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University of Georgia Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Georgia. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Georgia Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, 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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UGA is ranked #143 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

UGA is also ranked #3 out of 56 schools in Georgia.

See all of the rankings for University of Georgia.

Is It Hard to Get Into UGA?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Georgia you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 54%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, University of Georgia is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 95% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Georgia enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UGA for first-time, full-time students is 62%, which is better than 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 29,611 undergraduates at UGA with 27,947 being full-time and 1,664 being part-time.

UGA Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

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How Much Money Do UGA Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UGA make about $50,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UGA students 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 situated in Athens, Georgia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city 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 127 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
International Relations & National Security 248 $31,200
Management Information Systems 248 $65,000
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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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Notes and References


*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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