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New Class of First-Year Students Starts Classes at Georgia Tech Today

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Another new class of Yellow Jackets begin their careers at Georgia Tech today. They hail from 1,508 high schools around the country and world and are part of the largest group to ever apply to Georgia Tech.

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Another new class of Yellow Jackets begin their careers at Georgia Tech today. They hail from 1,508 high schools around the country and world and are part of the largest group to ever apply to Georgia Tech.

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Another new class of Yellow Jackets begin their careers at Georgia Tech today. They hail from 1,508 high schools around the country and world and are part of the largest group to ever apply to Georgia Tech.

Not only are more students applying to Georgia Tech, but more are staying. For the second year in a row, Tech’s first-year to second-year retention rate is 97 percent. On top of that, students are excelling academically, with an average first-year GPA of 3.42.

This year’s first-years come from 45 states and 78 nations. The admit rate for Georgia students was 37 percent, and the non-Georgia admit rate was 19 percent.

Undergraduate Admission is already recruiting the next class of prospective students. This week, they’re on the Peach State Tour with Georgia State University and the University of Georgia to meet with high school students and counselors about college options. 

Learn more at admission.gatech.edu.

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  • Created By: Kristen Bailey
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  • Created On: Aug 20, 2018 - 8:10am
  • Last Updated: Aug 20, 2018 - 11:09am