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Georgia College

From its founding as a women’s educational center in 1889, our institution has consistently been a destination for students looking to make a difference in the world. We are Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university. More importantly, we teach student how to learn and we strive to instill a lifelong passion for learning that serves our them well regardless of the careers they choose.


Due to the lobbying efforts of Julia Flisch, a journalist in Augusta, support builds to establish a publicly funded college for women that would prepare them for the demands of the new industrial age. In 1889, the Georgia Normal & Industrial College is chartered as a two-year college emphasizing teacher training and business skills.


Classes are small at Georgia College. Better yet, 100 percent of them are taught by men and women who love teaching. Some 80 percent have Ph.D.s from top universities. You can choose from more than 40 majors from the liberal arts to business, from health sciences to education to pre-professional programs.

We combine classroom knowledge with real-world experience. So, learning doesn't stop after class. In fact, it has just begun at that point. Service learning, study abroad, internships, undergraduate research and leadership organizations are some of the ways we bring together knowledge and life. 


Students are first introduced to the Career Center through their First-Year Academic Seminar course where students complete the Focus 2 Career Assessment and access their Handshake account to access internship and career programming information. Throughout their four years at GC, students can access the Career Center through individualized appointments, career fairs, meet-ups and workshops, class and student organization presentations, campus interviews, and much more.

Student services

The International Education Center (IEC) of Georgia College (Officially known as Georgia College & State University) promotes international and cross-cultural learning and understanding, plus inclusive excellence, and the importance and benefits of diversity.

The IEC assists the university by:

  • Developing domestic and international graduates prepared for success in a global economy, ready to lead and to shoulder their responsibilities as informed citizens of an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. 
  • Promoting and supporting the international research needs and interests of Georgia College faculty.
  • Offering cultural and educational programming both on-campus and within the local community

Housing services

While the time you spend in the classroom is important, so is the other time you spend on campus. Whether you live in the Central Campus residence halls or the apartments on West Campus, life here is designed to make you an active part of the Georgia College community. It's a place where you can relax, make friends, and study in peace. This will be your home away from home, and we’re here to make sure you are comfortable, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Library services

Whether you're a first-year student, a graduate student, faculty or staff, or even a member of the community, Ina Dillard Russell Library is an important place for you at Georgia College. Our campus and world thrive on information, and at Russell Library we provide the tools needed to help receive, process, and share that information.

Medical services

The mission of the Student Health Clinic is to provide quality assessment and treatment to students in time of sickness and injury and to promote a healthy lifestyle and wellness. These services are provided by Nurse Practitioners, support staff, and the University Health Educator.

Sports facilities

The Office of Recreational Sports is the largest engaged area of the campus. With 50% of students participating in intramural and club sports. Also we're kind of a big deal on snapchat.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • ARF & Friends
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Bobcat Studios
  • Chemistry Club
  • Choral Ensembles
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • End It: Georgia College
  • Environmental Science Club
  • GC 360
  • GC Shelter Buddies
  • History Club
  • HydroLove at GCSU
  • International Club
  • iVolunteer (The GIVE Center)
  • Latino Student Association
  • Literary Guild
  • Meditation Club
  • Music Therapy Society
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)
  • Peacock's Feet
  • Pride Alliance
  • Sassy Cats Dance Team
  • Shakespearean Circle
  • The Disney Club at Georgia College
  • The Real Movement
  • Times Talk
  • Women in Technology
  • Women's Center & LGBTQ+ Programs
  • Women's Club Lacrosse
  • You Game?

Georgia College & State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

Milledgeville, Georgia, United States

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