Georgia’s Best Christian Colleges and Universities of 2021

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in Georgia.

Georgia’s Best Christian Colleges and Universities of 2021

Colleges and Universities in Georgia

Georgia has 70 colleges and universities, 38 of which are public institutions. The University of Georgia, located in the city of Athens, is the largest, with over 35,000 students. Those attending Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University will enter into a friendly athletics rivalry. Tuition at Georgia State costs $9,000, and at Georgia Southern, $6,000. Of the 20 religiously affiliated schools, Emory University has both the highest tuition, just over $50,000, and student population, with over 13,000 in attendance. Whether you’re looking to earn your associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, Georgia schools offer plenty of options.

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Students can earn degrees in religious studies, business, social work, law, and computer science. Those looking to attend technical colleges can also choose from a handful of schools that offer two-year degrees in medicine, nursing, and education. Part of the University System of Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan State college is the state’s most affordable college at $3,000, and its students can major in fields like mathematics, criminal justice, and philosophy.

The Blue Ridge Mountains, oak and hickory forests, and the Atlantic Coastal Plain all make their home in Georgia, but the state’s most notable landform is the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest such water-mass in North America. This diverse landscape in The Peach State provides Georgia’s college and graduate students with a beautiful backdrop for an education.

Georgia also offers a loan repayment program for qualifying graduates in the medical field through the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce. Check out the best degree programs and top career paths this southern state has to offer.

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What are Georgia’s Colleges & Universities?

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How do we determine Georgia's best Christian colleges and universities?

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why, at the undergraduate level, we rank the best colleges and universities based on what we call “Concentrated Influence”. Concentrated Influence takes the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers (including faculty and alums) and divides it by the school’s total number of undergraduates.

Using concentrated influence gives small and mid-sized schools an opportunity to shine by taking away the size advantage of larger universities. A small school with proportionately more influential faculty than a large school, whose influence in absolute terms may be bigger, will nonetheless score higher in a concentrated influence ranking. Our approach highlights undergraduate schools that truly rank for excellence, regardless of size.

If you are serious about finding the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s degree, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching and whether their graduates are themselves advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence.

Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Concentrated Influence provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

Find out more about our ranking methodology here.

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There are 17 Christian colleges and universities in Georgia, 10 of which meet our criteria. The best Christian schools below consist entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees and the following four conditions:

  1. It must self-identify as Christian.
  2. It must be fully accredited.
  3. It must offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.
  4. It must have a graduation rate greater than 40%.

10 Best Christian Colleges & Universities in Georgia

  1. #1

    Emory University

    #106 institution's historical influence
    #41 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    19%

    Graduation

    90%

    Student body

    13K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1445/32

    Atlanta, GA

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    What is Emory University known for?

    Emory University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Religious Studies
    • Education
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Philosophy
    • Business
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  2. #2

    Agnes Scott College

    #1369 institution's historical influence
    #1444 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $43K

    Acceptance

    68%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    1K

    Decatur, GA

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    What is Agnes Scott College known for?

    Agnes Scott College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Physics
    • Medical
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • Religious Studies

    Most Influential Alumni

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  3. #3

    Wesleyan College

    #1879 institution's historical influence
    #173 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $24K

    Acceptance

    60%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1030/19

    Macon, GA

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    What is Wesleyan College known for?

    Wesleyan College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Literature
    • History
    • Nursing
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Religious Studies
    • Communications
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  4. #4

    Piedmont University

    #5170 institution's historical influence
    #1284 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $27K

    Acceptance

    70%

    Graduation

    43%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1060/21

    Demorest, GA

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    What is Piedmont University known for?

    Piedmont University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • History
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Communications
    • Nursing
    • Philosophy

    Most Influential Alumni

  5. #5

    Covenant College

    #3763 institution's historical influence
    #1384 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $36K

    Acceptance

    98%

    Graduation

    68%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1215/26

    Lookout Mountain, GA

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    What is Covenant College known for?

    Covenant College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Philosophy
    • Religious Studies
    • Education
    • History
    • Business
    • Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • Computer Science

    Most Influential Alumni

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  6. #6

    LaGrange College

    #4171 institution's historical influence
    #1431 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    60%

    Graduation

    44%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1074/21

    Lagrange, GA

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    What is LaGrange College known for?

    LaGrange College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Nursing
    • Medical
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Religious Studies
    • Biology
    • Sociology
    • Literature
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  7. #7

    Andrew College

    #5645 institution's historical influence
    #768 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $18K

    Acceptance

    59%

    Graduation

    29%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    905/16

    Cuthbert, GA

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    What is Andrew College known for?

    Andrew College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Nursing
    • Communications
    • Literature
    • History
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  8. #8

    Toccoa Falls College

    #5264 institution's historical influence
    #590 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $23K

    Acceptance

    58%

    Graduation

    49%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1035/19

    Toccoa Falls, GA

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    What is Toccoa Falls College known for?

    Toccoa Falls College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • History
    • Business
    • Psychology
    • Nursing
    • Literature
    • Religious Studies
    • Biology
    • Communications
    • Criminal Justice

    Most Influential Alumni

  9. #9

    Truett McConnell University

    #9984 institution's historical influence
    #966 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $21K

    Acceptance

    97%

    Graduation

    35%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1040/20

    Cleveland, GA

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    What is Truett McConnell University known for?

    Truett McConnell University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Biology
    • Religious Studies
    • History
    • Medical
    • Business
    • Literature
  10. #10

    Young Harris College

    #2868 institution's historical influence
    #1453 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $29K

    Acceptance

    65%

    Graduation

    44%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1040/20

    Young Harris, GA

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    What is Young Harris College known for?

    Young Harris College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • History
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Religious Studies
    • Psychology
    • Chemistry

    Most Influential Alumni

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