The Georgia Institute of Technology is a selective public university that accepts roughly 60% of all applicants. Accepted students tend to have both high grades and high test scores. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, and you can see that the majority of students who got in had a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, SAT scores (M+CR+W) of 1800 or higher, and ACT composite of 26 or higher. The higher those numbers are, the more likely a student is to be accepted. Note that a few students with high GPAs and strong test scores still got rejected or waitlisted from Georgia Tech.
Note also that a number of students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. Georgia Tech has holistic admissions, so the admissions officers are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. Students who show some kind of remarkable talent or have a compelling story to tell will often get a close look even if grades and test scores aren't quite up to the ideal. A winning essay, rigorous high school curriculum, and interesting extracurricular activities can mean the difference between an acceptance and a rejection. Georgia Tech does not use recommendation letters or interviews in the decision-making process.
To learn more about the Georgia Tech, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- Georgia Tech Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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