About Georgia Highlands College

Founded in 1970, Georgia Highlands College. is a college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 6,013 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Georgia Highlands College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 123 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Georgia Highlands College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at GHC are considered , with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Georgia Highlands College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Georgia Highlands College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    17 Students rated on-campus housing 2.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    9 Students rated off-campus housing 4.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    20 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    21 Students rated campus facilities 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    22 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    21 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    21 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    21 Students rated academics 4.9 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Georgia Highlands College?

21 Students rated Georgia Highlands College

Mikenzie - 01/07/2022

I think Georgia Highlands is a great college especially for those who are looking for a good education while still being affordable. I only take online classes to fit my personal schedule however they always have events going on and I have been to the campus which is really nice. The professors that I have had so far respond fairly quick whenever I have a question and have reasonable office hours if I ever do need to get into contact with them.

Diana - 11/04/2020

It is a great college and very affordable. They have the same options as any four year school without the high prices and large classrooms. The professors are always available when they are needed. You do not feel like a number when you are there, but instead you feel like your are amongst family.


I really love the school because there is always someone to help and guide you whenever you need it. No matter what the staff at GA Highlands immediately makes you feel like family. The students are super nice as well and it's really easy to meet someone you connect with!


Fantastic school. Friendly staff.

Georgia Highlands College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Georgia Highlands College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Georgia Highlands College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Don't get caught up in outside activities of college life, but be more concerned about your studies. Grades are important and the more knowledge you can take away from college the better prepared you will be when you get out into the working world. If you just apply yourself and use the tools available to you for success, you will succeed. Be determined! Always!

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It still gives you that high school small class feel ,even though your in college.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Georgia Highlands College is a great 2 year school for non-traditional students and traditional students alike.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    -Hybrid Classes -Cheaper tuition -Smaller Class sizes -Nice Computer lab -Small Campus

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    The students vary by campus. at the Marietta campus (which is a satellite campus on Southern Poly/ Kennesaw State campus) everyone goes to class then goes home. People do not usually mingle after class because they have jobs, and other responsibilities to attend to.Although we can live on dorm with SPSU students, students generally all live off campus. At other campuses , like Floyd and Cartersville, the students have more options as they are actually at a whole university. There are clubs,game rooms, basically everything at these campuses.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Their Nursing program

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is the distance I travel from home to get there. I drive 1 hour to school and 1 hour home, 3 days each week.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone interested in furthering their education should attend this college. If you like being in a smaller environment, then this is the campus for you.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    You shouldn't attend this school if you are interested in a bachelors degree. Highlands is a small community college that offers 3 associate programs: Dental Hygiene, Human Services and Nursing. So, you have to transfer out in order to have a BS.

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  11. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Women 2 Women, Brother 2 Brother, Mano el Mano and Phi Kappa Society.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    That we are here because we didn't do well in high school or no other school would accept us, when in general its more about money than anything else. I got accepted into SCAD(Savannah College of Art and Design) however, its was very expensive, especially since I am paying for my college expenses alone, so here I am at GHC. Also, a lot of students are older adults going back to school or working mothers trying to get degrees.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I was taught how to study for college while in High School.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The most thing I brag about when I tell my friends abour my school is the awesome professor we have and the facilities are great for a two year school.

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most fustrating thing about Georgia Highlands is the lack of student life organizations. Given the demographic of the school, this probably has reasonable explanations behind it; however with more and more youth attending college than ever before, clubs and organizations should no longer be limited. The college experience is about defining yourself and making life-long lasting friends. The more involvement a student can have allows for more chances to meet people and learn about themselves.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

82% of students attending Georgia Highlands College receive some sort of financial aid. 51% were awarded federal grants. While 25% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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