Last week I flew to Atlanta to visit Georgia Institute of Technology, The University of Georgia and Emory University. It was a great trip providing a wealth of valuable information. Here is a snapshot of what I learned:
Emory University, Atlanta
Campus with 7,836 undergraduates
All classes are capped at 90 students, with the average class size 25 students or less.
Goizueta Business School nationally ranked.
Essays are very important in the admissions process.
Emory has an 84% freshmen retention rate.
87% of students live outside of Georgia.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Campus with 14,00 undergraduate students.
Georgia Tech will super-duper score your standardized tests for admission.
60% of classes have less than 30 students.
Freshmen retention is 96%.
Home of the Yellow Jackets Division one football team.
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Founded in 1785, it is America's first state-chartered university.
759 acre campus with 26,278 undergraduate students.
The honors prgram requires a separate application and is very competitive among applicants.
UGA will superscore standardized tests separately.
The freshmen retention rate is 94%.
All freshmen are required to live on campus.
UGS is home to the SEC football team the Bulldogs.
Atlanta is a great city for college students. WIth over 10,000 restaurants in the metro Atlanta, sports teams like the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons, and an inexhaustable amount of cultural entertainment options, there is no shortage of things to do. Additionally, with fortune 500 companies like Delta, Coca Cola and Home Depot located in Atlant, co-ops and internships are plentiful for students.
All in all the trip was a success, despite the sweet tea addiction I picked up while there.