Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Facts & Stats

Student Enrollment: 622 undergraduate majors, 255 Masters and Ph.D. students

Faculty: 202 faculty members (132 permanent and 70 temporary)
All permanent faculty and 90% of temporary faculty hold Ph.D.s

Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1

Undergraduate Student Profile

55% female - 45% male
63% white - 37% minority (Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multiracial)
40% of IAC majors complete at least one semester-long internship
39% of IAC majors participate in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
71% of Ivan Allen College B.S. students graduate with international experience
Academic profile of 2013 freshman class: 
High school GPA 3.81/4.0
Combined Verbal and Math SAT: 1331


10 undergraduate majors including 4 joint degree majors
43 Undergraduate Minors and Certificates
3 five-year B.S. / M.S. programs
6 M.S. programs
6 Ph.D. programs
18 Summer Study Abroad programs

Ivan Allen's undergraduate majors offer:
-An International Plan that includes intensive language, study abroad, and work or research experience abroad
-A Research Plan that includes independent, faculty-guided research and a research-based senior thesis

Faculty and students participate in Study Abroad and Internship Programs in numerous countries, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Nationally acclaimed Graduate Studies in Digital Media, Science and Technology Policy, and International Security

Ivan Allen College has sustained a 36% average annual increase in sponsored research awards. Since 2002, the College has been awarded more than $36 million in grants

College Firsts
Sue V. Rosser, former dean of the Ivan Allen College (1999-2009), was Georgia Tech's first female dean Jacqueline Jones Royster, current dean of the Ivan Allen College (2010- present), is Georgia Tech's first African-American dean.

School of Public Policy Professor, Marilyn Brown is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for her work on climate change. 

The Ivan Allen Prize for Social Courage is awarded to those around the world who, by standing up for moral principle, have positively affected public discourse at the risk of their own careers, their livelihoods, and even their lives. Past recipients include U.S. Congressman John Lewis, an icon of American civil rights; Dr. William H. Foege, a transformative leader in global healthcare; and former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, a global leader in nuclear non-proliferation and threat reduction. 

The college awarded the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service annually from 2000 to 2010 to a Georgia-affiliated public figure who contributed to society through fields relevant to our curriculum. Recipients included Ted Turner, former president Jimmy Carter, former U.S. senator Sam Nunn, former Georgia governor and U.S. senator Zell Miller, and legendary electronic games designer Will Wright.

Founded in 1990 and named in 1996 in honor of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs within the Ivan Allen College is the only school of its kind at a leading technology institute.

Biennially since 2002, The Sam Nunn Bank of America Forum has brought together over 100 top national and international leaders for a two-day forum led by Senator Nunn to focus on the global security dimensions of a specific interdisciplinary problem.

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