Georgia Tech Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Georgia Tech's acceptance rate was just 26 percent in 2016. The institute has a holistic admissions process, so grades and SAT/ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions folks will want to see that you have taken challenging courses, participated in meaningful extracurricular activities, and written an effective essay. Georgia Tech uses the Common Application.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Georgia Tech Description:

Located on a 400-acre urban campus in Atlanta, Georgia Tech consistently ranks as one of the top public universities and top engineering schools in the United States. Georgia Tech's greatest strengths are in the sciences and engineering, and the school places heavy emphasis on research. Academics are supported by a stable 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Along with strong academics, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets compete in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Popular sports include football, basketball, swimming and diving, volleyball, and track and field. Outside of the classroom, students can join a range of clubs and organizations, from performing arts groups, to academic honor societies, to recreational sports and other activities. Located near the center of Atlanta, Georgia Tech's proximity to restaurants, museums, and a wide range of cultural events and areas of interest allow students to explore a great city, without having to travel more than a few minutes from campus.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 26,839 (15,489 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 63% Male / 37% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,212 (in-state); $34,404 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,148
  • Other Expenses: $3,260
  • Total Cost: $27,420 (in-state); $47,612 (out-of-state)

Georgia Tech Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 77 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65 percent
    • Loans: 25 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,835
    • Loans: $8,369

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 3 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 86 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Tennis

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics and Georgia Tech website

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