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Profile: Valdosta State University

Located just fifteen miles shy of the Florida border, VSU is one of Georgia's fastest-growing universities. Its current enrollment is 12,334 students, up nearly 2,000 from just five years ago, and 92 percent are from Georgia. Read more...

Profile: University of Georgia

Bulldog football fans may be smarting from a subpar season, but the University of Georgia’s academic victories keep coming. The school climbed three spots to eighteenth in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of best public schools and was recognized by the Princeton Review as the seventh-best value in the nation. Three students became Rhodes Scholars in the past three years, and in 2010 alone, eleven were named Fulbright Students. Read more...

Profile: Savannah College of Art and Design

Only thirty-three years young, Savannah College of Art and Design has grown exponentially since its beginning in 1978. Cofounder Paula Wallace has been president since 2000, and under her leadership the school has more than doubled its enrollment to 10,300-plus students, started an award-winning online program, and opened three branch campuses: Lacoste, France, in 2002; Atlanta in 2005; and Hong Kong in 2010. Read more...

Profile: Morehouse College

Speckled with monuments honoring famous alumni and administrators, including civil rights leaders Howard Thurman, Benjamin E. Mays, and Martin Luther King Jr., Morehouse sits in the historic district of Atlanta's West End. Founded in 1867, it now hosts 2,800 students, is a member of the Atlanta University Center—America's largest conglomerate of African American private colleges—and is the nation's only liberal arts college exclusively for black men. Read more...

Profile: Mercer University

Eighty-five miles south of Atlanta, Mercer University lies in the heart of Macon. Established in 1833, Mercer sits on a 130-acre, magnolia-studded campus with historic architecture that exudes the Old South charm of its roots as one of the oldest universities in the South. Read more...

Profile: Kennesaw State University

Near historic Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw State University is located in suburban Cobb County. Founded as a junior college in 1963, the school transitioned to a four-year institution in 1976 and did not become a university until 1996. Now, with more than 23,000 students, KSU is ranked thirty-second among regional public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report and is the fourth-largest school in the University System of Georgia. Read more...

Profile: Georgia State University

A brand-new football program isn't the only sign that Georgia State is outgrowing its commuter stereotype. A Greek housing development—a cluster of nine three-story townhouses—opened this past fall. And in 2009, the university opened the $15.7 million, 87,000-square-foot, suite-style Freshman Hall, which houses 325 first-year students. The school expects to open two more dorms this fall. Read more...