University of Georgia

University of Georgia Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Georgia Ranked?

Quality Badge

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 Georgia was awarded 742 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is family and consumer sciences/human sciences communication.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UGA as #116 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 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 #143 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UGA also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UGA?

Acceptance Rate

University of Georgia has an acceptance rate of 54%, 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 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

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 92%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  92 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Georgia

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Georgia has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 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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University of Georgia Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 29,848 undergraduates at UGA with 28,175 being full-time and 1,673 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Georgia Cost?

The overall average net price of UGA is $13,649. 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 +
$7,541 $10,241 $14,748 $17,105 $17,369

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 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 2.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UGA make around $50,500 per year during the early years of their employment. 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

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 127 majors graduated from University of Georgia. Of these students, 8,568 received undergraduate degrees and 2,802 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 608 $55,200
General Biology 546 $24,100
General Psychology 473 $26,700
Public Relations & Advertising 348 $39,400
Marketing 338 $45,100
Management Information Systems 306 $65,000
Health & Physical Education 270 $31,400
Computer Science 268 $67,200
Insurance 245 $53,400
International Relations & National Security 227 $31,200

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 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 2018-2019, 5,389 students took at least one online class at University of Georgia. This is an increase from the 4,700 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 5,389 828
2017-2018 4,700 743
2016-2017 3,712 632
2015-2016 2,783 547
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.


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