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 2017)
Faculty (instruction/research/public service): 3,045
Administrative/other professional: 2,970
Annual Budget (FY 2018):
Research (FY 2017)
Research and development expenditures: $455 million
Licensing Revenue: $10.6 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, 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
(This total includes students enrolled at UGA extended campuses in Gwinnett County, Tifton, Griffin and Buckhead.)
More than 700 registered student organizations
Student Scholastic Achievement
2018 Freshmen: 5,700+
Avg. SAT score: 1365
Avg. GPA: 4.04
Honors Program: 2,500, including 745 first years
Honors Freshman average SAT score: 1510 (critical reading and math sections only); average ACT score: 33.7 (English and math sections only); GPA: 4.11
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
- 56 Goldwater Scholars
- 21 Truman Scholars
- 17 Udall Scholars
- 41 Boren Scholars
- 130 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: 48 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 12th in its 2018 list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Colleges” edition has UGA ranked 13th among public universities while Forbes listed UGA No. 17 on its list of colleges that dominate both academically and athletically in 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
S. Jack Hu, 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.