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 39.1%
Five-year graduation rate 79.7%
Six-year graduation rate 85.3%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 3.4%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 15,573
Endowment Assets $1,985,802,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website admission.gatech.edu/npc_2015/npcalc.htm
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 4.03
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 685 (25th - 75th percentile = 640 - 730)
Median SAT Math 725 (25th - 75th percentile = 680 - 770)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 32.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 30 - 34)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 25.8%
In-State Tuition and Fees $12,212
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $32,404
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $27,420
Average Net Price After Grants $15,873
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,378
Median earnings 10 years after entry $79,100
Median debt of completers $23,750
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.2%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 10.8%
% Underrepresented Minority 13.3%
% Black 6.7%
% Latino 6.6%
% Native American 0.0%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 19.7%
% White 49.3%
% Two or More Races 3.6%
% Other 14.0%
% Noresident Aliens 10.7%
% Female 36.9%
% Male 63.1%
% Age 25 and Over 3.5%
% Part-time 10.8%