University of Georgia

University of Georgia Admissions and General School Information

Both a land and sea-grant university, the University of Georgia is the oldest and largest of the state's institutions of higher learning. The university offers degrees at both undergraduate and graduate levels in academic areas such as banking and finance, biological engineering and broadcast news.

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia was the nation's first state-chartered university, founded in 1785. Located about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, the university has its main campus in Athens, Georgia.

The University of Georgia enrolls more than 34,000 students annually, and is home to 500 registered student organizations. It offers 22 baccalaureate degrees in over 140 fields, 33 master's degrees in 123 fields, 19 educational specialty degrees and four doctorates in 89 areas of study. Professional degrees are available in veterinary medicine, law and pharmacy. More than 170 study abroad and foreign exchange programs are also available.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

The University of Georgia accepts applications for enrollment from first-time freshman, transfer, graduate, readmission and international students. Factors in admission decisions for first year students include grade point average in core academic courses and SAT or ACT scores complete with the writing assessment portion. All applicants are reviewed for college preparatory deficiencies in mathematics, science, English, social studies and foreign language.

University of Georgia's Schools and Colleges

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences has 10 academic departments, including animal and dairy science, agriculture and applied economics, biological and agricultural engineering, entomology, horticulture and poultry science. The college offers Bachelor of Science, master's and doctoral degree programs.

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences has five main divisions: physical and mathematical sciences, social sciences, fine arts, biological sciences and the humanities. It provides instruction in three areas, with an emphasis on the basic liberal studies that make up the university's general studies curriculum. With over 30 specialty departments, the College of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor's degrees in 29 academic disciplines. The college also provides opportunities for graduate students to work with faculty in postgraduate studies and research.

Terry College of Business

Offering undergraduate and MBA programs, the Terry College of Business is ranked among the top 20 public business schools by U.S. News and World Report, BusinessWeek and other college guides. It is home to the J.M. Tull School of Accounting and the Institute for Leadership Advancement. Enrolling more than 3,000 students per year, the college's majors include marketing and distribution, risk management and insurance, business administration, real estate and accounting.

Odum School of Ecology

The world's first standalone school of ecology, the Odum School of Ecology grants undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. Graduate degrees include Master of Science in Ecology or Conservation Ecology and Ph.D. in Ecology. The school's graduate programs are ranked 10th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

College of Education

The University of Georgia's College of Education offers 16 undergraduate majors and 34 or more graduate programs that can prepare students for careers as educators, counselors, administrators, researchers and psychologists. The college's nine academic departments include educational psychology and instructional technology, counseling and human development, administration and policy, language and literacy education, elementary and social studies education and lifelong education. The College of Education enrolls nearly 5,000 students each semester.

College of Environment and Design

College of Environment and Design programs focus on the physical design elements in the environment and on resources, urban design, land use, changing global landscapes and historic landscapes. The college offers undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental planning, historic preservation and architecture, as well as a certificate program for environment ethics.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences has four academic departments: child and family development, foods and nutrition, housing and consumer economics, merchandising, interiors and textiles. Both undergraduate and graduate students may access a number of resources to enhance their learning experience, including study abroad opportunities, leadership development programs, student organization and undergraduate research opportunities.

Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

This school is home to five degree programs in natural resource science and management and forestry. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in specialties such as resource recreation and tourism, water and soil resources, forestry or wildlife. The school is home to many research facilities and laboratories used to discover improved methods for the utilization and restoration of renewable natural resources.

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers seven undergraduate majors as well as two graduate programs. Available majors include advertising, public relations, newspapers, broadcast news and publication management. The college has a number of institutes and centers including the James M. Cox, Jr. Institute for Newspaper Management and the Michael J. Faherty Broadcast Management Laboratory. The college also hosts the Peabody Awards, one the most prestigious awards of excellence in electronic media.

School of Law

University of Georgia's law school--referred to as Georgia Law--offers Juris Doctor and Master of Laws programs, as well as several joint degree options. The school's law library ranks 8th in the nation and boasts over 390,000 titles along with state-of-the-art technology. Students publish three reputable legal journals each year that are often cited by federal and state courts, textbooks and law reviews.

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy is home the university's Doctor of Pharmacy program, which admits 125 students each year. Based at the university's main campus in Athens, the program is affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. The college offers graduate programs in the areas of clinical and administrative pharmacy, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, regulatory affairs and clinical trials.

College of Public Health

The College of Public Health has four academic departments and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in health promotion and behavior, health policy and management, biostatistics, public health and toxicology, and epidemiology. A gerontology certificate program is also available. The college houses the Institutes of Gerontology and Health Management Mass Destruction Defense.

School of Social Work

The University of Georgia's School of Social Work offers five degrees, including a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management. Graduate students choose from specialized certificates in gerontology, marriage and family therapy or nonprofit management. The college enrolls almost 500 students per year and has full Council on Social Work Education accreditation.

School of Public and International Affairs

This school offers degree programs in public administration, international affairs, political science and criminal justice studies. The Master of Public Administration degree program was ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2009. Many opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate student involvement at the college's Center for International Trade and Security, which analyzes export controls used for weapons of mass destruction as well as the methods of preventing the spread of such weapons.

College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine, fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, enrolls 102 students each fall semester. Available degree programs include interdisciplinary master's degrees in veterinary and biomedical science, a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM), a DVM-Master's of Public Health dual program and a veterinary medical scientist training Ph.D. program. Equipped with a teaching hospital and research centers, the college's research strengths include infectious disease, wildlife disease, vaccine research, equine colic and parasitic diseases.

Graduate School

This school coordinates all graduate programs offered through the University of Georgia. These include 47 Master of Science options, 34 Master of Arts disciplines, 21 Master of Education areas and 80 Doctor of Philosophy disciplines. A variety of professional master's degree programs are also available.

Contact Information

  • Address: 2400 Sixth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20059
  • Phone Number: (202) 806-6100