University Of Georgia

University Of Georgia

The University of Georgia, or UGA, is a public research university located in Athens, Georgia. It was founded in 1785. The university regularly maintains top ranks in both undergraduate and graduate program rankings of publications such as U.S. News & World Report and Business Week. The university offers a wide variety of programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Environment & Design
  • College of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology
  • Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • School of Law
  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • School of Social Work
  • Terry College of Business

The sports teams of University of Georgia are nicknamed the Georgia Bulldogs.

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University of Georgia
Athens , GA 30602
General Phone: (706) 542-3000

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University of Georgia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,676business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, ...
Liberal Arts1,672Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, comparative literature, Chinese language, Japanese language, Russian language, German language, ...
Education and Teaching1,141education, educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, adult education, middle school teaching, ...
Science780biology, biochemistry, botany, plant pathology, cell biology, microbiology, entomology, genetics, toxicology, ...
Family and Social Work657consumer science communication, family resource management, consumer economics, food and nutrition, housing, child development, public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling552cognitive science, psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders, music therapy
Media524mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, journalism courses, public relations, advertising, radio and TV tech
Medicine304pharmacy, pharmacy administration, public health, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences, veterinary physiology, veterinary microbiology, veterinary pathology, veterinary toxicology, ...
Law229law, advanced legal research
Art Studies170art studies
Agricultural Science and Management155agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural economics, agricultural journalism, food science, various agricutural courses
Conservation and Resource Management114conservation, environmental studies, fisheries sciences, forestry, forest sciences, wildlife management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy106sports and fitness management, dietitian
Architecture and Planning89landscape architecture
Real Estate and Construction Management84real estate
Animal Science and Care83animal science, dairy science, poultry science
Religion and Philosophy80philosophy, religion
Mathematics80mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Security and Law Enforcement62criminal justice and safety
Landscaping and Horticulture57applied horticulture, landscaping, turf management, agronomy, pest management, soil science
Medical Administration56environmental health, public health education
Music54music, music performance, music theory and composition
Computer Science and Engineering50artificial intelligence and robotics, computer science, computer support
Drama and Performing Arts46dance, drama
Fine Arts44fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art11film studies
Construction Trades11apparel and textiles, textile science

Number of programs and degrees for University of Georgia in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree6,414122
Master's degree1,55491
Doctor's degree39174
Post-master's certificate12016
First-professional degree4413

University of Georgia Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Georgia had a total enrollment of 33,831 students (31,285 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 74%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 26%
20-21 31%
22-24 21%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

University of Georgia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %
Part-Time 78 %

University of Georgia Room and Board (2007)

University of Georgia offers campus housing for 6,834 of its 31,285 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Athens, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

University of Georgia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560650
SAT Math560660
SAT Writing560650
ACT Verbal2531
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2529

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT47%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Georgia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,030
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,342
Room and board $ 7,528
Room charge $ 4,238
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,290
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,300

Financial Aid:
University of Georgia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 159800)

University of Georgia Faculty

University of Georgia has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track244158
Non-tenured and not on tenure track426384

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year199$118,68532$127,935
Associate professorcalendar year101$92,30636$98,039
Assistant professorcalendar year57$80,90544$85,085
Instructorcalendar year5$72,1595$60,141
Lecturercalendar year2*6$65,759
All faculty totalcalendar year364$104,805123$98,068

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year348$114,529118$101,935
Associate professoracademic year223$80,261153$75,445
Assistant professoracademic year185$73,419141$71,118
Instructoracademic year6$50,92614$52,262
Lectureracademic year37$65,07149$55,133
All faculty totalacademic year799$92,678475$77,962

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Georgia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southeastern Conference
Basketball Southeastern Conference
Baseball Southeastern Conference
Track Southeastern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports40107147

University of Georgia Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Dairy Science
Poultry Science

Architecture And Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing Research
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General
Textile Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Consumer Economics
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Journalism, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Public Health Education and Promotion

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pharmacy Administration/Policy/Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Infectious Diseases (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary Physiology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)
Veterinary Toxicology and Pharmacology (Cert, MS, PhD)

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Communication Disorders, General
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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