21st Century Einsteins Page 5
Schools where the periodic table is the cliche freshman dorm poster
What the students are saying about:
Georgia Institute of Technology (5 of 10)
Low passing rates, enormous amounts of work, impossible exams, and sometimes indecipherable professors are just a few of the obstacles students endure to graduate and secure a job with top companies that recruit from Georgia Tech. "Students study all of the time. I would say I spend at least 20 hours a week studying," says Nicki, an engineering major. Those who do survive Georgia Tech's grueling academics will graduate with one of the country's most admired tech degrees and position themselves well for a successful (and lucrative!) career. Jesse, an electrical engineering student, explains, "In most cases, a lot of the GT guys get jobs in the back end doing some cool stuff (like making jets and 400 KM cars)."