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The Georgia Institute of Technology

Students who got into GIT:

Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (42), Grades (50), Sports/Extracurriculars (15), College Essay (22)
For competitive students (3May 25 2004Computer Science
for competitive students (3.5+ gpa, 1300+ sat)
easy for instate
semi hard for out of state
SAT: 1350 Male
I had a 3May 21 2004English
I had a 3.6 or a 3.8 . . . something like that (it has been 10yrs since then). . . coming out of High School. I tested well on the PSAT and the SAT. Realizing that HS is a sham and a waste of time, I took off to Tech --back then, Ma Tech did not even care if you had a diploma so long as you tested well-- early and entered in the Winter (2nd) Quarter of 1995. I arrived with GA's Hope scholarship, and the GA Tech Dean's scholarship. I lost both at the end of my second or third year (I think it was the third).

If you want to get in, test well. If you can't test well, or your GPA is low, go somewhere else first and/or enter on an 'off' semester (Spring or Summer). Tech has changedfrom Quarters to Semesters , so it's a bit tougher to do that now, which is unfortunate. The place has really become a lot less friendly to people who want to have more flexibility in structuring their own curriculum. When I was there, you really didn't even _have_ to take things in proper sequence (they'd just fail you if you couldn't cut it).

Honestly, if you don't test well, consider going somewhere else. The first two years are almost nothing but test after test after test in 'weed out' courses. If don't make it at Tech doing what you want, go somewhere else and take what you want there. Don't fall into Management, as you might not be able to get a job after you graduate.
SAT: 1360 Male

Being from a top-tier Atlanta public school (in DekalbApr 23 2004Industrial Operations Engineering
Being from a top-tier Atlanta public school (in Dekalb Co.), with a high GPA and o.k. SAT score, it was easy.
SAT: 1280 Male
I applied!Apr 05 2004Electrical Engineering
I applied! Georgia Tech was the only school I applied to (I was in-state) and I was the first one in my high school's graduating class to be accepted anywhere.

I would say that in addition to a good SAT score, having demonstrated interest and skill in the sciences is probably one of the best things you could do to be accepted.
SAT: 1240 Male

Getting in - take calculus in high school andFeb 12 2004Electrical Engineering
Getting in - take calculus in high school and do good on the SAT!
ACT: 33 SAT: 1430 Male
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