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Atlanta, GA
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13,272
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$29,402 ($10,098)
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Average
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't looked for off-campus housing yet, but there is an area right off of campus, called Home Park, where many students live after getting out of campus housing. If you are going to live in Home Park, it is necessary to have a car because it is not the best place the walk around at night.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The athletic center is amazing, is was once used for the Olympics. The library sucks and is nasty in some areas but can be a good place to study because of the quiet zones. I like how the campus has many green spaces for students to use to hang out. The traditions, like the cake walk, are fun and should be enjoyed!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are so many research opportunities available to my major, as a student, you have to be active and talk to advisors to see what is available. ECE has free tutoring offered by students for students, great place to talk to people to see what teachers are good and which ones should be avoided.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I feel like a student can succeed under any teacher as long as they take time to understand the material. Study groups are important, the workload can be overbearing if you don't have a study group to help out. The CULC is the best place the study, hands down.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I'm from a small town, and one of the reasons I came to Georgia Tech was because it was in the middle of Atlanta. The transportation in Atlanta is the best, but the metro can get me to most areas. Piedmont Park is 2 miles away from campus, but I thought this was a nice walk through midtown. There are a couple of concert venues around, like The Tabernacle and The Fox Theatre, so there is always something going on.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't mind walking 20 minutes to get some food and midtown is right outside of campus. There are so many options around it is crazy. Some places are more expensive than others but a quick search on google will give a bunch of places in walking distance. If I wanted togo somewhere a little further away, Georgia Tech is nestle between two metro stations that got me around the neighborhood I wanted to explore. There are two pizza joints close to Georgia tech that deliver, I think it's Papa Johns that has the 50% off deal and with Dominos students can order with buzz funds which is extremely convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are 31 fraternity house on campus, so during most weekends at least one of them is throwing a big party. Each person likes a different vibe at different frat houses and it takes time to see where someone fits in best. The parties are a nice stress reliever, after worrying about turning in assignments and studying for tests dancing and talking to other people becomes a necessity.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had to go through changing my majors, but I declared my major before I got to Georgia Tech. It doesn't really matter until sophomore year, but it gave me an understanding of what I need to do, what classes I need to take, and what opportunities are open to me because of my major. To anyone applying to Georgia Tech, have some idea of what you want to go into. Some majors have classes that won't transfer over so you will have to start from scratch. It isn't the end of the world to start credits over, but having an idea saves time.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am apart of the Electrical and Computer Engineering school of Georgia Tech and I really love it. The program isn't small but I am able to talk with my advisors and they can talk to me about programs I am join and teachers to look forward too. The workload is manageable, it's just finding the right schedule to fit everything in. The ECE building is old, but my department also shares Klaus with Computer Science, so we get to use their nice facilities. Concerning internships, talk to advisors soon. There are so many job opportunities, but in most cases you will have to fine tune your resume and interview skills to make it all work.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not apart of Greek life, but it is something that I am considering. I've seen some of my friends really open up to the college atmosphere since becoming apart of Greek life.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't receive any financial aid from the school at all and I feel like they don't handle scholarship money well. I don't know how other schools do it, but instead of putting it in my account to take care of finances I owe to the school, they mail the money to me personally and I have to go back and put the money in again. I think each department needs to work on buffing up the scholarships offered to each individual college. It should be easier to find scholarships for Computer Science majors and mechanical engineering majors without having to sort through an amalgam of useless applications.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The best part about the dining halls are the crazy hours they keep. North Ave would stay open until 2am during school nights for a majority of the year, and this was great for getting some last minute studying done while grabbing a cup of coffee at the same time. Even though the dining hall was open so late, the options would be taken away by 8:30-9:00pm which was hard to work around with some of my extracurricular activities, so more times that not I would be left eating cereal, or grilled cheese instead of regular dinner options. The dining hall staff is amazing though, the nicest part of the dining hall was having 24 hours of food options during dead week, and testing. This really helped when I couldn't shop for myself.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being in the south, Georgia Tech's football team overshadows the other great sport teams the school has. I think that the school should advertise the other sports because they are extremely successful and deserve the recognition.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics at Tech are excruciating. You really have to want to do well in order to succeed here.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It's the best and one of the hardest. You have to want it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are great places around and within walking distance. But not in really safe areas, so they aren't places you'd want to be at night.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food on east campus is decent. On west campus the dining (Woodruff) is atrocious.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I come from a small town so the city is just full of possibilities and fun stuff to do.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Aerospace Engineering is a tough major, but the community within the program is usually very supportive and the people are interested in the subject so the stick with it.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: It's Georgia Tech. Sure, it's hard, but it's also one of the best tech schools in the world so it's worth it.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's typically pretty cheap, and people just fill up houses with their friends, but the neighborhood has a sketchy reputation.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: They don't limit the numbers they accept into any undergrad programs so once I got into the school I was accepted directly into my major. It was real easy.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I like it because it's what I am interested in but a lot of people complain about it being really hard and switch majors.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is pretty nasty, but I'm pretty sure it's like that everywhere. After freshman year a lot of people move into campus apartments, which are nice but expensive, or they move into houses and apartments in the neighborhood right off campus, which is usually pretty cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a lot of people from all over the world. It's really interesting because I'm from a small town that never changes.

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Mahssa Mostajabi
Hometown
Alpharetta, GA
Major
Science, Technology, and Culture
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It is true that many Tech students might sometimes wish that they had chosen another, less demanding school for college. Georgia Tech is very academically demanding, to an extreme that alienates many students and parents. Many see the school as a sort of "proving ground" for professional life.

However, the size of the student body is not overly large, and it is easy for one to get involved socially and academically without straining your GPA. The rigorousness of academic life at Georgia Tech instills a rare motivation in the students there that will prepare them well for professional life. Most students feel that an education at Tech was worth all the work.

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