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
(As of October 2016)
Faculty (instr./rsrch/pub. svc): 3,060
Admin./other professional: 4,475
Annual Budget (FY 2015):
$1.48 billion (27.4% provided by the state of Georgia)
Research (FY 2014)
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, 2001
- 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 2016
(This total includes students enrolled at UGA extended campuses in Gwinnett County, Tifton, Griffin and Buckhead.)
More than 600 registered student organizations, including 35 social fraternities and 27 social sororities
Student Scholastic Achievement
2016 Freshmen: 5,420 total; Avg. SAT score: 1258; Avg. GPA: 3.97
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, six Marshall Scholars, three Mitchell Scholars, 51 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: 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
- 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 10th in its 2017 list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges” edition has UGA ranked 18th among public universities while Forbes lists UGA No. 16 on its list of "Top 25 Public Colleges 2017."
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.