Get to Know Us at North Georgia
- Founded in 1873, North Georgia College & State University is the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state.
- North Georgia has the distinction of being the first co-educational college in the state and the first public college in Georgia to admit women, in 1873, and the first to graduate a woman, in 1878.
- Specializing in leadership training and producing leaders since its founding, the university has been designated The Leadership Institution of Georgia.
- For the 12% of the student body enrolled as cadets, North Georgia serves as one of only six Senior Military Colleges in the United States, and is designated as The Military College of Georgia. The College takes pride in numbering 43 generals and admirals among its alumni.
- NGCSU is located in historic Dahlonega, Georgia, site of the first U.S. gold rush (1828), about one hour north of Atlanta, yet nestled in the beautiful north Georgia mountains.
- NGCSU covers a total of 630 acres with 69 buildings, including the main campus and nearby parks and forests. In addition, the NGCSU Foundation property spans 115 acres. Price Memorial Hall, whose majestic steeple is covered with Dahlonega gold, is a nationally registered historic site that was once a U.S. Mint.
- In America's Best Colleges 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranks North Georgia College & State University in the top 25 in the South among public universities offering undergraduate and master's programs.
- North Georgia is the new Southeast region's site for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators national testing certification, and is one of the only two higher education institutions nationwide to administer the specialized MDI certification.
- NGCSU's incoming freshmen have among the highest average SAT scores of all institutions in the University System of Georgia.
- NGCSU consistently maintains one of the highest graduation rates in the University System of Georgia.
- With 5,500 students enrolled, North Georgia continues its steady growth and outstanding service to the State of Georgia.