Have you heard of this College?

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  1. Kenbushway

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    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?
     
  2. Finn

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    Have you heard of LSU, Caltech or Havard?



    Ga Tech isn't an obscure university :lol:
     
  3. B.J.

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    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.
     
  4. SmoothieX

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    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.
     
  5. sojourner

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    Yep, it's not MIT, but it still has a pretty stellar reputation among tech schools.
     
  6. propita

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    Aren't they the "Rambling Wrecks"?
     
  7. StolenThunder

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    Should you have to ask...
     
  8. Chensams

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    They have a decent (ish) football team so the school must be relevant. ;)
     
  9. B.J.

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    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. "Ramblin' Wreck" is another nickname based on the fight song and history of the school.

    :guffaw: (Well, I'm just happy we beat USC (Calif.) in the most recent bowl game!)
     
  10. SmoothieX

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    My school didn't have a football team but they still let me practice engineering.
     
  11. Ashu

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    Well, seeing as i've managed to hear about this "little known" school all the way up here in Canadaland...
     
  12. Portal

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    Yes, I believe I've heard well of their sports program.
     
  13. SmoothieX

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    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.
     
  14. iguana_tonante

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    Never heard of it.
     
  15. Kestrel

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

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

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    Well, Sorbonne comes almost close. :D
     
  17. Kenbushway

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    I am hoping to go there for science, Masters in physics. That is if its possible to get most of my core classes from a cheaper community college.
     
  18. B.J.

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    You may want to also look into some other schools for your undergraduate degree. I know Georgia Southern offers a Bachelor's in Physics. I considered going there at one time.

    :p
     
  19. Kenbushway

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    Georgia Southern is close to 4 hours away. Ga tech is 45 mins away.
     
  20. Finn

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    ^Have you ever lived away from home?

    Going to college in DC was quite an experience for me, being away from all I had known. For so many years, my sphere of familiarity was mostly confined to a group of several towns. Boom! 15 years later, I've lived in several cities, from the DC area to Cincinnati, Baton Rouge and now Boston.

    I can't imagine not having lived in the DC area. I lived in the DC area for more than half of the past 15 years (I graduated high school 15 years ago). But when I first started college, it was an strange and new experience for me, living outside of New England for the first time, in a big city.