Georgia Institute of Technology

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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.

Athletics

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.

Rankings

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.

Housing

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

www.gatech.edu

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

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

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

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

Engineering

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

History of Science/Technology B

Mathematics

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

Psychology

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.


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