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Old May 23 2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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Have you heard of this College?

Georgia Institute of Technology, or more commonly known here as Ga Tech.

I've seen quite a few people here that are from the science and engineering fields so I figured I maybe ask you if you had any experience with this school? I've heard mixed reviews about it but I've mostly heard is a hard school but will give back twice as much that is given.

Has anyone heard of Ga Tech, had/have some experience?
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Old May 23 2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

Have you heard of LSU, Caltech or Havard?



Ga Tech isn't an obscure university
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Old May 23 2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

Er, yeah. I have a degree in aerospace engineering from GT. And yes, it is a very difficult school, just like probably most engineering schools. If you can handle the work, it can be very rewarding, but make no mistake, you're going to work your butt off. I was salutatorian of my high school, but within the aerospace engineering major, I was probably only an average student.
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Old May 23 2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

I didn't go there, but have an engineering background and have heard it's a really engineering school.

I grew up in the northeast and now work in the upper midwest, so I don't personally know any grads.
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Old May 23 2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

Yep, it's not MIT, but it still has a pretty stellar reputation among tech schools.
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Old May 23 2013, 06:54 PM   #6
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

Aren't they the "Rambling Wrecks"?
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Old May 23 2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

Should you have to ask...
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Old May 23 2013, 07:10 PM   #8
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

They have a decent (ish) football team so the school must be relevant.
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Old May 23 2013, 07:27 PM   #9
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

propita wrote: View Post
Aren't they the "Rambling Wrecks"?
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. "Ramblin' Wreck" is another nickname based on the fight song and history of the school.

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They have a decent (ish) football team so the school must be relevant.
(Well, I'm just happy we beat USC (Calif.) in the most recent bowl game!)
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Old May 23 2013, 07:36 PM   #10
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

My school didn't have a football team but they still let me practice engineering.
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Old May 23 2013, 07:50 PM   #11
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

Well, seeing as i've managed to hear about this "little known" school all the way up here in Canadaland...
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Old May 23 2013, 08:23 PM   #12
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Yes, I believe I've heard well of their sports program.
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Old May 23 2013, 08:40 PM   #13
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

it is a very difficult school, just like probably most engineering schools.
This I can vouch for. The eng school part I mean. And for some reason, I went back for a masters.

You do know there are two brutal 8-hour exams after you graduate if you want to get licensed...

What discipline are you interested in? I'm a civil with an envl slant.
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Old May 23 2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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Never heard of it.
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Old May 23 2013, 09:28 PM   #15
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Re: Have you heard of this College?

^ Well, it's no Uni Bologna but what is?

Georgia Tech is definitely a high-level engineering school - especially regionally.
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