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University of Georgia Share Share

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SAT Score Range 1140 - 1340
ACT Score Range 26 - 31
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

54.0%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

SAT Score Range

1140 - 1340
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

26 - 31
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$30,392

Average Salary in 10 Years

$59,100
Note: 10 years after enrolling at University of Georgia

University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. It is a large public school part of the University System of Georgia system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 28,848 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 54.0%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Psychology. 85% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $45,200.

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🗺 Administration Building
Athens, Georgia 30602
🌐 www.uga.edu
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What test scores do you need to get into University of Georgia?

SAT Score Range

1140 - 1340
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

26 - 31
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Median SAT Score

1240
Out of 1600

Median ACT Score

29
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown

SAT Total Score Ranges

SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges

SAT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting SATs

68%

Students Submitting ACTs

74%

Slightly more students take the ACTs than the SATs.

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University of Georgia has around 24,165 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 45% decide to enroll at University of Georgia. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 24,165 applicants 40% are men and 60% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 149 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 67 men.

University of Georgia's acceptance rate is 54.0%. The acceptance rate for men is 49.9% and the acceptance rate for women is 56.8%.

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Who applies to University of Georgia?

Number of Applicants

24,165

Number of Applicants per Spot

4
per spot

Male Applicants

40%

Female Applicants

60%
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Getting into University of Georgia

University of Georgia Acceptance Rate

54.0%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

49.9%

Female Acceptance Rate

56.8%
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Do Students Want to Go to University of Georgia?

University of Georgia Admissions Yield

45%
of accepted students choose to go to University of Georgia

Male Admissions Yield

47%

Female Admissions Yield

43%
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Application Share Share
Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

85%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

84%

Women Graduation Rate

86%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend University of Georgia?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$13,822
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$30,392
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$40,452
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$21,878
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$18,750
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$199
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of Georgia would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

68%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

University of Georgia Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

96%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

36%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of Georgia you can visit https://osfa.uga.edu/index.html.

University of Georgia Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $40,452
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $21,878
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from University of Georgia?

University of Georgia students, on average, make $59,100 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from University of Georgia

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at University of Georgia. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

6.9%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at University of Georgia.

Median Earnings of Students from University of Georgia

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Georgia.

Male Students: Average Earnings from University of Georgia

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Georgia.

Female Students: Average Earnings from University of Georgia

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Georgia.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at University of Georgia

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Georgia.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend University of Georgia? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Georgia. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Georgia. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.2x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Georgia. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Georgia. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

17
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$127,314
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Can you go to grad school at University of Georgia?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

77%

Undergrads

28,848

Total Students

37,606
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

6%

Students over 25

3%

Student Median Household Income

$71,225
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

57%
of undergraduates

Men

43%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

University of Georgia has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

International Students

2%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of Georgia

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at University of Georgia study?

University of Georgia Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of Georgia are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Social Sciences
  5. Psychology
Approximately 58% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at University of Georgia?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

95%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

84%

Students Who Transfer Out of University of Georgia

6%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

University of Georgia has a retention rate of 95% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

1,597
6% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

University of Georgia has around 1,597 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 6% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of Georgia as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Georgia tends to be Somewhat Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 45% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 50% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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