About the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

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A World-Class Faculty

Nearly 350 tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and permanent research faculty work at the Ivan Allen College. Our roster includes seven fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the few professors at Georgia Tech to be elected to both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a Fulbright Scholar, and a National Book Award finalist.

Ivan Allen College Rankings

Ranking Category

#2

Best Value Interaction Design: MS in Human-Computer Interaction (MS-HCI) or MS in Digital Media (MS-DM)
Value Colleges.com, 2020

#3

Best Game Design Schools in the South
Animation Career Review, 2020

#3

Best Master’s Degrees in Economics

GradSchoolHub, 2020

#7

Best Master’s in Economics
Best College Reviews, 2020

#9

Nationally for M.S in Game Design; B.S. Ranks #10
Animation Career Review, 2020

#10

Best Master’s in Economics Degrees
CollegeChoice, 2020

#12

Best Energy and Environmental Policy Graduate Program (Public Policy/Public Affairs)
U.S. News & World Report, 2020

#14

Top School for Game Design
Animation Career Review, 2020

#24

Best Graduate Program for Public Policy Analysis
US News & World Report, 2020

#45

Best Graduate Program in Public Affairs
U.S. News & World Report, 2020

Georgia Tech Rankings

Ranking Category

#1

#1 in Georgia and #12 among all U.S. colleges for best 20-Year Return on Investment
PayScale.com

#3

Highest Return on Educational Investment
WalletHub, 2020

#4

Most Innovative Schools in U.S.
U.S. News & World Report, 2020

#8

Top Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2020

#8

Best Alumni Network
Princeton Review, 2020

#11

Undergraduate Research / Creative Projects
US News & World Report, 2020

#12

Senior Capstone Projects
U.S. News & World Report, 2020

#15 Best Colleges for Veterans
US News & World Report, 2020

#24

Learning Communities
U.S. News & World Report, 2021

#34

Smartest Public College in America
Business Insider, 2020

#35

Best National Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2021

#66

Global Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2020

Ivan Allen College at a Glance

Fast Facts

  • 6 Schools
  • 16 Bachelor of Science Degrees
  • 14 Masters Degrees
  • 6 Doctoral Degrees

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Enrollment

Totals Degree Level
837 Undergraduate Students
507 Master's Students
106 Doctoral Students

Students

Ratios Demographic
48% Male
52% Female
2:3 Minority:White
4:1 Student:Faculty

Undergraduates

Ratios Experience
97% Retention of Students After First Year (compared to 80% national average for 4-year universities
40% Complete Internships
39% Conduct Undergraduate Research
71% Graduate with International Experience
$60k Average Starting Salary

Faculty

Totals Qualification
152 Academic Faculty
128 Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
12 Research Faculty

Research

Metrics Category
19 Research Centers
$9.0 In Annual Sponsored Research

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Latest developments lead by the Ivan Allen College

Redefining traditional humanities and social sciences