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The Georgia Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessD-
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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Date: Jan 12 2004
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
-Georgia Tech is well known for engineering mostly in the South. Even worse, a non-engineering degree from Tech is worthless in any other part of the country. No one seems to what kind of school Tech is, other than that it has a football/basketball program.
  • Coursework is quite challenging if you're the sort who likes to mix a social life with your academic life. If you want to do well, expect to spend 10+ hrs/wk on classwork and study on top of everything else.
  • Greek life provides somewhat of a social scene by helping out with the men/women ratio. Other than that, expect to go downtown for a decent night life. The male/female ratio is completely out of whack…unless you're a female student.
  • You will know within the first week of a common saying that in your dorm room, the guy on your left and on your right will drop out by the end of the first year. Attrition rate is very high during the first two years. The people who'd hung around until graduation will most likely find a decent engineering job. Other than engineering and CS, don't have high expectation if you move out of the South, i.e. NY, New England, West Coast, etc.,.
  • Professors are hit and miss, some will help, some are elusive, some will brush you off with indirect answers or refer to a graduate assistant, some just plain don't care if you pass or fail. All will expect your highest intellect to be devoted to their class, just as you are expected to hold your own with some very smart kids.
  • Overall, if engineering is your cup of tea and you have the patience of working through 4-5 yrs of challenging work, you will certainly learn a few things about engineering. If you are the liberal arts or management type, I suggest another school that is more rewarding and better known in these categories.
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