Impressive early admits to Georgia Tech: Average SAT is 1453, 96 percent took AP calculus

Students who applied to Georgia Tech through early action learned today if they won a spot.

Those admitted to Tech are among Georgia's highest scorers on college admissions tests. They also took very high numbers of AP and college-level classes.


Typically, top students apply under early action. For example, the University of Georgia, which announced its earlier decision acceptances in November, said its admitted students this year had an average GPA exceeding a 4.0, a mean SAT of 1374 (with a mean SAT writing of 659), or a mean ACT of 30.

Tech's early admit students boasted higher SAT and ACT scores than their UGA counterparts. Here are details from Tech about the students admitted today.

-4,424 students — 30 percent of those who applied Early Action — were admitted.

-Undergraduate admission saw a 27 percent increase in students who applied under early action, for a record total of 14,861.

-The admitted group is 48 percent female — higher than last year’s record of 41 percent.

-The average ACT score of the admitted pool is 33. For SAT, the average score of those admitted is 1453 out of 1600 (2166 out of 2400). The admitted students have taken an average of more than 10 college-level courses and 96 percent have taken an Advanced Placement calculus course.

-The admit rate for Georgia applicants was 45 percent. Out-of-state students were admitted at a rate of 28 percent.

-The regular application decision deadline is tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 10). Admission decisions for that group and for students deferred during Early Action will be issued March 12.

Tech offers a nifty explainer video on how to apply to Tech:

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Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.