Georgia Institute of Technology
#145 Overall Influence#39 Desirability Rank

Georgia Institute of Technology

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).


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Where will you be attending?


225 North Ave, Atlanta GA 30332-0530

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

14 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

52 per 100k

Violent Crime

11 per 100k

What is Georgia Institute of Technology 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

#17 World Rank #14 USA Rank
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Computer Science
#108 World Rank #40 USA Rank
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Earth Sciences
#185 World Rank #105 USA Rank
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Political Science
#2562 World Rank #1287 USA Rank

Other areas of influence

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Social Work
#1184 World Rank #853 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Georgia Institute of Technology's Most influential alumni?

Georgia Institute of Technology's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, and Communications. Georgia Institute of Technology’s most academically influential people include Kary Mullis, G. Wayne Clough, and John Young.

Kary Mullis
Kary Mullis

American biochemist

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G. Wayne Clough
G. Wayne Clough

President Emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology and 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian

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John Young
John Young

American astronaut, naval officer, test pilot and aeronautical engineer

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Dean Kamen
Dean Kamen

American businessman

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Ángel Cabrera
Ángel Cabrera

President of Georgia Institute of Technology

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Glen P. Robinson
Glen P. Robinson

Founder of Scientific Atlanta

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W. Harry Vaughan
W. Harry Vaughan

American academic

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Cherry Logan Emerson

American engineer

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Maurice W. Long
Maurice W. Long

American physicist

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Cecil B. Day

American businessman

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Gabriel A. Rincon-Mora

American electrical engineer

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Wallace H. Coulter

American electrical engineer

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