Step onto the campus of Georgia College to feel its distinctive southern charm – columned buildings, green lawns, and tree-lined streets – combined with the resources of a leading liberal arts university – a faculty that cares about students, up-to-date technology in the classroom and new student housing that promotes community in an apartment style setting.
The 43-acre main campus is the heart of academic and student life, with academic buildings, the Library and Information Technology Center, Russell Auditorium, the Maxwell Student Union, Student Activities Center and other facilities, including the Old Governor’s Mansion and The Campus Theatre. West Campus is home to the Wellness and Recreation Center, intercollegiate and intramural athletic fields and student apartments. East Campus at Lake Laurel is home to the outdoor education program.
Founded in 1889 as a public women’s educational center, Georgia Normal & Industrial College, the university also has been named Georgia State College for Women, the Women's College of Georgia, Georgia College and, since 1996, Georgia College & State University.
Georgia College & State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia College & State University.
Most class sections enroll between 15 and 35 students. Seminars, tutorials and honors courses typically enroll 20 to 25 students with three faculty facilitators.
Thirty-seven undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate programs are available in four colleges - the College of Arts and Sciences, the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, the John H. Lounsbury College of Education and the College of Health Sciences.
Georgia College has nearly 6,700 students, about 5,700 of them are undergraduates.
Our students come from many backgrounds and cultures. Most are residents of Georgia, but the campus hosts students from 35 other states and nearly 50 foreign countries.
Participation is central to GC student life with more than 170 registered clubs and organizations on campus. More than half the students participate in intramural sports. Greek life, the GIVE Center, student media, honor and academic societies involve students as well.
Total Economic Impact Locally
The economic impact of the university on a six-county region is calculated to be more than $203 million, according to a study released by the University System of Georgia.
More than 70 percent of GC students receive some form of financial assistance
Women: basketball, softball, tennis, cross country, soccer, volleyball
Men: basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, cross country
Blue and Green
Composed by Ruth Sandiford Garrard '65.
Performed by Dr. Wendy Mullen in the video.