A Magnet for Talent

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Demand for a UGA education has risen markedly in recent years in response to our growing reputation as a leader in public higher education.

The University of Georgia has become a magnet for the nation’s most promising students, many of whom are among the nearly 15,000 emerging leaders who applied for early action admission to our Class of 2022.

Prospective first-year students have two application options at UGA. Early action applications are considered for admission based solely on their grades, the rigor of their high school curriculum relative to what is available at their school and the results of their SAT or ACT scores. Regular decision applications, which are due no later than Jan. 1, are reviewed holistically, with the core academic qualifications supplemented by factors such as a student's intellectual and creative pursuits, community involvement, leadership, and recommendations from counselors and teachers.

This year more than 8,000 students are being offered early action admission to UGA, and their average GPA is an extraordinary 4.11, which reflects their dedication to academic achievement and rigorous coursework such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. Their average ACT score is 32, which tops last year’s record of 31. Their average SAT score is 1390, which exceeds last year’s average of 1363.

Demand for a UGA education has risen markedly in recent years in response to our growing reputation as a leader in public higher education. Recent academic enhancements include the launch of the university’s campus-wide experiential learning initiative, a small class size initiative and certificate programs in informatics and entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, we launched our Double Dawgs linked-degree program, which gives students more than 100 opportunities to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in five years or less.

The number of students who apply for early admission to UGA has increased by more than a third over the past five years, and the number of students who apply through the regular decision process has grown substantially, as well. Talented and ambitious students who are seeking unrivaled learning opportunities are increasingly choosing the University of Georgia, and I look forward to welcoming the Class of 2022 to campus.

More information:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions www.admissions.uga.edu