Colleges in Atlanta

Colleges in Atlanta

Atlanta is the most populous city in the state of Georgia, as well as the capital. With the ninth largest metropolitan area in the nation, Atlanta also has the highest concentration of colleges and universities in the southern US, which include the Georgia State University, John Marshall Law School, and Emory University, the last of which maintains the largest healthcare system in the state. The oldest private university in Georgia, Mercer University, maintains a campus in the capital, the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus. Atlanta is also home to Clark Atlanta University, an historically black institution that’s a combination of Clark College and Atlanta University, as well as the Interdenominational Theological Center, a consortium of five predominantly African American denominational Christian seminaries.

Emphasizing science and technology, Georgia Institute of Tech, more commonly known as Georgia Tech, calls Atlanta home, but has satellites in Savannah, GA, as well as abroad. Other colleges of note within the city limits include Spelman College and Morehouse College, an all-women and an all-men’s liberal arts college, respectively. There are a number of for-profit institutions with campuses located in Atlanta, as well, including DeVry University, American InterContinental University, and Chamberlain University, as well as one 2-year institution: Atlanta Technical College, a part of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

With the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, as well as global headquarters for The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, UPS, and more, Atlanta’s metropolitan area ranks the 10th largest economy in the country, partially due to the educated workforce. The city also maintains permanent companies in all major performing arts disciplines and is considered a national center for the arts.

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Georgia Institute of Technology, more commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a 4-year research institution offering technology-focused education based out of Atlanta, GA. The institution has a number of instructional sites, including online and physical...

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Georgia Tech will teach you skills for both inside and outside of the classroom. No matter what your major might be, you will be challenged to do your very best and you will learn how you operate as a student. By the end of your first year at Tech...

” – Alexandria from Hoschton, GA

Georgia State University is a 4-year public university with seven campuses throughout Atlanta and the largest university in the state by enrollment. GSU features 10 colleges and schools conferring degrees in over 100 areas of study. Additionally, the...

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There is a huge contrast between college and high school curriculum-wise. At Georgia State University, and probably any college, the classes you take are like finishing a years work of a high school class in just one semester. Like any school every...

” – Koushyllia from Alpharetta, GA

Emory University is a liberal arts institution located in Atlanta, Georgia, with a second campus in Oxford. The 600-acre campus in the Druid Hills neighborhood is home to four undergraduate and seven graduate colleges, as well as over a dozen...

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At Emory university every class is a challenge that you can handle if you apply yourself properly. You can not assume that whatever you did in high school will work here as well, but if you are accepted you should feel confident that you can handle...

” – Sophia from PA

Formed by the merger of Clark College and Atlanta University, Clark Atlanta University is an Historically Black College and University affiliated with the United Methodist Church in Atlanta. CAU is home to colleges of Business Administration...

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try to go to all your classes and get to know the professors because they can really help you out if you're having trouble.

” – Tia from Atlanta, GA

One of the top 50 largest public schools in the United States, the third-largest university in the state, Kennesaw State University is a 4-year institution with two campuses in the Atlanta metro area. KSU is home to 13 colleges granting degrees in...

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There are bad teachers but there are more good ones. Just look on ratemyprofessor.com or pic a prof. I have gotten all As and Bs in my classes and I'm a junior. Lots of effort is required!!! My teachers this semester are really funny but brilliant!

” – Alicia from Kennesaw, GA

Spelman College is an historically Black college and the first in history for women only, which is still the college's primary focus today. The most selective women's college in the nation, Spelman has also topped US News & World Report's list of...

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Spelman College is a private, independent, historically black liberal arts women's college, although men from Morehouse and Clark Atlanta University take courses here. There is much diversity here at Spelman, although from the outside it may not...

” – Avi Victoria from New York, NY

Clayton State University is a 4-year public school in the Atlanta metro area and part of the University System of Georgia. Featuring a 214-acre park-like campus, Clayton State confers undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors. In...

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Clayton State University is an unique school. This school offers a varies of programs and resources to that can be tailored to fit your needs and wants. Clayton State might be a small campus but it impact of the world is huge.

” – Amber from Morrow, GA

Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is an Historically Black College and University in Atlanta and a 4-year liberal arts college for men. Morehouse grants bachelor’s degrees in 26 academic majors and the college consistently produces more Rhodes...

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morehouse college upholds a rich tradition in promoting intelligent and strong men for the future. the institution offers programs that cover a wide array of student interests from academic to sports. international students love the college's...

” – Jonathan from Miami, FL

Founded in 2006, Georgia Gwinnett College is a 4-year public school in the greater Atlanta area and part of the University System of Georgia. Georgia Gwinnett confers undergrad degrees in 18 academic majors and 13 minors. In addition to classroom...

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GGC is a very diverse college.
GGC is out of the ordinary.
GGC is absolutely SUPERB!

” – Sojerta from Winder, GA

Life University is the biggest single-campus chiropractic college in the world. It is a private institution founded by a doctor of chiropractic that offers health and wellness-focused programs. Life University’s education is founded around Vitalism...

