University of West Georgia
New World. New You.
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.
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.
Living in Carrollton offers the best of two worlds—city life with a small town vibe. This progressive city with a Southern flavor offers plenty of shopping, diverse restaurants and nightlife opportunities, cultural and entertainment venues including a new 10-screen theatre complex, and much more. Named a city of excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 best small southern towns, Carrollton is the cultural, educational, health care, and commercial center for the west Georgia region.
The city’s population of about 25,000 embraces UWG students, faculty and staff, and welcomes the diversity the university contributes to the vibrancy of life in Carroll County. Residents enjoy a variety of cultural activities and entertainment in Carrollton, one of Georgia’s Main Street cities. Shops, galleries and restaurants line the recently revitalized downtown square, and the city offers movies, dancing, theatrical productions and dining that ranges from Southern to gourmet and international cuisine. A $6 million Carrollton Center for the Arts showcases the arts, and recreational activities abound through an award-winning parks and recreation program and the county’s 33,421 acres of state, public, and private recreational parks and facilities.
We are so excited that you are interested in joining us at the University of West Georgia! UWG's admissions process is largely the same for everyone, regardless of citizenship or country of residence.
Read more about our international student admissions information here.
“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.”
“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.”
“I credit my excellent core fundamentals and willingness to learn more to UWG.”
“The Mass Communications program is amazing—that's something I realized as soon as I got involved.”