Resources › For Students and Parents University of Georgia: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Dessothompson/Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated April 14, 2020 The University of Georgia is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 47%. Founded in 1785, UGA has the distinction of being the oldest state-chartered university in the U.S. With over 38,000 students, the University of Georgia is the largest school in Georgia's university system. The university's home of Athens is the quintessential college town, and UGA's attractive 615-acre campus features everything from historic buildings to contemporary high rises. For high-achieving students looking for the feel of a smaller liberal arts college, UGA has a strong Honors Program comprised of approximately 2,500 students. Honors Program students take smaller classes and have close interaction with the faculty. Student life at UGA is active with a wide range of clubs, activities, and organizations. On the athletic front, the Georgia Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC). Considering applying to UGA? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, University of Georgia had an acceptance rate of 47%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 47 students were admitted, making UGA's admissions process competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 28,065 Percent Admitted 47% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 41% SAT Scores and Requirements The University of Georgia requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 69% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 630 700 Math 610 710 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of UGA's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UGA scored between 630 and 700, while 25% scored below 630 and 25% scored above 700. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 610 and 710, while 25% scored below 610 and 25% scored above 710. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1460 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at University of Georgia. Requirements UGA does not require the optional SAT essay section. Note that the University of Georgia participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. At UGA, SAT Subject tests are not required. ACT Scores and Requirements The University of Georgia requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 67% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 27 34 Math 26 30 Composite 30 34 This admissions data tells us that most of UGA's admitted students fall within the top 7% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to the University of Georgia received a composite ACT score between 30 and 34, while 25% scored above 34 and 25% scored below 30. Requirements UGA does not require the optional ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, UGA superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2019, the middle 50% of University of Georgia's incoming freshman class had high school GPAs between 3.95 and 4.2. 25% had a GPA above 4.2 and 25% had a GPA below 3.95. These results suggest that most successful applicants to the University of Georgia have primarily A grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of Georgia Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Georgia. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances The University of Georgia is a selective public university where fewer than half of applicants are accepted. The primary criteria for admission is high grades and a rigorous course schedule. Required high school coursework includes four years of English, math, and science, three years of social studies, and two years of the same foreign language. Beyond GPA and a challenging high school curriculum, the next most important admission criteria at UGA is standardized test scores. UGA also requires that all applicants submit a school counselor evaluation letter and applicants have the opportunity to submit an optional academic letter of recommendation to improve their application. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of students who got in had a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1050 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 21 or better. The higher those numbers are, the more likely a student is to be accepted. All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and University of Georgia Undergraduate Admissions Office. How Competitive Is UT Dallas' Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Washington's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Pittsburgh's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is FSU's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is UCSB's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Loyola Marymount University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Georgia Tech's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Rhode Island's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Villanova University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Richmond's Admissions Process? 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