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  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 out of 50 people found this review useful. 1 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are hard working, determined, and filled with a desire succeed, then Tech is the school for you. If you can handle a challenge but you are good at seeing past minor setbacks in order to achieve future goals, then Tech is the place for you. If you are analytical and like to solve problems, then Tech is definitely the place for you. If you have agreed to most of the previous statements and you love the city of Atlanta, then find yourself on Georgia Tech's campus, because it is the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in coming to Georgia Tech, take both the SAT and the ACT. Many people only do one or the other, but it works in students' advantage if they take both. Georgia Tech accepts both and some people might do better on one or the other. Make sure that you take honors, gifted or Advanced Placement classes. Georgia Tech looks for students who have already challenged themselves to do above and beyond the requirement. On the other hand, if you do take higher level courses in high school, make sure you maintain a grade point average that is close to Tech's standards. Do not let your grades slip, especially during your junior and senior years. Georgia Tech wants to know that you are a well- rounded student. Admissions wants to know not only what you can do in the classroom, but also what you can do for the world. This school is prided on research and technology that makes the world a better place. Admissions will want to see if you are involve in sports, honor societies, interest clubs, the community, your church, or in the arts. Last but not least, do not underestimate the power of a well- written essay. The essay is the only chance for admissions to see you as an individual. Do not take the opportunity lightly. Now that they have seen your credentials and what you have done, tell them what has driven you, why you have a desire to succeed, and why you take part in the activities you take part in. Let them know who you are as a person- not simply a piece of paper. Make sure that you stay on the topic provided and that you report to your English teacher for revising and editing.

    Am enjoying being here

    Overall, I am enjoying my time at Tech. There are so many things to get involved in, whether on campus or off- campus. You are surrounded by people who have the same niche for success and achievement as you do. Georgia Tech has intramural sports, different religious groups, interest clubs, community service initiatives, exercise classes and many other activities for students to get involved in. The academics are indeed challenging, but do not get too consumed in your studies- make sure you take the time out for yourself and do some of the things you love and get involved early. Academics are very important, but so is your well being. Take breaks and hang out with your friends. Make sure that school is a part of your life and not all of your life.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech will teach you skills for both inside and outside of the classroom. No matter what your major might be, you will be challenged to do your very best and you will learn how you operate as a student. By the end of your first year at Tech, you will have learned when you study best, how to use your time wisely, how to become more involved in your community, and how much Tech has to offer you- as long as you strive and reach out for what you desire as a student and an individual.

  • 07/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 out of 28 people found this review useful. 2 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Tech is great for students that take their academics seriously and pride themselves on their effort. If you are someone that likes the big city life-style with a great athletic environment and hundreds of extra curricular activities than Georgia Tech is the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that you take both the ACT and the SAT. Although it's not required to take both, it makes you stand out among the crowd. Also, the more community service and volunteer experience you have, the better your chances of being accepted. Make sure to apply as early as possible. This is the case with all colleges and universities but I can not stress this enough. Georgia Tech receives more applicants that it can handle each year so the review process is lengthy. Apply before the early deadline to guarantee a possible acceptance. Sometimes students that apply for the regular deadline don't get accepted due to the fact that too many have already been admitted. Make sure to apply via paper application as well. Online applications are less personal and can easily be overlooked. For those that have been accepted and are about to begin their first year, come prepared. Georgia Tech is not like high school and classes will be challenging no matter what it is. Come in with a ready attitude. You must take all classes seriously, even those that may seem less difficult.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Tech is constantly a top 10 National Public University and all of its engineering programs are in the top 10 as well in the country. Georgia Tech will give you a degree that rivals if not surpasses that of an Ivy League school. Also, there are many perks to being a student such as the software and technology that you are entitled to.

    Am enjoying being here

    The academic side to Georgia Tech is very challenging however the rest of the college life is very enjoyable. The Greek, community, sports, and overall student experience is very appealing and a lot of fun.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech offers so many majors and degrees. Many of the professors are merited with the highest level of prestige and are more than capable of teaching you!

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 3 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Tech is a great place for people who work hard and prioritize their activities. These students are serious towards their studies, but also like to be involved in clubs or sports. Also, students who are looking for a life in the city or near a city will enjoy being near Atlanta.

    Tips for prospective students

    1] Please learn to manage your time. There is time to study, have fun, and just relax. Make sure to not stress yourself out too much! 2] Make sure to be involved in clubs in high school because it helps build teamwork skills needed in college. It is also good to have some leadership positions. Being active in high school tells a college that you are most likely to be an active student in college as well. 3] Study for the SATs and ACTs. It is not necessary to take both, but I did to enforce my application. AP exams are also great opportunities for college credit and also show higher academic achievement. 4] Be positive! Be excited! Be motivated!

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out-of-state student, Georgia Tech is a bit more expensive for me than for a Georgia resident. However, the money is definitely worth it because of the quality of its academic program and the various opportunities offered, such as the international plan or co-op plan. Georgia Tech is also generous concerning financial aid because of the various scholarships and loans it offers (directly and indirectly).

    Am enjoying being here

    Located outside of Atlanta, Georgia Tech has some great places to visit such as the World of Coke, Atlantic Station, Centennial Park, Little Five Points, etc. You can definitely find something to do with friends if you look in the right places. Although, since the campus is fairly small, it is hard to find something fun to do if you are unwilling to go outside of campus. The Student Center has a small bowling alley, pool tables, and other forms of entertainment, but it's usually more fun to explore other places outside of campus. Make sure not to stress too much about studying and doing homework because I know some students tend to do that. Leave some time to do something fun over the weekend or a couple days of the week. It really helps release steam. Other times, you can have dinner or lunch with friends. We usually like going to Tech Square since there are some good places to eat there. Also, if I need to buy anything, it's always easy to do since there is a Publix close by campus. There is also a Target and Publix at Atlantic Station and there is a grocery shuttle on the weekend which can take you there. Finally, I also like being at Georgia Tech because there are usually various events being held around campus. There are parties, concerts, races, contests, and other fun things to do. And the football games are fun because the Georgia Tech football team has been doing well recently and there is a lot of school spirit here.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech is a very competitive campus, as expected from a college that is ranked among the top engineering schools in the U.S. However, there is always help available, such as tutoring and extra review sessions. As for the instructors, professors are easy to get into touch whether in person (during office hours) or through e-mail. The Teaching Assistants who teach recitation (which are similar to review sessions) every week are definitely helpful because they explain difficult concepts thoroughly. Compared to other schools, Georgia Tech has a rigorous academic program and teaches you how to manage your time and study the material in different ways to gain the most from it. The students at this campus also show a serious attitude towards studying, which is always a plus point when forming study groups. Overall, Georgia Tech is academically tough, but not impossible if one is willing to make the extra effort.

  • 12/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 4 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    Tech is a great place for students who are genuinely interested in learning and want to make something of themselves. Many of the people you meet are so determined. My first semester into college, I wasn’t completely sure if I wanted to stick with my major, and I even ended up switching. Although a lot of other freshman I met may have been unsure of themselves as well, they were still motivated in succeeding and doing something with their lives. If you have goals, then Tech will help you get there. And while your goals here may slowly end up changing, you’ll find ways at Tech that will still support those newfound dreams. Georgia Tech is known primarily for its intense focus on the mathematics and sciences. However, I feel one of the greatest programs Tech has to offer is the International Program (IP), a study abroad program. In fact, I know a multitude of students who enrolled in Tech merely because of this program. Personally, I’m in favor of any study abroad program. After all, who has ever come back from studying abroad and said they ever hated it? I feel the IP is specifically great because it’s capable of suiting to any student with any major and any interests. So if you’re interested in a great study abroad program, then Tech is for you! If you’ve studied properly as a high school student, then you’ll do fine at Tech as long as you don’t lose that mindset and study even harder. The majority of the students at Tech are studious and care immensely about their grades, making the school even more competitive once you enroll. However, if you’re looking for a school that will broaden your mind, not just academically but also socially, then Tech is for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    The next few things I’m about to say are what I believe to be important, because not only will they help those interested in or planning on attending Tech, but they may also help those who change their mind and end up elsewhere. #1. One of the greatest struggles I had to fight was whether or not to hang out with my buddies whenever they came knocking at my door. Think about it this way: if you wasted a bunch of time procrastinating, then you have to sacrifice your “fun” time with studying. Which brings me to my next point. #2. Don’t fall to temptation. Despite how much you love your friends, don’t listen to them no matter how much they push you “take a break.” After all, you know yourself best, and it’s up to you to decide for yourself whether you need those extra hours to study or not. Remember that people learn at different paces, so just because your friend feels prepared doesn’t mean you should feel pressured to, too. Don’t feel “nerdy” just because you feel like you have to hit the books more than others. #3. Go to class, and don’t fall behind. Short story: just go to class, because in all honesty, the two are tied together. I didn’t attend certain lectures sometimes because I felt like I didn’t learn anything while sitting there. So what’s the point, right? I might as well spend that time “wisely” by studying on my own. However, you may (and most likely) spend more time sleeping in (like I did) than you do studying like you may have planned to. In the end, you fall behind and you even start lacking the self motivation that pushes you to go to class in the first place.

    Bang for the buck

    Students from all over the world come to Tech, and for many, Tech is their dream school. Knowing this, it made me appreciate how lucky I was to be able to attend such a highly revered school without having to board a plane. As a senior in high school, my list of prospective colleges and universities consisted of nothing but private schools, even those of the Ivy League. I was super iffy about even the thought of attending a public school because I thought private schools were better. Never did I even think I would be attending to Georgia Tech. But looking back on my first semester here, I don’t regret attending here and I wouldn’t go back. It really depends on each person, because for some, Tech genuinely may not be where they fit in the best or feel most at home. However, what I CAN say is to give this school a chance. As hard as it may be, don’t be discouraged by what others say. As an in-state student, I don’t have to pay as much as out-of-state students and even foreigner students do, but even they will tell you that it’s worth the money. Tech may not exactly be a student’s dream party school; however, the money you pay will be worth spent because you’ll be paying for a school that will do its best to offer you ways to help you to succeed. It’s just up to you take up on those chances.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tech has an intense balance between academics and having a good time. Some people criticize it, claiming it’s too much work and no play. However, that opinion depends on each person and how he or she made of his or her time at the school. There’s a saying Tech students like to respond back with, and it’s that Tech students may study hard, but they also know how to play hard, too. There are an endless number of options of what else I can do to fill the day, day or night, no matter what day of the week. There’s Tech Rec, which has the school’s own air hockey, pool tables, and even bowling alley, and Atlantic Station, which is about 15 minutes off campus with its multitude of stores, restaurants, and movie theater. I attended high school in a small rural town, so it's a new, yet welcoming aspect to be able to have so many different kinds of people and different cultures so readily accessible to experience for myself for once. Different ethnic clubs host dances, parties, festivals, and cook outs where you can eat food from different parts of the world and learn new dances to different kinds of music. You don’t necessarily have to go out to have a good time, either. I’ve met so many great people with so many different experiences and perspectives. Sometimes I have a blast with my friends just sitting around talking, having a ‘Friends’ marathon, and passing around a bowl of popcorn.

    Am learning a lot

    What I've noticed about Tech is that the students here are genuinely interested in learning and that the professors genuinely enjoy what they teach. If I want to meet with a professor to further investigate a topic or to merely ask a simple question, they do whatever they can to meet with me in their busy schedules or to respond to any questions I ask in emails as soon as they possibly can. There are also Teaching Assistants (TA's) for almost every course. It depends on the TA, but I've found that most tend to be helpful and are usually more readily available and respond quicker if I have a question or are confused about something. Because of its rigorous academics, Georgia Tech also provides many opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom, such as tutoring programs, and the professors even hold review sessions concerning the current week's new material. Outside the academic arena, I've also learned a lot from the people around me, may it be my friends or just strangers I hold short conversations with on the bus. I pick up tips about practically EVERYTHING, from tips on places I should definitely eat at, tips on how to study for a class, and tips on how to get the most out of my money. The people around you serve as some of the greatest life lessons you can ever know, and they can even help you with your studies!

  • 01/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 5 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    Studious students who also know how to have fun will really enjoy this campus the most. The campus is also right in the middle of Atlanta, GA, so coming to a big city should a desire by anyone who applies here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come here, be prepared to work hard. At some times I thought I couldn't possibly study anymore, yet at the same time realized that I had to. On the flip side, be prepared to have a lot of fun times as well. There are many Tech traditions that make this school unique and a great place to go to school. Also, get out once and a while. Make friends and generally be open to other ideas, traditions, and especially people. GO JACKETS!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely worth the money to come here. You are getting a great education from a well known public institution. The opportunities for research and career advancement are unmatched against any other public institution for engineering.

    Am enjoying being here

    High academics means a lot of studying, however there are hundreds of student run organizations that make sure you don't spend every single minute of the day stuck in your room studying. You must get out and see the world, don't just stay inside and study. The trick is really learning to balance academics and fun times. If you are able to do this, you'll have a great time at Tech.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech will strain your learning abilities. It is a very competitive school, but also provides you with a great education.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 6 of 145

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    Campus Safety

    There's never really too much to worry about on campus. The GTPD does a pretty good job at keeping everything in order, but just like anywhere else, it's your own job to be smart about your belongings and surroundings.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life on campus is huge. Though I'm not a direct part of it, I have participated in a few of the events offered by the frats and sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's plenty of clubs and activities for students. If you haven't found a club or activity that suits you, you just weren't looking hard enough. There's something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    It's Nerd Heaven, but it's a great place for pretty much anyone. The only people that don't fit in are those who aren't willing to work. They'll be eliminated in due time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are plenty of quirky traditions on campus including the Freshman Cake Race where the freshmen who enter all wake up around 6 AM to run a mile where everyone receives a cupcake for participation, and even the Mini 500 which is actually like a tricycle grand prix.

    Bang for the buck

    In some recent magazine article, GT was rated number one in regards to value in regards to tuition costs.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do for fun. The recreation center is great, 6 basketball courts a recreational pool area, a lap pool and an entire floor of world class gym equipment. Plus, GT is right in the middle of Atlanta, so you're never more than a train or bus ride from any major events in the city.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, no real complaints. There are three dining halls on campus none of which are bad but there's easily a hierarchy in the three.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't necessarily anything special. A lot of people are pretty easy to get along with but keep in mind GT is a pretty nerdy school, so you already know what you're getting into.

    Academic Rigor

    There's a reason Georgia Tech has the reputation that it does. Employers know that Tech students can handle nearly anything and that's because of the insanity they went through as students. The work can easily swamp if you're not careful so stay on top of your assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's always more work to do. Downtime is a must, but every hour you need to make sure you've accomplished something semi-productive. If you don't have an answer, you're doing something wrong. Have a strong base of friends who want to see you succeed. NOBODY escapes Tech without having a strong support group and get to know your professors. Sure you'll see them as people who just want to make your life miserable, but in reality, they just want to see you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Overall, it's great school. Graduating from here will give you a reputation before you even enter the workplace, but the academic rigor you go through to get that degree is the reason why.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are hardworking, determined, and have a great desire to succeed in life, Tech is one of the best schools you could go to. It will challenge you every moment you are there, but it’s all worth it in the end. Aside from the academics most Georgia Tech students know how to have fun, whether it’s with an intramural sports team, in Greek life, or getting involved in a different club or organization. Georgia Tech is also a great school for those people who like the big city life-style. With an endless sea of activities surrounding you, you will never be bored. If you are the kind of person that knows how to work hard but still have fun Georgia Tech is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before Getting to Georgia Tech: Take both the ACT and SAT. Some students do better on one or the other and Georgia Tech will combine and convert your scores on both tests to give you the best score possible. Take as many AP and dual enrollment credits as possible. There are several “weed out” classes as they say, and it helps if you get credit for those classes from high school or a community college. It also puts you ahead of most students and shows admissions that you know how to succeed in a difficult classroom environment. It’s not all about GPA and test scores. Georgia Tech is looking for a well-rounded student that will succeed in their environment. They want someone who is different and will add something to the university. Make sure you apply early decision! As this is the case with most universities it is very important. You will have a better chance of getting accepted. Sometimes students who don’t apply early decision don’t get accepted because too many students have already been admitted. After You’ve Been Accepted: Be prepared to work hard and to challenge yourself. College is nothing like high school, it is very different and takes some getting used to. Don’t come thinking you know how to study and how to get all A’s. Georgia Tech has some of the best students in the country. Even though in high school you may have been the smartest one there, you are now with students who were also the smartest in their class. Learn how to manage your time. It is very important that you take all your classes seriously, even the ones that seem less difficult. They will be challenging and it is important that you know how to study and not to procrastinate. Get involved! There are so many clubs and organizations on campus that one of them will catch your eye. It is vital that you have something to do outside of studying. However, don’t get too involved because you might get overwhelmed. Find a balance between studying and extracurricular activities. It is important to make friends, they are the ones who will get you through the tough times when you think you can’t possibly study anymore. Be outgoing and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. The people on campus are friendly and it can’t hurt to have too many friends, it will make your time at Tech more enjoyable. Most important of all, don’t ever give up! There are going to be times when you feel like your brain will explode and you just can’t take anymore. Keep pressing on! You will be able to get through whatever difficult things await you, if you couldn’t admissions wouldn’t have picked you to represent Georgia Tech. Believe in yourself and study hard, but let yourself take a break every now and then, it’s good for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Tech is ranked 7th out of the National Public Universities. It will definitely give you an education equal to, if not better than, an ivy league school. The quality of education you get at Georgia Tech is one of the best in the country. Being an out of state student Georgia Tech is a bit more expensive for me. However, Georgia Tech teaches you so many life skills it is worth the extra money. Also there are many scholarships to apply for that can reduce the cost of tuition. Georgia Tech is definitely a bang for the buck!

    Am enjoying being here

    If you like being in a big city Georgia Tech is for you. It is located in the middle of Atlanta; however the campus is so beautiful that sometimes you forget you're in a big city. There is so much to do whether it’s on campus or off. Georgia Tech offers lots of different intramural sports, clubs, and religious organizations. There are also various parties, contests, and races going on all over campus. In Atlanta will you never run out of things to do. There are endless activities and places to go and see that you will keep you busy. An important thing about Georgia Tech is to make sure you make some time for yourself, don’t get too wrapped up in all the studying. Even though Georgia Tech is one of the more difficult schools academically, there is a great social life here. The trick is to maintain a balance between extracurricular activities and school work.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech is a university that will not only prepare you for tests, but prepare you for the real world. The classes are hard, especially your first year, but that is only because they are testing your abilities. The classes require a lot of critical and creative thinking. They teach you how to apply what you learn in real life settings. So not only do you learn new material, but you learn how to apply it. College is a lot different than high school so don't go in thinking you know how things work. It is a whole different system and it takes time to learn it to get used to it. The teachers are hard and expect a lot from you, but they are fair and very willing to help you succeed. Don't be afraid to talk to your professor. Being at Georgia Tech definitely prepares you for the working world more than anything.

  • 12/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 145

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get the highest grade that you can on your SAT. Retake it if you think you can do better. AP, Honors, or IB will all help your application stand out, but keep in mind that most people applying will also have those classes listed. Think about extracurriculars, volunteering, and leadership positions; these are all very important at Tech! Tech was always explained to me as a mental boot camp; I can now vouch for that title. I cannot emphasize enough that Tech is NOT a party school; all-night study sessions are a way of life here. You have to come to Tech ready to work, or you will fail out your first year. That's just how this school operates.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech can be pretty pricey, with each semester costing around $16000, depending on your course load, financial aid, etc. However, the professors that you get are top researchers in their field that know what they are talking about. In fact, one of my professors actually wrote the text book that was required for class this semester.

    Am enjoying being here

    Of course! Tech is an amazing school for finding people you can relate to. There are hundreds of extracurriculars, a thriving Greek community, plenty of activities planned specifically so that students can take study breaks, and people that are interested in the same things you are!

    Am learning a lot

    Definitely! I've learned 3 different programming languages in three semesters, as well as information that I'll likely be using throughout my career. However, you have to get past the weed-out classes, like Calculus, which more or less force you to ride the curve.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 145

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    Campus Safety

    Being in the heart of Atlanta, crime is definitely an issue, but as a result of that, security is a lot higher on campus. Incidents do occur from time to time, but on most occasions, an email or text message will be sent to you describing the crime and also the suspects. For late at night, it is not recommended to be out alone. For that, the stingerette service may be called upon. It's essentially a free campus taxi service. Otherwise, the Midnight Rambler runs from Clough Commons, through East Campus all the way to West Campus. As long as precaution is taken, there should be little chance of becoming the victim of a crime.

    Greek Life

    Greek life definitely has its presence at Tech. And not just social. Many honor and service fraternities exist, such as Sigma Gamma Tau, the Aerospace Engineering Honor Society. Not being Greek may limit some possibilities, but not many. It really is up to the individual to decide whether or not to participate in Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs to choose from, in nearly every category imaginable. And if by chance a club doesn't exist for a particular interest and there is a group of students who may be interested, a club can simply be formed. Simply put, you'll find something that you like.

    Great for these types of students

    Tech is great for anyone that enjoys the feeling of satisfaction when they have made something brand new from the ground up. This applies to all Engineering majors, Computer Science majors, and many more. It's also great for those who like to experiment with new things, as well as those who enjoy the conceptual side of everything. Those who like to work with their hands are also included. Hard working individuals will always fit in too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tech has an enormous list of ongoing traditions, and to name them all here would be impossible, but perhaps the week that is surrounded with the most tradition is of course Homecoming week. During this week, many events take place, such as the Mini 500, a tricycle race around Peters Parking Deck, which is led by the Ramblin Wreck, a 1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe that is one of Tech's mascots. It also leads the football team out at every football game and has been doing so since 1961. Also during Homecoming week is the Freshman Cake race, a mad dash where the prize is an entire cake, as well as a kiss from the Homecoming Queen during the halftime of that week's football game. I'll close this section out with Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate, the name bestowed upon the Tech - uga rivalry. All you need to know right now is TO HELL WITH georgia! (yes, the lowercase georgia is necessary).

    Bang for the buck

    Paying out-of-state tuition is, I believe, the biggest reason why people choose not to come to Tech. For me, it was a major deciding factor. But I decided that the education and experience that Georgia Tech will be invaluable to me. As it is, Georgia Tech graduates have some of the highest initial salaries, making Georgia Tech one of the best value colleges in the country. Of course, being from out of state, it may not seem like it, but despite all the loans I'm taking out, I know that they will not be that much of an issue once I graduate.

