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University of Georgia Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Georgia ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Georgia Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Georgia was awarded 201 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

UGA landed the #143 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

UGA also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Georgia.

Is It Hard to Get Into UGA?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Georgia is a competitive 54%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 Composite scores ranged between 26 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Georgia  ( 26 to 31 )

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University of Georgia Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Georgia, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Georgia is 91%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  91 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Georgia

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Georgia has a freshmen retention rate of 95%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UGA the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 62%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  62 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at UGA

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 28,848 undergraduates at UGA with 27,142 being full-time and 1,706 being part-time.

UGA Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for UGA is 83.60 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  83.60 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Georgia Cost?

The overall average net price of UGA is $13,971. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UGA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,023 $11,611 $14,528 $16,974 $17,093

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UGA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,283 a year. That adds up to $25,132 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.

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How Much Money Do UGA Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UGA make around $50,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UGA graduates since it is 27% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Georgia make the most money.

Location of University of Georgia

University of Georgia is a public institution located in Athens, Georgia. Athens is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of University of Georgia

Contact details for UGA are given below.

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

University of Georgia Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 147 majors graduated from University of Georgia. Of these students, 8,022 received undergraduate degrees and 2,795 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 617 $55,200
General Psychology 447 $26,700
General Biology 421 $24,100
Marketing 329 $45,100
Public Relations & Advertising 327 $39,400
Health & Physical Education 252 $31,400
Management Information Systems 248 $65,000
International Relations & National Security 248 $31,200
Political Science & Government 218 $31,900
Computer Science 215 $67,200

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Georgia along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UGA

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 4,700 students took at least one online class at University of Georgia. This is an increase from the 3,712 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,700 743
2016-2017 3,712 632
2015-2016 2,783 547
2014-2015 2,232 439
2013-2014 1,412 276

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