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Piedmont College is a private liberal arts college located in Georgia, United States. It was established in September 1, 1897 as the J. S. Green Collegiate Institute, named in honor of a local banker. The college was formally renamed Piedmont College in 1902. The main campus is spread across an area of 300 acres. The college offers more than 35 undergraduate degree programs and several graduate programs in diverse Course Topics. Piedmont College is organized into the following academic schools:

  • Daniel School of Nursing
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Walker School of Business
Piedmont College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division III and Great South Athletic Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed as the Lions.

Profile of Piedmont College

Demorest, GA is home to Piedmont College. Demorest is a rural site not far from an urban area. Students select the school partly because it is a United Church of Christ school. Piedmont College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching.

Piedmont College Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Piedmont College attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 44% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 560. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Piedmont College has broad appeal.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Piedmont College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 2, 283 enrolled students . A large number of students at Piedmont College are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Piedmont College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Piedmont College educates students to become successful and responsible citizens through rigorous academic instruction in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. Learning opportunities are provided through undergraduate and graduate programs offered at various locations. The institution emphasizes high ethical standards and respect for diversity. "

Piedmont College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching742curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, special ed, middle school teaching, art education, music teaching, science teaching, . . .
Business and Management108business management
Liberal Arts28sociology, social services, history, English, political science, Spanish language, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22various nursing
Media14mass communication
Therapy and Counselling13psychology
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Science10biology, natural sciences, chemistry, physics, geology
Art Studies5art studies
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy and religious studies
Mathematics4mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science

Contact: Piedmont College

Piedmont College

165 Central Ave

Demorest, GA 30535-0010

General Phone: (706) 778-3000


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