Student Academic Excellence


UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 

Undergraduate

  • #15 U.S. News & World Report, Best National Public Universities
  • #16 Kiplinger Magazine, Best Values in Public Colleges

Graduate

  • #6 U.S. News & World Report, Best Public Affairs Programs, School of Public and International Affairs
  • #8 U.S. News & World Report, Best Higher Education Administration Program, Institute of Higher Education
  • #10 U.S. News & World Report, Best Veterinary Schools, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • #22 U.S. News & World Report, Best Schools for Social Work, School of Social Work
  • #24 U.S. News & World Report, Best Pharmacy Schools, College of Pharmacy
  • #31 U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Schools, School of Law
  • #33 U.S. News & World Report, Best Business Schools, Terry College of Business
  • #37 U.S. News & World Report, Best Education Schools, Mary Frances Early College of Education
  • #52 U.S. News & World Report, Best Part-Time MBA Programs, Terry College of Business

 

RECORD COMPLETION RATES

The latest data shows the University’s four-year completion rate has increased to a record 71%, up from 69% last year and 63% five years ago. The six-year completion rate at UGA holds strong at 87%.

UGA’s 87% completion rate far exceeds the six-year completion rates for Southeastern Conference peer institutions and UGA’s comparator peers, which average 75% and 79%, respectively. UGA’s 87% six-year completion rate also exceeds the average 84% completion rate for its aspirational institutions.

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A NATIONAL LEADER IN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

UGA is one of the nation’s largest universities to require all undergraduate students to participate in hands-on learning opportunities such as internships, research, study abroad, and service-learning.
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CAREER OUTCOME RATES

95% of graduates are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation, a figure that is 8% higher than the national average. 
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STUDENT SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT

  First-Year Students (2020)

5,600+

  Average SAT score

1351

  Average ACT score

31

  Average GPA

4.0+

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COMPREHENSIVE ACADEMIC OFFERINGS

  • 24 Baccalaureate degrees in more than 142 fields
  • 32 Master’s degrees in 135 fields
  • Specialist in Education degree in 8 major fields
  • 4 Doctoral degrees in 87 areas
  • Professional degrees in law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine
  • More than 130 study abroad and exchange programs

ENROLLMENT, FALL 2020

  Undergraduate

29,765

  Graduate and Professional

 9,382 

  TOTAL ENROLLMENT 

39,147

(This total includes students enrolled at UGA extended campuses in Gwinnett County, Tifton, Griffin, and Buckhead.)



TOP 10 HONORS PROGRAM IN THE U.S.

  Honors Program Enrollment

2,500
including 718 
2020-2021 first-years

  Honors first-year student
  average SAT score

1517 
(critical reading and math sections only)

  Average ACT score

34
(English and math sections only)

 GPA

4.06



STUDENT MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

  SCHOLARSHIP

TOTAL 

  Rhodes Scholars

24

  Churchill Scholar

 1 

  Beinecke Scholars

2

  Gates Cambridge Scholars

7

  Marshall Scholars

7

  Goldwater Scholars

61

  Truman Scholars

21

  Udall Scholars

19

  Boren Scholars

56

  Fulbright Student Scholars

143

  Schwarzman Scholars

5

  Mitchell Scholars

3

 

EXTENSIVE CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

More than 700 registered student organizations.