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University of Georgia

Athens, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate43%

UGA Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Georgia. Around 43% of applicants get into University of Georgia each year. Out of 39,354 applications received in 2023, 16,730 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to University of Georgia, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/1 and the fee for the application costs $70.

Students who submit their applications to University of Georgia for the fall semester should hear back from University of Georgia by April 1.

University of Georgia Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Georgia's admissions stats.

University of Georgia 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 65.18%
Mean SAT Score 1310
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 68%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 48%
Waitlist Yes

University of Georgia Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Georgia.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes October 15 December 1
Regular Decision Yes 1 1 April 1

Considering Applying Early to University of Georgia?

University of Georgia does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is October 15. University of Georgia will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

University of Georgia accepts roughly 41% of early action applicants and 43% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, University of Georgia admitted 8,917 of the 21,57 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Georgia Admissions

Is University of Georgia Challenging To Get Into?

UGA is a moderately difficult school to get into. UGA evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, UGA accepted 43% of all applicants, around 16,730 from 39,354 applicants.

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.

Transferring to University of Georgia

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Georgia

University of Georgia has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Georgia?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Georgia

Wondering what factors are considered by University of Georgia during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with University of Georgia for more information on admission factors.

University of Georgia Application Requirements

To apply to University of Georgia, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Georgia'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) 2.8
Other Requirements counselor evaluation
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Georgia?

Students admitted to University of Georgia have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 8.12% submitted a class rank. At University of Georgia 65.18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 92.78% were in the top 25% and 98.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Georgia, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 80.1%
3.75 and 3.99 16.46%
3.50 and 3.74 2.6%
3.25 and 3.49 0.32%
3.00 and 3.24 0.18%
2.50 and 2.9 0.27%
2.00 and 2.49 0.05%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Georgia directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Georgia is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 68% of University of Georgia's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 48% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Georgia?

To be competitive with other University of Georgia applicants, you should strive to earn between 1220 and 1400 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Georgia 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1400 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 University of Georgia student is 1310.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Georgia students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Georgia students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Georgia, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Georgia'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 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Georgia students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

More Information on Transferring to University of Georgia

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Georgia.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Georgia during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Georgia Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Georgia?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Georgia.

Does University of Georgia accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Georgia accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Georgia accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

Does University of Georgia accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Georgia accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Georgia?

✅ University of Georgia is not test optional.

What is University of Georgia's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Georgia has an acceptance rate of 43%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Georgia?

❌ University of Georgia does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at University of Georgia?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at University of Georgia was 41% in 2021.

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UGA Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UGA? UGA is a somewhat selective institution. The UGA acceptance rate is 43%. This means that the institution accepts 42 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1400


Math SAT Range

600 - 720


Reading SAT Range

620 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1400 and Above


1220 to 1400


1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UGA students is 1310. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UGA, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1400 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)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UGA, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.0. 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.

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

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