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Reinhardts emphasis is on personalized education, best provided in small classes by talented professors who challenge and care about their students. As the only institution of higher education founded in Cherokee County, Reinhardt has long been a popular higher educational resource for young people from Cherokee, Bartow, Cobb, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton and Pickens counties, and as the institution added undergraduate programs, graduate programs and changed its name to University, its sphere of influence has continued to expand across the state, the region and the world.
The Burgess Administration Building is one of Reinhardts most recognized buildings. The Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center holds some 131,000 books, periodicals and audiovisual materials. Other buildings at Reinhardt include the Falany Performing Arts Center, which houses the universitys music and communication programs and performance space, the Fincher Visual Arts Center, and the Brown Athletic Center. Students reside in eight residence halls and two apartment-style buildings. The Hasty Student Life Center opened in May 2007 and houses the bookstore, student activities, residence life, counseling, career services, campus ministry and student affairs. The campus is also home to the Funk Heritage Center, Georgias Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center. The Center features contemporary Native American art, exhibits on Native American culture, an extensive collection of hand tools, and a recreated Appalachian settlement village. Reinhardts campus is known for its natural beauty. The artificial spring-fed Lake Mullenix provides a setting for relaxation and instruction, and Reinhardts recently renovated Burgess Arboretum comprises one of the finest and most varied collections of plants on the Eastern seaboard.
In the fall of 2014, Reinhardt welcomed 1,428 students, of which 94 percent were undergraduate. 89 percent were full-time. Reinhardts student body is 48 percent female and 52 percent male. The student to faculty ratio is 17:1. Average class size is 12.