Best Georgia Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Georgia for 2022

There are 114 colleges and universities in Georgia enrolling 531,623 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Georgia below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Georgia offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Georgia is home to nationally ranked institutions like Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, University of Georgia and Mercer University. The highest ranked college in Georgia is Emory University and the top rated public state college is Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus.

Local college options can be explored in Atlanta, Augusta-Richmond County and Columbus or other cities.


114 results

List of the Best Georgia Colleges

Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 13,997enrollment
  • $25,672net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,771enrollment
  • $17,410net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Dec 15

University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,147enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.02Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Mercer University
M
Macon, GA
Mercer University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 9,006enrollment
  • $21,693net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA

Spelman College
S
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Spelman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,207enrollment
  • $43,920net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 31

Piedmont College
P
Demorest, GA
Piedmont College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,350enrollment
  • $19,796net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 980-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Thomas University
T
Thomasville, GA
Thomas University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,303enrollment
  • $19,605net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 594-1034SAT range
  • 14-27ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Georgia College & State University
G
Milledgeville, GA
Georgia College & State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 6,873enrollment
  • $20,958net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1245SAT range
  • 23-27ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Oglethorpe University
O
Atlanta, GA
Oglethorpe University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,452enrollment
  • $22,623net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Life University
L
Marietta, GA
Life University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,761enrollment
  • $28,379net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 910-1060SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 36,360enrollment
  • $17,750net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Brenau University
B
Gainesville, GA
Brenau University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,813enrollment
  • $21,715net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.39Avg Weighted GPA

Reinhardt University
R
Waleska, GA
Reinhardt University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,399enrollment
  • $22,645net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 940-1160SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA

Georgia Southern University
G
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 26,949enrollment
  • $15,463net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 993-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.47Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Shorter University
S
Rome, GA
Shorter University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,410enrollment
  • $17,463net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.25Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Georgia Southwestern State University
G
Americus, GA
 
Georgia Southwestern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,162enrollment
  • $12,053net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 940-1110SAT range
  • 19-22ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 13,419enrollment
  • $15,749net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.22Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Valdosta State University
V
Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 12,304enrollment
  • $12,221net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1