The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's premier research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.
The university is a national and international leader in scientific and technological research and education. Over the past decade, overall research expenditures increased by 84 percent to $355.3 million in 2006, while federal research expenditures increased 129 percent. Georgia Tech now ranks among the top five in research expenditures among universities without a medical school. In addition, Georgia Tech has an estimated $3.9 billion annual impact within the state of Georgia, according to a 2006 Strategic Economic Development study.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Management, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States.