- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Business
- Gender: F
- High School: Alpharetta High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Georgia Tech is the traditions! From the Budweiser song we all sing on game day, sneaking on to the football field, take a Prof to lunch, the Ramblin' Wreck, M-train jokes and video on You Tube, Lecture Crashers on You Tube, Red Jesus, the famous George P. Burdell, to midnight breakfast during dead week. There's always something for everyone to take a part in! School size is just right. Tech is a school that limits the size of students making it harder to get into and raising the value of your degree. When I tell people I go to Tech, they all say "wow" and are really taken back. Everyone is always very impressed and realizes how valued you are. Tech is a mini college town. Even though we are located in the heart of Atlanta, Tech still has the campus feel. Tech Square has really given Tech it's own "college town". You really couldn't ask for a better location! There is always something to do in Atlanta and it is a great place to live and work after you graduate! There is a ton of school pride! I feel like one of the qualifications for getting accepted is knowing the Ramblin' Wreck song, or at least "I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a helluva engineer"! One experience I will always remember was meeting Red Jesus! Unfortunately he graduated this semester but is an icon on Tech's campus!
Getting a professor to know your name is all about communicating with them. In a class of 100 people if you always sit in the back and never go to office hours it is hard for them to recognize you. When you sit closer up and make a point to talk to them it definitely helps you out! For most people, that is the difference of a letter grade! Everyones least favorite class is always Computer Science. It is a harder class that is required for most majors. You are basically looked at as God if you do well in there! Students study everyday. That's one thing everyone complains about. For most people at Tech, High School was a breeze and they never studied. The hardest thing about coming to Tech is learning how to study because in order to be successful here, you have to! Participation in class depends on the professor and class size. Usually in larger classes they will be more lecture based with no class discussion. Georgia Tech is full of intellectual conversations outside of class. Everyone at Tech is globally competent and up to date on all the happenings. A lot of this comes from the huge diversity in students and the 5 free newspapers students can get each day. Tech is also very politically active. Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama, came and spoke and had his largest crowd at Tech up until that point. Students are very competitive. At Tech all students try to do is beat the average in order to stay on top! The most unique class I have taken is Accounting I with Debby Turner. Not only is she the most animated and passionate professor I have ever had but she is the most gifted professor in her field. When you purchase your course notebook she puts in a "mini" list of her accomplishments that take up a full page. She makes a note to mention that is "just a few" and she is "not trying to brag". She's very personal and makes the class enjoyable for everyone. Georgia Tech has very hard academic requirements. It is hard to get accepted but that's what makes people love the school so much; the value of their degree.
No one feels out of place at Georgia Tech. When they tell you on the tour there is an organization for everyone, they mean it! From Rho Epsilon Delta (the fraternity of people with red hair) to Georgia Tech's philanthropy GT Heros, or the Indian Club and fashion club, there really is something for everyone. Attire to class depends on the students. You have the typical people who rolled out of bed and forgot to brush their teeth to the students who wouldn't be caught dead in anything that didn't look fratastic. Due to the large variety of cultures, different types of students are forced to interact. There's lots of group projects and depending on your major you have Senior Design which forces you to work with everyone. Most Georgia Tech students are either from out of state or out of the country. People come to Tech from literally all over the world. Students are very politically aware and active! Tech is so known for being active that Barack Obama came and spoke at our school! At the time, Tech gave him his largest crowd to the date! There is a large mix of political preference including Independents! Students always talk about how much money they will make one day since most students start off making more than most students will EVER make at other schools, like UGA.
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The "rush hour" that lasts from 7-11am and 3-8pm.