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Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Rome is the largest city and the county seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States. It is the principal city of the Rome, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area, population 96,250 (2009), which encompasses all of Floyd County. At the 2010 census, the city itself had a total population of 36,303, and is the largest city in Northwest Georgia and the 19th largest city in the state.

Although no Interstate highway passes through Rome, it is the second largest city, after Gadsden, Alabama, near the center of the triangular area defined by the Interstate highways between Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga, which contributes to its importance as a regional center in several areas, such as medical care and education. Rome is the home of Darlington School, Berry College and Shorter University.

Rome's name is a commemoration of the Italian city of Rome. Rome, Georgia, was built on seven hills with a river running between them, a feature that was an inspiration for the name. This connection is emphasized by a replica of the statue of Romulus and Remus nursing from a mother wolf, a symbol of the original Rome, which was a 1929 gift from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

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Schools in and around Rome, GA

Name
Berry College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $25,890 average out-state tuition; $25,890 average in-state tuition
Shorter University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,500 average out-state tuition; $17,500 average in-state tuition
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,600 average out-state tuition; $1,800 average in-state tuition
Georgia Highlands College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,538 average out-state tuition; $1,976 average in-state tuition
Reinhardt University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,500 average out-state tuition; $17,500 average in-state tuition
Vogue Beauty School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Dalton State College
Four or more years; Public; $10,258 average out-state tuition; $2,776 average in-state tuition

Rome, GA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017