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Top Colleges in Georgia

Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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Updated: May 7th, 2024

With strong educational programs like the HOPE Scholarship and widespread dual enrollment for high school students, Georgia is a great state to attend college. Check out Georgia colleges in the list below, and find the perfect match for you.

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Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA • Public, City

Atlanta, GA

Public, City

16% acceptance rate
16,566 undergraduate students
92% graduation rate
$14,820 average per year after aid
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Emory University

Atlanta, GA • Private, Non-Profit, City

Atlanta, GA

Private, Non-Profit, City

13% acceptance rate
7,050 undergraduate students
90% graduation rate
$25,424 average per year after aid
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University of Georgia

Athens, GA • Public, City

Athens, GA

Public, City

40% acceptance rate
30,032 undergraduate students
88% graduation rate
$14,995 average per year after aid
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Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA • Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

Decatur, GA

Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

70% acceptance rate
1,013 undergraduate students
75% graduation rate
$12,423 average per year after aid
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Mercer University

Macon, GA • Private, Non-Profit, City

Macon, GA

Private, Non-Profit, City

75% acceptance rate
4,699 undergraduate students
74% graduation rate
$20,884 average per year after aid
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Spelman College

Atlanta, GA • Private, Non-Profit, City

Atlanta, GA

Private, Non-Profit, City

51% acceptance rate
2,417 undergraduate students
76% graduation rate
$29,102 average per year after aid
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Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA • Public, Town

Milledgeville, GA

Public, Town

88% acceptance rate
5,489 undergraduate students
62% graduation rate
$19,827 average per year after aid
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Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA • Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

Atlanta, GA

Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

81% acceptance rate
1,408 undergraduate students
58% graduation rate
$14,079 average per year after aid
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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA • Public, Town

Statesboro, GA

Public, Town

91% acceptance rate
22,404 undergraduate students
54% graduation rate
$15,851 average per year after aid
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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA • Public, City

Atlanta, GA

Public, City

100% acceptance rate
28,415 undergraduate students
56% graduation rate
$17,738 average per year after aid
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Augusta University

Augusta, GA • Public, City

Augusta, GA

Public, City

73% acceptance rate
5,136 undergraduate students
50% graduation rate
$15,044 average per year after aid
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Piedmont University

Demorest, GA • Private, Non-Profit, Town

Demorest, GA

Private, Non-Profit, Town

67% acceptance rate
1,213 undergraduate students
48% graduation rate
$19,827 average per year after aid
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Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA • Private, Non-Profit, Town

Toccoa Falls, GA

Private, Non-Profit, Town

62% acceptance rate
784 undergraduate students
53% graduation rate
$20,737 average per year after aid
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Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA • Public, City

Valdosta, GA

Public, City

76% acceptance rate
8,421 undergraduate students
41% graduation rate
$13,336 average per year after aid
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Columbus State University

Columbus, GA • Public, City

Columbus, GA

Public, City

79% acceptance rate
5,986 undergraduate students
43% graduation rate
$13,697 average per year after aid
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Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA • Public, Town

Fort Valley, GA

Public, Town

72% acceptance rate
2,635 undergraduate students
45% graduation rate
$13,320 average per year after aid
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Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, GA • Private, Non-Profit, City

Savannah, GA

Private, Non-Profit, City

81% acceptance rate
12,542 undergraduate students
71% graduation rate
$44,270 average per year after aid
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University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA • Public, Town

Carrollton, GA

Public, Town

70% acceptance rate
8,572 undergraduate students
42% graduation rate
$16,239 average per year after aid
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LaGrange College

Lagrange, GA • Private, Non-Profit, Town

Lagrange, GA

Private, Non-Profit, Town

75% acceptance rate
580 undergraduate students
46% graduation rate
$21,748 average per year after aid
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Brenau University

Gainesville, GA • Private, Non-Profit, City

Gainesville, GA

Private, Non-Profit, City

89% acceptance rate
1,310 undergraduate students
47% graduation rate
$22,771 average per year after aid
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About the Data

We sort colleges on our lists according to their Scholarships360 Top Colleges Index Score. This score is calculated using up-to-date information taken directly from the College Scorecard. Additional information is sourced from the colleges themselves, as well as other publicly available information. If you see an error, feel free to contact us.

State Grants in Georgia

Most states offer their own state-wide grants to help residents obtain an affordable education. Here are some of the most prominent state-wide grants in Georgia:

HOPE Scholarship

The HOPE Scholarship offers funding for Georgia residents with exceptional academic achievement who wish to pursue higher education in-state. It can be used at public as well as select private schools.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Program (GTEG)

The GTEG Program helps to bridge the gap between public and private education by offering funds for Georgia residents attending a select private Georgia institution. It does not take financial need into account.

Georgia Tuition Reciprocity Agreements

Georgia is a member of the Academic Common Market, which offers tuition reciprocity for select programs in partner states. That means from these states can get tuition discounts at select programs in Georgia, and vice-versa. Here is a list of the other states enrolled in the ACM for undergraduate studies:

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Frequently asked questions

What is the hardest Georgia college to get into?

Emory University had the lowest acceptance rate in Georgia, with 13% of applicants admitted in 2023. Georgia Institute of Technology had a similarly low rate, with 16% of applicants admitted.

While both of these schools are competitive, the low admission rates should not deter you from applying. Remember, your application can always catch an admissions officer’s eye, and everyone should apply to at least a couple of reach schools!

Why should I study in Georgia?

Georgia is home to many prestigious academic institutions, including University of Georgia, Emory, and Georgia Tech. It’s also a state with a wealth of culture and a relatively low cost of living. There’s also a thriving job market in Atlanta, which can help students find work and internships and set them up for success after graduation.

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