Georgia Tech Admission Statistics 2012-2013
|Number of applicants to Georgia Tech||14088|
|Georgia Tech acceptance rate||51%|
|Percent admitted who enrolled||37%|
|Georgia Tech SAT Scores|
|Critical Reading||600 690|
|Georgia Tech ACT Scores|
|About these admission stats.|
Georgia Tech Admission Requirements
Georgia Tech emphasizes academic ability in the application process. GPA for core academic high school courses is important, and applicants who have taken AP or IB courses are given a slight advantage in the GPA calculation.
Aside from academically promising individuals, Georgia Tech seeks applicants who will add to life at Georgia Tech. Here, extracurricular activities are important. You will need to bring out the ways in which you have taken part in – and stepped into leadership roles – in clubs, athletics, or community organizations.
Georgia Tech advises that an applicants admissions essay demonstrate “creativity” and show the applicant’s uniqueness. The essay should be well written and give insight into who you are as a person.
History of Georgia Tech
Do you dream of living the “Tech lifestyle”? Despite the hard work and at times stressful living conditions, students generally find their time at this demanding college worthwhile.
Georgia Tech is part of the University System of Georgia. It originated in 1888, and was at that time called The Georgia School of Technology. Ninety-five students entered Georgia Tech in 1888. By 1980, two had completed their degrees.
The university’s main campus occupies a large sweep of land in Midtown Atlanta. While on campus, you can keep on track by synchronizing your activities with the sound of the steam whistle. The whistle blows five minutes before the hour between 7:55 am and 5:55 pm.
Famous Georgia Tech Alumni
Former students of Georgia Tech have held important positions in America and worldwide – the most notable being the position of President of the United States. This accolade belongs to one-time Georgia Tech student, Jimmy Carter. Georgia Tech alumni also include CEO’s or directors of such companies as Earthlink, AT&T Corporation, Wal-Mart, American Express, and The Coca-Cola Company.
Georgia Tech Campus
You can find the Georgia Tech campus a short distance from downtown Atlanta.
The campus is divided into several distinct areas. Much of the academic activity is clustered on Central Campus. It is on this campus that you will find the Howey Physics Building, the College of Architecture Building, and the Boggs Chemistry Building.
Other Central Campus buildings include various hi-tech research institutions, including the Neely Nuclear Research Center, Microelectronics Research Center. Georgia Tech’s Nanotechnology Research Center.
The hard-to-miss Tech Tower (pictured below) is one of Georgia Tech’s administrative buildings that sits on Central Campus.