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Academics

A world-renowned public research university, Georgia Institute of Technology has a reputation that “opens many doors” for its students. Undergrads here are quick to sing the praises of the university’s “rigorous” and “challenging” engineering, science, and business programs. Students also love Georgia Tech’s focus on “innovation and hands-on learning” which leaves them well prepared to face the job market come graduation. For example, “throughout the school year there are plenty of competitions to create startup companies, flesh out innovative ideas, and show off prototypes.” As if that wasn’t enough, many courses have “a project builtin to force you to apply the material you’ve been studying.” Inside the classroom, undergrads are greeted by professors who are “truly passionate about what they are teaching.” One student further explains, “Most of the professors do research and continue learning themselves. This is the sort of environment that they foster.” Undergrads further appreciate that their instructors “try and stimulate thinking rather than just letting you regurgitate facts.” Another undergrad concurs remarking that her professors “challenge me to grow as an intellectual.” Best of all, they frequently demonstrate themselves to be “invested in your success and making their classes interesting and applicable to real life.”

Student Body

When asked about their peers, Georgia Tech students immediately describe them as “smart,” “driven, and ambitious.” Indeed, it’s rare to find an undergrad here who is “slacking off.” Fortunately, “there isn’t a sense of cut-throat academic rivalry; everyone is much more helpful and supportive of one another.” As one relieved student shares, “People will help you if you’re struggling on a math problem, or if you can’t get your program to function correctly, instead of letting you suffer so that they can get a better grade.” Undergrads also report that their fellow students are often quite “passionate.” Unsurprisingly, that passion is “usually [connected to something] in the technology field.” Indeed, “You walk to campus and you hear kids debating which programming language is better.” Another student agrees explaining, “Most of the jokes exchanged seem to be science-related, and every now and then you see remote-controlled drones flying in the air.” Aside from the “nerd” exterior, you’ll find undergrads that are “witty” and “quirky” as well as “sleep deprived.” There’s also “a very large foreign component to the student body” which many here appreciate. Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that Georgia Tech is “not just a bunch of computer geeks sitting in their room all day but a group of people who are out there making a difference.”

Campus Life

Given the academic rigors at Georgia Tech, many students will tell you that “studying” is the number one activity. However, even these hard working undergrads need a break every now and then. And thankfully “there is almost always something going on somewhere on campus.” For starters, “there are an abundance of clubs...covering a huge variety of interests, and the majority of students are involved in at least one.” Additionally, “during the fall, large numbers of students spend their weekends tailgating and attending football games.” Undergrads here also enjoy attending “plays and musical events at the arts center.” Moreover, Greek life is extremely popular at Georgia Tech. Fortunately, if you choose not join a sorority or fraternity, your social life won’t take a hit. After all, we’ve been informed that “fraternity parties are generally very welcome...even [to] students who choose not to drink” or “people who are not members.” Finally, students also love to take advantage of Georgia Tech’s prime Atlanta location. The city offers many things to do “from museums, to concerts, festivals, restaurants, clubs, and every other sort of attraction in between!”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Andrew Cohen
Associate Director, Guest Experience

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admission
225 North Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30332-0320

Phone
404-894-4154

Email
admission@gatech.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tech Square - Bookstore/Hotel
Olympic Aquatic Center/Campus Recreation
The Hill/Tech Tower
Student Center Commons and the Library
Ferst Center for the Arts

