Young Harris College

Located in the mountains of North Georgia, Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree–granting college founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—education, fine arts, humanities, mathematics and science, and social and behavioral sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris is undergoing major improvements to accommodate the college’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification; a 248-bed apartment-style residential village; and a 57,000-square-foot LEED-certified recreation center. 

Founded 1886 

Undergraduate enrollment 1,120 


Tuition $24,500/year 

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 71% 

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a 

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 930–1130 

SAT score breakdown 440–560, critical reading; 440–540, math (middle 50th percentiles); does not presently use writing score in admissions 

Average class size for freshman courses 20 

Popular majors biology, business and public policy, communication studies, education, history, outdoor leadership