Andrew College

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Andrew College
Andrew College Seal.jpg
The Seal of Andrew College
MottoLux et Scientia(Latin:"Light & Knowledge")
Established1854; 160 years ago (1854)
TypePrivate Junior college
Religious affiliationUnited Methodist Church
Endowment$7,000,000 (est.)
PresidentDr. David C. Seyle
Admin. staff32 (est.)
Students300 (est.)
LocationCuthbert, Georgia,, U.S.
31°46′19″N 84°47′46″W / 31.772°N 84.796°W / 31.772; -84.796
CampusSmall town, 40 acres (0.16 km²)
Former namesAndrew Female College
ColorsBlue and White
         
MascotFighting Tigers
Websiteandrewcollege.edu
Andrew College Logo.jpg
 
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Andrew College
Andrew College Seal.jpg
The Seal of Andrew College
MottoLux et Scientia(Latin:"Light & Knowledge")
Established1854; 160 years ago (1854)
TypePrivate Junior college
Religious affiliationUnited Methodist Church
Endowment$7,000,000 (est.)
PresidentDr. David C. Seyle
Admin. staff32 (est.)
Students300 (est.)
LocationCuthbert, Georgia,, U.S.
31°46′19″N 84°47′46″W / 31.772°N 84.796°W / 31.772; -84.796
CampusSmall town, 40 acres (0.16 km²)
Former namesAndrew Female College
ColorsBlue and White
         
MascotFighting Tigers
Websiteandrewcollege.edu
Andrew College Logo.jpg

Andrew College is a private, liberal arts junior college located a few blocks off the town square in Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia, United States. It is associated with The United Methodist Church and is the ninth-oldest college in Georgia.

Andrew is home to three student residence halls, a full-service dining hall, a swimming pool, tennis courts, an updated student center, and an on-campus library. The campus also houses an intramural soccer field, and an off-campus baseball field hosts the baseball team. In addition to the outdoor athletic facilities offered, students also enjoy access to a newly remodeled Jinks Physical Education Complex with racquetball courts and a weight room.

Andrew specializes in the education of freshmen and sophomores, and the College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Associate degrees. The College awards Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Music (AM), and Associate of Science (AS) degrees, and students can choose from more than 50 areas of academic study.

History[edit]

Andrew College was granted its charter as Andrew Female College by the Georgia General Assembly in 1854. At the time, it was the second oldest charter in the United States to give an educational institution the right to confer degrees upon women. It was named for Bishop James Osgood Andrew of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Old Main building

Andrew College served as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. Following in 1892 fire consumed the college, but the people of Cuthbert raised money to begin rebuilding the same year.

In 1917, Andrew became a junior college and the institution became co-educational in 1956.

Accreditation[edit]

The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Student body[edit]

There are approximately 300 students, almost all of whom live on campus. They are almost evenly divided between male and female. There are students from about ten states and ten countries.

An overwhelming majority of the College’s student body originates from Georgia, Florida and Alabama, followed by scholars from other U.S. states and international students. Half of the students from Georgia matriculate from one of the 28 counties that constitute the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the remaining in-state students come to Andrew from larger South Georgia cities such as Columbus, Macon, and Albany.

The minimum SAT scores are 460 math and 460 verbal, or the ACT equivalent, and a high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.Almost all students attend four-year colleges after graduating from Andrew College.

Athletics[edit]

Financial[edit]

Tuition & fees plus room & board total approximately $20,000 a year.

The college has an endowment of about $7,000,000.

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