Young Harris College

Young Harris, GA, USA
4.04 Average Rating

Young Harris College is a private liberal arts school situated in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. All undergraduate students must complete a core curriculum that includes public speaking and composition. Favored majors include communications, psychology, and creative writing. YHC is home to the Campus Gate Art Gallery and the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
57%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1100
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,202
Total Number of Undergrads
1,202
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
70%
20-39 Students
28%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,072
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$29,067
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,067
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,038

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,115
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,677
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,361

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,437
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,125
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$281
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
58
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
82%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Mountain Lions
School Colors
Purple/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
Athens
Greenville
Knoxville
Savannah
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.04 Average Rating
Young Harris has the most helpful staff and teachers, which was not what i heard college was going to be like. Being located in the mountains it has an extremely beautiful campus all year round that I miss even over the summers at home. Great biology program that gives a hands on experience with great classes.
Stephen from Augusta, GA
Young Harris is a great college. I really enjoy the small and secluded setting the schools provides in such a beautiful setting. The school provides a great education and experience.
Jordan from Elko, GA
Young Harris is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You get personal attention from professors. The college is close to major cities.
Brittany from Lithia, FL
Young Harris College is a nice, quiet place to begin a transition into adulthood. It is a cozy place in the mountains with a spectacular view. Everyone on the campus is very polite and you feel right at home.
Amanda from KENNESAW, GA

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