Today, North Georgia's approximate 5,600-member student body is about 41 percent male and 59 percent female. Twenty-eight percent of the students live in campus residence halls, while 72 percent commute from nearby hometowns. Full-time students who have not earned 60 semester hours must live on campus. Students may live off-campus if they live with and commute daily from the permanent legal residence of parents(s) or grandparents(s) within Banks, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union or White counties; are married or divorced; are 21 years of age or older; have already lived on campus for four semesters; or have completed two years of successful active military service.
North Georgia's excellence is evident in the accomplishments of its students, who regularly post among the highest college admission test scores and maintain one of the highest graduation rates among four-year state universities in the University System of Georgia.