Georgia Tech is in the heart of midtown Atlanta, which provides a very urban environment for students. Along with all of the amenities and luxuries that Atlanta’s city life provides, there are also drawbacks, as is the case with any city. For example, city life in general can sometimes be dangerous. However, Atlanta is an exciting city with a vibrant local music scene, which has helped produce the likes of John Mayer and Collective Soul; four major league sports teams; and several attractions. Atlanta is the biggest and fastest-growing city in the Southeast, and students will always have access to a wealth of options for entertainment.
In addition to benefiting from a vibrant social scene, Georgia Tech’s learning environment is enhanced by the presence of a well-integrated community of other universities and colleges. The libraries at Georgia State University, Emory University, and the University of Georgia work in tandem with Georgia Tech’s, and provide students at all schools within the University System of Georgia with a wide variety of research tools and resources.