University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA

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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


Spanning the breadth of the North Georgia region, the University of North Georgia has campuses in both mountain towns and metropolitan areas. While our residential campus is located in Dahlonega, Georgia, we have options for students wherever they want to earn their degree. Come experience all four seasons in our temperate climate, with warm summers and cool winters.

UNG At A Glance

Type of school: Public school with five campuses in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee

Size of Campus: All campuses covering 794 acres (3.21 square kilometers); 212 acres on the residential Dahlonega campus (0.86 square kilometers)

Number of Students: 18,046 total students across five campuses and online

Number of Faculty: 1,019 faculty members; 19:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, programs, and degrees: UNG has six academic colleges—the College of Arts & Letters, the College of Education, the College of Health Sciences & Professions, the College of Science & Mathematics, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, and the University College—as well as the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental & Spatial Analysis (IESA). We offer over 60 degrees at the undergraduate level as well as several master’s and doctoral programs. Our most popular undergraduate majors are Biology, Management, Marketing, Nursing, and Psychology.

Geographic Diversity: Students from 46 states and territories, and 87 countries

International Student Services: Our Center for Global Engagement is always available for international students when they need support or don’t know which department to contact for various issues.

Financial Aid: Once admitted to UNG as an undergraduate F-1 student, you will have the opportunity to apply for the International Student Scholarship. The scholarship is a great way to make your time at UNG more affordable as the scholarship reduces UNG tuition to the in-state rate and provides approximately $3,000 savings per semester. New students will receive more information after admission.

Test Score Requirements: To verify English proficiency, non-native English speakers will need to submit a Duolingo English test score of 100; a TOEFL score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 79 (internet based); an IELTS score of 6.5; an SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 530; or an ACT English or Reading score of 20 to be admitted as a bachelor’s degree–seeking student. For the most up-to-date testing requirements, please visit

Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Fall semester deadline: May 1
• Spring semester deadline: November 1
• Application fee: $40

Fast Facts

• 300+ campus clubs and organizations
• 13 NCAA Division II athletic teams
• Designated as a State Leadership Institution and the Military College of Georgia™ 
• One of only six senior military colleges in the nation; 750+ in Corps of Cadets

NCAA Division II Athletics

Men’s Sports
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Golf
• Soccer
• Tennis 

Women’s Sports
• Basketball
• Cross-Country
• Golf
• Soccer
• Softball
• Tennis
• Track & Field 

Mixed Sports
• Rifle  

Spirit Groups
• Cheer Team
• Drumline
• Marching Band (Georgia’s oldest college marching band)
• Pep Band

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