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Reviews 1867 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Lived in my fraternity house all 4 years, very active with a large percentage of the school being greek.

Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Didn't have much experience with off campus housing, lived in a fraternity house.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Welfare Wednesday's in Buckhead were cheap and popular.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Its Atlanta so there were many options available to us.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Had shot parties in our buildings, even though it was against the rules.

Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I did not recieve finacial aid, was paid for by family.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Lots of selection, that evenly spaced out across campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Building are new and maintained fairly well. Many students leave on the weekends, but the ones that stay are social.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Pricing is high for the quality of the dorms, considering what comparable rent would pay for elsewhere in the city. Dorms for underclassmen are pretty much all typical doubles (with some triples and quads), shared bathroom. Most dorms are pretty similar, though some are more newly renovated and therefore more desirable. For upperclassmen, most dorms are apartment style, meaning that you'll have access to a private room, bathroom shared with one other person, and kitchen and living room shared among your roommates (4-6 people). These dorms are comfortable and provide personal space, but the bedrooms are still pretty small for the price.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There's different dining options around campus, but it's mostly fast food.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: I'm not a big party person, but the few times that I have been out have been pretty fun. The frats are all on east campus, so if that's your thing then you definitely want to be on that side of campus.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: My biggest problem was with the location of the dining halls. While east campus has two dining halls within a short distance of each other, west campus only has one. What's more, the one on west campus not only closed early (at 10pm, the one on east stayed open till 2am) but the food was much less appealing too. Also, there's barely any food after 3pm on the weekends. I was constantly disappointed with the food on west campus, but going to east was too much of a hassle, and going off campus was expensive. While the retail options are great, they are a bit pricey and aren't open on the weekends. My experience would have been better if I lived on east campus because there are two dining options, one is open pretty late, and there's better food.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: I've visited most of the dorms in my school, and while they aren't the most spacious, they are livable. I was lucky enough to have a suite style room this year, which is more roomy than traditional rooms. The general cleanliness of the common areas, such as the kitchen, was an issue. While it wasn't intolerable, at times it could get pretty scary. The air conditioning was also a major problem for me. It would be freezing inside the room, but if it was above a certain temperature outside, the heat would automatically turn off until it was cold enough again.

As for the social atmosphere, it was segregated within my building, and it seemed the same for the other buildings too. Each floor kept mostly to itself except during special events that brought everyone together.

Regarding the cost, like most things in college, it is very overpriced, living on campus was a great way to submerge myself into the college experience. It may not be for everyone, but I definitely enjoyed it.

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College Student

Off-Campus Housing: It heavily depends what off-campus housing you get. It can be great or it can be crap.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options within Atlanta. MARTA and walking makes access easy.

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4 College Student

Party Scene: Many clubs and bars within the city. MARTA and walking makes access easy.

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3 College Student

Administration: They do what there supposed to: enforce Board of Trustees policy and laws. Beyond that, not much else.

2 College Student

Scholarships: Georgia Tech will NOT give you any scholarships at all unless you are broke-poor.

3 College Student

Campus Food: I'd rather go to Chick-Fil-A, but for what you pay, it's a strong option.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I enjoy how all the Freshman Experience housing are close to core classes during the first year.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus and I really love living on campus.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Atlanta is one of the best places for off campus dining. There is so much variety that it is never boring.

3 College Junior

Administration: The campus is strict in some situations and not others. Drugs and alcohol is strict.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I got Zell and Hope so it was great because I didn't have to pay tuition.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: I really love the student center because of all of the options available.


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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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