The Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Administration Building,
commonly known as Tech Tower, is a historic building
and focal point of the central campus
Georgia Tech is an innovative intellectual environment with nearly 1,000 full-time instructional faculty and more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
The university is a national and international leader in scientific and technological research and education. Over the past decade, overall research expenditures increased 89 percent to $689 million in 2012, while federal research expenditures increased 138 percent. Georgia Tech continues to rank among the top 10 in research expenditures among universities without a medical school. In addition, Georgia Tech has an estimated $3 billion annual impact on the metro Atlanta economy, according to a 2011 study.
Year after year, Georgia Tech is consistently the only technological university ranked in U.S. News & World Report's listing of America's top ten public universities. In addition, our College of Engineering is consistently ranked in the nation's top five by U.S. News. In terms of producing African American engineering graduates, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks Tech No. 1 at the doctoral level and No. 2 at the bachelor's level, based on the most recent rankings for 2012. These impressive national rankings reflect the academic prestige long associated with the Georgia Tech curriculum.
Tech's National Rankings
- No. 7 public university in the country
- No. 5 graduate engineering college
- No. 5 undergraduate engineering college
- No. 1 industrial engineering program
- 8 undergraduate engineering programs ranked in the top 5
- 11 graduate engineering programs ranked in the top 10
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