Quick Facts

At a Glance
Young Harris College At a Glance
  • History: Founded in 1886 by circuit-riding Methodist minister Artemas Lester
  • Location: Young Harris, Georgia in the North Georgia mountains, approximately two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Asheville and Greenville
  • Fall 2020 Enrollment: 1,396 traditional and dual-enrollment students, 21 graduate students
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
  • Classes Taught by Full-Time Faculty: 100 percent
  • Typical Class Size: 13
  • Students Receiving Scholarships/Grants: Nearly 100 percent
  • Student Organizations: More than 60
  • Athletics: Men’s baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross country; Women’s softball, tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross country, volleyball
  • State-of-the-art LEED gold-certified Rollins Campus Center with a 40,000 square foot library, modern dining hall with indoor and outdoor seating, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, success and tutoring center, student organization loft, study spaces, common spaces, large and small banquet rooms
  • Recreation & Fitness Center with indoor track, climbing wall, exercise and weight facilities, yoga/dance studio, and 1,100-seat arena for NCAA Division II athletics events
  • Rollins Planetarium featuring the world’s first GOTO Chronos projector and a Sky-Skan
  • 12 tennis courts, 18-hole disc golf course and recreational hiking trails
Student Profile
Student Profile
  • SAT: Mid-50th percentile: 540, critical reading; 520, math
  • ACT Composite Score: 21
  • HS Grade Point Average: 25th percentile: 3.06; 50th percentile: 3.38; 75th percentile: 3.69
  • Fall 2020 Freshman Class: 334
  • Total Fall 2020 Enrollment: 1,417 traditional, dual-enrollment and graduate students from 21 states and 33 countries
  • Young Harris College is endorsed by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church as an affiliated United Methodist institution.
  • Young Harris College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Young Harris College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
  • Young Harris College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190; (703) 437-0700.
  • The Teacher Preparation Program at Young Harris College is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2 Peachtree Street, Suite 6000, Atlanta, Georgia 30303; (404) 232-2500.