Georgia Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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225 North Ave., NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0001
Tel: (404)894-2000
Admissions: (404)894-4154
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 400-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.1 billion. Research spending 2003-04: $431.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,975 per student. Total enrollment: 16,841. Faculty: 813 (801 full-time, 12 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 8,561 applied, 70% were admitted. 66% from top 10% of their high school class, 96% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 10,725 students, 28% women, 72% men. Part-time: 821 students, 29% women, 71% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 121 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 4% 25 or older, 53% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University Center in Georgia. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: 3/15. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $3368 full-time, $141 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,648 full-time, $694 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $910 full-time, $455 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6526. College room only: $3804. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 308 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 23% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Christian Campus Fellowship, IEEE, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association, Gamma Beta Phi Society. Major annual events: homecoming, Greek Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self defense education, lighted pathways and walks, video cameras. 5,633 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Library and Information Center plus 1 other with 213,128 books, 4.4 million microform titles, 26,068 serials, 329,981 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $11.6 million. 2,160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Clark Atlanta University.