Established in 1971, Garrett College is located in the mountains of western Maryland surrounded by a four seasons natural environment. Noted for its small size and personal concern for students, the college is more a family than an institution. The serene, pastoral surroundings set the tone for the quality of institutional life, creating the relaxed,informal, and friendly style of the people who teach and learn at the college.Garrett has acquired a reputation for academic excellence. Its outstanding faculty is dedicated first and foremost to student learning. The college motto "Encouraging each to succeed....Challenging all to excel" tells it all. Each learner begins at his or her level of readiness, and then each is challenged to stretch to higher and higher levels of achievement. Classes are small, typically averaging a 1:15 faculty to student ratio. Garrett graduates are well prepared for success in their chosen careers and for successful transfer to the many institutions with which GC holds transfer articulation agreementsGarrett is especially noted for its programs related to natural resources, which have spread Garrett's reputation for excellence and innovation.
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