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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Overview

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Atlanta makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Known For?

3,717 Undergraduate Awards
$39,990 Avg Cost After Aid
23% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Georgia Tech is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Georgia Tech.
  • In 2017-2018, 90% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech makes roughly $79,100 a year. This is 94% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Rankings

Georgia Tech is ranked #40 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 59 schools in Georgia.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Georgia Tech has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Georgia Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Industrial Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Architecture & Related Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Georgia Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering College Factual
#1 Best Colleges for Industrial Engineering College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering College Factual
#4 Best Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#11 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree
#23 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus?

Location of Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Contact details for Georgia Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 225 North Ave, Atlanta, GA 30332-0530
Phone: 404-894-2000
Website: www.gatech.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgiatech
Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiatech

How Do I Get Into Georgia Tech?

You can apply to Georgia Tech online at: www.admission.gatech.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Georgia Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Georgia Tech?

23% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
49% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Georgia Tech is 23%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 20%, and the acceptance rate for women is 32%.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to Georgia Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 370 and 730. Math scores were between 720 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 370 to 730 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 720 to 790 )
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800
Georgia Tech received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 31 and 35. Math scores were between 30 and 35. Composite scores were between 30 and 34.

ACT English Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 31 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 30 to 35 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 30 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus?

$39,990 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Georgia Tech is $39,990. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Georgia Tech, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $6,520 a year. That adds up to $26,080 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgia Tech is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,318 Full-Time Undergraduates
39% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,049 undergraduate students at Georgia Tech, with 14,318 being full-time and 1,731 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Georgia Tech

There are also 16,674 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,318 full-time undergraduates at Georgia Tech, 61% are male and 39% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Georgia Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Georgia Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,057
Black or African American 991
Hispanic or Latino 1,022
White 6,767
International Students 1,453
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,028

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 126 countries are represented at Georgia Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

9,852 Took All Classes Online
10,341 Took At Least One Class Online
45.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 10,341 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Georgia Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Georgia Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus was 45.8%. This is the #526 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Georgia Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Georgia Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 11%
Computer Information Systems 11%
Computer Science 1%
Engineering 1%
Environmental Engineering 8%
Industrial Engineering 8%
Manufacturing Engineering 45%
Mechanical Engineering 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Georgia Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Georgia Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #2
Industrial Engineering #2
Computer Science #9
Engineering #11
Computer Information Systems #19
Computer & Information Sciences #40

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Information Systems 617 1,114 34 1,765
Mechanical Engineering 552 231 43 826
Business Administration & Management 361 330 9 700
Electrical Engineering 190 350 83 623
Industrial Engineering 356 89 15 460
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 207 104 44 355
Biomedical Engineering 239 41 45 325
Chemical Engineering 220 19 24 263
Civil Engineering 129 97 22 248
Computer Science 0 144 14 158
Computer Engineering 151 0 0 151
Materials Engineering 81 9 26 116
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 102 0 102
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 95 6 101
General Biology 68 11 11 90
Physics 44 15 19 78
Applied Mathematics 3 68 5 76
Environmental Engineering 37 29 9 75
Chemistry 22 11 42 75
Mathematics 42 15 8 65
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 51 10 3 64
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 62 0 0 62
Design & Applied Arts 39 20 0 59
Economics 23 31 3 57
Urban & Regional Planning 0 41 5 46
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 37 8 45
International Relations & National Security 32 10 1 43
Nuclear Engineering 32 6 4 42
General Architecture 30 0 5 35
Science, Technology & Society 33 0 0 33
Operations Research 0 27 5 32
Child Development & Psychology 18 4 10 32
Statistics 0 31 0 31
Information Technology 0 30 0 30
Systems Engineering 0 30 0 30
Public Policy 19 8 3 30
History 11 5 2 18
Geological & Earth Sciences 5 1 10 16
Computer Software & Applications 4 9 2 15
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 14 0 0 14
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 14 0 14
Sustainability Science 0 14 0 14
Manufacturing Engineering 0 11 0 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11 0 0 11
Real Estate Development 0 10 0 10
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 7 0 0 7
International Studies 7 0 0 7
Geography & Cartography 0 7 0 7
Public Health 0 6 0 6
Information Science 0 0 5 5
Engineering Mechanics 0 2 0 2
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 1 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Textile Engineering 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,717 3,238 526 7,481

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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