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University of Georgia

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1785
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 25,437
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

Terrell Hall
Athens, GA 30602



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Nancy G. McDuff
Admissions office telephone: (706) 542-8776
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: October 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 1
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A 1
Total academic units 16 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 58%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 50%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 15,924
Total acceptances: 9,214
Total freshman enrollment: 5,064
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 47%
Male applicants: 6,410
Male acceptances: 3,428
Male freshman enrollment: 1,901
Female applicants: 9,514
Female acceptances: 5,786
Female freshman enrollment: 3,163
Out-of-state freshmen: 15%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 624
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 421
Students enrolled from waiting list: 372


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 48%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 84%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 81%
Average high school GPA: 3.8
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 - 660
Math: 570 - 660
Combined: 1130 - 1320


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 12.6% 14.4%
600-699 45.9% 47.1%
500-599 35.9% 33.4%
400-499 5.4% 5.0%
300-399 0.2% 0.1%
200-299 N/A N/A


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 41%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 - 30
Math: 24 - 29
Composite: 24 - 29


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 18.4% 33.8% 19.0%
24-29 64.2% 50.7% 58.9%
18-23 17.1% 14.9% 20.5%
12-17 0.3% 0.7% 1.6%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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