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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What I've noticed about Tech is that the students here are genuinely interested in learning and that the professors genuinely enjoy what they teach. If I want to meet with a professor to further investigate a topic or to merely ask a simple question...

” – Aimey

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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The professors here are top-notch, no doubt about it, due in part because Georgia State is a research university; professors are doing research along with teaching as well. They really know their stuff and you'll find that most professors (well, all...

” – 3rd Generation GSU Student from Doraville, 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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Emory University has a variety of resources available for students-- great interning opportunities as well as opportunities to work with amazing scientific researchers in a variety of fields. Starting out in my college career, I did question the...

” – Monique from Columbus, GA

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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My first semester at Clark was great. The Mass Media Program offers very good exposure to the field. The first week I attended a seminar with Spike Lee. I also got the opportunity to work in the television studio as a freshman.

” – Lee from Upper Marlboro, MD

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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the campus of kennesaw state university is big and beautiful. for those whom love to be outside and alone in nature to those whom are very sociable, this is a great campus for them. it has a lot of tools on campus for us and even though its big, in a...

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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 graduated from a public high school in Poughkeepsie, New York where there is a seventeen year, forty-three percent graduation rate. Therefore, I felt a though I was not academically challenged. Throughout my matriculation at Spelman College, I have...

” – Quamisha from Poughkeepsie, 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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I have only experienced one of the open orientations that they offer, but from that and from what current students have told me about the school; it is a perfect match for a person like me. I wasn't a star in high school and needed a school that...

” – Ty-Quanna from Mcdonough, 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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Learning at Morehouse College occurs not only in the classroom but in everyday happenings around the campus. This is an amazing environment for exchanging knowledge and experiences because of all the schools in close proximity bringing in people from...

” – Frederick from Leesburg, VA

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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The teachers at Georgia Gwinnett College were very loyal when it came to us and our needs. They even gave out their cell phone numbers so we could call or text them if we needed help with an assignment.

” – Aleshia from Riverdale, 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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During campus tour we were taken through three courses for a 15 minute sample to various courses that my program requires. The student/professor ratio seem conducive to an environment for learning.

” – Travis from Macon, 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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The food isn't the bang for the buck but the faculty and EVERYTHING else is awesome!

” – Kiara from Cumming, 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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The first-year seminars are very informative. I never thought I would look at food this way. There are a lot of different FYS topics offered for first-years in order to expand the way we think and promote the way we write. The wide range of classes...

” – Kimberly from Marietta, GA

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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I think Metro is an AWESOME school. I thought because I was enrolling to a 2 year school that it would be pointless. On a scale from 1 to 10 I give Metro an 8. My friends that went off to 4 year school and now considering coming to Metro because...

” – Shantel from Riverdale, 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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I am making all good grades and the classes are interesting.

” – Anastasia from Alpharetta, 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...