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola Museum
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is approximately 11 miles from campus. To get to campus, take MARTA (public transit) rail line from the airport baggage claim to the North Ave. station (about a 20-minute ride). Walk 3 blocks west to campus, or transfer to a bus on Route 13. Fare is $2.50 each way, and exact change is required (change machines are available at MARTA stations). At the intersection of North Ave. and Fowler St. (just west of the football stadium), ascend the stairs under the archway, and make an immediate right. Follow the path to the Student Success Center (which appears to be attached to the west stands of the football stadium). Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses also offer service to Atlanta.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take Exit #249D (North Avenue). At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto North Avenue. Cross Techwood Drive (the first light) and continue on North Avenue to Cherry Street and make a right. Make a left onto Ferst Drive. Follow Ferst to Visitor Parking Area 3, the first right after the Student Center Parking Deck Area 2. Though there are closer parking areas and metered parking on the streets, the Visitor Parking Area 3 is the most economical parking area. If "Lot Full" sign is posted, please try the Student Center Deck Area 2. Take Exit #249D (Spring Street, West Peachtree Street). At the top of the exit ramp, go through the first intersection (Spring Street). At the next intersection (West Peachtree), turn left. Continue on West Peachtree for approximately one block and turn left onto North Avenue. Cross over the interstate and Techwood Drive. Continue on North Avenue approximately two blocks to Cherry Street. Turn right onto Cherry Street. Go to the stop sign and turn left onto Ferst Drive. Go down Ferst Drive past the Student Center parking lot on the right. Park in V-03 just past the Student Center Visitor Lot (on your right), or return to the Student Center lot if V-03 is full. Though there are closer parking areas and metered parking on the streets, the Visitor Parking Area 3 is the most economical parking area. If "Lot Full" sign is posted, please try the Student Center Deck Area 2.

Local Accommodations
GEORGIA TECH HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER Address: 800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: 404-347-9440 Reservations: 800-706-2899 The only true Georgia Tech campus hotel is located in Tech Square across from Barnes and Noble campus bookstore. The full service hotel offers a full service restaurant, lobby bar, Club Room (with two pool tables) and room service seven days a week plus numerous restaurant options just steps away. The hotel also features spacious guestrooms, FREE wireless internet, FREE fitness center (including indoor pool and hot tub) and FREE transportation on the Tech Trolley that stops right at the hotel. Remember to take your picture with the iconic Ramblin' Wreck which is always on display in the lobby! Complimentary laundry facilities on property plus same day dry cleaning (available M-F). Distance from campus: .1 mile * Click here for the Georgia Tech rate! COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT-MIDTOWN/GEORGIA TECH Address: 1132 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318 Phone: 404-607-1112 Reservations: 404-607-1112 Conveniently located just steps away from Georgia Tech, the Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech has all you need to thrive during your stay. We offer complimentary shuttle service to Georgia Tech and the surrounding area Monday- Friday. Start your day off or wind down at our Bistro offering fresh and healthy menu options for breakfast and dinner. Additional features include comfortable bedding, complimentary high speed internet, a pool, fitness center and The Market, a convenient place to grab a quick snack. Ask for the Georgia Tech rate when making your reservations. We look forward to hosting your stay! Distance from campus: Less than .5 mile HAMPTON INN - GA TECH Address: 244 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: 404-881-0881 Hampton Inn – GA Tech is across the street from the Georgia Tech campus. We offer FREE hot breakfast, local calls, 800 calling access, and high speed wireless internet. We also have FREE shuttle service 7 days a week to take you throughout campus and within a 2-mile radius of the hotel. The hotel is located 4 blocks from the North Avenue MARTA Station and is easily accessible from the interstate! Rooms feature Cloud Nine Bed, refrigerators, and new 38” flat screen televisions! Stay fit on the road in our Fitness Center featuring cardio equipment and free weights! Enjoy our Entertainment Room with a Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Ask for the Georgia Tech rate when making your reservation! MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN - HISTORIC MIDTOWN Address: 1041 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: 404-872-8885 Fax: 404-724-9218 Reservations: 800-331-3131 Email: ri-atlanta@concordhotels.com An all-suite historically charming hotel offering complete “home away from home” suites with fully equipped kitchens, living space, FREE hot breakfast buffet, FREE evening dinner (M-Th), Free high speed internet, on-site fitness center and guest laundry. Charlie G’s restaurant is located on the property. Located a half mile from campus and just 1 block from the GT shuttle. *Ask for Georgia Tech rate. REGENCY SUITES HOTEL Address: 975 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 @10th Phone: 404-876-5003 or 800-642-3629 Email: sales@regencysuites.com An all-suite European style boutique hotel. Located on Georgia Tech trolley line and adjacent to MARTA station. Large suites with kitchenettes, coffee makers, Refrigerators, full-size iron & ironing board, Euro-style make-up mirrors & detached hair dryers, extensive fitness center, FREE Wireless internet in all suites, fully equipped 24-hour business center, FREE deluxe continental breakfast each morning and complimentary full dinner Monday-Thursday for two. *Ask for Georgia Tech rate.

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Acceptance Rate: 21%
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