#9 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

Life University

Marietta, Georgia

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Life University overview
Location Marietta, Georgia
Online life.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Life University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Life University, located in Marietta, Georgia, is a private institution famously centered on health sciences, particularly known for its Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, which is reputed as one of the most rigorous and the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Founded in 1974, the university sustains a vibrant campus on 110 acres in the suburban outskirts of the Atlanta metropolitan area, providing an accessible setting for students aiming to engage with the city's resources. Campus architecture is contemporary with facilities designed to support its health and wellness ethos, including the Center for Chiropractic Education and the Life University Wellness Center. While the university maintains a holistic and competitive admission process, it is known for being more inclusive relative to other health sciences-focused institutions. On-campus housing is available, accommodating a segment of its diverse student body, which contributes to the immersive academic environment. Life University is also home to 14 varsity sports and is particularly noteworthy for its rugby team, the Running Eagles, which has established a strong reputation at the national level.

In the most recent statistical year 448 prospective students applied, and 438 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 168 enrolled in the school.  2,363 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 390 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $12,915 plus fees of $1,491. Life University is ranked 721 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Life University is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 830/1117
ACT 17/19
GPA 3.11

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Life University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$1,491
Room and Board $18,000
Budget for Other Expenses$9,600
Total One Year Cost$44,406

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Life University students
Subject Percent of Class
Biology 58%
General Studies 12%
Psychology 10%
Business 6%
Computer and Information Sciences 5%

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