Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Gwinnett College doesn’t believe in preserving the status quo. It believes that every student should have every opportunity to succeed. No other college is blazing trails, raising standards, and revolutionizing the college experience like Georgia Gwinnett, where education is a journey that challenges, supports and connects students. Welcome to the game-changing future of education.
In only 12 years, GGC has grown to nearly 13,000 students. What was once 260 acres of rolling terrain has become a bustling metropolitan college campus, located only 35 miles northeast of Atlanta. From the exciting new Student Center and dramatic Library and Learning Center to the spacious residence halls, all of GGC’s facilities are comfortable, modern, and functional. And, with a successful intercollegiate athletics program, another academic building in the works, and ever-expanding programs, students are part of the college’s exciting growth process.
Get to know Georgia Gwinnett College
- International Student Organization
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
Georgia Gwinnett isn’t the typical college, which is due in large part to its student engagement. The “real world” is looking for skilled, well-rounded graduates who can succeed in today’s challenging workplace. That’s why, at GGC, students are immersed in an active learning environment that is designed to provide global perspectives and to generate marketable citizen-graduates who are empowered for success.
At GGC, students are actively encouraged by faculty mentors to take full advantage of the many opportunities offered during their college career. Loaded with study abroad programs, internships, community service projects, athletics and student organizations, GGC offers a rich variety of activities that develop the whole person. The faculty also seek ways to engage students in applying their coursework to the world beyond campus, organizing things like group projects for charities and student-driven undergraduate research projects.
At Georgia Gwinnett, each individual student enjoys a tailored college experience that is guided by personal attention and mentorship. They enjoy a private-school experience for a public-school investment.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 277 | 10-19: 545 | 20-29: 1211
30-39: 129 | 40-49: 60 | 50-99: 1 | 100+: 2,223
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 0
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 33%
White, non-Hispanic: 32%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 11%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 35%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 1%
Total Enrollment: 12,287
MEANINGFUL FACULTY RELATIONSHIPS
The student/faculty relationships at GGC are truly special. GGC faculty are specifically hired for their teaching skills and dedication to student mentorship. Students have nominated their professors for the highest teaching award within the University System of Georgia, which has been granted to GGC faculty six times since the college opened in 2006. This is a truly remarkable distinction for such a young institution, indicative of the quality of its faculty.
It is not an exaggeration to say that Georgia Gwinnett’s faculty care about students. One can see faculty enjoying lunch with students in the dining hall or involved in impromptu study groups in one of the college’s many spacious gathering areas. They willingly provide their cell phone numbers so that students may reach them after hours for questions and advice.
A STEP ABOVE THE REST
At GGC, students and faculty engage in collaborative group activities and active, hands-on learning experiences. Every classroom is wired with “smart” capabilities, providing modern instructional technologies to support active learning and keep students connected. Whether by laptop or tablet, students can study organic chemistry, text questions or quiz answers to their professors, or even download a lecture the same day they heard it in person. GGC’s style is not all about lectures and tests; rather, it’s about giving students the tools to succeed in the real world.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Teacher certification program
With facilities designed to provide comfortable gathering and study areas that encourage student interaction, the GGC campus is alive with excitement and enthusiasm. Where else will students say they enjoy hanging out and studying in the library? And thanks to a full, integrated athletics program and more than 130 active student organizations, there is always something new and interesting happening on campus.
LIVING ON CAMPUS
Residential life is a cut above the rest. Instead of typical community bathrooms and bunk beds, GGC affords its students private rooms with bathrooms that are only shared between two students. Additionally, students have the luxury of living rooms with 46-inch flat-screens, kitchenettes, study rooms and on-site laundry with email notifications.
LIFE BEYOND CAMPUS
Students yearning for an urban adventure can enjoy the exciting nightlife, entertainment, and major league sports of downtown Atlanta. Closer to campus, however, is the small-town atmosphere of Lawrenceville, which is made up of bustling commercial districts that blend the past with the present. The Mall of Georgia is practically next door, and the mountains are a short drive away.
Located just 30 miles northeast of Atlanta in Lawrenceville, GGC is in the heart of Gwinnett County only about 10 minutes off I-85. The campus offers easy access to Atlanta, Lake Lanier, and Athens. The mountains of northern Georgia are a short drive away.
GGC offers an integrated athletics program that includes intercollegiate, intramural, and club sports.
Intercollegiate Sports: Men’s baseball, Men’s soccer, Men’s tennis, Women’s soccer, Women’s softball, Women’s tennis
Mascot: The Grizzly
Colors: Green and Gray
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Georgia Gwinnett arms students with an unstoppable support system. While no college can guarantee student success, GGC is specifically designed to help students succeed. Personal faculty mentorship keeps students on track, and professors contact students who miss class to find out if they need help. Many programs, including free tutoring, have been developed to support students regardless of their academic level.
HOLDING ITS OWN
GGC’s innovative approach to higher education is working. Its first-year retention rates greatly surpass other Georgia state colleges and are comparable to state universities. Such rates are unusually high for minority students.
Nothing affirms Georgia Gwinnett more than its dramatic growth. Having opened its doors to 118 students in 2006, it now serves nearly 13,000 students only 12 years later.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 460 | 75th Percentile: 560
25th Percentile: 450 | 75th Percentile: 550
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 22
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 22
25th Percentile: 15 | 75th Percentile: 21
Tuition (in-state): $1960 (flat-rate, 15 credits and over)
Tuition (out-of-state): $7317 (flat-rate, 15 credits and over)
Room & Board: $5,584 -6,479
Room Only: $3,960 -4,855
Board Only: $1,624