Tuition & Fees

$7,354

$20,836

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
29%
400-499
62%
300-399
5%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
58%
300-399
15%
30-36
23%
24-29
57%
18-23
16%
12-17
3%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
53%
12-17
31%
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
71%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,638
Declined + 3,274
Total Received 7,912
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Public

11,229

undergraduate students

2,291

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Criminology
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 5900
ACT 878

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School Facts

University of West Georgia, founded in 1906, is a coeducational public university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Social Sciences, Richards College of Business, College of Education, and the School of Nursing. Its 645-acre campus is located in Carrollton, 45 miles west of Atlanta.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 13,520
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Carrollton, GA

645-acre campus in Carrollton (population: 26,562), 45 miles from Atlanta; branch campus in Newnan. Major airport, bus, and train serve Atlanta. School operates transportation on campus.

University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
15 fraternities 5% of male students
 
12 sororities 9% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
29%
400-499
62%
300-399
5%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
58%
300-399
15%
30-36
23%
24-29
57%
18-23
16%
12-17
3%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
53%
12-17
31%
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
71%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,638
Declined + 3,274
Total Received 7,912

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Justin Barlow
Director of Admissions
P: 678 839-5600
F: 678 839-4747
admiss@westga.edu

Financial Aid

53%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,828

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,330
Room $5,600
Board $3,432
Additional fees $2,024
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $17,886
Average Financial Aid - $8,828
Total with Avg. Aid $9,058

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,044,220
State
Institutional $249,399
Other external
Total $26,293,619

Non-need-based

Federal
State $18,548,151
Institutional $1,305,229
Other external $865,558
Total $20,718,938
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
July 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 678 839-6421
F: 678 839-6422
finaid@westga.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Leigh Ann Hussey
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@westga.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Judo, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Equestrian Sports, Judo, Rock Climbing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Dodgeball, Golf, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Daryl Dickey (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Gulf South Conference
Mascot
Wolves
School colors
blue and red

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Computer Science
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminology
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Economics/Secondary Education
Educational Leadership
English
Finance
Foreign Languages
Geography
Geology
Global Studies
Health/Community Wellness
History
International Economic Affairs
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Media
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory/Composition
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional Accounting
Professional Counseling
Professional Counseling/Supervision
Psychology
Psychology: Consciousness/Society
Public Administration
Reading Education
Real Estate
School Improvement
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Sports Management
Teaching
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Criminology
  3. Management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

13,520

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

11,229
students

Female
63%
7,099

Male
37%
4,130

17%

2,291
students

Female
78%
1,782

Male
22%
509

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

8,938
students

Female
63%
5,608

Male
37%
3,330

21%

2,291
students

Female
66%
1,491

Male
34%
800

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
38%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
Countries most often represented Canada
Ghana
Jamaica
Mexico
Niger
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Paul Sargent
Assistant Director of International Student Admissions & Programs
678 839-4780
global@westga.edu

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