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Transformation is at the heart of a liberal arts education. Studies show, and employers agree, that this well-rounded approach enhances analytical aptitude and adaptability. You'll find that to be true at LaGrange College, where you'll gain a broader, deeper knowledge of many subject areas, along with practical skills – providing flexibility in your career choices. 

Since our founding in 1831, LaGrange College has offered a beautiful, intimate setting.  Here, you'll be part of a close-knit, supportive community as you begin your journey toward self-discovery. With a student/professor ratio of 11-to-1 and intentionally small class sizes, you'll receive the personal attention you need to excel academically, socially, physically and spiritually.   

Browse our website and discover for yourself why LaGrange College may be right for you.  Then bring your family or friends to one of our daylong events or just a quick visit. Take a tour of campus, meet students and faculty, and sit in on a class.  

Once you get to know us, you'll understand why transformations happen here. 

Quick Facts 

  • Founded : 1831; the oldest private college in Georgia
  • Location : LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000)— 60 miles SW of Atlanta on I-85
  • Affiliation : The United Methodist Church
  • Enrollment : More than 1,000 students, representing 21 states and 5 foreign countries
  • Student-Faculty Ratio : 11-1; classes average 12 students
  • Academic Programs : More than 70 academic and pre-professional programs
  • Recognition: Ranked No. 5 among 122 Southern colleges and a “best value” by U.S. News & World Report. Also recognized for undergraduate teaching (4th) and social mobility (23rd).
  • Athletics : Member of NCAA Division III in 18 athletic programs, including football
  • Student Organizations : 50+ student clubs and organizations
  • Financial Aid : 99 percent of students receive financial assistance; more than $23 million awarded annually
  • Accreditation  LaGrange College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees as well as the educational specialist degree. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of LaGrange College.

Complaints that are not successfully resolved by following the College’s grievance procedures may be filed with SACSCOC or the appropriate state agency. The following links will direct you to the proper complaint form or to the website of the agency authorized to receive complaints:

Public Complaint Policy and Complaint Form (SACSCOC)
State Authorization to Operate in Georgia
State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission Public Complaint Form

LaGrange College Promise

Wherever you start, whatever your dream, we promise you respect, challenge, inspiration and support as you work to achieve your potential for success in life and career.

Mission Statement

LaGrange College challenges the minds and inspires the souls of its students. Founded in 1831 and committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its Wesleyan and liberal arts traditions, the college supports students in their search for truth. An ethical and caring community that values excellence, service, civility, diversity and inclusion, LaGrange College prepares students to become successful, responsible citizens who aspire to lives of integrity and moral courage.

Vision Statement

LaGrange College will be distinguished as a college that transforms the lives of its students and its communities.