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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