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About UGA

University of Georgia is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Athens, Georgia. UGA was founded in 1785 and now enrolls around 39,147 students a year, including 29,765 undergrads. UGA provides on-campus housing for up to 9,635 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UGA! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UGA's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or 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.

Learn more about life at UGA on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from UGA by April 1.

2021 UGA Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 48%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 6%
Average GPA 4.0
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 6%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 68%
In-State Tuition $9,790
Out-of-State $28,830
Percent of Need Met 74%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,134

Is UGA a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at to get a clearer idea of what UGA offers and if it might be the right college for you.

UGA Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into UGA. The acceptance rate at UGA is 48%. Out of 28,024 applications received in 2021, 13,549 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UGA

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UGA, around 94% return for their sophomore year. UGA's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 87%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for UGA Grads

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

The average starting salary for recent UGA grads is $52,048 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 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $1.362 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UGA spends about $9,272 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UGA

Cost 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 $14,134 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,777 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UGA. Based on this information, how does UGA sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UGA a good school for you?

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Where is University of Georgia Located?

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

If you want to see UGA for yourself, 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


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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

1220 - 1390


Math SAT Range

600 - 700


Reading SAT Range

620 - 700

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1390 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UGA students is 1309. Applicants with SAT scores of 1390 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UGA, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1390 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UGA.

UGA Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UGA is like? There are approximately 39,147 students enrolled at UGA, including 29,765 undergraduate students and 9,382 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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