Placeholder image for University of Georgia

University of Georgia

4.4 out of 5 (10 ratings / 9 reviews) Athens, Georgia, United States
The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. 

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

When the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university. In 1784 the General Assembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or seminary of learning.

Education

With its statewide mission and core characteristics, the University of Georgia endeavors to prepare the University community and the state for full participation in the global society of the twenty-first century. Through its programs and practices, it seeks to foster the understanding of and respect for cultural differences necessary for an enlightened and educated citizenry. It further provides for cultural, ethnic, gender, and racial diversity in the faculty, staff, and student body. The University is committed to preparing the University community to appreciate the critical importance of a quality environment to an interdependent global society.

Research

University of Georgia centers, institutes, programs and initiatives facilitate a range of research and creative activity while catalyzing unique interdisciplinary research collaborations throughout the state of Georgia and beyond.

University of Georgia Core Facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment and services to researchers at UGA, other universities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry. These facilities make use of highly specialized scientific equipment, diagnostic tools, adaptable prototyping processes and mechanical production shops.

Career

The University of Georgia Career Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment center located on the second floor of Clark Howell Hall. The Career Center provides a complete range of services and materials in the areas of career development (career counseling, choosing a major, skills training, resume and interview workshops. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201
2018
201
2017
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
290 -10
2019
280 -15
2018
265
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
401
2019
401 -50
2018
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
474 -43
2019
431 -10
2018
421
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

You don’t just Commit to UGA, we commit to you too. Our Student Services are tailored to the unique needs of our students with a caring and attentive staff.

Housing services

All of University Housing's residence hall rooms, suites and apartments feature furnishings, air conditioning, WiFi, high speed Internet access and cable television. Common areas include kitchens, laundry rooms, meeting rooms, computer labs and lounges. 

A part of the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing is home to more than 8,300 students who live in nine residential communities comprised of 22 residence halls, University Village apartments, and Health Science Campus townhomes as well as four Greek Park houses.

Library services

The Main Library holds materials relating to the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts. It also houses the Media Desk and Map & Government Information Library. Additionally, it is the home of the Digital Humanities Lab, the Digital Library of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press, and the Georgia Review.

ICT services

EITS support for UGA's central information technology services and special projects, as well as computer repair services through cost-recovery departments.The EITS Help Desk is the central point of contact for computing services available to UGA faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Georgia’s main campus spans 762 acres and features 465 buildings. To its north, the university borders historic downtown Athens, which boasts eclectic boutiques, nationally acclaimed restaurants, entertainment venues and more. In addition to its Athens campus, UGA owns almost 40,000 acres in 31 Georgia counties.

The university’s historic North Campus is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and features some of the oldest buildings on campus and in the city of Athens. Today, centuries-old buildings like the Chapel, Old College and the Main Library are used for classrooms, offices, event spaces and more, all nestled among the imposing oaks of the original campus quadrangle.

Sports facilities

The Ramsey Student Center is the 440,000 square foot student recreational and athletic facility located on the University of Georgia's East Campus. Known by students as "Ramsey," the facility is one of the largest student athletic recreation facilities in the United States. It was built and named in honor of Bernard and Eugenia Ramsey.

This lighted, 180,000 sq. ft. complex houses practice and competition fields for the University of Georgia's Club Sports teams. With great attention given to sustainable and "green" construction and features, the space offers panoramic views and first-class facilities. This facility is located at 2435 South Milledge Avenue.

Student clubs

Academically-related clubs and organizations should obtain Student Activity Fee Budget Requests packets from the office of the dean of their respective school or college. Graduate student organizations should apply through the school or college that directs the program of study. Organizations must follow the request dates and any specific funding guidelines established by the school/college committee.

Accreditation

The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Student Reviews

The University of Georgia
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Georgia provides an incredible study environment with highly qualified teachers and a beautiful campus. The town is amazing, the people are kind, and there is something for everyone. It is a University based off of tradition.

University of Georgia - Go Dawgs!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am amazed by The University of Georgia. There are so many options of study and a community to keep pushing you beyond your limits. I don't know if there is anything I would change about the time I have already had at UGA other than I wish It would last longer!

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

wish there was more diversity

Athens, Georgia, United States

Other programmes from this university

Wishlist