Piedmont College

2014 Quick Stats
PO Box 10

Demorest, GA 30535

Phone: (706) 778-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jul. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Piedmont College is a private institution that was founded in 1897. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,294, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 186 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Piedmont College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 51. Its tuition and fees are $20,730 (2013-14).

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

Piedmont, founded in 1897, is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches and the United Church of Christ. The college offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 30 undergraduate majors are available, in addition to a graduate program in business and a masters, specialist and doctoral degree in education. The main 186-acre campus is located in Demorest, Georgia, located 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Our Athens campus provides undergraduate degree programs for commuting students, as well as advanced degrees in education, nursing and business.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1897
Religious affiliation Nat. Assoc. of Congreg. Christ. Churches & United Church of Christ
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $49,357,946


When applying to Piedmont College, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.5 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 56.5%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Piedmont College is 16:1, and the school has 75.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Piedmont College include: Education, General; Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education, General 29%
Social Sciences 25%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 24%
Health Professions and Related Programs 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 4%

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Student Life

Piedmont College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,294, with a gender distribution of 31.7 percent male students and 68.3 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus. Piedmont College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,464
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Piedmont College offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Piedmont College, 98 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Piedmont College.

Students who have cars on campus 98%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Piedmont College, 84.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,208.

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Tuition and fees $20,730 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,530 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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