Georgia Tech Description:
Located on a 400-acre urban campus in Atlanta, Georgia Tech consistently ranks as one of the top public universities and top engineering schools in the United States. Georgia Tech's greatest strengths are in the sciences and engineering, and the school places heavy emphasis on research. Along with strong academics, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets compete in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Georgia Tech Admissions Data (2013):
- Percent of Applicants Admitted: 55%
- High School GPA (mid 50%): 3.76 - 4.07
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- GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Georgia Tech
- Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
- SAT Critical Reading: 600 / 700
- SAT Math: 660 / 780
- SAT Writing: 610 / 700
- ACT Composite: 28 / 32
- ACT English: 28 / 33
- ACT Math: 29 / 34
- ACT Writing: 8 / 9
- Total Enrollment: 21,557 (14,527 undergraduates)
- Gender Breakdown: 67% Male / 33% Female
- 91% Full-time
Costs (2013 - 14):
- Tuition and Fees: $10,650 (in-state); $29,954 (out-of-state)
- Books: $1,720 (why so much?)
- Room and Board: $9,814
- Other Expenses: $1,720
- Total Cost: $23,384 (in-state); $42,688 (out-of-state)
Georgia Tech Financial Aid (2012 - 13):
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 72%
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
- Grants: 67%
- Loans: 31%
- Average Amount of Aid
- Grants: $9,740
- Loans: $7,651
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Most Popular Majors:
Business, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Graduation and Retention Rates:
- First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
- 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
- 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%
National Center for Educational Statistics and Georgia Tech website
Georgia Tech Vision and Mission:
Our vision is bold: "Georgia Tech will define the technological research university of the 21st century and educate the leaders of a technologically driven world."
Our mission is clear: "to provide the state of Georgia with the scientific and technological knowledge base, innovation, and workforce it needs to shape a prosperous and sustainable future and quality of life for its citizens." It is achieved through educational excellence, innovative research, and outreach in selected areas of endeavor.
Georgia Tech's mission in education and research will provide a setting for students to engage in multiple intellectual pursuits in an interdisciplinary fashion. Because of our distinction for providing a broad but rigorous education in the multiple aspects of technology, Georgia Tech seeks students with extraordinary motivation and ability and prepares them for lifelong learning, leadership, and service. As an institution with an exceptional faculty, an outstanding student body, a rigorous curriculum, and facilities that enable achievement, we are an intellectual community for all those seeking to become leaders in society.
Georgia Tech values its position as a leading public research university in the United States and understands full well its responsibility to advance society toward a proper, fair, and sustainable future. By seeking to develop beneficial partnerships within public and private sectors in education, research, and technology, Georgia Tech ensures relevance in all that it does and assures that the benefits of its discoveries are widely disseminated and used in society.
Georgia Tech pursues its mission by giving the highest respect to the personal and intellectual rights of everyone in our community. In return, we expect that all members of our community will conduct themselves with the highest ethical principles.