The Best Georgia Colleges

The Best Colleges in Georgia for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Georgia as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 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.


27 results

Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA

Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#23 Best Colleges in America

  • 14,779enrollment
  • $25,672net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT 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

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 43,859enrollment
  • $17,410net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 4

University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA

University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 40,118enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Mercer University
M
Macon, GA

Mercer University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Georgia

  • 9,009enrollment
  • $21,693net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Berry College
B
Mount Berry, GA

Berry College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,303enrollment
  • $24,605net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1316SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Spelman College
S
HBCU
Atlanta, GA

Spelman College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,417enrollment
  • $43,920net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Piedmont College
P
Demorest, GA

Piedmont College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,060enrollment
  • $19,796net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Thomas University
T
Thomasville, GA

Thomas University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,388enrollment
  • $19,605net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 780-1240SAT range
  • 11-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Georgia College & State University
G
Milledgeville, GA

Georgia College & State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,763enrollment
  • $20,958net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Oglethorpe University
O
Atlanta, GA

Oglethorpe University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,446enrollment
  • $22,623net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Brenau University
B
Gainesville, GA

Brenau University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,551enrollment
  • $21,715net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1130SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Life University
L
Marietta, GA

Life University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,787enrollment
  • $28,379net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 890-1085SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA

Reinhardt University
R
Waleska, GA

Reinhardt University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,215enrollment
  • $22,645net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 940-1160SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA

Toccoa Falls College
T
Toccoa Falls, GA

Toccoa Falls College

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,764enrollment
  • $22,359net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Georgia Southern University
G
Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 27,076enrollment
  • $15,463net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 

University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 12,687enrollment
  • $15,749net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Shorter University
S
Rome, GA

Shorter University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,460enrollment
  • $17,463net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 960-1190SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 25

Georgia Southwestern State University
G
Americus, GA
 

Georgia Southwestern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 3,157enrollment
  • $12,053net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 21