    What to do for fun

    There are many events sponsored by student council, as well as many other things you can do on your own. Being in a big city like Atlanta, many bands will visit, and venues are located within walking distance from campus, although I recommend walking in groups or calling a Stingerette to get back to campus at late hours. A variety of sporting events may also be found both on and off campus. There is also the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Fox Theater, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the list of things to do just goes on and on.

    Food and Dining

    I would consider the dining halls to be subpar. This includes Woody's, Brittain, and the brand new one, North Ave. Of these, I would say that North Ave is the best in terms of variety, but quality at all was not that great. I was required to buy a meal plan as I was in Freshman Experience, but I do not think I will be buying another weekly meal plan by my own free will. Most of the time, the food is greasy, and you won't find plain steamed vegetables as they always mixed in butter or some other unhealthy topping. As for the food court in the Student Center, they're just like any other Subway, Chik-fil-a, Taco Bell, etc. that you may find anywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Smith Hall my freshman year, and while most people expect it to be the worst place to live in, it really wasn't that bad. The people on my floor were great, my Peer Leader (RA) was awesome, so I really didn't have much to complain about. The only thing is every once in a while, people would get loud and obnoxious, but many of them will be understanding if you simply tell them to quiet down a bit. The bathrooms were a bit run down, and the water in the showers never really had a consistent temperature, but it is not unlivable. It makes for some great stories to tell.

    Academic Rigor

    Perhaps this is something that Tech is most known for. There is no such thing as an easy A here, at least in core classes, so hard work will be required. Despite that, it is not too difficult to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    The transition from High School to Georgia Tech can definitely be a rough one, especially if you're going from a regular old high school straight into the world of Engineering. It is manageable, but know that a lot of hours of your time will need to go into school if you want to be successful. That's not to say there won't be any time for fun, however. It's all a matter of knowing how to manage your time well. There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the college experience. Otherwise, stay on top of your coursework and don't let it get the best of you. Do ALL the homework that is given, particularly in core classes. Even though it might not be worth much, it will only help you.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Georgia Tech is a fantastic school with millions of opportunities. The classes tend to be difficult, but that should not deter anyone from going to Tech. Although the going will be rough, Tech will only serve to open the doors to new horizons.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Tech is great for students who want to push themselves to the limit, and become something more than what they currently are, because if you can survive Tech, you can survive and usually thrive in whatever career you may eventually undertake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sleep enough, it can be the difference between a B average or a C average. You need at least 8 to 9 hours of a sleep, unfortunately, you will live on 6 hours at the most. You need those 6 to attend and stay awake in lectures, recitations, and review sessions. If by chance you do miss a lecture, recitation, or review mostly everything is online via Buzzport, GT's online student website, and mainly T-Square, the student course portion of Buzzport, and if it happens to not be on there, which is a rarity you can contact your course TA, or attend your professor's or lecturer's office hours, and ask them to cover something you missed or didn't pick-up on. If all else fails you can simply ask a fellow classmate or any upperclassmen, as chances are they have taken the exact same class.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an out of state student from TN, and have to pay $35,000 plus a year for tuition, so I am going to say regardless that is a large amount of money to pay. However, if you are willing to sacrifice that much money, you are well off financially, or you have a lot of financial aid, Georgia Tech is a great place to attend based on academics, future employment opportunities, and leisure activities.

    Am enjoying being here

    The location of Georgia Tech is in the heart of downtown Atlanta, where there is many things to do and places to go within walking distance of campus. If there is anything or anyplace you want to go farther away from campus, you can get a discount voucher from the student center for a MARTA pass or simply drive or bike there. On campus many activities start at the previously mentioned student center, which is the main crossroads of campus. There is a gaming center, featuring bowling, pool, video games, and karaoke. The student center also houses cultural festivals and movie showings outside when weather permits and inside all year. Next door to the student center, is the Ferst Theater, which showcases everything from musicians, comedians, important speakers, and on-campus play productions. Take a quick jog from there to the west side of campus, where you will see what was the main reason for the recent number 1 ranking in the nation, according to the Princeton Review, in athletic facilities, the Campus Recreation Center. The CRC is 5 stories tall, 150+ yards wide and 500+ yards long, it holds weight, and cardio equipment on the first and fifth floors, a quarter mile indoor track on the fifth floor, 6 basketball courts, 5 large cardio studios, an indoor soccer court an Olympic swimming pool and high dive, and an indoor water park with Jacuzzis. The CRC offers many dance, martial arts, and fitness classes as well. Right outside and next to the CRC is the nation's largest piece of artificial turf, the SAC Field. 100 yards across and 600 yards long The SAC Field is home to outdoor soccer, flag and touch football, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, and cricket. The only thing that prevents this from being a 5 is that I, like most people at GT, spent all my waking time usually in class, doing homework, or studying.

    Am learning a lot

    At Georgia Tech, the faculty takes pride in testing you on all possible knowledge you will obtain in their courses, which is safe to will be quite overwhelming to some, and a hassle for most. I myself am now a second year engineering student, and all I can say is you better be able to read high volumes of information through textbooks, or online course literature, and take detailed, accurate notes in your courses lectures, recitations, and review sessions on a daily basis. In my first semester, in macro-economics we covered all 27 chapters in a span of 16 weeks, and we met only twice a week. Taking out 5 days to due to first day introductions, 2 exams, the final, an Thanksgiving, that left you with covering and learning a chapter a day in an hour and half lecture time, and economics is one of the easier classes provided. I didn't say that to scare anyone, I am being honest, you will be expected to learn a huge amount of information. Another example is second semester I had computer science for engineers, now we met three days a week, for an hour and there was only 16 chapters in the book. However, computer science, without some prior experience is equivalent to a different language, but by the end of those 16 weeks, I was fluent in programming and even thought about aspects in life in a programming state of mind. It's not just information, it's different methods of thinking you will also obtain through understanding of the information and experience in the course, or wider field. The good thing about GT is that the harder the course the more help there is provided typically, if you know where to look and know how to use it. I have learned so much in a year plus, through courses at GT that, it's surprising to talk to people from other universities, who are second year and even some third year, that haven't covered material to the same degree or at all that they do at GT.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 145

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    Campus Safety

    People will be quick to point out crime in the areas surrounding campus, but given that Georgia Tech is a big school located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, it is an incredibly safe campus. Georgia Tech Police Department is a large professional police force that patrols campus 24/7 to make sure students stay safe.

    Greek Life

    It's not for everybody.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everybody, especially the engineers. My personal favorite: the Ramblin' Rocket Club, who builds and launches high power rockets for fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, hard workers, students with a desire to learn

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    George P. Burdell, Sideways the Dog, Juniors Grill, Dean Griffin, Tech Tower, Stealing the T, the Ramblin' Reck, Buzz, the Goldfellas, the Four Horseman of Calc 2, the Varsity, Only at Tech, the Ratio, the Mini 500, the Ramblin' Wreck Parade, and the list goes on

    Bang for the buck

    Ranked #1 for return on investment. ie-you make the most money for the tuition dollars you pay. This is especially true for in-staters on HOPE.

    What to do for fun

    If you have free time, you're in the middle of downtown Atlanta. There's lots to do off campus and even more to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is food, but it's not high-quality at the Georgia Tech dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    The Freshman Experience is a great way for freshmen to meet their peers and do exciting things around Atlanta for cheap or free. For upperclassmen, North Avenue Apts. were the former Olympic Village.

    Academic Rigor

    Tech is really hard. And that's an understatement.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely worth spending 4+ years of your life at Tech, but prepare to step up your game and work hard.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is where technology and innovation meet tradition. The Georgia Tech experience is unlike any other, and you get a world-class degree out of it.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 145

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always on the watch for suspicious activity however, incidences still occur.

    Greek Life

    The parties are fun and the people are nice and are willing to help you with class material.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 200+ clubs which include: fencing, marksmen, sky diving, cooking, hovercraft, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    GA Tech is great for anyone who wants to try something new.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stealing of the T, some T's on signs and boards are missing. Freshmen must wear rat caps.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is rigorous and the teachers are knowledgeable and passionate. The community is sociable and willing to assist. There are more than enough clubs to find a group of people who share interests.

    What to do for fun

    The CRC, clubs, parties, exploring the city of Atlanta, Atlantic Station, periodic movie viewings on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Woodruff, Brittain, and North Avenue are the three dining halls in order of popularity. They serve buffet style. There is also a Taco Bell, Chic-fil-a, Papa Johns, and a cafe in the student center that serves multicultural entrees.

    Dorm Life

    West campus is quiet, is closer to the recreational center and holds periodic events, however it is slightly farther away from classes. East campus is where the parties are, has the nicer dining hall, and is closer to the MARTA station, however, students must walk up Freshman Hill to get to classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the core classes are weed out classes that acclimate new students to the rigor of GA Tech courses. Its not a good idea to take physics, computer science, chemistry, and calculus within the same semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research teachers before choosing classes. Some teachers are harder to understand the others. Shop around before purchasing books. Some places have cheaper prices than the bookstore. Used is always best. If your roommate has the same class, consider splitting the price of a book. West campus is good for studying, while East campus is good for partying.

    In three sentences

    The school is rigorous and the teachers are knowledgeable and passionate. The community is sociable and willing to assist. There are more than enough clubs to find a group of people who share interests.

  • 06/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for the future doctors, high-up managers, and engineers of our society. If you're more of a liberal arts person, than this school may not be for you because even with the English majors, science and media is very prevalent in the course material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come here, don't get lost in your work. A lot of people meet their best of friends in college, but in order to that you have to stay active. I know the academic side can be difficult, but don't be afraid to join a club you're really interested in. Don't be afraid to leave campus and go to Centennial Park or go to that one restaurant you've great things about. Be prepared to balance work and play like you've never experienced it before.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it's a public school, the tuition is cheaper than most. Plus, if you're a GA resident, than you're probably getting the HOPE scholarship, which already pays for tuition and fees if you have a 3.0 or greater as your GPA. You're learning from the best people in their respective fields without having to pay ivy league prices. It's definitely the best bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    The best part of this school, is that its campus is in Midtown Atlanta. I'm originally from New York City and I love the atmosphere. If nothing's going on on campus, which is actually quite rare, you could venture out a few blocks and explore the city, which is always fun for me personally.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech has a rigorous course load because it is a technical school, where a majority of the majors are of course engineering programs. Students who wish to go here have to understand that it will be very different than learning in high school, because it's a lot more material at a faster pace. You may not know it at first, but you learn a lot of material once you're done with your classes.

  • 06/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    Ga Tech is great for students that want to live in the city because it is in the best part of Atlanta, Midtown. It is also a good place for students that want to meet lots of new people and be around tons of diversity. This school is good students that take great pride in their education and that are competitive and driven. It is also a great place for students that want to find new passions because there are tons of extra curricular activities to get involved in.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips to prospective students would be to: -Score well on the SAT and ACT -Be a well rounded student and take your time on you application -Make sure that you are prepared to go to a difficult school -Keep your grades up in High School and try to do things outside of school that will get you noticed. -If you are looking to transfer make sure that you take classes that are elligible as transfer credits

    Bang for the buck

    Well since I am an in-state student and a receive of the HOPE Scholarship that Ga provides I pay next to nothing to attend this amazing school. but I also know many people that go here from out of state and compared to other academically acclaimed schools I hear that ours is very reasonable with fees and tuition, and they provide great financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you were to ever visit the campus you would probably hear a lot of complaining from students about work load, and grades, and tests, but you could also ask any one of those students if they would rather be at any other school and most of them would say no. Sure the academics are tough but there is so much on campus to help you unwind after a tough week, like the Campus Recreation Center which is AMAZING, or the hundreds of different clubs and sorority/fraternities, or even Tech Rec which is fully equipped with a bowling alley and tons of other games and things for entertainment. Mosy students at Tech truly do enjoy being there.

    Am learning a lot

    Ga Tech is an incredibly rigorous university and often makes students go crazy with its' academics, and now you're probably wondering why anyone would want to go to a college that drives students crazy and I will let you in on the secret, I along with every student at Ga Tech knows 2 things for sure, that we are learning an exceptional amount of information that we didn't even think we were capable of, and that once we graduate with a degree from this school it will all be worth it because having a GA Tech degree opens up many opportunities. Yes, this school is difficult but it's the price you pay to get an incredible education. There are such a vast array of different types of majors offered here and even though it is one of the top engineering schools in the nation, there are also wonderful Business and Liberal Arts programs.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 145

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    What to do for fun

    The benefits of a college campus experience in a busy city are that there are infinite activities at all times! Football games and basketball games are always great fun and a tradition at Tech. Also, Piedmont Park is usually having some sort of event for the entire city - those are always a great time too!

    Food and Dining

    Besides the on campus food options (3 dining halls, Chick-fil-a, Subway, salad bars, Taco Bells, Einstein's Bros. Bagel, BBQ places, Tin Drum, sandwich shops, Moes, frozen yogurt!) there are also TONS of places to eat right off of campus. Atlantic Station is about two minutes from campus and it's a nice change when on campus food gets old. You won't go hungry :)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a key to meeting new people and making great friends! The Freshmen Experience Program places incoming students into dorms of all freshmen students, and really allows for new students to get to know one another outside of classes. The dorms are very old and were build in the late 1800's; however, Tech has recently been renovating all of the freshmen dorms and even rebuilding some!

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech has an extremely rigorous academic program, yet it makes your degree feel more valuable in the long run. Students at Tech know how challenging and important academics can be, but we work hard and use our resources to succeed. Tech has several academic buildings such as the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC) where you can always find students studying or working on group assignments with Starbucks on their tables (because a Starbucks is conveinently located inside of the building!)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in attending Tech, be sure to visit campus and speak with our wonderful Admissions staff and students. Also, Tech has several programs and events for middle school and high school students - go to them! In high school, get involved in activities you are truly passionate about. GPA and SAT/ACT scores are important, but they are not the ONLY thing Admissions looks at - the more well-rounded, the better!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is the best college decision I could have ever made! Not only is it located in beautiful Midtown Atlanta, but it also has a college campus look and feel. Tech's academics, student life, and alumni connections are top notch!

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 145

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    Campus Safety

    The officers of the GTPD are pretty awesome. However, GT is in a big city and is often subject to crime. Theft is most common. As a student, you receive emails or messages called 'Clery Act' alerts, which indicate recent crimes of a violent nature. It is not unusual to get about one a week. However, these aren't usually on campus but in surrounding areas: the GTPD's jurisdiction extends for a couple miles around GT. Don't worry too much, but employ common sense with your belongings and at night.

    Greek Life

    Many people go greek but it's not required for a social life. SGA is trying to include other clubs and groups to participate in events where greeks once dominated, like in Homecoming. You can do rush to try it; there is free food (!) but not much pressure. However, if you are a girl and rushing for the first time: be warned. As the number of girls enrolling increases, the spots in sororities get more competitive.

    Clubs and Activities

    Go to FASET. There is a lot to do, ranging from skydiving to sperlunking to hackey-sack.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who could never get their head out of a book People who are obsessed with solving impossible problems The geeks/freaks/nerds/oddballs of the world

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    George B. Burdell Good Old Fashioned Hate and the rivalry with UGA Tech Tower The (Kessler) Campanile (pronounced Camp-a-kneel)

    Bang for the buck

    Most people graduate with a good job. See admissions for their mushy gloating and statistics. But seriously, due to all the connections with alumni and Atlanta being headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies, it helps a lot. DO participate in Georgia Tech's awesome co-op/internship programs, because it opens a lot of doors. Job experience is a requirement for entry-level jobs these days (I know, right??) but Ga Tech really does have an excellent program you should use and abuse.

    What to do for fun

    Tech has a huge amount of clubs and other things to get involved with-- there's always a huge fair at FASET, or freshman orientation. Tech Rec (in the Student Center) has a bunch of recreational activities like bowling and pool at reduced rates. There are always weekly lectures at CULC or the Student Success Center that offer free food. The CRC has a giant waterslide and squash courts you can rent. And so on... Really, there is a lot to do here without even leaving the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are great for quantity of food, but not so much for quality of food. Tech Square is a close walk (if you're on East) or a bus ride away and has some decent offerings that will take buzzfunds (the money you put on your buzzcard). The Student Center offers Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, and Subway downstairs, while there is a multicultural food court upstairs. There are vending machines everywhere. Many freshmen get meal plans the first year, while getting limited or no plans after that.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms, whether you live on East or West. There are a few notorious ones, like Woodruff on West or Towers/Glenn on East, but overall they are the same. Some will say that East is more social than West, but it depends on what kind of 'social life' you want. East has the stadium, Tech Square, and is closer to some freshman academic buildings. West has the CRC, the Burger Bowl, and a quiet, neighborhood feel. Be sure to get to know your roommate before you get there, because random housing is really a mixed bag.

    Academic Rigor

    People will warn you before coming here about the workload; it's no joke. Most people don't realize until several weeks in how bad it can be. If you did not spend the time before registration to look up quality teachers, then you are generally screwed. (Course-off is your best friend for registration, btw). Projects and tests need to be prepared for EARLY, as in weeks early, and grading is harsh. Some people can handle more than 18 hours, but most can't. It's not worth it to try, especially if you get involved in extracurriculars.

    In three sentences

    We work hard but we play hard. There are plenty of opportunities to excel as long as you take advantage of them. After Tech, anything's easy.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 145

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    What to do for fun

    Once again, you are in downtown Atlanta. The Falcons, Hawks, Braves are professional sports franchises in town, there are always concerts in town. There are plenty of museums and cool places to go around town. Just don't forget to hit up Bobby Dodd on Saturdays!

    Food and Dining

    Remember, you are in downtown Atlanta, there are hundreds of places off campus to go eat, but if you want to stay on campus, check out the old Olympic Village. There are a wide variety of foods there, and I heard its all very good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't the greatest in the world, but you will create some great bonds with your friends in the dorms. The students at Tech seem very nice, and as far as I know, like to make the most out of their dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I hear, Tech is not an easy school at all. You will be challenged, but if you are having trouble, you can get help. Tech has a very high retention rate because of their great tutoring and collaborative minds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tech absolutely loves volunteer work and as many activities as possible. Also, take the SAT and ACT and send them both in, because they will SuperScore the best in each section together. For example, if all of your score are higher on your ACT, but you only get a 27 in math on your ACT, but you got a 690 on your SAT, they will take that score and SuperScore it with your other scores to make you look as good as possible.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a school that will give you excellent opportunities, great athletic events, and a campus/city life that will always keep you busy, Tech is your school. Located in the center of Atlanta, you are within walking distance of everywhere you would need to go. My favorite academic thing about Tech is that they have a co-op program that hooks you up with a business in your field so you can have what is essentially a paid internship, it is a great opportunity.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 145

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    Campus Safety

    Sometimes there are issues, but we have a legitimate police force and they're always looking for ways to improve safety. The one time I needed police assistance, they were speedy and took care of the problem. GTPD is also teaming up with APD to patrol the areas surrounding campus to increase safety as well.

    Greek Life

    It's a big part of the campus but you can be perfectly happy, well-rounded etc without being a part of it.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tech is full of traditions, that's part of why it's so great. They'll tell you all about them when you first get there.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is really high, but the degree will open so many doors for you.

    What to do for fun

    Tech Rec for bowling and pool tables, fraternity parties, football games, the drive-in theater in Atlanta... there are plenty of things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your studying and do a little bit of homework every night to avoid pulling all-nighters and cramming.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is hard and you have to keep up with your work but the environment is amazing. The campus is beautiful and there are so many opportunities available for students. It is worth the struggle.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 145

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    Campus Safety

    GTPD works very hard to keep campus safe. Most of the safety alerts have been basically asked for- walking around at night with your iPhone out, texting; falling asleep in your dorm with your door OPEN; walking around at night in a non-lit area alone. If you're safe and smart, you'll be fine. Plus, if there is an emergency, there are blue-light emergency telephones that call straight to the GTPD all around campus. There's also Jacket Guardian, which can set a timer letting the GTPD know you're going home alone- if you set off the timer they know you got home safe; if they don't, they use your phone's information to find you. And if you don't want to use Jacket Guardian, you can call the Stingerette to pick you up if you're out late studying and drive you to your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, there are multiple different organizations you can join. You can visit JacketPages for more detailed information.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, eager to learn, and motivated. If you're not motivated, you will not do well here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tech has some of the best college traditions I've ever seen, especially for freshmen, including the Freshman Cake Race! I will be participating in the Pi Mile later this year as well.

    Bang for the buck

    It's difficult to pay for Tech, in all honesty, and I'm in-state. There are all sorts of little fees that hit you hard, and I'm taking a lot of student loans to get through it. But it is absolutely worth it- with a Tech education you stand out to employers and essentially get job security.

    What to do for fun

    Football games (and any sport for that matter) are an absolute blast to go to. Also, there are over 500 organizations on campus, so you're bound to find something you're interested in!

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of the dining halls. There are three- 2 on east, Brittain and North Ave, and one on west, Woody's. Since I live on east, I've only been to Woody's once, and heard that while there is a variety it is generally not all that appetizing. Brittain has an ethnic variety but it generally stays the same, and they have a very lazy and rude staff. Breakfast is generally delicious though, depending on the time you go. North Ave is open until 2am M-Th, and is closed on the weekends; the food is the best quality of all of the dining halls, with International Fare and Wok options, but they repeat meals a lot. Overall, the dining is what you could expect on campus. In the Student Center there are restaurants like Chickfila, Taco Bell and Subway, and a food court on the second floor with places like Far East Fusion (one of my favorites), Dunkin Donuts and Great Wraps. The commercial variety is actually quite excellent in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    I live on east campus. The freshman dorms on east are a bit more run down than the newer ones on west- and I plan on living on west next year. If you're into football, greek life, and Waffle House, east campus is perfect for you. But if you're more into marching band (west is where they rehearse), a little more solitude and nature, then west is the place for you. West campus is also where the Campus Recreation Center is, and it is a wonderful gym. Overall, both east and west are about equal but it depends on what you're interested in and what fits you better. The dorms are prefurnished, and freshman dorms are basically shoe boxes, but what more can you expect?

    Academic Rigor

    There isn't an easy class at Tech, one where you don't have to do anything to get a B or an A. Sure, there are classes much easier than others, but they are all still very difficult. You won't get the grades you expect first semester- but don't let that get you down. You're not the only one having those problems. Tech is a very difficult school, all around. Expect to be challenged in ways you never thought you could, and don't get discouraged. Professors at Tech (in general) want the best for you and their tests are geared toward what they think you should learn, which is normally a difficult amount of material especially if you have two other tests in the same week.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you've been accepted to Georgia Tech, you're most likely in the top of your class, and used to getting by pretty easily in high school. That will not be the case here- everyone at Georgia Tech was the top of their class, and now you're in classes with all of them, competing for the curve with them. Tech is hard- but if you perfect your time management, learn how to study and take everything seriously, you'll do very well. Do remember to have fun though, or else you really will go crazy.

