University of West Georgia Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Adamson Square in Downtown Carrollton
Adamson Square in Downtown Carrollton. abbydonkrafts / Flickr

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):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,308 (11,155 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 81% 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: $8,648
    • Other Expenses: $6,195
    • Total 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 Aid
      • Grants: 84%
      • Loans: 67%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $6,463
      • Loans: $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, Basketball
    • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    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."