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University of Georgia is a public institution located in Athens, Georgia. The city atmosphere of Athens makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

3,055 Undergraduate Degrees
545 Graduate Degrees
$32,855 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
54% Acceptance Rate

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University of Georgia Rankings

We have ranked UGA as #70 out of 1,018 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 30 schools in Georgia.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UGA has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UGA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UGA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Colleges for Management Information Systems College Factual
#11 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Marketing College Factual
#35 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#38 Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management College Factual
#260 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Georgia?

Location of University of Georgia

Contact details for UGA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Building, Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-3000

How Do I Get Into UGA?

You can apply to UGA online at:

Admission Requirements for UGA

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UGA?

54% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
68% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 54%, UGA does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.

Average Test Scores

About 68% of students accepted to UGA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 690. Math scores were between 590 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Georgia  ( 610 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Georgia  ( 590 to 680 )
UGA received ACT scores from 74% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 33. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Georgia  ( 26 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Georgia  ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Georgia  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford University of Georgia?

$32,855 Net Price
33% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UGA is $32,855. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UGA, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,986 a year. That adds up to $23,944 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UGA is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Georgia Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,175 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,848 undergraduate students at UGA, with 28,175 being full-time and 1,673 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UGA

There are also 9,072 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,175 full-time undergraduates at UGA, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UGA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Georgia students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UGA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,982
Black or African American 2,115
Hispanic or Latino 1,815
White 19,324
International Students 468
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,471

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at University of Georgia. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 98 countries are represented at UGA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Georgia

743 Took All Classes Online
4,700 Took At Least One Class Online
29.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at UGA. In 2017-2018, 4,700 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UGA has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 29th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UGA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Georgia was 29.2%. This is the #579 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UGA regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UGA majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Business/Commerce 30%
General Business/Commerce 30%
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UGA ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UGA.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration #16
Human Resource Management #25
General Business/Commerce #37
General Business/Commerce #37

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Georgia Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Finance 0 617 0 0 0 617
General Business Administration and Management 0 193 0 247 8 448
Accounting 0 194 0 142 0 336
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0 329 0 0 0 329
General Management Information Systems 0 248 0 0 0 248
Insurance 0 207 0 0 0 207
Advertising 0 171 0 0 0 171
Public Relations 0 156 0 0 0 156
Entrepreneurship 142 0 0 0 0 142
Business Economics 0 106 0 5 4 115
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0 112 0 0 0 112
Real Estate 0 108 0 0 0 108
Organizational Leadership 87 0 0 0 0 87
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 2 55 0 9 0 66
General Economics 0 66 0 0 0 66
Agricultural Economics 0 41 0 13 8 62
Fashion Merchandising 0 53 0 0 0 53
General Business/Commerce 0 47 0 0 0 47
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0 0 32 12 0 44
Actuarial Science 44 0 0 0 0 44
Political Communication 44 0 0 0 0 44
Sports Communication 33 0 0 0 0 33
Marketing Research 0 0 0 25 0 25
Management Science 0 0 0 24 0 24
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 0 0 0 16 0 16
TOTAL 352 2,703 32 493 20 3,600


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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