University of Georgia

University of Georgia

Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class public education. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on learning and extensive outreach. A top value in public higher education and research, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges. Located in the Classic City of Athens, approximately 90 minutes northeast of Atlanta, the university thrives in a community that combines a culture-rich college town with a strong economic center.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Culinary
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Our office utilizes a whole-student review model to make admission decisions. Primary consideration is academic and focuses on grades earned in high school, rigor of curriculum and test scores. Secondary consideration is given to factors not seen in the numbers and includes intellectual pursuits, creative endeavors and intercultural experiences; public service, co-curricular activities, community involvement, leadership and family commitments; integrity and personal maturity.

Required Materials
  • Application Fee — $70 for Domestic Students, $85 for International Students
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • Secondary School Report or Counselor Recommendation
  • Early Action – October 15th (materials due 10/29)
  • Regular Decision – January 1st (materials due 1/15)

Additional Information

Last year, UGA awarded more than $32.6 million in scholarships and awards from University and University Foundation funds to undergraduate students. Most academic (merit-based) scholarships for first-year students are awarded during the Admissions process and are primarily based on academic factors that are submitted by the applicant. All scholarships awarded by the Undergraduate Admissions office are renewable for eight semesters of full-time enrollment, or the completion of a Bachelor’s degree. To renew the scholarship each year, students must maintain specific academic requirements which are detailed in the award letter.

In addition to merit-based scholarships, the Office of Student Financial Aid offers renewable need-based aid. For consideration of need-based scholarships or other federal, state or institutional need-based aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. The University of Georgia is pleased to offer the Georgia Commitment Scholars Program which is a need-based scholarship program that is open to first-year students. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and comes with a variety of programs and resources to support student success.

Visit us

By visiting our website, you can explore the different opportunities you have to learn more about the University of Georgia both in-person and virtually. The Campus Visit Experience is an in-person event that consists of a brief presentation by Admissions followed by a walking tour of North Campus led by current student tour guide. We also offer Self-Guided Tour options that allow you to explore our campus at your own pace.

"I learned UGA doesn’t have one single story for a college experience. That alone was a deciding factor; there is so much to do and get involved in at UGA. I discovered that this school was one I could never be bored at and opportunities were endless."

Jaylen Black, Class of 2019
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School location

210 South Jackson St
Athens, GA 30602, United States of America

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