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Classes are small. Instructors work with struggling students. School is very much family oriented with a focus on holistic health.

” – Nancy from Marietta, GA

Chartered in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts college situated in Brookhaven, Georgia. The Oglethorpe University’s Gothic revival-style campus has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. It is home to the Crypt of...

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Most enthusiastic, motivating personnel with all faculty masters' degrees and above. Provides state of the art communication and visits to classrooms, athletic events, scholarship weekends with parents included. Individual attention evident in small...

” – Joshua from Murrayville, GA

Agnes Scott College is a private all-female institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The campus is located in Decatur, Georgia, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Agnes Scott has been called one of the “Seven...

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A college that is accepting of students from every background possibly imaginable. The possibilities are endless for what you want to study with classes that include a variety of interests and programs allowing students to create their own majors if...

” – Catherine

Atlanta Technical College is a community college with an open admissions policy. The school is part of the Technical College System of Georgia and serves both the Clayton and Fulton counties. ACT confers associate degrees, technical certifications...

Chattahoochee Technical College is a public institution based in Marietta, Georgia, with seven other campuses around the state. CTC has an open admissions policy and encourage students to participate in their Soar with Four program, or to enroll full...

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It's a cheap alternative for getting your core classes before transferring to a university. However, not a lot of their courses transfer (at least not to the university I am looking into, so be careful!)

” – Lauren from Powder Springs, GA

Gwinnett Technical College is a public school based in Georgia and operates two campuses in Alpharetta and Lawrenceville. It is a part of the Technical College System of Georgia and has an open admissions policy. Popular majors include automotive...

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Atlanta Metropolitan State College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Georgia. AMSC features a variety of special programs designed to help students throughout their college careers, such as the Mathematics, Engineering, and...

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Atlanta Metropolitan, overall, is a good school. It is not a very big school, which is nice and very good because the teachers don't have 100 students plus per class to deal with, and you can get a hold of them. It helps every one in every way...

” – Briana from Jonesboro, GA

Georgia Piedmont Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Clarkston, with satellite locations in Covington, Decatur, Lithonia, and Conyers. Georgia Piedmont Tech offers over 150 associate degree, diploma, and certificate...

Morehouse School of Medicine is a private medical school situated in Atlanta, Georgia. It is an independent institution formerly associated with Morehouse College. MSM is home to several research facilities including the Prevention Research Center...

Originally founded as DeKalb College, Perimeter College is an urban research university with five campuses in the Atlanta metro area and part of Georgia State University. Perimeter grants associate degrees in over 30 areas of study in association...

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Experiencing it for the first semester was great. I am doing much better in college than I did in high school so it is better.

” – Sara from Norcross, GA

Beulah Heights University is a Christian university in Atlanta centered around the principles of Biblical inerrancy and global missions. Beulah Heights is home to three bachelor’s degree programs in Religious Studies, Leadership Studies, and Business...

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I had a very fulfilling and rewarding experience at Beulah. It was very rewarding, mind, body and soul.

” – ML from Ellenwood, GA

Originally founded in Jacksonville, Luther Rice College and Seminary is a Christian college in the greater Atlanta area. Luther Rice offers bachelor’s degrees in Religion with a major in Biblical Studies and three minors in Biblical Counseling...

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LRU is a great university for getting an on-line education. Their courses and teaching staff are well organized and informative. The on-line interface is smooth and easy to use.

” – John from Lincolnton, NC

Established in 1993, Georgia Central University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Atlanta, with extension sites in New Jersey and California. GCU offers 17 academic programs throughout six fields of study, awarding certificates and...

Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is a non-profit corporation providing post-secondary education and training for the funeral service industry. Gupton-Jones offers an associate degree program in Funeral Service at its Atlanta-area campus as...

Georgia Military College-Fairburn is a military school and the largest GMC campus in the Atlanta metro area. The Fairburn campus offers three bachelor’s degrees and 23 associate degree-granting programs. For students who wish to complete a 4-year...

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” – Briaunna from Decatur, GA

Columbia Theological Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located on a 57-acre campus in Decatur, Georgia. Columbia offers six master’s and doctoral degree programs in fields of study including Ministry, Theology, and Divinity. Students...

The Interdenominational Theological Center is a theological graduate school in Atlanta consisting of five denominational seminaries with an Africentric focus. ITC offers master’s degrees in Divinity, Ministry, and Religion & Education and all...

Carver Bible College is a Christ-centered, historically black institution established in Atlanta, Georgia. Carver offers three bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration, Psychology, and Biblical Studies, the latter of which is also...

Established in 1917, Grady Health System Professional Schools is a public, medical education institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Grady Health System offers over 20 training and educational programs in four areas of study including Nursing...

Altierus Career College-Norcross is a career and technical school and a campus of the Altierus system in the greater Atlanta metro area. With a focus on adult learners, Altierus hosts seven diploma-granting programs in the fields of Healthcare...