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Tuition & Fees

$7,188

$20,406

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,481
Declined + 3,397
Total Received 7,878
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1  :  20

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminology
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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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 12,834
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.)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  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

10,753

undergraduate students

2,081

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
31%
400-499
57%
300-399
5%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
64%
300-399
6%
600-699
4%
500-599
24%
400-499
59%
300-399
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
59%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
11%
18-23
53%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
71%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Carrollton, GA

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Carrollton, GA

645-acre campus in Carrollton (population: 25,124), 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
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
73%
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

 
13 fraternities 3% of male students
 
12 sororities 3% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
31%
400-499
57%
300-399
5%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
64%
300-399
6%
600-699
4%
500-599
24%
400-499
59%
300-399
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
59%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
11%
18-23
53%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
71%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,481
Declined + 3,397
Total Received 7,878

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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
Secondary school record
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 $5,226
Room $5,100
Board $3,898
Additional fees $1,962
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $17,686
Average Financial Aid - $8,927
Total with Avg. Aid $8,759

Financial Aid

48%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,927

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,995,684
State $0
Institutional $188,520
Other external $0
Total $25,184,204

Non-need-based

Federal $9,586
State $17,234,169
Institutional $1,298,975
Other external $733,609
Total $19,276,339

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
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
Economics
Economics/Secondary Education
Educational Leadership
English
Finance
Foreign Languages
Geography
Geology
Global Studies
History
International Economic Affairs
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Media
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory/Composition
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional Accounting
Professional Counseling
Professional Counseling/Supervision
Psychology
Psychology: Consciousness/Society
Public Administration
Reading Education
Real Estate
School Improvement
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Sports Management
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

84%

10,753
students

Female
63%
6,791

Male
37%
3,962

Graduate

16%

2,081
students

Female
74%
1,534

Male
26%
547

undergraduateFull-time

81%

8,816
students

Female
64%
5,568

Male
36%
3,248

undergraduatePart-time

19%

1,937
students

Female
64%
1,223

Male
36%
714

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
37%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
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

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

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
  • Birth control
  • 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

80%

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 62
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Ghana
Jamaica
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
678 839-4853
isp@westga.edu

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