Phrase used to refer to the Georgia Institute of Technology, or GA Tech. It is one of the country's top engineering and research universities. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta in the southern United States, where 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education. The prestige and technological emphasis of Ga Tech leads many in its body to refer to it as the "MIT of the South", a reference to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, another world recognized university in the northern United States.

Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States.
I got accepted into the Aerospace Engineering program at Georgia Tech, the MIT of the south.
by aompkd April 4, 2011