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University of West Georgia Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of West 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 West Georgia Ranked?

2022 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 195 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, University of West Georgia is ranked #1,173 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when University of West Georgia held the #1,261 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

University of West Georgia also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of West Georgia?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of West Georgia is 78%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that University of West Georgia is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 54% 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 480 and 580. Math scores were between 420 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 480 to 580 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 420 to 510 )
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University of West Georgia received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for University of West Georgia  ( 17 to 22 )
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Learn more about University of West Georgia admissions.

University of West Georgia Faculty

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 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of West Georgia

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of West 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  73 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 19% for first-time, full-time students at University of West Georgia, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  19 out of 100
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University of West Georgia Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of University of West Georgia is $16,124. 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 +
$13,763 $14,950 $17,309 $19,129 $19,531

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 61% of students took out student loans averaging $5,897 a year. That adds up to $23,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of West Georgia is 8.8%. 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?

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 $38,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of West Georgia

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
Website: www.westga.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-West-Georgia/82958952731
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uwgmedia

University of West Georgia Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from University of West Georgia. Of these students, 1,968 received undergraduate degrees and 725 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
Business Administration & Management 180 $41,859
General Psychology 176 $26,005
Nursing 150 $67,979
Criminology 142 $33,592
Journalism 131 $26,086
General Biology 120 $26,868
Marketing 112 $40,295
Teacher Education Grade Specific 110 $36,061
Recreation Administration 101 $32,094
Health Sciences & Services 70 $15,552

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

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 2019-2020, 11,474 students took at least one online class at University of West Georgia. This is an increase from the 8,295 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 11,474 5,003
2018-2019 8,295 3,645
2017-2018 8,087 3,394
2016-2017 7,295 2,878
2015-2016 6,590 2,419

Learn more about online learning at University of West Georgia.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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