Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America—launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class public education.

A top value in public higher education and research, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges, from combating infectious diseases and creating a dependable food supply to advancing economic growth and strengthening cyber and global security. Located approximately an hour northeast of Atlanta, the university thrives in a community that combines a culture-rich college town with a strong economic center.

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): $47,372


  • 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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