Georgia Institute of Technology

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225 North Avenue NW

Atlanta, GA 30332

Phone: (404) 894-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jan. 10
application deadline

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#36 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. National Universities

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Georgia Institute of Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,527, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Georgia Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 36. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,650 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $29,954 (2013-14).

Georgia Tech, located in the heart of Atlanta, offers a wide range of student activities. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, an NCAA Division I team, compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference and have a fierce rivalry with the University of Georgia. Since 1961, the football team has been led onto the field at home games by the Ramblin’ Wreck, a restored 1930 Model A Ford Sport Coupe. Georgia Tech has a small but vibrant Greek community. Freshmen are offered housing, but aren’t required to live on campus. In addition to its campuses in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia Tech has campuses in France, Ireland, Costa Rica, Singapore and China.

Georgia Tech has six colleges. Its highly ranked graduate schools include the College of Engineering and Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business. Georgia Tech is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with very high research activity. Famous alumni include president and CEO of Walmart Mike Duke, founder of The Masters golf tournament Bobby Jones and baseball player Nomar Garciaparra. John Heisman was Georgia Tech’s first full-time football coach, and the Heisman Memorial Trophy was named in his honor. The school's newspaper for faculty and staff, "The Whistle," is named for the steam whistle in the Tech Tower that blows every hour and each time the Yellow Jackets score a touchdown.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation's leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation's top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Management, Sciences, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to America's government, industry, and business.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $1,608,247,917


When applying to Georgia Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is January 10, and the early action deadline is October 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 10. The application fee at Georgia Institute of Technology is $65. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.9 percent and an early acceptance rate of 60.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.9%
Application deadline January 10
SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 10

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Georgia Institute of Technology is 18:1, and the school has 41.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Georgia Institute of Technology include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Architecture and Related Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 94.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 34%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering 58%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 13%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 6%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5%
Architecture and Related Services 4%

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Student Life

Georgia Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,527, with a gender distribution of 67 percent male students and 33 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus. Georgia Institute of Technology is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 21,557
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Georgia Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Georgia Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Georgia Institute of Technology, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 30%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Georgia Institute of Technology, 43.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,385.

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In-state tuition and fees $10,650 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $29,954 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,118 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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