Georgia Institute of Technology Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.19 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 26,839 (15,489 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $15,798 in-state; $30,578 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Academic, class qualify, research, midtown area location Cons: Living expense, home park area is not very safe
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Other Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

The diversity of the research within the MSE department allows exposure to many topics, and access to experts in many areas. The heavy course load (37 credit hours) facilitates fundamental learning. The Graduate Student Advisory Group allows for feedback from students to be hear by administration, and offers departmental social events. Drawbacks include difficulty focusing on dissertation research due to classes and expensive fees/parking.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program, unfortunately the culture/people/social side is not very inviting of black or African-American students. I never felt a sense of belonging here.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

The GT BME program is great because you have access to so many knowledgeable professors both at GT's campus as well as at Emory. It is very easy to find an expert in anything, whether you want to take a class or collaborate with someone. It's nice living in the south because of the weather, though the area around GT isn't that safe. For academic value, I fully recommend a GT grad program
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Extremely strong group of professors and students from every area of Robotics, making this a top-tier program.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

As a PhD student, many of the experiences are linked to the lab you work in and thus may vary significantly from person to person
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of this graduate program are great in number. Firstly, the field is relatively new, and expanding rapidly. The impacts that the growth of this field has on the human condition are enormous. Being apart of this program gives you insight to how physics is used in a medical setting in conjunction with nuclear engineering and radiology to help patients struggling from a myriad of illnesses. As a result, the number of research opportunities in this program are many as well. Also, having a degree in the field of medical physics gives one extremely high job security. However, the program is expensive for students who are not well off. And working while studying in such a difficult subject area is proving to be near impossible. The workload is large, but the teachers' availability is minimal because many of them are heavily involved in research--and rightly so for some of the reasons mentioned above. In terms of the institute itself--it has a diverse, modern, and supportive environment. Yet, there are so many fields that it must be supportive of, that the extent of their support is somewhat limited. They cannot simply provide all of the resources that medical physics students need at Georgia Tech. In fact, they even require taking an anatomy and physiology course elsewhere during your first year (if you did not already have credit), because they do not provide the course equivalent in one semester. Challenges like this exist, however overall, I would say the institute is a great place to learn about this field.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm in the online Master's degree in Computer Science program. The faculty and students are top-notch and the program is rigorous, affordable, well-respected and on the cutting edge. The disadvantages of the online program include reduced accessibility of the faculty, limited interaction with classmates, reduced accessibility of career services, and difficulty securing strong letters of recommendation (since the faculty don't really know you). However, those disadvantages apply to all online programs, not just the online MS at Georgia Tech. All things considered, it is a great program for working adults and students with limited financial resources.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2015

The curriculum is overloaded by some courses that are not required by other professional programs. More credit hours are required to complete the M. Arch here than at other schools. Also, there is little to no flexibility in schedule. We do not get to take electives until our final year unless we placed out of courses.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the graduate program is that it is highly respected in the field, and that there are a lot of academic support outlets and resources. Financial aid, however, is not as prevalent, and the value of the graduate course is not commensurate with starting salaries post-graduation.
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