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Atlanta is the capital and largest city of the US state of Georgia, and is known as the “city in a forest” due to its abundance of trees, rare for a major city. Located in the south east of the US, Atlanta’s progressive attitude during the US Civil Rights Movement earned it another nickname – “the city too busy to hate”.

Today, Atlanta is now a thriving center of commerce, with three distinct skylines and the world’s busiest international airport. It’s also home to television network CNN, the Coca-Cola world headquarters and Delta airlines.

Atlanta is a cosmopolitan city of progress but also of rich history and culture, with local attractions including the childhood home of Martin Luther King, the Georgia Aquarium and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. There are also thriving music and culinary scenes, with The Varsity chain restaurants being iconic to the city.

Of the top universities in Atlanta, the highest-ranked in the QS World University Rankings® 2020 is Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), a university with very high research activity and close ties to the industrial world.

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Written by Sabrina Collier
The former Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina wrote and edited articles to guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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