Georgia Tech Freshman Class Continues Diversity Trend
Record number of women enroll
Posted August 18, 2011 | Atlanta, GA
This fall Georgia Tech will enroll its most diverse incoming freshman class in the Institute’s 125-year history. This year's class boasts more African American and Hispanic students than last year as well as a record number of women for a freshman class at Tech. Quality is also at an all-time high, with the highest high school grade point average for a class at 3.88 and best average SAT score at 2030.
“We are extremely proud of this year’s freshman class,” said Georgia Tech’s Director of Undergraduate Admissions Rick Clark. “Not only is this group extremely academically talented and diverse ethnically and geographically, but their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, innovative background and aspirations represent exactly the type of students we are trying to recruit, enroll and graduate."
More than 1,000 female students are in the incoming class, which is more than an 8 percent increase from three years ago. African American, Hispanic and multi-racial enrollment has also been steadily increasing in recent years.
Tech had the largest number of applications for this year’s class, with more than 14,250 students applying, approximately a 5 percent increase compared to last year. This year’s freshman class includes students from 48 states and 38 countries. Sixty percent of the incoming students are in-state students, representing more than 99 of Georgia’s counties. Just under 10 percent are international students.
Approximately 2,575 freshmen will be living in on-campus housing and more than 2,400 of that group will be living in freshman experience dorms. These dorms have special programming to meet the needs of incoming freshmen and help them adjust to life on campus.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.