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 University of Georgia

University of Georgia - Athens, GA

Administration Building, Athens, Georgia 30602

General information:(706)542-3000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:34,816(26,373 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,530 $8,736 $9,472 -8%
Out-of-state $25,740 $26,946 $27,682 -3%
Books and supplies $960 $1,030 $1,078 -4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,046 $8,460 $8,708 -3%
Other $1,464 $1,510 $1,562 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,389 $7,550 $7,774 -3%
Other $2,121 $2,420 $2,496 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,121 $2,420 $2,496 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $18,000 $19,736 $20,820 -5%
Off Campus $18,000 $19,736 $20,820 -5%
Off Campus with Family $10,611 $12,186 $13,046 -8%
On Campus $36,210 $37,946 $39,030 -5%
Off Campus $36,210 $37,946 $39,030 -5%
Off Campus with Family $28,821 $30,396 $31,256 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,676
In-state fees $2,190
Out-of-state tuition $24,411
Out-of-state fees $2,190
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,200
In-state fee $2,190
Out-of-state tuition $21,900
Out-of-state fees $2,190
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 4,328 93% --
Grant or scholarship aid 4,229 91% $43,978,445 $10,399
Federal grants 1,098 24% $5,512,686 $5,021
Pell grants 1,023 22% $4,452,050 $4,352
Other federal grants 1,036 22% $1,060,636 $1,024
State/local government grant or scholarships 4,012 86% $33,609,276 $8,377
Institutional grants or scholarships 915 20% $4,856,483 $5,308
Student loan aid 1,464 31% $7,713,672 $5,269
Federal student loans 1,455 31% $7,208,372 $4,954
Other student loans 49 1% $505,300 $10,312
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 20,760 80% $181,008,931 $8,719
Pell grants 6,107 24% $25,581,697 $4,189
Federal student loans 9,406 36% $62,862,612 $6,683


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,144 $9,253 $9,693
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,605 $3,799 $4,177
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,551 $5,997 $6,074
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,811 $9,181 $9,459
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,332 $10,620 $11,063
$110,001 and more $10,512 $10,516 $11,360

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 34,816
Undergraduate enrollment 26,373
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,340
Graduate enrollment 8,443

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 17,408 7,013 10,395
Percent admitted 59% 56% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 56% 25% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 4281 90%
ACT 2624 55%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 560 660
SAT Math 560 670
SAT Writing 560 660
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 25 31
ACT Math 24 29
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 97172
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1512
Equestrian -64
Football 118-
Golf 910
Gymnastics -17
Soccer -27
Softball -16
Swimming and Diving 2528
Tennis 128
Volleyball -17


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1909 Accredited


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

07/24/1939 Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

07/31/2002 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1930 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

01/14/1966 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/03/1984 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

09/27/1983 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

10/01/1981 - 12/31/2000Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

12/31/1968 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1975 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

06/20/2009 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1977 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

01/01/2009 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1947 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1974 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession747
Drug law violations5169 85
Liquor law violations154218234
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 421
Drug law violations 252526
Liquor law violations 424358
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 435
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 331
Aggravated assault 212
Burglary 827553
Motor vehicle theft 3185
Arson 293
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 434
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 264432
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 162
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate3.2%
Number in default133
Number in repayment4,134

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00159800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations1----
Agricultural Communication/Journalism9----
Agricultural Economics3344--
Agricultural and Extension Education Services-25---
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding-43--
Agriculture, General15----
Agronomy and Crop Science-7---
Animal Sciences, General2125--
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General2122--
Dairy Science33---
Food Science16107--
Food Technology and Processing-1---
Landscaping and Groundskeeping1----
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management-7---
Poultry Science2054--
Soil Science and Agronomy, General3----
Turf and Turfgrass Management11----
Category total2468025--
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-4---
Landscape Architecture7717---
Category total7721---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1----
Latin American and Caribbean Studies4----
Women's Studies3----
Category total29----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology137--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10----
Botany/Plant Biology216--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology425--
Genetics, General413--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-12--
Microbiology, General214--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-52--
Category total5112948--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General22188--
Business/Commerce, General14----
Business/Managerial Economics1536--
Fashion Merchandising81----
Finance, General16----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-9---
International Business/Trade/Commerce52----
Management Information Systems, General11----
Marketing Research-25---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General15----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-15---
Real Estate19----
Category total170440114--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician83----
Category total83----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism62----
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia35----
Journalism, Other-38---
Mass Communication/Media Studies--7--
Public Relations/Image Management135----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric272--
Category total607459--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Artificial Intelligence-3---
Computer Science36245--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-27---
Category total36545--
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-25191-
Agricultural Teacher Education18----
Art Teacher Education-1311-
Business Teacher Education2----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-1813--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-25-18-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching12666-10-
Education, General-5---
Education, Other--2--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-14615-
Educational/Instructional Technology-30814-
Elementary Education and Teaching--3--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2320-2-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education10----
Foreign Language Teacher Education1514---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--12--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching53622-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching15----
Mathematics Teacher Education42491414-
Music Teacher Education21912-
Reading Teacher Education-5123-
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education1----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education82710--
Social Studies Teacher Education36156--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--3--
Special Education and Teaching, General571423-
Technical Teacher Education1439212-
Category total44840413587-
Engineering Colleges
Agricultural Engineering3345--
Biochemical Engineering-1---
Biological/Biosystems Engineering1412---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering22---
Category total49195--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-3---
English Language and Literature, General6914--
Category total2021214--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General-9---
Child Development15762--
Consumer Economics8----
Family Resource Management Studies, General1----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication2----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General6141--
Housing and Human Environments, General1331--
Category total397324--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature1----
Arabic Language and Literature1----
Chinese Language and Literature2----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-5---
Comparative Literature551--
French Language and Literature43---
German Language and Literature64---
Italian Language and Literature1----
Japanese Language and Literature2----
Latin Language and Literature24---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1226--
Russian Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature188---
Category total286359--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General3422---
Environmental Health131---
Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine-1---
Music Therapy/Therapist1----
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs-38--
Public Health Education and Promotion103-3--
Public Health, General-69---
Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine-2---
Veterinary Infectious Diseases-1---
Veterinary Medicine----97
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology-24--
Veterinary Physiology-11--
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-8---
Category total18411016-219
History Colleges
History, General18105--
Category total176105--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1----
Category total57----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-16---
Category total-16--227
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1----
Category total8----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General2973--
Statistics, General5273--
Category total46346--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences5----
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology4----
Cognitive Science1----
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis-5---
Historic Preservation and Conservation-15---
Nutrition Sciences36----
Category total16120---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1----
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management5----
Forest Sciences and Biology-3112--
Forestry, General1----
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism1----
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-21---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management8----
Category total1085212--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General27----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science88328--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies3461--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management70----
Category total219389--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies35---
Category total6253--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General40426--
Environmental Chemistry2----
Geology/Earth Science, General1115---
Physics, General5-12--
Category total651938--
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology--8--
Educational Psychology-29417-
Psychology, General261317--
School Psychology--2--
Category total435423117-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-774--
Social Work511162--
Category total511936--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General3----
International Relations and Affairs107---
Political Science and Government, General7119--
Category total6802928--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation52---
Art/Art Studies, General2244--
Dance, General7----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General382--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2----
Fine/Studio Arts, General15----
Music Performance, General3----
Music Theory and Composition4----
Music, General83015--
Category total3166421--
Grand total3981764443104446