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North Georgia College and State University is a public institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,541, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 630 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. North Georgia College and State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 53. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,644 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,920 (2012-13).
The North Georgia College and State University campus is located in the small town of Dahlonega, about an hour north of Atlanta. Students at North Georgia College and State University can study more than 50 academic majors and pursue degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate level. Graduate students study in the Mike Cottrell School of Business, and in the health field, among other areas of study. About 13 percent of North Georgia students are members of the ROTC Corps of Cadets, and the state legislature has designated the institution as The Military College of Georgia. Students at North Georgia can also get involved in more than 130 campus clubs and try out for the North Georgia Saints varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference.
The campus of North Georgia College and State University is nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, so there’s no shortage of outdoor opportunities for students to pursue, such as hiking, hunting, and camping. The town of Dahlonega was the first site of the gold rush in 1828, and today it’s home to restaurants and shops that are within walking distance of the North Georgia campus.
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North Georgia College & State University develops and educates leaders through strong liberal arts, pre-professional, professional, and graduate programs. North Georgia College & State University is proud to be designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and by the Georgia General Assembly as the Military College of Georgia and distinguished as a leadership institution of Georgia.
North Georgia College & State University provides an environment of academic excellence that develops leaders who respect all people, maintain high ethical standards, continue intellectual and personal growth, and serve the community, the state, the nation, and the world.
* Courage-demonstrating the individual and institutional character required to translate thought into action under adverse or challenging conditions,
* Integrity-cultivating in ourselves and in others the willingness and steadfastness to act honestly and ethically,
* Loyalty-being faithful to the mission of the university,
* Respect-acknowledging the dignity and worth of all beings and preserving the richness of our cultures and ecology,
* Service-giving of oneself to enhance the life and richness of the university and all of its members, as well as the larger community,
* Truth-searching for and honoring truth as it relates to academics, individuals, self, and society, and
* Wisdom-making sound decisions in complex or ambiguous situations based on accumulated knowledge and experiences.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to North Georgia College and State University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at North Georgia College and State University is $30. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 53.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||53.2%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
The student-faculty ratio at North Georgia College and State University is 19:1, and the school has 35.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at North Georgia College and State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.2 percent.
North Georgia College and State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,541, with a gender distribution of 43.3 percent male students and 56.7 percent female students. At this school, 36.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64.0 percent of students live off campus. North Georgia College and State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
North Georgia College and State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. North Georgia College and State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at North Georgia College and State University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at North Georgia College and State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At North Georgia College and State University, 57.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,732.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,644 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,920 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,144 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data