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Study at Young Harris College

The campus of Young Harris College is in Young Harris, GA, which is a quiet rural area. Its United Methodist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Young Harris College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree. Young Harris College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

For inquiries related to accreditation, contact the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number (404)-679-4500; Web site, www.sacscoc. org.

Young Harris College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190, (703) 437-0700.

Young Harris College is endorsed by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church as an affiliated United Methodist institution.

Course Topics

Young Harris College has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. The school is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Young Harris College Selectivity

Admission at Young Harris College is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 550.


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

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Young Harris College had 639 students enrolled (622 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Young Harris College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Young Harris College offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The purpose of Young Harris College is to provide the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts for students who value and are attracted to an institution with high academic standards and superior teaching. The college offers an environment in a beautiful mountain setting conducive to the development of the Christian faith and character, opportunities for personal and intellectual growth, and responsible citizenship. The institution also provides, for both its students and the general public, programs, services, and facilities that accommodate diverse educational, recreational, and cultural interests. "


Young Harris College

1 College Street

Young Harris, GA 30582

General Phone: (706) 379-3111


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