Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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– 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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