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University of West Georgia Overview

University of West Georgia is a public institution situated in Carrollton, Georgia. The location of University of West Georgia is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is University of West Georgia Known For?

1,896 Undergraduate Awards
$28,556 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at University of West Georgia is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 81% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of West Georgia Rankings

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.

University of West Georgia has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#297 Most Popular 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 University of West Georgia.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value General Social Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#137 Most Popular Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of West Georgia has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#62 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of West Georgia?

Location of University of West Georgia

Contact details for University of West Georgia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118-0001
Phone: 678-839-5000
Website: www.westga.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-West-Georgia/82958952731
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uwgmedia

How Do I Get Into University of West Georgia?

You can apply to University of West Georgia online at: https://www.westga.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for University of West Georgia

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of West Georgia?

59% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 59%, University of West Georgia does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to University of West Georgia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 580. Math scores were between 430 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 490 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 430 to 510 )
200
800
University of West Georgia received ACT scores from 54% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 22. Composite scores were between 18 and 22.

ACT English Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 18 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 17 to 22 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 18 to 22 )
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36

Can I Afford University of West Georgia?

$28,556 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
9.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of West Georgia is $28,556. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of West Georgia, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $5,793 a year. That adds up to $23,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of West Georgia is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of West Georgia Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,090 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,411 undergraduate students at University of West Georgia, with 8,090 being full-time and 2,321 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of West Georgia

There are also 2,827 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,090 full-time undergraduates at University of West Georgia, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of West Georgia

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of West Georgia Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 76
Black or African American 3,221
Hispanic or Latino 648
White 3,582
International Students 102
Other Races/Ethnicities 461

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at University of West Georgia. At this time, 5 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at University of West Georgia. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Nigeria, and India.

Online Learning at University of West Georgia

3,394 Took All Classes Online
8,087 Took At Least One Class Online
18.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at University of West Georgia. In 2017-2018, 8,087 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of West Georgia has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 14th 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 University of West Georgia

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of West Georgia was 18.6%. This is the #948 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of West Georgia regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of West Georgia majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 5%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Geography & Cartography 12%
Instructional Media Design 4%
Music 33%
Political Science & Government 25%
Public Administration 21%
Public Administration & Social Service 14%
Social Sciences 7%
Sociology 13%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14%
Visual & Performing Arts 30%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of West Georgia 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 University of West Georgia.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Geography & Cartography #8
Criminology #10
Sociology #11
Student Counseling #11
Political Science & Government #16
Other Education #18
Computer Science #21
Public Administration #27
Instructional Media Design #37
Special Education #53
Social Sciences #53
Teacher Education Subject Specific #58
Public Administration & Social Service #69
Teacher Education Grade Specific #85
Computer & Information Sciences #110
Nursing #179
Education #221
Business Administration & Management #270
Health Professions #304
Business, Management & Marketing #345

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 West Georgia Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 120 51 140 0 311
Business Administration & Management 185 0 93 0 278
General Psychology 188 0 15 0 203
Nursing 159 1 31 8 199
Instructional Media Design 0 122 66 0 188
Criminology 133 0 6 0 139
Marketing 123 0 0 0 123
General Biology 112 0 6 0 118
Journalism 110 0 0 0 110
Student Counseling 0 28 53 6 87
Recreation Administration 85 0 0 0 85
Sociology 77 0 7 0 84
Communication Sciences 46 0 29 0 75
Accounting 62 0 12 0 74
Finance & Financial Management 67 0 0 0 67
Special Education 9 36 8 0 53
General English Literature 46 0 7 0 53
Health Sciences & Services 51 0 0 0 51
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11 0 34 0 45
Management Information Systems 44 0 0 0 44
History 27 0 17 0 44
Fine & Studio Arts 38 0 0 0 38
Political Science & Government 36 0 0 0 36
Educational Administration 0 27 0 0 27
Economics 22 0 0 0 22
Chemistry 20 0 0 0 20
Public Administration 0 0 19 0 19
Geological & Earth Sciences 18 0 0 0 18
Anthropology 18 0 0 0 18
Music 7 0 11 0 18
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 17 0 0 0 17
Computer Information Systems 16 0 0 0 16
Geography & Cartography 9 7 0 0 16
Other Education 0 0 0 15 15
Computer Science 0 0 12 0 12
Drama & Theater Arts 10 0 0 0 10
Real Estate 8 0 0 0 8
Museum Studies 0 7 0 0 7
Physics 7 0 0 0 7
Mathematics 3 0 3 0 6
Philosophy 6 0 0 0 6
General Social Sciences 0 5 0 0 5
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 4 4
Business/Managerial Economics 3 0 0 0 3
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 2 0 0 2
Behavioral Science 1 0 0 0 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 0 1
International Relations & National Security 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 1,896 286 569 33 2,784

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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