Director's Message

I invite you to experience the excitement of Georgia College

Javier Francisco, interim Executive Dir. Admissions

I may be a bit biased, but I believe you are currently exploring the most exciting, unique and dynamic university in Georgia and the Southeast! As the state's only public liberal arts university, Georgia College & State University is committed to combining the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. This special role has led to impressive distinctions which set us apart from our peers:   

  • The 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report ranked Georgia College & State University as a Top Public Regional University. Designated 6th among the top public regional universities in the south, Georgia College was the state’s highest-ranked university in this category.
  • Georgia College was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Top Colleges” in 2023.
  • The Princeton Review recognized Georgia College on the “2024 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list for the 17th consecutive year. The university is a member of the elite group classified as the “Best in the Southeast.”
  • Georgia College & State University was named a 2023-2024 College of Distinction, an award given to schools who have engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. 

I invite you to experience the excitement of Georgia College. I hope you will utilize the wealth of information on our website to discover whether Georgia College will be the perfect match for you. However, nothing compares to seeing it in person - I encourage you to investigate further by visiting our beautiful and historic campus in the heart of Georgia. Information about visit opportunities and the entire application process is just a few clicks away.

If you have any general questions, please contact us at (478) 445-1283 or email us at You can also contact  your assigned admissions counselor by clicking on this link. 


Javier Francisco
Executive Director of Admissions