Georgia Institute of Technology
Founded on October 13, 1885, the Georgia School of Technology opened its doors in October, 1888 to 84 students. The School’s creation signalled the beginning of the transformation of the agrarian South to an industrial economy. During its first 50 years, Tech grew from a narrowly focused trade school to a regionally recognized technological university.
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. Georgia Tech provides a technologically focused education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students in fields ranging from engineering, computing, and sciences, to business, design, and liberal arts.
Georgia Tech's wide variety of technologically-focused majors and minors consistently earn strong national rankings. Georgia Tech has six colleges and 28 schools focusing on Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences. The institute has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.
The institute combines excellent reputation, challenging academics, innovative programs, first-class facilities, stellar faculty, and an exciting campus environment like assets with a supportive, collaborative community, where students will find people who are unbound by stereotypes or limitations. It embraces one another's talent and intelligence, and put it all to work to define what’s next.
With more than 25,000 students, hundreds of clubs and activities, plus a thriving alumni network, Tech offer a multitude of ways to build life-long friendships and connections throughout the campus community. Intramural teams and club sports, plus award-winning Campus Recreation Center, make it easy for all students to find opportunities for competitive fun and personal fitness. Georgia Tech also has one of the best outdoor recreation programs in the country, with year-round excursions near and far.
Georgia Tech’s main campus spans 400 wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta. The campus is a comfortable, yet stimulating living and learning environment, with virtually every amenity close at hand. Atlanta, Georgia, combines the entertainment, educational, and economic opportunities of an international city with the flavor and personality of close-knit, eclectic neighborhoods.
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