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#163 Overall Influence #39 Desirability Rank

Georgia Tech

Public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) was founded in 1885. A component part of the University System of Georgia, today Georgia Tech has five satellite campuses: in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore.

Georgia Tech continues to grow rapidly. As of the beginning of the 2019 academic year, the student body numbered more than 36,000, which was an 11.5 percent increase over the previous year.

The university’s programs of study are divided among six colleges: the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts; the College of Sciences; the College of Engineering; the College of Computing; the College of Design; and the College of Business. Georgia Tech Online offers more than 240 different courses and programs for distance learners.

Altogether, the university offers a wide variety of technologically focused course programs (majors and minors), which earn strong national rankings on a consistent basis.

Georgia Tech is associated with two Nobel laureates:

Other notable Georgia Tech connected individuals include the following:

In addition to winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Georgia Tech–graduate Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the US.

Georgia Tech is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

From Wikipedia

The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech or, in the state of Georgia, as Tech, is a public research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

40,852

Acceptance

21%

Graduation Rate

91%

Median SAT Score

1405

Median ACT Score

31

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$10,258

Fees (in-state)

$2,594

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$85,900

Employed

93%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

31K

Under-Grads

15K

Graduates

16K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

225 North Ave, Atlanta GA 30332-0530

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

52 per 100K

Violent Crime

11 per 100K

What is Georgia Tech known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#34 World Rank
Engineering
#49 World Rank
Computer Science
#99 World Rank
Business
#90 World Rank
Chemistry
#180 World Rank
Mathematics
#276 World Rank
Biology
#168 World Rank
Physics
#295 World Rank
Political Science
#404 World Rank
Medical
#278 World Rank
History
#270 World Rank
Economics
#349 World Rank
Psychology
#426 World Rank
Communications
#220 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#488 World Rank
Sociology

Other areas of influence

#379 World Rank
Literature
#472 World Rank
Anthropology
#515 World Rank
Education
#525 World Rank
Philosophy
#568 World Rank
Law
#706 World Rank
Social Work
#1174 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#1528 World Rank
Nursing
#2045 World Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

Who are Georgia Tech's Most influential alumni?

Georgia Tech 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, and Chemistry

Paula T. Hammond

Paula T. Hammond

American chemical engineer

Y. Frank Freeman

Y. Frank Freeman

American film studio executive

Hermann Flaschka

Austrian physicist and mathematician

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

American amateur golfer and lawyer

Thomas McGuire

Thomas McGuire

United States Army officer

Murry Salby

American atmospheric scientist

Scott J. Horowitz

Scott J. Horowitz

American astronaut

Robert C. Michelson

Robert C. Michelson

American academic

Yaser Abu-Mostafa

Yaser Abu-Mostafa

Egyptian-American computer scientist

Max Burns

Former United States Representative from Georgia

Garry Betty

American businessman

James Liang

Chinese businessman