $10,098 $27,862 $29,402
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,826 $9,236
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,620 $1,720
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,924 $11,440
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,620 $1,720
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,620 $1,720

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$75
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 14,645 (10,009 male / 4,636 female)
Admitted 8,045 (5,253 male / 2,792 female)
Admission rate 55%
First-time Enrollment 3,044 (1,980 male / 1,064 female)
FT Enrollment 3,039 (1,978 male / 1,061 female)
PT Enrollment 5 (2 male / 3 female)
Total Enrollment21,471

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Atlantic Coast Conference

ACT Test Admission

75th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 53%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 28 / 33
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 29 / 34
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 28 / 32

SAT Test Admission

57th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 88%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 600 / 700
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 660 / 760
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1260 / 1460

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity9,744
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,822
Board Fee$3,992

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 94th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $113,656 ($121,702 male / $84,271 female)
Number of FT Faculty 1,061 (790 male / 271 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,245
FT Faculty Ratio 0.9 : 1
Total Benefits $38,417,243

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