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Georgia Tech

Men's MCLA
Contact: Ken Lovic
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9 / 10
15,489 Undergrads / 26,839 Students
2 / 10
$13,340 Net Price
10 / 10
26% Admitted
Team Conference
SELCDI South West
College Type
4-year, Public
Campus Type
City: Large
Student Body

Undergrad Breakdown

Student-to-faculty Ratio

20 to 1

Return For Sophomore Year


Overall Graduation Rate


Graduate On Time / in 6 Years

41% / 86%

Calendar System


Religious Affiliation



On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.
Coach's Description
Top 7 MCLA Program at Nations 4th Ranked Engineering School and 9th Ranked Public University
Coach Recruiting Interview

The Georgia Tech Yellowjackets lacrosse program has been one to watch for the past few years in the MCLA. The Jackets have helped grow the game of lacrosse all over the Atlanta, GA area. I got the chance to speak with Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Mat Edmunds. Coach Edmunds has recruited future engineers all over the country, and he preaches that the MCLA is a perfect balance between academics and college lacrosse.

What advice do you have for players interested in MCLA programs?

It’s important for young players to realize that there are many universities and colleges that one could play at whether it is varsity, NAIA or MCLA.As an athlete looking for a home for the next four years one should look at all opportunities that create a balance that is right for them. It all depends what they are looking for out of a collegiate career. MCLA offers a level of commitment that can balance academics and athletics but they should realize they should attend college for an education and an experience. Find the right university for you and contact the coach.

What is the best way for players to get on your radar?

It comes down to the grades. Do you have the academic standards to get into GT. You have to be around a 3.8 to a 4.0. After that send us an email with all info and we’ll reach out to you. Through ConnectLax and other websites, we’ll find you. If someone has great grades and wants to be an engineer, they’ll find us. They want to be engineers and they are very driven individuals. All our coaches have full time jobs so being on the recruiting trail every summer and fall is extremely difficult especially when many tournaments and prospect camps are midweek. That being said, we do attend several major events each year. We do receive many emails everyday so that is a very direct way to get in touch with me but in those introductory emails please include film. No mass emails and if you send an email with another coaches name it will get deleted. The best way is to check your grades and test scores and see if they are compatible with Georgia Tech and then fill in our online questionnaire on our website. A student doing well in the classroom will also get on our radar if they are a member of a recruiting website. Just to put things in perspective our average weighted GPA of our 2014 class is around a 4.0 with an average SAT score of 2150.

What type of players do you look for, raw athlete or refined lacrosse players?

A little bit of both. I’m realistic in what type of students are coming to Georgia Tech. Your looking for a mixed blend between an athlete and someone with lacrosse IQ. As we are building our program we are looking for players that fit within our system. It’s important to have a combination of athleticism and lacrosse skills but you also have to be the right fit. I am looking for a player that is driven and doesn’t stop working to succeed as that sums up a GT student. A player should have the desire to get better every day and not everyone has that. Play hard but practice harder.

What areas of development would you recommend players focus on?

Be a sponge! It’s a continuing learning process on and off the field. Stickwork, along with IQ and desire can move you forward. A player should sometimes step away from playing 5 travel team tournaments and attend at least one instructional camp. They will learn new things and reinforce things they are doing already. Keep playing and keep that stick in your hand as much as possible.

What type of student-athletes find MCLA programs to be the best fit for them?

MCLA is for a person who wants to compete at a high level but not spend their entire collegiate life focused on lacrosse. They want the collegiate “experience”. They want to degree, the study abroad, the co-ops along with maybe greek life plus much more. All prospects for GT understand that even though varsity is an option for them our educational background and campus experience can over shadow that. If you have the grades and you want to be an engineer GT has to be an option and that goes for many schools, especially larger research universities. It all depends on what that student athlete is looking to get out of his collegiate career before stepping in to the “real world”. There is no direct “fit”. The MCLA gets better every year because more student athletes realize this as a viable option.

Team Road Trips

Most road games for Georgia Tech are scheduled for the Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi areas against teams including Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss. The team has also traveled to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to play Wake Forest and Raleigh, North Carolina to play NC State.

Recruit Commits
Jack Gorman Loyola Academy Glenview, IL Mid
William Clayton North Gwinnett Suwanee, GA Mid, Att
Ross Milhiser Franklin Reisterstown, MD Def
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Test Scores

Critical Reading
640 - 730
680 - 770
1320 - 1500
31 - 35
30 - 35
30 - 34

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 630 - 730 for SAT; 8 - 9 for ACT

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Applicants 30,528 21,034 9,494
% Admitted 26% 22% 34%
% Admits That Enroll 37% 36% 37%
Enrolled Freshman Average GPA 4.03 (weighted)

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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Engineering (63%)
Business (12%)
Computer & Information Sciences (11%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
Physical Sciences (2%)
Architecture (1%)
Communication & Journalism (1%)
Foreign Languages (1%)
Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
Interdisciplinary Studies (1%)
Psychology (1%)
Social Sciences (1%)
Visual & Performing Arts (1%)
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Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$12,212 $32,404
Books & Supplies$800 $800
Cost of Living$11,148 $11,148
Personal Expenses$3,260 $3,260
Sticker Price$27,420 $47,612
Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

77% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.
% Receiving Aid
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship65%$11,835
Federal Grants11%$4,674
Pell Grants11%$4,411
Other Federal1%$3,793
State & Local Grants50%$10,290
Institutional Grants25%$7,944
Student Loans25%$8,369
Federal Loans24%$5,776
Other Loans5%$13,318
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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Per Student
Financial Assets $1.84 Billion $68,697
Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.
3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.6%
Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.5%.
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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 8 4
Fondling 5 1
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery 6 -
Aggravated Assault 3 1
Burglary 27 15
Motor Vehicle Theft 11 -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, large, highly residential

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