Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Campus Life Reviews

On-Campus Housing
Excellent

11%

Very Good

41%

Average

37%

Poor

8%

Terrible

3%

Off-Campus Housing
Excellent

0%

Very Good

36%

Average

33%

Poor

21%

Terrible

10%

Campus Food
Excellent

6%

Very Good

22%

Average

36%

Poor

23%

Terrible

13%

Campus Facilities
Excellent

48%

Very Good

37%

Average

12%

Poor

1%

Terrible

1%

Class Size
Excellent

15%

Very Good

39%

Average

34%

Poor

9%

Terrible

3%

Activities
Excellent

42%

Very Good

39%

Average

13%

Poor

4%

Terrible

2%

Local Services
Excellent

44%

Very Good

40%

Average

11%

Poor

4%

Terrible

1%

Academics
Excellent

63%

Very Good

26%

Average

7%

Poor

2%

Terrible

3%

Overall Review for Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Excellent

56%

Very Good

40%

Average

4%

Poor

0%

Terrible

0%

We Asked Students, What's your overall opinion of this school?

Faith

Georgia Institute of Technology is a very good school where intellectual conversations often occur. While the students heavily focus on academics, we also like to indulge and have parties when time permits it. The on-campus housing and food is good, but some are better than others, it’s a matter of preference. The school is located right in the heart of downtown Atlanta and there is an array of different cuisines and restaurants to try. There are also many nearby apartments, if you preferred off-campus living. Greek life and sports are very prominent on campus and there are numerous clubs to choose from. Georgia Institute of Technology is overall a wonderful school.

Allen

Change your name to something anglo, all others are unwelcome to Georgia and Georgia employers.

Geoffrey

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the best public colleges in the nation, and I believe that attending this college will give me a huge advantage in the job field. Also, for my major, Georgia Tech is the best college, so I am very happy about my decision to attend this college. I recommend any student from anywhere in the world to apply to Georgia Tech, one of the best engineering schools in the United States.

Melanie

Georgia Tech is definitely not for the faint of heart. From the heavy workload to group projects, there's always something to be done at Tech. Setting aside the actual work though, Tech offers many extracurricular activities. Thinking about joining a club? There's a 100% chance it already exists. Tech offers over three hundred clubs that range from archery to video game enthusiasts. There's no shortage of diversity on Tech's campus, and that's what makes it so unique. You make friends from all around the world. The many opportunities that Tech offers as well makes it a great college to attend. Whether it's studying abroad or meeting employers every other day on campus, it almost makes it impossible not to get an internship or job. I think the highlight of Tech is the support that is offered for students who are struggling. There are many workshops one can attend and resources available. The spirit of Tech is beyond the norm and one of the many reasons why Tech is such a great place to attend. It's not just the academics that makes Tech amazing, it's the heart of the all the students and faculty put together that make Tech the unique place it is.

Tiffany

I believe that the school is a great fit if you are interested in technology and engineering and are excited to be challenged academically. However, if you are an out-of-state student and you have a better option in-state, beware of the fact that Georgia Tech doesn't offer much financial aid.

Bram

It is very expensive; they do not give enough financial aid! The dining hall food is disappointing. I had to move off campus to get a better deal on housing. I love my apartment, but it is a little expensive and a long walk from campus. The courses are rigorous and I thought my grades would be better. The books are also ridiculously expensive, so I find ways around buying them from the book store. There seem to be a lot of opportunities to meet employers etc; I just haven't been able to take advantage of internships, career opportunities, research, and travel abroad due to the heavy coursework and time constraints. All in all GT has a beautiful campus, it's located in Atlanta, and should provide a good Return on Investment. Just be prepared to take out a lot of loans and work very hard to reap the rewards after graduation.

