Students Say

A Christian college “committed to building character with intellect,” students at Toccoa Falls College say their school excels at “teaching men and woman to become professionals in several fields to in order to facilitate the spreading of the Gospel of Christ.” Many undergrads choose Toccoa Falls College for its extensive required curriculum in the Bible and Christian theology, and “because it is one of the best schools for missions in the United States,” preparing students who plan to pursue careers in missionary service. Whether teaching religious subject matter or traditional academics, “Professors are qualified and, for the most part, entertaining and enlightening.”

Overview

Applicants
1,188
Acceptance Rate
45%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

A Christian college “committed to building character with intellect,” students at Toccoa Falls College say their school excels at “teaching men and woman to become professionals in several fields to in order to facilitate the spreading of the Gospel of Christ.” Many undergrads choose Toccoa Falls College for its extensive required curriculum in the Bible and Christian theology, and “because it is one of the best schools for missions in the United States,” preparing students who plan to pursue careers in missionary service. Whether teaching religious subject matter or traditional academics, “Professors are qualified and, for the most part, entertaining and enlightening.” Serving their students as mentors as well as teachers, Toccoa Falls professors are “personally involved in the students’ lives and they take time to say ‘hi’ and greet students by name.” A senior shares, “The administration and professors are very involved in student life outside of the classroom, which I like a lot. I feel like most of my professors are my friends but are still professional about it.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
79
with Terminal Degree
33

57
Men
22
Women
4
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

  • Education

  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other

  • Psychology

  • Counseling Psychology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Aaron Shust
Popular Contemporary Christian Singer

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$1,178

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,641

Average Need-Based Loan
$1,980

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$6,284

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,602

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$0
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,450
Required Fees
$125
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,454
Transportation for Commuters
$2,726

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Given the school’s strong Christian focus, its not surprising that “most of our students are the same in beliefs, so we are pretty much conservative and evangelical.” Religion is taken seriously on this pious campus, and “The typical student at TFC is in love with God and wants to model Christ in their everyday lives.” While the majority of undergrads hail from middle-class, White, Southern families, there is some diversity in the undergraduate population. In particular, students point out that there are “a lot of Hmong students and growing international student body,” as well as some socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. Generally speaking, “Most of these groups fit in well, except for theologically liberal students, who meet with some social ostracism.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
865
Out of State
46%

Demographics

54% female
46% male
46% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview

Students Say

In many respects, life at Toccoa Falls is about, “becoming better servants for Christ,” and therefore, “Most of us are involved in some type of school or community ministry.” When its time to take a break from their service activities or studies, students tend to “do innocent fun stuff, like bowling and roller skating.” A sophomore elaborates, “We have good clean fun, usually making fools of ourselves or acting like little kids. We rake leaves and jump in them, have water-gun fights; we go sing karaoke or go bowling; we hike, swim, go out to eat, play games in Wal-Mart, make up scavenger hunts, hang out in the graveyard.” On campus, there is a coffee shop, and many students participate in intramural sports; however, students lament the fact that “there aren’t too many fun activities consistently,” and the surrounding town leaves something to be desired. Thanks to its rural setting, however, Toccoa Falls is, “a great place for those who love the outdoors,” as the campus (as indicated by its name) is “surrounded by mountains and four waterfalls.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
61%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
0
Number of Honor Societies
0

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports (Eagles)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Eagles)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
40

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
3

Average Number of PC's per Lab
60

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Deedie Cerwinske
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 800899
Toccoa Falls, GA 30598

Phone
706-886-7299

Email
visit@tfc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Waterfall
Student Center
Gymnatorium
Eagle's Nest
Grace Chapel & Performing Arts Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Currahee Mountain
Habersham Cinema
Henderson Falls Park
Historic Downtown Toccoa

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@tfc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airports: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Greenville-Spartanburg Regional Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From North Carolina: Take US-441 South. After Tallulah Falls, continue southwest on 441 for about 9 more miles. At the traffic light turn LEFT onto 17 ALT. After about 8 miles take a RIGHT onto the campus of Toccoa Falls College. There is a large grey-brick Toccoa Falls College sign on the RIGHT. From South Carolina: Take I-85S to the LAVONIA/TOCCOA exit. Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp. Turn LEFT onto HWY 17. Continue straight on this road which becomes BIG-A Road. BIG-A curves to the left and becomes TUGALO ST. Go straight through 3 traffic lights. At the next intersection turn RIGHT onto ALEXANDER ST. After one mile the entrance of Toccoa Falls College will be on the LEFT. There is a large grey-brick Toccoa Falls College sign on the LEFT. From the South: From Atlanta, take I-85N towards Greenville, SC. Take I-985N towards Gainesville, GA. Just north of Gainesville, I-985N turns into HWY 365N. After about 30 miles, go under an overpass by the Toccoa exit sign. Do not take the Toccoa exit, rather continue on 365N/441 for 3.8 miles to a traffic light at the intersection of 441/17 ALT. Turn RIGHT onto 17 ALT. After about 8 miles take a RIGHT onto the campus of Toccoa Falls College. There is a large grey-brick Toccoa Falls College sign on the RIGHT.
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Key Stats

1,188
Applicants
865
Size
45%
Acceptance Rate

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