The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of 62 leading research universities in the US and Canada. Georgia Tech’s campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Institute offers many nationally recognised, top-ranked programmes. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, Scheller College of Business and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US.