Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology, founded in 1885, is a public institute of technology. It helps prepare students of extraordinary motivation and ability to serve and to lead in a world that is increasingly dependent on technology. Programs are offered through Ivan Allen College and DuPree College of Management and the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering and Sciences. Its 365-acre campus is located near downtown Atlanta.

Website: www.gatech.edu/

Public
Co-ed
15,572
Undergraduate
Students
(38.0%) 5,915 Women
(62.0%) 9,657 Men
13,798
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
23% of 31,497 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.02
SAT Math
720-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
549 average
370-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,604
Out-of-state: $51,200
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,418
Out-of-state: $33,014
Room and Board
$14,126
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$15,911
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,760
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,115
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 19% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buzz
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.0% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.7% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students
9.0% from 127 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
90%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.7%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 2
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted December 2
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
225 North Avenue, NW
City, State, Zip
Atlanta, GA 30332-0001
Phone
(404) 894-4154
Fax
(404) 853-9163
E-mail
admission@gatech.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
January 13

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
23% of 31,497 applicants were admitted
Women
32% of 9,628 applicants were admitted
Men
20% of 21,869 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,514 (48%) of 7,369 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,427 (46%) of 3,099 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,087 (49%) of 4,270 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
33% of 15,893 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
4,241
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,822
Students Admitted From Wait List
21

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.02
3.75 and Above
90%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
720-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
84%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
2%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
549 average
370-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
38%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
46%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
83%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 88%
Top quarter: 98%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,604
Out-of-state: $51,200
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,418
Out-of-state: $33,014
Room and Board
$14,126
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$3,260
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 31
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001569
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,453 (80.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,276 (51.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,207 (92.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
367 (52.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$15,911
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,149 (44.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,630
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 590 (62.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,060
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 864 (74.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
925 (7.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,777

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,165 (61.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,850 (63.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,606 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,403 (39.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$14,422
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,126 (54.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,581
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,160 (67.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,177
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,430 (63.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,867 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,185

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
36%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,760
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, International Studies, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
3,294
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
  • Science, Technology and Society
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,115
Part-Time Faculty
170
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
4%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 19% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,971,586
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Science, Master of Science in Molecular Pathology, Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • International Affairs
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Paper and Pulp Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Paper and Pulp Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy

Location and Setting


Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
400 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
57%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
lighted pathways/sidewalks, emergency notification system, self-defense education, emergency telephones, shuttle buses, video cameras

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buzz
School Colors
Gold and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
15,572
Women
5,915 (38.0%)
Men
9,657 (62.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
14,898
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.0% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.7% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students.
9.0% from 127 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
13,798

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
79.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
85.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
90%
Average Starting Salary
90%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.7%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 14%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 3%
Medicine 5%
Other 7%

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