The Ivy Coach Daily

September 5, 2021

Georgia Institute of Technology 2021-2022 Essay Prompt

Georgia Tech asks applicants to respond to one essay prompt (photo credit: Davidhermanns).

Georgia Tech has released its 2021-2022 essay prompt for applicants to the Class of 2026. The school asks applicants to respond to only one essay and the word count is merely 300 words — a rather short supplement if you ask us. So what’s the question the Georgia Tech admissions committee is posing to applicants to its latest class? Wonder no more as we’ve got it for our readers!

Georgia Tech applicants are asked, “Why do you want to study your chosen major specifically at Georgia Tech?” So, in short, it’s a hybrid question. It’s not just a Why Major essay. And it’s not just a Why College essay. Rather, it’s a mix of both. So, yes, there should be specifics within the essay — about the intended major at Georgia Tech — that apply to Georgia Tech and only to Georgia Tech. If these sentences can apply to any school in America, then the sentences simply don’t work.

On its admissions website, Georgia Tech’s admissions committee writes that students should “Demonstrate authenticity & self-awareness, demonstrate thoughtfulness, display attention to topic, style, and grammar, demonstrate a student has thought about why Georgia Tech, specifically, is a fit for them and how their goals align with Georgia Tech’s mission statement: The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university established by the state of Georgia in Atlanta in 1885 and committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.”

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