University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

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At the University of Georgia, our students don’t just learn—they lead. And with guidance from world-renowned faculty and incredible research opportunities, students at UGA are able to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities both locally and globally. UGA is a place where you can encounter original and compelling thinking, diverse people and ideas, far-reaching discoveries, lively sports and recreation, and fascinating foreign countries. 

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 education for all. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on experiential learning, and extensive outreach. As a “best value” in public higher education, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges—from combating infectious disease and securing the world’s food supply to advancing economic growth and analyzing the environment.

As Georgia’s flagship institution, the University is recognized for its commitment to student excellence, particularly through an emphasis on rigorous learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom, hands-on research, and leadership opportunities. These experiences contribute to the University’s exceptional retention, graduation, and career placement rates. Our students have earned more than 50 Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and other prestigious national academic scholarships over just the past decade.

Located in the Classic City of Athens, approximately an hour northeast of Atlanta, the University of Georgia thrives in a community that promotes the benefits of a culture-rich college town with a strong economic center. 

At the University of Georgia, it’s more than a mission—it’s a commitment we make to our students, the state of Georgia, and the world.

UGA is one of the nation’s top three producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past two decades. UGA is also home to hundreds of major scholarship winners, including Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Goldwater, and other prestigious national academic scholarships.

UGA is the one of the nation’s largest public universities to ensure that each of its students engage in hands-on learning, such as faculty-mentored research, internships, study abroad, and other forms of experiential learning. This commitment to hands-on learning helps foster student success during their time on campus and after graduation. 

Through learning experiences that have real-world impacts, students at UGA areable to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities both locally and globally. Whether conducting cancer research through CURO—the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities—or engaging in service learning through outreach programs such as the Archway Partnership, our students don’t just learn—they lead.


17 schools and colleges
200+ undergraduate fields of study, certificates, and minors
190+ Double Dawgs Accelerated Degree programs—earn an undergraduate and graduate degree in five years

29,611 undergraduate students
9,041 graduate and professional students
38,652 total enrollment

Student-faculty ratio: 18:1
3,000+ faculty members
89% of classes with 50 students  or fewer

Middle 50% GPA: 3.95–4.20
Middle 50% SATR: 1300–1460
Middle 50% ACT: 30–34

95% first-year retention rate
86% of students graduating in six years
#16 “Best Value” Public University by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
#16 “Top Public School,” according to U.S. News & World Report


Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
• Agribusiness 
• Agricultural and Applied Economics
• Agricultural Communication
• Agricultural Education
• Agriscience and Environmental Systems  
• Animal Health
• Animal Science 
• Applied Biotechnology
• Avian Biology
• Biological Science
• Dairy Science
• Entomology
• Environmental Economics and Management
• Environmental Resource Science 
• Food Industry Marketing and Administration 
• Food Science
• Horticulture
• Hospitality and Food Industry Management
• Poultry Science
• Turfgrass Management 
• Water and Soil Resources 

• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Early Childhood Education
• English Education 
• Exercise and Sport Science 
• Health and Physical Education 
• Mathematics Education 
• Middle Grades Education
• Science Education
• Social Studies Education 
• Special Education 
• Sport Management 
• TESOL and World Language Education

• Agricultural Engineering
• Biochemical Engineering
• Biological Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Systems Engineering
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Environmental Engineering 
• Mechanical Engineering 

Environment and Design
• Landscape Architecture 

Family and Consumer Sciences
• Consumer Economics
• Consumer Journalism
• Culinary Science and Nutrition
• Dietetics
• Family and Consumer Sciences Education 
• Fashion Merchandising
• Financial Planning  
• Furnishings and Interiors
• Housing Management and Policy
• Human Development and Family Science 
• Nutritional Sciences 

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences 
• African American Studies
• Anthropology 
• Arabic
• Art
- Art: Interdisciplinary Art and Design
- Art Education
- Art History
- Art X: Expanded Forms
- Ceramics
- Drawing
- Fabric Design
- Graphic Design
- Interior Design
- Jewelry and Metalwork
- Painting
- Photography
- Printmaking
- Scientific Illustration
- Sculpture
• Asian Languages and Literature
• Astrophysics
• Atmospheric Sciences
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology 
• Cellular Biology
• Chemistry 
• Classics
• Cognitive Science
• Communication Studies 
• Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Dance
• Data Science
• English
• Film Studies 
• French
• Genetics 
• Geography 
• Geology
• German 
• History
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
• Linguistics 
• Mathematics
• Microbiology 
• Music
- Music
- Music Composition
- Music Education
- Music Performance
- Music Theory
- Music Therapy 
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Plant Biology
• Psychology 
• Religion 
• Romance Languages
• Russian 
• Sociology
• Spanish 
• Statistics 
• Theatre 
• Women’s Studies 

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
• Advertising
• Entertainment and Media Studies
• Journalism
• Public Relations 

Odum School of Ecology
• Ecology 

• Pharmaceutical Sciences

Public Health
• Environmental Health Science 
• Health Promotion 

School of Public and International Affairs
• International Affairs 
• Political Science

Social Work
• Social Work

Terry College of Business
• Accounting
• Economics
• Finance
• International Business 
• Management 
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing 
• Real Estate 
• Risk Management and Insurance 

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources 
• Fisheries and Wildlife 
• Forestry
• Natural Resources Management and Sustainability
• Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

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