Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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Located in the thriving, energetic and manageable city of Atlanta, on a beautiful campus that overlooks the city, GA Tech has become one of the most difficult universities to gain acceptance to. And it’s not just a tech school. On the contrary, the offerings are wide and vast and with over 15,000 undergraduate students on campus, school spirit is up there with the largest DI schools in the country.

• Public
• 400 acre campus with downtown Atlanta at your doorstep
• Undergraduate enrollment – 15,489
• 35 majors across 6 colleges
• Admit rate – 26% (Out of state 18% – In state 45%)
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA, CSS Profile
• Retention rate – 97%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 640-770/30-34
• Student to faculty ratio – 20:1
• Is not just a tech school, Plenty of other majors outside those areas
• College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering, College of the Sciences, College of Design
• Freshman Early Action – 10/15 – decision by mid-January
• Students are ambitious and wanting to be challenged, but have fun as well
• Plenty of school spirit!
• A more collaborative environment
• 82% of undergrads participate in a co-op or internship
• 40% of undergrads participate in research
• 54% have an international experience
• 74% of classes have under 50 students
• Co-op Program – Work at 1 company completing 3 semesters, all co-ops are paid
• 90% job offer at graduation
• $68k starting salary
• Top interviewing companies – Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Deloitte, Accenture
• 8,500 on campus interviews
• No interview during admissions process – Only for non-native English speakers
• They Do superscore both the SAT and ACT
• Don’t require subject tests
• 2 supplemental essays plus primary essay
• “Why Georgia Tech” supplemental essay, go beyond location, sports…
• Allow up to 2 letters of recommendation
• Common App or Coalition to apply
• Writing score on SAT and ACT not required
• If deferred, need to compete the Deferred Student Form for additional information and application will be re-reviewed
• Students Applying under Early Action are admitted at a somewhat higher rate
• Students: 60% Georgia, 30% out of state and 10% International
• Don’t consider demonstrated interest
• Apply to the university in general, but do want to know your academic interest
• Out of state COA – $48k
• Fairly easy to change majors and colleges
• 25% involved in Greek life

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