University Of West Georgia

University Of West Georgia

The University of West Georgia, also called UWG, is a comprehensive, residential, State University located in Carrollton, Georgia, United States. It was founded in the year 1906. The university's motto is "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment." UWG's campus is spread across an area of over 600 acres. The university offers more than 100 programs of study through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • Richards College of Business
  • School of Nursing

University of West Georgia's athletics program fields men's intercollegiate teams in football, baseball, basketball, and cross country; and women's teams in cross country, basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball. The sports teams are nicknamed the Wolves.

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Contacting University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia
1601 Maple St
Carrollton , GA 30118-0001
General Phone: (678) 839-5000

University of West Georgia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching604educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, mental retardation education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, ...
Business and Management289business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts243German language, French language, Spanish language, English, museum studies, anthropology, economics, international economics, geography, ...
Science121biology, chemistry, geology, geological and earth sciences, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine117registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling100psychology
Security and Law Enforcement41criminology
Art Studies30art studies
Medical Support and Technology29speech pathology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25parks and recreation management
Real Estate and Construction Management19real estate
Computer Science and Engineering17computer and info science, computer science
Family and Social Work12public administration
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental studies, environmental science
Music1music performance

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,22245
Master's degree34625
Post-master's certificate1338
Doctor's degree81
Postbaccalaureate certificate82

University of West Georgia Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of West Georgia had a total enrollment of 10,677 students (9,429 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 26%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 24%
22-24 19%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

University of West Georgia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 45 %

University of West Georgia Room and Board (2007)

University of West Georgia offers campus housing for 2,745 of its 9,429 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of West Georgia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460540
SAT Math450540
ACT Verbal1822
ACT Math1722
ACT Composite1822

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,316
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,898
Room and board $ 5,714
Room charge $ 2,882
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,066
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,880

Financial Aid:
University of West Georgia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 160100)

University of West Georgia Faculty

University of West Georgia has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$122,2763$94,673
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$124,0425$89,681

*: 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 year47$80,79622$78,993
Associate professoracademic year50$58,26540$60,339
Assistant professoracademic year64$53,62980$51,524
Instructoracademic year22$36,17147$37,489
Lectureracademic year7$45,33822$44,175
All faculty totalacademic year190$59,243211$52,167

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

University of West Georgia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Gulf South Conference
Basketball Gulf South Conference
Baseball Gulf South Conference
Track Gulf South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports104353

University of West Georgia Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General


Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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