The Best Georgia Colleges

The Best Colleges in Georgia for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Georgia as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 as the best overall college in Georgia is Emory University. The top rated public state college is Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


24 results

Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Colleges in America

  • 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

#21 Best Public Universities in America

  • 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

#2 Best Value 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

#3 Best Private 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

#4 Best Private 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

#5 Best Private 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

#3 Best Public Universities 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

#6 Best Private 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

#7 Best Private 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

#4 Best Public Universities 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

#8 Best Private 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

#9 Best Private 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

#5 Best Public Universities 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

#10 Best Private 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

#6 Best Public Universities 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

#7 Best Public Universities 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

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

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

Applications Due Apr 1