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University of Georgia Overview

Located in Athens, Georgia, University of Georgia is a public institution. Athens is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Georgia Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,781 Avg Cost After Aid
40% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UGA is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UGA.
  • In <nil>, 91% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UGA with a bachelor's degree make about $63,405 a year. That's 55% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is University of Georgia?


Contact details for UGA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Building, Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-3000

How Do I Get Into UGA?

You can apply to UGA online at:

Admission Requirements for UGA

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UGA?

40% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
45% Submit SAT Scores
UGA has a fairly low acceptance rate of 40%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 36%, and the acceptance rate for women is 43%.

Average Test Scores

About 45% 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 640 and 720. Math scores were between 630 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Georgia  ( 640 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Georgia  ( 630 to 730 )
UGA received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 32 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 32. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Georgia  ( 32 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Georgia  ( 28 to 32 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Georgia  ( 29 to 33 )

Can I Afford University of Georgia?

$32,781 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UGA is $32,781. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UGA, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $6,481 a year. That adds up to $25,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UGA is 0.8%. 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

28,223 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 30,166 undergraduate students at UGA, with 28,223 being full-time and 1,943 being part-time.


There are also 9,952 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,223 full-time undergraduates at UGA, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Georgia students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,229
Black or African American 1,863
Hispanic or Latino 1,939
White 19,297
International Students 359
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,536

Geographic Diversity

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

1,136 Took All Classes Online
7,878 Took At Least One Class Online
12.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 7,878 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 38th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UGA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Georgia was 12.7%. This is the #1,282 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UGA regardless of major.

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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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