  • 06/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    GA Tech is great for students interested in all kinds of engineering, computer science, architecture, science, and business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study a lot and work hard for your grades. Get involved in campus life. Make good friends that will enhance your college experience. Take some time every day to stop and smell the roses.

    Bang for the buck

    Some may say that Georgia Tech is expensive. I say, you get what you pay for. A degree from Georgia Tech is impressive and will open the doors to so many more opportunities.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have found my home away from home at Georgia Tech. I am a Computer Science major. The College of Computing has such a wonderful sense of community. They are my family here at Georgia Tech. We are always working on projects we create outside of class. We challenge each other to be the best at what we do. We spend practically every waking hour in the organizations room where we study together and create apps and various other amazing feats of computing programming. I liken us to the movie X Men Origins. We are a family with many talents. We bring out the best in each other, and together or apart, what we are learning here at Georgia Tech will enable us to achieve awesome things.

    Academic Rigor

    I am definitely learning a lot inside an outside the classroom. I'm involved in several groups and am applying what I learn in classes to my life outside the classroom.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 145

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is up to a challenge, and creative in their ways of getting help is a great fit. On top of that, Tech does have a great social aspect to it. As students, we work hard and get to let loose on the weekends with our closest friends in the great city of Atlanta. If you are someone who works hard and enjoys being pushed, but still can balance a social life and some hobbies like community service or music with it then Tech is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that if Georgia Tech accepted you, they know you are worthy of the academic rigor at the school. They accepted you knowing that you would be challenged, but they saw your hard work ethic in your application and knew you would succeed. Georgia Tech is going to be tough, but the friendships you make, the academic respect you gain, and the knowledge you earn make it worth the challenge. I can't believe I even considered other schools when applying and making my decision.

    Bang for the buck

    It's been listed at one of the top 10 public schools in the nation. Most interviewers who see Georgia Tech listed as the college attended on a student's resume automatically give a huge amount of credit and respect to the applicant. The grade point averages are a bit lower here because the classes are so much more difficult, but it makes real-world problems that much easier when you've been pushed so hard through college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I fell in love with Tech before I even was enrolled. All the students at the school work just as hard as you do, and are willing to put in just as much effort as you are into projects and studying, quite a change from the high school atmosphere where you're used to being known as the over-achiever. Here we're all overachievers, and all hard-workers. I love the study atmosphere, and the attitude of students outside of the classroom and the library. Everyone meshes really well here because we're all like-minded and hardworking students, who love having fun on the weekends and studying late into the night on weekdays.

    Am learning a lot

    I have been pushed in all of my classes since becoming enrolled. The professors assign homework and tests that really push you to study immensely. I feel like the professors really know how to challenge kids, and get them to learn. For example, it took me a semester to develop my skills, but I am now fairly fluent in the computer language MATLAB. It may sound scary, learning computer programming and calculus 2, but with the time you put into your studies to make the grades, you'll find you learn a TON here.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    i'd definitely recommend submitting your application by november 1st for those juniors considering applying to gatech. i found out about my admittance by december 16th!!! now i have a lot more time to plan towards next year :d

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The GTPD are always strollin' around and doing work. They are constantly implementing new programs and ways to keep us safe including the new Jacket Guardians phone app. The campus feels like a bubble, protected from the dangers of Midtown Atlanta.

    Bang for the buck

    The education is amazing, it also is currently ranked #1 in the investment of your money

    What to do for fun

    They have a club for everything. EVERYTHING.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls just got renovated this year and there's a new one on campus that always has different options for all kinds of diets.

    Dorm Life

    They have programs for Freshman that are always entertaining, and brand new (relatively) West Campus dorms that were built for the 1996 Olympians.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload is intense, but that's why you're going to Georgia Tech

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get overwhelmed by the work, there is a lot. Stay on top of your game and don't fall behind.

    In three sentences

    I don't know what to say in three sentences, there is a lot. It's mostly about the workload though. It's certainly a great school and if you're smart, studious, have a great work ethic, (and don't get into MIT), this is the right place.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are often robberies on campus. GT police are very present on campus, but simple good habits can prevent robberies etc. Always remember that although GT seems safe, it is in the middle of Atlanta.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is excellent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything, and it's easy to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, involved students will thrive here. You must have a good worth ethic and time management skills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The T-Book has all traditions and is given to you upon orientation. It is suggested that freshmen read through them and attempt to see/complete all traditions. Freshmen are also given RAT caps (recently acquired tech students) and the marching band still practices mandatory wearing of the caps for freshmen.

    Bang for the buck

    The best value for the education you are getting. A GT degree speaks volumes.

    What to do for fun

    GT is close to many concert venues and is right by Centennial Park where the Aquarium and World of Coke are. GT puts on events such as homecoming and I <3 GT week that offer free food and entertainment. The student center screens movies and has events such as midnight breakfast. There's always something going on and the events are always well advertised.

    Food and Dining

    The new North Avenue dining hall is open 24 hours M-Th but closed on weekends. The food there is good, but the menu rarely changes. Woody's on west campus has the best variety of food and rotating menu. Brittain on East campus doesn't have the best food but does cater to many ethnicities (vegetarian, religious holidays, etc)

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms on west campus are larger and have better facilities, but are far from the center of campus. East campus is close to greek row, most classes, and the stadium, but date back to the 50's. Peer leaders plan events for freshmen and offer counseling. There is always an RA on duty in case of emergency or lockout.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, there is no such thing as an 'easy' class at Tech. Professors are demanding but often make exceptions for poor scores if you actively seek their help and put in ample effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia Tech academics are difficult and you will need to spend much more time studying than you did in high school. Be ready to be humbled, many other students did just as well if not better than you in high school, and will compete with you for top scores. Be willing to put in extra effort for the next four years.

    In three sentences

    Best post-grad hire rate, many companies hire exclusively from GT. Great campus life rich in tradition. Many buildings on campus are getting upgrades and the new facilities on campus are state of the art.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There can be a few robberies. However, these are usually extremely late nights and involves a student walking alone. The campus does have its own policing service and they are very kind and respectful to students.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty lively and they host many parties for all the students to enjoy.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs ranging from archery to fencing. Tech guarantees something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, Science lovers, Students who wish to push and excel. Students who want a real college and higher education experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not want to spoil the surprise :)

    Bang for the buck

    Take part in the many internship and Co-oping programs they offer. These programs usually guarantee jobs after graduation.

    What to do for fun

    There are many inter mural sports and activities for students to join. The campus also has a wide array of social events on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    There are 4 dinning halls which serve exceptional breakfast and lunches. However, the dinner options are limited.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are usually cramped and small. There is little personal space. However, students can get apartments in which they have their own rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering and science courses and be particular demanding and the professors do not make it any easier. Getting A's will require maximum effort but in return be extremely rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your roommates and hall mates well. Friendships can be an indispensable asset which may help you academically, emotionally and socially.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a school which promises rewarding academic and social experiences. It is a school where everyone can find his or her calling and friends. It gets a 4/5 for overall experience.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Quality food and dining is very accessible on campus and off campus, as Georgia Tech is located in large city.

    Dorm Life

    Dr. Ferri did not suggest being in a group of one's specific major as part of the college experience is getting to know many different kinds of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Dr. Ferri said that Georgia Tech is very challenging, but there is help through professors, peers, and professional tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    E-mail faculty about visiting yourself, as a student. Dr. Ferri encouraged students who contacted him directly instead of having their parents contact him. Also, he recommended meeting each one of your professors personally and participating in co-ops or internships.

    In three sentences

    I visited Dr. Ferri, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He talked about how students were involved with the professors' research and gave a personal tour around the mechanical engineering facilities.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have on campus police and they are prompt and courteous.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are focused and determined and now what your career path is and if it is engineering this is an excellent school for you.

    What to do for fun

    The omlypics was held here a couple of years back so we have a state of the arts Gymnasium with olympic size swimming pools and diving platforms. So I spend much of my free time in the gym. As well, there is much to do in the city of Atlanta, GA. and there is always something going on on the campus of GA Tech.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is on the bottom floor of my dorm and the food has been really good.

    Dorm Life

    I was lucky to get into an upper classman dorm, therefore I am sharing a bathroom between two rooms and I love it. My room mate is normally gone ont he weekends which leaves me some alone time to study and sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    I was 5th in my class and I thought my classes would be much harder than they are. They are not easy and still pose a challenge but I am not overly over whelmed by the work or the workload. Again, you must stay focused. We are here to earn a degree from one of the top engineering schools in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the best tips given to me prior to the semester starting was to make sure I prioritize and stay focused. There is a lot of homework and it is so easy to fall behind but if you are focused and balance your time you really can achieve your goals here with good grades.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the top schools for Engineering. The instructors are very knowledgeable, experienced in the field of Engineering and offer a challenge to your learning. The school is state of the art and I am honored to be a student here.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ask about a man called George B. Burdell.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there is a bowling alley, swimming pools, rock climbing wall, gym, sports arenas, and library. Being in the heart of Atlanta there is Six Flags Over Georgia, Stone Mountain, and endless clubs, parks, and public events.

    Food and Dining

    The food court at the student service center is much like one at a mall. There is a wide selection of choices including a Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, and Pizza. At Tech Square there is a Moe's, Subway, Waffle House and many more restaurants. The Starbucks at the library is the most successful in the southeastern USA.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech rest among the top ten engineering schools in the USA for good reason. Expect to spend almost all your waking hours preparing for the next assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of campus services. When tasked with building projects the invention studio can be a life saver. If possible get advanced placement credit for core classes like English and Calculus.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is one of the top engineering schools in the USA. The top programs being Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Biochemistry.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    CRC is great!! Hang out with friends always something going on!

    Food and Dining

    Brittain for breakfast and lunch. North Ave for dinner. and Highland Bakery when you have some extra money.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year is great. As long as you make the effort to meet people, you will find someone with the same interests.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, but they are preparing you for what comes next.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your math. Get sleep. Its not as bad as it seems

    In three sentences

    Hard work. Lots of fun. Great Education

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency call boxes visible all across campus. GTPD patrolling all the time. Stingerette will pick you up any time of the night and take you anywhere on campus for free.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus. You can definitely find many that interest you.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious students who are ready for a challenge. Students interested in STEM fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    George P. Burdell is a fictional GT student who holds degrees in every major at Tech. Also, students steal 'T's from signs around campus, because they can't steal the T from Tech Tower. You will get in trouble if you're caught, though!

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive for out-of-state students, but cheaper than most private schools. It's also well-known, which is a great help when it comes to employment.

    What to do for fun

    Atlanta is full of great stuff to do! There's also a lot of stuff on campus, like student productions, Tech Rec, Under the Couch, the CRC, and occasionally an event put on by Tech. There are also numerous organizations to join, like ballroom dancing and car building. There are also intramural sports and club sports, and varsity athletic games in various sports you can attend for free.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety, usually tastes great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms vary in size and quality, but overall dorm life is great. However, maintenance still has not fixed the hot water in my dorm; I have been taking cold showers for months!

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging, but you learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for early admission. Otherwise, the chance to get scholarships from the financial aid office is just about zero.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is great: the students and staff are friendly and supportive. The campus is beautiful, and you can hardly tell you are in the middle of Atlanta. The academics and clubs are top-notch.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    Atlanta. Nuff said.

    Will learn a lot

    There is a plethora of opportunities to learn and expand your horizons here. The research facilities are amazing. The number of undergraduate research projects, overseas study opportunities, and special community service projects guarantee you are able to apply in the real world what is delivered in the classroom through books, lecture, and labs.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The college is great for people who can handle a lot of work and take pride in themselves to get things done. To be honest, you'll meet some people here with awesome ideas, anyone can meet someone with similar interests at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    study, study, study! You need to develop good study habits before you get here.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is probably the best value for students living in Georgia, the in-state tuition is not that bad (around $2,400 per semester) and is widely recognized as a prestigious engineering institute. A degree from Georgia Tech will go a long way.

    Am enjoying being here

    Attending this school is a lot of work but...it's good for you i guess. There are a lot of things you can do here to take your mind off the workload, such as a huge variety of clubs and activities. I am currently a member of the Georgia Tech Rugby Club, which is a lot of fun and is a great way to take my mind off the difficult workload.

    Am learning a lot

    It kicks your butt, but you learn a lot here, about yourself and the subject material. The coursework is difficult and time-consuming, which is good in the sense that you'll learn excellent time management techniques and by graduation, you'll be able to solve just about every problem. They say your career will never be as hard as your time at Georgia Tech.

  • 07/23/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend getting involved in some type of club or sport. Otherwise, a lot of students get caught up in the large amount of school work and don't do much else. Those who are involved seem much happier.

    Did enjoy being here

    I joined a sport on campus, and it really helped me balance fun and school work. However, it also made for a very busy schedule and not much time for finding a way to enjoy my studies.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Technologically advanced, nerds, asians, management, business, and definately engineering!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here. You will love it. Just know the best way to study. It's a different universe than high school.

    Bang for the buck

    I am actually attending Tech for completely FREE. They have a scholarship called the Tech Promise for accepted students with a great financial need. I get to go to Tech for 8 semesters (4 years) for free. It's not a loan, and I won't owe the college anything. The only thing I have had to pay for is books, off campus food, and laundry.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a big change going from a small, spread out town in the mountains to a large city. I love it, though! The campus is so big, yet it's so small. Everything is within walking distance and they make sure it always looks so beautiful!

    Am learning a lot

    I have yet to have a completely useless class here. It seems that most of the professors here know what they are doing and make a point to teach you what you need to know!

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    To start really basic, Tech is great for the nerdy kid (like myself) who has always had an interest in almost any kind of science. To survive at Tech, you need a strong work ethic, time management skills, and the ability to balance the various responsibilities of becoming an adult. Tech isn't all work, though. It's important that students also be able to relax and enjoy their time and friends at Tech. The most important skill to have is being able to manage the so-called College Triangle, so that you can have sleep, socialization, and achievement while at Tech.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to put forth plenty of effort and work. The first semester is one of the most difficult. Nearly all of the classes in the Freshman term are for weeding out the people who are not prepared to be diligent and manage their time. But, mind, you don't have to be the perfect student, or the perfect thinker. Tech puts forth numerous opportunities to help its students and they are not looking for perfect students. Tech looks for people who are interested in their subject matter and who want to learn.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech, admittedly, is a bit expensive. There is definitely a bill that comes with attending this school, but with the loyalty they have to their students it's worth it. I believe I'm receiving a high-quality education and making a number of long-lasting friendships. Beyond this, Tech is more than willing to accommodate and assist students who exhibit financial needs or struggles.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have to admit being a bit biased as Tech has been my dream school for some years, but it has not let me down. The people here are extremely kind and polite, the professors are capable and engaging, and there's never a shortage of things to do either on campus or in the Atlanta area. The Tech populus is diverse, open-minded, and highly innovative.

    Am learning a lot

    I took five classes for my Freshman Fall semester to a total of 17 credit-hours. To say the least, it was a lot of work, but I definitely learned more here than I ever could have imagined. The professors are absolutely engaging and very interactive, always willing to help students individually even in these larger classes.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Involved, those with good time management skills, those who require little if no sleep, and those who work well under stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go Greek! Stereotypes do not apply to Greek life at Georgia Tech.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive for out of state students and textbooks are ridiculous. Textbooks run $400-700 a semester at the book store and $200-500 if you buy them used online.

    Am enjoying being here

    To really enjoy your time here, you need to get involved as soon as you get to campus - do not wait because you're worried about how hard it will be or how much time class/homework will take up.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn more from my text books than my professors

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Please apply to this school! You'll get some of the best education offered in the United States and you'll enjoy yourself as you're making your way through it! If you haven't applied yet, do it! Make sure to send in plenty of recommendation letters, your resume, write a great essay, and you're in! Keep up the hard work and prepare yourself for a good time!

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student paying for college completely on my own, I have to say that money matters a lot to me. Making sure that money is not wasted is a top priority. So far, the schooling has been my money's worth, the friendships and memories are priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am loving my time at Georgia Tech. My best advice is to join a sport. I jumped right into the Crew team. The team took me in and now I am fit and my stress levels are low. With the high intensity homework load, a stress reliever is definitely necessary. Along with our amazing sports teams, we have the entire city of Atlanta to enjoy. Good food, good friends, good times.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech is definitely a top-notch school. I've learned more in this semester academically than I have in all of high-school. More importantly, I've learned more about myself. This school is nationally known for its difficulty in the Engineering fields and as a Civil Engineering major myself, I completely agree with the rumors. Yet, with all its hardness, I've learned that I'm stronger and that I can handle more than I imagined. It is a challenging course load but it is worth it. Tech has taught me how to be an engineer, how manage time, and how to enjoy learning overall.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who: Artsy, Technology Savy, Watchers of Dexters Laboratory, Creative, Imaginative, Innovative, Smart, Average Intelligence, Want to be smart, Want to be smarter, Want to be challenged

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are prepared mentally for the level of difficulty and the hugh amount of workload that will be dumbed on you. To be a Techie, you would had to have realized that you are already one. good luck

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    1. Academically-strong, hard-working individuals. No matter what, you're going to get your butt kicked your first year, plain and simple. 2. People who can balance their time between work and play 3. People who like getting involved

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Make sure you have a strong work ethic. Georgia Tech is not for academically-lazy students. 2. Have a bangin' resume. Test scores and class rank are important factors, but if you did not participate in sports, clubs, or volunteer service, you don't have much of a chance. 3. Take both the SAT and ACT. Also, take some of the Subject Tests. Those always look good. 4. Don't slack off your senior year, plain and simple.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive. I have in-state tuition, so my costs are less than others. However, housing is the same for all, and it is ridiculously priced. Freshman dorms are absolutely terrible and are extremely overpriced. But the amount you pay for tuition is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Personally, I am not enjoying my time here. I have realized that a military college is more of my style, and I do plan to transfer after my spring semester. However, if you love the city, Georgia Tech is located in the heart of Atlanta. There is a ton to do on campus, like intramurals and hundreds of clubs and activities. The surrounding city has tons of great restaurants and malls. MARTA is located right off campus, so the city is practically limitless. However, once you leave campus, you're on your own; Atlanta is dangerous.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech is widely known for their academics, and there's a reason why. Every course I have taken has been quite challenging (even marching band), but each has taught me valuable information that I will continue to use throughout my college career. Lectures tend to be large but very informative. Since larger lectures are broken into recitation classes, all students are able to get individual attention.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering majors for sure, science research is also great, psychology majors interested in the aging process will also be in great place with plenty of the technology useful for these applications

    Tips for prospective students

    For getting in: maintain your GPA, use SAT/ACT study books to do well on these tests as the average scores are quite high Once you're in: Keep working at it! Find something you are passionate about

    Bang for the buck

    With its rankings consistently being in the top 10, plenty of opportunities to get involved in undergraduate research, internships, and co-ops graduating from Georgia Tech is well worth the money especially if you are an in state student.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tech traditions are awesome to say the least. From football games to midnight breakfast during finals week, there are many events that I have attended that all students even from previous generations of alumni can partake in and feel like a community.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgia Tech is certainly and very challenging school and requires much dedication and hard work. This said, this creates a competitive atmosphere where students really strive to learn the most that they can to further themselves in their college education.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    being in the middle of downtown atlanta, you have to be able to make smart decisions. there are police constantly throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life at tech is a fun experience, yet not overwhelming. the campus is around 30-40% greek, so there is no pressure to be involved. but going greek is a great way to become involved on campus.

    What to do for fun

    living in atlanta, ga can be both fun and constricting. if a car is accessible, there are many options of entertainment in and near downtown atlanta. on campus, there are plenty of clubs and organizations to become involved in.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining is acceptable. there are three dining halls, a food court with fast-food opinions, and opinions just off-campus.

    Dorm Life

    as a freshman, dorm life is not the highlight of the college experience. the dorms have many technical and spacial issues. yet, upperclassmen dorms are much better.

    Academic Rigor

    georgia tech is known for their tough academic rigor. yet with proper study techniques, time commitment, and an ambitious attitude, the classes become very manageable. the professors are there to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are thinking of enrolling in georgia tech, be sure to think about what you are interested in studying. although you do not have to declare your major early, there are many advantages in knowing your general direction of interest. georgia tech is difficult as far as class rigor, but the classes are not impossible.

    In three sentences

    in a nutshell, georgia institute of technology is a fantastic college for students looking to become strong candidates in the research and business industry. the standard is set high for their students, yet the institute provides encouragement and aide in assisting the student to achieve their goal. every school has pros and cons, yet georgia tech has a heavier weight on the pros as far as allowing the students to be successful in their careers.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    tech is in the heart of atlanta. there will always be crime. never walk alone late at night. its not safe.

    Greek Life

    sorry, not a part of. but is a great way to be socially integrated.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs for almost everyone at tech. they can be hard to find, but there is one out there that is perfect for you.

    Great for these types of students

    geeks!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    steal a t.

    Bang for the buck

    georgia tech has the highest return in the nation. its (fairly) cheap and most of its grads are rich.

    What to do for fun

    join a club or greek life. its the only way to really social network.

    Food and Dining

    in order of best to worst food: north ave, brittain, woody's. in general, the food is edible to okay.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms themselves are not very nice. they are small, but given the right roommate situation, its okay. live on west campus.

    Academic Rigor

    generally, tech classes are difficult. not impossible, but you must put in time and effort to do well. at tech, well means not failing.

    Tips for prospective students

    -live on west campus, the dorms are so much bigger, cleaner, and just better -get involved as much as possible your freshman year, you won't have time later -the culc and the library will become your third home, embrace it and come prepared with snacks for long visits

    In three sentences

    georgia tech is the go to school for engineering. the college, as a whole, is very geared towards science, math and technology. if you're looking for an artsy school that foster creativity and keeps continual one on one contact with its students, run away.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    georgia tech is a great value. you get a world class education for a public college price.

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of intramural sports to join and a ton of clubs. there are also plenty of sororities and fraternities to join.

    Food and Dining

    it's typical cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are not great, but also not unlivable. west campus has newer dorms but less social life. east is close to everything, but the dorms are older.

    Academic Rigor

    it's a tough school, but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to apply for housing early or you will get stuck in a horrible dorm.

    In three sentences

    georgia tech is a great school, it has all the benefits of a large city (atlanta) without losing the convenience of an actual campus. the professors are knowledgeable and mostly helpful. there are plenty of organizations to become involved in.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    definitely worth the cash, especially if in state.

