We’ve had the pleasure of working with many parents of Georgia Tech students that have bought Midtown Atlanta condos for their son or daughter to live in while going to school. But the housing component is just one part of college. First, you have to GET INTO the school…in this case Georgia Tech!
Getting Into Georgia Tech: 8 Myths Applicants Need To Know
In an article in the AJC by Maureen Downey, she asks the 8 myth questions to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Rick Clark. We’ll list her statements here, but to get the answer, please click on the link to the article at the bottom of this page.
It is easier to get into Tech if you live in rural Georgia. Conversely, it is harder to get into Tech if you attend a metro powerhouse school, such as a Walton or a Lambert, from which many top students apply.
It is easier to get into Tech if you apply for an under-subscribed major and avoid the high demand ones such as computer science. Colleges claim your major doesn’t matter, but, if so, aren’t schools at risk of being overrun with finance and business majors?
Even though the ACT has four parts, science, math, reading and English, Tech admits based only on the math and English scores. So, a student may have a composite score of 33, but could be rejected because of lower scores on the math and English portions. So, students should not worry about the science and reading portions of the ACT and concentrate on the math and English.
Everyone knows someone in Georgia with a strong SAT/ACT score, a 4.0 GPA and lots of activities who did not get into Tech. Why would such a candidate be denied admission?
Tech says it superscores SAT and ACT, but don’t admissions counselors really look at all the scores?
Tech cares a lot about how a student performs on the SAT and ACT.
Class rank doesn’t matter because while public schools still rank students, most private schools do not.
Tech is admitting more foreign and out-of-state students as they pay full freight and that helps compensate for the deep cuts to higher ed by the Georgia Legislature.
To see the responses from Georgia Tech, click on “Eight Myths About Getting Into Georgia Tech: What Applicants Need to Know.”
If you HAVE been accepted to Georgia Tech, and are looking at your housing options, off-campus housing may still be an option for you to consider. The prices have dramatically risen, but if you purchase a 2 bedroom, and have roommates that pay you rent, you may actually come out ahead. It’s certainly something to consider!!