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...

“…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

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...

“…It's EXPENSIVE...but well worth it...to afford it, just keep on top...better yet, AHEAD, of your scholarship searches and info...you'll make it just fine...” – Chastity from College Grove, TN

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...

“…The professors at Clayton State are so wonderful. They connect with the students on a personal level which encourages you to want to learn even more. They make sure you get your times worth in class and it's rare you will leave confused” – Alexa from Stockbridge, 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...

“…Morehouse College is the perfect instutution. It have excellent teachers that can have individual time with their student becauese of the number of student that attend the college. ” – Trey from Lynn, MA

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...

“…About 97% of the faculty have PhD's in their field. What other college has that? Plus Student Interaction is one of the fields in which faculty is graded at the end of each year, making student-to-teacher relationships more lasting and helpful for...” – Gabriel from Snellville, 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,...

“…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...

“…Financial aid is wonderful at this school. It's a private school and is therefore expensive, but they will do their utmost to help you attend.” – Lindsey from Peachtree City, 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...

“…I have never been exposed to so much information in one academic year! Because of the distributional requirements you are exposed to a multitude of subjects and you learn a little bit of everything. My first year, I took classes in History, Biology,...” – Kristina from Thonotosassa, FL

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,...

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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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...

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...

“… I had a very fulfilling and rewarding experience at Beulah. It was very rewarding, mind, body and soul.” – ML from Ellenwood, 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...