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.
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.
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
FACULTY & CLASS SIZE
Student-faculty ratio: 18:1
3,000+ faculty members
89% of classes with 50 students or fewer
ACADEMIC PROFILE OF ADMITTED FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Middle 50% GPA: 3.95–4.20
Middle 50% SATR: 1300–1460
Middle 50% ACT: 30–34
POINTS OF PRIDE
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
COMMITMENT TO LEADERSHIP
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.
COMMITMENT TO DISCOVERY
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.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE
Through learning experiences that havereal-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.