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The Georgia Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueC- University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: May 19 2008
Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)
Georgia Tech is one big lesson in life experience. What you put into it is exactly what you will get out of it. Sure, the academics are outstanding and the name recognition will give you respect throughout your industry, but if you open yourself up to the education you are receiving not just inside but outside the classroom, you will succeed on more levels of life than you expected. Here are some examples of the hidden secondary education offered at this institution:

Situation 1) The classes are extremely hard, of an overwhelmingly large size, and the professor is difficult to understand.

Pitfalls: Stop attending lecture, bitch to your TA, be in a bad mood and half-ass your assignments because the professor isn't doing his job so why should you!

Life lesson: Don't victimize yourself. You will find that if you take the time to visit the professor during his office hours or make an appointment, he is always willing to accomodate and help an eager student. Homework becomes monumentally easier and more efficient this way. Take action. Don't expect success to come to you as it did in high school.

Situation 2) Everyone around you is a nerdy, ugly, arrogant prick. You have no social life and your workload is overbearing.

Pitfalls: Lock yourself in your dorm room and be miserable. Feel sorry for yourself. Become engrossed with your studies and perpetually frustrated at their difficulty level.

Life lesson: HAVE FUN once in a while. Get a hobby. Join a club. Take action (there's a running theme here). There is PLENTY to do on and off campus (Atlanta is amazing). Social life sucks at Tech if you don't know where to look. Some people say that you have to be in a frat/sorority to have any social life. Those people are wrong. If you dedicate yourself to developing your social skills (again..secondary education here) you will find a niche with people just like you. Trust me. This school is big enough. If all else fails, what I do sometimes. Go to random Home Park parties. No one cares if you don't know anyone. You will find a collection of all the random people you see around campus wasted at Home Park parties. It's pretty awesome. Join the band if you are a musically inclined incoming freshman who doesn't want to rush. It's a great way to meet people and get started socially.

Ok I guess that's pretty much what I wanted to say. You will encounter a number of miserable complainers on campus, but that's because they have not learned to rise above the adversity thrown their way. Don't fall into this trap. Tech is an invaluable experience because it teaches you how to learn, how to time manage, how to be happy, and how to take action to make your life what you want it to be. After college, you will no longer be amidst 10,000 of your equals in 3 square miles, and you will have to be able to cope to be happy. This institution is true preparation for the real world, and I absolutely loved it.

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