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Brief Background:

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.

Acceptance Rate

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.

Residing Options 

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.

Financial Aid  

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;; 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.

Acceptance Rate for Indians 19%
STEM Masters Awarded to International Students 601
STEM Doctorates Awarded to International Students 199
TA Appointments 393
RA appointments 1,797
Research funding $187,804,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & partner data as of year 2018


The Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering (College of Engineering) takes pride in being the oldest department and hosting one of the largest aerospace programs in the country. With more than 40 tenure-track faculty and an enrollment of more than 1,300 students, the School provides the kind of breadth and depth which makes it consistently rank in the top five aerospace educators in the US. The School's undergraduate program is currently ranked 2nd and its graduate programs are ranked 4th in the US. Around 19 dedicated research facilities and labs power research at the school.

Programs Available: BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering; and online MS.
Specialization Tracks: Aerodynamics, Avionics, Propulsion, Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures, Flight Mechanics and Control, Design of Aerospace Systems
Key Research Areas: Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics; Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics; Flight Mechanics and Controls; Propulsion and Combustion; Structural Mechanics and Materials; System Design and Optimization.
Areas of Expertise: Propulsion & Combustion; Structural Mechanics & Materials Behavior; Systems Design and Optimization; Flight Mechanics & Controls; Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics; Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics
List of labs: Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL); Center for Aerospace System Analysis (CASA); University Research Engineering Technology Institute (URETI); Center of Excellence in Rotorcraft Technology; Space Systems Design Lab (SSDL)


The School of Chemical Engineering (College of Engineering) is known for offering a wide range of interdisciplinary courses that provide breadth to the vision of churning out promising chemical engineers and researchers. The school has the distinction of being ranked amongst the top 10 in its field in the US (US News and World Report). The department provides 22 specialized research centers including Center for Chemical Innovation and labs for interdisciplinary research.

Programs Available: BS, MS, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering 
Key Research Areas: Energy and Sustainability, Biotechnology, Complex Systems, Materials, and Nanotechnology.
Areas of Expertise: Drug Design, Development & Delivery; Complex Fluids & Multiphase Flow; Integrated Modeling, Process Control & Operations; Thermodynamics & Intermolecular Interactions; Polymeric Materials & High-Performance Fibers & Composites; Microelectronics, Nanotechnology & Microfluidics
List of Labs: Center for Drug Design, Development, and Delivery; Specialty Separations Center; Fluid Properties Research Institute (FPRI); Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC); Interconnect Focus Center

Civil and Environmental

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the largest schools of civil engineering in the US. It is committed to providing assistance to young minds that are adamant about being innovators, problem-solvers, and leaders. 43% of women, 20% minority, 35% of international students constitute the whole student body. The student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. Around 1 in 10 alumni serve as a company founder, CEO, or as president. The department predicts a 10% job growth by 2026. The department was ranked 2nd and 4th in the United States for civil and environmental engineering and 2nd for graduate civil engineering and 5th for graduate environmental engineering. The school was also ranked 5th in terms of annual return on investment (in-state). It was also the 8th ranked public university in the US.  The school boasts of dedicated research facilities for sustainable systems and water resources. It also has 5 centers for research in Transportation systems.

Programs Available: BS, MS and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering; BS, BS/MS (5 years integrated), MS and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.
Areas of Expertise: Structural Engineering; Wastewater Reclamation & Reuse; Geosystems/Water Resources Engineering; Transportation Systems Engineering; Environmental Fluid Mechanics; Water Resources; Construction Engineering; Water Quality & Treatment; Environmental Engineering/ Biotechnology; Mechanics & Materials; Hazardous & Solid Waste Engineering
List of Labs: NSF Mid-America Earthquake Center; Georgia Transportation Institute; Institute for Sustainable Systems (ISS); Center for Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources; Computer-Aided Structural Engineering Center; Georgia Water Resources Institute; Air Resources and Engineering Center; Center for Applied Geomaterials Research

Computer Science

The School of Computer Science (College of Computing) has been at the forefront of creating modern technologies driven by the needs of a technologically integrated world. It takes pride in nurturing talent that contributes to designing, modifying, testing, and planning of upcoming devices, gadgets, and technologies. The 414,000 square-foot Klaus Advanced Computing Building is home to the School of Computer Science, School of Computational Science and Engineering, six research centers, and more than 20 research labs spanning multiple research groups. It also contains 70 research laboratories, six instructional labs, and five large classrooms. It has a 200-seat auditorium for events, lectures, and meetings. The KACB is a LEED gold-certified environment-friendly building.
Programs Available: BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Computer Science; MS in Cybersecurity; Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization, and Machine Learning; an online MS in Computer Science (OMSCS)
Specialization Tracks (for MS): Computational Perception and Robotics; Computer Graphics; Computing Systems; High-Performance Computing; Human-Computer Interaction; Interactive Intelligence; Machine Learning; Modeling and Simulations; Scientific Computing; Social Computing; Visual Analytics.
Areas of Expertise: Robotics; Graphics & Visualization; Algorithms, Combinatorics & Optimization; Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; Architecture, Databases, Networking; Computational Science & Engineering
List of Labs: Robotics and Intelligence

Electrical / Electronics

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a pioneer in the field of research in electrical and computer systems. The spirit of getting it done defines the school, its faculty, and its researchers. The department consists of 11 technical interest areas, 300+ student organizations, more than 80 study abroad programs, and 19 Georgia Tech research centers.
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech is the largest of its kind in the US and is a leader in both academics and research. The ECE department boasts of a global network of more than 29,000 ECE alumni. There are 18 research centers and more than 5 dozen dedicated research laboratories.

