University of Georgia

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School Overview

University of Georgia is commonly known as UGA, U Georgia or Georgia. It is the state’s largest, public, research university and commonly ranks among the top 200 universities globally. The main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, with others in Tifton, Griffin, Lawrenceville, and Atlanta. University of Georgia is also one of the nation’s oldest, public universities, originally founded in 1785 as the first, state-chartered school in the country.

As one of the top public institutions in the nation, the University of Georgia is designated as a Public Ivy university. It provides more than 140 academic programs across 18 schools and colleges. It is also a federal land grant, sea grant and space grant research institution, and is listed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “research university” with “very high activity.” In 2013, U.S. News & World Report listed Georgia as the 21st best public university nationwide.

The university has a vibrant campus environment. The university’s various campuses and satellites comprise roughly 40,000 acres throughout the state. The famous North Campus is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and the school’s thirteen libraries contain more than 4.5 million volumes, and one of the most extensive map collections in the U.S. There are also student research and residential campuses in Costa Rica, Italy, and at Oxford University in England.

The “Georgia Bulldogs” host one of the most competitive athletics programs in the nation. The intercollegiate sports teams play in Division 1 of the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference (SEC), of which Georgia is a founding member (1932). In more than one hundred years of competition, the Bulldogs varsity teams have won 39 national championships. The Georgia Redcoat Marching Band is among the most highly regarded marching bands in the country.

General Information

Admission Office
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Terrell Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1633
(706) 542-8776
Fax: (706) 542-1466

Contact: Nancy McDuff
Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management
Main Address
Terrell Hall
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-3000

www.uga.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 25,467
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,791
Degree-seeking undergrads: 25,150
Graduate enrollment: 7,160

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 93%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,622 $6,030 $7,530 $8,736 +16.02%
Books and Supplies $840 $900 $960 $1,030 +7.29%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,292 $7,528 $8,046 $8,460 +5.15%
Other $2,300 $2,300 $1,464 $1,510 +3.14%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $16,054 $16,758 $18,000 $19,736 +9.64%
In-state Off Campus $6,462 $6,930 $8,490 $9,766 +15.03%
In-state with Family $6,462 $6,930 $8,490 $9,766 +15.03%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,600
In-state Student Fees $1,666
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $21,504
Out-of-state Fees $1,666

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4,451 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 4,026 84% $30,330,248 $7,534
• Federal grants 635 13% $2,744,475 $4,322
• Pell grants 580 12% $2,135,058 $3,681
• Other federal grants 555 12% $609,417 $1,098
State/local government grant or scholarships 3,986 83% $24,785,000 $6,218
Institutional grants or scholarships 674 14% $2,800,773 $4,155
Student loan aid 1,485 31% $8,007,583 $5,392
• Federal student loans 1,479 31% $7,520,652 $5,085
Other student loans 51 1% $486,931 $9,548

