Housing on Campus and Around GT

On-Campus Housing
Resources to Help in Your Search
Atlanta Neighborhoods

On-Campus Housing

Georgia Tech Housing and Residence Life offers a variety of on-campus housing options. Please visit the Housing website for detailed information and to access the online application

New first-year, new transfer, and new graduate students must be accepted to Georgia Tech to apply for on-campus housing. The application opens in early spring in the My Housing portal. Housing and Residence Life does not guarantee housing and contracts are for a space on campus not a specific assignment. Room selection numbers are assigned in the order applications are completed. The earlier you apply, the more options you’ll have. Please review the Application Guide for details. After assignments are completed, students may view their room and roommate information by returning to My Housing, opening the current application, and clicking on “Room and Roommate(s) Info”. All students pay a one-time, non-refundable $80 application fee at the time of application. 

Georgia Tech offers one and two-bedroom unfurnished apartments for graduate students and students with families. These apartments are spacious with room to live and study. To apply, please log in to My Housing and select the "Family-Monthly" tab.  

Full Academic Year exchange students who would like to live on-campus can apply for on-campus housing after they have been admitted to Georgia Tech. Students studying for Fall semester only are only eligible for on-campus housing if they are participating in a Learning Community: 

Georgia Tech offers two living learning community options, I-House and I-Lead, for visiting exchange and Techsplore students attending Georgia Tech for 1-2 semesters as non-degree seeking students. These programs help acclimate students to campus and allow them to meet fellow visiting students arriving to Tech. Though academic year visiting international students may apply to live in any residence hall on campus, spots are usually competitive, and these two housing options reserve spots specifically for this student population. Additionally, these programs provide the only opportunity to live on campus for visiting students studying at GT for the fall semester only. Follow the steps below to apply. 

1. Review the Learning Community options page and follow the appropriate links.  

2. If invited to join a community, you will be able to apply for housing. You must be admitted to Georgia Tech prior to applying for housing. 

Please Note

Carefully read the Application/Cancellation Penalty Schedule and the entire contract before accepting the terms of the contract.  Depending on your classification, you may share a room with another student of the same gender. The academic year housing contract includes both fall and spring semesters.  There is NOT a fall only housing application unless prior approval is received from the Office of International Education.  Termination of your contract will incur significant financial loss. 

Students who require disability accommodation should register with the Office of Disability Services.  The fall semester deadline is May 1, and the spring semester deadline is October 14. 

Resources to help in your search:

Off-Campus Housing 

Georgia Tech Housing and Residence Life has partnered with College Pads to provide a new off-campus housing marketplace for Georgia Tech students and community members. The College Pads platform at offcampus.housing.gatech.edu aims to provide an interface for Georgia Tech students searching for off-campus housing. The new site includes renter education modules to help students successfully navigate the transition to off-campus life and become better educated on the local rental processes. Custom-tailored to the needs of Georgia Tech student renters, the College Pads platform also offers students a customized roommate and sublease portal. New properties are being added each week.

CORT: http://www.cort.com

CORT is a business that is able to rent furniture to international students for short or long-term periods of time. They also have a helpful apartment search at http://www.apartmentsearch.com/.

Helpful Hints to Assist in Your Housing Search:

  • If you are arriving early and need a place to stay during your search for housing, you can stay at a hotel in the area. 
  • Many International Student Organizations at Georgia Tech assist students in finding long-term housing in Atlanta. To find out if there is a student organization that represents your home country or region, consult Georgia Tech Student Organizations with the Office of Student Involvement.
  • Contact an Apartment Locator Service (apartments are usually rented in person, but apartment locator services may assist you before you arrive). e.g. Apartment Guide
  • Refer to the GT Parking & Transportation website for maps/schedules of campus shuttles and for information on alternative transportation, including MARTA.
  • Remember to use caution and do your research regarding your rights and responsibilities as tenants. While most people offer legitimate deals, there are some out there who might see an opporunitiy to take advantage of someone who is not aware of their rights.  

Atlanta Neighborhoods

Georgia Tech is located in Midtown, an area north of Downtown Atlanta. Many apartments or other housing options are available within walking distance of campus and/or on the GT shuttle routes or city bus/railway routes. As with all cities, housing options vary from neighborhood to neighborhood as does the expense, safety and convenience of the neighborhood. Neighborhoods adjacent to Georgia Tech campus are:

Downtown Atlanta is the location of many corporate or regional headquarters, city, county, state and federal government facilities, sporting facilities, and is the central tourist attraction of the city. Downtown Atlanta is also home to Georgia State University. This area is a less common option for off-campus student housing for Georgia Tech students. Downtown Atlanta includes several hotels, restaurants and other attractions (including Centennial Olympic Park) as well as some residential neighborhoods.

