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Georgia Tech Admissions Information

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA (map)


The Georgia Institute of Technology (commonly known as Georgia Tech) is a research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1885, it is regarded as one of the top public universities in the nation. The University’s engineering programs are particularly distinguished, consistently ranking among the top 10 in their respective categories.

Georgia Tech is widely recognized for its commitment to diversity. Among U.S. universities, it confers the most engineering doctoral degrees to minority students and ranks second for the number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to minority graduates. Georgia Tech also awards more engineering doctoral degrees to African Americans than any other college in the country.

The University boasts a myriad of student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, a student newspaper, campus ministries, and a radio station. Its range of athletic programs includes basketball, cricket, fencing, and ice hockey. Located in culturally diverse downtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech offers students easy access to a variety of restaurants, clubs, theaters, museums, and art galleries.



Basic Info

Main Address: 225 North Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone Number: (404) 894-2000  
Website: www.gatech.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research Institution  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 13,515  
Percent out-of-state: 32%  
Percent international: 12%  
Female to Male ratio: 30:70  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 20:1  
Most popular majors: Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Women's housing
Apartments for single students
Special housing for students with disabilities
Men's housing
Apartments for married students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Special housing for international students
429 Registered Student Organizations  

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #1 "Best Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering Programs"
  • Voted #3 "Best Athletic Facilities"
  • Ranked #2 "Best Biomedical Engineering Programs"
  • Ranked #7 "Top Public Universities"

Admissions Information

Georgia Tech admissions officials note that an applicant's extracurricular activities, academic record, GPA, character, application essay, geographical residence, volunteer work, and standardized test scores are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors include a candidate's state residency, talents, work experience, alumni relation, and racial/ethnic status.

All applicants must submit their standardized test scores, an application essay, and a leadership and activity record. The leadership and activity record lists all extracurricular activities that an applicant has participated in during high school. The University favors applicants who have held leadership roles outside of the classroom. Georgia Tech offers a non-restrictive Early Action plan.

Admissions address: Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Atlanta, GA 30332-0320
Phone number: (404) 894-4154  
Fax number: (404) 894-9511  
Admissions Website: http://www.admission.gatech.edu/  
Email: admission@gatech.edu  
Contact Person: Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 11,432  
Percent of applicants admitted: 59%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: October 1 (Early Action, non-restrictive)  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores
Leadership and Activity Record

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT with Writing)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section scores for all test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5248  
ACT code: 0818  
Learn more about other Top Technology schools:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   California Institute of Technology   Worcester Polytechnic Institute   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

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