As the nation's first four-year public school of the 21st century, Georgia Gwinnett College has grown into a nationally-ranked and award-winning institution. From a mere 118 students to a population of more than 11,000, our student-centered holistic educational approach paired with the latest technology and top-notch faculty and staff, all work to help us achieve a continual standard of excellence. 

We are changing the game in higher education and for your future. Go Grizzlies!

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Georgia Gwinnett College has had the honor of being named among the Colleges of Distinction multiple years in a row, including 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. 

We encompass four key qualities that are crucial for Colleges of Distinction: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

Additionally, as a College of Distinction we are recognized for having the following game-changing attributes:

  • Nationally recognized programs of excellence 
  • Students who are taught by professors, not by graduate students or teaching assistants
  • Dynamic hands-on programs providing opportunities that foster new ideas and expand thinking
  • Campus community buzzing with action, from Athletics and Residence Life to student organizations and compelling programming
  • Exceptional graduate school and employment preparation and a track record of successful graduates

Friendly to Military

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GGC is included in the 2017 Military Friendly Schools® list, which honors colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus, according to Victory Media.

We are especially proud to have earned this distinction, as we provide opportunities for those who serve our country.

Most Diverse College (Public or Private) in Southern Region

We’ve been honored as the most diverse college (public or private) in the Southern region for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016), according to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2016 Campus Ethnic Diversity rankings. Graduates with opportunities to study among diverse populations become uniquely prepared as contributing citizens and leaders in their local, state, national and international communities.

Criteria used by the magazine to calculate the 2016 ethnic diversity rankings draw from each institution’s student body for the 2014-2015 school year and factor in the total proportion of minority students and overall mix of groups (not including international students).

#5 Southern Public Regional College 2014 U.S. News & World ReportFifth Highest-ranked Among Top Southern Public Regional Colleges

We are the fifth highest-ranked Southern public regional college, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine's 2014 rankings.

Criteria used by the magazine to calculate college rankings include academic peer assessment, freshman retention rate, graduation rate, percentage of classes under 20 and over 50 seats, student/faculty ratio, SAT/ACT percentile data, freshmen’s high school rankings, acceptance rate and alumni giving rate.