    What to do for fun

    atlanta! huge city with tons to do.

    Food and Dining

    the dinning halls are not that great but the on campus restaurants are.

    Dorm Life

    super fun! lots of activities.

    Academic Rigor

    very difficult but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    study a lot and go to every class.

    In three sentences

    it is the best place to go for engineering in georgia. i love the on campus activities. i know in the future i will be able to get jobs easily.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    it is in the middle of atlanta...there are millions of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    the north avenue dining hall is modern and has many options.

    Dorm Life

    dont have much expereince here.

    Academic Rigor

    unparalleled education comes with a price, competition. those wishing to succeed at georgia tech must treat school as a job.

    Tips for prospective students

    take a hard course load senior year so that you can become acclimated to a strenuous work environment.

    In three sentences

    it is a competitive environment filled with people wanting to learn. it has nearly unlimited resources. you just have to be willing to work for it.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus security has stepped up to provide protection for everyone at all hours of the day. it is still advisable to walk with a friend at night, but there haven't been any problems since the increased security.

    What to do for fun

    there are always parties going on during the weekend. there are also several clubs nearby along with museums, parks, and whatever else you can think of.

    Food and Dining

    international buffet with several stations that allows you to customize your meal to fit your diet. each dining hall is different and has something unique to bring to the plate (literally).

    Dorm Life

    the rooms are a bit cramped, but chances are, you won't be spending much time in there. and, even if you are, they're just right for studying or a small group of friends to hang out. being in the center of atlanta, you can never run out of things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    your patience, knowledge, and stress will definitely be tested here.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't waste your weeks. study and do homework throughout the week and save the relaxation for the weekends.

    In three sentences

    georgia tech is most certainly a difficult college. yet, the potential of every student here is obvious. this is a great place if you plan on going far in the engineering field.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You can run, ride a bike, or go downtown Atlanta to shop!

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to STUDY!!!

    In three sentences

    This institute has a warm atmosphere. It is great for any kind of engineering. It is in the heart of Atlanta.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Fantastic school and location.

    What to do for fun

    Just about whatever you want. Concerts, shows, running, movies, shopping, sports, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Dining options are numerous. Dining hall food is just that, dining hall food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an essential part of the college experience. Freshmen dorms are lots of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    School is hard, but doable. Make friends in class to study with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your classes, makes everything easier. Get a bike.

    In three sentences

    I love Georgia Tech. The campus is fantastic, right in the middle of downtown Atlanta, within walking distance of nearly everything one could want. You will get a fantastic education.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    When I visited the campus the students that I talked with were very comfortable wandering around the campus. They all practiced basic safety: making sure to tell others where they were going to be as well as traveling in groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    There appear to be clubs and activities for everything, and if a club or activity doesn't exist it is simple to start one.

    Food and Dining

    Where you live will affect which dining hall you will have the best access to. All of them offer a variety of foods for students to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    West campus has the more recently renovated dorms, but is also slightly farther from classes than East campus is. The dorm rooms in both locations tend to be small, but there plenty of things to do around campus; so spending time in a cosy dorm won't really bother people.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech has tough academics, but the students that I have met say that the academics can be hard, but when you are studying what you want to study, it's worth it. It's important to keep in mind that there are other students and professors around that can be asked questions when you don't understand something.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech offers various learning and work opportunities in the immediate area as well as abroad. The Co-op and internship opportunities seem quite

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking to challenge themselves and better themselves.

    Bang for the buck

    Ranked top in Georgia for best turnaround of your money. 22 in nation.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some sort of activity going on around campus to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Great options and a wide variety to choose from. From dining halls to outside vendors.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging. You will have to apply yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and keep pushing to the top.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is an excellent college. It definitely challenges me on a daily basis and encourages intellectual growth.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Georgia Tech is in the middle of Atlanta, one of the largest cities in The South. There are so many things to do in Atlanta within walking range. The Phillips Arena, where many large concerts are held along with the Atlanta Hawks basketball games and many theater shows, is a ten minute walk from campus. The World of Coke and The Georgia Aquarium are also a ten minute walk and offer plenty of fun. The sporting events held on campus are also a blast, and most games are free to attend for students.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining halls is amazing. I ate dining hall food every day and never ever got sick of it. There are so many options to choose from at the buffets and there is something for every type of picky eater. Not only are the dining halls amazing, but the meal plans come with some money to spend on the restaurants around campus. There are so many great restaurants to choose from around campus, including most major fast food stores and the food court has restaurants serving food from around the globe.

    Dorm Life

    Almost all freshmen live in the dorms the first year. The community is amazing and the Resident Advisers are chosen through a rigorous selection process. There are an incredible amount of organized events around the dorms to get freshmen together and interacting. You are bound to make dozens of friends in the first few days living in the dorms, and some of those friends will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech is by far the hardest school in the state, but it is also one of the most prestigious schools in the southeast. The classes here are very hard, but they prepare you and help develop hard-working habits for the future. All of the classes you take will be applicable later on in your major classes, and that is the best thing about the difficulty of the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend taking AP courses in high school, or try some sort of dual-enrollment to get some of your core classes out of the way because those are by far the hardest, and the most difficult to get good times and teachers. Also, it would be extremely beneficial to develop strong study habits in high school because they will be essential at Georgia Tech.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is an amazing school for every single major offered here. The services provided here and above and beyond any public university you can think of: providing internships, making sure all of your paperwork is correct, and helping graduates find jobs. Not only is the school a great place for your future, but also is an incredibly fun place to spend time, with almost infinite entertaining options to choose from.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although we are close to Atlanta, the GTPD (Georgia Tech Police Department) do a fine job on patrolling and notifying students when there is a crime.

    Greek Life

    There are many, many fraternities and sororities. They are generally existent to party, but they dedicate their resources to helping students achieve as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not participated in many of the clubs myself, but there are clubs for everyone and they are very easy to join. In general, many are very accepting and I have never heard of an elitist club. At Tech, school is hard and the people who join clubs just want to let off steam and have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerdy kids. There are no end to them here, and it's actually a great thing. It makes competition very high, but life enjoyable because many students of the same intelligence are gathered. Often times, you will meet kids who are very smart, but slightly lazy, giving them procrastinating and fun-loving people that are easy to get along with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We love to hate the University of Georgia.

    Bang for the buck

    There is no doubt that an education at Tech will provide the skills and mindset for a successful job, especially if you are able to get ahold of an internship or a co-op (great programs). Some people graduate and are immediately hired, which is the prime purpose for graduating college, right?

    What to do for fun

    Tech does a good job of keeping its students entertained with gamefests, petting zoos, trips to the aquarium, and more. However, if there is nothing to do, there is Atlantic Station to visit, and if you want to go farther, you can easily drive to the heart of Atlanta itself.

    Food and Dining

    Brittain, Woodruff, and North Avenue are the three dining halls, and they do a fair enough job with cooking, but like any restaurant, if you go constantly, you will get tired of the food. No foodborne illnesses though!

    Dorm Life

    They have renovated the dorms greatly and most of them are in great shape. I personally never had any problems with bugs or rodents, and some of my new friends are from my hallway. West campus housing is cleaner than East, but East campus is where all of the parties are.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not easy. At one point in Georgia Tech history, during freshman orientation, they would once say, Look to your left. Now look to your right. You probably won't see those two people at graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Delve into aspects of your major before entering college, whether it be learning a programming language or gaining an interest in vehicles and their parts. You need to be able to teach yourself just as well as your favorite high school teacher was able to teach you.

    In three sentences

    You're talking about a school that is (in)famous for the difficulty of its courses, and you will find that if you come to Georgia Tech, the claims are not exaggerated at all. However, Georgia Tech provides the resources and challenges that allow any student to thrive, but be constantly on his or her toes. It is not a school for people who want to slack off and you must work for success, but the success you will receive is plentiful and bountiful.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You are located in Atlanta! So whatever you want to do! :D

    Food and Dining

    Food EVERYWHERE :D

    Dorm Life

    People always out and about and it is great way to meet people

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of work but rewarding in the end

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Take a tour around campus. Talk to actual students and see if they college is right for you

    In three sentences

    Awesome place to be! People are very nice! Academics are demanding but guaranteed job when you graduate.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People say areas are dangerous. It's in a city with a fairly high crime rate. The campus police are amazing and make extraordinary efforts to keep all students safe. Don't be an idiot walking around looking like a lost student at 3 in the morning and you'll be fine. It's safe as long as you have common sense.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    George P Burdell. Google it. Stealing the T.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Make friends with people who study. It makes life easier.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a challenging school that works hard to get its students good co-ops and jobs. Students here are very career focused. The social aspect of college exists but it is much more academic and career focused.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia Tech Police are super cool and friendly. They are very good at their job, and don't let many bad things happen. Also, there are security posts all over campus that one can press if they need help, and GT Police will be on their way. I have been at GT for a year now, and I have only heard of one incident happening on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great! Everyone is friendly to each other, and they are very welcoming. Also, many fraternities and sororities to much philanthropy work to help the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities, that the down side is only being able to choose a few that fit in your schedule. I am Finance Leader of Engineers Without Borders, and we will be traveling to Honduras and building a water system leading to everyone's home in a small community.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are someone who likes to work hard and is dedicated to your life goals, and like to have fun and enjoy life, then GT is the perfect place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Clough Commons building is a wonderful building. There are four floors where people can go and study, and also there is a Starbucks on the second floor along with vending machines on every floor. Also, you can go on the roof and enjoy the fresh air while having a beautiful view of campus and Atlanta.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm out of state so tuition is fairly high, but I know that I will be paying off all of my debts soon after graduation.

    What to do for fun

    Play sports, party, hang out with friends at the park/city/pool.

    Food and Dining

    If you go to the dining hall during a busy time, the food is good and fresh. On the other hand, it can be nothing special.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone in the dorms are very friendly, and the custodians do an excellent job at keeping the halls and bathrooms clean. Also, it is fairly quiet so work/studying can get done in your own room/lounge.

    Academic Rigor

    You will graduate from GT having a strong academic background and a high willingness to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to work, but also get ready to have fun.

    In three sentences

    It is a lot of work, but I know it will be extremely rewarding. I love GT because the campus is very lively, and people like to do more than study. Also, GT offers one of the best educations in the world.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you are smart and not out by yourself in the middle of the night you should be fine. I personally have not had any problems with campus safety, but it is the middle of Atlanta.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of Greek Life, so I cannot comment on this.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and associations around campus to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds, I know it sounds cliche but I've found that alot of the jokes and things around campus are only gotten by people that fit in that stereotype.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stealing all the T's around campus is the most unusual tradition I have seen so far.

    Bang for the buck

    I have read online that Georgia Tech is the most return on your money, I have yet to see it because I am still a student.

    What to do for fun

    Don't stay in your room by yourself, get to know people and go study together or head out to the ample green spaces around campus.

    Food and Dining

    West campus is horrible for dining; east campus is where you will be walking to if you want to eat well.

    Dorm Life

    Get to know people! A lot of people are not openly social, but once you talk to them a bit they open up.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult, but the teachers are there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you know how to study, and that you always attend class. Attending class isn't fun, but it improves your grade a ton.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, Georgia Tech is all about academics, but other things as well. There are a ton of clubs and associations to get involved with, and you can even make your own. Also, there are a lot of really awesome people that attend.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Barely any protection from outside crime

    Greek Life

    There are fraternity & sorority parties almost everyday. They are very easy to join, and most of the people are extremely friendly.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working,dedicated,can teach themselves

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once a semester during dead week, the band plays loud music outside of the freshmen dorms at 1am to wake them.

    What to do for fun

    Study at the library

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, play harder

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a a prestigious university. The coursework is challenging and vigorous, but the payoff in the end is completely worth it. The campus is socially unique because of the high diversity.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    You shouldn't walk alone at night.

    Greek Life

    Rush isn't super-intense like in some schools but it's decently intense. there are tons of frats and about 7 main sororities

    Great for these types of students

    There are the typical nerdy people who go there but there's also actually a surprisingly large amount of well-rounded people who are very friendly but also value their education.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially for in-state residents receiving hope, it's a great value!

    What to do for fun

    Great concert venues nearby, plenty of parties, great restaurants nearby (like the Vortex and Chow Baby), tailgate, go to games, shop

    Tips for prospective students

    Although people do like to party here a lot, you have to remember to focus on your grades because they can slip quite easily.

    In three sentences

    Located in a great city; but you must work hard; very open, diverse, and friendly community of students.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe. We have our own police and also undercover police to look for suspicious behaviors.

    Greek Life

    Thre are parties every weekends, if you have time which I never did.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Library is open 24 hours but you don't want to be walking by yourself late at night. There is a service with the university that you can call and will drive you anywhere within 5 miles radius.

    What to do for fun

    There are all types of activities whatever you think you like, whatever is your hobby there is some activity that involves it.

    Food and Dining

    Very good food and different varieties for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Just visited them but I hear they are good.

    Tips for prospective students

    No procrastinate. If you delay one week work, you will spend the rest of the term behind.

    In three sentences

    The classes at my school are very helpful. The faculty and staff are friendly and are always ready to give you a push. Exams and homework are reasonable.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Located in downtown Atlanta, many fun things await the prospective student. They include: World of Coca~Cola, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Hard Rock Cafe, and also many large and beautiful theaters.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not sure...but my friends say it's good.

    Dorm Life

    From its website and what I know personally, the dorms and building are fantastic. The roommates too!

    Academic Rigor

    It is number 36 this year, so the courses are obviously rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Personally, this is a great school. It's also in Atlanta, so it's a great pick for those who want to go to a prestigious college and also want to go have fun while you're attending it.

    In three sentences

    The in-state student tuition is good and affordable. It ranks in the top 50s in the US. It is one of my top choices.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The georgia Tech police is constantly passing through campus at night at during the day. We have ongoing transportation which will pick you up and drop you from those late night studies. During the day buses are constantly going through campus taking you from your dorm to you class.

    Greek Life

    We have a lot of both sororities and fraternities ! On the weekends these bring life to our campus and are the source of entertainment for many!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's clubs and activities for every type of student. There's a drama club, hispanic club, major clubs, community service clubs, and every other activity that you can think of!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy getting involved. It provides many opportunities and you have to take advantage of them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia Tech has had a tradition going throughout the years which involves stealing the T's around campus. So don't be surprised if most signs are missing a T.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Tech is not as expensive as private school and provides even better opportunities than many others! Good education, school spirit, and a beautiful campus.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in everything you can ! Clubs will do many activities with their members in which you will surely have a good time. Go to the plays done by students which provide a different opportunity for entertainment. And lastly go to all of the sports games you can! The school spirit in these will definitely get you to have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    There are three different dinning halls and many other places to eat at campus. You have a great variety of food to chose from and you will definitely get addicted to Chick fil'a if you are not already! Each dinning hall prepares good and bad food, as for every dinning place it depends on your taste.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is is really good especially for freshman students. Don't expect to have the same commodities as in you house but the rooms are pretty good. Dorms do many activities to unify their residents. This way you will meet a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are hard but completely possible. Studying is completely necessary but doing everything on time will leave time to enjoy other activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in every activity you like! Activities will help you meet other people and at the same time keep your mind of the studies. Also be organized. If you do everything on time you will have no problem at this college.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a challenging school that provides students with the needed tools to progress in the working environment. Its variety of cultures makes it a warm and fun environment. It offers its students many different opportunities in which we can develop innovating ideas.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police make it a prioity to keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    I wouldnt know, I am not part.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type really. Type a personality.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cake race... early morning tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    The degree return is number 1 in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Atlanta is your playground.

    Food and Dining

    Cant be picky, the dining halls are nice. Atlanta offers a ton of food options as well.

    Dorm Life

    Not bad at all, I am actually an RA.

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely challenging, but much help is provided by the institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take school seriously and learn to study. Otherwise you will be left in the dust.

    In three sentences

    Ga Tech offers a rigorous course load while providing a wonderful campus experience in the hart of Atlanta. Not only is the pay off of the the hard work rewarding, but it comes with a prestigious degree and the prospect of a nice job.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Because of its size Georgia Tech offers a huge variety of food and the access to two dining halls. The dining halls are gorgeous and the food is pretty decent to be cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    Although some dorm rooms may not be appreciated, Freshman Experience helps the freshmen to get used to college. The school offers many dorm rooms ranging from traditional dorm rooms to suites and gorgeous apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    If your grandma says like: I am glad that my son is going to Georgia Tech instead of MIT because he will relax and have more fun and relax!, tell her that she is completely wrong as the programs of engineering offered by GA Tech are one of the strictest offered throughout the US. If you don't want to stress out or have a fun undergraduate experience, then GA Tech isn't for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should opt for the Freshmen Experience when you apply for boarding there. You should pick Georgia Tech if you aim to be an engineer or if you want to study computer science. You should take as many APs as possible or be a varsity athlete to get into Georgia Tech.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Institute of Technology is very know for its strict curriculum but, because of this, many companies recruit Georgia Tech graduates due to their preparedness to work hard. The school is know for having many things going on, active Greek life, outstanding sports curriculum, and undergraduate research option. This school is really great as it reminds of a college neighborhood with all of the advantages of living in a big city.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved with professional societies that offer great opportunities to network and look good in the eyes of job recruiters.

    What to do for fun

    Take part in the GT traditions. My best memories will be the football games with my friends. Greek life is a great option as well, however there are many other clubs that offer fun social events as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food at GT in subpar at best. West campus is better than East campus. However, they created a new North Ave dining hall which I haven't tried yet.

    Dorm Life

    GT dorms are not great. The housing facilities are separated into East/West campus. West campus is known for a more calm environment with slightly larger rooms with carpet, whereas East campus is for the more social crew that enjoys better access to fraternities and football games. Keep in mind, the Campus Recreation Center is on West campus.

    Academic Rigor

    To be successful in life, one must be diligent in every pursuit. Success at GT gives you the label of diligent in the eyes of corporate leadership.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into GT with an open mind. Be prepared to meet new people from all walks of life and keep your ears open to the leadership that offers great advice to the GT community.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a wonderful place to get the attention of recruiters from many great companies. You will learn how to learn with the best of them while having the opportunity to participate in exciting sporting events and diverse clubs. Being a student at GT is a great way to ensure a stable future.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For a campus that is in the center of a city, it is very safe. Students are alerted of on-campus and near-campus crimes through an emailing system. There is a police department on campus and as well as safety telephone poles that can be pressed if a student is in danger. Theft is the most common crime, but that (and other crimes) usually happens late at night in the neighborhoods in the outer fringes of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If a student manages their time properly, there are over 400 clubs and organizations they can join from the standard sports clubs, drama team, marching band, orchestra, cultural and volunteering organizations to the more interest-driven clubs that specialize in motorsports, gaming, physics, anime, paintball, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Tech is great for the academically-minded and self-motivated, occasionally quirky student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being over 100-years old, the university has many quirky traditions. Many T's are missing on signs throughout the campus, trying to emulate the infamous stealing of the enormous, neon-lit T on the Tech Tower which was later returned during a homecoming football game. George P. Burdell is seen on sample papers and IDs, and the gift store is named after him. This fictitious character was made up by an applying student who received two applications. Both creator and creation were accepted to Georgia Tech. In the following years, the student made sure to complete two of everything (e.g. homework, tests, etc.), and consequently, George P. Burdell graduated with a BS and later a master's degree. He even took part in WWII (until a Georgia Tech alumni recognized his name) and married another fictitious character from a nearby all-girls' college. There is an air of exclusivity as students refer to certain, sometimes outlandish events (e.g. a bathroom sign misspelled thanks as tanx which a student added = sin(x)/cos(x)) as happening only at Tech.

    Bang for the buck

    It's considered as the best return on investment among all U.S. universities. As a current student, I cannot attest to that yet, but as long as a student is willing to work and takes advantage of all the resources (e.g. free one-on-one tutoring) and opportunities (undergraduate research, 400+ student organizations, networking), they should be getting their money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    The student center has the Tech Rec which has a bowling alley, pool tables, video games, ping-pong tables, etc. It also has a music-listening room called Under the Couch that plays mostly indie music and has board games. There are many touristy destinations nearby such as the Coke Museum, the High Museum, and the Georgia Aquarium. There are large annual events such as Earth Day and Sting Break which is a themed day where students can play games, win prizes, get food for food. Last year's theme was Cirque du Sting Break and featured carnival food, a gravitron, a ferris wheel, face painting, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Tech Square has an assortment of affordable restaurants (Tin Drum, Ribs & Blues, Moe's) as well as a new higher-end restaurant from a famous chef that recently opened. Further into the campus, there are some fast food restaurants in the student center as well as a scattering of cute cafes in various academic buildings in addition to the ever-so-busy Starbucks in the center of campus. The dining halls are all you care to eat and serve palatable food with a reasonable selection that can get repetitive after a year or two.

    Dorm Life

    The freshmen dorms are being renovated, and the new ones are quite nice. The newer apartments, especially North Ave which can be seen from the highway, are spacious with good lighting and up-to-date appliances. Beware of the older dorms as they might have uncomfortable communal bathroom setups, and some of the suite-styled dorms don't have individual heating/cooling controls (i.e. whether there is hot air or cold air coming out of the unit is up to the housing people).

    Academic Rigor

    Some may say it gets easier after the weed out courses, but that's far from reality. What actually happens after being knocked around by courses like calculus I, II, and III and physics I and II is you get your second (or third, fourth, etc.) wind. You learn how to study and adapt to different professors' teaching and testing styles. You realize that it's true what people say about going to office hours, not waiting until the last minute to study for tests (which may work, but won't do you any good in the long run).

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia Tech is hard to get into and even harder to graduate from. It takes not only dedication but also the willingness to understand that sometimes you won't learn everything from your professor and also the initiative to pick up where the instructors leave off. Also, there is a strong focus on engineering, science, math, and business which leaves little room for those who may opt for other majors down the road. However, don't let this deter you. Tech is a wonderful place, full of supportive people who will help you as long as you're willing to be helped. Remember that chronic procrastination can lead to a disastrous semester, and time management should become your best friend.

    In three sentences

    The first impression is that of a beautiful, well-groomed campus that has the excitement of being in the middle of bustling city while being isolated enough so that the city does not become a distraction. Being a top-ranked public university, the curriculum is sometimes more than rigorous; it can border on torturous for the unprepared. While there is a small liberal arts department as well as a high-ranking business program, Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering program.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus we have a thriving Greek life for those interested in the social side of things. Also, Georgia Tech is one of those schools where there is a club for just about anything if you look hard enough, and if there isn't, you can make one. The Campus Recreational Center as well is hot spot for student activities and sports. As for off campus, Georgia Tech lies in the heart of downtown Atlanta, meaning that it is literally surrounded by concert venues, sports arenas, and other perks of living in one of the largest cities in the country. Only a few blocks away is Piedmont Park, the Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coke, all of which offer special events to Georgia Tech students.

