About Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Founded in 1885, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 15,489 full time undergraduate students, and 11,350 full time graduate students.

The Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 840 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate25%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range1320-1500
ACT Range30-34

Admissions at GT are considered More Selective, with ,115% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 98% were in the top quarter, and 83% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    258 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    212 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    265 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    273 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    273 Students rated class size 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    272 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    272 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    273 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus?

72 Students rated Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Justin - 12/28/2023

Overall, Georgia Tech is a great school! It provides a top-notch technology based education and adequately prepares students for their careers. It is also relatively affordable for most students, especially in-state students. Located in Atlanta, it also close to many large companies which students often target. Go Jackets! Sting 'em!

Justin - 12/28/2023

Overall, Georgia Tech is a great school! It provides a top-notch technology based education and adequately prepares students for their careers. It is also relatively affordable for most students, especially in-state students. Located in Atlanta, it also close to many large companies which students often target. Go Jackets! Sting 'em!

Isaiah - 12/14/2023

The college is a hub for thoughts and ideas to develop into innovative solutions to real-world problems. There is a club and community for anything imaginable, despite the recent funding cut. Housing and food are fair, not great, but not awful and the dining halls have some cool-themed events. Academics and research are top-tier.

Zawadi - 08/11/2023

The Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, also known as Georgia Tech, is an exceptional institution that offers a world-class education and countless opportunities for personal and professional growth. In my opinion, it is one of the best universities in the United States. Georgia Tech has a strong reputation for its rigorous academic programs. The university consistently ranks among the top engineering schools in the country and is renowned for its STEM fields. The faculty members are experts in their respective fields and provide students with valuable knowledge and guidance. It offers numerous research opportunities for students to engage in groundbreaking projects. The university's emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship fosters a culture of creativity and problem-solving skills. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources that enable them to turn their ideas into reality.

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is 25%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I suppose the best piece of advice I could give myself as a high school senior is not to assume that my grades will remain at the same level I maintained during high school. It is difficult to go from making A's and B's to making B's and C's, but that's the way it goes at this school. My high school may have been academically rigorous, but college is simply a different matter entirely. It is easy to be discouraged when first facing a drop in your grades, but it is important to remember that everyone is in the same boat as you are, and that things will get better as you adapt to your new surroundings.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    They are extremely intelligent. The campus has a high deiversity percentage, but the gender percentage favors males. Almost all the student here are engineering majors, but there are also some in other science, as well as liberal arts and management. Students here are always hard at work and try their hardest in every class. They feel challenged.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think that fact that almost everything is revolved around engineering is a limiting factor.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the highest establishments of learning available in the modern world, pulling off of hundreds of cultures to create a rich blend of innovation and research in an environment that promotes the growth and development of not only the worlds greatest scientists and engineers, but also prepares generations of intelligent thinkers to develop new and innovative ways to facilitate the growing demands of a world dominated by technology as well as the attachments to the recourses necessary for the furtherment of the modern civilizations found in both the western and the eastern hemispheres.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Georgia Tech is home to a variety of backgrounds, interests, and races, making it an extremely diverse campus with opportunities to understand different perspectives. Additionally, the campus is in the middle of Atlanta while still maintaining a relatively closed campus feel, which allows its students to both enjoy the beauty of the city while ignoring the busy, crowded portions.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Georgia Tech is its professional atmosphere and its ability to prepare students for their future careers.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If a person doesn't want to work hard or study something in the engineering, science, or business fields, Georgia Tech is probably not for them. There is a heavy focus on these fields.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My school has too many things to brag about. In a recent study, it was found that Georgia Tech was the number one school for Return-on-Investment. This means that after all of the hard work at such a competitive university, it does pay off to have a degree from Georgia Tech. I also brag about our football team, greek life, and other student activities that are rare among other schools that succeed to Tech's level of academics.

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  10. What are the academics like at your school?

    Georgia Tech academics are extremely demanding, but demanding academics are the only way to maintain the value of your diploma/degree. Most core classes are very large therefore the professor seldom know students on a personal basis. Students are continually studying in order to keep up with the fast paced teaching style that is prevalent at Georgia Tech. I myself am an Environmental Engineering major in the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    For starters it would have helped to know how hard the school was going to be. Coming from a small high school that wasn't geared towards engineering made it tough my first semester. It was a large learning curve. But I can confidently say that I have got it now. I also wish I had known about the classes that are extremely tough such as Physics. Then I would have taken Physics C in HS and exempted that requirement with the AP tests. I also wish I had known some computing language coming in. It would have done wonders.

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  12. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    It is somewhat true. The sex ratio is around 7/3 male, but this is slowly evening out. A Tech student does have to study a lot but there is time to have a social life.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is extremely focused and driven. A person who knows what they want to do, something engineering/science related, who has a strong work ethic and doesn't require a large social network.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Guys are geeky and there are few girls.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Georgia Tech as a whole has a great reputation and a degree from Georgia Tech is highly respected. The greek system at Georgia Tech is another great part of tech. Tech's central location in Atlanta allows students many opportunities to attend major events that take place in the city. The campus is a good size, but walking to classes is still manageable. The only bad thing about Georgia Tech is the fact that the administration seems to be more focused on their research than their students.

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    While the people here are nice, most are introverted; therefore, it is hard sometimes to carry on a conversation with those who are introverted. In addition, I wish that clubs of interest would promote their meetings/events better. While sending emails sort of helps, sometimes a visual cue around campus could jog my memory of when a meeting is better than searching throughout my email for the information.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are many campus organizations. Freshman Council, FAB, and FreshGA are the main freshman groups. The Greek organization is very good, and one of the only ways to have a social life. The athletics are good. Football games are fun. It is free to go to go to sporting events.

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  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Rigouous academic atmosphere.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Georgia Tech is commonly stereotyped as a school for geeks and nerds and there is a large kernel of truth behind this. Our students are doing their best and their best helps solve national problems. But we are not only about studying. We also know how to relax, serve the community and enjoy good friendships.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Out of the two main in-state schools, Georgia Tech degrees are fair superior to those of that other "school" in athens. Higher paying salaries for nearly any degree offered by Georgia Tech. And I could still follow my passion for solving problems by becoming an Industrial Engineer.

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  21. What do students complain about most?

    Students constantly complain about how difficult their classes are or how they have no free time and are always busy.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

77% of students attending Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 11% were awarded federal grants. While 24% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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