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The Georgia Institute of Technology

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueD University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeF
Surrounding CityB- Extra CurricularsC+
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Self Absorbed

Quite Bright
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He cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Jan 22 2010
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
Wow reading these "rate your college" choices are kind of depressing.
Everyone in your field works together for common understanding and progress; grades are secondary—not cut-throat for every last point.
Competition is like the definition of georgia tech.
Your department environment fosters creativity and innovation.
Hell no…it's do your work and that's it.
Teaching faculty is available & helpful—not absorbed into personal research, or avoidant.
Professors feel like liaisons to the university, and the university is the actual professor.
Scholastic success (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is dependent upon understanding—not random or dependent upon being able to 'work the system'
Are you kidding? The only way to graduate is to work the system.
You feel safe both day and night.
I stay in my dorm day and night, but if you go out, there will almost always be hobos around.

"University resources provide opportunities for students, through facilities and programs, to learn and grow—instead of being spent on 'proUniversity' propaganda." FASET and freshman experience were the biggest bullshit "salesman pitches" I have ever heard in my life. They make it sound like you're going off on an adventure when really they're just luring you into a trap.

This University treats you as a person, not just as a number in the factory.
No, a number has too much value. Maybe a tick mark.
There is a great social life and atmosphere, fun things to do every day & night.
So far I haven't done a single fun thing while being here.

I have been trying to change myself for the past two years thinking that I was causing my own misery. After seeing some of the reviews I see that I might not be alone here after all.

This place seems good on the outside- when you drive by on the interstate, when you see gatech win football, when you drive around campus with the nicely planted trees and see the crc and the north ave apartments and the student center. Don't let it fool you. It is like seeing a good book cover when the book is really bad and mind-numbingly boring.

Gatech is a place with no culture. Don't expect to make great friends everywhere (or anywhere) and be smiling everywhere you go. It will most likely be walking to class with your head down and then walking back to your dorm where everyone hides and playing computer games or something to distract yourself from the depressing situation you're put yourself in.

The people may very well be the reason this place sucks so much. Combine a bunch of arrogant nerds, douchey frat guys, and a small fraction of girls (who are mostly not very good looking) and it starts to seem like hell on earth.

Now, I would be able to handle most of this if it weren't for the fact that the academics are RIDICULOUS. People will say "You need to use better time management" or "You need to learn how to succeed" or "You can't handle the rigor". In reality, almost all classes and the information they teach you is pointless busy work. It's like in high school when you had a big yearlong project the next day and had to put spend a night on it, imagine doing that here except you do that every night, most times it is worth a big chuck of your grade.

On the other hand, there may very well be a day in my tech years that I get to upper level classes and say "hey, this is kind of fun and interesting" or "wow, this has been really worth it and will prepare me for a lifelong career" or "this has been worth all of the crap that I've had to put with for the past few years and I like the person I've become". What I'm saying is so far, I have not seen one good reason for doing ANY of this or being here AT ALL, other than making money after college, which to be honest, I don't care for too much as long as I have an OK job. As of now I am really wanting to transfer somewhere else.

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