Georgia TechGeorgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, was originally established in 1885 as part of the South’s Reconstruction efforts after the Civil War. In those days, students could only receive a degree in mechanical engineering. After the 1940s, the school progressed from a trade school into a diverse, research institution. Today, the urban, 400-acre campus contains six colleges: College of Architecture, College of Computing, College of Engineering, College of Sciences, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and Ernest J. Scheller College of Business. Harkening back to its roots, the school is still renowned for its engineering programs. (Along with its information technology program.) Georgia Tech is very research oriented. Most of the research is funded by corporations and government organizations.

Georgia Institute of TechnologyAlong with campuses in Atlanta and Savannah, there are also programs in France, Ireland, Costa Rica, Singapore, and China. In Atlanta, there are currently more than 16,000 students enrolled in the undergraduate program and over 20,000 in the postgraduate schools. For undergrads, the student to faculty ratio is about 19 to 1. About 32% of classes have fewer than 20 students. Georgia Tech’s most popular majors include engineering; computer and information sciences; and business/marketing. The curriculum is often categorized as tough. In fact, the school has been cited for having extremely heavy (and often stressful) workloads.

Aside from rigorous academics, Georgia Tech does offer many opportunities outside of the classroom. There are more than 400 student organizations through the Office of Student Involvement. The campus is governed through the Student Government Association (SGA), which has executive, legislative, and judicial branches for both undergrad and graduate students. Georgia Tech is home to the ANAK Society, which was originally a secret honor society. It still holds many traditions that date back to the university’s founding. Students can participate in the Georgia Tech Glee Club. It was founded in 1906, making it one of the oldest groups on campus. There is also “The Technique,” the official student newspaper, and “The Blueprint,” the school’s yearbook. Georgia Tech’s Greek community includes 56 active chapters. About 22% of the male student population is affiliated with a fraternity and about 26% of the female population with a sorority.

Georgia Tech admissionGeorgia Tech has a thriving athletic scene. The Heisman trophy was actually named after John Heisman, the school’s first full-time football coach. Today, the Yellow Jackets play as an NCAA Division I team and compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Other men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field. Women can compete in basketball, cross country, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Students interested in attending a large public university with tough academic programs should look into Georgia Tech.


Acceptance Rate

Georgia Tech acceptance rate

Academic Qualifications

GA Tech average GPA and top 10% in high school

SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Georgia Tech SAT score range

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Admissions Information

Freshmen Admissions
Number of 2020 (Class of 2024) applicants: 40,000
Enrolled: 3,250
Yield: 41%
Acceptance rate: 20%

In-state acceptance rate: 38%
Out-of-state acceptance rate: 15%

Early Action Admissions
Number of 2020 (Class of 2024) EA applicants: 22,199
Number of admitted 2020 (Class of 2024) EA Applicants: 4,569
Acceptance rate (overall): 20.6%

Waitlist Admission Statistics
Number of waitlisted applicants: 2,623
Admitted off waitlist: 632
Acceptance rate: 24.1%

Academic Qualifications
Average GPA: 4.08
Top 10% of High School: 90%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Composite: 1310-1480
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 630-730
SAT Math: 670-780

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 29-34
ACT English: 29-35
ACT Math: 29-35

Standardized Test Requirements

GT does not require the SAT/ACT  SAT/ACT not required

GA Tech does not require the writing portion  Writing portion not required

Georgia Tech does not require the SAT subject tests  SAT Subject Tests not required

Score Card

Graduation Rates

GA Tech graduation rate

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

Georgia Tech score card

Salary After Attending

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety


Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 45.7%
5 years: 85.1%
6 years: 89.9%

Transferred to another school: 5%

Loan default rate: 1.3%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 6

Salary after attending: $79,100

R&D Expenditures: $804.3 million

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 10
Robberies: 1
Aggravated assaults: 8
Burglaries: 17
Car thefts: 10

Financial Aid

Net Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

GA Tech financial aid

Average In State Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Additional Information

In-state tuition, room and board (2020-2021): $22,504

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (2020-2021)
In-state: $29,158
Out-of-state: $50,270

Net Cost (in-state)
Average: $16,883

By income
$0 to $30,000: $9,162
$30,001 to $48,000: $11,454
$48,001 to $75,000: $15,213
$75,001 to $110,000: $17,846
$110,001 and more: $18,182

Graduates with student debt: 40%

Average student debt at graduation: $31,545

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

GA Tech undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Georgia Tech student to faculty ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

Women: 39%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 32%
20 to 39: 30%
40 to 99: 33%
100+: 5%

Student Population
Total: 36,490
Undergraduate: 16,159

Student Residence
In State: 51%
Out of State: 37%
International: 12%

GA Tech student population


Georgia Institute of Technology

This page was last updated in August 2020.