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Tuition & Fees

$8,456

$21,352

not including room and board

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,913
Declined + 3,353
Total Received 7,266
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Mass Communications
  3. Criminology
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School Facts

University of West Georgia, founded in 1906, is a coeducational public university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Social Sciences, Richards College of Business, College of Education, and the School of Nursing. Its 645-acre campus is located in Carrollton, 45 miles west of Atlanta.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,929
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5900
ACT 878

Social Networks

Public

9,959

undergraduate students

1,970

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
33%
400-499
57%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
28%
400-499
61%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
29%
400-499
55%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
62%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
14%
18-23
50%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
71%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Carrollton, GA

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Carrollton, GA

645-acre campus in Carrollton (population: 24,958), 45 miles from Atlanta; branch campus in Newnan, GA. Major airport, bus, and train serve Atlanta. School operates transportation on campus.

University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 3% of male students
 
11 sororities 4% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
33%
400-499
57%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
28%
400-499
61%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
29%
400-499
55%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
62%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
14%
18-23
50%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
71%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,913
Declined + 3,353
Total Received 7,266

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Justin Barlow
Director of Admissions
P: 678 839-5600
F: 678 839-4747
admiss@westga.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,098
Room $4,350
Board $1,298
Additional fees $1,858
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $14,104
Average Financial Aid - $7,209
Total with Avg. Aid $6,895

Financial Aid

40%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,209

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,649,193
State $0
Institutional $131,390
Other external $0
Total $23,780,583

Non-need-based

Federal $9,467
State $14,045,202
Institutional $622,976
Other external $569,643
Total $15,247,288

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Gulf South Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Wolves
School colors
blue and red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Computer Science
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminology
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science/Secondary Education
Economics
Economics/Secondary Education
Educational Leadership
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance
Foreign Languages
Geography
Geology
Global Studies
History
International Economic Affairs
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Media
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Performance/Jazz Studies
Music Performance/Piano Pedagogy
Music Theory/Composition
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Physics/Secondary Education
Political Science
Professional Accounting
Professional Counseling
Professional Counseling/Supervision
Psychology
Psychology: Consciousness/Society
Public Administration
Reading Education
Real Estate
School Improvement
Secondary Education
Secondary Teacher Education
Sociology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Sports Management
Teaching
Theatre
Urban/Regional Planning
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Undergraduate

83%

9,959
students

Female
63%
6,257

Male
37%
3,702

Graduate

17%

1,970
students

Female
72%
1,418

Male
28%
552

undergraduateFull-time

84%

8,369
students

Female
64%
5,279

Male
36%
3,090

undergraduatePart-time

16%

1,590
students

Female
62%
978

Male
38%
612

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
34%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Maria Doyle
Director, International Services and Programs
678 839-4780
isp@westga.edu

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