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The Georgia Institute of Technology

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Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB
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Date: Oct 21 2009
Major: Mechanical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
For those on this site writing very negative remarks about GT, saying that it is too difficult and their GPA is too low and such, you just don't belong here. I'm sorry to put it so bluntly, but what did you expect? Did you think it would be easy? That you could just go to class, study for an hour the night before the test, and get by? GT is consistently ranked in the top 5 in engineering programs, and the individual engineering departments are all ranked in the top 10, many in the top 5. Obviously, with a reputation like this, you can't expect it to be a cake walk. It's damn hard work. I work 40 hours a week while attending GT. I spend at least 30 hours over a couple of days studying for each test, I spend hours doing homework each week, and I bust my ass. But I can still handle the work load and I have a 3.1 GPA to show for it. What's your excuse? You probably don't have a job, and you still can't cut it? That only means that you don't belong at GT, and you should probably be at GSU where you can breeze by without doing jack. For anyone else reading this who is considering GT, this school is not for everyone. It is extremely difficult, and you are totally inundated with coursework. But the experience, education, and most importantly the reputation and opportunities you gain from this school are unparalled by most. Marathon study sessions are the norm, long homework assignments can be a week-long trepidation, and semester long projects can really weigh you down mentally and socially. But, if you are motivated and hard-working, and you can persevere through it all, you will have great opportunities, not to mention a world-class education and a degree from a worldwide respected university. A good social life is missing here, but there are many fraternities and sororities to choose from, and our football team is finally getting into the spotlight, as we are ranked 11th in the country as of this week. Football games are a blast. Basketball, baseball, and other ncaa sports are also very big here. We have a beautiful campus right in the middle of one of the best cities in the nation, while also being isolated from the city at the same time, giving it a good campus feel. Trust me, I'm a transfer from Georgia State, and that school did not feel like you were in college because the "campus" was shared by businessman and crack heads. There are so many great things to be said for GT, which is why I can't understand someone posting negative comments on here because they can't cut it in a renowned engineering program. If you don't want to work hard don't come here. But if you are smart, and you can work hard, then you will be very pleased with choosing GT. Challenge yourself; you'll be surprised what you can accomplish and how great it feels when you do.
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