The University of Georgia has a $6.3 billion annual economic impact on the state through earnings of our graduates, externally funded research activity and job and business creation through public service and outreach. A thriving state starts here.
Hamilton Holmes simply wanted to become a doctor. Charlayne Hunter simply wanted to become a journalist. Their first steps into the Academic Building on Jan. 9, 1961, left a lasting footprint on the UGA landscape.
The Georgia Power Company has not only been providing electricity to the state for more than a century but also has been a longtime supporter of the University of Georgia. The company was the first corporate sponsor to establish a Georgia Commitment scholarship, designed to increase need-based aide for students.
UGA’s record-breaking number of acceptances for the Fulbright U.S. student program earned the university its highest ranking yet on the student list of Fulbright Top Producers.
UGA graduates, for the second year in a row, are employed or attending graduate school within six months at a rate of 96 percent — 11.7 percent higher than the national average.
Hacking for a cause
More than 300 students from around the state descended on UGA over the weekend for UGAHacks4, a programming event where teams worked on an array of worthy projects.
Area high school students had a chance to meet and hear from Mary Frances Early, the university’s first African American graduate, before attending the Holmes-Hunter Lecture.