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Georgia Institute of Technology: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Research the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. Learn about its admission info, degree programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a 4-year, public university located in Atlanta, Georgia. The institute is a part of the University System of Georgia and one of its four research universities. U.S. News & World Report named Georgia Institute of Technology seventh among the Top Public Schools nationwide in 2012.

Academics

Georgia Tech has six colleges and offers degree programs in business, computing, the sciences, engineering, architecture and liberal arts. The institute features 36 bachelor's, 47 master's and 30 doctoral degree programs. Students also can apply to programs that provide preparation for graduate study at medical, dental, veterinary and law schools. The institute offers online master's degree programs in information security and computational science/engineering.

The institute's campus houses a main library, as well as an archival system and an architecture library. Georgia Tech students can study abroad through exchange programs; over 41% of the student body takes advantage of this opportunity before they graduate.

Admissions

Applications for Georgia Tech can be submitted online, along with standardized test scores and personal essays. The early application deadline is October 15, which is also the deadline for students hoping to apply to the honors program. The regular application deadline is January 10. In addition to essays and test scores, applicants are considered based on their extracurricular activities, GPA and the curriculum they choose to pursue.

Students can submit scores from the SAT subject tests, AP exams or IB exams if they wish for these to be considered in their application. Students also can submit AP and IB scores after being admitted for possible course credit.

Tuition & Financial Aid

For the 2012-2013 school year, tuition at Georgia Tech was $7,718 for residents and $27,022 for non-residents. Students were charged mandatory fees of $2,380, with a freshman room and board allowance of $9,236. Books and supplies were expected to cost $1,200 per year, and personal expenses totaled $1,600. Georgia Tech has a program that promises debt-free aid to students with a yearly family income below $33,300, as long as they are Georgia residents and first-time degree seekers eligible for financial aid.

The institute also offers the President's Scholarship, a merit scholarship that covers up to 100% of school costs. Other sources of financial aid include additional scholarships, grants, loans and work study. Students seeking financial aid must complete Georgia Tech's aid application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for both forms is February 15.

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY QUICK FACTS
School Type Public, 4-year**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorate*
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large city**
Student Body 20,941 in fall 2011**
Student Housing Traditional and suite halls, apartments*
ACADEMICS
Schools and Programs Six colleges; over 100 degree programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 17 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Bachelor's: Engineering (1,745)
Master's: Engineering (926)
Doctorate: Engineering (292)**
Graduation Rates (Students Beginning Study in 2005) 79% in 150% of normal completion time**
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate 54.55% in 2012*
Entering Class 2,695 in fall 2011***
First-Year Retention Rate (Full-Time) 95% from fall 2010 to fall 2011**
Mid-50% Range of SAT and ACT Scores for Freshmen In 2012:
SAT: 1960-2160
ACT: 28-32*
Application Due Date October 15 for early action
January 10 for regular decision*
Decision Notification Date December 15 for early action
March 9 for regular decision*
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition For 2012-2013: $7,718 for residents; $27,022 for non-residents*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Beginning Undergraduates Receiving It) In 2010-2011: Federal grants (19%), state and local grants/scholarships (62%), institutional grants/scholarships (29%), federal loans (30%), other loans (3%)**
Percent of Beginning Undergraduates Receiving Some Form of Aid 82% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Georgia Institute of Technology; **NCES College Navigator; ***NCES IPEDS Data Center.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Undergraduate Admission, North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30332
  • Phone: (404) 894-4154
  • Website: www.gatech.edu

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