Jodi

Tech is somewhere where you can absolutely find success and happiness, but it's also not too difficult to end up unhappy. The academics are top-notch, and while there is plenty of help to be found from various tutoring, study group, and review resources on campus, your intro classes will be large, your professors may or may not be interested in their undergrads (this is primarily a research institution), and you will likely have to use resources outside of class, which can be difficult if you're also trying to be involved. Tech has a large number of extracurricular options, and it is somewhere where's it is vital to explore them. You will get very sad, stressed, and not mentally healthy if you focus only on school, so it's vital you come here with an attitude that devoting time to extracurricular fun and relaxation is just as important as taking that extra class this semester. If you're a STEM kid with a strong arts inclination, be aware that many students here look down on the arts. We do have arts groups, as well as some classes in the humanities, but not every students you find here will care about culture as much as they do math and science. Overall, it's tough, but its doable, and if you come out on top, I think you can do anything (and I mean that in terms of your resume will look fire with a Tech degree, and also, this is hard, and if you can do this, you've got it in you to do just about anything).

Jason

Georgia Tech is one of the hardest public universities in the whole United States. You will find some of the brightest and most studious students in the world here.

Alayna

The school turned out better than I thought! The rumors are true about the difficulty, but there's so many things in and off campus that can relieve the stress. I'm in the middle of Midtown Atlanta, so I never get bored unless I'm broke (It's a little expensive around here). The student organizations are very welcoming and helpful, and there's hundreds of clubs to choose from for every kind of interest. The dorms aren't that great, though. I was a little disappointed about how bland and small the rooms are, although I lived in a suite-style room which are bigger. The dining halls are hit or miss, especially Woodruff, but it's usually good food. Of course, Atlanta has many other options for dining. There's also free transportation around the campus and through parts of Atlanta, and I'm happy that there's a grocery shuttle that goes to Atlantic Station on the weekends. Overall, it's a great school with an intelligent but fun atmosphere.

Katrina

Georgia Tech will provide you with the challenge and rigor to prepare you for the job of your dreams. Right in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, there are plenty of co-op and internship opportunities right next door. Everything here has a STEM focus, even in the liberal arts and business school (everyone graduates a Bachelor of Science). You have to work hard to find a balance for your academics, work, and social life because classes are very difficult; however, everyone on campus is in the same situation so your busyness bonds you.

Deanna

The Georgia Institute of Technology, more commonly referred to as Georgia Tech or simply Tech, is a tremendously challenging school, even for the most intelligent students. As a student, you will be forced to truly prove yourself and your abilities. High test grades that once came so easily in high school are now rarities here, yet receiving one is the biggest reward for your hard work. You will encounter so many interesting and insanely intelligent students. You will hear conversations about hemoglobin and huge science words that are difficult to pronounce while eating dinner at the dining hall. You will meet artists, musicians, athletes, and a huge variety of people. However, no matter how different each person may seem, they all have one thing in common: they are all in the same struggle to graduate with a Georgia Tech degree. That common struggle will comfort you while you are studying at 4 in the morning. Georgia Tech will make you memorize more information than you ever believed your brain could hold. It will make you cry as you look at your transcript after a particularly rough semester. It will make you question how much you truly want your degree. Despite all of this, the Georgia Institute of Technology will make you into a helluva engineer (no matter your major) as well as a strong student with an extremely bright future. The sleepless nights, the frequent stress, and the constant urge to just drop out will all be made worth it when you walk across that stage and get handed your diploma. You can't graduate from one of the top schools in the country without a little (a lot) of hard work.

Madison

Is this college difficult? Very. Am I tired a lot? Definitely. Do I want some coffee? You don't even have to ask. Despite all of the exhaustion, exams, tough professors, and impossible homework, the spirit of Georgia Tech students is incredible. They will support, persevere, and excel, despite everything thrown at them. I will always be proud to be a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a helluva engineer!

Sarah

It's in Atlanta. It's techie. Nough said.

Bryanna

Its a good school with a lot of opportunities available, but its really really hard. I mean you have to work to get those grades, but I'm sure there's a light at the end of this dark, depressing , soul crushing tunnel that is Georgia Tech. They will break down, so you can learn to build yourself back. Everything else in comparison will seem easier at least.

Anna

I would not trade it for the world! Campus is beautiful, green, and located in the heart of a major city filled with entertainment and job opportunities. Classes are tough (as expected) but there will never be a day you don't learn something from a professor or student.

