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Colleges in Atlanta

When looking for a convenient hotel close to the universities and colleges in Atlanta, the Sheraton Suites Galleria - Atlanta is the perfect location for those short visits.  Whether you are visiting for an orientation, graduation, or anything in between, the Sheraton Suites Galleria - Atlanta warmly welcomes all guests for however short or long your stay with us is.  With so many things to do in Atlanta be sure to explore some of Atlanta's nearby attractions during your stay.     

Some of the nearby universities and colleges in Atlanta include Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Emory University, and Southern Polytechnic State University. 

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is located in the heart of midtown Atlanta, close to the many downtown Atlanta attractions.  Georgia Tech is a science and technology focused institute regularly ranked as one of the top ten public universities in the United States offering degrees in architecture, computing, engineering, science, business, and liberal arts.  The campus is a short 12 minute drive from the hotel. 

Georgia State University is located in the center of downtown Atlanta just 15 minutes from our hotel.  Georgia State is an public research university and a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. The university offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in more than 250 fields of study in its eight colleges.

Kennesaw State University is just a 16 minute drive from our hotel.  Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest university in Georgia with more than 24,600 undergraduate and graduate students representing 132 countries. KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw MountainKSU offers 80 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math.

Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta located 22 minutes away from the hotel.  The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and for being one of the Southeast's leading health care systems.   

Southern Polytechnic State University is only 10 minutes away from our hotel.  Southern Polytechnic State University is a polytechnic university focused on both theoretical understanding and applied skills.  The university offers degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, education, computing, business, engineering technology, engineering, and architecture, with each of their programs being technologically focused.

Distance from Sheraton Suites Galleria - Atlanta

  • Georgia Tech - 11.6 miles
  • Georgia State University - 12 miles
  • Kennesaw State University - 14 miles
  • Emory University - 15.8 miles
  • Southern Polytechnic State University - 5.2 miles


Georgia Tech: North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions from I-75 South:

  • Take Exit #249D (Spring Street, West Peachtree Street). 
  • At the top of the exit ramp, go through the first intersection (Spring Street). 
  • At the next intersection (West Peachtree), turn left. 
  • Continue on West Peachtree for approximately one block and turn left onto North Avenue. 
  • Cross over the interstate and Techwood Drive. 
  • On the left you will come to a large parking lot called Visitor 1 Lot. Simply pull to the gate (on the left once inside the lot) and take a ticket.

Georgia State University: 100 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Directions from I-75 South:

  • Exit at 248B (Edgewood Avenue/Auburn Avenue/John Wesley Dobbs Avenue).
  • Continue straight off the exit and go through the lights at Edgewood and Auburn Avenues. Make the next left onto John Wesley Dobbs Avenue.
  • Go through the lights at Jesse Hill Drive and Piedmont Avenue. Make a left at the next traffic light onto Courtland Street into the furthest left lane.
  • Turn left into the W-Lot and provide the parking attendant with your confirmation page.

Kennesaw State University1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Directions from I-75 North/South:

  • I-75 one exit north of Town Center Mall.
  • Take the Chastain Road Exit number 271 and turn left if northbound on I-75 (turn right if southbound).
  • Go to the third light if northbound (second if southbound) and turn right onto Kennesaw State University Drive just beyond the soccer field on your right. Continue straight for about one tenth of a mile and park in the Welcome Center lot.

Emory University: 201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322

Directions from I-75 South:

  • Take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit.
  • Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; veer left at split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right.
  • Off Ponce, turn left on Briarcliff Road.
  • Go approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road.
  • Turn right and follow North Decatur Road one mile to the Oxford Road roundabout intersection at Emory Village.
  • Enter campus through the Haygood-Hopkins Memorial Gateway.

Southern Polytechnic State University: 1100 South Marietta Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30060

Directions from I-75 North:

  • Take exit 263 (120 Loop/Southern Polytechnic).
  • Follow the west ramp towards Marietta.
  • Merge onto South Marietta Parkway.
  • Take Technology Parkway one mile on the left, which leads onto campus.