Georgia Tech Application Essay Sample

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Growing up in a small town in the corner of Northwest Georgia taught me many things. It taught me a distinctive vocabulary showcasing words such as “cattywampus” and phrases like “well butter my butt and call me a biscuit.” I also learned the importance of manors and of course, the notorious southern hospitality. However, growing up in a small city in the south also taught me about the tangible impact that of discrimination and privilege. It taught me about lack of funding for public education and underachieving student bodies. But most importantly, it inspired me to serve. Without growing up and seeing these things first hand, I honestly do not know if I would have felt the calling to protect the rights of everyone and work towards an inclusive…show more content…
When I first arrived, I thought the unique slant that their liberal arts classes would be interesting and unique. Maybe I would fall in love with science and technology find my perfect fit. However, my hopes were not met. The technology slant placed on everything, while different from most liberal arts classes, often catered to engineers, leaving out those who would like a more concrete knowledge of the subject. This emphasis placed on STEM fields creates an environment perfect for intellectual growth and discussion for many, but my passions cannot be explored here like they could be elsewhere. The major that I always wanted to study, political science, is not offered at Tech, so I settled for what I thought was closest. However, I now realize that I cannot settle and be truly happy.
Between the D1 sports, location, and world class academics, it is a dream institution for many, but the thing that makes Georgia Tech special is the reason that I would be best fit at another university. Everyone is so passionate about engineering, math or science, that they live in a world fully immersed by it. I too want to be able to thrive in an environment that fosters intellectual growth and development for my
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