List of Private Universities & Colleges in Georgia

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Georgia is home to a large number of small and large private universities. Schools can be found in metro Atlanta along with Gainesville, Decatur, West Point, Marietta, and Savannah. Private schools, unlike public universities, do not accept state funding. As a result, a private school operates based upon tuition dollars, donations, and internal operations. Publications and research is another competitive advantage used by private schools to establish themselves in a competitive field and vie for top minds. Student can connect with a variety of private colleges in Georgia by leveraging our search technology or simply by connecting with schools within this portal. Examples of top ranked private colleges in Georgia include Emory University, Clark Atlanta University, Mercer University, Brenau University, Agnes Scott College, Thomas University, Point University, Wesleyan College, The Art Institute, and Life College.

Georgia Private School Degree Programs

As students determine their career aspirations and personal goals, it may become more and more apparent the academic path to follow. Georgia private colleges offer educational programs to support students in a variety of fields that include traditional paths such as engineering, statistics, teaching, business, and science. Likewise, you may find an interest in a specialized area of study that suits your goals better. Consider the following specializations in a growing industry like systems engineering, robotics, curriculum and instruction, game design, forensic science, entomology, ophthalmology, neuroscience, kinesiology, and physiology.

List of Large 4-Year Private Universities in Georgia

There are 8 large private universities in our database for Georgia. Follow the links below to get more details about each school.

Large Universities with Research Facilities or Faculty

The universities listed below offer many diverse academic programs, have a large student body, and usually have research facilities or faculty involved with research. These schools very often have graduate and professional programs as well.

Visit the website for Clark Atlanta University at

Program Details

  • 1,000 to 4,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Estimated tuition & fees: $23,000 per year

Emory University in Atlanta, GA

Visit the website for Emory University at

Program Details

  • 10,000 to 19,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Estimated tuition & fees: $49,000 per year

Visit the website for Mercer University at

Program Details

  • 5,000 to 9,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
  • Estimated tuition & fees: $36,000 per year

Large Primarily Academic Universities

Each university listed below offers a diverse set of degrees and programs, unlike the research universities listed above, these schools contain little to no research activity on campus and are primarily academic.

Small to Medium Sized 4-Year Universities

The 4-year schools listed below have a small to medium sized student body and may offer a wide range of associate and bachelor's degrees. Get more information about each school by clicking the links below.

4-Year Colleges with a Special Focus on an Area of Study

The schools below are grouped by their special area of focus. To learn about admissions, tuition & fees, programs offered, and more click on the school names below.

Health Professions Schools

Technology-Related Schools

  • in Duluth, GA

Theological Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and Other Faith-Related Institutions

Schools of Art, Music, and Design

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Georgia in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.