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University of Georgia Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
40% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Georgia Ranked?

#72 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in GA
Elementary Education Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

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 Georgia was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is elementary education.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UGA as #72 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UGA held the #79 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UGA is also ranked #3 out of 68 schools in Georgia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UGA?

40% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
45% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Georgia has an acceptance rate of 40%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UGA.

Average Test Scores

About 45% 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 640 and 720. Math scores were between 630 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Georgia  ( 640 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Georgia  ( 630 to 730 )
UGA received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Georgia  ( 29 to 33 )

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University of Georgia Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
93% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Georgia is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 93%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  93 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Georgia

95% Freshmen Retention
65% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 65%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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University of Georgia Undergraduate Student Diversity

27,888 Full-Time Undergraduates
29.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 29,765 undergraduates at UGA with 27,888 being full-time and 1,877 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Georgia Cost?

$14,257 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
$25,924 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UGA is $14,257. 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 +
$8,303 $10,688 $15,037 $17,630 $17,971

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

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 UGA, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $6,481 a year. That adds up to $25,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UGA is 1.9%. 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?

$59,769 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 UGA make about $59,769 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UGA graduates since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of University of Georgia

Georgia State
27,888 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Located in Athens, Georgia, University of Georgia is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for UGA are given below.

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

University of Georgia Majors

124 Majors With Completions
8,997 Undergraduate Degrees
2,742 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 124 majors graduated from University of Georgia. Of these students, 8,997 received undergraduate degrees and 2,742 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 Biology 557 $21,614
Finance & Financial Management 519 $56,462
General Psychology 515 $26,130
Marketing 395 $47,961
Political Science & Government 395 $33,737
Management Information Systems 342 $67,138
Public Relations & Advertising 310 $40,201
International Relations & National Security 264 $34,590
Computer Science 256 $70,908
Health & Physical Education 244 $27,788

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

Online Learning at UGA

20% Take At Least One Class Online
3% 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, 7,878 students took at least one online class at University of Georgia. This is an increase from the 6,158 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 7,878 1,136
2019-2020 6,158 880
2018-2019 5,389 828
2017-2018 4,700 743
2016-2017 3,712 632

Learn more about online learning at University of Georgia.

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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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