Study at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Georgia Tech or the Georgia Institute of Technology is a science and technology research university based in Atlanta, Georgia. This university was founded in 1885. Georgia Tech confers degrees through various schools: the Scheller College of Business and the College of Engineering as well as an engineering school. Georgia Institute of Technology ranking is 38th in the world by the Times Higher Education's The World University Rankings 2021.
The campus of Georgia Tech is well-equipped for students. The campus is complete with the latest infrastructure and other facilities for all the students. It has an awesome library, great research centers, and facilitated laboratories as well.
Georgia Institute of Technology acceptance rate is around 20%. The college is highly selective and the student has to have an excellent academic background and high test scores to get admission. A good GRE score is essential. GRE score for Georgia Institute of Technology is expected to be at least 153 in the Verbal, 3.0 in the Analytical sections, and 155 in the Quantitative for the MS program.
Georgia Tech students usually prefer to stay near the campus, if not on campus itself. Students like to stay at Home Park and Midtown. They spend between $500-$1000 per month on accommodation.
GTech has an excellent faculty that all the students appreciate as per their experience of learning at the university. Numerous professors of GTech are even Nobel laureates. Some students do say that they do not get much from the professors due to their extensive indulgence in their research work, but professors always give their helping hand to those students who show their sincerity in studies. More than 65 percent of all Georgia Tech students graduate from the College of Engineering.
There are bright chances of many students getting scholarships in the first semester, but as they move forward it becomes really difficult to gain them. However, it should be noted that Ph.D. students are more preferred than graduate students. There are several loan options available by banks and other financial lenders to fund the Georgia Institute of Technology fees.
Jobs and placements
In the case of MS (Master of Science) graduates from Georgia Institute of Technology, the average salary is $88,675, while the Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) graduates make $95,598 on an average. Girls make $50,413 - $97,232, and boys earn about $58,592 - $110,264. The average salary for Georgia Institute of Technology graduates is $83K. In the STEM field, the highest annual median pay is of Senior Software Engineers - around $108K. MBA is the highest paying degree with an average annual salary about $125K. 1863 students found jobs after passing Georgia Institute of Technology graduate programs. They found the placements extremely satisfying and rated 4 stars out of 5 on Payscale.
The top recruiters from the institute include The Home Depot Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corp; General Electric Co (GE); The Boeing Company; NCR Corp; Amazon.com; Inc Intel Corporation. The most popular job profiles amongst the alumni of the institute are Software Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Project Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Process Engineer.
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GeorgiaTech is continuously been ranked in the top 10 international universities every year. Thus, Georgia Institute of Technology graduate admission is aimed by a huge number of students around the world.
Georgia Tech’s main campus is located in the Midtown area of Atlanta in the vicinity of downtown of the city. Headquarters of one of the leading technology giants of the US and world AT&T being within touching distance of the campus make the setting of the technical institute ideal.
The main campus of Georgia Tech is divided into four parts. The central campus houses the teaching and research facilities, while the eastern and western campuses are constituted of students’ living expenses. Tech Square is the fourth part of the main campus located on its eastern periphery.
The campus is known for its distinct blend of the bustle of the city and its beautiful green surroundings that lend it calmness, to the extent that it becomes difficult to believe that one is in the middle of a city. It is well-connected by road, rail, and air routes. Interstate connector 75/85 connects the campus through West Peachtree Street, Spring Street, Techwood Drive, Cherry Street, and Ferst Drive.
The nearest railway stations are North Avenue Station and Midtown Station of MARTA rail. Stinger Buses and Tech Trolley are convenient options to get around the campus area. The nearest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which lies 12 miles south of the main campus.
The institute also has satellite campuses at Savannah, Georgia (US), Metz (France), Athlone (Ireland), Shanghai (China), and Singapore.