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Best Colleges & Universities in Georgia
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

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To identify the Best Colleges in Georgia for 2018 we averaged the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce a unique College Consensus rating for each school. You won’t find a more comprehensive ranking of the top colleges and universities in Georgia anywhere. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

1

Emory University

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72.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
68.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

University of Georgia

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69.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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3

Spelman College

Spelman College
67.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Georgia Tech
67.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.4
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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5

Berry College

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65.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott
65.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

Georgia College and State University

GCSU
64.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

Covenant College

Covenant College
64
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
83
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Brenau University

Brenau University
63.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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10

Reinhardt University

Reinhardt University
63
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

Piedmont College

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62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Shorter University

Shorter University
61.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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13

Point University

Point University
61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College
60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

Truett McConnell University

Truett McConnell College
60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Morehouse College

Morehouse College
60.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

Mercer University

Mercer University
59.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

Augusta University

Augusta University
57.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

University of North Georgia

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57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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21

Georgia Southern University

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56.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Wesleyan College

Wesleyan College
55.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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23

Georgia State University

Georgia State
54.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Columbus State University

Columbus State University
54.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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25

Albany State University

Albany State University
54
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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In the popular imagination, Georgia is still the land of Gone With the Wind and Deliverance: green fields, rural highways, raging rivers – all of the picturesque Southern Gothic vision. And sure, that is still part of Georgia; it’s still the home of Jimmy Carter, the humble, devout peanut farmer who made it to the White House. But Georgia’s been a lot more than that for a long time. Today, Georgia is a center of commerce, technology, industry, and culture, with a higher education system that stands proudly beside any other in the US fueling it all.

Surveying the Top Colleges in Georgia

The best colleges in Georgia are like Georgia itself – inviting, exciting, and surprisingly cozy, from the smallest liberal arts college to the largest research university. Georgia has an embarrassment of riches in every category of higher education, from the best national research universities to the best public colleges and universities.

Georgia’s major public research universities, including the University of Georgia (America’s first public university) and Georgia Tech (the preeminent STEM institution in the South), are both globally-recognized models of their class. Emory University, numbered among the Southern Ivies, demonstrates the potential of the private research university, combining elite academic rigor with community outreach and service. They’re no slouches when it comes to student life, either – Georgia Tech has been noted for one of the best college recreation centers, while Emory’s dorms are some of the best in the country.

Two of the nation’s most esteemed and prestigious historically black colleges – Morehouse College and Spelman College – are at home in Atlanta, and together represent the dreams of Georgia’s freedmen and women. Spelman is recognized not only as a top HBCU, but as one of the best women’s colleges in the US, while Morehouse holds the line as one of the nation’s last all-male colleges, fostering civic responsibility, leadership, and brilliance in generation after generation of young black men.

Georgia is also a prime destination for top liberal arts institutions, both public and private. From trusted Christian colleges like Covenant College, to innovative experimenters like Berry College and Agnes Scott College, Georgia’s liberal arts institutions have a reputation for excellence that makes them some of the best in the South. In addition, Georgia’s regional public universities – some of the best regional institutions in the South – are of a caliber that rivals many states’ flagships. Institutions like Georgia College and State University, Georgia Southern, and Georgia State are stacking the Peach State’s professional workforce with leaders and experts.

What Does the Future Hold for the Best Colleges in Georgia?

Georgia truly made the 20th century its own, with the rise of Atlanta helping raise the whole state in its economic and cultural profile. And by building their foundation through the 20th century, Georgia has put itself in a position to be a national and international leader for the 21st. With an incredibly well-developed higher education system, Georgia is preparing its young people and working adults for changes in the job market, in technology, and in culture, so that no matter what comes in the future, Georgia will be on the forefront.