Of course, attending college in a major city comes with a unique set of challenges, like trying to find housing in a city that’s brimming with working professionals, families, recent graduates, and other students all in need of housing. To help navigate the on and off-campus housing options available to Georgia Tech students, here’s a rundown on dorms and housing options for the upcoming school year.
Georgia Tech Dorm Locations
The Georgia Institute of Technology operates more than three dozen on-campus residence halls, which include traditional dorm-style accommodations, suites with multiple roommates, and apartment-style dorms that include their own kitchens and living room spaces. Most Georgia Tech residence halls are limited to specific populations of students, with a majority specifically for incoming first-year students who have joined the First-Year Experience (FYE) program.
Most Georgia Tech residence halls are limited to specific populations of students, with a majority specifically for incoming first-year students
Here’s a rundown of the residence halls available to Georgia Tech students for the 2022-2023 school year:
First-Year Experience (FE) residence halls:
- Armstrong: 498 Eighth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Brown: 625 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Caldwell: 521 Turner Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Cloudman: 661 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Field: 711 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Fitten: 855 McMillan St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Folk: 531 Turner Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Freeman: 835 McMillan St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Fulmer: 871 McMillan St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Glenn: 118 Bobby Dodd Way Atlanta, GA 30318
- Hanson: 711 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Harris: 633 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Harrison: 660 Williams St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Hefner: 510 8th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Hopkins: 711 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Howell: 640 Williams St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Matheson: 711 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Montag: 845 McMillan St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Perry: 711 Techwood Dr NW, GA 30318
- Smith: 630 Williams St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Towers: 112 Bobby Dodd Way, Atlanta, GA 30332
- Woodruff North: 890 Curran Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
- Woodruff South: 890 Curran Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
Undergraduate residence halls:
- Center Street North: 939 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Center Street South: 939 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Crecine: 900 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Eight Street West: 555 8th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Graduate Living Center: 301 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Gray House: 733 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Hayes House: 733 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Maulding: 501 6th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Nelson Shell: 580 Turner Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- North Avenue East: 120 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- North Avenue North: 120 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- North Avenue South: 120 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- North Avenue West: 120 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
- Zbar: 501 6th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
Georgia Tech Dorm Costs
Although the number of residence halls available at Georgia Tech is numerous, the cost of on-campus housing is pretty straightforward, with costs varying by room type. Here’s an overview of dorm costs by room type for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters:
- Single Apartment: $5,324 per semester (only 3 available on-campus)
- 2 Person Single Split: $5,008 per semester
- Apartment-Style Housing: $4,460-$4,829 per semester
- Suite-Style Housing: $3,610 per semester
- Traditional-Style Housing: $3,320 – $3,459 per semester
The most numerous options available are the Apartment-Style Housing, which is available in 14 different residence halls on campus, and the Traditional-Style Housing (including double and quad options), which is available in 27 residence halls. Almost all of the First-Year Experience halls feature Traditional housing, to give incoming students that quintessential dorm experience.
Benefits of Living On-Campus at Georgia Tech
Living on-campus is the best way for new Georgia Tech students to engage with the university community, build a new network of friends, and find academic success. The Office of Housing and Residence Life touts data showing that Georgia Tech students who live on-campus, close to their classes and academic buildings have higher GPAs and do arguably better academically than those who choose to live off-campus.
Square on Fifth is a student housing high-rise community located at 848 Spring Street NW, just across Interstate 85 from the Georgia Tech campus.
Attending college in a major city like Atlanta comes at a cost, and students who live on-campus also pay less – with more included in their housing cost – than those who choose to live off-campus. So for those looking to control the cost of their college experience, on-campus housing is a great way to stay on budget.
Can Georgia Tech Students Live Off-Campus?
The Georgia Institute of Technology does not require students of any year, including first-year students, to live on-campus. Most first year-students do opt to choose an on-campus residence hall for their first year and Georgia Tech’s Office of Housing and Residence Life operates a First-Year Experience (FYE) Program specifically designed to help incoming students transition, both socially and academically, to life at Georgia Tech. This program pairs incoming first-year students with other freshmen in dedicated residence halls or living-learning communities to help introduce students to Georgia Tech, the resources available to students, and foster social connections among new students.
Beyond their first year, many students choose to live off-campus in one of the student housing communities near Midtown or in conventional apartment communities nearby.
Benefits of Living Off-Campus at Georgia Tech
Students who opt to live off-campus have a greater selection of housing to choose among, including both purpose-built student housing and traditional apartment complexes.
Purpose-built student housing communities offer individual lease agreements that align with the academic calendar, usually running mid-August through the end of July. An individual lease agreement means students are only responsible for their own rent – not the rent for any roommates they may have. Individual lease agreements almost always require a guarantor – usually a parent or guardian – who is providing some financial guarantee that the rent will be paid, since most students do not have the credit or income to qualify on their own.
Traditional apartment complexes offer a joint-and-several lease agreement, where all roommates are on the same lease and are therefore jointly responsible for the monthly rent. These complexes are usually at a slightly lower cost than student housing, but students are financially liable for their roommates’ rent payments and the lease terms do not always align with the university school schedule.
From one- to four-bedroom options, Square on Fifth gives you the freedom to choose a living space that fits your social network.
Off-Campus Housing at Square on Fifth
Square on Fifth is a student housing high-rise community located at 848 Spring Street NW, just across Interstate 85 from the Georgia Tech campus. Students who live at Square on Fifth have quick access to campus via the 5th street bridge just 1 block south of the community, and have a range of unit styles and amenities available to enhance their college experience. Square on Fifth offers one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments all on individual lease agreements with selections available for units higher-up in the building to enjoy amazing views of Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. The community offers a rooftop pool and outdoor lounge, study spaces, indoor lounge, and fitness center with amazing views of the city.
For information about pricing and availability, contact the Square on Fifth team today at (888) 642-1230.