Student Academic Excellence


University Rankings

Undergraduate

  • #16 U.S. News & World Report, Top Public University
  • #24 U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #2 Niche, Colleges with the Best Student Life in America
  • #10 Niche, Top Public Universities in the U.S.
  • #10 The Princeton Review, Best Public Schools for Financial Aid
  • #10 The Princeton Review, Best Public Schools for Alumni Networks
  • #15 The Princeton Review, Best Public Schools for Internships
  • #21 Forbes, Top Public College in the Nation
  • Tier 1 Viqtory Media, Tier 1 Research Institution for Veterans

Graduate

  • #2 U.S. News & World Report, Best Student Counseling and Personnel Services, College of Education
  • #3 U.S. News & World Report, Online Graduate Programs among Public and Private Institutions
  • #3 U.S. News & World Report, Best Public Affairs Programs, School of Public and International Affairs
  • #7 U.S. News & World Report, Best Elementary Teacher Education and Secondary Teacher Education, College of Education
  • #10 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
  • #24 U.S. News & World Report, Best Pharmacy Schools, College of Pharmacy
  • #28 U.S. News & World Report, Best Schools for Social Work, School of Social Work
  • #29 U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Schools, School of Law
  • #30 U.S. News & World Report, Best Part-Time MBA Programs, Terry College of Business
  • #32 U.S. News & World Report, Best Art Schools, Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • #32 U.S. News & World Report, Best Education Schools, Mary Frances Early College of Education
  • #38 U.S. News & World Report, Best Business Schools, Terry College of Business

 

Record Completion Rates

The latest data shows that UGA’s four-year completion rate has increased to a record 75.1%, up from 72.1% last year. The six-year completion rate also reached a new high at 88.1%, up from 87.8% a year ago. The retention rate remains strong at 94.3%.

UGA’s success exceeds the average completion and retention rates of its peer institutions. The average six-year completion rate at UGA’s comparator peer institutions is 80.3%, while the average rate of UGA’s aspirational peers is 85.3%. The average retention rate at comparator peer institutions is 91.3%. UGA also far exceeds the average retention and six-year completion rates for other Southeastern Conference schools, coming in more than 4% higher than the average retention rate and more than 12% higher than the average six-year completion rate among SEC institutions.


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. LEARN MORE

Career Outcome Rates

92% of graduates are employed, attending grad school or engaged in post-grad internships within 6 months of graduation. LEARN MORE

STUDENT SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT

  First-Year Students (2022)

6,200+

  Average SAT (of students who submitted scores)

1384

  Average ACT (of students who submitted scores)

32

  Average GPA

4.12

  Average AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment courses

9

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Comprehensive Academic Offerings

  • 18 Schools and Colleges
  • 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 2022

  Undergraduate

30,714

  Graduate and Professional

 9,893

  TOTAL ENROLLMENT 

40,607

(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 College Enrollment

2,700
including 559 
2022-2023 first-years

  Average SAT score for first-year honors student

1503 

  Average ACT score for first-year honors student

33.98

  GPA

4.3

 

STUDENT MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

  SCHOLARSHIP

TOTAL 

  Rhodes Scholars

25

  Churchill Scholars

 2 

  Beinecke Scholars

2

  Gates Cambridge Scholars

9

  Marshall Scholars

8

  Goldwater Scholars

64

  Truman Scholars

21

  Udall Scholars

25

  Boren Scholars

56

  Fulbright Student Scholars

143

  Schwarzman Scholars

6

  Mitchell Scholars

3

  Knight-Hennessy Scholars

3

  Carnegie Jr. Research Fellows

4



Extensive Co-Curricular Opportunities