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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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...

“…Emory is surprisingly the perfect grounds for culturing new ideas. Even though it doesn't have a football team, Emory is still high in spirit and makes up for it in swimming and soccer. Above all, Emory is the perfect combination of nature-esque...” – Sindhu from 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...

“…spelman is a wonderful school with many great opportunities that many do not know about. make sure you network with your professors, your financial aid advisors/scholarship coordinators, and the career offices.” – Saleena from Harrisburg, PA

Clayton State University is a public institution and part of the University System of Georgia. It is located in the suburban town of Morrow, GA, and offers small class sizes for students. A majority of students at Clayton State are considered “non...

“…clayton state university has been a big influence in my life choices for my future. throughout my attendance here at clayton state univ. i have found and developed my purpose for my field in sociology. this university provides the equitable services...” – Yahara from Covington, GA

Morehouse College is a private liberal arts institution in Atlanta, Georgia, and the largest men’s college in the US. It consistently produces more Rhodes Scholars than any other HBCU, tying in output with Harvard University. It is part of the...

“…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

Georgia Gwinnett College is a public institution and part of the University System of Georgia. GGC is based in Lawrenceville, GA, and offers academic programs for bachelor and associate level degrees. Business, information technology, and psychology...

“…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,...

“…I have been a student a Life University for three quarters so far, and the experience has been unbelievable! The vitalistic approach to life here on campus is so refreshing and inspiring as I continue to head towards my goal, Chiropractic! The campus...” – Lisa 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...

“…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...

“…this school has a diverse student body and diverse fields of study. the class size is small, so you have easy access to your professors. all in all, the school has a friendly, open feel to it. ” – Alexaundra from Roswell, 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,...

“…ATC really care about there students. The teachers will work one on one if you need it. This school will also work with your work schedule.” – LaTanya from Atlanta, 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,...

“…Staff is very welcoming and helpful. Curriculum is clearly outlined. Beautiful school grounds.” – H

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...

“…Nice and clean campus. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The classes are easy to understand and the setting is very calm.” – ANGELA from Covington, 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...

“…Beulah heights is the best Christian college I this area, the atmosphere is calming and friendly, the professors are stern but helpful, the expectations of the school are high , but its curriculum gives one the desire to strive hard to meet those...” – Lucille from Marietta, GA

“…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

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...