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I don't know what all of these peopleAverageComputer Engineering
I don't know what all of these people are complaining about. I graduated with a Computer Engineering degree in exactly four years while holding down a part time job during my junior and senior years. The professors were fair and they tested you on the information right out of the books that they assign. If you have problems graduating, than it is because you didn't belong there in the first place. I had a great time and the degree has paid enormous dividends. Tech a hard school and an engineering degree is especially hard to get. That is what makes a Georgia Tech diploma so valuable. If you wanted an easy college with a guaranteed diploma, go to Devry or ITT Tech. I heard that there was a great market for "climate control technicians".
4th Year Male -- Class 1997
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Social Life: C
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Going to Georgia tech has been one ofQuite BrightComputer Science
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.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B
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I've had a great time at GT.Quite BrightComputer Science
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.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2013
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Innovation: C+
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