UGA by the Numbers


January 27, 1785, by the Georgia General Assembly. UGA is the birthplace of public higher education in America.


Athens, Georgia (Clarke County), about 60 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.


Main campus: 465 buildings on 762 acres.
Total acreage in 31 Georgia counties: 39,743 acres

Work Force

(As of October 2016)
Faculty (instruction/research/public service): 3,060
Administrative/other professional: 4,475
Technical/clerical/crafts/maintenance: 3,130
Total: 10,665

Annual Budget (FY 2018):

$1.64 billion

Research (FY 2017)

Research and development expenditures: $458 million
Licensing Revenue: $8.7 million

Schools and Colleges

The University of Georgia is a comprehensive land and sea grant institution composed of 17 schools and colleges. They are, in order of founding:

  • Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 1801
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 1859
  • School of Law, 1859
  • College of Pharmacy, 1903
  • Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, 1906
  • College of Education, 1908
  • Graduate School, 1910
  • C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business, 1912
  • Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1915
  • College of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1918
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, 1946
  • School of Social Work, 1964
  • College of Environment and Design, 1969
  • School of Public and International Affairs, 2001
  • College of Public Health, 2005
  • Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology, 2007
  • College of Engineering, 2012

The university is also home to the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership.


Ranked among the nation’s best research libraries. Total of 5.2 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections.

Enrollment — Fall Semester 2017

Undergraduate: 28,848
Graduate/Professional: 8,758
Total: 37,606
(This total includes students enrolled at UGA extended campuses in Gwinnett County, Tifton, Griffin and Buckhead.)

Student Activities

More than 700 registered student organizations

Student Scholastic Achievement

2016 Freshmen: 5,800+
Avg. SAT score: 1344
Avg. GPA: 4.0

Honors Program: 2,500, including 525 first years
Freshman average SAT score: 1469 (critical reading and math sections only); average ACT score: 33 (English and math sections only); GPA: 4.07

Among public universities, the University of Georgia is one of the nation’s top three producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past two decades. UGA is also home to hundreds of major scholarship winners, including:

  • 24 Rhodes Scholars
  • 7 Gates Cambridge Scholars
  • 7 Marshall Scholars
  • 53 Goldwater Scholars
  • 20 Truman Scholars
  • 16 Udall Scholars
  • 37 Boren Scholars
  • 112 Fulbright Student Scholars
  • 3 Schwarzman Scholars
  • 3 Mitchell Scholars

Notably, in 2014–15 the University of Georgia was among only seven universities nationwide with recipients of all three major national undergraduate scholarships: the Goldwater, Truman and Udall.

Honors and Awards

  • National Academy of Sciences members: 6 faculty
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: 58 faculty
  • National Academy of Engineering members: 1 faculty
  • National Academy of Public Administration members: 5 faculty
  • National Academy of Medicine members: 1 faculty
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences members: 9 faculty

Academic Offerings

  • 25 Baccalaureate degrees in more than 143 fields
  • 30 Master’s degrees in 130 fields
  • Specialist in Education degree in 10 major fields
  • 4 Doctoral degrees in 98 areas
  • Professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine
  • More than 170 Study Abroad & exchange programs


NCAA Division I, Southeastern Conference
9 men’s varsity sports
12 women’s varsity sports
42 national championships, including 30 since 1999

What the College Guides Say

Kiplinger Magazine ranks UGA 12th in its 2018 list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Colleges” edition has UGA ranked 16th among public universities while Forbes lists UGA No. 17 on its list of colleges that dominate both academically and athletically.

Total Living Alumni


The University of Georgia…

  • …is home of the 115,000-square-foot Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, housing the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library; the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies; the Walter J. Brown Media Archives, and the Peabody Collection.
  • …is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for excellence in television and radio news, entertainment and children’s programming.
  • …is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, State Museum of Art, and State Museum of Natural History.
  • …is home of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.
  • …has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.
  • …ranks 5th nationally by short-term duration of study abroad


Jere W. Morehead, President

Pamela Whitten, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Timothy M. Chester, Vice President for Information Technology

J. Griffin Doyle, Vice President for Government Relations

Jennifer L. Frum, Vice President for Public Service and Outreach

Karri Hobson-Pape, Vice President for Marketing & Communications

David C. Lee, Vice President for Research

Kelly K. Kerner, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Ryan A. Nesbit, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Rahul Shrivastav, Vice President for Instruction

Victor K. Wilson, Vice President for Student Affairs


The University of Georgia is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.