University of Georgia UGAThe University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, is the oldest and largest school in Georgia. Founded in 1785, the university was the first public, state-supported school in the country. The urban setting, on 750 acres of land, caters nearly 28,000 undergrad and 9,000 postgraduate students. The school is both a land and sea grant university, and conducts a high amount of research. It has well-known graduate programs through the College of Education and the Law School. The university also has Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), which is the official officer training and commissioning program. It was founded in 1801, and is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country.

UGA admissionsThere are more than 140 degree programs available at UGA. The most popular majors are psychology; biology/biological sciences; finance; marketing/marketing management; and English language and literature. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1, and about 46% of classes have less than 20 students. About 2,000 (or 6%) of students participate in one of the 100 study abroad programs available as part of the undergraduate program. UGA is one of the top five schools with students enrolling in programs abroad in over 50 various countries.

University of GeorgiaWith over 600 clubs, UGA students can participate in a wide variety of organizations. There is a very active Greek presence, with more than 60 chapters on campus. About 20% of men are affiliated with a fraternity and 31% of women are affiliated with a sorority. A unique aspect of the Greek organization is the school’s secret society called the Order of the Greek Horsemen, which consists of about five specially selected fraternity men each year. The women have a secret society as well called the Trust of the Pearl. Some popular student organizations include charity groups like UGA Heroes, UGA Habitat for Humanity, UGA Miracle, and UGA Relay for Life.

UGA athleticsThe location of the campus has been named one of the ‘best sports towns’ in the US by ESPN, so the sports scene is very active. The Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC). Other popular sports include women’s gymnastics, women’s equestrian, baseball, tennis, golf, and women’s swimming and diving. The long history and traditions of the University of Georgia provide undergrad and graduate students with a unique educational experience.


Acceptance Rate

UGA admission rate

Average GPA and Class Standing

UGA average GPA and top 10% in high school

SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

UGA SAT score

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

U Georgia ACT test score

Admissions Information

Freshmen Admissions
Number of 2017 (Class of 2021) applicants: “nearly 24,500”
Enrolled: “more than 5,800”
Yield: 44.4%
Acceptance rate: 53.9%

Transfer Admissions
Number of transfer applicants: 2,355
Transfer applicants enrolled: 1,247
Transfer acceptance rate: 70.6%

Average GPA: 4.0
Top 10% of High School: 55%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Critical Reading: 570-670
SAT Math: 570-670
SAT Writing: 560-660
SAT Essay: 6-8

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 26-31
ACT English: 26-33
ACT Math: 25-30

Standardized Test Requirements

UGA requires the SAT/ACT SAT/ACT required

UGA does not require the writing portion Writing portion not required

University of Georgia recommends the SAT subject tests SAT Subject Tests recommended

Score Card

Graduation Rates

University of Georgia graduation rate

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

Salary After Attending

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 66%
6 years: 85%

Transferred to another school: 7%
Loan default rate: 2.2%
Total Rhodes Scholars: 24
Salary after attending: $48,500

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 19
Robberies: 5
Aggravated assaults: 4
Burglaries: 46
Car thefts: 5

Financial Aid

Total Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

UGA financial aid

Average In State Net Price By Income

Additional Information

In-state tuition, room and board (2018-2019): $19,590

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (2018-2019)
In-state: $26,688
Out-of-state: $45,762

Net Cost (in-state)

By income
$0 to $30,000: $9,168
$30,001 to $48,000: $11,562
$48,001 to $75,000: $14,556
$75,001 to $110,000: $16,305
$110,001 and more: $16,319

Student Body

Student Residence

UGA student body

Undergraduate Class Sizes

UGA undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Women: 57%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 45%
20 to 39: 37%
40 to 99: 13%
100+: 5%

Student Population
Total: 36,574
Undergraduate: 27,951

Student Residence
In State: 87%
Out of State: 11%
International: 2%

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This page was last updated in May 2018.