Demystifying Tech: "Undergraduate Enrollment: Goals, Stats, and Stories"

With a freshman retention rate of 97 percent and a freshman GPA average of 3.4, gone are the days of “look to your left and right.” Georgia Tech’s admission process and the number of students vying for admission have changed radically in the last five years. We will discuss the current undergraduate population at Georgia Tech, how applications are reviewed, and how decisions are made to shape the Institute into a global leader in education and innovation. Additionally, we’ll share stories some stories behind the stats that are helping Tech live out our motto and fulfill our mission in the constantly changing landscape of undergraduate admissions.


Rick Clark is the director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech. In this role, he directs the Institute’s recruitment and enrollment efforts, manages the review and selection of all undergraduate applications, and leads the admission team. Under his leadership, the Institute has dramatically increased applicant selectivity, raised the overall academic profile, and exceeded goals for geographic, gender, and ethnic diversity.


As vice provost for Enrollment Services, Paul Kohn, Ph.D. oversees Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Registrar, and Enrollment Communications. He serves as chair of the Student Information System (SIS) Governance Committee,  served on the Strategic Technology Initiatives Committee, and sits on the SIS-Planning Committee and Technology Governance Steering Committee.


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Event Details


  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11:00 am - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:59 am
Location: Georgia Tech Student Center Room 321

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