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Can You Count on HOPE?

How many powerball tickets does it take to send one HOPE scholar to the University of Georgia? More than 12,000 a year. With 97 percent of UGA freshmen qualifying, that’s a lot of mini-mart runs. ... Read more

Profile: Art Institute of Atlanta

Originally founded in 1949 as Massey Business College, the Art Institute of Atlanta—housed in a five-story office building—still looks businesslike from the outside. But since changing its focus to the applied arts and joining the ... Read more

Profile: Clark Atlanta University

Founded in 1988, Clark Atlanta University is the product of a merger between Atlanta University (the graduate school where W.E.B. Du Bois once taught) and the undergraduate Clark College, both founded in the 1860s. In ... Read more

Profile: Emory University

Spanning more than 600 acres in Druid Hills, the Italian Renaissance–style architecture of Emory’s campus reflects the international character of its student body. Most of its undergraduates are from out of state, and 120 other ... Read more

Special Interests

Every college offers liberal arts courses, but here are some niche programs you might have overlooked:
>> Georgia Southern University added degrees in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, making it the second engineering school in the state.
>> Kennesaw State University offers an entertainment and music management certificate program, thanks to a grant from Atlanta entertainment lawyer Joel Katz.
>> Savannah State University offers Georgia's only marine sciences program held in a natural saltwater marsh setting.
>> Middle Georgia College is the state's only comprehensive aviation college.
>> The fast-growing Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University is located in a $78 million, state-of-the-art complex on the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus.

Green Schools

The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, selected the following Georgia schools for its Guide to 286 Green Colleges:
Agnes Scott College
Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
LaGrange College
University of Georgia
Wesleyan College