As the state's designated Public Liberal Arts University, Georgia College & State University is committed to combining the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. The faculty is dedicated to challenging students and fostering excellence in the classroom and beyond. Georgia College seeks to endow its graduates with a passion for achievement, a lifelong curiosity, and exuberance for learning.
Georgia College was chartered in 1889 as Georgia Normal and Industrial College. The institution had several name changes over the years and became coeducational in 1967. In August of 1996, the Board of Regents approved a new name, Georgia College & State University, and a change of mission which designated the university to serve the entire state of Georgia as the public liberal arts university.
Recent national recognition of Georgia College involves its selection as the only public school in Georgia to be included in "Colleges of Distinction" and being named in the annual report on "America's 100 Best College Buys."
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