    Food and Dining

    Food is probably one of the more controversial topics of conversation on campus. You are either in love with the dining hall menu, or you avoid it like the plague. It honestly depends on how wide of a palate you have, and how outgoing you are with your taste buds. The same goes with the staff. However, regardless of whether or not you prefer the dining hall cuisine, nearby Atlantic Station has all the necessities in the area of college food, including both a Publix and a Target.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia Tech dorm life is littered with the classic cliches of a shy person's nightmares. Loud people, awkward shower situations, and, of course, rooming with a complete stranger are all staples of life in a Tech dorm. But through it all, you meet friends, you get your work done, and you find your first foothold in college. College is a journey from youth to adulthood, and the dorm is where it all starts.

    Academic Rigor

    It is in no way impossible to thrive at Georgia Tech, even to achieve that coveted 4.0 GPA, but it does require work. In my experience, making the leap from high school to Tech was like moving from T-ball to the Major League. The workload is maddeningly difficult at points, but there is always that nagging voice in the back of your mind, telling you that it is all worth it. Because the harder the work, the better it feels to accomplish, and the more prepared you are for life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to Georgia Tech means something. It means that you are rigorously committed to attaining a fine education, even when it means putting off your present in favor of your future. Georgia Tech is a place for people who see learning as a gift rather than a chore. When you have Graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology on your resume, it tells people something about you before they even meet you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a place that has stayed true to the definition of what a college is supposed to be. It is neither a party school, nor a strict institution of forced learning and discipline. Rather, it balances on the line between the two, truly preparing students for the ups and downs of the real world.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very good at patrolling and looking out for the students during both the day and at night. The security on campus makes you forget that you live in one of the biggest cities in the nation sometimes.

    Greek Life

    There is a strong Greek community at Tech if it is wanted, but it is by no means necessary to have a social life. The Greek community is great for meeting people but you do not have to be Greek to be involved in events around the school. The Greek community is also non-exclusive and mingle with non-Greeks as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities available that everyone can find something appealing to become involved in. It is also a great break from the classes and studying to connect with peers in ways outside of classwork.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Tech is a good school for hard-working, driven students that want to push themselves to be the best they can be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia Tech is very big on their traditions, especially during the football season. There are always cheers and other fun things going on like the mascot running around and messing with people which everyone always enjoys. Another big tradition is that of George P. Burdell, an imaginary person that always finds his way enrolled in classes, winning awards, and being brought up around the world. The fun part is being somewhere else in the world, having George P. Burdell called on the PA system and knowing that another Tech alum is nearby laughing as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially for in-state students, the value of a Georgia Tech degree in incomparable. The school is so respected by so many top companies that as long as you are a hard-worker, there are companies lined up for Tech grads to come work for them. This school really makes it possible to achieve your goals and come out on top.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on or clubs to join around campus, but beyond that you have the whole city of Atlanta to find things to do. It would be difficult to list typical things to do because there is literally something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is definitely better than at some schools, and there are plenty of restaurants or quick-food places around campus. The meal plans are also very accommodating to whatever it is you want to get out of them.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Tech is good because for the most part people are always willing to get study groups together or take breaks and get meals together. There is such a strong sense of community at the school that for many it truly becomes their second family.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are demanding, but with good time-management and use of the fantastic support groups offered they are definitely manageable. Beyond that, the payoff from the difficult workload is worth it. Companies recognize that students at Georgia Tech have a good work-ethic and that is very appealing when looking at hiring prospects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in the beginning so you aren't playing catch-up later on. That being said, academics are of course important but by no means everything. Involvement outside of classes are critical to get extra experience and figure out what would truly make you happy in life.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is one of the most prestigious and well-recognized engineering schools in the country. It is well-deserved with the work-load and high expectations, but the effort is worth it in the end. It may be a tough school, but the sense of community and pride along with it make it an amazing experience and investment.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GTPD ran into a road bump last year, but they've done everything in their power to crack down on crime for good. Cut them some slack... they are right in the middle of Atlanta.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a must at TECH. Not only does it provide for a great social relief from school, but it also provides students with an endless web of connections outside TECH's campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    You want to join a club, you got it. There are an extraordinary amount of clubs at TECH, and all of them are cheap to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, intelligent, open-minded people, who can crack down on schoolwork when they need to, but party like no other when they're not working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People used to like to steal T's from signs around campus until cops starting coming down with extremely heavy fines when caught. Touching the Ramblin' Reck, but only after your Freshman year is over, is smiled upon.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially if you're in state, this school is as cheap as it gets for an education of such high quality. The school is respected everywhere around the world, and the price is unmatched by any other school of such high caliber.

    What to do for fun

    Anything with a good group of friends. The gym is great for all sorts of athletics and personal workouts. The city of Atlanta surrounds you. Sporting events for a D1 school are awesome, and professional sports are here too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your AP tests seriously, and get out of Physics at all costs. Go Greek. Get involved. Don't take life too seriously while you're here, because it'll drive you insane.

    In three sentences

    Trying to escape the core classes with a good GPA is a challenge. Joining clubs, especially a Greek organization, is essential to branching out and succeeding at this school. Working together in school is not limited to group projects, and should be done very frequently.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24-hour patrol make GA Tech a safe place in a big city. However, I wouldn't recommend walking around the edge of campus in the middle of the night. The buddy system is always a good plan!

    Greek Life

    Don't even get me started. Sororities and Fraternities are abundant on campus, and they are actively involved in academic and social life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Those who excel in math.

    Bang for the buck

    Given Georgia Tech's high rankings (Top 3 in the country for most engineering related degrees), their tuition is completely reasonable. Employers take GA Tech graduates very seriously due to the known rigor of the classes here.

    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus groups, from recreational to major related. There are also places like Tech-Rec, designed for on-campus fun. Otherwise, everything there is to do is in your reach...You're in Atlanta!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Study. Study. And avoid procrastination!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a very difficult college with high standards; however, the learning experience and number of opportunities here are amazing. I completely urge anyone seeking some sort of technical/math/engineering related degree to attend!

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus there are many things to do for fun, especially since Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta, one of the biggest cities in the nation. On campus students have the option of either getting active and going to the gym to either participate in any sports or recreational activities, or going to other campus sponsored activities that allow for students to relax and meet new people in order to get their minds off of studying.

    Food and Dining

    The North Ave. cafeteria is a 24 hour buffet in which students have the opportunity of indulging themselves with a variety of healthy choices every day. The quality of the food is also notable for its taste and cleanliness. The faculty and staff are also very easy to get along with and provide students with any sort of assistance necessary to fulfill their hunger needs.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Georgia Tech is quite an experience allowing for students to meet people from across the globe. In addition, housing provides weekly events that allow for students to get to know one another and at the same time have a good time. The dorm life helps alleviate the pressure from studying for classes or exams.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech's academic expectations from its students are very high. Students are expected to spend at least 30 hours a week studying for any of their classes. Most times students are found in the library for a majority of their day studying or completing their homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and don't waste time. Attend class as much as possible. Try to avoid professors that have a foreign name because they usually tend to have heavy accents causing it to be difficult to understand what they're saying during lecture.

    In three sentences

    A campus filled with outstanding academic resources along with a great atmosphere for studying, research, and simple enjoyment. The quality of the education is respectable and its demands are worth being met because the career opportunities are abundant. Student life also thrives on campus providing students with over a hundred different clubs or organizations that suit each students interests or needs.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are muggings near campus more often than I am comfortable with and while the Georgia Tech police department does their best to keep the campus safe it has not reduced the number of these events.

    Greek Life

    We have a large number of fraternities on campus that each provide fantastic social gatherings and parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs of all shapes and sizes. The aeronautics club for building and flying airplanes, the bridge and chess club, anime club to name a few. You can find a club that matches your interests and budget if you have the free time outside of studying.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are good at studying, motivated, like having fun, and are good at scheduling time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are far to many traditions to list here. They are part of what makes Tech one of the most fun schools to be at.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech has everything you could want. Top notch educational and recreational facilities. Plenty of clubs and fraternities on campus with plenty of off campus recreations for one to enjoy as well. That being said expenses pile up quickly and it is difficult to pay for all these.

    What to do for fun

    The school hosts a great deal of athletic events that garner great support from the student body. Plenty of clubs and organizations for those who are active and motivated. There are plenty of fraternities and sororities that throw fantastic parties and celebrations. There is so much to do in Atlanta if you have the time and money you can't not enjoy yourself at Tech.

    Food and Dining

    Three buffets on campus provided by the school. plenty of bars and fast food on and around campus but food in Atlanta is quite expensive. food is the same you would see at most other campuses.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are cramped and uncomfortable to live in especially with a roommate. there are opportunities to move into better accommodations but these are very expensive. dorm life can be lively and provide friends but no more so than living in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    This will likely be the hardest experience in education you will face in your entire life. This program is extremely difficult but will teach you all you will ever need to know about your major and more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan plenty of study hours and be prepared to work hard. you will need plenty of extracurriculars and good grades if you expect to get into this college and you will need to work hard to maintain those grades when at tech. work on your time scheduling that will be the most important thing for anyone at this school.

    In three sentences

    Tech is one of the most difficult schools on the planet and will make life difficult for you if you aren't ready for it. It is also a place where you will make your best friends and have some of your best life experiences. Tech will make you cry sometimes but you can't help but love it and the time you spend there will make you into someone everyone can respect and admire.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't walk alone at night, don't get shot, and stay safe.

    Greek Life

    The Best.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs, and the Student Government has over 5 million dollars a year to literally give out to clubs that come to them with plans on how they want to spend the money on cool things. (like the wakeboarding club buying a boat)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So many to name.... Google them, start with George P. Burdell

    Bang for the buck

    Instate, with Hope, one of the best Engineering Schools in the country, hands down great bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the House! Go to downtown Aatlanta (literally, you are in it).

    Food and Dining

    Getting better... Was awful when I came in, but as I graduated they put in new stuff that was better.

    Dorm Life

    Loved my freshmen dorm, though it was not great quality, great community. Lived in Greek Housing after that, and it was awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    As mentioned above, one of the most difficult schools I know if. MIT, though harder to get into, does not compare academically from those I know who have been to both.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the classes take you by suprise. You were smart in High School, but so was everyone else at this place. You will discover quickly that your 4.0 in High School and your 2100 on the SAT does not take you very far when you get here. Study hard, study soon, don't procrastinate, and don't get Bellassard for Calc 2.

    In three sentences

    Most difficult school I know of. Great campus life with the Greek Sector. Growing community of Believers on Campus.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is in the city of Atlanta, so it is not totally safe. The police do the best that they can, but you need to be on your guard. Do not walk around campus by yourself after dark.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of different clubs and activities to get involved in. Personally, I am in the marching band and pep band and love it. The students are nice and the band directors understand that band is not about perfection but about fun and cheering on the football team.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with a good work ethic and that are willing to do extra assignments.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a sculpture commemorating the 1996 Olympics. It looks a lot like soft serve ice cream and students will put sticky note sprinkles on it.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Tech has been rated the best school for return on investment. This is especially true if you have the Hope or Zell Miller scholarship. Tech is not nearly as expensive as comparable engineering schools and has a well respected record.

    What to do for fun

    Going to football games, joining some of the hundreds of clubs, Tech Rec (which has bowling, video games, pools, and Foosball)

    Food and Dining

    It really depends on which dining hall you go to. North Avenue dining hall has excellent food with tons of different choices. Briton dining hall is nearby, and has improved the quality of its food to compete with North Ave. Woodruff is the only dining hall on West campus, and the quality is not great. I ate there the most, but I would only rate to food as passable or usually edible. Tech Square has several affordable and delicious restaurants, like Moe's, Tin Drum, Ribs and Blues, Yogli Mogli, and Ray's Pizza.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is actually a lot of fun. You become really close with people in your dorm and can use them as study partners. Using a communal bathroom is not nearly as bad as I expected. People usually are not showering at the same time, so I've never had to wait for one.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is hard, so make sure you study every night and do not procrastinate. Never, ever expect a test to be fair. If you are having trouble, talk to the professor during their office hours, they are usually quite helpful . Even though you can take up to 21 hours of classes, I would advise that you take no more than 18 hours. Also, do your best to include an easy class or two each semester to balance things out.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great way to study is to form study groups for each of your classes. Try to get involved in different extra circular activities so that you can meet people. If you are living in a freshman experience dorm, going to the events is a great way to meet people and get free food.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a difficult school academically, but not impossible. It has a energetic student body and several exciting things to do around campus. An important key to adjusting to campus life is to make friends and get involved.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This has become a great concern especially for the city of Atlanta. In recent years crime has sky rocketed and it seems like Tech is constantly on the local news with students being robed. It is very important to remember a few things. First the campus police are real police, although friendly, safety and protection is their number one concern. Second the campus is in the middle of a rather large and busy city. On campus there are help boxes and the police are very quick in response to incidents. Third and most important is that each person has to take responsibility for his or her own safety. Enough emphasis is not placed on an individual being aware of his or her won surroundings and the importance of good decision making especially at night.

    Greek Life

    There are a decent amount of frats and sororities. Rush is usually at the beginning of the semester and very short. That being said it is very helpful to get to know people for projects and to form study groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a fair amount of clubs and activities and literally something for everyone. However, it can be challenging when looking for them and even more challenging balancing time and classes

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are very bright and like to study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All of the buildings have different architectural styles this can be helpful when giving directions.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are in state it is great. Most places see Georgia Tech Students as those who get it done....quickly and greatly with a work ethic second to none.

    What to do for fun

    Students are in the middle of Atlanta there are always events scheduled or places to shop as well as a plethora of tourist destinations. That being said remember the school is challenging focus and time management are crucial.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are pricey and sometimes it is better to cook for yourself

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman the Freshman Experience Program is the way to go after many of the students live off campus but near by. Atlanta traffic can turn ugly and time and energy spent with traffic can be used for studying.

    Academic Rigor

    At times the school will have make a student feel like the athlete in the sports drink commercial sweating over a test, assignment, project...etc by the student will find out if they have it in them or not

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore your options and know that most students spend more time studying for test and working on projects than anything else

    In three sentences

    It is a challenging school. The classes are hard and sometimes rewarding. A student will learn time management and how to excel in life.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While the GTPD do make a tremendous effort to keep the campus safe, Georgia Tech is located in the middle of a large city. Break-ins, thefts, and assaults, while not common, are not unheard of either.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is unbelievable amount of different activities and clubs to choose from; its almost impossible to even know what all is available on campus. A huge effort is also made to have special events just for students, everything from special screenings to festivals to concerts starring big names.

    Great for these types of students

    Perfect for hard-working, driven students who enjoy and revel in studying math and sciences.

    Bang for the buck

    A ivy-league education, for a fraction of the cost (especially for in-state students).

    What to do for fun

    Engage in greek life! Join clubs (there are more than you can imagine, including an underwater hockey team)! Find out what is going on in the city. Being located in downtown and close to a public transportation system, there is never a limit to where in the city you can get to for some fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different dining options on campus. With the addition of the North Ave dining hall, there are four dining halls, four coffee places, and plenty of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the buildings (the freshman dorms, especially the all male ones, not so much) are well-kept and renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a top-notch school, so expect difficult courses. There really is no such thing as an easy A here, every teacher expects 100% from you. If you are having trouble, reach out. There are TONS of academic help desks on campus, tutoring services, and study groups to help you you. TAs and professors are usually more than happy to help if you approach them with a specific problem you need help with and you have a good attitude.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard and play harder, nothing less than your all is sufficient to excel at this school. Open up and meet new people; study groups will save your life. Don't learn just to pass a test, it will come back to bite you. Don't try to take too many hours; its better not to have 100% of your tuition paid, than to lose your scholarship due to an overload of classes and the resulting bad grades.

    In three sentences

    A challenging school, Georgia Tech is perfect for those students who are passionately per suing a degree in engineering. The teachers here are highly knowledgable and push each student to do their very best. And, located in the middle of a big city, this campus provides you with the best of both worlds: an urban campus with plenty of green space and a exciting city life.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's in Atlanta so you need to be careful at nights, but if you are in a group you should be fine. There is also a bus that takes you around everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Georgia Tech is definitely big on Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for just about everything! If not, you can always make your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Math and Science students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stealing the letter T from everywhere. If you look almost everything around campus is missing it.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth it! Especially with Hope and Zell Miller!

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do with the proximity to a large city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your work done early!

    In three sentences

    It is a challenge, but very rewarding. You can get caught up in the social life and your academics might slip or the other way around. You meet so many great people here!

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus, but the very edge of campus can freak me out if I am walking alone at night.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not a fan of the freshman dorms, but the apartment-style dorms are decent once you have spent a year at Tech.

    In three sentences

    Located in the city, Georgia Tech makes it extremely convenient for nearby businesses to recruit. We have a nationally ranked recreational center, high school spirit backed with years of tradition, and an intelligent, competitive student body. Sure, there's the the ratio, but overall, campus is just as exciting as classes are rigorous.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is very different on our campus than on other campuses because there is a certain stereotype of Greek college students, but we don't necessarily fit into that because academics play a very important role in students' lives regardless of whether they are Greek or not.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 400 clubs and organizations on offered to students.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgia Tech is for students who want to be academically challenged, students to whom academics and succeeding after undergrad is very importan

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a very big rivalry with the University of Georgia which is our strongest tradition. Our incoming students have several traditions, they are called R.A.T.S and participate in the Freshman cake race which was a tradition developed many many years ago in which the winners receive cakes. Another one of our biggest traditions is the 'Stealing of the T' where any time that a student finds a 'T' on campus they take it.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the best things about Georgia Tech is meeting someone in the corporate world and seeing how impressed they are at the Institution you have attended and watching how they almost instantly offer job opportunities, something they won't do for many institutions.

    What to do for fun

    Georgia Tech has over 400 student organizations on campus where many friends can be made. Aside from on campus, the Atlanta area has much entertainment to offer. Piedmont part is a gorgeous park not too far from campus and then there is the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, and much more stuff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should make sure that what they want is an institution that will challenge them because it is what Georgia Tech will do. It is important for them to do their research and visit the campus to decide whether or not the culture of the campus if fit for them.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is an institution that I would rate highly because it opens so many doors for its students. Georgia Tech's academic rigor gives students a sense of pride that allows them to return as alumni with the desire to see current students succeeding. Aside from the academics, Georgia Tech is an institution that allows and helps foster cultural diversity among its population.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This is Atlanta -- there is everything from the Fox Theater to night clubs to campus socials to the CRC to Frat parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are driven to impact the world, if you want to create the next big step for society and science, Tech is where you need to be. It is comfortable but challenging; it is the perfect environment for the students who will one day rule the world of science.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is an amazing school with an amazing slew of educators. The community is diverse yet cohesive. We all share a common goal here at Tech: innovation.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Georgia Tech is very concerned with safety. We have our own police department. When the buses stop running, we have something called a Stingerette which you call, they come to where you are and then drops you off (on campus) where you are trying to go. If something bad happens on campus, they send out an alert (where, when and who) to inform you. Tech makes sure that every student is safe also installing emergency call buttons randomly on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Inside of the student center there's a bowling alley, billiards, air hockey, multiple game systems and other things. Inside of the CRC there's a pool as well. We have many intramural sports and I'm sure everyone can find one for them self.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty darn good to be campus food. I have unlimited meals and I eat all the time. There is food to satisfy everyone. They also have a couple of food restaurants inside of the student center which comes in handy when you want something new.

    Dorm Life

    I'm in a traditional dorm. It's not so bad. Dealing with other people is the only bad side but as long as you and your roommates work out an agreement, it's smooth sailing from there.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is pretty challenging. Right now I'm a freshman so I haven't gotten to any core courses yet but looking at future work that I'll have to do is definitely scary. As I said, there is always someone willing to tutor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep your grades up. This school is very diverse so keeping an open mindset will do you justice. Tech is hard but there are so many opportunities and people willing you help you get through it!

    In three sentences

    I love it here it's so diverse. The staff here really care about their students and they do everything possible to make sure the transition goes well. Talking to everyone shows you how much the alumni care and you can receive help in everything from someone.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus feels really safe within, yet it's best just to not walk alone at night and be extra careful off-campus and on the edge of campus. There's only so much campus police can do; we are in Atlanta after all.

    Greek Life

    A lot of people are involved in Greek Life, but just not me. There is so much to do already that it's not really necessary.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many organizations to join! I assure you there's already something out there for you. We even have an underwater hockey club.

    Great for these types of students

    Driven, Academically quick, Involved

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stealing the T. Just don't do it. Stealing the T is one of those traditions that is a little more harmful than funny. It started with the Tech Tower on game days, but it has expanded in the past years to all of campus since the Tech Tower was banned due to safety reasons. You can get in a lot of trouble for stealing T's from building names or other locations though, and it's mainly just vandalism.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm out-of-state, and the thing I've heard most is that Tech is still worth the extra cash as long as you can maintain a 3.0. Now, that sounds super easy, but this isn't high school. Employers still congratulate a lot of people on getting 2.7s from Tech, but for paying close to $40,000 a year with all the fees, you can't really afford to have the uncertainty of having less than a 3.0. For in-state, it's one of the best deals in the nation. Go for it!

    What to do for fun

    Especially if you are in a Freshman Experience dorm, you will never have to worry about being bored on the weekend. There is anything to do on any given night. If anything, it's almost overwhelming with how much there is to do. If you're into movies, every few Fridays they inflate a giant screen a play a movie outside. They recently had Hunger Games and Avengers.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls could all be a little better, but none of them are BAD. I go to the one dining hall on West campus (Woodruff), and I can almost always find something that I want to eat. They usually have a decent selection of meals, whether Asian cuisine, burritos, wraps, or hamburgers. I hear Brittain has the best burgers on campus though, and North Avenue has the best overall dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    You will hear arguments for both sides, but I really like living on West campus. It's a slightly longer walk to the center of campus, but it's hardly noticeable. I have never been a city girl, and East campus puts you in a very urban environment. Plus, the Greek houses and the North Avenue dining hall are right there, which is a plus. However, I really just like curling up in my room and chilling with friends without the traffic outside and fraternities right down the block. Plus, the West campus dorms are more newly renovated and are much larger. Living in a dorm is an adjustment, and the beds are really high if you want to use the space underneath. So, be extra careful.

