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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus was awarded 147 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is environmental engineering.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Georgia Tech as #82 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Georgia Tech is also ranked #2 out of 56 schools in Georgia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Georgia Tech?

Acceptance Rate

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus has a very low acceptance rate of 23%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Georgia Tech just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to Georgia Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 370 and 730. Math scores were between 720 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 370 to 730 )
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SAT Math Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 720 to 790 )
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Georgia Tech received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 30 to 34 )
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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 97% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  97 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Georgia Tech the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 40%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Georgia Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,573 undergraduates at Georgia Tech with 13,974 being full-time and 1,599 being part-time.

Georgia Tech Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.23 out of 100, Georgia Tech is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.23 out of 100
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How Much Does Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of Georgia Tech is $14,927. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Georgia Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,115 $12,339 $15,988 $17,819 $18,290

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Georgia Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Georgia Tech, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $7,378 a year. That adds up to $29,512 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgia Tech is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Georgia Tech Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Georgia Tech make around $79,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Georgia Tech graduates since it is 99% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Atlanta, Georgia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Contact details for Georgia Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 225 North Ave, Atlanta, GA 30332-0530
Phone: 404-894-2000
Website: www.gatech.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgiatech
Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiatech

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. Of these students, 3,717 received undergraduate degrees and 3,764 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Information Systems 617 $85,000
Mechanical Engineering 552 $68,600
Business Administration & Management 361 $57,700
Industrial Engineering 356 $73,500
Biomedical Engineering 239 $63,500
Chemical Engineering 220 $71,500
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 207 $69,500
Electrical Engineering 190 $70,400
Computer Engineering 151 $78,800
Civil Engineering 129 $61,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Georgia Tech

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 10,341 students took at least one online class at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 7,199 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 10,341 9,852
2016-2017 7,199 7,135
2015-2016 4,877 4,877
2014-2015 3,736 3,736
2013-2014 2,221 2,221

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