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Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, Georgia
The Kessler Campanile seen from the Georgia Tech Student Center. credit: Davidhermanns
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Overview
Public
13,815 Undergraduates
26% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Mostly Men
Public
Region: South
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Engineering School
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
225 North Ave
Atlanta, Georgia
30332-0530
(404) 894-2000
www.gatech.edu

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also called Georgia Tech, is located on 373 acres of land in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a public research university and one of the top 40 institutions of higher learning in the U.S. Georgia Tech was established in 1888, and became co-ed in 1952. The school has graduated a number of Nobel Prize winners and renowned scholars like Jimmy Carter, who won a Nobel Prize for peace; Kary Mullis, who won a Nobel for chemistry; Rhodes Scholar and Fulbright Fellow Joy Buolamwini; 2005 Rhodes Scholar Jeremy Farris and 2001 Marshall Scholar Andy Ozment. Notable alumni include football wide receiver Calvin Johnson, comedian Jeff Foxworthy and astronaut Jan Davis. Georgia Tech’s motto is “Progress and Service.” Its colors are white and old gold, and its mascot is Buzz, a yellow jacket bee. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I – ACC, and the women’s tennis team won a 2007 NCAA National Championship. Eight men’s and seven women’s varsity sports teams compete in the NCAA, including men’s football, basketball and baseball, and women’s basketball, tennis and volleyball. The school’s fight song, ““Ramblin’ Wreck,” originated from an old folk tune, “The Sons of the Gamboliers.”

Location

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
63%

Men

37%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

551

New Transfer Students

Admissions
26%

Acceptance Rate

37%

Enrollment Yield

1320-1500

SAT Range

30,528

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$13,340

Typical Cost

$33,014

Out-Of-State (published)

$12,418

In-State (published)

77%

Recieve Financial Aid

83%

Have Loans

$21,000

Median Debt

Academics
20.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Mechanical Engineering

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 400

Greek Life:

Important, more than 50 to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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