University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia Admissions and School Information

The University of West Georgia is a 4-year, public educational institution located in Carrollton, 50 miles west of Atlanta. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, business, science and many other areas.

General Information about the University of West Georgia

Established as the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School in 1906, the University of West Georgia serves a student population of 11,252 and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22:1. The university has been rated by the Princeton Review as being one of the best schools in the Southeast.

In 2009, the university opened a new 9,000-seat football stadium and a new 6,700-seat basketball stadium. The school colors are red and blue and its mascot is Wolfie.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

First-time applicants should submit their applications no later than January 31, while April 1 is the preferred application date for transfer students. Freshman applicants must submit either an online or paper application, a copy of high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. Once all the required documents have been received, prospective students can track the status of the application online by using an issued ID number and the applicant's social security number. Transfer applicants must have over 30 hours of transferable credits. If they don't have the minimum number of credits, they must meet the minimum admission requirements for first-time applicants.

Colleges of the University of West Georgia

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences grants degrees in anthropology, physics, history, philosophy and many other areas. In addition to offering these programs, the College of Arts and Sciences has a discipline specific writing program. The goal of the program is to help students improve their writing ability by taking writing intensive courses that focus on particular areas of study. Students enrolled in the writing program also have the option of completing certificates.

College of Education

The College of Education offers programs in media and instructional technology, curriculum and instruction, middle grades and secondary education and many other areas. The college is also home to numerous centers. One such center, the Child Development Center, houses a pre-kindergarten laboratory school. The school provides an opportunity for education students to observe classes and participate in practice teaching. All kindergarten students at the school receive a free education courtesy of the Georgia Department of Education's Bright from the Start program.

Richards College of Business

Programs in accounting and finance, management, economics and marketing and real estate comprise the Richards College of Business. The college is also home to the Small Business Development Center, which offers free consulting services to beginning entrepreneurs and business owners and is one of 17 centers in Georgia. The center gives advice on marketing, finances and management and serves five counties, which include Polk, Heard, Haralson, Douglas, Croweta and Carrol.

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. The master's degree program allows student to major in nursing education or health systems leadership. Recently, the School of Nursing received $1.4 million of state funding for the design of a new building. Enrollments have increased over the last decade and the School of Nursing is quickly outgrowing its current home. The new building is expected to comprise 61,000 square feet.

Graduate School

The Graduate School provides students with information on how to apply to the University of West Georgia's various graduate degree programs. Admission requirements vary for each program and students should consult the Graduate School website for more information about each program. The Graduate School also offers students assistance with financial information, health services and health insurance. The BanWeb student information system, which can be accessed from the Graduate School webpage, allows students to check available spaces for graduate courses.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1601 Maple St., Carollton, GA 30118-0001
  • Phone Number: (678) 839-5000