If you are thinking about applying to UGA, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the application fee is $70.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from UGA by April 1.
|UGA 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||4.0|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||57%|
|Mean SAT Score||1309|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||68%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||63%|
University of Georgia does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is October 15, which is coming up fast! UGA will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.
UGA accepts about 6% of early action applicants and 48% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, UGA admitted 9,861 of the 16,456 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into UGA.
In 2021, UGA accepted 48% of students, around 13,549 of the 28,024 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UGA, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2021, UGA waitlisted 1,157 students. Of those, 693 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to UGA must submit the following items. Double check with UGA's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2|
|Other Requirements||√||counselor evaluation|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UGA have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.
Out of all students that were admitted, 49% submitted a class rank. At UGA 57% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 89% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Georgia, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||29.02%|
|3.50 and 3.74||6.62%|
|3.25 and 3.49||0.99%|
|3.00 and 3.24||0.28%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.39%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
UGA does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
UGA does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 68% of UGA's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 63% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UGA applicants, you should strive to earn between 1220 and 1390 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UGA 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1390 and 25% of scored lower than 1220, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UGA student is 1309.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UGA students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UGA students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.
Want to increase your SAT Score?
Preparing for the SAT can help raise your score, but it doesn't have to take up a lot of time.
Learn how to increase your SAT score 200 points or more in just 10 minutes a day.
To be most competitive at UGA, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UGA's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UGA students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UGA.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1.
Transfer students can enroll in UGA during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UGA?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UGA.
Does UGA accept transfer credits?
UGA accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UGA accepts:
Does UGA accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
UGA accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UGA?
UGA is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is UGA's acceptance rate?
UGA's acceptance rate is 48%.
What is the early action acceptance rate at UGA?
The early action acceptance rate at UGA was 6% in 2021.
To learn more about UGA, choose from the options below:
Visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about UGA
How hard is it to get into UGA? UGA is a somewhat selective institution. The UGA acceptance rate is 48%. This means that the institution accepts 48 out of every 100 applicants.
Complete your profile to get your personalized, AI-calculated prediction score.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1390 and Above
1220 to 1390
1220 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UGA, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.02. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!Claim Free Account
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!Find Scholarships
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.Join the Conversation