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University of West Georgia is a public institution that was founded in 1906. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,029, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 645 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of West Georgia's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 91. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,710 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,986 (2012-13).
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The University of West Georgia, a charter member of the University System of Georgia, is a selectively-focused, comprehensive institution providing undergraduate and graduate public higher education in the arts, sciences, business, nursing, and education, primarily to the people of West Georgia.
West Georgia offers a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional programs at the baccalaureate level. It is also a major provider of graduate education at the master's and educational specialist's levels, and four doctoral programs are offered on West Georgia's campus. In addition to being accredited as an institute of higher education, the University earned national accreditation or recognition in most undergraduate and graduate fields of specialization.
The purpose of West Georgia is to provide opportunities for intellectual and personal development through quality teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor, and service for the public good. The University aspires to preeminence in providing educational excellence in a personal environment through an intellectually stimulating and supportive community for its students, faculty, and staff.
West Georgia is committed to the following areas of excellence: high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in selected fields in the Arts, Sciences, Nursing, Business, and Education, that are grounded in a strong liberal arts curriculum, and that impart broad knowledge and foster critical understanding needed for intellectual growth, personal and social responsibility, cultural and global literacy, and life-long learning; emphasize disciplinary rigor; foster the development of effectiveness in communication, critical and independent thinking, problem solving, and the use of technology. A learning community dedicated to instructional excellence where close student-faculty interaction enhances both teaching and learning for a diverse and academically well-prepared student body. Educational opportunities for exceptional students through initiatives such as the development of an Honors College and, for extraordinary high school juniors and seniors, through The Advanced Academy of Georgia. Faculty research, scholarship, and creative endeavors which promote knowledge, enhance professional development, contribute to the quality of instruction, and provide significant opportunities for student involvement and field-based experience. A broad range of public service activities and proactive partnerships to promote more effective utilization of human and natural resources; to contribute to economic, social and technical development; and to enhance the quality of life within the University's scope of influence. Regional outreach through a collaborative network of external degree centers, course offerings at off-campus sites, and an extensive program of continuing education for personal and professional development. Student services increase opportunities for academic success and personal development and enhance the climate of campus life. Affirmation of the equal dignity of each person by valuing cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in students, faculty, and staff. A collegial environment in the decision-making processes and supporting practices that embody the ideals of an open, democratic society.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of West Georgia, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at University of West Georgia is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||54.8%|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of West Georgia is 19:1, and the school has 38.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of West Georgia include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.5 percent.
University of West Georgia has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,029, with a gender distribution of 39.4 percent male students and 60.6 percent female students. At this school, 28.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72.0 percent of students live off campus. University of West Georgia is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of West Georgia offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. University of West Georgia also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of West Georgia, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of West Georgia.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of West Georgia, 72.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,597.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,710 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,986 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,482 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data