University of Georgia Admissions

UGA SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

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The University of Georgia has only moderately selective admissions, with a 54 percent acceptance rate. You're likely going to need average or above-average grades and SAT scores / ACT scores to get admitted to UGA. The admissions folks will be looking for grades up in the "A" range along with a record of taking challenging high school courses. The school has holistic admissions, so interesting extracurricular involvement and strong recommendations can help in the admissions process. 

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 54%
  • UGA Admissions Graph: GPA, SAT Scores, and ACT Scores
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 570 / 670
    • SAT Math: 570 / 670
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 26 / 31
    • ACT English: 26 / 33
    • ACT Math: 25 / 30
    • ACT Writing: - / -

University of Georgia Description

With over 36,000 students, the University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest school in Georgia's university system. Founded in 1785, UGA has the distinction of being the oldest state-chartered university in the U.S. The school'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 the high-achieving student who wants the feel of a liberal arts college education, UGA has a well-respected Honors Program of about 2,500 students who get to take special small classes and have close interaction with the faculty. Student life is also 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).

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 36,574 (27,951 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,634 (in-state); $29,844 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,006 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,616
  • Other Expenses: $3,952
  • Total Cost: $26,208 (in-state); $44,418 (out-of-state)

University of Georgia Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 34%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,350
    • Loans: $5,925

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Advertising, Biology, Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

    Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 7%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

    • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Swimming, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Tennis
    • Women's Sports: Basketball, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming

    Data Source

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    University of Georgia Mission Statement:

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    "The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's flagship institution of higher education. It is also the state's oldest, most comprehensive and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, 'to teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things,' reflects the university's integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state's and nation's intellectual, cultural and environmental heritage..."