StudentsReview :: The Georgia Institute of Technology - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Cambridge, MA
California Institute of Technology -- Pasadena, CA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

The Georgia Institute of Technology

There are 86 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Wow, I hate this department.Super BrilliantComputer Science
Wow, I hate this department..
Some classes CS God..I hate this class..and I hate the professor and TA's in this one gives a damn about you, but they are sure happy to keep giving you work to do..that you need to figure out on your own with no help from the professor. The professor is totally useless, wastes your time with dumb stories in class, and refuses to upload any homework or test or lab solutions so that students can actually IMPROVE their understanding. Try getting a free CS tutor to help you from the CS department..they aren't exactly a dime a dozen and come with their own issues..oh, and they don't have the time to help you as much as you may need, nor necessarily when you need it.

The advisors are often in a pathetic mood, refusing to help at all..I mean, you can see it from their face and behavior..

The grading of exams and homeworks has got to be the biggest reason I hate this department. You work so hard, only to get back a low grade on your assignment/test/recitation submission, and no personal/individualized feedback at all..just a damn number after paragraphs and paragraphs of text..most probably graded by some overworked undergraduate TA who couldn't care less about you. Oh, don't expect nice, detailed comments directly specifically to you, so that YOU can improve your answers..if you are used to teachers who give a damn about you, run run far far away from this department and from Georgia Tech. Expect "teaching" to be, generic lecture slides, and random scribbling on the board..with no rhyme or reason or intent to train and improve the understanding and knowledge of the student. At this rate, I would rather sit at home and read a textbook all day. Only then, I would feel even worse for wasting my time and money at Georgia Tech.

Oh, and stop telling students they can only use their textbooks to do homework..if you must say that, then ask questions that can actually be answered by understanding the textbook..or GIVE BETTER NOTES THAT EXPLAIN THE MATERIAL. This is a huge problem in my Math and CS classes. Stupid hypocritical teachers and establishment.

NOT WORTH IT FOR OUT OF STATE STUDENTS. STOP SUPPORTING THIS SCAM OF A "SCHOOL". Last, I checked, a school involved teaching and support. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT BE SUCKERED IN BECAUSE OF TECH'S NAME. Since many colleges are just as bad, find the cheapest deal for yourself.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: A, Education Quality: D
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Don't come here csQuite BrightComputer Science
Don't come here cs is hell you will fail and end up depressed. Cs is harder than engineering at tech. Unless you are a genius, avoid at all cost
3rd Year Male -- Class 2013
Education Quality: B+, Useful Schoolwork: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Club Math and some of the student vocalSuper BrilliantMath
Club Math and some of the student vocal groups seem pretty exclusive to me. Student vocal groups need auditions each year, so you can't start singing with them just because you like it. It is virtually impossible to be heard in Club Math unless you are an elected officer (for those who don't know, Club Math is a virtually Math Department sponsored club). Other undergrad student clubs associated with their departments are also heavy on elections and their internal politics, rather than being open to other students. Student research is mandatory for Discrete Math majors, but there is also no guarantee you will get it - because YOU have to be the one to get a professor to sponsor you on your own with virtually no guaranteed research opportunities (and most Math professors are extremely hard to contact outside the classes they teach). The Skiles building is a disgrace, so dirty (so is Howey). You will be spammed with emails from the Department if you get a address for any reason. Also, Georgia Tech students get non-Departmental spam, day in and day out. I believe the university is big on its propaganda (how great they are, is all you hear from faculty and administrators). The Math department is big on advocating research and grad school, but not on jobs that can be done with just a Bachelors degree. The few jobs I received information on, all needed a high GPA even to apply for. In other words, if you are a career-oriented person, do not pursue a Math degree at Tech. Only pursue a Math degree if you want to pursue years in grad school, or as a double major to something in Engineering or Computer Science. Mathematically inclined people who want a job

straight after graduation should strongly consider Industrial Engineering or Computer Science as standalone majors.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
Perceived Campus Safety: B, Faculty Accessibility: D
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
The Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology
Compare GITSave GIT

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→