Why Georgia Tech?

The College of Computing (CoC) was founded in 1991 in recognition that computing as a discipline would transform society and the world. This prediction has proven to be true—computing, and the Internet communications enabled by it, is transforming virtually every aspect of our lives: business and commerce, health care, manufacturing, transportation, education, entertainment, government, even the very nature of human relationships.

At Georgia Tech, computing stands alongside engineering, science and the liberal arts as the pillars of a modern academic research institution. Just as it has transformed modern life, computing is transforming modern research, enabling new branches of scientific inquiry, and leading by example in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. Nationally, Georgia Tech has led the way by defining and demonstrating the breadth and impact of computing as a paradigm-changing field.

Georgia Tech's College of Computing has been a leader in defining modern computing as a paradigm that combines the foundations of theoretical mathematics and information science, the force of invention in computational systems and processes, and interdisciplinary practice that integrates innovation in computing with all facets of life.

With a community of upwards of 130 overall faculty, some 900 undergraduates and a comparable number of M.S. and Ph.D. students, the College of Computing is among the nation's—and the world’s—leaders in computing education and research. This fact is reflected in the College’s Top 10 ranking in the U.S. News & World Report's graduate programs in Computer Science since 2008, and our specialty rankings in Artificial Intelligence (#7), Databases (#7), Graphics/User Interaction (#4), Systems (#10) and Theory (#9).

The College of Computing has a long record of setting groundbreaking research and educational agendas. These activities have defined computing as a multidisciplinary field with tremendous potential in research and practice. Our College has been a leader in pairing stellar disciplinary research with the challenges and insights that come from interdisciplinary research programs, creating a powerful combination for transformative impact.