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. About a thousand students are enrolled at YHC.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 950 (25th percentile) to 1130 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 23 (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 2.89 - 3.18. 65% of all those students that apply are admitted to YHC, from which 28 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall YHC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Young Harris College was reported as 64.7% in Fall 2020 with over 1,490 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 ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • YHC Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Young Harris College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 55.0%
  • 2017-2018: 52.5%
  • 2018-2019: 63.6%
  • 2019-2020: 64.7%
  • Projected YHC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 56.6%

How Does YHC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for YHC is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Truett-McConnell College94.1%
Piedmont College54.0%
Toccoa Falls College59.8%
Brenau University57.5%
Tennessee Wesleyan College61.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to YHC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math460 - 550
Total Score950 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 22
Composite Score18 - 23
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