Top Georgia Colleges and Universities

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Georgia is located in the southern United States, north of Florida and in-between South Carolina and Alabama. The following are the top five best schools in Georgia, three of which are ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.
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Top Five Schools in Georgia

Emory University

Emory University was founded by the Methodist Church in 1836. The university is in Oxford, a suburban town just a few miles from the state capital, Atlanta and about 6,660 undergraduate students currently attend. Emory is best known for studies in medicine and healthcare. The university, which started as a college, has several different individual research centers for the study of medicine, law and healthcare among other disciplines. Emory University is ranked 17th by the U.S. News and World Report.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) was founded on October 13,1885. Georgia Tech is located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia's capital. The university currently has approximately 12,360 undergraduate students. Georgia Tech has a long history of being a leader in technology, science and economics. This university regularly makes the U.S. News and World Report's list of top public universities and is currently at 35th. In addition to previously mentioned programs, it offers degrees in business and government, as well as architecture.

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia was founded in 1801 by the Georgia General Assembly. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. Currently, there are approximately 25,430 undergraduates in attendance. This university has several excellent programs, such as in arts and music and is currently ranked 59th by the U.S. News and World Report. The University of Georgia is comprised of 16 different colleges, such as the Grady College, which administers the Peabody Awards.

Georgia State University

Georgia State University was founded in 1913 as Georgia's 'School of Commerce.' The university is located in downtown Atlanta, the state's capital. Georgia State University is the second largest university in the state with approximately 19,000 undergraduate students. The university is known for its business, law and science programs. Georgia State University is very diverse with students from all over Georgia, every state in the country and over 145 foreign countries in attendance.

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University was founded in 1963. The university is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, which is about 20 miles north of Atlanta, the state's capital. Kennesaw State University is the third largest in the state's university system and has about 17,690 undergraduate students. The university is best known for its business, nursing and education programs. Kennesaw State University has a true mix of students, about 20 percent are ethnic minorities, and the students' median age is 26.

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