University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

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Go West

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation
Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 12,700 students and 85+ programs, we’ve come a long way since then. Today, we’re a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that’s never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Scholarly achievement
Great minds aren’t meant to be left on autopilot. When you Go West, you’re making the choice to leave the predictable behind. That’s how you make history. And at UWG, we’re all about new and improved ways to do just about anything. 

UWG is the second home to an entire new generation of thought leaders, trendsetters, and go-getters who are bold enough to follow their interests and discover greatness through research, study abroad, internships, and leadership opportunities. At UWG, we help connect you with what you need to pursue your passions and cultivate your curiosity. With 87 programs of study ranging from anthropology to business management and mathematics to theatre, we’re ready to connect you with a career that will improve the quality of your life for the rest of it.

Get ready to stretch
Your mind. Your legs. Your perspective. Life at the University of West Georgia is all about exploration.

Reach new heights in Rock Climbing Club. Make new connections through Greek Life. Hone your skills in an internship. Get your creative juices flowing in Student Filmmakers. Take the lead in Student Government Association. With over 150 student organizations and 14 NCAA Division II Sports to choose from, there’s plenty to see, do, and experience.

ACCOLADES

 

Honored as a Best Regional College for 2021 by the Princeton Review

 

Recognized as one of America's best-fit universities for students by Colleges of Distinction.

 

Named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2021. UWG is one of only two universities nationwide to receive this national recognition from the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) for eight consecutive years.

UWG by the Numbers

12,700+
current students

2,466
students live on campus

19:1
student-to-faculty ratio

$626M+
in regional economic impact

2,976
degrees conferred in FY 2020

34 & 63
states & countries represented on campus

14
NCAA Division II sports 

645+
acres Carrollton campus

150+
clubs and organizations

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Every university has a curriculum and a list of ideas and concepts they'll teach you, but UWG helped me find my focus for what I want to do after college.”

    • Bjorn Farrujia
  • “Because I attended UWG, not only was I able to save money and stay close to my family, but I also met some of the most amazing people.”

    • Dali Davis
  • “The second I got involved at UWG, I began to love the institution. I loved what it represented. It was my fate that I ended up there.”

    • Ethan Stiles
  • “I've truly become more confident in myself. I've had faculty members believe in me a way that several years ago, I wouldn't have believed in myself.”

    • Katie Brewer
  • “I credit my excellent core fundamentals and willingness to learn more to UWG.”

    • Raequon Jones
  • “The Mass Communications program is amazing—that's something I realized as soon as I got involved.”

    • Neriah Ethridge