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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in is Emory University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Emory University 33 51 54
2 Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus 34 56 158
3 University of Georgia 152 368 116
4 Berry College 269 541 627
5 Mercer University 194 873 536
6 Oglethorpe University 244 450 930
7 North Georgia College & State University 585 409 745
8 Georgia College & State University 370 1,052 681
9 Covenant College 177 1,417 814
10 Georgia Southern University 459 720 965
11 Savannah College of Art and Design 460 1,381 435
12 Georgia State University 506 777 966
13 LaGrange College 674 428 929
14 Shorter University 1,022 339 968
15 Toccoa Falls College 797 467 931
16 Piedmont College 876 486 1,000
17 Kennesaw State University 717 542 1,164
18 Southern Polytechnic State University 461 1,053 1,340
19 Young Harris College 718 340 1,728
20 Emmanuel College 949 189 1,305
21 Point University 1,101 116 1,224
22 Columbus State University 1,073 338 1,413
23 Brenau University 990 665 1,063
24 Clark Atlanta University 1,072 449 1,163
25 University of West Georgia 1,023 468 1,225
26 Life University 1,103 744 778
27 Valdosta State University 878 904 1,100
28 Paine College 1,191 94 1,483
29 Georgia Southwestern State University 950 687 1,428
30 Fort Valley State University 1,202 202 1,363
31 Augusta State University 1,048 395 1,554
32 Reinhardt University 877 1,303 967
33 Macon State College 1,149 238 1,544
34 Savannah State University 1,160 410 1,429
35 Armstrong State University 912 1,085 1,395
36 Clayton State University 1,317 177 1,482
37 Thomas University 1,321 57 1,649
38 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 948 776 1,722
39 Luther Rice University 1,294 394 1,635
40 Truett McConnell College 913 1,418 1,620
41 Gainesville State College 1,021 1,473 1,725
42 Gordon College 1,138 1,199 1,726
43 Brewton Parker College 1,102 1,472 1,582
44 College of Coastal Georgia 1,159 1,416 1,724
45 Herzing University Atlanta 1,319 1,255 1,601
46 Middle Georgia College 1,320 1,256 1,727

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.