2017 Best Colleges in Georgia

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    Emory University

    • Atlanta, GA
    • 1,368 reviews
    Recent Alumnus:Perfect balance between large university and small liberal arts feel. Community is greatly emphasized--creating a 'community of care.' While not having a football team is a drawback, it is easy to get over and students continue to root for their home teams. As a freshman who has been here for a little over a month, the work load is heavy but manageable if you balance your time.
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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    • Atlanta, GA
    • 1,815 reviews
    College Sophomore:The amount of internships and job opportunities are fantastic. Most students have offers before graduation. Employers are always recruiting at Tech.
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    University of Georgia

    • Athens, GA
    • 4,748 reviews
    College Junior:UGA is a really nice school and the city of the Athens is the best. There are so many people your age around you, so it's really fun and since it's a big school, there's literally something for everyone. There's even a furry's club and a medieval sword fighting club. That's how diverse the school is!
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    Agnes Scott College

    • Decatur, GA
    • 595 reviews
    College Senior:Popular study areas are in the dorm rooms, the library (mainly in the study carrels and private group study rooms), Mollie's, the Cyber Café, and the Luchsinger lounge.
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    Spelman College

    • Atlanta, GA
    • 1,037 reviews
    College Sophomore:I really love the experience that I have had at Spelman College so far. It has not only helped me become a more confident woman, but it has extended my possibilities in this world further than I could have ever imagined.
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    Mercer University

    • Macon, GA
    • 1,357 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love Mercer! It was my first choice when I was applying to colleges. Today, my parents still ask me my opinion about about Mercer, and I tell them that if I was applying to colleges all over again, I would choose Mercer again. Since being at school, I have learned a lot about myself, and I have been challenged several times to grow qualities about myself that I have never before tried to enhance. One of the aspects of Mercer that I greatly appreciate is the amount of experience that I have gained. I am a sophomore majoring in Journalism, and since I have been at Mercer, I have been able to work in multiple positions in this field. When people ask me how I like Mercer, I tell them that it has certainly been a learning experience, both about myself and the field that I am studying.
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    Georgia Southern University

    • Statesboro, GA
    • 3,503 reviews
    College Sophomore:My overall experience has been great. I love the campus and many of the people I have met. I have, of course, met some people that were not friendly, but that will happen everywhere you go. I am very involved in several organizations and I love that. What makes my school unique is the variety of activities to become involved in. There is truly something for everyone. Also, the RAC, which is the recreational activities center is one of the best in the country. I would choose my school all over again because I feel as though I truly belong.
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    Georgia College & State University

    • Milledgeville, GA
    • 1,110 reviews
    College Sophomore:I thoroughly enjoyed my first year at GCSU. and would definitely choose it all over again. It's a wonderful fit for me: not too big, not too small. I didn't feel overwhelmed by all of the people, yet at the same time I saw new faces every day. The campus is beautiful and very well-maintained. The downtown area is also very quaint and relaxing, and the shuttle makes it very convenient to travel to downtown Milledgeville as well.
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    Berry College

    • Mount Berry, GA
    • 652 reviews
    College Sophomore:Berry College is a great college to attend. It has a good atmosphere with friendly students and faculty. There are plenty of activities to participate in. The classes are challenging, but encourage you to do your best. There is a major for every interest.
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    Georgia State University

    • Atlanta, GA
    • 4,575 reviews
    College Sophomore:It's great if you actually try to look, don't be lazy and just wait for someone to come to you with an opportunity . You need to go and get it
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    Young Harris College

    • Young Harris, GA
    • 311 reviews
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    Savannah College of Art & Design

    • Savannah, GA
    • 2,768 reviews
    College Sophomore:The professors are professionals and know what they are doing, but some may b scattered-brained, or they might play favorites, or can be plain stubborn. Some can be self-centered when it comes to their style of work, so they don't have much room for anilyzing others. Some are harsh graders, especialy professors who tach English, Speech, Art History, and etc., they aren't very lenient even though we are art students. Just be careful of the professor that you pick.
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    Piedmont College

    • Demorest, GA
    • 271 reviews
    College Junior:I've heard of several people that have gone on to do what they wanted. I've also heard of people who still work at their high school jobs following college. There is no employer recruiting on campus. The alumni network is nonexistent. There is no career center that I've been made aware of.
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    Recent Alumnus:The kind and helpful professors as well as the creative and nice students make our campus unique. I would choose t again, because I like the environment here.
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    South University - Savannah

    • Savannah, GA
    • 762 reviews
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    Oglethorpe University

    • Atlanta, GA
    • 476 reviews
    Recent Alumnus:Oglethorpe was overall a wonderful experience for me. The administration can be difficult and the school has changed a lot since I first enrolled, mostly in terms of the student body, but I love the professors and the classwork was rewarding.
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    Life University

    • Marietta, GA
    • 283 reviews
    College Freshman:The Leadreship weekend is one of the best activities i went and the other would be the first thursday because is a fun day of many activities and its outside, also you get to meet many people. I'd choose this college again because it has a great spirit, i like the surroundings and I can cover my bachelors and doctorates in no time.
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    Valdosta State University

    • Valdosta, GA
    • 1,701 reviews
    College Senior:In some classes the professors seem to forget that we have other classes and gives us a lot of work. However, tutoring is offered the whole semester for any topic. The most popular study areas are my dorm, the library, and computer labs.
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    Kennesaw State University

    • Kennesaw, GA
    • 3,397 reviews
    College Sophomore:Kennesaw is a good school. Most of the classes are relatively easy. It's pretty much just your every day commuter college turned residential.
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    Morehouse College

    • Atlanta, GA
    • 703 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love my school but when I compare it to other schools in the nation or even the area I just see a school that hasn't reached its full potential and should strive to reach higher goals.
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    Armstrong Atlantic State University

    • Savannah, GA
    • 1,068 reviews
    College Sophomore:The University campus and curriculum is great. I think the university system laws need to be revised as far as costs. A junior in an associate program should be able to receive loans at a higher amount if the cost of living on campus is going to remain so high. Living on Armstrong's campus is very expensive and the meal plan is also very expensive for it's quality.
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    Covenant College

    • Lookout Mountain, GA
    • 333 reviews
    College Sophomore:The Education department at my school is extensive. Students are challenged in many ways and have many opportunities to get field experience. Covenant College hopes to help students find out whether or not their choice in major is a good fit for them.
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    Reinhardt University

    • Waleska, GA
    • 400 reviews
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    Toccoa Falls College

    • Toccoa Falls, GA
    • 267 reviews
    College Senior:The professors give good resources for internships and jobs. There is a decent network that you come out with for jobs and internships to apply for. The career services isn't the schools strongest suit.
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    Clayton State University

    • Morrow, GA
    • 1,010 reviews
    College Sophomore:Classes are offered at a varied time schedules which makes it great for working adults. The professors really try to work with you and your schedule so you are successful in class. If you work hard and show interest in your education the professors are more inclined to accommodate for unexpected life/work situations
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