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Quick Facts

Young Harris College At A Glance

  • History: Founded in 1886 by circuit-riding Methodist minister Artemas Lester
  • Location: Young Harris, GA in the northeast Georgia mountains, just two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Asheville and Greenville
  • Fall 2016 Enrollment: 1,120
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
  • Classes Taught by Faculty: 100%
  • Typical Class Size: 18
  • Students Receiving Scholarships/Grants: More than 90%
  • Student Organizations: More than 60
  • Athletics: Men’s baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, lacrosse; Women’s softball, tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, lacrosse; Men's and women's competitive cheerleading
  • Amenities: State-of-the-art campus center featuring banquet hall, student center and dining space, climbing tower, cross country trail, recreational hiking trails, 12 tennis courts, state-of-the-art recreation and fitness center, 18-hole disc golf course, indoor climbing wall, low ropes course, indoor track

Student Profile

  • SAT: Mid 50th-percentile total: 930-1130 (Note: These scores take into account only the Math and Critical Reading portions of the SAT)
  • ACT Composite Score: 21
  • Grade Point Average: 2.8 – 3.2 (Mid 50th percentile of academic GPAs of incoming freshmen)
  • Total Applicants: 2,311
  • Total Acceptances: 1,266
  • Fall 2016 Incoming Freshman Class: 432
  • Total Fall 2016 Enrollment: 1,120
  • Other Countries Represented: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Venezuela

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