Georgia Tech Admits 3,000 Regular Decision Applicants
First-year students wear their RAT caps at Convocation. (Photo: Camille Pendley)
Almost 19,000 students learned March 14 whether they will join the Georgia Institute of Technology’s next class of undergraduates.
Roughly 20% of those students — 3,415 out of 18,800 — have been invited to enroll. In Georgia alone, they come from 391 high schools and 107 different counties. As always, those students automatically included the valedictorian and salutatorian from any Georgia high school who applied to Tech.
This batch of decisions is the second half of the new class of students. A little more than 22,000 students received admission decisions as part of Early Action in January. All told, the total number of students admitted is 7,984 That’s an overall admit rate of 20%.
This year, 67% of Georgia students who applied to Georgia Tech were admitted to the summer or fall term or provided the opportunity to earn a Tech degree through a transfer pathway. Another 15% of Georgia applicants were offered a place on the waitlist.
Transfer pathways give students the chance to transfer to Tech after a year in college elsewhere. Nearly 1,500 students were offered the Georgia First Transfer Pathway for first-generation students from Georgia or the new Talent Initiative Transfer Pathway for Pell Grant-eligible students.
Overall, Tech received just under 41,000 applications for next year, an increase of 10% over 2019. That includes increases in several target areas — a 14% increase in female applicants, 22% in first-generation students, and 14% in underrepresented minority students.
Applications rose in each of Georgia Tech’s six colleges, with notable increases in liberal arts (29%), design (23%), and sciences (22%).
Admitted students have until May 1 to decide whether to attend Tech.