Amelia

GT is an amazing school if you're up to the challenge. It'll challenge you mentally, physically, and emotionally, but if you can keep your head above water GT will make you stronger than you ever thought you could be. GT lets you fail so you learn to get up and keep fighting. It throws everything at you until you think you can't handle anymore, and you surprise yourself. GT will try to destroy you, but instead it will build you up until nothing ever scares you. If you want an easy four year, then I don't recommend GT. But if you want to see your better you, come to GT and struggle to earn an amazing future.

McKade

While the education undoubtedly prepares students for fulfilling, successful, and influential careers, little time is left for relaxation and self-discovery that is so integral to a true college experience. Even though campus is located in the heart of an urban environment, as a student I have always felt extremely safe. However, there doesn't seem to be much time to enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer with the extreme amount of homework required to earn a degree. Overall, you know what you're here for when you come to Georgia Tech, and school is far and away the priority.

Ibrahima

Really good and a well-rounded place. The moment before I started taking classes in this school, I thought that they would give me anxiety. But since I always make sure I study ahead of time, it's actually not bad. This method is definitely something that I would recommend to new students.

Robin

The campus is beautiful! The students are diverse, passionate, and intelligent. There are a ton of opportunities to get involved in activities or research, just walk out to Tech/Skiles walkay and your sure to find something. Most if not all professors are excellent and available (there are some duds). Classes are sufficiently challenging, there are free tutoring services everywhere though. I will complain that the art scene is very limited if you are super passionate. There are beginner opportunities but nothing beyond that. This is changing somewhat but I have encountered a (ONE) professor in physics that gave a guest lecture on why the modern humanities was horrible and leeching off the successes of Einstein. Like I said, there are some duds. I am actually working with some people to start a special program for students to cross register at SCAD for art courses, so this should change. NOTE: do not take honors classes (different from honors program classes) unless you have a strong understanding of the material already and two or more semesters of math beyond the prerequisite (at least for my honors physics class). The honors courses are taught like you know this already and it can be frustrating that the prerequisites don't reflect this. Overall, however, I really love this school and have gotten involved but still have time for school. I'm a freshman and I already am working on research. As are plenty of my friends!

Ana

I love it. Academics, resources, and opportunities are everywhere. There is a little bit of everything and some might find Tech really hard, but if you do not procrastinate and do everything in order, it won't be that big of a problem. It is in the middle of the city, so there is everything really close.

Devan

Tech is a good school where you'll work hard and feel stressed constantly but with a big payoff in the end. The friends you meet will be vital to your success and will leave you with strong connections later on in life. You are almost guaranteed a good job when you graduate.

Shreya

Georgia Tech is a wonderful place where learning is often cultivated not only by the professors, but by the students among themselves. There is something to be said about walking anywhere and everywhere on campus and always hearing some conversation about something that would be considered "nerdy", and many times, this conversation occurs past the academics of the students involved. There is an incredible sense of community and an incredible array of resources. Georgia Tech is overall a wonderful school to be at.

Gabby

Georgia Tech is the place to be if you want to really push academics but also have a life. As much as it is stereotyped as a bookworm school, GT is in a great location and it's really up to you to create whatever study/party ratio you want. Housing and food might not be the greatest, but it's known for its top 10 ranked return on investment and providing a top tier education in STEM. Some may worry about how ridiculously hard the academics are but the love for the school & the people in it keeps people sane. It is not a academic environment that pits students against each other in competition but rather brings them together to struggle together. Support from faculty & students is private school level. Considering the population of GT, it can be as big or small as you make it. considering the 70/30 male to female ration, party scene is easy to get into for girls but not as much for guys.

Mia

Georgia Institute of Technology is a diverse campus that has people of a similar caliber in attendance. It is at times very challenging, but teaches hard work and determination. I have personally had to change many of my high school habits to fit the new, harder curriculum. I also have had to change study habits with every midterm that I have taken. The food is better on West Campus then it is on East Campus and so is the majority of the housing except for the two most recently renovated dorms: Glenn and Towers.

Noah

A solid school for anyone pursing any of their degrees, even their liberal arts. While the campus is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, you always feel like you're on a real campus while still having opportunities to explore the surrounding city. Professors are always available and pretty willing to let you work on research projects if you ask and show interest.

Sara

Georgia Tech is an intelligent, well-known school with a variety of characteristics. As an incoming freshman, I have heard many great things about the school. The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. The student life is vibrant and diverse. Most of all, the school's reputation for being a smart, highly innovative school is mostly what drew me to go there. I am hoping to be well prepared for med school.

