The College of Coastal Georgia is located in the small city of Brunswick, Georgia. Located near the southeastern coastline of Georgia, the college offers a number of academic programs for students. It is the most recent college facility in the state of Georgia, and is the fastest growing college in the Georgia University System. About 3,000 students are enrolled at any one time.
The college offers nine bachelor degree and nearly 50 associates degree programs. Bachelor degree programs are available to students in business administration, biological sciences, health, and nursing and also offers education preparation in addition to bachelor degree programs. Some of the associate degree programs include chemistry, agricultural economics, fisheries and aquaculture, forestry, dental hygiene, political science, nursing, nursing, hospitality management and criminal justice.
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Students must apply to school at least thirty days before the school semester begins. Students also need to send transcripts or GED test scores to the admissions office as part of the admissions process. Georgia requires that all students must show proof of immunizations prior to the start of the school semester.
There are mandatory minimums on standardized tests for admission. A score of 430 SAT Critical Reading score must be met, or a 17 ACT score on English. If the minimum requirements are not met, the student will need to complete a COMPASS Placement Test.
About 80 percent of students receive some sort of financial aid. The college also offers scholarships. The College of Coastal Georgia Foundation offers 50 scholarships per year with a $1,000 award to students. The college also features a number of endowed scholarships in different areas of study. The Lucas Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the entrepreneurship program. Florida residents are eligible for the Ajax Building scholarship. Nursing students are eligible for the Bloodworth Nursing Scholarship with a 3.0 GPA. Students who score more than 1,000 on the SAT are eligible for the Dunn Endowment Scholarship.
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The college has a bookstore, commons areas for students to gather and a number of coffee shops. Students may opt to use the student fitness health center, play a game on one of the tennis courts, or enjoy a movie. All students are encouraged to take a tour of the campus, including the newly renovated residential hall.
There are a number of clubs and organizations on campus. Student organizations include Mariner Athletics, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Brunswick Association of Nursing Students, Biology Club, Mariner’s Log Newspaper, Minority Academic Social Development Association, International Association, Golden Isles Arts and humanities Association, Non-Traditional Sports Group, Phi Theta Kappa, Soccer Club, Radiologic Technology Club, student Government Association, and Torchbearer’s Club. The student clubs and organizations are run by the Office of Student Life.
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Teams participate in the National Junior Colleges Athletics Association (NJCAA). The men’s athletic teams are widely known as the “Mariners” and the women’s athletic teams are known as the “Lady Mariners”. Students can choose from basketball, golf, tennis, volleyball and softball.
The college is accredited by a number of agencies. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools allows the school to grant degrees. Individual programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, the National League for Nursing – Accrediting Commission, the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.
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