Schools & Colleges

Education institutions in the Northeast Georgia Mountains offer an education with a view! There’s so much more than academics here — students hike through the forest to identify native trees and flowers, musicians play in orchestras outside under the stars, and athletes participate in events year-round thanks to the mild weather.

Of course, academics are important, too. And the schools and colleges here feature the finest in academics, ensuring students move on to a college or career successfully.

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Brenau University student

Not just excellent — extraordinary. That’s a Brenau University education: Using your language skills to translate scientific research from a foreign language to complete a biology experiment; learning dance by participating and performing with a professional company; researching zoology, speaking Spanish and studying Mayan culture deep in the Yucatan forest. Such experiences make life extraordinary.

Brenau’s vibrant structure attracts students from a large number of venues: Brenau Women’s College remains the cornerstone of the university. The unique single-gender undergraduate experience provides residential, commuter and supplemental online course options. Undergraduate programs for men and women in multiple majors exist online and at regional campuses around Georgia in North Atlanta, South Atlanta, Augusta, Gainesville and Kings Bay.

Brenau’s graduate programs are offered online and on campus: masters-level programs in business, education, nursing, gerontology, occupational therapy, health care administration, psychology, interior design, education specialist, doctoral-level interior design M.F.A.

Online courses at Brenau lead to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students use online courses as a supplement to regular classes, but Brenau also offers completely online tracks in business, nursing, gerontology, accounting, organizational leadership and human resources management.

  • Founded in 1878
  • Main campus: Gainesville, Georgia
  • Additional campuses in Norcross, Augusta, Kings Bay and Fairburn
  • Private, non-sectarian Liberal Arts college
  • Total student enrollment 2012/2013 = 2,777
  • Undergraduate enrollment 2012/2013 = 1,723
  • Graduate enrollment 2012/2013 = 1,054
  • Athletics: Brenau Golden Tigers
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC)


500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, GA 30501



Brenau University

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in the Mountains

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School combines its strong academic program, mountain setting and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people eager to learn and grow. Living the motto, Work Study Worship, the school community nurtures and challenges students from diverse backgrounds as they prepare for college and a lifetime of service. Rabun Gap is a college preparatory day and boarding school serving students in grades 5-12. The school has an enrollment of 400 students, with more than half living on campus. Enrollment represents 15-20 states and 15-20 countries, with international students comprising approximately 25% of the student body.

  • 15 Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • 100% college acceptance rate
  • Experiential learning including utilizing outdoor learning laboratories, integrating technology and incorporating cross disciplinary projects
  • The faculty to student ratio of 8:1
  • Arts and theater program including orchestra, choral program and one of the longest running high school Cirque programs in the nation
  • 28 varsity and middle school competitive sports teams
  • 1400 acres of campus
  • Founded in 1903
  • Less than 2 hours from Atlanta, Greenville and Asheville
  • SAIS and SACS accreditation

339 Nacoochee Drive, Rabun Gap, GA 30568


Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

A classroom in session at Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College is a Christ-centered educational institution that prepares men and women for vocational and professional occupations. The college is located in the foothills of the Northeast Georgia Mountains. TFC currently offers 29 majors and 39 minors within three schools: Professional Studies, Arts and Sciences and Christian Ministries.

Graduates serve throughout the United States and around the world fulfilling the dream of founder Dr. R. A. Forrest, who said: “The sun never sets on the graduates of Toccoa Falls College.”

Academic programs are the hub of any college, and TFC academics is proud to combine academic excellence with a biblical worldview.

School of Arts & Sciences:

  • Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Humanities & Natural Sciences

School of Christian Ministries:

  • Bible & Theology
  • Ministry & Leadership
  • Global Ministries

School of Professional Studies:

  • Business Administration
  • Music
  • Teacher Education

107 Kincaid Drive, Toccoa Falls, GA 30598



Toccoa Falls College