University of West Georgia

2014 Quick Stats
1601 Maple Street

Carrollton, GA 30118

Phone: (678) 839-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jun. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#89 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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University of West Georgia is a public institution that was founded in 1906. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,963, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 89. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,832 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,414 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of West Georgia, a 645 acre campus located in Carrollton,
Georgia, is committed to offering academic excellence and a vibrant
campus life. The experienced and respected faculty provides up-to-date
knowledge and cutting edge skills required to excel in a global
marketplace, while our academic and personal resource centers provides
support designed to give the best possible chance for success. UWG is
one of the top producers of both nurses and educators in Georgia. It is also
the official home of Georgia's Political Heritage Program and is the center
for eCore education in the state. UWG has the only fully functioning
forensic anthropology lab in the area. The Richards College of Business is
AACSB accredited - and one of a small percentage of schools with
separate accreditation for accounting. The Honors College offers academic
high achievers an opportunity to shine through advanced coursework and
special research opportunities. UWG's Advanced Academy of Georgia is
one of the few programs nationwide that allows high school juniors and
seniors a chance to earn concurrent high school and college credit in a
fully residential setting. Additionally, high school students can take
advantage of joint enrollment at the Newnan campus. UWG offers doctoral
programs in Psychology (Ph.D.), Education (Ed.D.), and Nursing Education
(Ed.D) as well as Masters degrees in English, History, Education, Music,
Biology, Mathematics, Applied Computer Science, Criminology,
Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Urban and Regional
Planning, Business Administration, Professional Accounting, Business
Education, and Nursing. Need the flexibility of an online education? UWG
can do that, too. Choose an undergraduate degree in Criminology or the
RN-BSN program. Get your Masters in Business Administration, Nursing,
Media, or Applied Computer Science. You can even get your Ed.D. online
in Nursing Education. The Newnan campus offers all core undergraduate
courses, along with undergraduate and graduate work in business, nursing,
and education. University students are performing biomedical research,
outranking private university debate teams, studying trees to evaluate
historical sites, and submitting winning tee shirt designs for the Peachtree
Road Race. UWG students are studying overseas, developing local
outreach programs, and building robots. Our faculty and staff are traveling
the world lecturing, providing medical services, and educating the less
fortunate. They are publishing books, advising small businesses, and
excavating archaeological sites. With 97 majors, over 150 student
organizations, and countless research and internship opportunities UWG is
blazing trails to new possibilities for scholarly achievement, creative
expression, and service to humanity. UWG invites you to Go West and join
the more than 11,600 students currently enrolled.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1906
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $20,494,835


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 $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 55.8%
Application deadline June 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of West Georgia is 19:1, and the school has 40.2 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 72.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 15%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 24%
Education 17%
Health Professions and Related Programs 14%
Social Sciences 11%
Psychology 7%

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Student Life

University of West Georgia has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,963, with a gender distribution of 38.8 percent male students and 61.2 percent female students. At this school, 27 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 73 percent of students live off campus. University of West Georgia is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,769
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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

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Paying for School

At University of West Georgia, 73.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,700.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,832 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,414 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,020 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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