    Academic Rigor

    High school is a joke compared to Tech. If you have an extreme talent for a subject, maybe you can narrow it down to an hour or two of studying for that topic a week. However, most subjects will not be that way, and if you want to do well, you really need to put in 3-5 hours a week in for each subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is crucial at Tech. There are so many things you'll probably want to do once you get to Tech, and you'll have the ability to do them all. However, time and ability are not the same. You really have to prioritize what you're really interested in. In a similar manner, I would still really encourage getting involved in clubs. I know so many people who have met some of their best friends at club meetings, and it gives you something to look forward to. Everyone says you need to focus on your studies, but if you will be attending Tech, you already know that. Over-working is a serial killer here. You really need some time set to just chill and not study. A balanced lifestyle is key.

    In three sentences

    Stressful. Interactive. The door to a million opportunities.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports games are amazing, so much energy!!! Huge music scene and comedy clubs everywhere.

    Food and Dining

    Can't say anything about dining halls, but they have great restaurants on campus and just across the street.

    Dorm Life

    Two sides of campus: one side is primarily for freshmen, it is louder and more active, the other is quiet and typically for athletes and seniors.

    Academic Rigor

    I saw kids studying on a Saturday until 10 p.m. Enough said.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first week is suppose to be like a brick wall, but after that you should be able to handle it.

    In three sentences

    I visited a couple weeks ago and i fell in love. The kids there aren't just focused on academics, they are all fun loving people. The environment is the perfect mix of sports/party college and an academic institution.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GATech Police department is conveniently located in center campus and are always patrolling night and day. They always alert student of any incidents so you can always be on the watch.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 student clubs and associations you can choose from. Each participating in different ways on campus and sponsoring different events.

    What to do for fun

    Football! Nothing beats some pregame tailgating and then sitting in the student section with your friends on a beautiful, fall Saturday afternoon in Bobby Dodd Stadium!

    Food and Dining

    GATech offers a variety of food options. From Tech square not far from center campus to Chick-fil-A in the student center, there are several restaurants as well as school dining halls spread out through campus for food wherever you are.

    Dorm Life

    Although I have not lived the university housing, I've heard it adds the exciting college experience!

    Academic Rigor

    Though the coursework is usually quite heavy and the course content is rigorous, there are several tools that can help along the way. Most courses not only offer teaching assistant who have office hours you can visit if you have questions, but the school provides additional resources such as a Peer Lead Undergraduate Study, where former students of the class you're taking (who made an A) provide supplemental instruction for the course. GATech also has it's own tutoring service as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well in high school! Make sure you actively participate in extra curriculars while maintaining good grades!

    In three sentences

    This school is a very exciting yet academically rigorous school full of a variety of undergrad and graduate programs. Not only are the academic programs, especially the engineering programs, some of the best programs in the nation, but the campus is beautiful as well. Your tuition dollars will not be wasted here.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tech Police are GREAT! Cars patrol the campus 24/7 and they're pretty nice and helpful. There are also a ton of blue-light emergency stands all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS to choose from, so explore! However, be sure to manage your time wisely!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman cupcake race: at roughly 6:45 in the morning, freshman are HIGHLY encouraged to participate in a semi-short race. Bright side: everyone gets a cupcake at the end, and the two top-finishers get a whole cake!

    Bang for the buck

    BEST value for a public school in Georgia for the education you receive.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of activities going on all over campus every week, so keep your eyes open! A few times a month, one organization will sponsor the showing of a recent DVD-release (i.e. Ted, The Avengers, etc.) on Tech Walkway which is pretty cool. There are TONS of clubs, too. I just discovered Lasagna Club - yum!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are OK. North Ave and Woodruff are the best (skip Britian). The student center has great food, but it can get pricey pretty fast, so plan appropriately! Try eating some meals in your room to avoid over-spending.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are fair - west campus is the newest. The apartments are great, but avoid the dorms if you can.

    Academic Rigor

    You will EARN this degree. Slacking is not allowed at Georgia Tech! Hard-work is the only way, I promise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply EARLY! Do not slack off the first semester. Expect challenging tests, projects, and homework - this school is not a joke. Attend class - even the 8am ones! Introduce yourself to the professor.

    In three sentences

    Challenging academics make the degree worthwhile! The campus is very nice - plenty of green-space, sitting areas, and activities. The technology for a technology schools sucks - prepare to be disappointed in that area.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is relatively safe considering it is in the heart of Atlanta. Be careful, don't walk around at night alone. Don't go off campus at night, and whatever you do DON'T walk through Home Park especially alone or at night. There are always GT police everywhere, as well as cameras in many places, but crime still exists. Stay smart, and if you see something say something.

    Greek Life

    I am not greek, but I am very close with people that are greek. I also attend most of the events (parties, formal, semi-formal,ect...). I have experience with many of the different fraternities, and sororities, so it isn't a biased judgement. Greek life is either for you or not. There isn't a gray area. You have to give your whole heart into and be active. At rush every greek organization will tell you how they are different and awesome ,but the differences are minimal. Almost all of them party(with heavy alcohol) except the more religious ones, and even then they party too. Forget what they said about hazing. It exists, now granted it isn't as bad as it would be at an SEC school, but it is here and especially in fraternities it can be really bad. Plan for at least a week of hell, and probably the most dehumanizing experience of your life. After all that though you will have brothers or sisters that will be with you for as long as you are an active member. There are a lot of cool experiences with Greek life. They go on a lot of trips and have many social events. Free alcohol and parties every Friday sometimes Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It's easy at Tech for women whether you are greek or not because of the ratio of boys to girls. You do not have to be greek to have a social life, but it is easier for boys if you don't make friends easily.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club here for everyone. Get involved. This is how you will be successful at Tech.

    Great for these types of students

    Secret nerds is what makes up Tech. Students here are very self motivated, and enjoy learning. We are the people that are the future. We have goals and will achieve all of our expectations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    TO HELL WITH GEORGIA! We have a long term rivalry with the university of georgia, and that is our phrase. It is said all the time even when we aren't having a uga game. (also that name is never capitalized) Don't ever wear uga apparel on campus. It is just a bad idea. Swimming in the campanile is also a weird tradition, just don't stand or sit on the campanile. It's tradition. Freshmen also can't touch the Rambling Wreck. A cool place on campus is the secret garden between Skiles and Cherry Street.

    Bang for the buck

    If your parents live close get them to bring you groceries if you plan on eating in your room some. Publix and Target are the closest grocery stores to campus, and since they are in the city they are at least a dollar more expensive per item than stores outside the city. This is how you will get the most for your money. Another way to get the most from your dollar is to go on facebook and find the webpage for the year ahead of you(the name will be similar to: Georgia Tech class of 20XX). Students sell their books there and they will be cheaper than the bookstore or amazon. Also if you plan to do a meal plan do the 10 meal plan. You will receive the most buzzfunds, and that can be used for food, books, Burdell's, anything that takes Buzzcards.

    What to do for fun

    This is the city of Atlanta, there are plenty of activities around town. There is the aquarium, movies in Atlantic Station, Olympic park, shopping at Lenox Mall, you name it ; it can be found in Atlanta. Staying on campus is fun too, there is always something going on here. There are free movies on Thursdays. The library has a descent supply of rental movies as well. There are many groups and organizations that go do stuff as well. If you have an interest, there is a club on campus for you. We even have a surfing club. Most of my evenings have been spend studying and chilling with friends. At Tech we find interesting ways to study.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty average in the dining halls. North ave dining is better than Brittian or Woodruff dining facilities. Since you will be living in Altanta there are plenty of off campus places to eat. There are also many great restaurants in Tech Square. As far as meal plans go, which one you choose really depends on how often you eat, but for most people it would be safe to choose the 14 meal plan. That gives you two meals a day, and money that you can use in the student Center to buy lunch or whatever meal you substitute.

    Dorm Life

    For me dorm life has been exceptional. I am in a living and learning community on campus called Grand Challenges. I live in Howell which is a traditional style dorm. I share my room with one roommate, and the shower, kitchen, and other amenities are either down the hall or up or down a floor. Most of Georgia Tech's freshman dorms are just like this. All of them have heating and air as well. All of them also have home gyms, tv lounges, or study lounges as well in them. The goal of the peer leaders here is to make this a residence community not just a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult, very difficult. Don't kid yourself this isn't high school anymore. You have to study to pass these classes. Most people need to do all of the homework, attend every class, and put in hours of study time on top of that. Reading the material before it is covered in class is the key to success. It's really hard to learn from lecture if you haven't read the material first. Go to the study sessions. Do the practice tests, and form a bond with your professor. Make time in your schedule to go to office hours. Even if you aren't horribly confused, go see him/her just to meet him/her.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus. If you don't feel very confident in your abilities in math and science especially calculous, seriously think about taking summer prep courses. I didn't think I needed this, but when I got here I realized Tech was much harder than I realized. Know your math backwards and forwards as well as how to apply it to abstract theories.

    In three sentences

    I'm a rambling wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer. Georgia Tech students have a lot of pride and spirit in our school. We are awkward and weird, but somehow we all melt together well.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Living in-state and having been to the campus, I can say that there are plenty of quality places to by stop by and eat.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a high school student wanting to get into this school, I know that the expectations are high. Friends who are attending tell me about how hard the school is, and to not slack off.

    In three sentences

    School looks and sounds amazing. The courses are hard, as they should be, since they have high standards. It seems that most of the students enjoy being here.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything you can imagine in Atlanta. Lots of clubs and activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food very close to campus in downtown Atlanta.

    Dorm Life

    Good fraternity scene on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very intense classes with long lab hours and tough grading.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to teach yourself material because sooner or later you will get a professor that gives tests on material not covered in class.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech has a very challenging curriculum that teaches students how to manage their time efficiently. Most students are very serious about their education, although there is still a good party scene in fraternities and off campus neighborhoods. There are countless clubs and activities, truly something for everyone.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe, but do not be stupid.

    Food and Dining

    find your own favorite spots

    Academic Rigor

    The professors challenge you. there is no an easy way out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and talk with tech students. Learn if this is the right school for you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia tech is a very prestigious school and highly competitive students. There are many sweet and mean professors. if you are an engineer, you must go to tech.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Tech degrees have a very high value. It is well worth the tuition spent.

    What to do for fun

    You are in downtown Atlanta, so there are endless things to do for fun. Get a group of friends and walk around midtown for a great evening.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, do not procrastinate, and complete all the assignments that teachers give you. Go to all your classes!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a great school for students who are ready to be challenged and learn a lot about their field of study. It is a prestigious institution that anyone would be proud that they graduated from.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since it's in Atlanta there is some crime on or close by campus, but generally the campus is pretty safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition at Tech i stealing T's so sometimes you may look at sign on campus and the T will be missing.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is in Atlanta, so anything going on is really close to get to if u have a car or money for MARTA. Also, there are plenty of fun activities on campus that go on so there's always something to do when you want to have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are all pretty bad in my opinion, but the food in the Student Center is really good. I usually just order or cook something to get some variety in my food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the side of campus you choose the dorm life is different. The East side dorms are the oldest and least satisfactory. Also, from Thursday to Sunday there is usually some type of commotion going on aside from the highway being right out back. The West side has newer dorms that also have bigger rooms. It is the quieter side of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech is a very rigorous institution. Doing work and studying may feel like it takes over your life because of the countless hours it may take. Also, some professors are from other countries so there is the struggle of understanding them along with the material. It is hard, but there are always people around you that can help or at least attempt, but a lot is still on your own.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I can give to all students, whether you attend Georgia Tech or not, is to be passionate about what you are doing because it will be the main thing pushing you forward during the good and especially the bad times. You have to be willing to accept the work load and continue to press on because there will be moments you feel like giving up.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is the best institution to attend if you are dedicated and passionate about studying engineering. There are plenty of avenues for help and assistance as well as a campus full of students and instructors who are passionate about their area of study. I am so thrilled that I am able to attend such a wonderful institution.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's improving, but crime is inevitable when living in the middle of a city.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a TON of clubs and activities. Literally anything you can think of probably has a club dedicated to it.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, dedicated, and somewhat insane individuals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So many traditions, it's hard to keep track. You'll receive your RAT cap as a freshman, the Wreck and Buzz are the best mascots in the nation, and there's the Cake Race and Mini 500 to look forward to on Homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the value comes from the quality of the education you'll get. Dorms are a waste. as are meal plans, but the education is top-notch.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do around campus (you're in Atlanta!). Go to a sporting event (Tech-related or otherwise), go to the Fox Theater, visit the aquarium, and much, much more.

    Food and Dining

    Yuck. Boring and mediocre quality (at best).

    Dorm Life

    Tiny rooms, basic furnishings, and expensive for what you get. Get an apartment off campus as soon as you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work, work, and work some more. Don't get behind in your studies, and you can do well.

    In three sentences

    It is definitely a challenge, but if you put in the time and effort you can succeed. The campus itself is nice, as it is in the heart of Atlanta and has a good amount of green space for being in the middle of a busy metropolis. The staff is, for the most part, great, but you'll get a rotten egg here or there (like any school).

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    excellent

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated hard working students will do fine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    GT does a good job of getting freshmen involved in campus life with lots of fun traditions that make you feel part of the community.

    Bang for the buck

    excellent

    What to do for fun

    Football games are fun. Co-rec sports are a good way to meet people and blow off some steam.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Only for serious students.

    In three sentences

    GT is a great school and top engineering school. The course work is hard and you have to be ready to study even if you found the hard classes in high school to be easy. If you want a well respected engineering degree then this is the place.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    How are the dorms at this school?

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you are careful, you should be fine. Walking around late at night is not a good idea no matter where you are. Campus PD tries hard to keep everyone safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing on campus. It is a group of very supportive individuals. I highly recommend it especially at Tech. It isn't like typical Greek life at larger SEC schools if you don't want it to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities for all interests. Very easy to get involved. Clubs often table on Tech green to advertise.

    Bang for the buck

    100% worth the money. Tech is frequently ranked on national and worldwide rankings on the most education for your money.

    What to do for fun

    You're in midtown. There is TONS to do. Shopping, movies, food, and you are located close enough that you can venture out to do more activities in nature.

    Food and Dining

    On campus meal plans are ok but there are plenty of places around campus to get food if you get tired of the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't great but it isn't terrible. Dorms are old for the most part but many are being renovated.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard school, but it teaches you discipline and persistence.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending Tech know that it's going to be hard but you will be better prepared for the work force once you are done. Being located in Atlanta and with the reputation that the school has, makes job and internship hunting fun.

    In three sentences

    Tech as a whole is a great school and completely worth it but hard work is required. The school and professors do a great job at offering support to the students.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I want to go here!

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they don't change the dates on you; it has been known to happen.

    In three sentences

    Their admissions office really gives you the run around, and they have a confusing web site.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Georgia Tech police are really great at their jobs and ensuring our safety.

    Greek Life

    It's prevalent here so if you love that kind of life, you would fit in to this school as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ripple Effect, SGA, SCPC, ASA, AMSA, Golden Guides, AASU, NSBE

    Great for these types of students

    NERDS!!! and people who consider themselves weird in a geeky kind of way. They are loved here!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football game songs, the whistle

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very expensive, especially as an out of state student, so take as many classes as you are able to complete. And make sure you will be able to do well in those classes, so don't load up on a lot of hard classes at the same time because that would just be a bad idea at this school.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends whether its just hanging with them in their dorm rooms, or going to parties together, or even studying together. Just find a group of people you really get along with and are as motivated as you to do well and you'll not even feel the pressures of this school as much as you would alone.

    Food and Dining

    Some say its great and a lot say its bad. I personally don't like it much, but it beats trying to cook especially if you don't have time.

    Dorm Life

    Not that great considering you pay so much for not that great facilities and utilities and if you get horrible roommates the school is not that great at correcting the situation. It's really a hit or miss type deal.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is tough and it's very time consuming so make sure you are ready to be immersed in hard work as soon as school starts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack in this school. However if you find that you do, you can always work to get your grades back up. This school is very rewarding at the end, so keep at it.

    In three sentences

    This school is a tough and difficult school academically. It can be stressful but the degree is very rewarding at the end. If you work hard here you'll get the results that you deserve.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In downtown Atlanta it can seem like a scary place but I have never felt unsafe on campus. The campus police are constantly patrolling, and there are cameras and call booths on many of the corners, in case of emergency.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, smart, talented; those who want to do something significant with their lives.

    Bang for the buck

    The best public school in Georgia!!

    What to do for fun

    In Atlanta, there are many parks and tourist attractions within driving distance of campus. If you don't have a car or can't find a ride off of campus there are intramurals and other sports teams that can be joined. The fraternities on East Campus typically throw parties during the weekends and some week nights, for those students who enjoy that scene. Also within walking distance (or a short cab ride away) there are the midtown bars. There are also a plethora of restaurants along the perimeter of campus. Atlantic Station is within walking distance of campus for those students who enjoy shopping or going to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls on campus, which all provide a similar food set - burger station, hot food, cereal, salad bar, pasta bar, and desserts. The quality of food at the dining halls could be compared to that of a high school cafeteria, but just with more options. There are also several restaurants represented on campus at the student center, including Taco Bell, Subway and Chick Fil A.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus in the dorms is most beneficial to freshmen. Especially at a school like Tech, where many of the students may be of a more reserved or shy personality type, the dorms serve as a way to meet and make friends. The condition of most of the dorms is decent. If you want to cook your own meals or have your own bathroom though, I would suggest signing up for an apartment (either on or off campus). Of course, apartments are only available to upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough. There is no such thing as an easy A at Tech, but some classes are easier than others. The students have to be prepared to put in time and effort, even if in highschool they could ace every test without studying. The hard work is worth it though, because the education everyone receives is phenomenal.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't be afraid to ask for help, it's not supposed to be easy. 2. Go to class as often as possible. 3. It's not the end of the world if you don't get all A's. You are still incredibly smart and talented, no matter what your GPA may suggest to you.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech will provide you with a world-caliber education. The professors are experts in their fields. The student body is diverse, but all the students hold one thing in common - the ability to rise up to a challenge.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    What would the transition from a military boarding school to this school be like?

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Dining halls aren't great, it's kind of like an all you can eat school cafeteria. You definitely won't go hungry if you have a meal plan though. But your taste buds won't exactly be happy either.

    Dorm Life

    If you help make your dorm social, then you will most likely have a good social experience here. Or you could just keep your door closed and keep to yourself. It all depends on what you want to get out of your experience here.

    Academic Rigor

    It is really hard to get a good GPA here. However, because of this students from this college are the best! You have to give it your all to make it through Tech.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This school is cool, but its not awesome. I visited and it seemed bland. not sure if I'll apply.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We're in downtown Atlanta, so safety is our number one concern. We have the best campus police in the state, so no crime happens on campus.

    Greek Life

    There's plenty of frats there, whether they be traditional or multicultural or whatever other type there are. The frats party like all other ones, and they all seem to have the same brotherhood. Oddly enough, the greek population at Tech have higher average GPAs than the non-greek population, which is opposite than normal schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    I will guarantee there is a club for everyone here. Whether you're looking for a minority group, a sports club, or some type of gaming club, we got it. And everyone wants to ensure that their club is best possible for its members.

    Great for these types of students

    Come to tech if you: Are a nerd. Were bullied in high school Want to succeed in life Hate U(sic)GA or are a human being.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't even get me started on traditions, we have a whole article on wikipedia if you want those. There's an observatory on the top of our physics building with a beautiful view of the city as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is honestly one of the best places to go if you want a job after college, which is usually everyone's intent. We have one of the, if not the, highest returns on investment, with a 90% job placement rate.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus, whether it be a club meeting, a performance, or a random petting zoo in the middle of campus, there is always something to do. Or you could just go chill with your friends, or study if you're into that kind of thing.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are good, but you will get sick of them. In the student center theres a Chick-Fil-A, Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, Subway, Pizza Hut and the Food Court, which has all sorts of multicultural foods, but the best place on campus is Highland Bakery, it seems a little pricy, but it's so worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms aren't so great, but the housing office picks the best RAs possible to make it enjoyable, along with all the events they have planned throughout the semesters.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said, Tech is hard, because most everyone is an engineer. Engineering is hard. Other majors have it difficult too, but the classes are worth the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT let the stress get to you. Tech is hard, but that doesn't mean you have to close yourself off in your room. If you work at it, you can have plenty of time to do other things, like clubs, which are highly reccomended. The moment you let it get to you, you lost the game.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech WILL prepare you for the real world. Its hard, but all engineering is hard. The students there have a real sense of spirit and welcoming, so everyone is welcome there.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GTPD are great and the campus feels safe most of the time, but you are in the middle of downtown Atlanta so it is smart to be careful and not walk alone on the outskirts of campus really late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for pretty much everything, and if there isn't, you can start it! Starting a club is a straightforward process with lots of resources to help you along the way.

    Great for these types of students

    People who enjoy being around other intelligent and highly motivated individuals, while also having the big state school aspect of a lot of diversity and athletic events!

    What to do for fun

    You are in the middle of Atlanta! Go to the mall, go to many of the unique areas around the city, or any of the other opportunities being in a big city affords. If that is not your scene, there is plenty to do on campus from movies on Skiles walkway to all different athletic events.

    Food and Dining

    Three different dining halls on campus provide a variety of choices and convenience for those who choose to purchase a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms build a good sense of community, but like other dorms, sharing a room with someone in tight spaces is what it is.

    Academic Rigor

    Tech is a hard school, but the challenge is well worth the effort you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of opportunities at Tech, a lot of people miss out on so many great experiences to be had. There are also a lot of resources if you are struggling in your classes, from professors who are very willing to help you to all different types of tutoring and help sessions. You have to be proactive, but there is a lot of help to be had.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a great school academically, but the experience is unlike anything you'll find at most other schools. With so many other highly motivated and intelligent people around, the overall campus environment is an unique experience. Georgia Tech has many opportunities for students who seek them out, and is a great resource and school to attend for those who are serious about delving into their field.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will see at least 3 GT cops on your walk across campus, and there's plenty of ways to get back to your dorm late at night.

    Greek Life

    Not involved, but it's mostly just binge drinking on the weekends to get over the stress of Tech.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many opportunities that you must take advantage of if you want to be happy at Tech.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that love to work hard and play hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can't touch the Ramblin' Wreck until after freshmen year or we will loose the game against UGA.

    Bang for the buck

    May not seem like the money is worth it at the time, but Tech has one of the highest return on investment rankings.

    What to do for fun

    If you love the outdoors, come spend one day during the weekend with Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech! Attending football games are big on campus because of the traditions.

    Food and Dining

    It's college food. Bad for you, but helps beat the stress of Tech. Good way to socialize with friends and a break from studying.

