Rankings

Georgia Tech ranks as one of the best public universities in the US.

Rankings

Academic Excellence

  • Georgia Tech is ranked #4 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. All of our graduate engineering programs rank in the top 10. (Source: U.S. News & World Report)
  • Scheller College of Business ranks #19 in Undergraduate Business Programs and #19 for their Part-Time MBA (Source: U.S. News & World Report). Scheller is also ranked #2 in the U.S. and #6 in the world on the Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking list. 
  • Computer Science ranks #1 by U.S. News & World Report's Undergraduate Program Rankings, #8 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and U.S. News & World Report's Graduate Program Rankings, and #21 in The Guardian's QS World University Rankings.
  • In the category of Architecture and the Built Environment, Georgia Tech ranks #19 in The Guardian's QS World University Rankings, and our graduate urban planning program is ranked #7 in the U.S. by Planetizen.
  • Our Living Learning Communities are ranked #24 by U.S. News and World Report.

Campus & Athletics

  • Georgia Tech's beautiful 400-acre, tree-lined campus is located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • We are ranked among the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review.
  • 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.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks us at #11 for Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects, and #19 for Senior Capstone Projects.

Return on Investment

  • PayScale.com ranks Tech as #1 in Georgia and #12 among all U.S. colleges for providing the best 20-Year Return on Investment.
  • Ranked #3 by WalletHub for the Highest Return on Educational Investment.
  • Our co-op and internship programs are ranked #5 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • 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 Fall 2018, 84% of undergraduate students had been offered a job, and the average starting salary was $72,000 (not including bonus offers).
  • More than 700 businesses, industries, and organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad employ Georgia Tech co-op students and interns each year.

Diversity

  • The Institute is consistently rated among the top universities in the nation for graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering, physical sciences, and architecture and planning. 
  • 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.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Georgia Tech is ranked #4 in Most Innovative Schools by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 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.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Overall

#3 Co-op and Internship Programs

#4 Most Innovative Schools

#8 Top Public Universities

#11 Undergraduate Research / Creative Projects

#15 Best Colleges for Veterans

#19 Senior Capstone Projects

#24 Learning Communities

#35 National Universities

As of September 2020

Undergraduate

#4 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

  • #1 Civil Engineering
  • #1 Industrial / Systems Manufacturing Engineering
  • #2 Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering
  • #2 Biomedical Engineering
  • #2 Chemical Engineering
  • #2 Mechanical Engineering
  • #4 Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering
  • #4 Environmental / Environmental Health Engineering
  • #4 Materials Science & Engineering
  • #5 Computer Engineering

#5 Best Computer Science Program

  • #1 Cybersecurity
  • #2 Software Engineering
  • #8 Data Analytics / Science
  • #8 Computer Science
  • #9 Artificial Intelligence
  • #10 Theory

#19 Best Undergraduate Business Program

  • #3 Business Analytics
  • #3 Management Information Systems
  • ​#4 Quantitative Analysis
  • #6 Production / Operations Management
  • #8 Supply Chain Management / Logistics

As of September 2020

Graduate

#8 Best Graduate Engineering School

  • #1 Industrial Engineering
  • #2 Biomedical Engineering
  • #3 Civil Engineering
  • #4 Aerospace Engineering
  • #5 Chemical Engineering
  • #5 Environmental Engineering
  • #5 Mechanical Engineering
  • #6 Computer Engineering
  • #6 Electrical Engineering
  • #9 Materials Science & Engineering
  • #9 Nuclear Engineering

#8 Best Computer Science Graduate Program

  • #7 Artificial Intelligence
  • #9 Theory
  • #10 Systems
  • #16 Programming Language

#26 Best Graduate Mathematics School

  • #2 Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

#27 Best Graduate Business School

  • #3 Business Analytics
  • #7 Information Systems
  • #8 Production / Operations
  • #12 Supply Chain / Logistics
  • #19 Part-Time MBA

#45 Best Graduate School in Public Affairs

  • #3 Information and Communication Technology
  • #12 Environmental Policy and Management
  • #24 Public Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation​

Graduate Sciences Rankings

  • #20 Chemistry
  • #28 Physics
  • #26 Mathematics
  • #38 Earth Sciences

As of March 2020

Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees Rankings

Diverse Magazine "Producers of Minority Degrees" Rankings

Bachelor's

Engineering

  • #1 Total Minority
  • #1 African-American
  • #2 Two or More Races
  • #3 Asian-American

Computer and Information Sciences

  • #9 Asian-American
  • #10 Two or More Races

Top 100 Producers of Bachelor's Degrees, 2019

Master's

Architecture and Related Services

  • #3 African-American
  • #9 Total Minority
  • #12 Asian-American

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • #1 Asian-American
  • #2 Two or More Races
  • #2 Total Minority
  • #4 Hispanic

Engineering

  • #1 Two or More Races
  • #1 Total Minority
  • #6 Asian-American
  • #8 African-American

Top 100 Producers of Graduate Degrees - Master's, 2019

Doctorate

Architecture and Related Services

  • #3 African-American
  • #5 Asian-American
  • #8 Total Minority

Business Administration, Management, and Operations

  • #11 Asian-American

Computer and Information Sciences, and Support Services

  • #4 Two or More Races
  • #4 Hispanic
  • #6 Total Minority
  • #7 African-American
  • #9 Asian-American

Engineering

  • #1 Native American
  • #2 Two or More Races
  • #2 Total Minority
  • #3 Asian-American
  • #5 Hispanic
  • #9 African-American

Physical Sciences

  • #1 African-American
  • #12 Total Minority
  • #15 Asian-American
  • #15 Hispanic

Top 100 Producers of Graduate Degrees - Doctor's, 2019