Georgia Tech recorded another record  this year for applications, with a total of 36,936 applicants, a nearly 4 percent increase from last year.
Photo: AJC File
Photo: AJC File

If you got into Georgia Tech today, congrats. It’s getting harder.

Today, 2,860 high school seniors who applied to Georgia Tech under its regular admission process found out they were admitted. 

Georgia Tech recorded another record year for applications, with a total of 36,936 applicants, a nearly 4 percent increase from last year.

Between the early action acceptances released in January and today’s regular decison round, about 7,000 students were admitted to Georgia Tech’s class of 2023.

The rising number of students applying to Georgia Tech continues to lower its admission rate; this year the overall admissions rate is 18.8 percent (37.7 percent for in-state residents, and 14.9 percent for non-Georgia residents). 

Tech’s admission rate puts it on par with Emory University, which last year reported a rate of 18.5 percent. The University of Georgia admits nearly half of the students who apply, with an admission rate last year of 48 percent.

The size of the freshman class at Tech has remained steady, with around 3,000 new Yellow Jackets students arriving each August at the midtown campus. 

(There are a lot of myths about getting into Tech. Go here to learn them.)

According to Tech:

Around 10 percent of applicants received a waitlist offer, and about 6,000 students are being offered a transfer pathway.

Transfer pathway programs are provide students the opportunity to complete a set number of classes at another institution and transfer to Georgia Tech the following fall. Tech now has six pathway programs that provide a wide range of students the opportunity to ultimately become a Yellow Jacket. 

“We’re seeing these pathways work, as more than 300 students applied for fall transfer this year via a pathway program,” said Mary Tipton Woolley, senior associate director for Undergraduate Admission.

About 15 percent of first year students begin Tech in the iGniTe Summer Program, which helps students launch their college career by focusing on areas such as leadership, innovation, sustainability, and research.

Students were admitted from all 50 states and from 96 nations of citizenship. The admitted pool also includes more than 400 Georgia Tech or Atlanta Public School Scholars — students who are valedictorians or salutatorians of their graduating class and received automatic acceptance.

By the Numbers:

18.8 percent overall admit rate (37.7 percent in-state, 14.9 percent non-Georgia resident)

50 states

96 countries

 In Georgia:

37.7 percent admit rate

388 Georgia high schools

112 counties

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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.