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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?

9,565 Undergraduate Awards
$32,781 Avg Cost After Aid
48% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#181 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#228 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UGA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Family & Consumer Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Biochemical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Agricultural Public Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UGA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#16 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools College Factual
#19 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools College Factual
#31 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools College Factual
#61 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#62 Best Education Schools College Factual
#123 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is University of Georgia?

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Contact details for UGA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Building, Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-3000
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uga.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/universityofga

How Do I Get Into UGA?

You can apply to UGA online at: https://apply.uga.edu/apply/

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 required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UGA?

48% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
68% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Georgia is 48%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Georgia  ( 630 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Georgia  ( 620 to 740 )
200
800
UGA received ACT scores from 63% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 31 and 35. Math scores were between 27 and 32. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Georgia  ( 31 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Georgia  ( 27 to 32 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Georgia  ( 29 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Georgia?

$32,781 Net Price
28% Take Out Loans
2.5% 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 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

27,888 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,765 undergraduate students at UGA, with 27,888 being full-time and 1,877 being part-time.

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There are also 9,382 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,888 full-time undergraduates at UGA, 42% are male and 58% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,030
Black or African American 1,988
Hispanic or Latino 1,907
White 19,112
International Students 332
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,519

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

880 Took All Classes Online
6,158 Took At Least One Class Online
12.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 6,158 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.

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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
Housing #4 #4
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #7 #19
Agricultural Public Services #8 #8
Special Education #37 #61
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%
Communication Sciences 2%
Computer & Information Sciences 14%
Computer Software & Applications 62%
Education 7%
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
Communication Sciences #37
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #37
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.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 93 0 204 43 267 10 617
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 608 0 0 0 608
General Biology 0 0 546 0 0 0 546
General Psychology 0 0 473 0 11 14 498
Public Relations & Advertising 58 0 348 0 0 0 406
Marketing 0 0 338 0 22 0 360
Accounting 0 0 209 0 149 0 358
Computer Science 0 0 268 0 40 8 316
Health & Physical Education 0 0 270 0 41 5 316
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 157 7 126 21 311
Management Information Systems 0 0 306 0 0 0 306
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 140 0 111 0 0 0 251
Public Health 6 0 168 6 59 11 250
Insurance 0 0 245 0 0 0 245
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 0 113 13 85 26 242
International Relations & National Security 0 0 227 0 6 0 233
Political Science & Government 0 0 208 0 13 11 232
Social Work 0 0 45 0 178 8 231
Journalism 0 0 159 0 49 0 208
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 201 0 0 0 0 0 201
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 30 8 13 141 192
Law 0 0 0 0 0 183 183
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 155 1 11 7 174
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 135 0 21 10 166
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 151 0 7 1 159
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 148 0 0 0 148
General English Literature 0 0 126 0 6 15 147
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 126 0 15 0 141
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 138 0 0 0 138
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 83 0 46 7 136
Entrepreneurial Studies 135 0 0 0 0 0 135
Real Estate 0 0 129 0 0 0 129
Animal Science 0 0 102 0 15 8 125
International Business 0 0 119 0 0 0 119
Nutrition Science 0 0 87 0 25 3 115
Communication Sciences 0 0 75 1 30 1 107
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 106 0 0 0 106
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 12 60 28 100
History 0 0 85 0 9 4 98
Special Education 0 0 46 19 20 1 86
Music 0 0 46 0 22 18 86
Romance Languages 0 0 71 0 6 8 85
Arts & Media Management 85 0 0 0 0 0 85
Mathematics 0 0 71 0 6 5 82
Sociology 0 0 80 0 0 1 81
Geography & Cartography 18 0 43 4 8 7 80
Student Counseling 0 0 0 17 47 12 76
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 69 0 1 5 75
Housing 0 0 36 0 33 5 74
Statistics 0 0 39 0 25 10 74
Forestry 0 0 22 0 44 8 74
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 46 4 3 19 72
Economics 0 0 72 0 0 0 72
Chemistry 0 0 40 0 5 25 70
Plant Sciences 0 0 18 0 34 17 69
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 66 2 68
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 30 0 0 0 35 0 65
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 65 0 0 0 65
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 64 0 0 0 64
Educational Administration 0 0 0 2 18 40 60
General Business/Commerce 0 0 55 0 0 0 55
Ethnic Studies 23 0 21 11 0 0 55
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 35 0 2 17 54
Landscape Architecture 0 0 39 0 13 0 52
Agricultural Public Services 6 0 15 0 30 0 51
Genetics 0 0 47 0 1 2 50
Biological Engineering 0 0 48 0 1 0 49
Civil Engineering 0 0 49 0 0 0 49
Cognitive Science 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Wildlife Management 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 30 0 2 11 43
General Education 0 0 0 27 2 13 42
Anthropology 0 0 38 0 0 3 41
Food Science Technology 0 0 11 0 23 6 40
Sustainability Science 37 0 0 0 0 0 37
Biochemical Engineering 0 0 30 0 6 0 36
Computational Science 36 0 0 0 0 0 36
Instructional Media Design 2 0 0 9 18 6 35
Computer Engineering 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Computer Information Systems 25 0 0 0 9 0 34
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 34 0 34
Environmental Engineering 0 0 28 0 6 0 34
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 13 0 8 9 30
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 30 0 0 30
Philosophy 0 0 23 0 3 3 29
Religious Studies 0 0 27 0 1 1 29
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 27 0 1 28
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 16 0 4 7 27
Electrical Engineering 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 14 13 27
Allied Health Professions 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 27 0 27
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 15 0 8 3 26
Historic Preservation 10 0 0 4 11 0 25
Natural Resource Management 8 0 16 1 0 0 25
International Studies 0 22 0 0 0 0 22
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 19 0 3 0 22
Biotechnology 0 0 14 0 5 0 19
Molecular Medicine 0 0 0 0 12 7 19
Zoology 0 0 8 0 7 4 19
Human Sciences Business Services 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Museum Studies 15 0 0 4 0 0 19
Physics 0 0 9 0 2 8 19
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 14 1 2 0 17
Natural Resources Conservation 2 0 4 0 9 0 15
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Writing Studies 14 0 0 0 0 0 14
East Asian Languages 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 7 0 2 4 13
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 3 4 4 11
Germanic Languages 0 0 10 0 1 0 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Area Studies 3 0 5 2 0 0 10
Gerontology 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Urban Studies 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
General Agriculture 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Archeology 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Horticulture 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
International Agriculture 3 0 0 2 0 0 5
Soil Sciences 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Agricultural Production 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Information Technology 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Homeland Security 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Dance 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Ocean Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Medieval Studies 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 975 22 8,568 299 1,973 833 12,670

References

*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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