About Reinhardt University
Since its founding in 1883, Reinhardt has focused on meeting student needs one person at a time.
This personalized education approach is best provided in small classes by talented professors who challenge with care. And, as Cherokee County's only institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, Reinhardt has long been a popular resource for young people from the bordering counties of Bartow, Cobb, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon and Pickens. As the institution has grown, it has also remained committed to providing a quality education at an affordable price.
Students find Reinhardt’s academic programs engaging, challenging and relevant - an investment that yields positive returns to their personal and professional lives. Graduates who take full advantage of Reinhardt’s opportunities enter their chosen profession with the richness of a broad, liberal arts education coupled with specific professional preparation through participation in engaging classroom experiences, co-curricular enrichment opportunities, challenging research projects, rewarding service initiatives, exciting internships, and life-transforming studies abroad.
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Choose from more than 40 areas of study
Reinhardt students can choose from four graduate programs or 40+ undergraduate programs of study which range from business, education and music to political science, theater and digital art. In addition, Reinhardt's Public Safety Institute includes a Police Academy which offers P.O.S.T. Basic Peace Officer Certification and 15 credit hours towards an associate degree in criminal justice and other public-safety related programs.
Benefit from Programs Designed for Working Adults and Graduate Students
For those seeking to finish a degree or advance professionally, Reinhardt's adult and degree completion programs have been designed with you in mind. You'll enjoy learning information and skills you can apply immediately, as well as convenient classes, simplified registration and professors with extensive real world experience. The master of business administration addresses a broad base of skills and allows students to immediately put theory into action in an individualized, hands-on program. The master of arts in teaching in early childhood education offers students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education the opportunity to attend a high quality evening program and earn a graduate degree in early childhood education and initial certification. A master’s degree in public administration started in fall of 2013. Our newest graduate program, the master of fine arts in creative writing, is in its second successful year. Several of Reinhardt's degree completion programs are offered online; they offer students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in healthcare administration or criminal justice.
Come for a visit
The best way to evaluate Reinhardt is to see it for yourself. The admissions office offers on the Waleska Campus Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Special senior preview days, called Experience Reinhardt or Spring Visitation Day, are held on selected Saturdays in the fall and spring, or you can come for a weekday tour. For a reservation, please call 770-720-5526 or make an online reservation at www./visit.
"Reinhardt changed my life"
Talk with Reinhardt alumni and what you'll hear is ... "Reinhardt changed my life."
Reinhardt students, no matter their age or stage in life, are encouraged to develop socially, personally, spiritually, morally and physically. Reinhardt administrators are fond of saying, "How you live your life is even more important than what you do for a living." As a result, , intramurals, residential life, student clubs and organizations, religious activities, service projects, leadership opportunities, recreational clubs, internships, study abroad programs and student work responsibilities provide rich experiences that supplement classroom instruction.
Reinhardt's main campus is located in Waleska, a 525-acre residential main campus in the foothills of northwestern Cherokee County, just 45 minutes from Atlanta and 80 minutes from Chattanooga. Selected programs are offered in Woodstock, GA.