College Highlight of the Week – Georgia College
Georgia College was founded in 1889 and is the designated public liberal arts college for the University System of Georgia. The four schools at Georgia College include Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Health Sciences. There are 5,600 Undergraduate students and 1,000 Graduate students in attendance. The Princeton Review named it the “Best Southeastern College” and it is the only public institution to be named as “College of Distinction” in Georgia for eight consecutive years.
According to Georgia College, their theme “Connecting What Matters” means that they are serious about connecting students to what matters most to their future success as a leader in their profession and community. They provide an alternative to large research universities by offering small class sizes, group projects and one on one work with professors.
The central campus consists of about 43.2 acres in the heart of Milledgeville, Georgia, near the grounds of the former state capital. Over $150 million has been invested in the campus over the past few years, including new classrooms, enhanced academic facilities, and the addition of a new Library and Instructional Technology Center which can accommodate over 1,000 students. The university has also invested heavily in technology and was recognized by Intel as one of “the 50 most wired campuses in the country.”
There are seven resident halls and six apartment buildings for student housing. Students and parents have peace of mind knowing that Georgia College was named “Number one safest campus in Georgia.” Students can get involved by choosing from over 200 clubs and organizations, attending or becoming a part of varsity athletics, or participate in intramural sports from archery to flag football.
Information sessions and tours at Georgia College are offered during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. These begin with discussions about admission procedures, possible majors, student life, housing and financial aid. Then a student ambassador will give a tour of the campus and dorms. For more information on tours, click here.
Incoming freshman have competitive grade point averages, strong SAT or ACT scores and need to provide a well written personal essay. To visit the admissions website, click here.