Georgia Perimeter College

1,445 reviews
  1. Decatur, GA
  2. 2 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    B+
Georgia Perimeter College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
3251 Panthersville Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$6,090/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,454/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,199/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,142/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,353/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,600/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.215 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.191 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.191 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,987Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After Georgia Perimeter College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
7%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Reviews

1,445 reviews
  • Excellent
    223
  • Very Good
    466
  • Average
    618
  • Poor
    93
  • Terrible
    45
I have attended GPC at Dunwoody for almost three semesters now as a Dual-Enrollment student. I am proud to say that the quality of faculty, curriculum, and facilities Perimeter provides has thoroughly impressed me. The class registration process is painless, and counselors are easily accessible. It is imperative that students register early though, because classes full up fast, as does the line for financial aid. The professors and curriculum are the heart of the college, and most every instructor I've encountered poured their hearts into every detail of our 75 minutes together. The incredibly diverse range of professors are typically doctors themselves, life-long learners and active members of their field of study. They are all so genuinely interested in the subjects they teach, and just as interested in how students are coming along in his or her courses. Dr. John Redmond, departmental head of the social sciences, brought in a human brain for our anthropology class to observe, courtesy of Emory University, the prestigious medical complex where he'd previously been employed. Another professor, Katherine Perrotta, eats, breathes, and sleeps history! But don't take my word for it, one glance at the gleam in her eye when she teaches tells it so. Her passion for the past reminds me that I can indeed make a career of what I love. Perhaps the most inspiring intellectual experience of all was the time that English department head Dr. Jason Dew shared with my freshman English class that's he'd put some of our ideas on par with those his masters program class had shared with him earlier in his busy week. I wasn't only flattered, but fueled for the future of my academic career. On a technical note, the instructor's office hours are often and the course load is very light. I recommend Georgia Perimeter at Dunwoody by all accounts, and wouldn't trade my experience for any other.
  • College Junior
  • Sep 16 2013
Nearly all of the professors I have had at this college have been amazing. Because I am an English major, I really appreciate the English professors, and each one I have had has been phenomenal. The professors there all seem to be very passionate about their work and take their job very seriously. I am in the honors program, which means that the class sizes are surprisingly small. Though I felt odd about this at first, reminding me too much of high school, I later came to appreciate it since it allows for such great one on one time with the professors. Each professor seems to have a different style of teaching, but I have not really had a problem with any of them!
  • College Senior
  • June 8 2015
I was able to have classes according to the specific times during the week that best suited my schedule. The only frustrations I've had is when a professor only taught one or two classes daily and those classes ran out of open slots, so I didn't have the chance to register for those classes. I had to settle with different professors who were really difficult to deal with (only a few like this). I haven't tried transferring credits yet, but hope to do so this summer!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago