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About UGA

University of Georgia is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Athens, GA, less than an hour from Atlanta.

Founded in 1785, the institution currently enrolls around 39,147 students a year, including 29,765 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

UGA's endowment was valued at $1,362,445,927 in 2021. The school spends $9,272 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About UGA

Acceptance rate: 48%

Average GPA: 4.02

Mean ACT score: 30

Mean SAT score: 1309

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

UGA Acceptance Rate

UGA is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 48 percent of all applicants to UGA are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at UGA is 4.02 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1309. The mean ACT scores is 30.

In 2021, 1,157 applicants were waitlisted and 493 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UGA a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 94 percent of students who start at UGA return for their second year of college. Out of the 5,240 students who started at UGA as first-time freshman, 3,569 graduate within four years.

UGA's six-year graduation for undergrads is 87 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 61 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $52,048 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $22,777 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UGA sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is UGA a good school for YOU?

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College Info

101 Herty Drive Athens, GA 30602

Campus Setting: Suburban

UGA Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UGA is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UGA is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UGA ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UGA is 30. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into UGA. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UGA SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1400


Math SAT Range

610 - 720


Reading SAT Range

630 - 700

UGA Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UGA is like? There are approximately 38,920 students enrolled at UGA, including 29,848 undergraduate students and 9,072 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from GA and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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