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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, approximately two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Asheville and Greenville
  • Fall 2018 Enrollment: 1,425 traditional and dual enrollment students
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
  • Classes Taught by Faculty: 100 percent
  • Typical Class Size: 18
  • Students Receiving Scholarships/Grants: More than 95 percent
  • 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: 520, critical reading; 530, math
  • ACT Composite Score: 21
  • Grade Point Average: 25th percentile: 2.8; 50th percentile: 3.24; 75th percentile: 3.6
  • Fall 2018 Freshman Class: 309
  • Total Fall 2018 Enrollment: 1,425 traditional and dual enrollment students from 25 states and 24 countries

Baccalaureate Degree Programs