GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities — a university that embraces change while continually creating the next. The next generation of leaders. The next breakthrough startup company. The next life-saving medical treatment.
The quality of the Georgia Tech educational experience is reflected in two important ways: consistently strong rankings by national publications and a prestigious, highly regarded curriculum with a technological focus.
In 2015, Georgia Tech was ranked number seven among public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Six of Tech’s 11 undergraduate engineering programs are ranked in the nation’s top five, and all 11 graduate engineering programs are in the top 10. Tech’s industrial engineering program has been ranked number one for more than two decades.
Georgia Tech is also renowned for providing a highly diverse educational environment. The Institute consistently ranks among the top universities in the country in the number of engineering degrees awarded to women, African Americans, and all underrepresented minorities.
Tech’s high-quality faculty is another key contributor to the Institute’s educational environment. More than 90 percent of faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Tech’s prominent faculty are recognized worldwide for their excellent research and teaching skills. Outside the traditional classroom and lab settings, the cooperative education and internship programs help students lay the groundwork for a successful future.
From its beginnings more than a century ago, the Georgia Institute of Technology has established a tradition of excellence in technological research as well as education. The Institute stands among the top ranks of U.S. research universities with a clear vision for leadership in providing a cutting-edge, technological education for the 21st century.
Georgia Tech is one of the South’s largest industrial and engineering research agencies. Research is conducted for industry and government by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, various academic schools and departments, and dozens of interdisciplinary research units on and off campus. In Georgia specifically, the Institute plays a leading role in the Georgia Research Alliance, a centerpiece of the state’s economic development strategy.
By requiring the Institute’s major interdisciplinary research centers to develop distinct undergraduate and graduate educational programs, the Georgia Tech administration aims to keep its educational programs on the leading edge of discovery and development.
The strong academic work ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations. Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities.
To become even more effective in a rapidly diversifying world, Tech is aggressively recruiting underrepresented populations. Each year the number of minority and female students continues to grow, ensuring that Tech’s students will be ready to thrive in the multicultural workforce.
Georgia Tech’s drive to “Create the Next” distinguishes us as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century. Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.