The Institute continues to expand access to more students from diverse backgrounds.
This year, 50,601 students applied to be part of the first class of 2022 at Georgia Tech. Of these applicants, 17% were offered admission.
The admitted class consists of 11% first-generation students (neither parent graduated from college); 21% identify as black or Hispanic; and 56% of men and 44% of women. The target for enrollment in the new first year is 3,575 students.
“In a year when many colleges across the country are facing declining enrollment and applications, Georgia Tech is thriving,” said Rick Clark, director of undergraduate admissions. “Expanding access to more students from diverse backgrounds is at the core of our mission and strategic plan. As a result, this year we will enroll our largest freshman class in the history of the Institute – 500 more than three years ago when President Cabrera began serving on campus.”
Admitted students come from 102 countries, all 50 states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), and 112 Georgia counties. The acceptance rate for Georgia students is 35%; for non-Georgia students, the acceptance rate is 13%.
“These students are incredibly talented academically and have had a significant impact and impact on their high schools and local communities,” Clark said. “At this point, most of them are weighing acceptance offers and generous financial aid packages from some of the best colleges in the US. In the coming weeks, many admitted students will be on campus for tours or information sessions. Ultimately, enrolling a new Yellow Jacket class is a community effort, and I am grateful that we have invested partners on our beautiful campus to achieve this shared goal. If you have the opportunity to speak with an accepted student by May 1, the national deposit deadline, I hope you will share your technical experience, answer their individual questions, and help them make meaningful connections.”