Colleges located in Atlanta, Georgia, include Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Spelman College. Emory and Spelman are both private institutions, while Georgia State and Georgia Institute of Technology are public universities.
Emory University is located near downtown. It contains nine schools and colleges and is known internationally for its academic rigor and liberal arts education.
Also located downtown, Georgia State was founded in 1913. It offers more than 200 major and minor areas of study.
Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, was founded in 1885. It is one of the nation's top research universities. In addition to outstanding academics, the school also enjoys a competitive reputation in Division I sports.
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is the oldest black college for women in the nation. Spelman, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine form the Atlanta University Center Consortium.