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Colleges / University of Georgia

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate40%
Acceptance Rate40%

About UGA

University of Georgia Overview

University of Georgia is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Athens, Georgia. UGA was founded in 1785 and the school now enrolls around 40,118 students per year, which includes 30,166 undergraduates. UGA ensures on-campus housing for up to 10,218 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

Student Activities at UGA

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UGA students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? UGA has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UGA has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UGA on the Student Life page.

2022 UGA Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 5%
Average GPA 4.0
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 5%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 45%
In-State Tuition $9,790
Out-of-State $28,830
Percent of Need Met 74%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,049

Is UGA a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what UGA offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UGA

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 95% of students who start at UGA return for their second year of college. Around 88% of students who started at UGA earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook UGA Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UGA by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 63% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent UGA grads is $52,800 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

UGA's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Georgia's endowment was $1.8 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UGA spends about $8,518 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UGA

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UGA meets 74% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,049 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $21,689 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UGA.

Based on this information, is UGA the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UGA a good school for you?

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Where is UGA?

UGA is located in the suburban setting of Athens, Georgia, less than an hour from Atlanta.

If you would like to see UGA for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Athens, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Athens Ben Epps.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UGA and Athens are like without leaving home.

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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

UGA ACT Scores

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ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above

Good

27 to 32

Avg

27 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UGA is 31. 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

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Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1420

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Math SAT Range

610 - 720

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Reading SAT Range

630 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1420 and Above

Good

1240 to 1420

Avg

1240 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UGA students is 1355. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UGA, while applicants with SAT scores between 1240 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1240 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UGA.

UGA Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,972

In State

$42,012

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,790
$28,830
Fees
$1,390
$1,390
Housing
$10,904
$10,904
Books
$888
$888

Student Life

Wondering what life at UGA is like? There are approximately 40,118 students enrolled at UGA, including 30,166 undergraduate students and 9,952 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from GA and 13% percent of students are from other states.

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

40,118

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

40%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,180

Out-of-State

$30,220

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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