Georgia Institute of Technology

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School Overview

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a public, research university located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1885, Georgia Tech is home to over 14,000 undergraduate and close to 7,000 graduate students. The campus is nestled in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, on 400 acres, with a great view of the Atlanta skyline.

There are six colleges within Georgia Tech, with a heavy emphasis on science and technology. These colleges include the College of Architecture, the College of Computing, the College of Engineering, the College of Sciences, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and the Scheller College of Business. The student body is around 68% male and 32% female, but outreach programs and initiatives instituted by the school are working to change these numbers and encourage females to enroll. The most popular majors at the school include engineering, business, management, marketing, and computer information sciences.


Georgia Tech teams are known as the Yellow Jackets and compete in the NCAA Division I level, competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They host a number of teams for men and women, including golf, football, tennis, baseball, softball, and basketball. There are also a number of club sports available for students, including airsoft, crew, cricket, cycling, and many others.


Georgia Tech is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 public universities in the United States. In 2012, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Georgia Tech 19th in the United States and 25th in the world. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked the undergraduate engineering program 5th and the graduate program 6th in the United States. Many other specialized engineering programs are ranked within the top ten in the U.S., including industrial engineering, computer engineering, and electrical engineering.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

As a public institution, Georgia Tech is considerably more affordable than comparable technology institutions. In-state tuition for Georgia residents is under $10,000 per semester. Georgia residents are also eligible for the Georgia HOPE program, which offers scholarships for qualifying students as well as the Georgia Tech Promise Program, which can fill the gap between the cost of tuition and the grants provided by the Georgia HOPE program.


There are two major campus divisions, East Campus and West Campus. East Campus is home to the majority of freshman students while the West Campus is more diverse. Student housing is currently at over 99% capacity, and houses just over 8,000 students on-campus. There are 15 residence halls that house 2 or 3 people per room. Some specialty housing for women and international students is also available.

General Information

Admission Office
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Atlanta, GA 30332-0320
(404) 894-4154
Fax: (404) 894-9511

Contact: Rick Clark
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
225 North Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0001
(404) 894-2000

Total undergrads: 12,973
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,640
Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,533
Graduate enrollment: 6,440

Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,305 $6,040 $7,506 $8,716 +16.12%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,328 $7,694 $8,204 $8,746 +6.61%
Other $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,600 $9,235 $10,096 $10,542 +4.42%
Other $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,133 $16,234 $18,210 $19,962 +9.62%
In-state Off Campus $14,405 $17,775 $20,102 $21,758 +8.24%
In-state with Family $6,305 $7,040 $8,506 $9,716 +14.23%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,636
In-state Student Fees $1,646
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $26,204
Out-of-state Fees $1,646

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,018 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,996 76% $16,356,617 $8,195
• Federal grants 252 10% $1,263,130 $5,012
• Pell grants 252 10% $906,653 $3,598
• Other federal grants 252 10% $356,477 $1,415
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,625 62% $10,753,911 $6,618
Institutional grants or scholarships 663 25% $4,339,576 $6,545
Student loan aid 807 31% $5,179,834 $6,419
• Federal student loans 689 26% $3,921,031 $5,691
• Other student loans 118 4% $1,258,803 $10,668
Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources included above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
Grant or scholarship aid 7,260 56% $54,425,918 $7,497
• Pell grants 1,471 11% $5,057,125 $3,438
• Federal student loans 4,083 31% $35,105,560 $8,598

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2842 1769 416
Architecture and Related Services 124 172 10
Architecture 68 54 10
Architecture and Related Services, Other 56 69
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 49
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 116 25 13
Biochemistry 24
Bioinformatics 16 1
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 92 9 11
Exercise Physiology 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 409 308 6
Business Administration and Management 388 168 6
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 35
Business/Managerial Economics 21 12
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 61
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 32
Communication and Journalism Programs 48 12 5
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 48 12 5
Computing and Information Sciences 157 225 38
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 5 1
Computer and Information Sciences 157 180 36
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 14
Computer Science 26
Information Science/Studies 1
Engineering 1644 846 263
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 139 127 29
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 143 6 33
Chemical Engineering 100 15 30
Civil Engineering 193 74 16
Computer Engineering 75
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 220 307 75
Engineering Mechanics 3
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 15 20 5
Industrial Engineering 302 105 21
Materials Engineering 23 5 9
Mechanical Engineering 387 153 29
Nuclear Engineering 27 4 8
Operations Research 24
Paper Science and Engineering 1 2
Textile Sciences and Engineering 20 2 6
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 43
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 16
Health/Medical Physics 17
Orthotist/Prosthetist 10
History 14 7 2
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 14 7 2
Human Services 14 14 8
Public Policy Analysis 14 14 8
Mathematics and Statistics 29 26 12
Applied Mathematics 21
Applied Mathematics, Other 8 3
Mathematics 13 9
Statistics 13
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 102
International/Global Studies 9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 41
Science, Technology and Society 52
Physical Sciences 72 42 46
Chemistry 31 17 27
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 10 17 9
Physics 31 8 10
Psychology 25 11 13
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 25 11 13
Social Sciences 64 24
International Relations and Affairs 64 24
Visual and Performing Arts 24 14
Industrial and Product Design 24 9
Music Technology 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 61%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 93%

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Building construction B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Industrial Design B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Textile Sciences/Engineering B


History of Science/Technology B


Applied Mathematics B
Discrete Mathematics & Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Global Economics and Modern Languages/International Affairs and Modern Language B
Science, Technology & Society B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences B
Geology B
Physics B
Polymer Chemistry B


Industrial/Organizational Psychology B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

International Relations B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (404) 894-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 225 North Ave, Atlanta, GA 30332-0530
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 36,302
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 85%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 18,432 (51% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $12,682
Out-of-state Tuition: $33,794
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 69%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $13,116

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 243
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 324
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 252
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 245
Engineering 121413
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Health Professions and Related Programs 2
History 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 332
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31
Physical Sciences 333
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 232
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 395038

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,682
Out-of-state $33,794
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,088
Out-of-state $31,164

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,160 69%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,065 66% $13,116
Student loan aid 708 23% $7,015

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,830 67% $10,921
Federal student loans 3,878 24% $6,112

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 36,856 25,178 11,678
Percent admitted 100% 17% 28%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 7% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 36,302
Undergraduate enrollment 15,964
Graduate enrollment 20,338

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • (ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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