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Emory University

#23 GEORGIA

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 49th in the US. It has a total of 17,400 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 20.58% of applicants. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 127 different majors and is best known for its Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,258 for in-state students and $31,370 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 78.03% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $79,100 per year, which is 90% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.gatech.edu

A+

Rating

21%

Acceptance

38,951

Students

#49

Ranking

$31,370

Tuition

Emory University-Oxford College is a very small private university located in Oxford, GA ranked 84th  in the US. It has a total of 1,032 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 19.83% of applicants. Emory University-Oxford College offers 1 different majors. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University-Oxford College is very high-priced. 88.39% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working.

Oxford, GA

www.oxford.emory.edu/

A+

Rating

20%

Acceptance

1,032

Students

#84

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

Mercer University

#333 GEORGIA

Mercer University is a mid-sized private college located in Macon, GA ranked 5th in Georgia. It has a total of 5,194 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.22% of applicants. Mercer University offers 130 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Middle School Education and Teaching, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $37,508 per year, Mercer University is rather expensive. 56.89% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,200 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Macon, GA

https://www.mercer.edu/

B+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

9,767

Students

#333

Ranking

$37,508

Tuition

Agnes Scott College is a small private liberal arts college located in Decatur, GA ranked 6th in Georgia. It has a total of 1,028 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.82% acceptance rate. Agnes Scott College offers 35 different majors and is best known for its African Studies, Creative Writing, and Women's Studies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 39th, and 41st respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,360 per year, Agnes Scott College is rather high-priced. 61.68% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $39,400 per year, which is 5% under the national median.

Decatur, GA

www.agnesscott.edu

B+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

1,076

Students

#365

Ranking

$42,360

Tuition

Spelman College

#426 GEORGIA

Spelman College is a small historically black private liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA ranked 7th in Georgia. It has a total of 2,206 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 43.44% acceptance rate. Spelman College offers 35 different majors and is best known for its Women's Studies program, which is ranked 10th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $25,942 per year, Spelman College is somewhat moderately expensive. 66.21% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate near $47,000 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.spelman.edu

B

Rating

43%

Acceptance

2,206

Students

#426

Ranking

$25,942

Tuition

Berry College

#457 GEORGIA

Berry College is a small private college located in Mount Berry, GA ranked 8th in Georgia. It has a total of 2,029 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 70.59% of applicants. Berry College offers 44 different majors and is best known for its Zoology, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management programs (nationally ranked 9th, 24th, and 30th respectively). With an annual tuition of $37,020 per year, Berry College is quite expensive. 62.65% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn near $40,000 per year, which is 4% under the national median.

Mount Berry, GA

https://www.berry.edu/

B

Rating

71%

Acceptance

2,240

Students

#457

Ranking

$37,020

Tuition

Chamberlain University-Georgia is a small for-profit university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 9th in Georgia. It has a total of 1,488 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.44% of applicants. Chamberlain University-Georgia offers 1 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing program, which is ranked 19th in the US. With an annual tuition of $18,495 per year, Chamberlain University-Georgia is reasonably priced. 47.71% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $58,400 per year, which is 41% over the national median.

Atlanta, GA

https://www.chamberlain.edu/

B

Rating

44%

Acceptance

1,488

Students

#465

Ranking

$18,495

Tuition

Savannah College of Art and Design is a large private art school located in Savannah, GA ranked 10th in Georgia. It has a total of 12,966 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.91% of applicants. Savannah College of Art and Design offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Illustration, and Apparel and Textiles programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $37,575 per year, Savannah College of Art and Design is rather costly. 60% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make about $36,400 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

Savannah, GA

www.scad.edu

B-

Rating

96%

Acceptance

16,065

Students

#543

Ranking

$37,575

Tuition

Georgia College & State University is a mid-sized public college located in Milledgeville, GA ranked 11th in Georgia. It has a total of 6,673 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 79.59% of applicants. Georgia College & State University offers 82 different majors and is best known for its Middle School Education and Teaching, Rhetoric and Composition, and Music Therapy programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 24th, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,504 for students from Georgia and $26,688 for those from out-of-state, Georgia College & State University is reasonably high-priced. 61.95% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $40,500 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Milledgeville, GA

www.gcsu.edu/

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

8,066

Students

#696

Ranking

$26,688

Tuition

Oglethorpe University is a small private liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA ranked 12th in Georgia. It has a total of 1,698 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.55% of applicants. Oglethorpe University offers 31 different majors and is best known for its Biopsychology program, which is ranked 2nd in the nation. With an annual tuition of $39,300 per year, Oglethorpe University is quite expensive. 43.6% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in close to $42,100 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

oglethorpe.edu/

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

1,698

Students

#700

Ranking

$39,300

Tuition

Georgia Southern University is a very large public college located in Statesboro, GA ranked 13th in Georgia. It has a total of 26,545 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.47% of applicants. Georgia Southern University offers 203 different majors and is best known for its Radiation Therapy, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, and Physical Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,371 for students from Georgia and $15,426 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Southern University is reasonably priced. 44.77% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate near $41,900 per year, which is 1% over the national median.

Statesboro, GA

www.georgiasouthern.edu

C+

Rating

54%

Acceptance

30,628

Students

#706

Ranking

$15,426

Tuition

Wesleyan College

#718 GEORGIA

Wesleyan College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Macon, GA ranked 14th in Georgia. It has a total of 901 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 43.83% acceptance rate. Wesleyan College offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Advertising program, which is ranked 37th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $22,770 per year, Wesleyan College is reasonably costly. 41.81% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate approximately $29,900 per year, which is 28% less than the national median.