Programs Available: BS in Electrical Engineering; integrated BS/MS (5 years)
Areas of Expertise: MEMS; Computer Engineering; Computer Networks & Internetworking; Embedded Systems & Software; Distributed Systems & Software; Electronic Design; Electromagnetics, Electronic Design; VLSI Design; Microelectronics, Optics and Photonics; Systems & Controls, and Telecommunications; Digital Signal Processing; Electric Power; Design Tools, Test & Verification
List of Labs: Center for Research on Embedded Systems and Technology; Georgia Electronic Design Center; National Electric Energy Testing, Research and Applications; NSF/ERC Packaging Research Center; Center for GTL-CRNS Telecom (CGCT); Center for Compound Semiconductors; University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education; Center for Signal and Image Processing

Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech aims at bringing the best out of designs, materials, information, energy, and people. Its researchers and students strive to make the whole better than the sum of its parts. The school boasts of a world-class faculty with research interests relevant to the current challenges in the field.  
Available Programs: BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Engineering, Analytics, Analytics Online, Operations Research, Statistics, Health Systems, Quantitative & Computational Finance, Computational Science and Engineering, International Logistics and Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics, & Optimization; Bioinformatics; Computational Science and Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Operations Research; Machine Learning

Areas of Expertise: Engineering Statistics, Health Systems; Human Integrated Systems, Logistics, Manufacturing; Applied Discrete Mathematics, Statistics; Optimization, Stochastic Processes & Applied Probability; Security & Efficiency in Transportation; Economic Decision Analysis, Logistics
List of Labs: Center for Applied Probability; The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute; Center for Board Assembly Research; Statistics Center; Modeling and Simulation Research and Education Center; NSF/UCRC Center for Health Organization Transformation; Manufacturing Research Center

Material Science

The School of Materials Science and Engineering aims at understanding and analyzing materials so that they can be used in the most innovative manner. The range of materials focused on by the school for study range from semiconductors and nanomaterials to ceramics and biomaterials. Equally wide is the range of courses offered in each program that enhance employability and skill base of the students. Materials Science and Engineering is the only discipline that contains the combination of “science” and “engineering” in its name. The undergraduate and graduate MSE programs are ranked among the top ten materials programs (top five public). Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech is one of the largest materials programs in terms of faculty count.  The school has state-of-the-art lab equipment for each research area and around 17 on-campus research centers.

Programs Available: BS, BS/MS (5 years integrated), MS and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.
Areas of Expertise: Surface & X-Ray Analysis; Electronic Materials, Ferroelectric & Magnetic Materials; Bio-materials, Structural Materials; Electronic/Technical Ceramic Materials; Nanotechnology, Polymer Process Simulation; Materials Synthesis & Processing
List of Labs: Electron Microscopy Center; Composites Education and Research Center; Biologically-Enabled Advanced Materials & Micro/Nanodevices (BEAM2); Advanced Carbon Fiber Center; USCAR on Structural Cast Magnesium Development Project; Phosphor Technology Center of Excellence; Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies; Center for Nanostructure Characterization and Fabrication


The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering is known to produce Mechanical Engineers that can be employed in the widest set of industries, thanks to its faculty that is involved in research on contemporary themes. It has updated the courses according to the latest industry needs and research challenges in a wide array of sub-disciplines of Mechanical Engineering. Hands-on research experience makes it one of the best ME schools in the US.  More than 2 dozen in-house laboratories and centers propel research at the school.

Programs Available: BS, MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering; MS in Medical Physics
Areas of Expertise: MEMS; Computer-Aided Engineering & Design; Medical Physics; Acoustics & Dynamics, Automation & Mechatronics; Development of Fusion Power; Tribology; Radiation Imagine & Therapy; Fission; Criticality Studies of Nuclear Materials; Heat Transfer, Combustion & Energy Systems; Thermal Hydraulics of Nuclear Power; Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials
List of Labs: NSF GT/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues; Computer-Aided Simulation of Packaging Reliability; Sustainable Design and Manufacturing; Institute Materials Council; MURI Multifunctional Energetic Structural Materials; Mechanical Properties Research Lab; Advanced Crane Control Laboratory


The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering) is an example of public-private partnership in education and research. The department aims at creating affordable solutions for major health problems like cancer and immune system disorders, besides creating technology that expands the reach of health sector to the far corners of the world where it is most needed. The school boasts of one of the highest numbers of specialized on-campus laboratories and research centers in Biomedical sciences anywhere in the US.

Programs Available: BS, MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering; MD/Ph.D. in Bioengineering; Ph.D. in Bioinformatics
Key Research Areas: Biomaterials and Regenerative Technologies; Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation; Biomedical Informatics and Systems Modeling; Biomedical Robotics; Cancer Technologies; Cardiovascular Engineering; Immunoengineering; Neuroengineering.

Annual fees for Indians $28,000
Annual off-campus living $6,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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