We boast consistent top-shelf rankings as one of the world’s leading technological universities.
Georgia Tech has been ranked No. 7 among the top 10 public universities for more than 17 years now — the only technology-focused school to make the list. Our innovative approaches and well-executed programs play a big part in our success. See Georgia Tech Rankings, Facts, and Figures.
When we lay claim to having the biggest, the best, or the brightest of something, that’s not just us talking. These superlatives are continually attached to the people and programs at Georgia Tech. We are the No. 27 university on the planet according to Times Higher Education; we’re ranked No. 1 in Annualized Return on Investment in Higher Education by PayScale.com; and 12 of our undergraduate programs are in the top 10. See Keeping Good Company.
Tech’s industrial engineering program has been ranked No. 1 for more than two decades. Ten of the undergraduate engineering programs – and all 11 graduate engineering programs – are in the top 10. Georgia Tech's graduate computer science program also ranks in the top 10.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings names Georgia Tech's computer science program No. 5 in the world, and The Guardian's QS World University Rankings ranks Georgia Tech as No. 10 in the United States and No. 28 among the world’s top universities for architecture and built environment.
We continuously form amazingly diverse research partnerships with businesses and government agencies, remaining on the cutting edge with everyday real-world experience.
Georgia Tech is home to world-class research, state-of-the-art facilities, and internationally recognized research experts.
We are one of the South’s largest industrial and engineering research agencies. We received more than $600 million dollars in sponsored research in 2014.
We play a leading role in the Georgia Research Alliance, a centerpiece of the state’s economic development strategy.
Research is conducted for industry and government by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, various academic schools and departments, and more than 100 interdisciplinary research units. See Tech Square and Beyond.
When Georgia Tech was founded in 1885, it was to ensure that the state and its students did not get left behind in the new, more industrialized economy. The Institute fulfilled its promise and then some, helping to position the state as a rich source of talent and a prime location for a number of industries. Today, Georgia Tech’s economic impact continues to ripple outward, not just in the state but throughout the nation and around the globe.
Georgia Tech fuels economic development by playing a major role in the region's innovation ecosystem: a network of established companies, startups, public- and private-sector organizations, and the University System of Georgia, all working together to spur innovation, develop new technologies, and expand job opportunities.
The main hub of this innovation ecosystem is Technology Square, located on the edge of campus in our Midtown neighborhood. It's here many of Georgia Tech's collaborative partners tap into our expertise, students, faculty, and researchers to transfer ideas and technology from labs to the marketplace. Here is also where top-ranking incubation and accelerator programs attract entrepreneurs and startups.
Several multinational companies have relocated their headquarters or opened innovation centers at Tech Square to tap into the vibrant network of startups and the culture of collaboration.
“At Georgia Tech you learn how to solve problems, build practical things, and prototype your ideas. These skills give you the background and confidence to be an entrepreneur.” - Cory Hewett, Georgia Tech student, CEO and co-founder of Gimme Vending.
There are several competitions and expos to encourage and inspire student innovation, and many of the competitions award the top winners with big cash prizes.
Can entrepreneurship be taught? We think so. Students of all kinds can learn to push their ideasfurther through any number of academic programs, workspaces, labs, student-initiated projects, workshops, and live-learn communities.
Academic Variety and Excellence
Georgia Tech offers the unparalleled quality of an Ivy League education within a public university. The Institute's technologically focused curriculum earns consistently strong rankings from national publications.
The Center for Academic Success offers comprehensive support options that include one-to-one tutoring, Peer-Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS), and the “Reboot” Academic Recovery Program.
60 percent of Georgia Tech's invention disclosures list one or more students.
Georgia Tech’s cooperative education program is the largest voluntary co-op program in the United States, and many co-op students are hired after graduation.
More than 700 businesses, industries, and organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad employ Georgia Tech co-op students every year.
We are a “big university” with one of the most diverse student bodies reflecting a myriad of nationalities and interests.
Yellow Jackets from six different disciplines, representing four of the Institute’s six colleges, were highlighted in 2016 on Forbes 30 Under 30 List of the brightest young minds in America.
Georgia Tech alumni live and work in more than 135 countries around the world, where they have a significant impact on global communities in areas from engineering to entertainment.
Georgia Tech awards more engineering degrees to women, and more engineering bachelor's degrees to minority students than any other university in the nation. Sources: American Society for Engineering Education, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
We are consistently rated among the top universities in the nation for graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering, computer science, and architecture.
With more than 60 chartered student organizations exploring religious, racial, sexual, and ethnic identity (but open to all), our students find a way to celebrate, strengthen, and share their part of the robust cultural melting pot that thrives in our community.
Globalization means that opportunities are bigger, challenges are greater, and change comes faster. Georgia Tech has been laying an adventurous foundation for global leadership in education, research, and entrepreneurship so we can help shape this ever-changing world in ways that improve the human condition and create more economic stability and security.
Tech’s degree programs, campus life, and entrepreneurship opportunities — not to mention its affordability — draw students from all over the world.International students from more than 100 countries make up about 10 percent of Tech’s undergraduate student body.
Tech offers more than 90 study and work abroad opportunities, and 30 faculty-led groups the world over, which is why 52 percent of our students have had international experiences (compared to the nationwide average of 15 percent).
We also offer an optional International Plan that integrates overseas experiences, language proficiency, and globally focused coursework into four-year degree requirements.
Georgia Tech is spreading the wealth all over the planet: Almost 50 percent of our students travel overseas before they graduate, we have international students from 127 countries, and we have education, research and corporate partnership platforms in Europe, Asia, and Central America. Read, "It's a Small World."
Georgia Tech has research and education platforms in China, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Singapore, but our biggest global footprint is at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in France, where multinational companies partner with us on research, entrepreneurship, and business development.
We offer a holistic “college life” campus experience with major sports within a key international city that is home to an impressive number of leading global corporations.
Georgia Tech's beautiful 400-acre, tree-lined campus is located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. As the state's economic and cultural hub, Atlanta is packed with attractions, small businesses, high-tech startups, and multinational corporations, along with restaurants, theaters, museums, and concert venues.
Our Midtown neighborhood is a thriving place to create, learn, live, work, and play. The city's network of diverse neighborhoods offers a taste of home for everyone — from apartments, lofts, and high-rises to small bungalows and impressive mansions.
Our campus is a Silver-Level Bike-Friendly Campus — the only one on the east coast. Even without a bike, green spaces and parks are easily accessible from campus. These include Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park, and the Atlanta BeltLine — a network of public parks, multiuse trails, and multiple public transit options.
Our strong work ethic is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating sports, campus traditions, more than 400 student organizations, and more than 50 Greek organizations.
Our NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program is one of the oldest and most renowned in the country, and Tech students are passionate cheerleaders for their beloved Yellow Jackets, who compete in 17 different sports.
For the larger student body, Tech's20 intramural sports, 43 sports clubs, and one of the best outdoor recreation programs in the country offer year-round action.