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Georgia Tech

Public research university in the Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Georgia Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Georgia Tech and GT or, in the state of Georgia, as Tech or the Institute)[9] is a public research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia.[10] Established in 1885, it is part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore.

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Former name
Georgia School of Technology (1885–1948)
Motto"Progress and Service"
TypePublic research university
EstablishedOctober 13, 1885; 137 years ago (1885-10-13)[1]
Parent institution
University System of Georgia
Academic affiliation
Endowment$2.97 billion (2021)[2]
Budget$2.12 billion (2021)[3]
PresidentÁngel Cabrera
ProvostSteven McLaughlin[4]
Academic staff
1,279 (Fall 2021)[5]
Administrative staff
8,125 (Fall 2021)[5]
Students39,771 (Fall 2020)[6]
Undergraduates16,561 (Fall 2020)[6]
Postgraduates23,210 (Fall 2020)[6]
Location, ,
United States

33.776°N 84.396°W / 33.776; -84.396
CampusLarge city, 373 acres (1.51 km2)[7]
Other campuses
ColorsGold and white[8]
NicknameYellow Jackets
Sporting affiliations
Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta
Georgia Tech
Location in Atlanta
Georgia Tech is located in Metro Atlanta
Georgia Tech
Location in the Atlanta area
Georgia Tech is located in Georgia
Georgia Tech
Location in Georgia
Georgia Tech is located in the United States
Georgia Tech
Location in the United States

The school was founded as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into 6 colleges and contains about 31 departments and academic units, with emphasis on science and technology.

Student athletics, both organized and intramural, are a part of student and alumni life. The school's intercollegiate competitive sports teams, the four-time football national champion Yellow Jackets, and the nationally recognized fight song "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech", have helped keep Georgia Tech in the national spotlight. Georgia Tech fields eight men's and seven women's teams that compete in the NCAA Division I athletics and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Tech is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.