Founded in 1785 as the United States' first state-chartered university, The University of Georgia (UGA) is the oldest and largest of Georgia's institutions of higher learning and claims the title of the oldest public research university in the United States.

UGA is a land and sea grant research university and a national leader among public universities in the numbers of major scholarships earned by our students.

Research expenditures totaled $255.06 million, and UGA offers over 170 degree programs.

UGA has over 37,000 students and is located in Athens, which is 80 miles from Atlanta, GA (busiest airport in the world).

Basic details

  • Region: Southeast
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 50%
  • Average ACT score: 29-33
  • Average SAT range: 1330-1460
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Agriculture; Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Arts; Art History; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Education; Economics; Engineering; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Fisheries; Forestry; Genetics; Gender Studies; Geography; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Labour/Industrial Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Museum Studies; Military Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Oceanography; Paleontology; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Veterinary Medicine; Urban Studies; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $40,688


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Women's Bowling; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Equestrian; Men's Fencing; Women's Field Hockey; Women's Fencing; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Gymnastics; Men's Ice Hockey; Women's Gymnastics; Women's Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rifle; Women's Rifle; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Women's Rugby; Men's Skiing; Women's Skiing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Women's Volleyball; Men's Water Polo; Women's Water Polo; Men's Wrestling; Women's Wrestling

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