Resources › For Students and Parents University of West Georgia Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Adamson Square in Downtown Carrollton. abbydonkrafts / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs 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 August 09, 2017 University of West Georgia Description: Established in 1906, the University of West Georgia is a comprehensive university located in Carrollton, Georgia. Carrollton, with a population of around 25,000 is about 50 miles west of downtown Atlanta. Undergraduates have 59 programs from which to chose with preprofessional fields in nursing, education and business being some of the most popular. Students with strong GPAs, SAT scores or ACT scores should look into the Honors College which offers a curriculum with more emphasis on research and student initiative. Academics are supported by a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the student life front, the University of West Georgia is home to over 100 student organizations including a substantial fraternity and sorority system. Students can also join performing arts ensembles, academic honor societies, recreational sports teams, and religious organizations. In athletics, the UWG Wolves compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, and track and field. Admissions Data (2016): University of West Georgia Acceptance Rate: 59%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 440 / 510SAT Math: 430 / 500SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 18 / 22ACT English: 18 / 22ACT Math: 17 / 21What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 13,308 (11,155 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female81% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $6,143 (in-state); $16,717 (out-of-state)Books: $1,500 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,648Other Expenses: $6,195Total Cost: $22,486 (in-state); $33,060 (out-of-state) University of West Georgia Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 94%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 84%Loans: 67%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,463Loans: $6,049 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Marketing, Nursing, Sociology, Criminology, Finance, Art, English Literature Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%Transfer Out Rate: 22%4-Year Graduation Rate: 17%6-Year Graduation Rate: 41% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, BasketballWomen's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like University of West Georgia, You May Also Like These Schools: Georgia State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Mississippi: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSavannah State University: Profile University of North Georgia: Profile Clark Atlanta University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAuburn University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Alabama: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphEmory University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMercer University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphFort Valley State University: Profile Columbus State University: Profile Valdosta State University: Profile University of West Georgia Mission Statement: mission statement from the official University of West Georgia website "The University of West Georgia seeks to achieve preeminence in providing educational excellence in a personal environment through an intellectually stimulating and supportive community for its students, faculty, and staff."