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-Main Campus

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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Spectacular campus with a great balance of innovative architecture and green spaces. Great opportunities and activities every week for students. Classes are challenging enough to make you want to overcome obstacles, rather than make you want to...

” – Joel

Georgia State University

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

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, professors truly seem to care about their students' academic success. They make time to meet with students to discuss everything from ways to prepare for graduate school to confusing topics covered in the classroom. Emory tries to keep...

” – Molly from Woodland Hills, CA

Clark Atlanta University

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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Become very involved in the classroom environment. You will learn so much just by engaging in conversation with your professors and fellow classmates about the readings assigned and the issues going on in the community. You also will learn a lot of...

” – Nekesha from CA

Kennesaw State University

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 some excellent professors here who are experts in their field. The difference between KSU and some other large universities is that most of the professors here truly do love to teach and it is evident in their classes. In some of the...

” – Caitlyn from Kennesaw, GA

Spelman College

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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I am learning more than education here but also life lessons. My course work is challenging but very rewarding. I have learned more about black history this past year,especially about black women than ever before. I never learned about black history...

” – Kristin from Bolingbrook, IL

Clayton  State University

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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I feel like I do learn at lot attending Clayton State Unversity. Since it is still a relatively small school, there are more opportunities to get to know professors and recieve more one on one help when needed. Also, most professors are willing to...

” – Chardae' from Fayetteville, GA

Morehouse College

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 is a school filled with history. It is for intellectuals looking to expand their field of view of the world. If you're not ready to learn and become an active member of your community, then don't come to this school.

” – Myles from Starkville, MS

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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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Most of the faculty (if not all) have their PhDs and a lot of experience. You definitely learn a lot. Even if you do not understand some of the material, the professors are always willing to help. The school even supplied the professors with cell...

” – Lauren from Buford, GA

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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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Life University provides infinite avenues for advancement.
Life University values integrity and ensures it implementation.
Life University is full of LIFE!!!

” – Doc from AL

Oglethorpe University

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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Coming to a private University I was very nervous coming to a university with others who are intellectually gifted and hardworking as me or even more. I did struggle in a few things at the beginning but majority of the professors and staff there are...

” – Danielle from Warner Robins, GA

Agnes Scott College

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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This college is academically challenging in a positive way. The sense of community is strong on campus. The professor-to-student ratio is great, and the learning center is very helpful.

” – Alexis

Atlanta Technical College

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...

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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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I have loved my experience here at Chattahoochee Tech. The classes are between 20 and 30 students, the teachers are personal and don't mind taking the time to help you, and it's a quality education for the price. There are eight campuses with more...

” – Meredith from Marietta, GA

Gwinnett Technical College

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 State college has a very beautiful campus.
Atlanta Metro provides a conducive learning atmosphere for It's students.
Atlanta Metro's faculties and staffs are very coorporitive and interested in their students academic success.

” – Miatta from Ayette County, GA

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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

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...

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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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GPC is a great school for non-traditional students. I don't feel like I stick out as a student in my 30s. Also, they offer a [credit] transfer admission guarantee program for when I transfer to my next school to complete my degree.

” – Lydia from Duluth, GA

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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