Young Harris College (YHC)

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Young Harris College can be found in Young Harris, GA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 900 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1300 (25th percentile) to 1610 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Young Harris College. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the YHC average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. 54% of all those students that apply are admitted to YHC, from which 36 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall YHC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Young Harris College was reported as 53.6% in Fall 2013 with over 2,180 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • YHC SAT Scores: 1300 - 1610
  • YHC ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • YHC Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Young Harris College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of YHC is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Young Harris College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 51.1%
  • 2010-2011: 54.0%
  • 2011-2012: 58.0%
  • 2012-2013: 50.4%
  • 2013-2014: 53.6%
  • Projected YHC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 53.4%

How Does YHC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for YHC is four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Truett-McConnell College80.6%
Piedmont College61.2%
Toccoa Falls College49.4%
Brenau University78.3%
Hiwassee College58.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to YHC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math430 - 530
Writing430 - 530
Total Score1300 - 1610
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 24
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