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Study at Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1885, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus occupies a large part of Midtown Atlanta.

Georgia Tech offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through its six academic divisions:

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Computing
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Management
  • College of Sciences
Georgia Tech has remained in the top ten public universities in the United States for the last ten years. U. S. News and World Report (2008) ranked Georgia Tech as the No. 7 public university, and 35th among all universities.

The sports teams of Georgia Tech are nicknamed Yellow Jackets and their official mascot is Buzz.

Profile of Georgia Institute of Technology

The campus of Georgia Tech is in Atlanta, GA, which is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Georgia Tech include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering, computer science and engineering, and architecture and planning.

Georgia Tech Selectivity

Admission at Georgia Tech is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 590. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 650 and 730. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Georgia Tech is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 18, 742 students enrolled (17, 558 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Georgia Tech are male.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Georgia Tech offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Georgia Tech Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering2, 401electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, . . .
Business and Management523business management, business administration, managerial economics, financial management, logistics
Computer Science and Engineering468computer and info science, computer engineering, computer support
Science305chemistry, biology, physics, geological and earth sciences, science and society, bioinformatics
Architecture and Planning215architecture, architectural services, urban planning
Liberal Arts129international relations, interdisciplinary studies, history of science and technology, international studies
Mathematics61applied mathematics, mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics courses
Design56industrial design
Therapy and Counselling49organizational psychology
Family and Social Work37public policy analysis
Media23digital communications, communication and journalism
Medicine18medical physics
Medical Support and Technology9orthotist/prosthetist
Medical administration7health care administration

Contact: Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology

225 North Ave

Atlanta, GA 30332

General Phone: (404) 894-2000


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