The Clarkston Campus is one of the most culturally diverse in the University System of Georgia, with students from more than 150 countries. The campus originally opened as DeKalb College in 1964 and quickly established itself as a community gem. Today, Clarkston is home to the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra and The Chattahoochee Review, a nationally recognized literary magazine. The campus also is noted for its top-tier academic offerings in nursing, fine arts and sign language interpreting, in addition to strong engineering, science and math programs from which students transfer to some of the nation’s most competitive universities. Clarkston Campus also serves as a cultural hub for the community around it, offering art exhibits, concerts, theatrical productions and other programs open to the public.
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College at the Clarkston Campus serves the dual enrollment, international, online, transfer, and associate degree .
We offer a strong Honors program. Many home-schooled and transient students choose Perimeter College also.
Each campus contains free parking areas for students, faculty, staff and visitors, but permits are required, and regulations apply. Permits are available free of charge from the Public Safety office on each campus during regular business hours.
The Clarkston Campus is located approximately 10 miles east of Atlanta, just north of Ga. 10/Memorial Drive.
- Take I-285 to Exit 41 (GA-10/Memorial Drive).
- Turn onto GA-10/Memorial Drive and travel east toward Stone Mountain.
- Proceed on GA-10/Memorial Drive for approximately 0.5 miles.
- Turn left onto N. Indian Creek Drive. (Collingswood Drive is to your right.)
- Continue on N. Indian Creek Drive for approximately 0.5 miles.
- Clarkston Campus at 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston is on your right.
- Building CI and Office of Public Safety are on your left.