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

Facilities: Has new buildings like CULC and renovations are taking place

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

Facilities: There are a lot of strong traditions that help promote student life.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Some of the buildings on campus are great, yet there always seems to be construction on campus, which often gets in the way of different aspects of college life.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The people here are great and it's easy to find people to connect to. We are all equally stressed out and can connect on that level.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 34th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 36th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 101st
    Best Student Centers
  • 409th
    Best Library
  • 1320th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mahssa Mostajabi
Hometown
Alpharetta, GA
Major
Science, Technology, and Culture
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The Student Center is the hub of student activity on campus. Located in the middle of campus, it houses a computer cluster, the music listening room, a food court, a ballroom and a theater. Many functions are held in the ballroom, and the theater regularly holds free screenings of popular movies, along with occasional concerts. The Student Center also houses Burdell’s, which is similar to a convenience store, and the campus post office. The CRC really is as great as it sounds. It has so many different activities and equipment available to students, ranging from a water slide to karate classes.

The library is also a very popular place on campus. It is a bit out-dated, but it is still incredibly useful. It has two computer clusters, one of which is very good for group work, a meeting room, and a space that students can reserve to practice multimedia presentations. Many students go to the library to study, as it has six floors full of tables and spaces to study, but it is also a very social place. Many come to study with their friends, but beware: The higher you go in floors, the quieter you have to be!

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
603
Campus Size
400 acres
Student Centers
The Student Center (SC)
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Georgia Tech Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Library
  • Music listening room
  • Student Center
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
Georgia Tech has an eight lane bowling alley in Tech Rec, which resembles a pool hall and is located directly inside the Student Center.
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Student Center brews Starbucks, and there is a Seattle's Best Coffee in the Biomedical Engineering Complex. The Georgia Tech Bookstore has a Starbucks kiosk, and the library has a coffeehouse called Jazzman's. There are also many food and coffee stands around campus.
Movie Theater on Campus
None, although organizations do show movies in the Student Center theater.
School Slang
  • The "T": The giant T in "Tech" spelled out on the Tech Towers.
  • The `Nique: The student newspaper, the Technique.
  • CRC: Campus Recreational Center
  • D-Day: The last day to drop a class before suffering a penalty.
  • Dead Week: The last week of classes before final exams.
  • Freshman Hill: A huge hill between the freshman dorms and their classes.
  • GDI: Goddamn Independent, someone not in Greek life.
  • The Good Word: Learned upon coming to G-Tech.
  • GTGs: The old e-mail names used at Tech, adn the awesome GA Tech duo that makes YouTube videos.
  • The IC: A classroom building
  • M Train: The easiest major, Management.
  • MARTA: Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority.
  • MRS Degree: Girls who come to Tech to get married.
  • OSCAR: Online Student Computer-Assisted Registration.
  • RATS: Recently Acquired Tech Students, freshmen or transfer.
  • Shacking: To sleep overnight in someone else's room.
  • The Shaft: The campanile, a pond/statue where everyone skinny dips
  • Skiles: Refers not only to the building but also to the walkway that runs from the student center to the library.
  • Stinger: Bus system.
  • TBS: "Tech Bitch Syndrome" refers to girls who think they are all that because the male-to-female ratio is working in their favor.
  • Word: General phrase referring to any old quiz or written material from classes that are passed about.
Traditions
  • The Freshman Cake Race : The Race is also a big homecoming tradition at G-Tech. Students participate in a running race, and the winners are awarded a cake baked by the wives of the faculty members.
  • Midnight Madness: During finals week, from 12 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. every night, students emerge from all over campus and scream.
  • The Mini 500 : The Mini is a tricycle race held around Peters Parking Deck, and it is a multi-lapped event. It is held the Friday before the Homecoming game.
  • The Ramblin' Wreck Parade : Held the first Saturday of Homecoming weekend. Entries are in three categories: the contraption, the fixed-body, and the classic car.
  • RATS (Recently-Acquired Tech Students): The RATS has been a long-standing tradition with the University. Incoming students have RAT caps, and there are rules for the upkeep of the hats. Freshman cheers are also a part of this tradition. Upperclassmen settle for the freshmen to wear their caps during football games, rather than the entire quarter, as was done in the past.
  • Stealing the "T" : It is a common practice for the giant T that spells out Tech on the Tech Towers to be stolen during a semester. However, the penalty is high for those who do so and get caught.
Favorite Things To Do
The music listening room has an extensive music collection that students can listen to if they just want to take a break. There are basketball courts on top of Peter and Curran parking decks that a lot of people use. Many students also take advantage of Tech Rec, which is the campus's very own pool hall with pool tables, an eight lane bowling center, a video gaming area featuring Nintendo Wii and Playstation, and much more. On any given day, you can work out in the Student Athletic Center or the Recreation Center, go bowling between classes, play some arcade games in the Student Center, or chill out and listen to some music. For those of you who like being outside, there are the outdoor basketball courts by the Curran and Peters parking decks. Students can also go to athletic events, and there are always events for organizations and such.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
This is just a sample listing of student organizations at Tech.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 74 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 10 responses

  • 22% Dorms or out in the city
  • 15% Student Center
  • 15% Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
  • 15% Sleep
  • 11% Library
  • 7% Fraternity Houses
  • 7% Piedmont Park
  • 4% Music listening room
  • 4% Skiles Walkway

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 10 responses

  • 21% Stealing the "T"
  • 21% Game Day
  • 17% Georgia Tech Six Flags Night
  • 14% The Freshman Cake Race
  • 10% RATS (Recently-Acquired Tech Students)
  • 7% The Mini 500
  • 7% The Ramblin' Wreck Parade
  • 3% Midnight Madness

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 9 responses

  • 39% CRC jobs
  • 22% Teaching assistant
  • 17% Research assistant
  • 11% Lifeguard
  • 6% CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND i3!
  • 6% Resident Life Assistant

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 22% Get involved with clubs/frats/organizations
  • 22% Student Leadership
  • 19% Drink
  • 15% See new construction projects around campus
  • 11% Be involved with mentor-mentee programs
  • 11% Piedmont park

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 20% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 20% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 79 responses

  • 1% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 23% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 44% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 32% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 13% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 36% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 100% The origination of George P. Burdell.

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