About the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

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

#1Best Master's in Economics
CollegeRank.net, 2024


Best Value Interaction Design: MS in Human-Computer Interaction (MS-HCI) or MS in Digital Media (MS-DM)
Value Colleges.com, 2023


Best Information and Technology Management Program (Public Policy/Public Affairs) 
U.S. News & World Report, 2023
#6Best Master's in Economics
Master's Program Guide, 2024
#7Best Master’s in Economics
Best College Reviews, 2023
#8Best Energy and Environmental Policy Graduate Programs (Public Policy/Public Affairs)
U.S. News & World Report, 2023
#10Best Master’s in Economics
College Choice, 2024
#19Best Master's in Economics
TFE Times, 2024
#21Best Graduate Program for Public Policy Analysis
U.S. News & World Report, 2023
#39Best Public Policy Graduate Program
U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Georgia Tech Rankings

#1#1 in Georgia and #12 among all U.S. colleges for best 20-Year Return on Investment
#3Highest Return on Educational Investment
WalletHub, 2020
#5Most Innovative Schools in U.S.
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
#7Top Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
#7Best Alumni Network
Princeton Review, 2023
#7Undergraduate Research / Creative Projects
US News & World Report, 2024
#12Senior Capstone Projects
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
#17Best Colleges for Veterans
US News & World Report, 2024
#34Smartest Public College in America
Business Insider, 2020
#33Best National Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
#51Global Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Ivan Allen College at a Glance

Fast Facts

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


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TotalsDegree Level
1017Undergraduate Students
658Master's Students
126Doctoral Students




98%Retention of Students After First Year (compared to 80% national average for 4-year universities
18.5%Complete Registered Internships
43.7%Conduct Undergraduate Research
$70kAverage Starting Salary


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


24Research Centers
$9.7MIn Sponsored Research Expenditures

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