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Young Harris College

Young Harris, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

About YHC

Young Harris College Overview

Young Harris College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Young Harris, Georgia. YHC was founded in 1886 and enrolls 1,396 undergrads and no graduate students. YHC provides housing for up to 889 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at YHC

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of YHC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? YHC students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? YHC has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? YHC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at YHC on the Student Life page.

2022 YHC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 66%
Tuition $29,700
Percent of Need Met 78.62%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $26,780

Is YHC a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what YHC offers and if it might be the right college for you.

YHC Acceptance Rate 2022

YHC is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at YHC is 64%. Out of 1,485 applications received in 2022, 950 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at YHC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at YHC, around 76% are still enrolled the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for YHC Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with YHC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

YHC's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

YHC's endowment was valued at $93.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,823 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at YHC

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

YHC meets 78.62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $26,780 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $27,123 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at YHC.

Based on this information, does YHC seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is YHC a good school for you?

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Where is Young Harris College Located?

YHC is located in the small town setting of Young Harris, Georgia.

If you want to see YHC for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 76 to Young Harris, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what YHC and Young Harris are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 College Street PO Box 68 Young Harris, GA 30582

Campus Setting: Small Town

YHC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to YHC is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to YHC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

YHC ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to YHC is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into YHC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

YHC SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

470 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

YHC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$40,693

In State

$40,693

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$28,312
$28,312
Fees
$1,055
$1,055
Housing
$11,326
$11,326
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at YHC is like? There are approximately 1,396 students enrolled at YHC. 65% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from GA and 12% percent of students are from other states.

65%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,396

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$29,367

Out-of-State

$29,367

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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