UGA by the Numbers

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January 27, 1785, by the Georgia General Assembly. UGA is the first state-chartered university in America.


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


Main campus: 460 buildings on 762 acres.
Total acreage in 30 Georgia counties: 41,539 acres

Work Force

(As of October 2015)
Faculty (instr./rsrch/pub. svc): 2,999
Admin./other professional: 4,329
Tech./clerical/crafts/maint.: 3,042
Total: 10,370

Annual Budget (FY 2015):

$1.48 billion (27.4% provided by the state of Georgia)

Research (FY2014)

Externally sponsored research expenditures: $203.42 million

Intellectual Property Income: $6.6 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, 1933
  • 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 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections.

Enrollment – Fall Semester 2015

Undergraduate: 27,547
Graduate/Professional: 8,583
Total: 36,130
(This total includes students enrolled at UGA extended campuses in Gwinnett County, Tifton, Griffin and Buckhead.) 

Student Activities

More than 600 registered student organizations, including 32 social fraternities and 26 social sororities

Student Scholastic Achievement

2015 Freshmen : 4,977 total; Avg. SAT score: 1301; Avg. GPA: 3.91

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

The University of Georgia is a national leader among public universities in the numbers of major scholarships earned by our students. Since 1995, UGA has produced nine Rhodes Scholars, five Gates Cambridge Scholars, seven Marshall Scholars, three Mitchell Scholars, 49 Goldwater Scholars, 13 Truman Scholars, 13 Udall Scholars and 36 Boren Scholars. 112 UGA students were offered Fulbright Scholarships in the past 15 years. The Chronicle of Higher Education lists the University of Georgia as one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright students by type of institution.

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: 5 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
  • Institute of Medicine members: 1 faculty
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences members: 9 faculty

Academic Offerings

  • 25 Baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields
  • 34 Master’s degrees in 130 fields
  • Specialist in Education degree in 18 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

U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges” edition has UGA ranked 21st among public universities. Kiplinger Magazine ranks UGA 12th in its 2016 list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.”

Total Living Alumni

Approximately 300,000.

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.
  • home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for excellence in television and radio news, entertainment and children’s programming.
  • home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, State Museum of Art, and State Museum of Natural History.
  • 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. 

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