University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

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Limitless possibility, support, vision

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.



Honored as a Best Regional College for 2023 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 2023.

UWG: Where You Belong

We believe in diversity, and we believe everyone belongs. Through active diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, the University of West Georgia can become a local and national presence in the movement for social change and social justice. UWG has many resources for students, such as: 

Center for Student Involvement and Inclusion
From Greek life and leadership opportunities to club sports and STEM activities, you can find your place among more than 150 diverse student organizations. Whatever you are passionate about or want to explore, you are sure to find an organization right for you.

African-American Male Initiative Program
The African-American Male Initiative Program (AAMI) is dedicated to the success of African-American male students. The primary goal of the AAMI Program is to increase retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) rates of African-American male students attending the University of West Georgia.

Multicultural Achievement Program
The Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) is an academic support program that provides various resources, that contribute to the improvement of retention, graduation and progression of underrepresented populations.

Student Equity & Success Programs
Student Equity and Success Programs create a welcoming environment for all students to ensure a sense of belonging through a variety of support programs.
• Academic Transition Programs
• Department of Student Success

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Academic Programs
UWG offers majors, minors and certificates that explore various aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion. 
• Africana Studies
• Asian Studies
• Gender and Sexuality Studies
• Global Studies
• Women's Studies
• See All

LGBTQ Resources
UWG provides resource awareness, access to services, and inclusive workshops. 
• LGBTQ Scholarships for College Students
• College Guide for LGBTQ Students
• UWG Safe Zone Training
• Queer Student Alliance

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