Georgia Aquarium (225 Baker St NW)
World of Coca-Cola (121 Baker St NW)
Atlanta Breakfast Club (249 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW)

Website: https://www.atlantadowntown.com:443/living

Georgia Tech is in Midtown Atlanta, which is situated between Downtown to the south and Buckhead to the north. Midtown includes high-rise condos, apartments, hotels, skyscrapers with office space and busy shopping areas. It is also home to quiet residential neighborhoods, and Midtown's focal point is the expansive green space of Piedmont Park. Midtown Atlanta is a very popular place for students to live because of its convenient location. Midtown's proximity to Georgia Tech allows one to walk, bike or take the Tech Trolley to campus. Grocery stores, shops, hotels, restaurants, bars/nightclubs, and the large Piedmont Park are all easily accessible in Midtown.

Fox Theatre (660 Peachtree Street NE)
Woodruff's Arts Center (1280 Peachtree St NE)
Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave NE)
Publix (950 W. Peachtree Street) 
The Nook on Piedmont Park (1144 Piedmont Ave. NE)

Website: http://midtownatlanta.org/

Atlanta’s Westside offers a handful of apartment complexes and small homes, ideal for students. The area is rapidly developing, with new restaurants and niche shops blossoming on every corner. Though this means excellent additions to residents’ social lives, it also means increasing prices. The commute from Howell Mill or Marietta Street may not be feasible on foot, but the distance is still manageable with a car or provided shuttles by certain apartment complexes. Westmar, Alexan Metro West and Post Collier can all be found on the Westside.

Ormsby’s (1170 Howell Mill Road) 
Figo Pasta (1210 Howell Mill Road NW)
Yoforia (1100 Howell Mill Road)
Yeah! Burger (1168 Howell Mill Road)
West Egg (1100 Howell Mill Road)

Website: https://www.westsideprovisions.com/

Atlantic Station
Atlantic Station is at the northwestern edge of Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. Atlantic Station is a residential and shopping community and is located approximately 1.6 km (1 mile) from Georgia Tech. One could walk (although it is a bit far), bike, or take a shuttle bus to campus. The nearby Target Department Store, Publix Grocery Store, and IKEA offer great convenience to students, along with extensive shops and restaurants. Atlantic Station is a new, attractive and comfortable place to live but can be a bit pricey.

Regal Cinemas 16 (261 19th Street NW, Atlanta, GA)
Moe's Southwest Grill (265 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA)
Target (375 18th Street, Atlanta, GA)
California Pizza Kitchen (265 18th St NW, Atlanta, GA)
IKEA (441 16th St NW, Atlanta, GA)

Website: https://atlanticstation.com/

Home Park
Home Park is a neighborhood in Atlanta, north of Georgia Tech roughly between 10th Street, Northside Drive, 16th Street, and I-75/85 (the Downtown Connector). Home Park is a community of houses and a large number of students live in this area and walk or bike to campus. Although the houses in Home Park are often older, they are usually a less expensive and practical option for college students (students typically rent a house together and pay per room).

Sublime Doughnuts (535 10th Street NW)
Firehouse Subs (537 10th Street NW)

Website: https://homepark.org/

Virginia Highland
Just to the east past Midtown, many students already frequent the Highlands for its restaurants, bars and shops. The Highland is known for attracting twenty-somethings and offering lower rents, while still having a mix of residents and being relatively safe. Though it will take a car, bike or long walk to MARTA to get to campus, it offers plenty of entertainment options within walking distance. It’s also home to multiple coffee shops for those who prefer such venues for studying.


Fontaine’s Oyster House (1026 N Highland Ave NE)
Aurora Coffee (992 N. Highland Ave. NE)
Yeah! Burger (1017 N. Highland Ave. NE)
Genki Noodles & Sushi (1040 N. Highland Ave.)
La Tavola Trattoria (992 Virginia Ave NE)

Website: http://www.virginiahighland.com/

Buckhead is an uptown district within the city of Atlanta, Georgia, comprising over 100,000 residents. It is an upscale residential and commercial district with internationally renowned shopping and dining. Located approximately 9.6 km (6 miles) from Georgia Tech, Buckhead is somewhat far from campus and thus requires using public transportation (MARTA) or having a car. Buckhead features shopping centers and malls, hotels, restaurants, bars/nightclubs, and high-rise office buildings and condominiums.

Lenox Square Mall (3393 Peachtree Road NE)
Phipps Plaza (3500 Peachtree Road NE)
Buckhead Diner (3073 Piedmont Road NE)
Eclipse di Luna (764 Miami Circle)

Website: http://www.buckhead.net/
Please visit the website of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information on Atlanta as well as a Map of Atlanta.

Vinings is more common to families and younger working couples, making it quieter and more expensive. The nightlife may not be as exhilarating, but the area offers its own social scene with plenty of restaurants, shops and parks to explore. It’s not uncommon to find excellent festivals and fairs on weekends, in case you are looking for something new and different to do around Atlanta.

Cumberland Mall (1000 Cumberland Mall)
South City Kitchen (1675 Cumberland Parkway)
Mellow Mushroom (2950 New Paces Ferry Road)
Figo Pasta (2941 Paces Ferry Rd)

Website: http://www.viningsga.org/