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Forbes "America's Top Colleges" Georgia Edition

With the new school year not too far on the horizon, we’ve taken a look at where Georgia stands on the “best colleges” radar, and because the list of all of the hundreds of colleges in the country takes an eternity for your internet browser to load, we’ve gathered the top 15 of our state’s best. This year, with three major universities in the top 100 of Forbes “America’s Top Colleges List,” Georgia is worthy of celebration! While we understand both sides of the in-state vs. out-of-state thoughts on attending college, if you’re hesitant to stay in Georgia for your undergraduate or graduate degree, look into and visit these schools.

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  1. Emory University
    Location: Atlanta
    Total Students: 14,724
    Annual Total Cost (In State): $63,058
    Forbes Ranking: #67
    Fast Fact: Charles Candler Sr, son of Asa Candler (founder of Coca Cola), graduated from Emory in 1898 and gained the company from his father as a Christmas gift.
  2. Georgia Tech
    Location: Atlanta
    Total Students: 23,109
    Annual Total Cost (In State): $27,420
    Forbes Ranking: #89
    Fast Fact: The Atlanta BeltLine started out as Georgia Tech graduate Ryan Gravel’s senior    thesis in his study of Architecture and City Planning.
  3. University of Georgia
    Location: Athens
    Total Students: 35,197
    Annual Total Cost (In State): $26,208
    Forbes Ranking: #95
    Fast Fact: Over 25,000 meals are served daily in UGA’s 5 dining halls.
  4. Agnes Scott College
    Location: Decatur
    Total Students: 873
    Annual Total Cost: $50,386
    Forbes Ranking: #287
    Fast Fact: Students have the opportunity to study abroad in over 50 countries and at 150 different universities.
  5. Spelman College
    Location: Atlanta
    Total Students: 2,135
    Annual Total Cost: $45,051
    Forbes Ranking: #290
    Fast Fact: Spelman College is also named in the top 10 Best Women’s Colleges.
  6. Morehouse College
    Location: Atlanta
    Total Students: 2,109
    Annual Total Cost: $47,952
    Forbes Ranking: #370
    Fast Fact: Morehouse College is the largest men’s college in the country and is continuing to grow every year.
  7. Berry College
    Location: Mount Berry
    Total Students: 2,177
    Annual Total Cost: $46,384
    Forbes Ranking: #387
    Fast Fact: Berry, tucked away in Floyd County, GA, is known for having the largest contiguous college campus in the entire world.
  8. Covenant College
    Location: Lookout Mountain
    Total Students: 1,173
    Annual Total Cost: $43,190
    Forbes Ranking: #390
    Fast Fact: Over 75% of the student body participates in intramural sports including basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.
  9. Georgia State University
    Location: Atlanta
    Total Students: 32,556
    Annual Total Cost: $40,782
    Forbes Ranking: #437
    Fast Fact: GSU has an economic impact of over $1.6 billion on Atlanta’s economy each year.
  10. Wesleyan College
    Location: Macon
    Total Students: 711
    Annual Total Cost: $33,310
    Forbes Ranking: #451
    Fast Fact: Wesleyan was the very first college in the world chartered to give bachelor’s degrees to women in 1836.
  11. Mercer University
    Location: Macon, Atlanta, & Savannah
    Total Students: 8,552
    Annual Total Cost: $49,393
    Forbes Ranking: #468
    Fast Fact: Mercer is the oldest private college established in the state of Georgia in 1833.
  12. Oglethorpe University
    Location: Brookhaven
    Total Students: 1,094
    Annual Total Cost: $49,830
    Forbes Ranking: #548
    Fast Fact: A group of poisoned elephants from the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus were given to the university’s medical school to examine and then buried under what is now the Philip Weltner Library.
  13. University of North Georgia
    Location: Dahlonega, Oakwood, Watkinsville, Blue Ridge, & Cumming
    Total Students: 16,074
    Annual Total Cost:
    Forbes Ranking: #570
    Fast Fact: UNG is also known as the Military College of Georgia, as over 700 students are involved with the ROTC program, and the university is one of six senior military schools in the country.
  14. Georgia Southern University
    Location: Statesboro
    Total Students: 20,517
    Average Annual Total Cost: $33,501
    Forbes Ranking: #580
    Fast Fact: Georgia Southern was first established to teach modern agricultural practices and skills to children from rural areas.
  15. Kennesaw State University
    Location: Kennesaw
    Total Students: 25,714
    Average Annual Total Cost: $36,349
    Forbes Ranking: #639
    Fast Fact: KSU is the only university library to hold relics from the Apollo 16 given by astronaut Charles Duke.

When you're done touring these colleges, we would love to help you find your dream home!

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