    Dorm Life

    The Freshman Experience program allows for Freshman on the hall to do activities together, but the facilities aren't that fantastic.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard, sometimes seemingly impossible, but count on finals to make or break your grade. Put in the effort, stay focused as to why you're here, and you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get involved in things on campus other than academics or you won't have an outlet for stress and a social life.

    In three sentences

    This college is excellent for students who are willing to work hard now and make a few sacrifices to earn a degree from a college that is recognized worldwide. Some professors focus on research more than they do teaching (the world class research opportunities are a resume boost!), but putting in the time allows you to be successful.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate anything at this school. The STEM academics are likely harder here than most other schools in the country.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a school that will force you work harder for everything. It makes you have a new found respect for the study of science and mathematics. It has been a very rewarding experience for me.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Decently safe. Have to be careful when of campus but on campus is not too dangerous.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football games are big.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the tuition especially if you are in state

    What to do for fun

    Lots to do almost every club imaginable. Nightlife is great if you have a car and the right connections but can be bland otherwise

    Food and Dining

    Food is not great.

    Dorm Life

    Decent dorms not the best could be better.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous school. If your allergic to hard work wouldn't reccomend it or engineering in general.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and get as many AP credits as you can. Help you take fewer courses or graduate quicker.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is an excellent school if you wanting to go into an engineering career or another math/science based career. You have to work hard but you get as good an education as money can buy. Would definitely recommend.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Other than the rare email alerts that we get I feel like the campus is safe. I constantly see police cars patrolling even at night and it makes me feel safe and secure.

    Great for these types of students

    I feel like Tech is great for international students I have made so many great friends from other countries and I feel like Tech is very accepting of different cultures and backgrounds.

    What to do for fun

    I am big into sports and I spend a lot of time playing sports with my friends at the enormous campus recreational center which I love. Also being in the middle of an amazing city I love going with my friends around the city whether it is a park or a mall.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining isn't bad overall when it pertains to dining halls, but there are days where it isn't good particularly at Woodruff dining hall from my experience. Other than that, North Ave and Brittain have never dissapointed from my experiences.

    Dorm Life

    I personally had an incredible experience my first year in campus housing and lucked out big time. I am only rating it 4 stars out of 5 because I have seen other floors and other dorm experiences that were far from as lively and friendly as mine.

    Academic Rigor

    It can get very rigorous especially if you are taking a lot of credit hours. It is very unlikely that any professors would cut you some slack.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip that I have for prospective students is to accept AP credit and to work as hard as possible in high school.

    In three sentences

    I feel like Georgia Tech is a great place. It is a great learning environment and it seems like the number one priority of students is to be successful in and out of the classroom. Coursework can be rigorous but it is good to be around other people who have went and are going through the same things as you.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There were 2 completely unrelated armed robberies outside of my dorm at the exact same time.

    Great for these types of students

    One-track mind (studious), dedicated, driven, and knowing what they want to do with their lives.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're in-state and an engineering major, I'm sure this is the best value for a top-notch education.

    What to do for fun

    Unless you're the partying type, there's not much to do. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, buses travel to local bars for college nights. The fraternity parties are okay, but most people are awkward.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms leave about 1 foot of space per person.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a driven, hard-working, dedicated student who is willing to spend 3-5 days per week studying without sleep, this is the place for you. If you're not entirely sure what major you want to declare, and decide on engineering, know that you will not receive much help or direction. Tech does not offer opportunities for its students to explore different aspects of the academic world; they throw you into a major and tell you Good luck! at which point you will be utterly lost.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech makes it seem like a wonderful place for students to grow and thrive. However, their lack of communication, and frankly, lack of options for freshmen in terms of what major to choose makes the transition from high school to college confusing and frustrating. It's meant for students who know EXACTLY what they want to do with their lives and how to get there.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The on campus police force is on partol all the time, and take their jobs very seriously. The campus makes sure to inform the students of hazards and incidents, to ensure the future safety of everyone and to make sure environmental hazards don't threaten the students.

    Greek Life

    Rowdy and constantly going! Tons of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to learn, and those who are looking for the excitement of living in the middle of the big city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check the nooks and crannies of the libraries for messages from older students.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything! Cool activities are constantly going on through SAA, or there's always Frat Row or Tech Rec.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be friendly! Talk to everyone you meet, and get yourself involved in campus activities! Spend time in public places, and apply for internships, coops, and research positions. Try to talk to your professors too! They're full of cool information and anecdotes that doesn't make it into the curriculum.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is an incredible campus full of opportunities and experiences that you'll never forget. It's exciting and a fantastic learning environment, and every day I find something new, cool, and interesting. A beautiful campus with friendly, intelligent people.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Given its a school in the middle of midtown Atlanta, one of the most dangerous cities in the US, its really pretty safe. I mean I'm a girl and I'm usually pretty paranoid but there are so many cops around campus that are really looking out for your well-being that I feel totally safe walking back to my dorm from the library even at 2 3 in the morning. Additionally, the great things about the cops, they really aren't looking to be funstoppers, just maintain safety. They're not going around busing parties and breathalyzing kids walking home. If you're not putting yourself in danger, they leave you alone.

    Greek Life

    Definitely present. Anyone who wants to go to parties usually goes to the Fraternities. They're right on East Campus so they're all really close too. Sororities are definitely smaller but I know pretty much all the girls in my hall were. That's not common though. I wasn't greek and had friends that were greek and not.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tech has a great variety of clubs being a bigger school. The problem is you really have to go out and seek out ones that interest you yourself. A lot of them are almost hidden! There's a short amount of time where they're all advertising but after that they all sort of disappear.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious, smart, maybe a little nerdy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stealing the T (not really supported by the school, but still happens), swimming in the campanile, going all out for the UGA game, sidewalk chalking, skilles farmers markets and sales.

    Bang for the buck

    Rated one of the top universities in this area. And I believe it! If you can make it through all the tough classes and teachers you're basically guaranteed a nice job in engineering. That's a lot more than what most people can say.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people are interested in partying, don't worry! I know tons of people who went out most weekends to fraternities, clubs, and off campus parties. The great part though, is being a pretty nerdy school, you can also stay in without feeling strange. People often just need a break from all the school work and have movie nights or I know a lot of guys just have video game marathons. Really whatever you want to do you can find people doing it!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are pretty great with lots of variety every night... say hello to the freshman 15. The student center also has a lot of good options, and I personally went there for lunch a lot because it was central to a lot of classes.

    Dorm Life

    This really depends on how lucky you get. And I know they are rebuilding a lot of the dorms soon. I lived in an honors program dorm. So for me, I loved the dorm. especially because we all bonded pretty well and everyone had similar mindsets when it came to studying and such. Otherwise facilities are really pretty clean! I have yet to see any dorm I wouldn't feel totally at home in!

    Academic Rigor

    There is going to be a lot of work. And a lot of all nighters. Get ready. But the great thing is almost everyone is in the same boat! So you bond with a lot of people this way to be honest. Everyone helps each other out A LOT. That's one of the biggest things I've noticed that actually sets Tech apart to be honest. I had heard that at a lot of comparable schools there's a lot of backstabbing that goes on. But here, I have honestly found helping hands and friendly people wherever I look.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit! When I did, it completely changed my mind. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. I was expecting a traditionally city school with no green space and lots of grey buildings. It wasn't at all! There's beautiful architecture everywhere and TONS of green! Tech was one of the first major institutions that set up camp in Atlanta, so they have more room than what anyone today could get in the same area. Additionally, it really is a engineering focused school, I knew some non-engineering majors but I would be lying if I said there were a lot. So that's something to keep in mind, whether you're looking for lots of like-minded people or diversity- at least in this aspect. But overall in thinking, politics, religion, race, ect I think we have wonderful diversity and I'm from a very diverse area to begin with.

    In three sentences

    I honestly love the school, I couldn't have imagined going anywhere else and feeling so accepted and immediately at home. I have made closer friends than I have ever had before. Yes, Its a lot of work, I've also pulled more all nighters than ever before, so if you're not totally motivated and in love with learning its not the place for you.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Haven't eaten there.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in the dorm so don't know.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech have a great reputuiotn for rigorousness so enjoy it :-).

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to orientation. Work hard.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events. Participate in school activities. Tour the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a challenging school but the reward of the degree after you graduate will be worth the challenge. It is also known for its athletics and being a technology, but does have other non-technology based majors. Overall it is a good school and environment even though its in the city.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students, and nerds who want to make an impact. (2013 Convocation speech: If you want to change the world, you can do that, you're at Georgia Tech. If you want to build the Ironman suit, you can do that, you're at Georgia Tech!)

    What to do for fun

    You're in the middle of Atlanta. Enough said. There's the aquarium, many sports teams, and the Coca-Cola factory.

    Food and Dining

    I've heard from some of my friends that the food and dining isn't great on campus, but at the same time, Georgia Tech is in the middle of Atlanta, so there are tons of options to choose from off campus.

    Dorm Life

    From what I've heard, the dorm life is friendly and nice, but most of the people at Georgia Tech are nerds (no offense, I personally am a nerd). This school won't give you the big frat parties if you're into that.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering college in Georgia Tech is a very rigorous one, but I've heard from some of my friends that most classes are hard, but not boring. They thought that the classes were hard because you were actually learning something, not because the teacher wanted to fail everyone. My friends have also told me that there are tons of ways you can reach for help outside of class, and the teachers are very reachable.

    In three sentences

    Campus Visit: Amazing. I was expecting it to bee too urban, but when I walked in to the campus, I couldn't even tell that I was in downtown Atlanta! About a month later, we self-toured it, to see the campus without being brainwashed by the tour guide, and we noticed that there were a ton of regular students who were friendly enough to ask if we needed any help, EVERY time we looked at the map.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police and safety initiatives (such as emergency phones all over campus) are really great, but the fact of the matter is that we're in the middle of Atlanta. Crimes happen, but if you're smart they won't happen to you.

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of it, but it seems pretty under control. There are always Frat parties going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart people, dedicated people, study-abroad lovers, ambitious people

    Bang for the buck

    One of (if not the) top rated schools for a return on your academic investment. People love hiring Tech students, and there are a ton of career-related resources to tap into.

    What to do for fun

    Parties are always happening, football games are a schoolwide tailgate, Atlanta has concerts to museums to improv groups every weekend, and on-campus are plenty of club-sponsored events all the time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, but I wouldn't recommend eating at the same dining hall for lunch and dinner. You get tired of the options, so make sure to try the different meals offered instead of going to the same line everyday. They seem very accomodating for food restrictions and have a decent amount of healthy options as well.

    Dorm Life

    It's ok, but it's not exactly a party. It's pretty mellow.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take things one step at a time. It can be very overwhelming to realize how much is expected of you here, but if you tackle it with small steps and stay on top of your work, it's actually really enjoyable to get things done! You should be enjoying the education you get, not wasting 5 years of your life trying to get through a mound of work. If you're feeling stressed, that's fine, but realize that school will have its ups and downs, and at GA Tech it can be very rigorous, but it will pay off in the end. You just have to stick to it.

    In three sentences

    There is a LOT to do here: There are 400 clubs or organizations, so there's basically something going on everyday, and a ton of free events - not to mention all the stuff going on in Atlanta. There are also so many resources for academic, career-related and health-related success; I honestly wouldn't be able to avoid getting help if I needed it. There are also some really cool programs I'm excited to try, like the venture lab for free start-ups for ideas, undergraduate research, and so many study abroads to choose from!

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe. Email alerts and phone options connect you directly to GTPD. Stingerette and Midnight Rambler are great for late night transportation. Safety classes are offered and lots of resources in case of emergency.

    Great for these types of students

    You gotta want this school...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    TO HELL WITH GEORGIA Missing T's in some places... Lots of random outside art pieces that are intriguing but weird...

    What to do for fun

    Tons of extracurriculars. Tons of people you can find to do something with. CRC is fantastic and the campus is great for a run.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are pretty much a toss-up on the days you go. Woody's = Not terrible, but it's pretty much the same options every day. It's closest to my dorm though, so I'm most familiar with it. And brunch on the weekends goes on forever. Oh, and largest drink options. Brittain = I love it the few times I've gone. Great food, tons of fruit, drink options are meh. North Ave = by far the biggest and most elaborate. Too far for me to go regularly, though. Generally good reviews. There are also other stores in the Student Center and Tech square that are pretty great.

    Dorm Life

    I have one of the nicer dorms on the edge of campus. It's the quieter side of campus, but it's also easier to relax. Only complaint I have is that the doors slam shut if you don't close them carefully. Otherwise, I don't have any problems with the location, the furniture, the people, or anything else like that.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm still waiting for it to hit me that I'm in college. There's not a ton of work yet, but I'm sure everything will pick up soon. Staying on top of things is really key (yeah, I got tired of people saying that to me too, but oh how true it is...)

    Tips for prospective students

    It's ok to be a nerd here, but that doesn't mean everyone is one. This place has a great, very accepting atmosphere, and I am very comfortable here. Come because we have what you need for a good future.

    In three sentences

    I love GT because it's pretty much the perfect college for me. I really can't complain about the location, the food, the living, the classes, the people...anything. I can't wait to see what else will happen in my time here.

  • 10/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the best police departments in the country right here at Georgia Tech!

    Greek Life

    Over 30 frats and sororities on campus and 25% of students are Greek!

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs. From sky diving to building solar powered race cars, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    - Motivated students who want to be know - People who want to be a part of something big - Passionate people who want to be the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg and build something innovative and great

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Literally hundreds of traditions here. So many that they give you a book about them. Definitely keeps campus interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Tech is in the top 20 Universities in the country. It is ranked number one for return on investment. If you want to be a millionaire, you're at Georgia Tech, YOU CAN DO THAT!

    What to do for fun

    PARTY! Lot's of parties starting Thursday nights and going all weekend. Also, your in the middle of Atlanta, so there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food could get better but there are plenty of dining options around campus including Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell.

    Dorm Life

    My hall is the BEST hall on campus. We are 30 best friends and spend all of our time together partying, playing games, eating out, and studying. I have never had so much fun despite the stress of Tech.

    Academic Rigor

    The hardest thing I have ever done, yet the most exciting!

    Tips for prospective students

    -Learn how you best study -Put in the effort -Be a go-getter -Success isn't all about the books -Have fun!

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is the most intense, stressful, crazy time of your life spent in the most fun, beautiful, encouraging environment you've ever experienced. The opportunities here are unmatched at any other university including huge names like Stanford, Yale, and Cornell. Despite being a big campus, everyone is like one big family!

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Tech is a fantastic school and most engineering majors are guaranteed a job when they graduate.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay at Georgia Tech. I was only on a meal plan my freshman and sophomore years. West Campus has Woodruff Dining Hall and East Campus has Brittain and North Avenue which is brand new. The meal plans are fairly expensive, but it is worth the convenience factor when you don't have a car.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman experience was the best decision I made! The dorms on West Campus are newer and larger than the ones on East Campus. I lived on a floor with all girls on West. Each building really bonds with one another. Our room hosted movie night once a week that way we could meet people that lived around us. If you put in the effort, dorm life can be a blast!

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech is one of the most challenging and difficult schools in the country academically. Just because you had a 4.0 in high school does not mean you will succeed at Georgia Tech with the same effort. Classes move quickly and there is a lot more independent studying needed.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For an in state student with Zell Miller, it is awesome. On average engineers come out with a starting salary around $60,000. I will have made more my first year on the job after graduation, than I spent to go here.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Tech Wreck for bowling and gaming. Go to the CRC to slide down the water slide. There are plenty of clubs on campus hosting a plethora of events including cookouts, date auctions, and formals. Attend a football game, and even better get tickets for the Swarm student section. The Swarm is closer to the field and the loudest section there to cheer on the Yellow Jackets. Last but not least, you are in Atlanta. You will be a short walk from movies and shopping in Atlantic Station and all of the things going on in Centennial Park. You also have Marta to take you to places all over the city.

    Food and Dining

    I think the food is pretty good. I love Brittain, it feels the most like home and has a line that is a close to home cooked as you will get on campus. Desserts are almost always great. There is also a lot of choices for food in the student center and Tech Square with a lot of big name restaurants. Don't forget you are in Atlanta as well, and there are places to eat everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are typical college dorms with community bathrooms. However, the community allows you to form close relationships with your dorm since it is just apart of the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but you can do well in them. Georgia Tech offers so many resources for you to succeed in all of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here expecting college to be easy even if you were valedictorian of your high school, there are so many of those here. Expect to have to work hard to get the grades you got in high school.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. It is hard, but the fact that almost everyone here is also an engineer, means that you are not alone. I have found a balance between school work and social and I absolutely love it here.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Clean Campus.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Its Atlanta, what isn't there to do for fun?

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for the SAT and ACT!

    In three sentences

    Great location in Atlanta. Fun student body. Great school.

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a high priority here at Georgia Tech, there are campus safety boxes all over campus and of course Police cars patrolling the campus 24/7. There is a police station situated at the center of the school. There are also undercover police officers who blend in as students looking for bike thieves and other thieves. There is a specific number Georgia Tech students can use to contact GT police and also a website Georgia Tech students can use to register their belongings in case they go missing for easy identification. Being that Georgia Tech is a campus within a city, on the GT police website there is also a list of places with the highest crime rates off campus around Georgia Tech, where students should try and avoid.

    Greek Life

    There are over 50 active Fraternities and Sororities on campus. Most of these fraternities contribute to the life of Georgia Tech by offering scholarships to students and even incoming freshmen, throwing parties, organizing events and also providing job opportunities for their members.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs on campus to participate in with diverse interests and also the clubs are very active on campus and passionate about what they're doing.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, determined, outgoing, fun and social Students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In Georgia Tech, students have recently been stopped from taking the letter T from the Tech tower and in retaliation, Georgia Tech students scrape of the letter T from every sign or post on campus. We have the Humans vs Zombie game that the school does every fall semester. Georgia Tech also has its annual tricycle race, where students come out for a marathon race on a tricycle.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia Tech is not all about academics as people usually tend to think and the students here also have a social life and are fun like other students in other colleges. Georgia Tech students work hard and play even harder. With world class facilities and professors, Georgia Tech students are being shaped into world class innovators in our various field and hopefully in 3 years we will build the Iron man suit.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are over 300 activities to sign up for and join on campus. Georgia Tech also has a playing field for sports and a bowling alley called Tech rec to go and hang out. In East campus, every weekend the Frat houses throw raves and of course Georgia Tech's football games is a must-see. There are events thrown on campus every semester, every fall semester it has become a tradition to participate in the Human vs Zombie game that goes on for a week and is very exciting.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately Georgia Tech's dining halls are not so great. The only dining hall that is good is the North Avenue dining hall. The rest such as Woodruff or Brittain are not so great. The food court on the other hand is awesome, we have variety of fast food restaurants such as Pizza hut, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Taco-Bells and more of them up at Tech square in East campus near the Barnes and Nobles bookstore.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is actually very great here at Georgia Tech. there are two campuses, the more quiet West campus, where there a bigger dorms and freshmen dorms such as Fitten, Folk and Caldwell and the more lively and partying East campus, where the Fraternity houses are and other dorms. There is also an apartment for those who like the out of campus feel called North Avenue apartment, designed like an off-campus apartment but it's on campus, convenient and of course owned by Georgia Tech. For incoming Freshmen, West campus would be better than East campus, because in the Freshmen dorms, the Peer Leaders and Resident Assistants there are great, they try to make everyone on each floor feel like family and they're more available to help the freshmen than those in East campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Institute of Technology has a very tough academic curriculum in my opinion. The curriculum is designed to shape and mold you into the best you can possibly be for your profession. Also they have put in place various aids for students to help them get through the tough curriculum and as I have said be sure to make use of them. It is tough but with hard work and determination I certainly believe it is workable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and do your best. Research on your professor before registering for classes. Always seek out help in whatever problems you're going through. Make us of the various academic facilities that are present on campus which could help you with a better GPA. A GPA isn't everything, get involved on campus,with groups, volunteer work and professional organizations. This will be the most exciting 4 or 5 years of your life, so have fun as well doing it and get enough sleep.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Institute of technology is an interesting experience for me. This is a world-class university that prepares you to be an outstanding individual in the different professions it offers and also makes your marketable in the ever growing professional world market today. It is a very exciting experience and one that can definitely overwhelm you if you do not work hard enough.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    CRC is the best

    Food and Dining

    Foods are bad in my opinion

    Dorm Life

    It is pretty good

    Academic Rigor

    Be successful

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and be successful

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is the best college for engineering students who want to work in a field right after they graduate. Georgia Tech has the greatest Co-op program throughout country that connects most well-known companies in engineering or other categories. Also, many other extracurricular activities, internship, and research help student achieve not only academic goals but also outside activities.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Atlanta has a great nightlife. Plus, there's plenty of surrounding areas, like Little Five Points and Atlantic Station, that have plenty of fun things to do. The campus also has a Rec Center (complete with pools,a rock climbing wall, and more) and a bowling alley.

    Food and Dining

    While the dining halls aren't exactly the best, there are plenty of off-campus options, such as The Varsity, Wingnuts, Goodfellas, J.R. Crickets (all within walking distance!). If you have a car or want to ride MARTA, you can go to restaurants in areas like Little Five Points and Atlantic Station.

    Dorm Life

    The Peer Leaders are amazing! They do everything they can to get students involved and show them that there's more to Tech than academics.

    Academic Rigor

    There's a reason Georgia Institute is known as one of the hardest schools. Classes can be overwhelming, but just balance everything properly and you should do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. Also, make sure you balance all of your classes correctly. Just because this is a school renowned for engineering doesn't mean you don't need to worry about English and History classes.

    In three sentences

    Known as one of the hardest schools in the USA, Georgia Institute of Technology definitely lives up to its name. However, if you learn to balance fun experiences with hard work, you can easily succeed.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just don't walk alone on campus at night and you'll be safe.

    Greek Life

    Vibrant Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many student lead organizations are available to join. Find something that'll keep you interested will be impossible since there's something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not try to steal the T from top of Tech tower. It is rigged and is frowned upon.

    Bang for the buck

    You'll get the best education and degree money can buy you.

    What to do for fun

    Atlanta is a great city to explore. Grab a friend and take off to find an adventure!

