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Colleges / University of Georgia

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate40%
Acceptance Rate40%

UGA Admissions

If you want to apply to UGA, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the application fee is $70.

Students who apply to UGA for fall should anticipate a decision by April 1.

UGA Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of UGA's admissions stats.

UGA 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 61%
Mean SAT Score 1355
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 40%
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 January 1 April 1

Considering Applying Early to UGA?

UGA does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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

UGA accepts around 5% of early action applicants . In 2021, UGA admitted 1,77 of the 25,4 who applied early action.

➡️ 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

Transferring to University of Georgia

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UGA

In 2022, UGA waitlisted 1,893 students and 1,025 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 277 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does UGA Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UGA

What does UGA consider 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
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UGA for more information on admission factors.

UGA 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UGA, all applicants must submit the following items. 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) 2.8
Other Requirements counselor evaluation
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UGA?

Students admitted to UGA have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 20% submitted a class rank. At UGA 61% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 93% were in the top 25% and 98% 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 76.2%
3.75 and 3.99 19.34%
3.50 and 3.74 3.27%
3.25 and 3.49 0.47%
3.00 and 3.24 0.34%
2.50 and 2.9 0.31%
2.00 and 2.49 0.07%

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 UGA 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

UGA looks at standardized tests scores during 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 2022, 45% of UGA's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 40% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UGA?

To be competitive with other UGA applicants, you should strive to score between 1240 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UGA 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1240, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UGA student is 1355.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UGA students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 630 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UGA students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 630 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UGA?

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.

More Information on Transferring to University of Georgia

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

UGA Admissions FAQs

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:

• Excelsior College Examinations

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 the early decision acceptance rate at UGA?

❌ UGA does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at UGA?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at UGA was 5% 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 40%. This means that the institution accepts 40 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


27 to 32


27 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UGA is 31. 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

1240 - 1420


Math SAT Range

610 - 720


Reading SAT Range

630 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1420 and Above


1240 to 1420


1240 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UGA students is 1355. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UGA, while applicants with SAT scores between 1240 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1240 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UGA.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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