University of Georgia

Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Brief Description

As the flagship university in the state, the University of Georgia (UGA) is located on a vast 759-acre campus in the heart of Athens, Georgia. First established in 1785, the University of Georgia became the first state-chartered university in the United States. Not only is it the oldest and largest of higher education institutions in Georgia, it claims the title of the oldest public university in the entire nation with the College of William and Mary and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Today, the campus has been named as a protected historical district by the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Offering more than 140 degree programs in a wide range of fields and levels, the University of Georgia is now home for more than 34,450 students and 2,850 faculty members. All of the programs have been fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as part of the University System of Georgia. UGA has been classified as a land, sea, and space grant research university with very high research activity by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement for Teaching. It is also one of only 126 member institutions that are included within the Association of Research Libraries.

According to the 2014 edition of the U.S. News and World Report survey, UGA is the 60th best college and 20th top public school in the country. The university ranks in the top 50 for its programs in education, biological engineering, law, biological sciences, theoretical chemistry, clinical psychology, fine arts, pharmacy, political science, public health, social work, sociology, and veterinary medicine. Of particular note, the renowned UGA Public Affairs program is ranked as the 4th best in the nation.

Affectionately nicknamed as the Georgia Bulldogs, the intercollegiate sports teams compete within the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Since founding the SEC more than 120 years ago, the university has brought home 130 conference championships and 39 national championships in various sports. Named as one of the 25 fittest universities in America by Men's Fitness magazine, UGA is home to the Ramsey Student Center that is considered one of the largest recreation facilities in the nation.

The University of Georgia has a strong alumni network of more than 275,000 Bulldogs worldwide that includes 25 Georgia governors, 18 presidents or provosts of U.S. colleges or universities, and nine Pulitzer Prize winners. Some of the most notable alumni include Founding Father Abraham Baldwin, nuclear physicist Eugene T. Booth, country singer Jason Aldean, sports broadcaster Ernie Johnson Jr., actress Kim Basinger, television personality Ryan Seacrest, and celebrity chef Alton Brown.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 24213

Total institution enrollment: 31288

School type: 4-year public

School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 Disciplines.

Campus Location

Main Address

University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602


(706) 542-3000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 44%

Female undergraduate population: 56%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree

Accounting And Finance
Adult And Continuing Teacher Education
Advertising And Marketing
Agricultural Business / Agribusiness Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Mechanization General
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences General
Agronomy And Crop Science
Animal Sciences General
Applied Mathematics General
Art History Criticism And Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Arts And Design
Astronomy General
Biological And Physical Sciences
Biology General
Botany General
Broadcast Journalism
Business / Managerial Economics
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Business Teacher Education Vocational
Cell Biology
Chemistry General
Classics And Classical Languages And Literature
Clothing / Apparel And Textile Studies
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistic
Communication Disorders General
Comparative Literature
Computer And Information Sciences General
Consumer Economics And Science
Counseling And Psychology
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Criminal Justice General
Curriculum And Instruction
Dairy Science
Dietetics / Human Nutritional Services
Drama / Theater Arts General
Drama And Dance Teacher Education
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education General
Education Of The Gifted And Talented
Education Other
Educational / Instructional Media Design
Educational Psychology
Educational Supervision
Elementary Teacher Education
English Language And Literature General
English Teacher Education
Environmental Health
Family Resource Management Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance General
Fine / Studio Arts
Fishing And Fisheries Sciences And Management
Food Sciences And Technology
Foods And Nutrition Studies General
Foreign Languages And Literatures General
Foreign Languages Teacher Education
Forestry General
Forestry Sciences
French Language And Literature
Genetics Plant And Animal
German Language And Literature
Greek Language And Literature
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education Administration
Historic Preservation Conservation
History General
Home Economics Communications
Home Economics Teacher Education
Horticulture Services Operations And Management
Hotel / Motel And Restaurant Management
Housing Studies General
Human Resources Management
Individual And Family Development Studie
Information Sciences And Systems
Insurance And Risk Management
International Business
Italian Language And Literature
Japanese Language And Literature
Journalism And Mass Communication Other
Junior High / Intermediate / Middle School Teacher
Juridical Science / Legal Specialization
Labor / Personnel Relations And Studies
Landscape Architecture
Landscaping Operations And Management
Latin Language And Literature
Law And Legal Studies Other
Law Llb Jd
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems And Business Data
Marine / Aquatic Biology
Marketing Operations / Distribution Teac
Marketing Research
Mass Communications
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Microbiology / Bacteriology
Music General
Music General Performance
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory And Composition
Music Therapy
Natural Resources Conservation General
Pharmacology Human And Animal
Pharmacy B Pharm Pharm D
Pharmacy Other
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physics General
Physiology Human And Animal
Plant Pathology
Plant Protection / Pest Management
Political Science And Government General
Poultry Science
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychology General
Public Administration
Public Relations
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Reading Teacher Education
Real Estate
Religion / Religious Studies
Russian Language And Literature
School Psychology
Science Teacher Education General
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Soil Sciences
Spanish Language And Literature
Special Education General
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Speech Language Pathology And Audiology
Sport And Fitness Administration / Management
Technical Teacher Education Vocational
Technology / Industrial Arts Teacher
Turf Management
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Ms Phd
Veterinary Medicine Dvm
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Wildlife And Wildlands Management
Zoology General