Private 4 Year

Young Harris College

Young Harris, Georgia

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Young Harris College overview
Location Young Harris, Georgia
Online yhc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Rural
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Young Harris College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Young Harris College, located in the small town of Young Harris, Georgia, offers a unique educational experience nestled in the scenic Appalachian Mountains. Established in 1886, this private liberal arts college maintains a Methodist affiliation and emphasizes a robust liberal arts curriculum. With a campus featuring modern facilities and traditional architecture, the institution creates a picturesque learning environment. Young Harris is known for its strong programs in Biology, Business & Public Policy, and Outdoor Leadership. The college offers a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus living is an integral part of the student experience, with a range of housing options available. While not primarily known for athletics, Young Harris College competes in NCAA Division II as the Mountain Lions across various sports. The campus is roughly two hours from Atlanta, providing access to a major urban center while retaining its tranquil, rural atmosphere.

In the most recent statistical year 1,990 prospective students applied, and 1,538 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 279 enrolled in the school.  893 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 618 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $29,700 plus fees of $1,205.












YHC is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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SAT 930/1160
ACT 17/26
GPA 3.15

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Young Harris College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$1,205
Room and Board $11,706
Budget for Other Expenses$3,993
Total One Year Cost$46,604

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Young Harris College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 57%
Biology 13%
Business 13%
English and Literature 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Last updated February 24, 2024