Lead where it counts
The University of North Georgia offers a unique learning environment that prepares students to be leaders, innovators, and global citizens. With five campuses in the region, UNG is big enough to offer more than 60 majors to help you achieve your goals but small enough to let you build strong connections with your professors and classmates. It’s your turn—where will you lead?
Leading in the classroom
With almost 20,000 students spread across five campuses, the University retains a student-centered environment that’s friendly and supportive. Yes, your classes will be academically challenging, but you’ll learn from expert faculty who are focused on helping you succeed in the classroom—and in life.
Leading by doing
At the University of North Georgia, learning comes to life when students have the opportunity to apply classroom concepts to real-world settings through jobs and internships, study abroad experiences, and volunteer service. UNG students can tailor their out-of-classroom learning experiences to their interests and career goals by staffing community-based counseling centers, serving as state or federal legislative interns, creating advertising campaigns for nonprofit organizations, or joining an archaeological dig in Europe—the possibilities are endless.
Leading in affordability
A college education is one of the most important investments you will ever make, and UNG is one of the region’s best values. We’re nationally recognized for offering an outstanding academic experience that won’t leave you strapped with big loans after graduation. Both Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance have ranked us as one of the “Best College Values” in Georgia. We’re also one of the nation’s most affordable senior military colleges, and we’ve repeatedly appeared on the “Least Student Debt” rankings for both Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
Leading through involvement
Participating in any of our 300+ campus clubs and organizations is a great way to develop leadership skills, explore your interests, and get to know other students outside of class. You can play on the intramural kickball team, join a fraternity or sorority, represent your fellow Nighthawks on the Student Government Association, or join an academic club to explore your career interests. Getting involved at UNG will help you strengthen your campus connections and make the most of your college experience.
Leading through service
UNG is designated as a State Leadership Institution and the Military College of GeorgiaTM. We’re one of only six senior military colleges in the US. UNG’s Corps of Cadets—more than 750 men and women strong—offers leadership training in tracks for military commissioning or civilian leadership. The University’s Army ROTC program is routinely recognized as the best in the nation for academic excellence and military acumen, and since its inception in 1873, it has produced many of the nation’s top military leaders.
Leading by location
UNG’s five beautiful campuses are tucked away in the historic mountain towns of Northeast Georgia—inthe south end of the Blue Ridge Mountains—with locations in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee. The region’s lush forests and sparkling lakes and rivers attract outdoor enthusiasts from around the world for hiking, biking, camping, boating, hunting, fishing, seasonal festivals, and much more. When the big city beckons, all of the University’s campuses are only about an hour away from Atlanta. You get the best of both worlds: the comfort of small-town life with all the perks of a major metropolitan area, including easy airport access, museums, live music venues, professional sports, shopping, and many other exciting attractions.
Only at UNG
• The Mike Cottrell College of Business—UNG’s largest academic college—offering programs in Accounting, Business Management, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, and Technology Management
• Extensive foreign language studies with options in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Russian; Summer Language Institute offering accelerated learning opportunities
• Appalachian Studies Center for exploration of the arts, culture, history, music, and nature of Southern Appalachia
• Gainesville Theatre Alliance, offering a nationally acclaimed college/community collaboration
• Environmental Leadership Center with research on preserving the Eastern Hemlock, water quality sampling and education, and campus sustainability
• Planetarium and astronomical observatory with free public events
• Designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education