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As part of our liberal arts core curriculum, you’ll take classes in everything from composition to public speaking. This will make you a better, well-rounded student: one who can think critically, solve problems creatively and communicate effectively. You’ll graduate with versatile skills and employable attributes that will continually help you adapt to a changing world.
Young Harris College attracts and caters to bright students with an exclusive Honors Program. The intellectually curious can participate in deeper discussions in the classroom as well as experiential-based learning abroad. We also created two distinct programs to fit growing demand locally and globally: Outdoor Leadership and Business and Public Policy. You can learn more about these rare gems, plus see our full list of majors at yhc.edu/degrees. From biology and education to music and communication, we have your field of study covered.
There’s always a lot going on outside of the classroom—from casual club sports such as bass fishing to annual big-ticket events like Homecoming. There’s a go-getter attitude on campus so it’s natural to lead or even create your own organization. Run for a student government office, run a fundraiser with Greek Life or run around with your friends playing flag football. Your leisure time will fill up fast with whatever activities you dare to try. Other popular intramural sports: basketball, dodgeball, flag football, softball, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee.
The Mountain Lions are fierce competitors in NCAA Division II and the Peach Belt Conference. And at Young Harris College, school spirit is contagious—whether you’re on the field or cheering from the stands. You can choose from a variety of NCAA athletic teams: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and men’s and women’s tennis, plus competitive cheerleading.
Your Adventure Begins Here. Lake Chatuge is a popular vacation destination, and our rivers and streams are teeming with trout— so you can fish, swim or boat to your heart’s content.
The Mountain Lions compete on home turf with a cross country trail, a new tennis court complex and lush fields for lacrosse, soccer, baseball and softball.
Healthy living goes handin-hand with green facilities. Our new LEED-certified Recreation and Fitness Center houses a weight room, a yoga studio, a rock-climbing wall, an indoor track, a juice bar and an NCAA-regulation basketball arena.
The Village is our latest apartment-style housing for upperclassmen. This community was built to LEED standards on a rolling terrain with majestic views of the mountains.
Surrounded by the Chattahoochee, Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests, our campus is a playground for hiking, biking, horseback riding and exploring.
At 4,784 feet above sea level, Brasstown Bald is the tallest peak in Georgia. Seniors traditionally make the seven-mile climb for a mountaintop vespers service prior to graduation.
Enotah Hall is our LEED Silver–certified residence hall and crown jewel. It offers soundproof practice rooms for musicians, plus plenty of space to study or simply take in the view.
Built in 1892, the Susan B. Harris Chapel is the oldest building on campus. It’s still the heart of religious life as well as the venue for guest lectures and other special events.
Rollins Planetarium uses a state-of-the-art star simulation projector, and our nearby observatory features a special telescope housed in a 15-foot dome.
The Plaza is where students flock for BBQs, tournaments, fundraisers, outdoor concerts and other fun attractions during Welcome Week, Spring Fest and Greek Week.
THE CAMPUS Gate Art Gallery and THE Clegg Fine Arts BUILDING give local residents and students their fill of cultural enrichment: shows by nationally recognized artists, the annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, theatrical productions, musical performances and other main stage events.
apply yourself Now that you’ve learned a little about Young Harris College, you should come see it in person. Tour the campus, sit in on a class, meet with admissions and financial aid counselors, maybe even hike one of our trails. Talk to students and faculty firsthand—they’ll say coming to Young Harris College is the best decision they ever made. After you visit, we’re certain you’ll agree. Discover the value of Young Harris College at yhc.edu/calculator
Dining and shopping are just a stone’s throw away. So when your parents visit, they can take you out to eat and help you stock up on ramen noodles.
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Our Enchanted Valley is just a two-hour drive from Chattanooga or Atlanta, but worlds away from urban hustle and bustle.
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Clinton G. Hobbs ’88 Vice President for Enrollment Management P.O. Box 116 Young Harris, GA 30582
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Published on May 8, 2013
A private liberal arts institution in the beautiful mountains of northeastern Georgia, Young Harris College has the people, programs and phi...