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Chances of getting into Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
21.5%
Admission Difficulty for Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into Georgia Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 22% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,673 out of 35,644 applicants were admitted making Georgia Tech a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 5 percent. Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Georgia Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1390-1540
Applicants Submitting SAT
73%
SAT Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 710
SAT Composite 25th 1390
SAT Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1470

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus?

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1390 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1310. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1470 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1540 and Above Good >32%
1465 to 1540 Avg + 22%-32%
1390 to 1465 Avg - 14%-22%
1315 to 1390 Reach 9%-14%
Less than 1315 Low <9%
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Georgia Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
58%
ACT Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 30
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Georgia Tech?

Admission data indicates that Georgia Tech regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >36%
32 to 34 Avg + 22%-36%
31 to 32 Avg - 17%-22%
30 to 31 Reach 12%-17%
Less than 30 Low <12%
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Georgia Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.95
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Georgia Tech. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus was 3.95 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Georgia for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Georgia Tech is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 84% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 3% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 1% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

81% of Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 81%
Top 25% of class 95%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,163 24,481 35,644
Accepted 3,099 4,574 7,673
Acceptance Rate 28% 19% 22%
Enrolled 1,272 1,874 3,146
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 41% 41%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Dec 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
32

Applicants have 32 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Dec 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139755 IPEDS survey data for Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus.

FAQs

Does Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

73% of students submit their SAT scores to Georgia Tech. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus?

22% of those who apply are granted admission to Georgia Tech. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1390 and 1540. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 31 and 34. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.