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University of West Georgia Data & Information Overview

80 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
70% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of West Georgia Ranked?

#1,256 Best Colleges in Nation
#31 Best Colleges in GA
Organizational Leadership Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 West Georgia was awarded 80 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is organizational leadership.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University of West Georgia as #1,256 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

University of West Georgia also holds the #31 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of West Georgia?

70% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of West Georgia you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 70%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to University of West Georgia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 440 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 440 to 530 )
University of West Georgia received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 18 to 24 )

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University of West Georgia Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
81% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of West Georgia is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 West Georgia is 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of West Georgia

69% Freshmen Retention
21% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of West Georgia is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at University of West Georgia is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

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University of West Georgia Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,528 Full-Time Undergraduates
52.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
65.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,331 undergraduates at University of West Georgia with 7,528 being full-time and 2,803 being part-time.

How Much Does University of West Georgia Cost?

$16,588 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
$22,992 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of University of West Georgia is $16,588. 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 University of West Georgia

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,228 $15,054 $18,026 $19,424 $20,069

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 University of West Georgia, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of West Georgia, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,748 a year. That adds up to $22,992 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of West Georgia is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do University of West Georgia Graduates Make?

$45,011 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from University of West Georgia make about $45,011 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for University of West Georgia students since it is 6% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of West Georgia

Georgia State
7,528 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
University of West Georgia is a public institution located in Carrollton, Georgia. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Carrollton draws many to the area.

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Contact details for University of West Georgia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118-0001
Phone: 678-839-5000

University of West Georgia Majors

45 Majors With Completions
1,983 Undergraduate Degrees
524 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from University of West Georgia. Of these students, 1,983 received undergraduate degrees and 524 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
General Psychology 201 $26,231
Nursing 178 $67,021
Business Administration & Management 166 $41,073
Criminology 126 $31,891
Journalism 117 $24,306
General Biology 113 $24,982
Marketing 101 $38,538
Special Education 101 $38,302
Teacher Education Grade Specific 95 $36,730
Health Sciences & Services 94 $20,108

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

Online Learning at University of West Georgia

76% Take At Least One Class Online
39% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 9,634 students took at least one online class at University of West Georgia. This is a decrease from the 11,474 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 9,634 4,945
2019-2020 11,474 5,003
2018-2019 8,295 3,645
2017-2018 8,087 3,394
2016-2017 7,295 2,878

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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.


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