Rankings

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Rankings

Academic Excellence


  • Georgia Tech is ranked #7 among public universities in the country, and #66 out of 1,000 universities from 60 countries by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Tech’s industrial engineering program has been ranked #1 for more than two decades. All 10 of the undergraduate engineering programs, and all 11 graduate engineering programs are in the top 10. Georgia Tech's graduate computer science program also ranks in the top 10
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings names Georgia Tech's Computer Science program #5 in the world.
  • The Guardian's QS World University Rankings ranks Georgia Tech as #18 in both the United States and the world for architecture and the built environment, and Planetizen ranks Georgia Tech as the #7 urban planning graduate program in the United States. 

Campus Atmosphere & Athletics


  • Georgia Tech's beautiful 400-acre, tree-lined campus is located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Our strong work ethic is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating sports, campus traditions, more than 400 student organizations, and more than 50 Greek organizations.
  • Our NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program is one of the oldest and most renowned in the country, and Tech students are passionate cheerleaders for their beloved Yellow Jackets, who compete in 17 different sports.
  • For the larger student body, Tech's 20 intramural sports43 sports clubs, and one of the best outdoor recreation programs in the country offer year-round action.

Research Leadership


  • Georgia Tech is one of the South’s largest industrial and engineering research agencies.
  • The Institute plays a leading role in the Georgia Research Alliance, a centerpiece of the state’s economic development strategy.
  • Research is conducted for industry and government by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, various academic schools and departments, and more than 100 interdisciplinary research units.

High Investment Returns


  • Tech is ranked #1 for annual return on investment (in-state) by PayScale.com.
  • The Center for Career Discovery and Development is one of the nation’s most successful and innovative university career support offices for its recruitment and job placement.
  • Upon graduation in spring 2017, 76 percent of undergraduate students had already been offered a job, and 84 percent of those who had applied to graduate school had been accepted.

Diversity Champions


  • The Institute is consistently rated among the top universities in the nation for graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering, computer science, and architecture. 
  • With more than 60 chartered student organizations exploring religious, racial, sexual, and ethnic identity (but open to all), our students find a way to celebrate, strengthen, and share their part of the robust cultural melting pot that thrives in our community.

Creating the Next


  • Georgia Tech’s VentureLab ranks as the #2 university business incubator in the world by UBI Index. VentureLab is also #1 among early-phase university incubators and #1 among university incubators supporting a broad range of technologies. 
  • The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is recognized by Forbes magazine as one of 12 incubators “changing the world.” Founded in 1980, ATDC is the oldest technology incubator in the U.S. with more than $2 billion raised by 150 graduates.
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation is #32 on the list of Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

College Rankings 2017


Best Colleges and Programs

  • #7 Top Public University in the United States
  • #4 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
  • #7 Best Graduate Engineering School
  • #7 Most Innovative University
  • #9 Computer Science Graduate Program
  • #32 Best Undergraduate Business Program
  • Program to Watch: Cooperative Education (co-op)

As of September 2016

Best Undergraduate Schools

  • #4 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
    • #1 Industrial Engineering
    • #1 Biomedical Engineering
    • #2 Aerospace Engineering
    • #2 Civil Engineering
    • #2 Mechanical Engineering
    • #4 Chemical Engineering
    • #4 Electrical Engineering
    • #4 Environmental Engineering
    • #6 Computer Engineering
    • #6 Materials Science & Engineering
  • #32 Best Undergraduate Business Program
    • ​#6 Quantitative Analysis
    • #9 Management Information Systems
    • #12 Production/Operations Management
    • #16 Supply Chain Management/Logistics

As of September 2016

Best Graduate Schools

  • #9 Computer Science Graduate Program
    • #6 Artificial Intelligence
    • #6 Systems
    • #8 Theory
  • #7 Best Graduate Engineering School
    • #1 Industrial Engineering
    • #2 Aerospace Engineering
    • #2 Civil Engineering
    • #3 Biomedical Engineering
    • #5 Computer Engineering
    • #6 Chemical Engineering
    • #6 Electrical Engineering
    • #6 Mechanical Engineering
    • #7 Environmental Engineering
    • #8 Materials Science & Engineering
    • #9 Nuclear Engineering

As of March 2017

Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees Rankings

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine 

Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees Rankings


Bachelor's

  • Architecture
    • #8 African Americans
  • Engineering
    • #1 All Minority Students
    • #3 Two or More Races
    • #3 African Americans
    • #3 Asian Americans
    • #11 Hispanic

As of September 2016

Master's

  • Architecture
    • #3 African Americans
    • #5 All Minority Students
    • #10 Asian Americans
  • Engineering
    • #6 African Americans
    • #9 All Minority Students
    • #11 Asian Americans
    • #11 Hispanic

As of September 2016

Doctoral

  • Engineering 
    • #1 All Minorities
    • #1 African Americans
    • #1 Asian Americans
    • #2 Hispanics
    • #3 Two or More Races
  • Computer & Information Sciences
    • #8 Asian Americans
    • #9 All Minority Students
  • Physical Sciences
    • #8 Hispanics

As of November 2015