Not exactly my experience with Georgia Tech. My husband and many of our friends are Tech grads and they partied a lot, trust me I was there, but they left with an education that has done quite well by them. The Aerospace program is very well respected with some top notch research coming out of it. Georgia Tech is a public school with a powerful (read: wealthy) Foundation to back it up; thereby giving it some advantages other public institutions might not enjoy.
I agree with the comment earlier about ‘target schools’ when the job search begins. Usually an advanced degree from Georgia Tech will open some doors.
Since you are looking at grad school, my guess is you can find some funding. I don’t want to speak out of turn because I am not sure how available grad school funding is for International students but a good percentage of grad students here get tuition waived plus stipends. Some of our younger Tech friends just finishing grad school are being paid to complete their graduate research by the company that plans to hire them. So look at all your possibilities.