College News and Fun Facts: Georgia Institute of Technology

Buzz— who made his first campus appearance in 1980 — is the world-famous and beloved mascot of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Buzz gets Tech fans cheering at nearly all the Institute’s intercollegiate sporting events.

RATS Week. If you’re a current freshman, you’ll know what RATS week is. RATS is short for “Recently Acquired Tech Students” and is a week of orientation events for first years.

More traditions

  • Color: Old Gold and White
  • Mascot: Ramblin’ Wreck and Buzz
  • Admit Rate: 26% (Class of 2022). Read more