Located in the Atlanta metro area, the city of Marietta offers students of Marietta colleges and universities the opportunities and amenities of a large city, with the social life of a college town. Students enjoy Glover Park, located in the historic town square. Nature lovers can enjoy Marietta's four welcoming seasons, including mild winters. As Marietta's population increases, so do local careers for students after graduation.
Potential students of Marietta colleges and universities can choose between specialized schools offering focused vocational and technical training. Three schools make up Marietta colleges and universities, and over 20,000 students are enrolled in over 90 programs of study. Southern Polytechnic State University is one of the city's largest schools, as well as Life University, which specializes in chiropractic education.