Sarah

Georgia Tech has been an amazing university for me. There are so many resources available on campus to allow students to succeed, such as free tutoring, highly available professors, and a variety of locations to hunker down to study. In addition to the academic resources, there are over 400 extracurricular clubs active on campus to cater to everyone's interests.

Sydney

It is a very nice campus. Even though it is in the middle of the city, it doesn't feel like you are in the city. Overall, really nice staff. When I visited we toured all over the campus and we got to see the different buildings like the library and other locations. My favorite building was the library because it is well kept.

Tonishee

Tech is kind of notorious for being this super difficult school, especially when in an engineering major. But, most of the time, the difficulty comes from students underestimating the amount of work needed to be put into each class. It is not impossible to succeed here. There are many resources available to students to keep their grades while maintaining a healthy social life. Speaking of which, if you want a social life you will find that there are so many areas on campus to get one. Greek life, recreational sports, academic and non-academic clubs, you name it. There is never not anything to do. We are located next to the city and within reasonable driving distance to fun excursions that makes campus life not boring at all.

Hannah

I love the Institute. The class load is extremely hard and the classes are not easy. Some of the core class professors suck but once you get into major specific classes the professors are great. This school works hard and plays hard. We love our Yellow Jackets and have a healthy amount of hate for the University of Georgia. Greek life is big if you want it to be but not the entire campus atmosphere if you're not interested in it. Overall, I love this place!

Shyam

My overall opinion of Georgia Insitute of Technology would have to be acceptable. I have heard the Georgia Tech community isn't the greatest but for all, I know they could be just rumors. The professors are one of a kind and I am so excited to begin this Fall Semester.

David

I made the best choice attending GT! I had options with regard to other schools but chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, the campus, technology threads, and life outside of school work led me to GT. I've also made lots of friends, the students ssem to all be quality kids who have focus and a purpose but also enjoy themselves.

Sanath

It is a brilliant place to live, learn and grow. It not only provides an amazing academic experience, but also equips students with a fantastic ambiance, campus and lifestyle. In addition, the people and professors are very friendly and it is in the heart of Atlanta, allowing easy access to many fun activities.

Dane

GT is a nice campus that has many facilities to satisfy the curious mind. Tough school with great academics and a party scene. The professors are generally nice and always have office hours to help students with the material. The extra curricular provided are plentiful and you'll always find something you like.

Devin

Georgia Tech offers students one of the best educations in the country while also giving the illusion of complete isolation in one of Americas largest cities. Each and every day I love this school even more. My love for learning is matched by my professors and their enthusiasm motivates me to learn.

Jeffrey

They are rated #7 for computer science for a reason! Their online classes are fabulous and the community is awesome. I feel like my voice is heard for some changes that I have suggested. Some of the teachers need to be a bit more involved instead of just their TAs but I understand that they are heavily into their research.

Sandra

There is always construction going on and the campus is constantly growing. But there is still plenty of green space to hang out in. You can always find people in tech green with their dogs or playing games or just hanging out. When it comes to academics you can't beat a tech education. Tech is one of the highest ranked engineering schools in the world. If you want an engineering degree then you need to come to tech.

Arquan

It is one of the best Engineering Colleges in all of America.

Rhea

It is very inviting and I feel excited to be joining this wonderful college in Fall 2018

Ivette

It is a nice environment. Everybody is really kind and they all seem extremely smart. About the services and installation I have no complain. They give the students all of the resources needed to succeed. The only thing I would say they need to improve is the food variety offered at the food court. Overall I'm a happy GaTech student :)

Emily

Georgia Tech is a nice blend of students both very academically focused but also focused on a variety of extracurriculars to become more well-rounded individuals. The architecture program has a variety to students from very different backgrounds that are all passionate about architecture, design, sustainability, and construction. It's a challenging program that teaches you so much about architecture, research, and communication skills for the future. I would highly recommend this program.

