Founded on Oct. 13, 1885, the Georgia School of Technology opened its doors in October 1888 to 84 students. The School’s creation signaled the beginning of the transformation of the agrarian South to an industrial economy.In recent years, Georgia Tech has been a national leader in managing the global transition from an industrial economy to an information economy.
Georgia Tech's wide variety of technologically-focused majors and minors consistently earn strong national rankings. Georgia Tech has six colleges and 28 schools focusing on Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences.
Georgia Tech's research is organized into Core Research Areas to make it easier for you to learn more about your specific areas of interest. Many of these areas of research are also tied to Interdisciplinary Research Institutes, which connect you to the people, facilities and resources within a given area.
Center for Career Discovery and Development
We are dedicated professionals committed to promoting the mission of Georgia Tech by providing remarkable experiences for students, employers, faculty and staff. Our mission is to encourage students to realize their career dreams by:
Nobody makes it to college or through college without a support system.
So we pay close attention to every aspect of your Georgia Tech experience, from orientation through graduation. We wantyou to succeed — and it shows in our retention numbers and graduation rates.
Our Freshman Experience program helps first-year campus residents build a solid personal and academic foundation with resources that are there if and when and they need them.
The Center for Academic Success offers comprehensive support options that include 1-to-1 Tutoring, Peer-Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS), the “Reboot” Academic Recovery Program, and more.
More than just places to sleep and study, Tech’s residence halls offer a supportive environment designed to promote positive relationships, personal growth, and academic success.Freshmen can choose traditional or suite-style housing, and they may also opt for the Freshman Experience program, with resources that are there when students need them, but not when they don’t.
As we embark on a period of unprecedented change for the Georgia Tech Library, we are reimagining library spaces, services and collections on a campus where the students, faculty, and staff live and work on the leading edge of technology, research, and innovation.
Georgia Tech is located in the heart of Atlanta, but unless you look up and see the skyline in the near distance, you wouldn’t know it! Spanning 400 wooded acres and served day and night by an award-winning campus transportation system, Georgia Tech’s traditional campus offers a comfortable, yet stimulating living and learning environment, with virtually every amenity close at hand.
Our NCAA Division I athletics program features 17 men’s and women’s sports, and Tech students are passionate about their beloved Yellow Jackets.Intramural teams and club sports, plus our award-winning Campus Recreation Center, make it easy for all students to find opportunities for competitive fun and personal fitness. Georgia Tech also has one of the best outdoor recreation programs in the country, with year-round excursions near and far.
A big part of student life at Georgia Tech is what goes on outside the classroom. Tech students put as much energy into what they choose to do as what they have to do, so you'll have plenty of company in pursuing your passions and interests.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges for questions about the accreditation of the Georgia Institute of Technology.