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About UGA

about UGA

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia, the state’s largest public research university, is located in Athens (formally known as Athens-Clarke County). The University of Georgia campus spans both the centuries and much of Athens-Clarke County's geography, from historic North Campus now in its third century to state-of-the art research, cultural, and sports facilities to the south and east. Read the UGA Mission Statement

For more information about the university, visit the homepage and explore the student handbook.

Why Choose UGA?

  • UGA offers more than 170 fields of study and majors distributed in 17 colleges and schools, which means UGA students have a world of options for their academic plans.
  • UGA is one of the top public universities in US.
  • The University of Georgia is classified as a 'Research University/Very High Activity', according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • UGA now ranks among the top five American universities for the number of students studying away, with more than 100 programs in over 50 countries.
  • In 2013, UGA was recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Check out the Fast Facts for a quick overview of the university.

Athens, Georgia

In 2014 Athens was elected one of the coolest small cities in U.S. and one of the best towns for college graduates. Besides a variety of educational opportunities, Athens is famous for its sports, music, intellectual, and cultural scene. You can check out a review of Athens and download a guide to Athens.


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