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About University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia is a public, state school in an small town setting in Carrollton, Georgia. University of West Georgia was founded in 1933 and now enrolls around 13,419 students a year, including 10,331 undergrads.

University of West Georgia offers housing for up to 3,313 students. Most students live off campus,.

University of West Georgia's endowment was valued at $30.664 million in 2021. The institution spends around $6,778 for each full-time student enrolled. University of West Georgia employs one full-time professor for every 19 undergrads enrolled.

2021 University of West Georgia Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 20
Mean SAT score 960
In-State Tuition $5,464
Out-of-State $19,282

2022 University of West Georgia Regular Decision Application Deadline

University of West Georgia's regular decision application deadline is June 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 1.

University of West Georgia Early Admission

University of West Georgia does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for University of West Georgia

It is moderately difficult to get into University of West Georgia. University of West Georgia admitted 78% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 6,634 students applied to University of West Georgia and 5,149 were admitted.

University of West Georgia Waitlist 2021

University of West Georgia reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of West Georgia?

University of West Georgia is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of West Georgia, applicants must submit the following items.

University of West Georgia Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Other Requirements proof of immunization
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GPA and Test Scores for University of West Georgia

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of West Georgia is 3.2 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 960. The mean ACT score for University of West Georgia students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of West Georgia.

Is University of West Georgia Test Optional?

University of West Georgia 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.

Out of all applicants, 54% submitted the SAT. 40.4% submitted the ACT.


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Does University of West Georgia Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! University of West Georgia provides on-campus housing for up to 3,313 students.

University of West Georgia students are active in the school's Black Student Alliance, Student Activities Council and Baptist Collegiate Ministries. Homecoming, Spring Fling!, and and Welcome Back Blast! are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of West Georgia.

Financial Aid at University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia meets 48% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,380.88 a year.

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

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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.

Is University of West Georgia a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of West Georgia

About 73% of students who start at University of West Georgia return for their second year of college. Out of the 2,198 students who started at University of West Georgia as first-time freshman, 470 graduate within four years.

University of West Georgia's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 45%. 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 and Debt for University of West Georgia Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,242 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of West Georgia sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of West Georgia a good school for you?

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Where is University of West Georgia Located?

University of West Georgia is located in the small town setting of Carrollton, Georgia, less than an hour from Atlanta.

If you want to see University of West Georgia for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 20 to Carrollton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of West Georgia and Carrollton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1601 Maple Street Carrollton, GA 30118

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of West Georgia Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of West Georgia is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of West Georgia is Continuous processing.

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

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University of West Georgia ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of West Georgia is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into University of West Georgia. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of West Georgia SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

880 - 1040

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Math SAT Range

420 - 510

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Reading SAT Range

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1040 and Above

Good

880 to 1040

Avg

880 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of West Georgia students is 960. Applicants with SAT scores of 1040 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of West Georgia, while applicants with SAT scores between 880 to 1040 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 880 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of West Georgia.

University of West Georgia Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,698

In State

$33,516

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,464
$19,282
Fees
$2,150
$2,150
Housing
$10,584
$10,584
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of West Georgia is like? There are approximately 13,419 students enrolled at University of West Georgia, including 10,331 undergraduate students and 3,088 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from GA and 5% percent of students are from other states.

73%

Full Time

27%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,419

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,614

Out-of-State

$21,432

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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