Bram

It is a hard school academically, but if you put forth the effort, you'll be rewarded with opportunities. The dining halls and campus housing are okay, but being in Atlanta there's a great many opportunities for great food and nice places to live. I feel pretty safe, generally, it is dangerous being in Atlanta but GT has it's own kind of like little bubble that you could stay in with GTPD if you're worried. If you're feeling adventurous though, Atlanta is crazy fun!

Shaheed

I think Georgia Tech is a profound school for its academics. It challenges it's freshman class of Valedictorians, nerds, and geeks of high school to fail their first class or drop their first class due to the rigorous workload that it's students are challenged with. All those straight A students from high school have an emotional storm when they feel the hopelessness hit them all of a sudden. Although, I wasn't that student to drop a class or fail a class because I was one who was going to fight my way through and give the best I had. All those perfect A’s and never a B in high school suddenly came to an end my first semester at Tech. Well at least for that semester. Students at Georgia tech remember that crying and pain that they felt that first semester and talk amongst one another outraged in disbelief, but positively are motivated and talking to one another in their intelligent conversations about how they will fight to get that grade point average up. Talking about the commitment and planning that they will do in the future, the discipline of cutting back on some of the partying and late night gatherings that they were distracted by as first semester freshmen. Georgia tech has a beautiful campus. A nature scenery of trees, grass, flowers, and mowed lawns. A campus that's not too noisy, a campus where people study, and socialize about their futures. The campus is in one huge city that offers great opportunities after college. A Georgia Tech degree is one of the most profound degrees in the world. Having that on your resume can really set you up for the future with one in six graduates from Georgia tech becoming millionaires. Georgia tech is compared very often to top ivy leagues like Harvard and Yale. I hear many things about Tech like there's always rumors going around that Georgia Tech is slightly more rigorous than Harvard. Overall I think Georgia tech is the best option for me, a self-motivated student wanting to face the greatest challenges in life to become the greatest I can be.

Elhadji

It’s was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They have wonderful students that are always focus about school and they are always supporting the school. This is one of the top colleges in the US.

tonya

I absolutely love it! I highly recommend it to undergrads and graduate students alike! One of the main things I was impressed with is how personable and approachable the Dean was. That says quite a bit about a school, right? I am a Georgia Tech girl for life!

Dewey

“Look to your left and your right. One of the three of you will not graduate.” This was one of the phrases I heard during a freshman orientation. These words were used to scare incoming freshman at many universities. Unfortunately, at Georgia Tech, the words are true. Most of the students are stressed or depressed while there because of the hard work. When Alumni meet each other, they don’t ask “When did you graduate?”, the ask, “When did you get out?” Georgia Tech is a school made to test your limits and teach you every bit of technical information you need to know in the working world. In Mechanical Engineering, they have a theoretical approach to teaching most classes but offer lab classes near the end of the curriculum. They also have a large number of extracurricular activities and research opportunities. I remember working in the departments Invention Studio (a student run machine shop), and one person was heat treating metal. The piece was on fire and everyone jumped out of the way as he thrust the metal in a vat of oil. All in all, Georgia Tech prepares you to face the hardships and teaches you the technical knowledge necessary to succeed in your chosen career.

Byron

The campus is a nice city feeling that appeals to those who are more into the crowded space but at the same time since the campus is pretty large there are smaller areas that are cut off that give a more community type feel for those who need that. The teachers are very helpful and nice, the classes aren't taught at too fast of a speed but are not something you can skip out on and expect to do well.

maya

I have never worked harder in my life, but I love it. The students motivate me to keep working and the teachers are intelligent and well accomplished. Its a great campus in a fantastic city. I came here from a small town and adjusted quickly because people are so friendly.

Anonymous

Georgia Tech is a money minting college with such poor standards that Master’s admissions are given to anyone even to those who haven’t finished their Bachelors. Then there is the weak administration who are absolutely intellectually challenged like Bonnie Taylor. There is a huge drug scene I personally witnessed. There are some programs just created with the poorest quality just to mint money. Think twice before joining here. I also heard the administration is very lethargic and tries to implicate students unnecessarily to sustain their jobs.

Anh

Love it. At the Georgia Institute of Technology, there are many oppotunities for students to grow and improve as an individual. People are not only encouraged to be themselves, however academics are constantly pushed. Professors want you to succeed but you must be encouraged to work. After visiting, the food was also bomb too.

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