Georgia Best Colleges Comparison

View the Georgia Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Georgia Statistics

There are 191 colleges in Georgia - 67 public and 124 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $16,074 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $16,828. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,093 and the average acceptance rate is 70% for Georgia Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Georgia. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Georgia colleges at Georgia Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Georgia Statistics
Top 20 colleges in GeorgiaAll colleges in Georgia
Number of Schools20 schools
(10 public, 10 private)
191 schools
(67 public, 124 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,415 (in-state)
$29,710 (out-of-state)
$5,009 (in-state)
$16,074 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,637 (in-state)
$19,718 (out-of-state)
$7,366 (in-state)
$16,828 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$16,475$7,570
Test Scores1,171 SAT, 25 ACT 1,093 SAT, 23 ACT
Acceptance Rate66.90% 69.98%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.15% 36.74%
Population259,804571,478
Undergraduate190,588476,573
Graduate69,21694,905
Graduation Rate59.35%46.77%
Transfer-out Rate15.73%18.22%
Students to Faculty Ratio15.50 to 116.23 to 1

Top Colleges In Georgia Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Georgia for academic year 2019-2020. Emory University ranked top in the Georgia Best Colleges Comparison and Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus and University of Georgia follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $29,710 for undergraduate programs $19,718 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Georgia is 1,171 and the acceptance rate is 66.90%. The average students to faculty ratio is 15.50 to 1 for top colleges in Georgia. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Georgia Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Emory University
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Private, 4 yearsAtlanta, GA
$55,468 $41,159 13,99713% 1,480 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
2 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsAtlanta, GA
$33,964
($12,852)
$11,108 39,77116% 1,405 SAT
32 ACT
19 to 1
3 University of Georgia
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Public, 4 yearsAthens, GA
$31,108
($12,068)
$10,276 39,14740% 1,360 SAT
31 ACT
17 to 1
4 Wesleyan College
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Private, 4 yearsMacon, GA
$26,390 $16,752 77962% 1,122 SAT
24 ACT
8 to 1
5 Berry College
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Private, 4 yearsMount Berry, GA
$38,656 $27,581 2,12570% 1,218 SAT
27 ACT
12 to 1
6 Kennesaw State University
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Public, 4 yearsKennesaw, GA
$17,690
($6,436)
$5,144 41,18182% 1,150 SAT
23 ACT
22 to 1
7 Spelman College
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Private, 4 yearsAtlanta, GA
$28,181 $14,495 2,20753% 1,125 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
8 Georgia State University
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Public, 4 yearsAtlanta, GA
$24,517
($9,286)
$8,703 36,360100% 1,170 SAT
23 ACT
27 to 1
9 Piedmont University
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Private, 4 yearsDemorest, GA
$28,340 $18,213 2,35067% 1,115 SAT
23 ACT
10 to 1
10 Young Harris College
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Private, 4 yearsYoung Harris, GA
$29,962 $17,978 1,41775% 1,045 SAT
22 ACT
11 to 1
11 Oglethorpe University
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Private, 4 yearsAtlanta, GA
$42,754 $29,831 1,45281% 1,175 SAT
27 ACT
18 to 1
12 Augusta University
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Public, 4 yearsAugusta, GA
$24,210
($8,832)
$8,436 8,92073% 1,190 SAT
25 ACT
17 to 1
13 Covenant College
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Private, 4 yearsLookout Mountain, GA
$37,770 $23,561 91189% 1,185 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
14 Mercer University
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Private, 4 yearsMacon, GA
$38,746 $23,635 9,00675% 1,310 SAT
30 ACT
14 to 1
15 Agnes Scott College
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Private, 4 yearsDecatur, GA
$44,250 $32,945 1,08068% - 11 to 1
16 Columbus State University
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Public, 4 yearsColumbus, GA
$17,295
($6,241)
$6,786 8,37279% 1,000 SAT
21 ACT
17 to 1
17 Georgia College & State University
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Public, 4 yearsMilledgeville, GA
$28,704
($9,524)
$7,723 6,87388% 1,165 SAT
24 ACT
16 to 1
18 Georgia Southern University
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Public, 4 yearsStatesboro, GA
$17,539
($6,485)
$6,278 26,94991% 1,095 SAT
21 ACT
22 to 1
19 University of West Georgia
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Public, 4 yearsCarrollton, GA
$17,576
($6,521)
$7,073 13,41970% 1,035 SAT
21 ACT
19 to 1
20 Savannah State University
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Public, 4 yearsSavannah, GA
$11,079
($5,902)
$11,829 3,48846% 913 SAT
17 ACT
18 to 1
Average$29,710
($8,415)
$16,475 259,80466.90% 1,171 SAT
24.8947 ACT
15.50 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020