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?
- The student loan default rate at UGA is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UGA.
- In 2017-2018, 92% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UGA with a bachelor's degree make about $50,500 a year. That's 24% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Georgia Rankings
According to our 2022 analysis, UGA is ranked #251 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 80 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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UGA.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UGA has earned from around the web.
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|#61||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#62||Best Education Schools||College Factual|
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Where Is University of Georgia?
Contact details for UGA are given below.
|Address:||Administration Building, Athens, GA 30602|
How Do I Get Into UGA?
You can apply to UGA online at: https://apply.uga.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for UGA
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UGA?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 44%, and the acceptance rate for women is 51%.
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 630 and 720. Math scores were between 620 and 740.
Can I Afford University of Georgia?
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 28% of students took out student loans averaging $6,461 a year. That adds up to $25,844 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UGA is 2.5%. 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 also 9,382 graduate students at the school.
Of the 27,888 full-time undergraduates at UGA, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Georgia students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,988|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,907|
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
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UGA
The following table shows how UGA is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Food Science Technology||#1||#1|
|Computer Software & Applications||#2||#8|
|Agricultural Public Services||#8||#8|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#43||#43|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#60||#82|
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.
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.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||25%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||14%|
|Computer Software & Applications||62%|
|Teaching English or French||33%|
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.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teaching English or French||#70|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#93|
|Computer Software & Applications||#97|
|Instructional Media Design||#196|
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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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