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University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

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University of Georgia overview
Location Athens, Georgia
Online uga.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Georgia overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, approximately 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, is a public research university esteemed for its significant history and vibrant campus life within a classic college town atmosphere. Founded in 1785, UGA stands as one of the oldest public universities in the United States. The campus is recognized for its prominent arches and historic buildings, encapsulating the antebellum architecture amidst a sprawling 762-acre main campus. UGA offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with prominent offerings in fields such as Business, Journalism, and Veterinary Medicine. While the university is competitive in its admissions process, with a selective acceptance rate, it provides residential facilities to accommodate a large proportion of its student body within a dynamic on-campus living environment. Additionally, the university is distinguished for its athletics, particularly the Georgia Bulldogs football team, which competes in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 39,320 prospective students applied, and 16,729 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,273 enrolled in the school.  36,330 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,277 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $9,790 plus fees of $1,390. Georgia is ranked 164 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Georgia is rated within the top 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
University of Georgia overview
SAT 1220/1420
ACT 27/32
GPA 4.0

Applications Accepted

University of Georgia overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Georgia Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Georgia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$888
Other Fees$1,390
Room and Board $10,904
Budget for Other Expenses$4,570
Total One Year Cost$27,542

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Georgia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$888
Other Fees$1,390
Room and Board $10,904
Budget for Other Expenses$4,570
Total One Year Cost$46,582

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

82% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Georgia students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Social Sciences 9%
Communication 8%
Biology 7%
Education 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139959 IPEDS survey data for University of Georgia.

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