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About YHC

Young Harris College is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Young Harris, Georgia. YHC was founded in 1886 and now enrolls around 1,034 students a year, including 1,034 undergrads.

YHC offers housing for up to 889 students. The majority of students live on-campusand first year-students are required to live in on-campus housing..Each weekend, 0% of students stay on-campus..

As of 2021, the total market value of YHC's endowment was $93,700,248 For each full-time student, YHC spends about $8,823.

2021 YHC Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 21

YHC Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at YHC

Young Harris College does not offer early decision or early action.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Young Harris College

It is moderately difficult to get into YHC. Around 64% of applicants get into YHC each year. Out of 1,485 applications received in 2021, 950 students were offered admission . ### YHC Waitlist 2021

YHC reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Young Harris College?

YHC is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to YHC, applicants must submit the following items.

YHC Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for YHC

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.2 /4.0. The mean ACT score for YHC students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to YHC.

YHC Waitlist

YHC reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does YHC Require the ACT or SAT?

YHC does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 66% submitted the SAT. 50% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at YHC

Yes! YHC provides on-campus housing for up to 889 students.

YHC students are active in the school's Greek life, religious organizations/Bible study and intramural sports. Spring Formal, Organizational Fair, and and Fall Fest are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at YHC.

Financial Aid at YHC

YHC meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend YHC full-time are awarded $24,862 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is YHC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at YHC

About 76% of students who start at YHC return 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 and Debt for YHC Grads

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

Based on this information, how does YHC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is YHC a good school for you?

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Where is YHC?

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

If you want to see YHC for yourself, 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

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YHC ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

470 - 550


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

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YHC Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at YHC is like? There are approximately 1,034 students enrolled at YHC. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from GA and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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