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

Work Force

(As of August 2014)
Faculty (instr./rsrch/pub. svc): 2,879
Admin./other professional: 3,986
Tech./clerical/crafts/maint.: 3,009
Total: 9,874

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

Undergraduate: 26,882
Graduate/Professional: 8,315
Total: 35,197
(This total includes students enrolled at UGA extended campuses in Gwinnett County, Tifton, Griffin and Buckhead.) 

Student Activities

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 average SAT score: 1469 (critical reading and math sections only); average ACT score: 33 (English 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, 49 Goldwater Scholars, 13 Truman Scholars, 13 Udall Scholars and 32 Boren Scholars. 112 UGA students were offered Fulbright Scholarships in the past 15 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.

Notably, in 2014-15 the University of Georgia was among only seven universities nationwide with recipients of all three major national undergraduate scholarships: the Goldwater, Truman and Udall.

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

Academic Offerings

  • 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

Approximately 280,000+


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.
  • home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for excellence in television and radio news, entertainment and children’s programming.
  • home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, State Museum of Art, and State Museum of Natural History.
  • 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

Rahul Shrivastav, 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

Timothy M. Chester, Vice President for Information Technology


The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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