University of Georgia
The birthplace of public higher education in America
The University of Georgia is a land and sea-grant public research university in Athens, GA. Founded in 1785, UGA is the birthplace of public higher education in the US. As a top-ranking institution, academic excellence is at the core of who we are. We continuously invest in our students’ future by:
• Offering 250+ majors and programs with expert faculty and small class sizes
• Providing hands-on learning opportunities such as research and study abroad
• Having 800+ clubs and organizations on campus
• Prioritizing mental and physical health
• Striving to remain one of the ‘best buys’ in colleges; rankings consider both the low cost of attending and the high quality of education received
With a lasting dedication to our students’ future, UGA is proud to announce a 96% Career Outcome Rate for the Class of 2022! These students were employed, continuing their education, or not seeking employment within an average of 6 months after graduation.
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Ranked #15 among the “Top Public Universities” in the nation | U.S. News & World Report
Ranked #10 for “Innovation” among large research universities | George W. Bush Institute and Opus Faveo Innovation Development
Ranked #2 in the US for “New Products to Market” | Association of University Technology Managers
Ranked #16 among the “Best Values in Public Colleges” | Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Ranked #6 in the nation for “Study Abroad Participation” | Institute of International Education
Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America—launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class public education. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on learning, and extensive outreach. As a “top value” in public higher education and research, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grandest challenges. Located in the Classic City of Athens, approximately 90 minutes northeast of Atlanta, the University thrives in a community that combines a culture-rich college town with a strong economic center.
“One of my favorite things about UGA is how many different ways you can get involved on campus. With over 800 student organizations, there truly is something for everyone!”
“UGA has blessed me with a new, passionate relationship with learning. With access to the world's information at our fingertips and the research training to make the most of it, UGA has prepared me to seek and share the truth.”
“A highlight of my time at UGA has been the relationships I’ve built with my professors. Many of them are willing to help and give me advice, even if it’s not directly related to their class.”
“UGA has brought me so much more than an education. I've learned life lessons, discovered new interests, and made lifelong friends. I would not trade my time here for anything!”