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan here is horrible and required for freshmen. Sorry!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very social and dynamic. Everyone gets along great from eatting pizzas a 3 am, to studying in the lounges for their upcoming tests, to participating in contests and other social events.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not apply here if you do not plan on studying very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a lot of upper-level math and science courses in high school. Pick a hobby and stick with it for up to 4 years since they like to see dedication and commitments.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a top tier engineering institute training their students to solve complex global problems and utilize their analytical skills to bring about change.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    If you are on meal plan, there are 3 dining halls located on the outskirts of campus, so it can be a pain if you are in the middle of campus most of the day. The food is okay though. It's definitely improved a bit over the last few years. There are a few fast food places in the student center as well that are really popular and lots of good places to eat in Tech Square that even take buzzcard. Plus, there's even more places around Atlanta to eat at that are nearby and many even deliver. There is never a shortage of places to eat, and there is so much variety. Unfortunately, prices can be a bit higher though being in the city.

    Dorm Life

    Most people never really get that acquainted with the other students in their dorm other than their roommate(s). However, it's the RAs'/PLs' jobs to try and get their students to participate in dorm activities so there is always something going on, especially freshman year. Thankfully they don't force people to do anything, so if you prefer hanging alone you will be safe. However, it's a good idea to take advantage of the free food and/or the discounted events, such as movies, at times.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of classes varies greatly depending on your major/what classes you are taking, but for the most part they aren't that bad. Some classes you have to work really hard for but it's worth it. Just make sure you go to class and don't slack off. It's harder to catch up and fix your grade than to maintain a good one.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You must do the freshmen cake race if you are a freshmen. It is a fun tradition and a story you will be able to tell later.

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state students, this is as good as any college will get for your money($20,000 a year). For out-of-state students, it's twice as expensive($40,000 a year). Either way, this school is the best investment you will ever make. It's respected and high ranking in many important and influential fields.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy running between dorms to spend time with classmates, hanging out in the dining halls, and attending a class at the campus recreational center for Krav Maga (one of many interesting and health-focused programs).

    Food and Dining

    North Ave dining hall is where you want to be. It has a young, fresh atmosphere and the best food so long as you go during normal eating hours. It's open from 7am-2am but if you go there at 11pm, for example, you're looking at pizza, burgers, or salad (these few items get a bit old). During normal eating hours such as dinner time, so many more options are opened to you. From a Wok station, to a station where they make custom pasta, to the stations where the options change every day, you'll always find something to eat. Britain dining hall has the best breakfast with an omlet station and then a burrito station that opens around lunch time. Its food is home-y and wholesome. Avoid the west campus dining hall if possible( Woody's ). Its food is basically the quality you got in middle school. All of the dining halls are buffet style.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the greatest thing for the social butterfly. You are constantly surrounded by excitement and someone is always doing something. You will meet so many great people in your dorm so long as for the first few weeks, you spend as much time as you can outside your room itself and spend more time in the hallway, kitchen, study area, or any other communal space. Do your homework in a circle with dormmates. Bond with dormmates with similar classes and doing this will ensure that you have resources and people close by when you need help and it's crunch time. I will say, however, some dorms are rather old and have humidity issues. This, however, rarely affects dorm life. Many rooms don't have carpet(cold feet). A couple of the dorms did start the year with a cockroach problem but after 5 weeks, it was mostly resolved.

    Academic Rigor

    One thing I've learned in college is that your grades are what you make them. Your IQ or how smart you seem to others has no corrilation to your GPA. Time and actual effort are what shape your grades. Any class is conquerable if you're willing to fully dedicate yourself to it throughout the semester. Most importantly, though, make sure you are taking care of yourself physically so that you can perform academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Realize that college life should not be focused around parties and staying up as late into the night as possible. Plan your life around a study schedule, work ahead, but also leave plenty of time to network (meaning have fun with people aka party, play ping pong, join a club), sleep, and eat. These things will make up mostly your entire life at college. Meet as many people as you can as quickly as you can. People tend to slowly fall into their comfort groups of friends and you want to be that group for lots of different people. Join clubs and get involved. This mean quality over quantity. Work toward a leadership role that you actually care about and join activities that you can discuss during an interview.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech has been a great play for me to become my own independent adult. It allows you the freedom to govern your life while still providing crucial resources and programs for any concerns. The people here are amazing, the professors care and are involved, and the experience is what you make it.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    its a little sketch at times

    Greek Life

    join it its time consuming but worth it

    Clubs and Activities

    boring

    Great for these types of students

    nerdy but fun

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    fight win drink get naked

    What to do for fun

    FROP

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are dece but they have other good food options

    Dorm Life

    Convenient on east campus but old.

    Academic Rigor

    its hard AF but worth it

    Tips for prospective students

    Study...then study more... you should sleep sometime too but mainly just study a lot...

    In three sentences

    Its a tough school full of crazy smart people. There are some really nice parts and enjoyable classes but there are some classes that are awful. But in the end you have to admit you love it.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I do not have much experience with this as well but love the Varsity nearby and do not see food as a priority at any college I attend.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know a ton about dorm life, but in visiting saw them as pretty basic and similar to many other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard that the coursework is fairly rigorous albeit doable for the dedicated student.

    In three sentences

    I have always lived in Georgia and have found Georgia Tech to be a great option as far as in-state schools. The campus is beautiful as well. I have recently been accepted and am considering attending.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is The Georgia Tech Police department right on campus. Safety is of big importance. The police aren't overbearing there, but there presence is very evident.

    What to do for fun

    We go to football games, play video games, watch The Walking Dead and go to the student center, where we can bowl, play ping pong or a variety of other activities. We can workout or swim at the recreation center. We have it all at Tech!

    Food and Dining

    There is a vast variety of choices of dining halls and many fast food options on campus. Some are open longer for those studying late hours and we can eat as much as we want.

    Dorm Life

    Family. Friends. Fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Ga Tech is hard. You have to work hard and study. You are here for a modestly short time to receive something that will last you a lifetime.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sit in the front of the class. Go to class. Use the resources offered to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech has great traditions consisting of George Burdell, football and The Rambling Wreck. Tech is located in Atlanta where you can do anything like visit the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, see a Braves or Falcons game or eat at The Varsity. Tech offers the best education anyone could ask for.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I typically hang out with my sorority sisters or enjoy activities presented on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that if students do not understand the work presented in class to always ask questions, go to office hours, and also get familiar with the Center of Academic Success. I would also advise the students to get their face known on campus by joining different organizations and networking on campus.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a great school with a lot of resources and opportunities. The Institute teaches students about the real world and helps individuals grow into an adult. The work can become overwhelming and intense, but it is worth it.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. Make friends. Go to sporting events. Explore. There's a lot to offer here for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Kind of depends on the day and where you go. There are certain foods that are better at some dining halls than others and everyone has a different opinion. You'd kind of just need to see for yourself. My only definite complaint is that there really needs to be a dining hall in the center of campus to make it easier to get to in between classes if you have an hour break or something. As of now, they're all on the edges and annoying to go to between classes with a break.

    Dorm Life

    Not bad. They try to plan a lot of activities for the floor and it can be pretty easy to make new friends through those. The dorms on West are nicer because they're newer (with the exception of Folk and Caldwell, which still aren't as newly renovated as the others). East isn't bad. There's a lot more always going on there because of the Frats and whenever there are games. The dorms are definitely not as nice, but there's closer access to the nicer dining hall. On west you have control of the temp. in your room, which is always a plus. However, on east it isn't so. If it gets too hot you'd just need to have a fan or open the window. East is also closer to classes, although you'd have to walk up Freshman hill every day... which isn't that bad. West is farther of course, but in my opinion worth it. There's perks to both sides.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is far from easy, but doable if you put your mind to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    In high school, definitely be sure to pay attention in all your classes and do well. Especially in your AP classes. DO NOT under any circumstances take Calc 2 your first semester after only taking AP Calc AB. BC would be fine, but AB is unprepared (I know from experience). A lot of things I've been learning in Chemistry were things I learned when I took AP Chem, so if you didn't take the test or didn't pass... some of the information is a fairly easy refresher.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is tough. If you work hard, it isn't as bad as people make it out to be. But don't let anyone fool you, it is definitely still stressful.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Really really good deal for education.

    What to do for fun

    Go into Atlanta and browse the aquarium.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Neat dorms; small but not old.

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty rigorous, but doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous and in the city. The educational return rate in comparison to the tuition for this esteemed engineering school is one of the best. Overall a very good college.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GT police patrol regularly. Students can call the Stingerette van to get across campus after 6.

    Greek Life

    I have not participated in Greek Life myself, but have friends who fully recommend and enjoy their Greek brothers and sisters.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous to choose from that engage in community activities to serve and bond.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated, enthusiastic about research, looking for memories of a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    Recreational activities such as, movie events held by the student government, ice skating, six flags, stargazing, etc., as well as academic events such as, study abroad and research.

    Food and Dining

    Hosts a variety of ethnicities and hours of operations.

    Dorm Life

    Friendly, engaging activities and many options.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough but very enjoyable and worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Love to learn and never let go of your dream, what drives you to work hard.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech has very thorough curriculum. It tests you dedication and endurance,while working in exciting events to relax and enjoy. Georgia Tech has exceptional faculty and staff who will become lasting friendships and support for you.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tech has emergency buttons located all around campus. GTPD is readily available if you are feeling unsafe. Avoid walking alone at night and be aware of your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life on campus is pretty prominent. There are multiple Greek mansions for the sororities and fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to get involved in on campus. Even if you don't see a club that you want to join listed, you can start one!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are someone who loves to get involved, work hard, and become a leader in their community, then Tech is the right place for you. Although the classes take a lot of work and can be very rigorous, students on Tech's campus love to have fun. There's always a party or something fun to do. We also know how to study and get good grades.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People around campus like to steal the T's off of buildings and signs as a tradition. T for Tech!

    Bang for the buck

    This school definitely gives you the proper education for what you pay. You will graduate feeling extremely prepared.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of on campus activities. There is something to do practically everyday. The Frats on campus throw huge parties on the weekends and the school is located right in the middle of downtown so there's a lot of places to go.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few food options on campus other than the dining halls. We have a Chik-fil-a, Taco Bell, Subway, and other places in the Student Center Food Court. Our dining halls are nice and are sometimes really good. They can be inconsistent some times when it comes to the food, but for the most part, they are really convenient.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms on campus are nice (mostly just west campus dorms). Everyone is in one place and maintenance does a good job at keeping them up.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech is a very rigorous institution. You really have to learn time management and proper studying skills in order to be successful. Be prepared for some late nights and early mornings!

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech looks so amazing and beautiful. Nervous about the decisions coming out this Saturday. I hope I get in.

  • 03/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Things are improving, but you cannot walk alone in Atlanta at night, period. On the Tech campus, you are reasonably safe at night (and totally safe during the day), but there are sometimes periodic robberies that occur in the wee hours of the night. There is about a 1.4% chance you will be robbed or assaulted in Atlanta (http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ga/atlanta/crime/), which is comparatively high.

    Greek Life

    A big deal here, most social events happen in Greek life and about 1 in 3 people is involved in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and organizations to join, including dramaTech, GT Solar Racing, GT Motorsports, Chinese Club, Wreck Club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who work hard and KNOW they want to do engineering.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia Tech is full of traditions, from dressing up for football games to stealing the t from any place that has a t on campus. Just recently, the T was stolen off of Tech Tower.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are from Georgia, this the best bang-for-your-buck you will get. However, for out-of-state students, you will be working hard to find scholarships and financial aid that are not need based.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and activities to get involved in on-campus, from Rambling Wreck Club to GT Solar Racing. Lots of people are involved in many different student organizations. Greek life is also pretty big here, and there are lots of activities happening there as well. If you're into partying there are greek parties pretty much every day of the week. Atlanta also has many art museums and is home to lots of musical venues, and big names pass through very frequently.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is also nothing to write home about. Rest assured it is welcome sustenance when you are studying and you need to take a break. There are 3 dining halls on campus, and they are not entirely evenly spaced but... There are plenty of places to eat besides the dining halls (when and if you get tired of dining hall food). The Student Center and Technology Square have plenty of restaurants with a wide variety of food, which is of superior quality. Also, around Atlanta there are many world-renouned restaurants such as the Vortex. The downside is that you have to go off-campus to eat there.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls are nothing to write home about, just your run-of-the mill, average, middle-of-the road, residence halls. If you are placed in a hall will people you get along with (like I did), you will form a great community and will be best buds. However, if you are not placed in a hall with people you like there are plenty of opportunities to meet people from other residence halls and expand your horizons that way (at least on East Campus). West Campus is more secluded, in general, from what I hear.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech is in the highest tier for academic rigor. Engineering school is already hard, but Tech has a reputation for being among the most difficult. Be prepared for a lot of work that doesn't subside often. But know that you are getting a top-ten engineering education. Also know companies know Tech graduates are best-prepared for the real world, thanks to their extensive studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a good SAT Math score and have a reasonably high GPA. These things are essential for any engineering university. Then, make sure you participate in extracurricular activities and try to get as close to real-world engineering as possible, so you can show the admittance people you really know what you want to get into. If you are planning on going to Tech, make sure to take as many AP and IB courses that will get you out of fluff requirement classes like Physics I, II, English I, II, and Calc I, II, III. The faster you can get credit for these classes the faster you can get to studying your actual major.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is really what you make of it. You can get crushed by the overwhelming workload or you can get the #5 undergraduate engineering education in the US. If you dive in and work hard, you will have an awesome time being the best engineer you can be and gaining valuable connections and real-world experience.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police on campus are extremely dedicated to their job. They constantly patrol, and do presentations on how to stay safe. Some teach self defense courses for groups or clubs. Every few hundred feet on campus there are stations where you can push a glowing blue button that automatically calls the police and tells them where you are if you feel unsafe, and there are streetlights everywhere that come on every night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stealing the T of tech tower has long been a tradition, but is now considered vandalism and is illegal. Over spring break 2014 the T was stolen, but the student was caught and had to face a judicial hearing. They were going to press charges but the alumni stopped it. It takes a lot of work to steal the T, as it has been wired with sensory detectors, and the climb up to get it is very dangerous.

    What to do for fun

    It is in Atlanta, so there is plenty to do. The aquarium is close by, as is Atlantic Station (a shopping center) and both Piedmont Park and Central Park. The CRC has a fantastic workout center and pool, even a hot tub. In the summer chairs are set out for sunbathing. You can also book rooms to play tennis, basketball, and more, or take classes such as self defense. On weekends or over breaks campus usually has multiple events going on that are little or no money with your school ID.

    Food and Dining

    North Avenue is the best dining hall by far, and is open until 2 am on weekdays. The food is about average, but the stir fry at North Ave. is particularly good. On west campus the only dining hall is Woodruff, while east has both North Ave. and Britain.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are probably about average. Dorms on west campus tend to be larger and more quiet than those on east. What life on your particular floor is like depends a lot on how your RA is, so if you get an RA who doesn't enforce the rules the year can be really miserable.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very challenging, especially once you get to the upper level classes. There is a lot of homework given in most classes, and constant studying is a necessity.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY! Before you do anything else, spend time studying each day or you will get behind. Write down the homework that you need to be doing each week, because most classes have work set up that is due throughout the semester and it is easy to miss dates if you aren't paying attention. Learn how to get around campus quickly; there are a few really good shortcuts that cut walking time. But you should also know the bus routes, because when it gets rainy or cold they are a life saver.

    In three sentences

    It had many different clubs and activities, so there is going to be something for everyone. There is not as much variety in majors as other colleges. The campus is situated in midtown Atlanta, so there is always plenty to do in your free time.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek, Recreational Center, Clubs and activities, and volunteer opportunities

    Food and Dining

    Many options good prices, all different types

    Dorm Life

    Very Expensive. Decent rooms. Good washers and dryers

    Academic Rigor

    Entry classes are a weed out process

    Tips for prospective students

    Work and Study Hard

    In three sentences

    Very Expensive. Large Classes. But worth it.

  • 04/21/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Seems a bit expensive

    What to do for fun

    Go to the attractions here in ATL. Cnn center the aquarium, world of coke

    Academic Rigor

    Lot of hard work that will payoff in the end

    Tips for prospective students

    You will be in the heart of Atlanta, familiarize yourself with Atlanta

    In three sentences

    GT is a school that is well recognized across the country. It is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. GT is known for its engineering program and for innovation in technology

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although campus is in the middle of Atlanta, it feels very safe. The campus police are very competent and care about the safety of students. There are many emergency call boxes placed around campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is good, but not as competitive or intense as at some bigger state schools. There are many good chapters and being involved in Greek life can make the Georgia Tech experience much more enjoyable.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs to get involved in on campus, from intramural sports to card game organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who might be considered nerdy, foreign students, students who are smart and sociable, students interested in a more casual Greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia Tech has many traditions. These include the name George P. Burdell, a made-up student at Tech, stealing T's off of campus signs, receiving a rat cap as a freshman, a tricycle race called the Mini 500, a freshman race up the main campus hill for cake, and many more.

    Bang for the buck

    A Georgia Tech education is very impressive to many employers. Georgia Tech graduates rank very high for investment in their education in terms of starting salary. Most majors can expect to be making at least $50,000 a year when they graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sports events, many local concerts and events, many good local restaurants, museums, nice parks

    Food and Dining

    Most freshman are on a meal plan, which is pretty good. There are three dining halls to choose from, and some flexible spending dollars that can be spent at any campus location. North Avenue is the newest and best dining hall. The other on campus dining options are predominately in the Student Center, including a food court and several fast food options. There's a good variety there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is OK. Dorms on east campus are old and unrenovated but fine. West campus dorms are nicer and newer. There are numerous apartment-style dorms for upperclassmen which are nicer. Dorm life is pretty quiet and not super social, many upperclassmen decide to move off campus or into Greek housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very challenging, especially for STEM fields. Plan on spending 2-3 hours studying and doing homework for every hour spent in class. Average GPA is about a 3.0 or less.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan on devoting a lot of time to studying, but know that you will have time to unwind as well. Schedule your classes well to keep yourself balanced. Many students take summer classes and many enroll in more than 8 semesters.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech is a tough but enjoyable school to attend. There's a lot of school spirit and activities to participate in. Students are smart but many are friendly and sociable.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go around ATL Exercise

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard.

    In three sentences

    It's a rigorous school. It is hard working school. It is urban.

  • 06/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    GTPD do an excellent job of making sure our open campus is safe. They do a great job of informing and protecting the students of Georgia Tech.

    Greek Life

    Great presence on campus not too overbearing.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many things to do and not enough time to do all of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, curious, innovative, enterprising

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight Buzz is during Finals week. The Yellow Jacket Marching Band parades around East Campus and plays music.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely an amazing institution they have great ranking in all of their engineering majors and offer great opportunities for employment after you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor excursions, intramural sports, club sports, and many engineering and major-specific organizations exist to get you involved. The Greek life is great as well.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are amazing! Tech Square and the food courts also offer a wide variety of food options.

    Dorm Life

    The Freshman Experience program is excellent for getting you acclimated at Georgia Tech. I loved it so much that I will be participating in it next year as a residential advisor. The sense of community is very important as staff members know how hard classes can get.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard and professors vary as in all universities but the material is very interesting and having good professional relationships with faculty is encouraged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to balance your work time and your play time. It is possible to have a successful college career with both but you need to prioritize your classes first. The Library and Clough Commons are great places to study and work.

    In three sentences

    Georgia Tech provides so many activities and opportunities to be an active member of their social and academic communities. Living in Midtown Atlanta is an amazing chance to explore a thriving city. The classes are interesting but demanding, be ready to study.

  • 06/29/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    dining halls suck but there are two food trucks a day for lunch and dinner

    Dorm Life

    tiny

    Academic Rigor

    crazy

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect to be able to give the same amount of effort as in high school. It has the reputation for being hard because it is.

    In three sentences

    There are so many opportunities at Georgia Tech. The campus is nice and their is plenty to do to relieve the stress of academics. Expect to work hard and learn expert time management skills.

  • 07/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Georgia Tech Police Department is the best. It is true that GT is located in the middle of Atlanta so you can't deny the fact that it's dangerous but with the campus police and security systems all over campus, it really is like a bubble.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshmen Cake Race- a race that is held every year before the Ramblin Wreck Parade, top three male and female finish will win a freshly baked cake! The first place winner for both male and female will get a kill from Mr. Georgia Tech and Ms. Georgia Tech at the halftime of homecoming game! Mini500- Annual tricycle race held during homecoming week

    What to do for fun

    1. Campus is right next to Midtown. So many delicious unique restaurant to visit 2. Over 400 clubs and organizations at Tech. 3. Home football games are absolutely a blast. Experience the hate for dawgs! THWg 4. Free pass for all athletic events(except football) for students. 5. Campus Recreational Center is freaking amazing. From Olympic size pools to racquetball courts, basketball courts etc!

    Food and Dining

    I would personally give a 3 star for the dining halls and a 4 stars for food on campus. The dining hall foods aren't really top restaurant quality but it's not bad enough to the point where you get tired of it. There are also many variety of food available in the dining halls. Food on campus is 4 stars because at the student center, there's Taco Bell, Subway, Panda express(opening this fall), pizza hut, and a whole entire food court on the second floor which is delicious (A lot more quality fast food places). On the Fourth Floor, there's a fancier dinner place provided by the student center. And i forget on which days but there are food trucks that come to Tech Green every week!

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely stunning. I took part of the freshmen experience which I highly recommend everyone should, you are placed in a freshmen dorm (whether it be east or west) and have four Peer Leaders per floor. The peer leaders are there for you and are mentors for the floor. They are there for help at first but as the year goes on, they become close friends as well(Networking!). The Residence Hall Association ensures everything is OK and there are hall councils meetings every week so your voice can be heard and possibly pass a bill (For pizza party, energy drinks for finals week, etc). The hall council meetings also provides an opportunity for a leadership position right away!

    Academic Rigor

    Georgia Tech does have the stereotype of classes being insanely difficult and hardcore professor. That is false. Yes there are some classes that do take up more time than others and some classes where the professors can't teach that well. This is why Georgia Tech has taken the time to provide multiple resources to the student in aid of studying. We have multiple one on one tutor programs in the freshmen dorm, Clough Learning Commons, etc. You can make appointments to get extra help and for specific core classes like Physics 1-2 or Calculus 1-3 there are PLUS session which are extra study aid. The Professor and Teacher Assistants will always office hours and set up appointments if those time doesn't work. As difficult classes can be, there are many resources available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgia Tech is no longer the same as it was last five years. Getting accepted to GT is a lot more competitive and difficult due to GT opening up the common app. My advice to you is to make sure to challenge yourself in high school and try to take the most rigorous classes available as well as staying balanced with extracurricular activities. The admission office will see that you as a student have taken the necessary steps to push your limits and grow. Always remember to work hard

    In three sentences

    Probably one of the best decision I have ever made in my life. I absolutely love the people and campus here. You won't regret attending Tech, GO JACKETS!