Athletics

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
13,272
Tuition (in-state)
$29,402 ($10,098)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Tech has pretty good support for football and basketball, although the other sports get a little left out. Being a high-performing school academically means that our athletics aren't the best, but that's just part of going to an engineering school. Our facilities are great though, all the stadiums are nice, the SAC fields are beautiful (and recently redone), and the CRC is one of my favorite places on campus

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Since many of the facilities have been recently constructed, athletics is a huge part of the campus experience. Most everyone has either attended an athletic event and/or participated in sports. Whether club, intermurals, and/or varsity sports, everyone has an idea about the athletic scene. School spirit is essential and manifests itself greatly during the football season.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football and basketball teams are among the best in the country, but we don't seem to win enough to get much positive attention.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most Tech students seem to be more focused on their studies then sports games and our teams aren't known for being outstanding. However, the CRC is very nice and convenient yet often very crowded.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Intramural sports are a great way to enjoy sports competitively as well as meet fun people.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 151st
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 900th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mahssa Mostajabi
Hometown
Alpharetta, GA
Major
Science, Technology, and Culture
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It is highly recommended that all students attend the home football games, and also the basketball and baseball games when possible. Tech consistently fields one of the country's best baseball teams and has garnered four national college football championships, the last of which came in 1990. Tech's basketball program has seen the likes of Stephon Marbury, Kenny Anderson, Matt Harpring, Mark Price, and Dennis Scott come through its college program to eventually play in the NBA. The baseball team has had perhaps the most consistent success of all the sports programs and has produced modern big-league players such as Nomar Garciapara, Kevin Brown, and Jason Variteck. Sporting events are always great fun for students to attend, and they really complete the college experience for the Tech student.

In addition to varsity sports, intramural sports are made available for all students and offer great social opportunities for fun and games. IM sports are very popular among the students and include basketball, ultimate Frisbee, racquetball, and flag football. Club sports-sports teams that do not have enough support to achieve varsity status but are still funded by the Student Government Association-are also available. Club teams travel to other colleges and play against other club teams in their respective sports. Club sports at Georgia Tech include rugby, rowing, lacrosse, and wrestling.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball: Atlantic Coast Conference
School Nickname
Yellow Jackets, Ramblin' Wreck, Buzz
Men Playing Varsity Sports
252 - 3%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
108 - 3%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 114
Basketball: 43
Baseball: 36
Cross Country/Track: 50
Other Sports: 92
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 37%
Basketball: 80%
Baseball: 17%
Cross Country/Track: 75%
Other Sports: 65%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Ballroom dance
  • Baseball
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Inline hockey
  • Kayaking
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Paintball
  • Parachute
  • Racquetball
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Sailing
  • Salsa
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men's and women's)
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Water polo
  • Waterskiing
  • Wrestling
  • Wushi
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cornhole
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wallyball
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Aquatic Center
  • Arthur B. Edge Intercollegiate Athletics Center
  • Campus Recreation Center
  • Homer Rice Center for Sports Performance
  • O'Keefe Gymnasium
  • Student Athletic Center
  • Zelnak Basketball Center
Most Popular Sports
Football and basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
The baseball team and women's tennis team, both of which are ranked in the top 5 nationally.
School Spirit
School pride is rampant at Georgia Tech. The Swarm is the cheering section at sporting events of students wearing yellow T-shirts. These students are faithful supporters of Georgia Tech, and their pride has been recognized by several publications. The University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers are the biggest, fiercest rivals in sporting events of Georgia Tech. The Florida State game is also a very hostile game full of collegiate rivalry.
Getting Tickets
You will need tickets for games. For all athletic events, students pay for tickets in their tuition. For football season, students get vouchers and then turn them in for tickets. For basketball, students simply claim tickets online and they are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. For all other sports, students can simply get tickets at the game with their Buzzcard, since buying tickets isn't competitive.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 3% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 29% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 64% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 87 responses

  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 38% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 40% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 21% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 87 responses

  • 1% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 7% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 34% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 57% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

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