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The Georgia Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessC+ Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueD University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessD-
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsC
SafetyA
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Useful Schoolwork
F
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Surrounding City
A+
He cares more about Useful Schoolwork than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 2008
Major: Engineering Department (This Major's Salary over time)
Sure, Georgia Tech has a very good engineering program, and a graduate of it will probably know as much as anybody else, but the fact is that nearly everybody at GT is miserable, and the degree you get is not worth it.

I can confidently say that, for 95% of people, going to Georgia Tech is a bad decision. Sure your first potential employer will be impressed with where you graduated, but five years down the road nobody gives a damn where you went to college, and you will be no better with a degree from here then you would be from any other respected engineering program. It is simply not worth going through the hell that is GT.

If you want to do engineering, go to a place like Virginia Tech instead, the people there are friendly, happy, and there is a good social scene that will give you the "college experience" that the majority of Georgia Tech grads missed out on because they were either studying or playing video games in their dorms.

The notion that Georgia Tech is a "trap" is absolutely true - people come here for engineering and make it through a semester or 2 before realizing that they want to be somewhere else. Because of this school's ridiculous grade deflation, however, they have worked their ass off for a 2.4 and can't transfer to any school worth a shit, even if they did more work for that 2.4 than people elsewhere do for a 3.6.

Another thing that comes up is when somebody who came here for engineering discovers that they don't want to do engineering after all, and decides to change their major, but GT's options beyond engineering and computer science are a joke, and they can't transfer anywhere because of their miserable GPA.

The fact is, no high school senior really knows what they want to do with their life, and going to Georgia Tech is a surefire way to lock yourself into four years of hell, followed by a career which has nice looking starting salaries but thats about it. Your career looks much less attractive when your salary has plateaued ten years in and you are stuck in a dead end job where your fancy degree from Georgia Tech means nothing.

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