Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.gatech.edu
Address 225 North Ave
City Atlanta
State GA
Zip 30332-0530
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 97%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 41.1%
Five-year graduation rate 80.3%
Six-year graduation rate 86.3%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 2.9%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 15,489
Endowment Assets $1,843,764,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Net Price Calculator Website admission.gatech.edu/npc_2016/npcalc.htm
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.98
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 680 (25th - 75th percentile = 630 - 730)
Median SAT Math 725 (25th - 75th percentile = 680 - 770)
Median SAT Writing 685 (25th - 75th percentile = 640 - 730)
Median ACT Composite 31.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 30 - 33)
Median ACT Writing 8.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 8 - 9)
Percent Admitted 32.2%
In-State Tuition and Fees $12,204
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $32,396
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $25,780
Average Net Price After Grants $13,340
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $8,369
Median earnings 10 years after entry $75,800
Median debt of completers $24,000
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.2%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 11.2%
% Underrepresented Minority 13.2%
% Black 6.6%
% Latino 6.6%
% Native American 0.0%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 19.3%
% White 50.3%
% Two or More Races 3.6%
% Other 13.5%
% Noresident Aliens 11.1%
% Female 35.5%
% Male 64.5%
% Age 25 and Over 3.8%
% Part-time 9.7%