LaGrange College

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601 Broad Street

LaGrange, GA 30240

Phone: (706) 880-8000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#10 Overall Score: 85 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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LaGrange College is a private institution that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 834, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. LaGrange College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 10. Its tuition and fees are $25,600 (2013-14).

LaGrange College has the distinction of being the oldest private college in the state of Georgia. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located roughly 65 miles from Atlanta in the city of LaGrange. Students admitted to the school have the opportunity to choose from more than 50 clubs and organizations, as well as to participate in a bustling Greek life that encompasses several fraternities and sororities. Students of LaGrange College are required to live on campus during their college career unless they meet certain conditions, such as living with a parent within 30 miles of campus or being 23 or older. The LaGrange Panthers field 16 varsity athletic teams and mainly compete in the USA South Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division III. More than one third of on-campus students participate in athletics at the college.

LaGrange College was originally founded as an all-women's academy in 1831 and officially became a coed institution in 1953. LaGrange College implements the 4-1-4 academic calendar, which allows students to explore their interests during an Interim Term in January. This time gives students the opportunity to delve into a subject through on-campus projects, independent research, internships and study abroad experiences. Notable alumni of LaGrange include "Blondie" cartoonist Dean Young, author Terry Kay and special effects animator Lee Crowe.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

LaGrange College has been transforming the lives of its students since 1831. Today, LaGrange is a four-year liberal arts and sciences instutition offering over 50 academic and pre-professional programs. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, LaGrange College is ranked in the top ten and as a "best value" by U.S. News & World Report in that magazine's listing of Southern Baccalaureate Colleges.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1831
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting city
2012 Endowment $52,465,832


When applying to LaGrange College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at LaGrange College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 49.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 49.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at LaGrange College is 10:1, and the school has 84.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at LaGrange College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; and Visual and Performing Arts, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 33%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 17%
Elementary Education and Teaching 10%
Business Administration and Management, General 7%
Psychology, General 7%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 7%

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Student Life

LaGrange College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 834, with a gender distribution of 42.7 percent male students and 57.3 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus. LaGrange College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 902
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

LaGrange College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. LaGrange College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at LaGrange College, 89 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at LaGrange College.

Students who have cars on campus 89%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At LaGrange College, 85.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,778.

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Tuition and fees $25,600 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,680 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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