Georgia Tech (officially, Georgia Institute of Technology) began in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology. It is primarily an engineering and science school, though it has programs in related applied disciplines architecture, mathematics, management, computer science, public affairs. It is a public university located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia with about 15,000 students.
Georgia Tech's campus was the site of the athletes' village and a venue for a number of athletic events for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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Famous graduates/students include:
The school's sports teams are variously called the Yellow Jackets, the Ramblin' Wreck, and the Engineers, but the official nickname is Yellow Jackets. They participate in NCAA Division I-A, in the Atlantic Coast Conference.