About Us

Transformation is at the heart of a liberal arts education. Studies show, and employers agree, that this well-rounded approach enhances analytical aptitude and adaptability. You'll find that to be true at LaGrange College, where you'll gain a broader, deeper knowledge of many subject areas, along with practical skills – providing flexibility in your career choices.

Since our founding in 1831, LaGrange College has offered a beautiful, intimate setting.  Here, you'll be part of a close-knit, supportive community as you begin your journey toward self-discovery. With a student/professor ratio of 11-to-1 and intentionally small class sizes, you'll receive the personal attention you need to excel academically, socially, physically and spiritually.  

Browse our website and discover for yourself why LaGrange College may be right for you.  Then bring your family or friends to one of our daylong events or just a quick visit. Take a tour of campus, meet students and faculty, and sit in on a class. 

Once you get to know us, you'll understand why transformations happen here.

Quick Facts

  • Founded : 1831; the oldest private college in Georgia
  • Location : LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000)— 60 miles SW of Atlanta on I-85
  • Affiliation : The United Methodist Church
  • Enrollment : More than 1,000 students, representing 21 states and 5 foreign countries
  • Student-Faculty Ratio : 12-1; classes average 12 students
  • Academic Programs : More than 70 academic and pre-professional programs
  • The Arts : The College is renowned for its offerings in drama, music and art
  • Athletics : Member of NCAA Division III in 16 athletic programs, including football
  • Student Organizations : 50+ student clubs and organizations
  • Financial Aid : 98 percent of students receive financial assistance; more than $23 million awarded annually
  • Accreditation LaGrange College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees as well as the educational specialist degree. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of LaGrange College.

Transforming Lives

President Dan McAlexander
Dan McAlexander

"LaGrange College will be distinguished as a college that transforms the lives of its students and its communities." This bold vision statement captures the essence of the LaGrange College experience.

Transformation is, after all, inevitable when faculty and staff devote their lives to challenging and inspiring students through rigorous academic study, an enriching campus life experience and active engagement with their community. Every day I am inspired by the stories of student transformation that I hear and see on our campus. You can see video profiles of some of those students here.

As we work to prepare men and women to become successful, responsible citizens in an increasingly interconnected world, we also are transforming this institution. Our new Study-Away Commitment assures all entering freshmen a broader experience of their world by guaranteeing them a study-away experience in their junior or senior years, regardless of their financial capacity.

Our new Servant Scholars program will encourage our most motivated students to study, and to serve, their community as part of a residential learning/living experience housed in a historic, beautifully restored apartment building midway between campus and downtown. We aim to transform both their lives and our community.

Transformation —challenging, inspiring, exciting. That is what you'll find here at LaGrange College.

Dr. Dan McAlexander
LaGrange College President