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What do you need to get into Georgia Tech?

Hey guys, I'm interested in applying to Georgia Tech and I'd like to know the general requirements for applicants. If anyone could inform me about the expected GPA, test scores, and any extracurricular involvements that would make me stand out, I'd really appreciate it!

27 days ago

Hello! Applying to Georgia Tech can be competitive, but I'll break down some general requirements and suggestions to help you better understand what you should aim for.

1. GPA: Georgia Tech is a highly selective school, and a competitive applicant should have a strong GPA, ideally very close to a 4.0 unweighted or above a 4.0 weighted. While there isn't an exact minimum required GPA, you should aim for a top performance in rigorous courses, including APs, IBs, or Honors classes.

2. Test Scores: Test scores are not everything, but they do play a role in the admissions process. The middle 50% SAT scores for admitted students are 1330-1510, and the middle 50% ACT scores are 28-34. A competitive applicant will typically have scores in these ranges or higher.

3. Extracurriculars: Georgia Tech values well-rounded applicants who also have a "spike" in a specific area, which demonstrates expertise or passion and sets them apart from even other talented applicants. Aim for 8-10 extracurricular activities, with higher involvement in a few of them. Focus on showcasing leadership, initiative, and dedication in your chosen fields.

Tier 2 and Tier 1 activities, as per the 4 Tiers of Extracurriculars, will make you stand out. For example, think about participating in national competitions (such as math, science, or robotics contests), leading clubs related to your intended major, or making a significant impact on your community. To learn more about extracurricular tiers, check out this blog post from CollegeVine: https://blog.collegevine.com/breaking-down-the-4-tiers-of-extracurricular-activities

4. Essays: Georgia Tech typically requires applicants to write at least one school-specific supplemental essay, which is an opportunity to demonstrate your fit for this particular institution. CollegeVine's blog also contains guidance on how to tackle their current prompt(s): https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-georgia-tech-essays

In summary, aim for a high GPA, strong test scores within the middle 50% range or higher, a strategic mix of extracurriculars with a focus on your passion, and compelling essays. Although no set formula guarantees admission, focusing on these aspects can increase your chances.

If you want to know how your application as a whole stacks up at Georgia Tech, I'd check out CollegeVine's free chancing engine, which accounts for all quantifiable elements of your application, including GPA, course rigor, test scores, and extracurriculars to give you personalized odds of acceptance at Georgia Tech and hundreds of other colleges: https://www.collegevine.com/admissions-calculator

This tool will also give you suggestions on how to improve your chances, for example by raising your GPA slightly or earning a leadership position in one of your extracurriculars. Best of luck with your applications!

27 days ago

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