COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES

Atlanta is a city of colleges and universities.  What follows is a only partial list of the institutions of higher learning in and around the city.  Students come from all over the world. These colleges and universities — with their art museums, dance and music programs, lectures and invited speakers — create for the city a more vibrant cultural climate.

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Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)  http://www.gatech.edu/

highly ranked public research university

internationally known for technology and engineering research and education

20,000+ undergraduate and graduate student

Famous Georgia Tech alumni include two Nobel Prize winners: US President Jimmy Carter (Peace) and Kary Mullis (Chemistry — inventor of PCR). There are also NASA astronauts, and engineers, and administrators; and award winners in  physicists; chemistry, chemical and biomedical engineering, computing, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineeringcity and regional planning, and a number of other fields. Even a comic book character — Mockingbird of Marvel’s New Avengers — is a Georgia Tech grad!

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Georgia State University  http://www.gsu.edu/

public university located in downtown atlanta

100 fields of study

30,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional students

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Emory University  http://www.emory.edu/home/index.html

outstanding private university

highly selective

14,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional students

The official mascot of Emory University is an Eagle, but for over 100 years the most beloved character associated with the university has been a skeleton — Dooley, the Lord of Misrule. Why? No one really knows.  In Spring, Dooley’s Week is when Emory celebrates school spirit with food, music, comedy and a dance.  During Dooley’s Week,  he roams through the campus. By tradition, if he wanders into a classroom durng a lecture, the students are set free!

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Spelman College  http://www.spelman.edu/

 women only

historically black liberal arts college*

2000+ undergraduate students

In 2009, Forbes Magazine ranked Spelman among the top 10 women’s colleges in the US.

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Morehouse College  http://morehouse.edu/

men only

historically black liberal arts college

2400+ undergraduate

The most famous alumnus of Morehouse College was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was a Civil Rights movement leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Today, the college chapel is named for him.

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Morehouse School of Medicine    http://www.msm.edu/HomePage.aspx

focus on community medicine

357 male and female students

Morehouse has been recognized as a national leader in the training of primary care physicians.

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Agnes Scott College  http://agnesscott.edu/

liberal arts college for women

900+ students

*Historically Black Colleges and Universities began as centers for higher education for Black students. Today, they serve students of all ethnicities from a wide variety of countries.

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