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Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private, four-year Methodist-affiliated liberal arts college located in the mountains of northeast Georgia. The current president is Cathy Cox, former Georgia Secretary of State.

Location

Address
1 College Street
City
Young Harris
State
GA
Zip/Post Code
30582

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1121
In State Tuition Fees
24500
Out State Tuition Fees
24500
ACT Score
21
SAT Score
1470
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.15
Male Female Ratio
46:54
Acceptance Rate
48%
Student Faculty Ratio
12:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Mountain Lions
Colors
Purple And White ��������
Conference
Peach Belt

College History

History

The school was founded in 1886 by Reverend Artemas Lester, a circuit-riding Methodist minister who wanted to provide the residents of the Appalachian Mountains with an education. Originally known as McTyeire Institute for the small village where the school was located, the college struggled for the first year until an Athens, Georgia judge, Young L.G. Harris, donated enough money to keep the school open. The school was later renamed Young Harris College in honor of its benefactor, as was the surrounding town in 1895. A fire destroyed the college's main classroom building in 1911, but it was rebuilt by local townspeople and named Sharp Hall in honor of the college president at the time. The Young Harris Academy was founded in the late 19th century and provided a primary education for thousands of students until it closed after World War II.

College Specialty

Specialty

Our educators, students and administrators believe in a lifelong drive to �Educate, Inspire, Empower.� - See more at: http://www.yhc.edu/about/mission#sthash.mdTGt7Bj.dpuf

Alumni

Alumni

Famous graduates include former Georgia governors E. D. Rivers and U.S. Senator Zell Miller; entertainers Oliver Hardy, Wayland Flowers and Amanda Bearse; country music singers Ronnie Milsap and Trisha Yearwood; Major League Baseball players Nick Markakis, Charlie Blackmon and Cory Gearrin; Waffle House founder Tom Forkner; state Senator J. Ebb Duncan and state Representative Hank Huckaby. Poet and novelist Byron Herbert Reece was a student and teacher at YHC.

Campus

Campus

35 acres, Rural

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