Alpharetta Campus is popular for students interested in business and in Dual Enrollment, a program that allows high school students to attend college and high school simultaneously. Science-minded students also find a welcome home on Alpharetta Campus, where Perimeter College offers physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, upper-level math and computer science classes and labs. A multi-million-dollar wing of biology and chemistry labs on the campus is preparing students for work in the Alpharetta and north Fulton County growing science and technology industries.
“IT’S A VERY TIGHT-KNIT CAMPUS. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS APPROACHABLE, AND IT’S EASY TO GET TO KNOW PEOPLE WELL. IT’S A SMALL FRIENDLY CAMPUS WHERE IT’S EASY TO MAKE A FRIEND AND BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH PROFESSORS.”
Perimeter College’s Clarkston Campus is located in what’s referred to as “the most diverse square mile in America.” Although the city of Clarkston is small in size, it is home to an extensive mix of residents representing 40 nationalities and 60 languages. More than one-third are international refugees. This same diversity is reflected in the Perimeter College student population, which is one of the most multicultural campuses in the University System of Georgia. The campus originally opened as DeKalb College in 1964 and quickly established itself as a community gem.
“THERE IS MORE THAN JUST HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION ON THE CLARKSTON CAMPUS. THERE’S THE BEAUTY AND POWER FOUND IN MULTICULTURALISM AND THE FRIENDLY AND TRUSTWORTHY STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS WHO’VE HELPED TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN ME.”
The Decatur Campus’ rolling, landscaped lawns, miles of sidewalks and pedestrian nature trail make it a draw for students and nearby residents alike. Established in 1972, the campus serves students from south DeKalb County, southeast Atlanta and surrounding areas. Decatur Campus offers a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resource and Study Center, which enables students to receive peer-led tutorials and additional faculty-led instruction. Students can relax and unwind at the campus’s newly renovated gym and fitness center, which include an indoor swimming pool.
“I APPRECIATE THE INTIMACY OF THE CLASS SIZES. IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE MY PROFESSORS RECOGNIZE AND REFER TO ME ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS!”
– KAYE ODWIN, JOURNALISM
Garden Promotes Learning, Community and Self-Sufficiency
The Dunwoody Campus sits on 100 acres in a residential area of north DeKalb County, where the college has developed a strong reputation as a community partner and institution for higher learning. About 10 miles north of Atlanta, the campus boasts a culturally diverse student body and vibrant student life activities, including the annual, well-attended international festival. Dunwoody is recognized for the highly-regarded dental hygiene program. In addition, the Dunwoody Campus Observatory is an attraction for astronomy students and the local residents who enjoy night sky viewing.
“THERE’S A LOT THAT HAPPENS ON THE DUNWOODY CAMPUS, SO IT’S EASY TO FIND A CLUB RELATING TO ONE OF YOUR INTERESTS AND GET INVOLVED. THE STUDENTS HERE ARE GREAT; YOU CAN MEET ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND MAKE FRIENDS FAST.”
Perimeter College opened its campus in Newton County in 2007 with a warm reception from residents living in the eight southeast metropolitan Atlanta counties that it serves. The campus sits on a 100-acre property generously donated from the Arnold Fund about 40 miles east of Georgia State’s Atlanta Campus. Highlights for Perimeter College in Newton include an engaging student life program with a wide array of activities and increasing involvement in the local community from students and faculty.
“I REALLY ENJOY THAT IN EVERY OFFICE ON CAMPUS THERE ARE SO MANY NICE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALWAYS SO UPBEAT AND POSITIVE. IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE THROUGHOUT THE DAY.”