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| Georgia Tech is a great school academically. The social life is very much focused around the Greek System. There is always something to do if your in a Fraternity or Sorority and Atlanta is a great town to party in. The ratio is not as bad as it seems and there are plenty of cute girls on campus. The best thing about Georgia Tech is talking to all the rich Alumni that love Tech and still attend all the football games. Tech has the #1 Alumni Giving Rate in the nation for all public schools. That says alot about how much Alumni valued their education and experience at Georgia Tech. |
|Nov 03 2003|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2005 |
Ah, Georgia Tech. How shall I speak of thee?|
GT itself: a school of intense, super extreme learning with 0.5 percent handholding -- the 0.1 government mandated + 0.4 recent changes.
The GT Dilemma --- s
Dilemma 1: students complain about the huge workload.
Truth/False? : TRUE
Reason: Georgia Tech is the MIT of the South. Therefore, expect to get a kick the pants at least three times in any major/class. Yes, the work is tough, long, and arduous. You are free to complain; however, if you aren't willing to spend the weekends*48*4-5years simply studying in any subject, then yes, don't come to Georgia Tech. You waste your time; the university's; and other students'.
Dilemma 2: University policy is far worse than the Reagan years.
Reason: unfortunately, GaTech is located in GA, not the most enterprising state in the Union. change is often slow. but it comes. tutor services are poor. you often have to compete with classmtes. the downside: no help. upside: if you survive, you learn independence and responsibility like no other.
Dilemma 3: it ain't no MIT.
TRUE/FALSE : in the middle
Justified: somewhat reason: if you come in and grudge through all the BS and work, then you'll be revered and get all the scholarships -- Truman, Marshall, Rhodes (well, can't accept all 3), NSF funding, etc. if you come in and more or less do well, you'll earn lots of money. if you come in and don't do anything, then please, remove yourself from the institution because you're wasting resources.
|Oct 29 2003|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2006 |
| SAVE YOUR MONEY, SAVE YOUR USEFUL LIFE, GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL!!!|
Let it be known, that your Tech degree doesn't mean a damn thing to 95% of the HR recruiters out there. That estimates drops to 85% if you're talking about the hiring managers. Your Tech degree will only help you significantly if you are looking for a job in Georgia. A personal anecdote... I was at a career fair in northern California, and one of the not-so-bright-looking recruiters at the expo asked me, "Georgia Tech? Where's that?". I said, "Atlanta". She still asked "Where's that?". I'm as serious as Tech professors are about their research.
I can easily say that Georgia Tech was the absolute worst 5 years of worse-than-hell misery in my life. It had little to do with the difficulty of the school (though it is difficult only by the sheer strength of competition), as much as the generally (about 90%) miserable-apathetic-unhelpful-arrogant-condescending-useless faculty and equally miserable-apathetic-unhelpful-arrogant-condescending-useless administration. All this on top of a depressing looking campus (the camphinile perfectly representing the shaft everyone gets), an awful social atmosphere, and an awful ratio (awful if you're a guy, but the ratio is a consequence of american values, not Tech apathy).
I have too many stories to explain (about 15) that would justify my resentment of most (99%) of the faculty and administration. Let's just say they deserve a fate worse than hell.
I am happier in life now, but only because my life couldn't get any worse. Tech teaches you little about the real world. About leadership, office politics, people skills... the things that REALLY matter in making it to the top.
Finally, if you still aren't convinced Tech is an awful school, consider this. I am 5-year engineer that is now taking a few undergraduate taking a few classes at the University of Central Florida. UCF does not have the reputation or funding of Tech, but the difficulty and quality of its UNDERGRADUATE education is just as good as Tech, if not better. Why? Because you will actually receive help from knowledgable and truly caring professors, and the scope of the coursework is just as deep.
In other words, YOU LEARN VERY LITTLE AT TECH, EXCEPT ABOUT MISERY!!! Do not overlook other schools, just because they don't have the overrated reputation of Tech.
| Starting Job: Software Engineer, Preparedness: D, Reputation: D |
|Oct 02 2003|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |