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 September 2012)
Faculty (instr./rsrch/pub. svc): 2,862
Admin./other professional: 4,053
Annual Budget (FY 2012):
$1.32 billion (29% provided by the state of Georgia)
Income (FY 2012): $165.4 million
Expenses (FY 2012): $255.06 million
Intellectual Property Income (FY 2012): $7.5 million
Schools and Colleges
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forest Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, the GHSU/UGA Medical Partnership, and Engineering.
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 2012
(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
2012 Freshmen : 4,970 total; Avg. SAT score: 1273; Avg. GPA: 3.8; 97 percent of in-state freshmen earned the HOPE Scholarship.
Honors Program : 2,500, including 560 first years.
Freshman SAT score: 1466 (critical reading and math sections only); GPA: 4.04
The University of Georgia is a national leader among public universities in the numbers of major scholarships earned by our students. We have had eight Rhodes Scholars since 1995. In the same period, our students have won 43 Goldwater Scholarships and ten Truman Scholarships, and each year we have multiple recipients of major national scholarships. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America with two Rhodes Scholars. In 2003, UGA scored a “grand slam,” being the only public university in America with winners of the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and Goldwater Scholarships in the same year.
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).
More than 40 University of Georgia students won national academic scholarship offers in 2011-2012, among them was one Marshall Scholarship, four Goldwater Scholarships, three Udall Scholarships, five Boren Scholarships, 17 Fulbright Scholarships, and 10 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships.
Honors and Awards
- National Academy of Sciences members: 4 faculty
- American Association for the Advancement of Science: 52 faculty
- National Academy of Engineering members: 1 faculty
- National Academy of Public Administration members: 5 faculty
- Institute of Medicine members: 1 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
The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.