CollegeRanker.com has listed Brunswick in “Top 50 Best College Towns”. The editorial described Brunswick as a beautiful coastal city, and the home of the College of Coastal Georgia.
It went on to describe Brunswick as a larger city, but thanks to its coastal location has a very resort-like feel. The city is located just minutes from St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, both part of the Georgia barrier islands. In Brunswick, there is plenty to do including a great arts alliance and community theater program.
First Fridays, it said, are a tradition in downtown Brunswick where shops and restaurants have open houses with food samples and live entertainment. The city is located halfway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, about an hour from each. Major employers in the area are the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Southeast Georgia Health System. The College of Coastal Georgia only recently became
a four-year college, having been converted from a two-year community college. Due to the local geography of saltmarshes and pristine beaches,
CCGA offers a fantastic Coastal Ecology baccalaureate program. Other great programs at CCGA include biology, nursing, education, and business.