University of North Georgia: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

University of North Georgia

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The University of North Georgia is a public university with an acceptance rate of 81%. Formed in 2013 by the merging of Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University, the University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia. The institution is comprised of five campuses: Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee. On the 630-acre Dahlonega campus, the iconic Price Memorial Hall is a former U.S. Mint and a nationally registered historic site. The university is one of only six Senior Military Colleges in the United States. Students can choose from over 100 fields of study with biology, management, psychology, nursing, marketing, and education being among the most popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 20-to-1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the UNG Nightwaks compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference.

Considering applying to the University of North Georgia? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, the University of North Georgia had an acceptance rate of 81%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 81 students were admitted, making UNG's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 11,145
Percent Admitted 81%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 49%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of North Georgia requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 67% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 535 640
Math 490 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of University of North Georgia's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UNG scored between 535 and 640, while 25% scored below 535 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 490 and 590, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1230 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at the University of North Georgia.

Requirements

The University of North Georgia does not require the SAT essay section. Note that UNG 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.

ACT Scores and Requirements

The University of North Georgia requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 33% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 19 25
Math 18 25
Composite 20 25

This admissions data tells us that most of UNG's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to the University of North Georgia received a composite ACT score between 20 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

The University of North Georgia does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. The optional ACT writing section is not required by the University of North Georgia.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of the University of North Georgia's incoming freshmen class was 3.56, and over 61% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to UNG have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

The University of North Georgia, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's minimum range, you have a strong chance of being accepted. The minimum requirements for admission are a high school GPA of 2.0, an ACT score of 20 for the English section and 18 for the math section, or an SAT evidence-based reading and writing score of 530 and a math score of 480.

UNG also requires that applicants have completed the rigorous high school curriculum specified for universities in the University System of Georgia: four Carnegie units of college preparatory English, math, and science, three Carnegie units of college preparatory social science, and two Carnegie units of the same foreign language, or 2 units of American Sign Language or computer science. UNG utilizes a freshmen index that combines applicants' GPA in required coursework with standardized test scores to determine eligibility for admission.

Applicants who do not meet the bachelor's degree admissions requirements will automatically be considered for admission to UNG's associate degree programs.  If admitted to an associate program, enrolled students may internally transfer to a bachelor's degree programs when eligible.

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