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University of West Georgia

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1906
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 8,475
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $15,177,178
Admissions Address

1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Website

http://www.westga.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@westga.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Bobby Johnson
Admissions office telephone: (678) 839-4000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $20
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.westga.edu/~admiss/  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $250 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


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

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
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: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not 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: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 52%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 52%
Total applicants: 5,696
Total acceptances: 2,937
Total freshman enrollment: 2,024
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 2,253
Male acceptances: 1,137
Male freshman enrollment: 810
 
Female applicants: 3,443
Female acceptances: 1,800
Female freshman enrollment: 1,214
Out-of-state freshmen: 2%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 77%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 - 540
Math: 450 - 540
Combined: 910 - 1080


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.4% 0.8%
600-699 10.0% 7.1%
500-599 39.9% 41.8%
400-499 49.4% 50.0%
300-399 0.4% 0.2%
200-299 N/A 0.1%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 36%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 - 22
Math: 18 - 22
Composite: 18 - 22


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.5% 1.1% 0.2%
24-29 10.6% 15.8% 14.6%
18-23 78.3% 64.7% 61.6%
12-17 10.7% 18.0% 23.7%
6-11 N/A 0.3% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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