UGA by the Numbers
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January 27, 1785, by the Georgia General Assembly. UGA is the first state-chartered university in America.
Athens, Georgia (Clarke County), about 60 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.
Main campus: 389 buildings on 759 acres.
Total acreage in 30 Georgia counties: 39,950 acres
(As of August 2014)
Faculty (instr./rsrch/pub. svc): 2,879
Admin./other professional: 3,986
Annual Budget (FY 2015):
$1.48 billion (27.4% provided by the state of Georgia)
Income: $165.4 million
Expenses: $255.06 million
Intellectual Property Income: $7.5 million
Schools and Colleges
The University of Georgia is a comprehensive land and sea grant institution composed of 17 schools and colleges. They are, in order of founding: the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 1801; the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 1859; the School of Law, 1859; the College of Pharmacy, 1903; the Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, 1906; the College of Education, 1908; the Graduate School, 1910; the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business, 1912; the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1915; the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1933; the College of Veterinary Medicine, 1946; the School of Social Work, 1964; the College of Environment and Design, 1969; the School of Public and International Affairs, 2001; the College of Public Health, 2005; the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology, 2007, and the College of Engineering, 2012. The university is also home to the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership.
Ranked among the nation’s best research libraries. Total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections.
Enrollment – Fall Semester 2014
(This total includes students enrolled at UGA extended campuses in Gwinnett County, Tifton, Griffin and Buckhead.)
More than 600 registered student organizations, including 32 social fraternities and 26 social sororities
Student Scholastic Achievement
2013 Freshmen : 5,150 total; Avg. SAT score: 1280; Avg. GPA: 3.86; 97 percent of in-state freshmen earned the HOPE Scholarship.
Honors Program : 2,500, including 525 first years
Freshman SAT score: 1462 (critical reading and math sections only); GPA: 4.07
The University of Georgia is a national leader among public universities in the numbers of major scholarships earned by our students. Since 1995, UGA has produced eight Rhodes Scholars, five Gates Cambridge Scholars, five Marshall Scholars, three Mitchell Scholars, 46 Goldwater Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, and 12 Udall Scholars. 49 UGA students were offered Fulbright Scholarships in the past four years. The Chronicle of Higher Education lists the University of Georgia as one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright students by type of institution.
In 2011-2012, UGA was one of only four institutions in the nation with the maximum of four Goldwater Scholars; one of only two universities with three Udall Scholars, and one of only four universities with at least five Boren Scholars. UGA students also garnered a prestigious Marshall Scholarship and 17 Fulbright Scholarship offers, placing the University among the top tier of academic institutions with regard to national awards. Alumni were well represented, as a UGA alumna garnered the coveted MacArthur “Genius” Grant for the 2nd time in three years (Beth Shapiro in 2009 and A.E. Stallings in 2011).
Honors and Awards
- National Academy of Sciences members: 5 faculty
- American Association for the Advancement of Science: 58 faculty
- National Academy of Engineering members: 1 faculty
- National Academy of Public Administration members: 5 faculty
- Institute of Medicine members: 1 faculty
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences members: 9 faculty
- 22 Baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields
- 35 Master’s degrees in 137 fields
- Specialist in Education degree in 19 major fields
- 5 Doctoral degrees in 96 areas
- Professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine
- More than 170 Study Abroad & exchange programs
NCAA Division I, Southeastern Conference
9 men’s varsity sports
12 women’s varsity sports
38 national championships, including 26 since 1999
What the College Guides Say
U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 “Best Colleges” edition has UGA ranked 21st among public universities. Kiplinger Magazine ranks UGA 15th in its 2013 list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.”
Total Living Alumni
The University of Georgia...
- …is home of the 115,000 sq. ft. Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, housing the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library; the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies; the Walter J. Brown Media Archives, and the Peabody Collection.
- ...is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for excellence in television and radio news, entertainment and children’s programming.
- ...is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, State Museum of Art, and State Museum of Natural History.
- ...is home of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.
- ...has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.
- ...ranks 5th nationally by short-term duration of study abroad
Jere W. Morehead, President
Pamela Whitten, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Laura D. Jolly, Vice President for Instruction
Jennifer L. Frum, Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
David C. Lee, Vice President for Research
Victor K. Wilson, Vice President for Student Affairs
Ryan A. Nesbit, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Kelly K. Kerner, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
J. Griffin Doyle, Vice President for Government Relations
Thomas H. Jackson Jr., Vice President for Public Affairs
Timothy M. Chester, Vice President for Information Technology
The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.