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| Going to Georgia tech has been one of the best choices I could have made. Here's why...|
ACADEMICS: Awesome. Of course there are some core classes that are not fun to take but overall the courses are at least somewhat interesting and often the amount of work required is appropriate. Plus, once graduated, you have one of the more valuable degrees in the nation. For whatever major you choose, Georgia Tech is likely to provide the right level of challenging and interesting work. For the more boring classes, you sometimes just have to tough it out for the semester.
SOCIAL LIFE: I joined one of the bigger fraternities on campus freshman year so that certainly helped (I would recommend rushing for everyone as there is a fit for every type at Georgia Tech). Anyways, I often went out 4 nights a week (and have maintained a 4.0 thus far) and always had a great time. Campus isn't always amazing at night but there are always people walking around looking to have fun. Thursday night are usually the best followed by fridays. Never schedule early friday classes if you plan on being hungover ever! To summarize, we do have a lot of fun at Georgia Tech and I would not trade it for anything.
OVERALL: Great academics, awesome social life, prioritize and you will be able to partake and succeed in the 3 most important aspects of college: social life, academics, and sleep. All three are possible I promise!If you value your education but still like to go out often, Georgia Tech will not let you down.
|Jul 01 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| I've had a great time at GT. Almost done. I see that most of the comments that are negative tend to be whiney "boohoo I didn't cut it crap". GT is not a school to hand hold you. You aren't paying for your degree. Work hard, you'll be fine. It's by no means impossible, and very rarely have I found it to be unfair. I feel like I'm a very average student here, intellectually, but I've never had any stressful breakdowns, failed any classes, etc. Just get your shit done, get involved in something, and take it easy. You probably won't get a 4.0 but you can very easily have a 3.5+ and have a good college experience. Sounds like a good trade to me. I really love my major/school. Lots of brilliant, interesting people. I don't know about other majors but we CS majors like to hang out and help each other in the CoC commons. I generally feel a lot of camaraderie between me and my fellow CS majors. Probably because we're all facing the same challenges. There's definitely a competitive edge that you will feel, because everyone's so smart, but it is always a positive thing because it pushes you to be a better person. Negatives at GT are probably applicable to many schools, including hit and miss professors (though as you stay here longer they just keep getting better. Can you really expect professors to give special snowflake treatment to you when there's 300 people in the class? Thats reserved for when you get to your major classes and it's just you and 30 others.), shitty on campus food, and a smattering of crime (any big city). Guys like to complain about the "lack of girls" but it's really not that big of a deal because you live in ATLANTA which has over (?) three other universities within the perimeter. Also, I recommend doing freshman experience program your first year, just to meet people, and then hightailing it outta there to off campus where the rent is a bogus 900 a month. Oh and co-op. Companies love hiring GT students and we have a great co-op program. It'll give you priceless real world experience. As a CS major getting a job was easy mode. |
|Jun 07 2012|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| Georgia Tech sets one up for an excellent career after graduation. The school is very tough, but there is a bunch of fun to be had too. It follows a work hard, play hard mindset. Having just graduated, I must say I was incredibly impressed with the job offers I was getting. Most of the people I know were getting many offers for great positions upon graduation. On top of that, I love the campus environment. The campus is really nice and constantly evolving. The campus makes one feel like you are in the middle of the country in that there are lots of trees and green space while all the buildings are only a couple of floors. Meanwhile, the campus is in the middle of Atlanta with some of the tallest buildings in the world. It is great having the whole cities resources right there. Pretty much every big show or concert comes through the city, and there are many fun bars and places to hang out. I would absolutely go back and do it all over again at Georgia Tech. |
|Jan 24 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2012 |