Top Rated Georgia Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Georgia for 2024

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Georgia as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2024 as the best public college in Georgia is Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


12 results

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

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

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

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

Columbus State University
C
Columbus, GA

Columbus State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 7,898enrollment
  • $11,855net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 870-1130SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

Valdosta State University
V
Valdosta, GA

Valdosta State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 11,557enrollment
  • $12,221net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Fort Valley State University
F
HBCU
Fort Valley, GA

Fort Valley State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 2,923enrollment
  • $12,916net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 810-950SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Albany State University
A
HBCU
Albany, GA

Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,297enrollment
  • $13,678net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 740-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA

Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 36,973enrollment
  • $17,750net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1290SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Savannah State University
S
HBCU
Savannah, GA

Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 3,385enrollment
  • $9,611net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 845-980SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15