Macon, GA

https://www.wesleyancollege.edu

C+

Rating

44%

Acceptance

959

Students

#718

Ranking

$22,770

Tuition

Piedmont College

#804 GEORGIA

Piedmont College is a small private institution located in Demorest, GA ranked 15th in Georgia. It has a total of 1,477 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.98% of applicants. Piedmont College offers 91 different majors and is best known for its Athletic Training, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, and Criminal Justice programs (respectively ranked 4th, 6th, and 6th in Georgia). With an annual tuition of $26,492 per year, Piedmont College is somewhat moderately expensive. 58.57% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate more or less $40,600 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Demorest, GA

https://www.piedmont.edu

C+

Rating

54%

Acceptance

3,357

Students

#804

Ranking

$26,492

Tuition

Augusta University

#992 GEORGIA

Augusta University is a mid-sized public university located in Augusta, GA ranked 16th in Georgia. It has a total of 6,206 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.93% of applicants. Augusta University offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Nuclear Medical Technology, and Ecology programs (nationally ranked 13th, 18th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,892 for students from Georgia and $22,270 for those from out-of-state, Augusta University is somewhat moderately expensive. 34.19% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $62,300 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

Augusta, GA

www.augusta.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

9,575

Students

#992

Ranking

$22,270

Tuition

LaGrange College

#1021 GEORGIA

LaGrange College is a very small private college located in Lagrange, GA ranked 17th in Georgia. It has a total of 961 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a bit less than 1 out of 2 applicants. LaGrange College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Non-Profit Management program, which is ranked 13th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $31,200 per year, LaGrange College is reasonably costly. 39.86% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in roughly $39,600 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Lagrange, GA

www.lagrange.edu

C+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

1,201

Students

#1021

Ranking

$31,200

Tuition

Paul Mitchell the School-Esani is a very small for-profit university located in Roswell, GA ranked 18th in Georgia. It has a total of 435 full-time undergraduate students. Paul Mitchell the School-Esani offers 6 different majors. 74.11% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make around $16,100 per year, which is 61% less than the national median.

Roswell, GA

https://paulmitchell.edu/atlanta-esani

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

435

Students

#1104

Ranking

-

Tuition

Kennesaw State University is a very large public institution located in Kennesaw, GA ranked 19th in Georgia. It has a total of 37,599 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 75.22% acceptance rate. Kennesaw State University offers 181 different majors and is best known for its Systems Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations programs (nationally ranked 17th, 18th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,450 for students from Georgia and $15,704 for those from out-of-state, Kennesaw State University is moderately priced. 43.38% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment.

Kennesaw, GA

www.kennesaw.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

41,654

Students

#1109

Ranking

$15,704

Tuition

Georgia State University is a very large public university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 20th in Georgia. It has a total of 32,031 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.15% of applicants. Georgia State University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Drawing, International Economics, and Preschool Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 10th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,158 for students from Georgia and $22,389 for those from out-of-state, Georgia State University is reasonably high-priced. 26.22% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in near $43,300 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.gsu.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

40,505

Students

#1153

Ranking

$22,389

Tuition

Clayton State University is a mid-sized public college located in Morrow, GA ranked 21st in Georgia. It has a total of 7,981 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly greater than one out of two applicants. Clayton State University offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Office Management and Supervision, Health Care Facilities Administration, and Legal Support Services programs (nationally ranked 7th, 12th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,064 for in-state students and $14,786 for those from out-of-state, Clayton State University is moderately priced. 38.92% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw around $38,800 per year, which is 7% under the national median.

Morrow, GA

www.clayton.edu

C+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

8,550

Students

#1208

Ranking

$14,786

Tuition

University of West Georgia is a large public institution located in Carrollton, GA ranked 22nd in Georgia. It has a total of 12,827 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting approximately 3/5 of applicants. University of West Georgia offers 83 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Health and Wellness, and Real Estate programs (nationally ranked 27th, 40th, and 44th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,371 for in-state students and $15,426 for those from out-of-state, University of West Georgia is moderately priced. 44.27% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate about $38,200 per year, which is 8% below the national median.

Carrollton, GA

www.westga.edu

C+

Rating

59%

Acceptance

16,353

Students

#1269

Ranking

$15,426

Tuition

Brenau University

#1305 GEORGIA

Brenau University is a small private college located in Gainesville, GA ranked 23rd in Georgia. It has a total of 2,206 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.52% of applicants. Brenau University offers 104 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Leadership, Interior Design, and Human Resources programs, which are all ranked 3rd in Georgia. With an annual tuition of $29,370 per year, Brenau University is reasonably high-priced. 46.38% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make close to $42,000 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Gainesville, GA

www.brenau.edu

C

Rating

58%

Acceptance

3,672

Students

#1305

Ranking

$29,370

Tuition

Thomas University

#1362 GEORGIA

Thomas University is a small private institution located in Thomasville, GA ranked 24th in Georgia. It has a total of 1,587 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting slightly greater than three in eight applicants. Thomas University offers 34 different majors and is best known for its Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Work, and Early Childhood Education and Teaching programs (respectively ranked 3rd, 4th, and 7th in Georgia). With an annual tuition of $15,940 per year, Thomas University is reasonably priced. 41.5% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home about $34,300 per year, which is 17% less than the national median.

Thomasville, GA

www.thomasu.edu

C

Rating

38%

Acceptance

2,395

Students

#1362

Ranking

$15,940

Tuition

Point University

#1390 GEORGIA

Point University is a small private seminary located in West Point, GA ranked 25th in Georgia. It has a total of 2,574 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.89% acceptance rate. Point University offers 58 different majors and is best known for its Applied Psychology program, which is ranked 26th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $20,085 per year, Point University is reasonably priced. 41.17% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate close to $32,500 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

West Point, GA

point.edu

C

Rating

29%

Acceptance

2,636

Students

#1390

Ranking

$20,085

Tuition