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 6771 1556 853 126
Agriculture 199 69 20
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 33
Agricultural and Extension Education Services 23
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding 1
Agricultural Communication/Journalism 13
Agricultural Economics 25 4 4
Agronomy and Crop Science 9 2
Animal Sciences 49 14 4
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations 21 3 2
Dairy Science 2
Food Science 23 9 8
Food Technology and Processing 3
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 2
Poultry Science 16 1
Soil Science and Agronomy 7
Turf and Turfgrass Management 10
Architecture and Related Services 49 13
Landscape Architecture 49 13
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 35
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 13
Women’s Studies 22
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 549 33 57
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 46 3 6
Bioinformatics 2
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 342
Biotechnology 11
Botany/Plant Biology 1 1 7
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 16 4 4
Ecology 21 8 8
Entomology 7 5 7
Genetics 28 5
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 2
Microbiology 77 1 8
Neuroscience 5
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 3 3
Toxicology 4 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1595 401 13
Accounting 169 84
Business Administration and Management 222 254 7
Business/Commerce 12
Business/Managerial Economics 126 2 6
Fashion Merchandising 80
Finance 345
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 21
Insurance 146
International Business/Trade/Commerce 55
Management Information Systems 119
Marketing Research 21
Marketing/Marketing Management 240
Non-profit/Public/Organizational Management 19
Real Estate 81
Communication and Journalism Programs 571 41 9
Advertising 181
Broadcast Journalism 44
Journalism 139
Journalism, Other 32
Mass Communication/Media Studies 2
Public Relations/Image Management 113
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 94 9 7
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 92
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 92
Computing and Information Sciences 38 23 2
Artificial Intelligence 5
Computer Science 38 18 2
Education 425 356 103 105
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 21 19 2
Agricultural Teacher Education 24
Art Teacher Education 5
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 16 6
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 26 22
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 118 60 2 8
Education 6
Education, Other 4
Educational Leadership and Administration 32 8 7
Educational/Instructional Technology 28 3 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 3
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 33 26 9
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 10
Foreign Language Teacher Education 13 12 1
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 11
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 48 7 2 4
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 34 18 11 6
Music Teacher Education 33 16 3 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 5 2
Reading Teacher Education 6 6 8
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 11 15 2 5
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 2
Social Studies Teacher Education 51 25 2 1
Special Education and Teaching 31 12 3 4
Technical Teacher Education 18 20 14 10
Engineering 28 3 2
Agricultural Engineering 19 2
Biological/Biosystems Engineering 9 3
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 188 15 14
Creative Writing 5
English Language and Literature 188 10 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 272 32 9
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 1
Arabic Language and Literature 1
Chinese Language and Literature 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Comparative Literature 20 3 1
French Language and Literature 25 4
German Language and Literature 16 5
Italian Language and Literature 7
Japanese Language and Literature 13
Latin Language and Literature 14 5
Linguistics 23 4 6
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 18 3 2
Russian Language and Literature 6
Spanish Language and Literature 125 5
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 165 74 231 1
Communication Sciences and Disorders 38 20 1 1
Dietetics/Dietitian 42
Environmental Health 18 2
Music Therapy/Therapist 1
Pharmacy 122
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 5 7
Public Health Education and Promotion 66 1
Public Health 35 2
Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine 2
Veterinary Infectious Diseases 3 4
Veterinary Medicine 92
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology 1 1
Veterinary Physiology 1
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences 6
History 183 3 9
History 183 3 9
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 54
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 54
Human Services 47 203 15
Public Administration 61 5
Social Work 47 142 10
Legal and Law Studies 23 223
Advanced Legal Research/Studies 23
Law 223
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 10
Mathematics and Statistics 53 19 11
Mathematics 43 2 5
Statistics 10 17 6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 122 18
Biological and Physical Sciences 78
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 15
Cognitive Science 15
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis 5
Historic Preservation and Conservation 13
Nutrition Sciences 14
Natural Resources and Conservation 79 29 13
Environmental Science 12
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 3
Forest Sciences and Biology 19 13
Forestry 24
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism 12
Natural Resources/Conservation 10
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 28
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 187 43 5
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 23
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 82 35 4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 23 8 1
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 59
Physical Sciences 47 11 38
Astronomy 3
Chemistry 31 5 24
Environmental Chemistry 3
Geology and Earth Science 7 5 4
Physics 3 1 10
Psychology 394 46 30 20
Counseling Psychology 9
Educational Psychology 2 21 6 20
Psychology 392 25 15
Social Sciences 694 28 24
Anthropology 52 8
Economics 70
Geography 33 10 3
International Relations and Affairs 216
Political Science and Government 199 14 9
Sociology 124 4 4
Visual and Performing Arts 314 42 19
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 33 2
Art/Art Studies 180 16 1
Dance 8
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 36 6
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 14
Fine/Studio Arts 9
Music Performance 22
Music Theory and Composition 4
Music 8 18 18
Work and Family Studies 381 31 6
Apparel and Textiles 8
Child Development 143 2 2
Consumer Economics 83
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication 20
Family Resource Management Studies 30
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 5 16 1
Housing and Human Environments 100 5 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Communications B
Agricultural Economics B
Agriculture – General B
Animal Sciences B
Dairy Science B
Environmental Resource Science B
Food Science B
Horticultural Services B
Poultry Science B
Turf Management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies C
African-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B
Music Business C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B
Botany B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Ecology B
Entomology B
Genetics B
Microbiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
Insurance/Risk Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Office information system B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B,C

Education

Agricultural Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Agricultural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Consumer Economics B
Family Resource Management Studies B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Housing Studies B
Human Sciences Communication B

Foreign Language & Literature

Arabic B
Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Japanese B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Romance Languages B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Environmental Health B
Medical Dietetics B
Music Therapy B
Public Health Education B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Cognitive Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Fishing/Fisheries B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Environmental chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Educational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Georgia Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(706) 542-3000
Website:www.uga.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www2.admissions.uga.edu/access
Address:Administration Building, Athens, GA 30602
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:36,574
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):82%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:33,791 (92% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$11,634
Out-of-state Tuition:$29,844
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$10,350

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Georgia Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Georgia.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences512127
Architecture and Related Services12
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies73
Biological and Biomedical Sciences81214
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41162
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2622
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1131
Education14122015
Engineering652
English Language and Literature/Letters1111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences644
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1383
Health Professions and Related Programs8778
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Legal Professions and Studies12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics232
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies441
Natural Resources and Conservation6422
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies412
Philosophy and Religious Studies211
Physical Sciences1534
Psychology3133
Public Administration and Social Service Professions122
Social Sciences3654
Visual and Performing Arts1943
Grand total6312811183

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Georgia.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education217
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs22
Psychology11
Grand total5215

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Georgia and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,634
Out-of-state$29,844
Books and supplies$1,006

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,762
Out-of-state$26,360

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid4,98495%
Grant or scholarship aid4,70590%$10,350
Student loan aid1,79234%$5,925

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid22,58382%$9,344
Federal student loans10,04336%$6,638

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Georgia. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Georgia students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants22,6949,03313,661
Percent admitted100%51%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%24%24%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Georgia Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment36,574
Undergraduate enrollment27,951
Graduate enrollment8,623

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Georgia Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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