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Georgia Tech Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Georgia Tech, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 4 and the fee for the application is $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Considering Applying Early to Georgia Tech?

Georgia Institute of Technology does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is October 15, which is coming up fast! Georgia Tech will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 4.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Georgia Tech?

Georgia Tech is aextremely difficult school to get into. Georgia Tech evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Georgia Tech accepted 21% of all applicants., around 8,719 of the 40,852 students who applied.

Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Georgia Tech, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, Georgia Tech waitlisted 6,214 students. Of those, 4235 eventually got in.

What's Most Important to Get In to Georgia Tech?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Georgia Tech

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Important
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important

Georgia Tech Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Georgia Tech must submit the following items. Double check with Georgia Tech's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Georgia Tech?

Students admitted to Georgia Tech have an average unweighted GPA of 4.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 42% submitted a class rank. At Georgia Tech 88% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 98% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Georgia Institute of Technology, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 42%
3.75 and 3.99 10.75%
3.50 and 3.74 2.45%
3.25 and 3.49 0.94%
3.00 and 3.24 0.61%
2.50 and 2.9 0.38%
2.00 and 2.49 0.24%
Georgia Tech does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Georgia Tech does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 71% of Georgia Tech's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Georgia Tech?

To be competitive with other Georgia Tech applicants, you should strive to earn between 1380 and 1520 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Georgia Tech 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1520 and 25% of scored lower than 1380, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Georgia Tech student is 1436.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Georgia Tech students scored 790 or higher and 75% of students scored 670 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Georgia Tech students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 670 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Georgia Tech?

To be most competitive at Georgia Tech, you should strive to earn between 31 and 35 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Georgia Tech's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.

A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Georgia Tech students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.

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Transferring to Georgia Institute of Technology

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Georgia Tech.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Georgia Tech during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Georgia Tech Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Georgia Tech?

Students who are admitted to Georgia Tech must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Georgia Tech accept transfer credits?

Georgia Tech accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Georgia Tech accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Georgia Tech accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Georgia Tech?

Georgia Tech. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Georgia Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Selective

21%

How hard is it to get into Georgia Tech? Georgia Tech is a selective institution. The Georgia Tech acceptance rate is 21%. This means that the institution accepts 21 out of every 100 applicants.

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Georgia Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 4

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Georgia Tech is Jan 4.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Georgia Tech is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Georgia Tech ACT Scores

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ACT Range

31 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

35 and Above

Good

31 to 35

Avg

31 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Georgia Tech is 32. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into Georgia Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Georgia Tech SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1380 - 1520

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Math SAT Range

700 - 790

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Reading SAT Range

670 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1520 and Above

Good

1380 to 1520

Avg

1380 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Georgia Tech students is 1436. Applicants with SAT scores of 1520 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Georgia Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 1380 to 1520 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1380 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

4.09

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Georgia Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.09. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

39,772

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

21%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,852

Out-of-State

$33,964

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 4
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