About Atlanta

Georgia Tech has the best of both worlds — a traditional and beautiful 400-acre campus located in a major city.

Within the thriving, creative metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia, Tech’s Midtown neighborhood is home to young professionals, families, students, and the city’s main central source of green space, Piedmont Park. Midtown was named by the American Planning Association as one of America's Great Neighborhoods and a “powerful innovation district,” thanks to anchor institutions like Georgia Tech and “a blend of commercial enterprise, arts and cultural attractions, higher education, residential living, and greenspace.” The neighborhood is burgeoning with new student residences, restaurants, museums, theaters, and retail stores.

What's Great About Atlanta?
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  • #1
    Top moving destination in the U.S. 
    (Penske, 2018)
  • #1
    Among cities in availability of internships
    (WalletHub, 2019)
  • #3
    Among cities with most Fortune 500 headquarters 
    (Fortune, 2018)
  • #4
    Top Tech Hubs in the United States 
    (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 2016)
  • #4
    Atlanta ranks 4th among the "Top Metros with Largest Population Increase"
    (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 2017)
  • #6
    Top North American cities for corporate innovation and R&D activity
    (Innovation Leader, 2017)
  • #6
    Most educated cities in America 
    (Madison.com, 2019)
  • #9
    #9 city for tech talent. Atlanta has achieved 46.7% growth in total tech occupations since 2010, outpacing the national average increase of 27% during the same period 
    CBRE and Hypepotamus, 2016)
  • #17
    Ranked #17 among America’s “Tech 25,” a list of 25 American regions deemed the best in tech. (Cushman & Wakefield, 2017)

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“With a backdrop of posh shops, trendy eateries and luxury skyscrapers, Midtown has staked its claim as one of the most bustling districts in Atlanta.” Read more in the Atlanta Journal Constitution story highlighting the Midtown area where Georgia Tech is located. Photo Credit: AJC