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University of Georgia Admissions Information

University of Georgia
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The University of Georgia is a public research university in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1785, it is the first state-chartered university in the United States. It is also one of the Georgia’s largest public universities. The University’s sixteen colleges and schools offer a wide range of academic programs, such as Business Administration, Environmental Studies, Mass Communication, Education, and Public Health. Twenty-two University of Georgia students have been named Rhodes Scholars; their ranks include American physicist Eugene T. Booth and American psychiatrist Hervey M. Cleckley.

The University of Georgia has almost 600 registered student organizations and offers a variety of athletic programs, including basketball, diving, fencing, and football. Located just 70 miles from Atlanta, Athens is known as one of the best college towns in America. University of Georgia students enjoy the town’s rich culture and history, as well as its thriving music and arts scene.



Basic Info

Main Address: Terrell Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Number: (706) 542-3000  
Website: www.uga.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research Institution  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Intercollegiate, Scholarship, Intramural Sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 26,142  
Percent out-of-state: 10%  
Percent international: 1%  
Female to Male ratio: 55:45  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 18:1  
Most popular majors: Biology
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Apartments for married students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Special housing for international students
Women's housing
Apartments for Single students
Special housing for students with disabilities
597 Registered Student Organizations  

Fun Facts

  • Voted #7 "Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges"
  • Voted #9 "Major Frat and Sorority Scene"
  • Voted #9 "Best Athletic Facilities"
  • Voted #7 "Best Campus Food"
  • Voted #9 "Students Pack the Stadiums"

Admissions Information

University of Georgia admissions officials note that an applicant's academic record, GPA, and standardized test scores are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors include a candidate's character, application essay, extracurricular activities, recommendations, work experience, talents, and volunteer work.

A student's high school grades and the rigor of his or her coursework will play significant roles in the admissions process. The University favors students who have demonstrated a commitment to public service through their extracurricular activities and volunteer work. UGA offers a non-restrictive Early Action.

Admissions address: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Terrell Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1633
Phone number: (706) 542-8776  
Fax number: (706) 542-1466  
Admissions Website: https://www.admissions.uga.edu/  
Email: undergrad@admissions.uga.edu  
Contact Person: Nancy McDuff, Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management  
Number of first-year applications received: 17,886  
Percent of applicants admitted: 54%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: October 15 (Early Action, non-restrictive)  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT with Writing)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section scores for all test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5813  
ACT code: 0872  
Learn more about other Southeastern schools:
University of Florida   University of Miami   Emory  

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