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Colleges / University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia Student Life

University of West Georgia is on a 645-acre campus in a small town setting in Carrollton, Georgia, not far from Atlanta. There are many activities and organizations for University of West Georgia students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of West Georgia also has fraternities and sororities.

University of West Georgia has a thriving Black Student Alliance. In fact, more students participate in Black Student Alliance than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of West Georgia include Student Activities Council, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Campus Outreach and United Voices Gospel Choir.

The University of West Georgia community comes together each year for Homecoming, Spring Fling! and Welcome Back Blast!.

University of West Georgia Housing

University of West Georgia offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of West Georgia students live off campus. In 2021, 20% of undergrads at University of West Georgia lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 80% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of West Georgia. There are 3,313 spots available in on-campus housing for all 10,331 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,160 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 25% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of West Georgia offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of West Georgia Athletics

At University of West Georgia there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of West Georgia:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is University of West Georgia Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of West Georgia is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of West Georgia campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of West Georgia offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to University of West Georgia

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of West Georgia, take Interstate 20 to Carrollton, GA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Georgia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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University of West Georgia Students

66%

Women

34%

Men

73%

Full Time

27%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

48%

36%

8%

4%

2%

1%

1%

0.15%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

10,331

Graduate Students

3,088

Non-Resident / International Students

78

University of West Georgia Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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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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