The Georgia Institute of Technology

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The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a top-ranked public college and one of the leading research universities in the USA. The Tech campus is steeped in time-honored traditions; from the world-famous “Ramblin’ Wreck” fight song to the fun and festivities of RATS Week, students are immersed in school spirit. Students take full advantage of city life and all the resources that the thriving, lively city of Atlanta has to offer. If you have time, try and enjoy Atlanta's hospitality.

SHORTCUTS

Stay: Georgia Tech Hotel |  Breakfast: West Egg Cafe

Lunch: Ponce City Market  | Dinner: Cooks and Soldiers

Visitor Information: Tour Georgia Tech

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Transportation: The closest airport to Georgia Tech is Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. MARTA, Atlanta's mass transit system, operates regular bus service from several train stations near campus. One parent suggests not to rent a car - you can uber everywhere.

Stay: Directly on campus, stay at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. Parents also like staying at the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites, less than a 7-minute walk away.  Other options: The Ellis Hotel and W Atlanta, in Downtown Atlanta as well as The Four Seasons, in Midtown Atlanta.

Coffee: For a quick cup of coffee,TGM is the place to go located in the Canteen, a micro food hall close to campus. On a nice day, enjoy The Highland's coffee while sitting outside and enjoying a view of the French Building, a historic building in the center of campus. Located in the Petit Institute on campus, Nectar provides delicious coffee, snacks and sandwiches.

Breakfast: Students rave about their breakfast at the Waffle House - it's quick, convenient and tasty. Other students suggest going to Hollar and Dash for Atlanta's best breakfast biscuits. A local favorite, Bread & Butterfly offers delicious omelettes, avacado toast and pancakes. You can't beat the shrimp & grits offered at West Egg Cafe.

Lunch: The food-truck scene is big in Atlanta and you'll find many of them around the GT campus. Here is a list of the offerings close by. Get your pizza fix at Amalfi Pizza. We highly recommend a visit to Ponce City Market - a food hall that will satisfy anyone in your group (just 12 minutes away by car.) For the best $2 tacos you've ever had, head to the Westside and visit Taqueria del Sol. Another local favorite, Busy Bee, serves some of the finest soul food around - be prepared for a wait. 

Dinner

 

Casual: Order the chicken fried chicken and grab a seat on the outdoor patio at Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall. A quick drive from school, sample some of Atlanta's best burgers at Yeah! BurgerAmmazza has a great vibe, and delicious wood-fired pizza. Finger-licking BBQ is only a 15-minute drive away at B's Cracklin' Barbeque.

 

A Step Up: Like many big cities, Atlanta has an abundance of excellent restaurants; it’s hard to narrow down the choices. Some of the top tables include The FederalStaplehouseBacchanalia, and Miller Union. One parent can't stop raving about the dinner she had at Cooks and Soldiers. Order the lamb tartar! 

Local Attractions: With a wealth of activities, restaurants, and parks why rush back home, but instead, stay and explore this Southern Belle of a city. Enjoy the Coca Cola FactoryCNN Tour, and "hipster neighborhood" Little Five PointsStone Mountain has so many different attractions; ones that top our list are the laser show, the high-speed cable car ride, Geyser Towers and Sky Hike. Walk or bike The Beltline or visit the Georgia Aquarium,Botanical Gardens.Center for Human Rights, the Football Hall of Fame, and the Museum of Natural History. If you are spending a few days in Atlanta, it’s worth getting the Atlanta CityPASS that gets you admissions discounts at many of the above locations.  

— Why Georgia Tech —

— Quotes From Campus —

With GT right in the middle of downtown Atlanta, the apartment choices are endless. Options include everything from high-end lofts to family housing just off campus, to more affordable housing south and west. The housing can get pricey, but the location is to die for!
— Grace
I really like the opportunities that Georgia Tech provides. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from because Georgia Tech provides an opportunity for everyone.
— Kira
Everyone here is family and we look out for one another, we are a group of people trying to make an impact on the world. We understand what it means to take a class that seems impossible, we understand what it means to crack a hard problem, and more importantly- we know what it feels like to fail. Together we grow, together we fail, together we learn, TOGETHER WE SWARM!
— Augie
 

GT FAST FACTS

Established

1885

Mascot

Buzz

School Colors

Gold & White

Acceptance Rate

25.8%

Common Application

Yes

Supplement Essays

Yes

Early Action/Decision

Early Action

SAT

Average - 1460

ACT

Average - 32

Type

Public

Size

Big - 13,700 Undergraduates

Website

www.gatech.edu

Region

South
South

Admissions Office

225 North Avenue, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0001

(p) (404) 894-4154
aadmission@gatech.edu

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division I

Greek Life

Yes

Noteworthy Alumni

Jimmy Carter
Calvin Johnson

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