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Welcome to Reinhardt University in Cherokee County, Georgia, where the Atlanta metro meets the mountains. Located on 525 acres in charming Waleska, GA, our campus community is where diverse talents, excellent education, arts and culture, and the beauty of the outdoors connect.

With over 50 degree and program options, you can discover your passions, share your strengths, and learn alongside our community of learners and smart, supportive faculty and staff.

We’re proud to be the top choice for students in our county and beyond. RU is highly ranked as a Best Value School in Regional Colleges South by U.S. News and World Report and ranked in the top 10 as the Best Online Colleges in Georgia by College Consensus.

What Makes Reinhardt University Unique?

Our mission is to educate your whole self with challenge and care as you do the real work for the good life. We accomplish this mission through:

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A Well-Rounded Education

When you graduate, you’ll leave with more than just a degree. You’ll have a well-rounded education covering a wide range of subjects and the professional skills you’ll need for your future career. At Reinhardt, we prepare you for more than just a job. We prepare you for life.

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Supportive, Caring Faculty and Staff

We believe in giving each student the attention they deserve, so we keep our classes small. Our professors are not just teachers but mentors who will challenge you to do your best while caring about your progress. And we have helpful staff to guide and support you during your path at Reinhardt—from admissions to career search.


Affordable Value

As we continue to grow, we stay true to our promise of providing an affordable, high-quality education. Our financial aid counselors seek to help you get the maximum aid you qualify for through loans, scholarships, and grants. Almost all RU students receive financial aid.


Real-World Experiences

At Reinhardt, you’ll be engaged, challenged, and able to apply what you learn to real-world situations, making your education relevant and rewarding. Beyond exciting hands-on educational experiences, we have multiple clubs and organizations, community service, internships, fitness and recreation, arts and culture, and even study abroad programs.

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Rich Arts and Culture

From awe-inspiring performances at the Falany Performing Arts Center to thought-provoking exhibits and interpretive tours at the Funk Heritage Center, there’s always something to nurture your spirit and broaden your mind.

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What Alumni Say about Reinhardt

With over 13K alumni strong, you’ll have the chance to build personal connections during your journey at Reinhardt and beyond.

“What I remember most fondly are the professors. They were kind and really cared about your success. You weren’t just a number or just a student to them. To this day, that is what is most special to me about Reinhardt.”

Randy Gravely
President and CEO of Tri-State Communications and Enjoy Magazine, Inc.
Associate Degree in Education, Class of ’95

“I am grateful for all the support from Reinhardt University’s Executive Command and Leadership program, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, and my family … through hard work, dedication, and a strong academic foundation, I now manage an entire unit of highly skilled professionals who continue to provide valuable intelligence and keep Cherokee County the great county that it is.”

Lindsay Harris
Intelligence Unit Manager at the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
Master of Public Administration, Class of ’23

“When you grow up in an insecure environment, you look for security, and that happened to be at Reinhardt. All of the success that I have experienced is at least in part due to the confidence I gained by going to Reinhardt.”

Michael Vavases
Engineering Manager and Vocal Performer
Vocal Performance Major, Class of ’19

Start Your Reinhardt Journey

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Upcoming Events

Jun 17, 2024 – Jun 20, 2024

FCA Cheer Camp

Jun 23, 2024 – Jun 27, 2024

Athena Music and Leadership Camp