Georgia Institute Of Technology Main Campus

Georgia Institute Of Technology Main Campus

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1885, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus occupies a large part of Midtown Atlanta.

Georgia Tech offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through its six academic divisions:

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Computing
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Management
  • College of Sciences

Georgia Tech has remained in the top ten public universities in the United States for the last ten years. U.S. News & World Report (2008) ranked Georgia Tech as the No. 7 public university, and 35th among all universities.

The sports teams of Georgia Tech are nicknamed Yellow Jackets and their official mascot is Buzz.

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Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
225 North Ave
Atlanta , GA 30332-0530
General Phone: (404) 894-2000

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Georgia Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering2,447aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Business and Management569business management, logistics, business administration, managerial economics, financial management
Computer Science and Engineering473computer and info science, computer support, computer engineering
Science336biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, science and society, chemistry, geological and earth sciences, physics
Architecture and Planning238architecture, urban planning, architectural services
Liberal Arts159international studies, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, history of science and technology
Therapy and Counseling61organizational psychology
Mathematics49mathematics, applied mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics
Family and Social Work41public policy analysis
Design35industrial design
Media32digital communications
Medicine18medical physics
Medical Administration11health care administration
Medical Support and Technology8orthotist/prosthetist
Music1various music studies

Number of programs and degrees for Georgia Tech in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,58233
Master's degree1,42941
Doctor's degree46726

Georgia Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, Georgia Tech had a total enrollment of 18,742 students (19,478 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 68%
Women 33%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 18%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 26%
20-21 25%
22-24 25%
25-29 15%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Georgia Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %

Georgia Tech Room and Board (2007)

Georgia Tech offers campus housing for 9,546 of its 19,478 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Atlanta, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Georgia Tech Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal590690
SAT Math650730
SAT Writing580670
ACT Verbal2531
ACT Math2732
ACT Composite2731

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Georgia Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,040
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,182
Room and board $ 7,694
Room charge $ 4,526
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,168
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Georgia Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 156900)

Georgia Tech Faculty

Georgia Tech has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track18978
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3030

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year56$214,4350*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
Lecturercalendar year4$67,3231*
No academic rankcalendar year4$119,40813$56,510
All faculty totalcalendar year69$192,34118$62,918

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year291$129,75139$122,230
Associate professoracademic year182$93,06052$88,859
Assistant professoracademic year170$82,91273$76,521
Instructoracademic year17$33,60725$31,175
Lectureracademic year2*2*
No academic rankacademic year18$73,1916$50,282
All faculty totalacademic year680$104,137197$82,056

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Georgia Tech Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball Atlantic Coast Conference
Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference
Track Atlantic Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports326092

Georgia Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Logistics and Materials Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Industrial Design

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Textile Sciences and Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Liberal Arts
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology

Health/Medical Physics

Music, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 19%Georgia Tech % students on athletic fin. aid

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