Overall, Georgia Tech received nearly 41,000 applications for admission next year, an increase of 11% over last year.
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Photo: JOHN SPINK /AJC

On Saturday, 22,199 early action applicants learn whether they got into Tech 

On Saturday morning, 4,569 students will get the good news they were admitted early action to the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Those students were selected from a pool of 22,199 early action applications for an overall admit rate of 21%. 

(Under early action, high school seniors meet an earlier deadline  to submit admissions applications and receive an answer sooner than regular deadline applicants.)

Gaining admission to Tech continues to grow more competitive as more students apply. The deadline for regular decision admission was Monday, Jan. 6. 

Overall, Georgia Tech received nearly 41,000 applications for admission next year, an increase of 11% over last year.

The campus saw a rise in applicants interested in liberal arts, design and sciences.

“Recruiting in these areas is an Institute priority, and those priorities are starting to come through in our applications,” said Rick Clark, director of undergraduate admission. “We’re pleased to see these students are being attracted to apply to Georgia Tech.”

According to Georgia Tech: 

Admitted students represent 92 counties and 325 high schools in Georgia. 

As required, Georgia Tech automatically accepts every valedictorian and salutatorian who applies from any Georgia high school.

The early action admit pool is made up of 42% women.

Applications are up in all six of Georgia Tech’s colleges, but this year brought particularly large increases in liberal arts (29%), design (23%), and sciences (22%).

Some of those admitted in early action received admission offers through one of Georgia Tech’s transfer pathway programs, the newest of which is the Talent Initiative Transfer Pathway for Pell-eligible students. Others were offered admission beginning this summer — around 20% of first-year Tech students begin their college careers during the summer term.

Regular decision applicants, and those who were deferred during early action, will receive their admission decisions Saturday, March 14.

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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.
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