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The Best Colleges in Georgia Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Georgia as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Georgia 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 Georgia is Emory University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Georgia
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Emory University 33 52 54
2 Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus 34 58 158
3 University of Georgia 152 380 116
4 Spelman College 546 158 181
5 Berry College 269 561 627
6 Mercer University 194 905 536
7 Oglethorpe University 244 468 930
8 North Georgia College & State University 585 423 745
9 Wesleyan College 632 246 779
10 Georgia College & State University 370 1,090 681
11 Covenant College 177 1,484 814
12 Georgia Southern University 459 747 965
13 Savannah College of Art and Design 460 1,443 435
14 Georgia State University 506 806 966
15 LaGrange College 674 444 929
16 Shorter University 1,022 350 968
17 Toccoa Falls College 797 485 931
18 Piedmont College 876 504 1,000
19 Kennesaw State University 717 562 1,164
20 Morehouse College 757 936 682
21 Southern Polytechnic State University 461 1,091 1,340
22 Young Harris College 718 351 1,728
23 Emmanuel College 949 196 1,305
24 Point University 1,101 121 1,224
25 Columbus State University 1,073 349 1,413
26 Brenau University 990 692 1,063
27 Agnes Scott College 1,313 691 410
28 Clark Atlanta University 1,072 467 1,163
29 University of West Georgia 1,023 486 1,225
30 Life University 1,103 771 778
31 Valdosta State University 878 937 1,100
32 Paine College 1,191 97 1,483
33 Fort Valley State University 1,202 209 1,363
34 Georgia Southwestern State University 950 714 1,428
35 Augusta State University 1,048 408 1,554
36 Macon State College 1,149 245 1,544
37 Reinhardt University 877 1,356 967
38 Savannah State University 1,160 424 1,429
39 Clayton State University 1,317 184 1,482
40 Armstrong State University 912 1,123 1,395
41 Thomas University 1,321 59 1,649
42 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 948 805 1,722
43 Luther Rice University 1,294 407 1,635
44 Truett McConnell College 913 1,485 1,620
45 Gainesville State College 1,021 1,548 1,725
46 Gordon College 1,138 1,247 1,726
47 Brewton Parker College 1,102 1,547 1,582
48 College of Coastal Georgia 1,159 1,483 1,724
49 Herzing University Atlanta 1,319 1,304 1,601
50 Middle Georgia College 1,320 1,305 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.