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Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia
(404) 894-2000

The Georgia Institute of Technology is gearing up to produce the workforce of tomorrow: one that is technologically oriented and internationally diverse. Georgia Tech was founded in 1885 and held its first classes on October 8, 1888 with a total of 129 students, all pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering- the only degree and major offered at the time. Today, degree options for students include engineering, architecture, computing sciences, management, economics, public policy, and international affairs.

Georgia Tech is a major player in research which is conducted through five major colleges (Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, and Management, Policy and International Affairs), 25 research centers, and the 22 laboratories of the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

In 1996, Georgia Tech's campus will be used as the Olympic Village for the summer games. Most of the world's Olympic athletes and their trainers will be housed on the campus, and swimming, diving, and boxing events will take place there.

According to the Engineering Manpower Commission's 1990 report, Georgia Tech ranks first in the graduation rate of minority engineers. Currently, minorities represent 17% of the student body, with Hispanics accounting for 3%. The Institute has set a goal to become the largest producer of minority Ph.D.s. in engineering and science.

For housing, male and female dormitories are available, as are university-operated single and family apartments. Georgia Tech has also set a goal to give 75% of the student body the opportunity to live on campus. Overview

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1885
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 12,361
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $264,955,000
Admissions Address

225 North Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30332



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ingrid Hayes
Admissions office telephone: (404) 894-4154
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $600 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 69%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 69%
Total applicants: 9,389
Total acceptances: 6,454
Total freshman enrollment: 2,839
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 6,367
Male acceptances: 4,427
Male freshman enrollment: 1,949
Female applicants: 3,022
Female acceptances: 2,027
Female freshman enrollment: 890
Out-of-state freshmen: 34%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 504
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 293
Students enrolled from waiting list: 156


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 66%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 590 - 680
Math: 640 - 720
Combined: 1230 - 1400


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 18.0% 44.0%
600-699 53.0% 48.0%
500-599 27.0% 7.0%
400-499 2.0% 1.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 35%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 - 30
Math: 27 - 31
Composite: 26 - 30


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 30.0% 31.0% 42.0%
24-29 64.0% 52.0% 55.0%
18-23 6.0% 17.0% 3.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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