Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

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

Quality Badge

2023 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 1,777 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is earth systems science.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Georgia Tech as #26 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Georgia Tech held the #35 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 69 colleges in Georgia, Georgia Tech is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Georgia Tech?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Georgia Tech since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 21%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 71% 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 670 and 740. Math scores were between 700 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 670 to 740 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 700 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 31 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus  ( 31 to 35 )
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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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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100

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%

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100
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100

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,561 undergraduates at Georgia Tech with 14,485 being full-time and 2,076 being part-time.

How Much Does Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of Georgia Tech is $14,974. 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 +
$8,818 $11,712 $15,415 $17,557 $18,916

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Georgia Tech, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $7,108 a year. That adds up to $28,432 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgia Tech is 0.9%. 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 $88,196 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Georgia Tech students since it is 108% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.

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See which majors at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus make the most money.

Location of Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Atlanta, Georgia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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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 60 majors graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. Of these students, 3,879 received undergraduate degrees and 5,339 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 739 $89,428
Mechanical Engineering 510 $69,872
Business Administration & Management 391 $61,121
Industrial Engineering 338 $74,354
Biomedical Engineering 252 $67,345
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 201 $67,907
Chemical Engineering 185 $75,560
Electrical Engineering 164 $74,050
Computer Engineering 153 $81,067
Civil Engineering 112 $66,586

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 36,027 students took at least one online class at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 17,870 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 36,027 14,332
2018-2019 17,870 13,301
2017-2018 10,341 9,852
2016-2017 7,199 7,135
2015-2016 4,877 4,877

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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