Academic Experience

Location
Young Harris, GA
Undergrads
997
Tuition
$22,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Looking forward to loving my courses, the course workload, the academic adventure the college's challenge will bring me.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Looking forward to meeting the professiors, and my new and next semseter's curriculum and their registeration process. And the students, soon to be, friends, in my courses...

5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: My major is considered a Hybrid. It's not offered at many other schools and is unique to YHC. I am a Business and Public Policy major and I have learned that I can do just about anything with my selected major.

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5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Professors know your name, they work with you when you ask for it, and they are understanding when you miss classes. they allow you to make up the work you missed while out of class.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I like learning about how to teach music because I want to be a music teacher one day

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 32nd
    Most Accessible Professors
  • 632nd
    Best Class Availability
  • 1137th
    Least Stressful Workloads
  • 1610th
    Best Class Sizes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Megan Fisette
Hometown
Woodbine,GA
Major
Musical Theatre
Grad Year
2015
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Young Harris College strives to have an academically rigorous cirriculum. However, many of the students thrive because the professors help out along the way. Their general knowledge of subjects ranges from fair to excellent. Interactions with professors are usually informal and interesting. Students who struggle are given help. Most professors are very accessible and easy to get in touch with. And if a professor is not, there are many student tutors and other professors willing to help.

Some students do not particularly enjoy the curriculum because it requires so much work. But the majority of the student body finds it refreshing, especially because it's more interesting and challenging than high school and some colleges. The small class sizes also help the learning process. Because students have the opportunity to get to know each other better than they would in a larger class or school. It also fosters better discussions of the material both inside and outside of the classroom.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
68
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
26
Full-Time Retention Rate
65%
Part-Time Retention Rate
10%
Transfer-Out Rate
60%
Graduation Rate
35%
Colleges/Divisions
  • Division of Fine Arts
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Mathematics & Science
  • Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
9
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: Unknown
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other: Unknown
  • English Language Studies: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: No
Teacher Certification: Yes
Class Sizes
Classes usually have fewer than 20 students. A popular class could be larger, but that's the most common number.
Student/Professor Relationships
Teacher-student interactions are very casual and great with most professors.
Testing & Grading Procedures
In most classes, grades are based on three things: participation, quizzes, and tests/papers. Usually a course is either writing-based or information-based. In some classes, a combination of tests and assignments make the final grade, and some are mainly just one major project grade. The workload can be a lot, especially in writing intensive classes.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Parking is very limited, and the school is not clear on the difference between resident and commuter parking.
  • What the area is like
  • Which programs are offered
Tips to Succeed
  • If you're a musical theatre major, have a song and monologue prepared for fall auditions!
  • It is what you make it. You have to get out and be active in the campus life to get all Young Harris has to offer.
  • Just manage your time well, and you'll be fine.
Full-Time Faculty
68
Female Faculty
44%
Male Faculty
56%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 0%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 87%
Unknown: 0%
Average Faculty Salary
$52,501
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 30 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 30% Learned a lot of new things
  • 30% Will advance my career
  • 6% Learned a few new things
  • 3% Will help me switch careers
  • 1% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

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