Home to about 29,765 undergraduates in 2020, UGA is a very large, public university located in Athens, Georgia. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, UGA offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by UGA can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our UGA Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at UGA. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit UGA Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", UGA does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit UGA Veteran Services . For more information, check out our UGA for Veterans Guide.
For students with young families, UGA does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
UGA offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
UGA has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 29,765 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 27,888 (93.7%). Part-time attendance was 1,877 (6.3%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, UGA receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank UGA #623 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at UGA by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the UGA Diversity Guide.
UGA has a total of 682 student athletes, 311 men and 371 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to University of Georgia Athletics