University of Georgia

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

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• Public
• Undergraduate enrollment – 27,951 (11% out of state)
• Admit rate – 54%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA, CSS Profile
• Retention rate – 95%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 1220-1360/28-32 (Writing not considered)
• Student to faculty ratio – 18:1
• Research institution
• Top honors program, need to apply
• Experiential learning through internship opportunities
• Use Coalition application or their proprietary application
• Early Action – October 15 deadline – Academic review process
• Regular decision – More of a holistic review
• Great College town just off campus
• Good bus system to get around campus
• Greek life is prevalent
• Heavy agriculture programs, food science, animal science, Vet school
• Apply to the college in general, not a specific major
• Apply to a major sophomore year, after taking the pre requisites, other than a performance based major (e.g., dance)
• Do superscore on both the SAT and ACT
• Admissions blog already has next years essay prompts
• Can look by college what scholarships are available to apply for
• Don’t admit by state – look at all students the same during admissions process
• Encourage Students to explore – Opened an exploratory center with advisors who assist the students in defining what they may want to major in
• 10% of enrolled students receive some level of an academic scholarship
• Do offer merit money to 1 in 4 out of state students to cover 1/2 the difference between UGA and their in state tuition

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