About Young Harris College

Founded in 1886, Young Harris College. is a college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 1,200 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Young Harris College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 78 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Young Harris College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate55%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range880-1120
ACT Range18-25

Admissions at YHC are considered Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 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 Young Harris 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”

Young Harris College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    19 Students rated on-campus housing 4.2 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    13 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    19 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    19 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    19 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 79 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    19 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    19 Students rated local services 3.1 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    19 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Young Harris College?

17 Students rated Young Harris College

Kerrigan - 04/18/2023

This is a safe and prosperous environment where I am able to receive my higher education but also branch out with new experiences! I appreciate how professors are there for us and want us to succeed. The campus is smaller than UGA, however I have everything that I need in the Enchanted Valley!

brooke - 04/20/2021

I like Young Harris for some of the people! It can be a really grey area on some things, but there’s always a friendly face somewhere. I think the ties you have with people tend to keep you coming back. I want to experience more, but sometimes it is a little small.

Zamal - 03/23/2020

It seems like a great school and I will be attending it this fall and hope to find a new home. Going to Young Harris College in my opinion will help me get better and develop me for the future. That's why I picked Young Harris because it's going to be a great fit for me. I will also be attending there because of soccer so it will be fun to see what happens.

Austin - 01/23/2020

This is my third year at Young Harris. I attended a private school and my mom was a little hesitant about me going off to school. The school and staff are great people and I am learning a lot while attending. I do recommend this school. This is an excellent Christian school with great values.

Young Harris College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Young Harris College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Young Harris College is 55%. 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?

    Hey you, this is you, about three years from now. Weird I know, but listen up! You want to continue running in college and you should, it's great. You'll learn a lot about yourself and make lasting friends. Don't quit track, and rsearch the coaches. Next is school size. You started out at a small private school and transferred to an average sized high school, you're loving it! Keep increasing size, it will prepare you for the real world. Most importantly, we've reached the real topic: field of study and your future. You're great at science but you don't know exactly what you want to do with it. Physical Therapy, orthopedic surgeon, zoologist: I've looked into all of them, but by the summer before my junior year, I've realized what I've always known. We love the beach and everything about, so why not chose a career that requires to be around it, study it, preserve it, and use it to help others? Marine Bio is your calling so find a college with a good program, research, and employment rate. Also, fill out all scholarship applications you can!

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

    I wish I had known that it was going to cost as much as it does. Young Harris is a very expensive school. Other than that I am very pleased with Young Harris. It is everything that I need.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are smart, full of energy, enjoy the outdoors, fun to hang out with, and many of them are my good friends.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Teacher are always available and there is a place for everyone

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

    The food and not anything to do on the weekend.

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

    My school has truly wonderful, friendly, and supportive people, seeks to educate and inspire its students, and has a beautiful campus scenery.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Young Harris College is very well known for its location near the beautiful Appalachian mountains. You will find yourself stepping outside on many occasions and thinking to yourself "this is the most beautiful day of the year", when in reality, you will have several days with seemingly perfect weather. It is difficult to have a bad day at Young Harris College because every time you step outside your thoughts are interrupted by the unrivaled beauty of the mountains, colorful trees, chirping birds, and blue skies.

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

    It has a planetarium.

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

    My school still has a two year junior college mentality. Sometimes the food is not that great.

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

    The type of person who should not attend this school would be anyone who does not like small schools. Young Harris is a very small school. Also, a person who deos not like living away from a big town with many places to hang out and have fun outside of campus should not go to Young Harris.

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

    The school is a wonderful small community and very friendly. I love the family oriented feel that the school offers. I made a lot of new friends and still have lasting relationships with everyone. The campus is very beautiful in each seasons of the year. The school is known as the Encanted Valley.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is laid back and enjoys beautiful scenery and a tight knit environment. Someone who is interested in Young Harris should also be hard working and interested in being involved.

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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.

100% of students attending Young Harris College receive some sort of financial aid. 36% were awarded federal grants. While 65% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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