According to our 2021 analysis, UGA is ranked #260 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 59 colleges in Georgia, it is ranked at #3.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UGA has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
The acceptance rate at UGA is 54%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.
Average Test Scores
About 68% of students accepted to UGA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 690. Math scores were between 590 and 680.
SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Georgia ( 610 to 690 )
SAT Math Scores for University of Georgia ( 590 to 680 )
UGA received ACT scores from 74% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 33. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.
ACT English Scores for University of Georgia ( 26 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Georgia ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Georgia ( 26 to 31 )
Can I Afford University of Georgia?
33%Take Out Loans
2.3%Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UGA is $32,855. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UGA, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,986 a year. That adds up to $23,944 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UGA is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Georgia Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are 29,848 undergraduate students at UGA, with 28,175 being full-time and 1,673 being part-time.
There are also 9,072 graduate students at the school.
Of the 28,175 full-time undergraduates at UGA, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Georgia students is as follows.
Number of Grads
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at University of Georgia. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 98 countries are represented at UGA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at University of Georgia
743Took All Classes Online
4,700Took At Least One Class Online
29.2%Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at UGA. In 2017-2018, 4,700 students took at least one online class at the school.
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UGA has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 25th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UGA
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Georgia was 29.2%. This is the #713 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UGA regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UGA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UGA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UGA.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Georgia Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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