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The Georgia Institute of Technology (also known as Georgia Tech) is a public university in GA, founded in 1885 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 16,561, and the graduate enrollment is 23,211. Georgia Institute of Technology is a hyper-selective school, receiving 40,852 applications and accepting 21.3% of applicants. The Georgia Institute of Technology’s athletics teams competes at the club, intramural, and varsity level. Additionally, the Georgia Institute of Technology employs 1,064 full-time instructional staff (88% of whom hold doctorate degrees) and has an 18:1 student to faculty ratio.
- School Performance
- Standardized Tests
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Applicants applying to the Georgia Institute of Technology will apply through the Common Application. Applicants will be required to write one personal statement based on a set of prompts within the application as well as answer supplemental questions related to the university.
Deadlines For Submitting Applications
Early Action Application Deadline
Early Action II Application Deadline
Regular Application Deadline
- Extracurricular Activities - Very Important
- Application Essay - Very Important
- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
- Standardized Test Scores - Important
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The student population consists of over 36,000 students, both graduate, and undergraduate, with a 70% to 30% ratio of male and female students. The School has an in-state student resident rate of 50-55%, while 20% of the students come from outside the country, and the other 25-30% of students come from other states or territories in the country. The demographics of the School’s graduates are 45% white, 23% Asian, 7% Black-American, 7% Latino, 7% Multiracial, and 10% international. It also offers scholarship programs limited to 50 or more in-state graduates per session.
The Georgia Institute of Technology consists of comprehensive science and technology facilities such as a cable network (Georgia Tech Cable Network or GTCN) which broadcasts about 100 standards and 33 high-definition channels. These facilities aim to provide a pragmatic environment for students to learn and work. The School’s honors program is highly selective and caters to all its colleges’ most intellectual and curious undergraduates. The School also features six colleges in constant collaboration as mandated by numerous interdisciplinary degree programs and research centers.
- 50% of students live on campus
- Guaranteed housing for freshmen
The School’s housing plan oversees the geographic distribution of the majority of houses amongst the Eastern and Western campuses. A larger population of freshman student dormitories is located on the east campus and is served by the Britain Dining Hall and North American Dining Hall. The west campus houses a few first-year student dormitories, but mostly housing for transfer students, returning students, and a few graduate students. Finally, the West Village Dining Hall serves the students on the western campus. Only a few graduate students are found on the west campus, as most graduate students prefer to live off-campus or on-campus within the Graduate Living Center.
Life as a Student
Georgia Institute of Technology has over 350 student organizations that offer a reasonable range of extracurricular activities, with the Office of the Student Involvement overseeing these organizations. The School also features various art programs and student media outlets. This institution also has an organized and intramural sports team known as the Yellow Jackets. Its nationally recognized fight song is “Ramblin Wreck from Georgia Tech,” a song that has also helped keep the school in the national spotlight. The School’s Athletic Teams are The Yellow Jackets, the Ramblin Wreck, and the Engineers. They have competed in the NCAA Division 1 Level under the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, winning four Football National Championships. These athletic teams are also known to have produced many notable names in society.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Lighted pathways/sidewalks
- Emergency notification system
- Self-defense education
- Emergency telephones, shuttle buses, and video cameras around campus
- Health Center
- Legal Advice
- Psychological Counseling
- Women's Center
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
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Swimming and Diving
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Georgia Tech offers various merit and need-based scholarships for students to help pay for college.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition (Resident) - $10,258, (Out-of-State) - $31,370
- Mandatory Student Fees - $1,506
- Books & Supplies - $800
- Freshmen Housing Allowance - $6,918
- Freshmen Meal Plan Allowance - $5,424
- Personal/Misc Educational Costs - $3,200
- Average Loan Costs - $60
- Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (Resident) - $28,166, (Out-of-State) - $49,278
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The Georgia Institute Of Technology, formerly known as the Georgia School Of Technology, was founded in 1885. Following emancipation in the United States, Reconstruction-era leaders looked to tech as a way to rebuild the Southern economy; thus, the idea of a technology school in Georgia was born. Therefore, on October 13th, 1885, a bill was signed that facilitated the funding and creation of the new Georgia School Of Technology. The school became operational with two equal-sized buildings in 1888; one building had classrooms for teaching students, and the other had a shop, foundry, boiler room, forge, and engine room for students to work and produce goods. These goods were then sold to raise funds to keep the school running. In 1948, the School changed its name from Georgia School of Technology to Georgia Institute of Technology. This change reflects the School’s evolution from a trade school to a large research university and, fittingly, a more-capable institute of technology. During this evolution, the institute grew from a school that initially offered one degree in mechanical engineering into an institute with over 31 departmental units and six colleges.
The Institute has also grown geographically. It features the main campus in Atlanta, Georgia, and five satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore. It has an undergraduate enrollment of over 15,000 students, with an acceptance rate of 37.7% for in-state applicants (and 14.9% for out-of-state applicants). The School is ranked 3rd best by the U.S News and World Report for its Bachelor’s in Analytics and Master of Science in Business Analytics degree programs. It is ranked 12th among the best engineering universities and 13th for computer science globally. It is also ranked the 4th most innovative university in the country.