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Location
Athens, GA
Undergrads
24,496
Tuition (in-state)
$28,052 ($9,842)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Academics: This is the best business school in Georgia and I know I am getting a quality education. My classes are challenging, but they teach me a lot and I know I will be well prepared for the business world.

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2 College Junior

Academics: The workload is bad especially if you take online classes. They pack on the assignments.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics here really depend on your professor. I have gotten really lucky with my professors, especially in the honors program.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Academics: R1 Institue = professors only care about their research

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: It's pretty competitive but the professors take everything extremely seriously and there are many opportunities.

1 person found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 63rd
    Best Course Variety
  • 128th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 253rd
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 678th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 828th
    Best Registration Process

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christopher Joshua Benton
Hometown
Norfolk, VA
Major
English/Magzine Print Journalism/New Media
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UGA has a growing reputation in the South. It has top, nationally ranked schools in law, journalism, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and business and offers several compelling certificate programs like Music Business and New Media, among others. There is a plethora of majors at UGA, and if they don’t have the one you want, you can even design your own.

Oftentimes, UGA attracts both students who want to learn and students who want to party. UGA has a dubious reputation for being a “party school,” but make no mistake about it, you will not be able to slack on your studies and leave here four years later with a diploma. Don’t get me wrong, having fun is an extremely important part of the college experience, but eventually, you have to put in the study time, or you won’t make it through sophomore year. Some classes, particularly freshman classes, are very big, easily filling auditoriums that hold a couple hundred, but the professors really try to make themselves accessible for the most part. Professors encourage students to stop by their offices for help or for study reviews. Most large classes will break down into discussion groups once a week with a teaching assistant (TA) who is graduate student at Georgia. The TAs are usually a little stressed out and/or overwhelmed, but in the end, they prove to be very helpful and relate extremely well with the students in their groups. It is, however, not uncommon to have teachers—at any level—that speak little to no English, and this is obviously a problem.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,796
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
412
Total FT Faculty
2,343
Faculty with Terminal Degree
94%
Average Faculty Salary
$87,224
Full-Time Retention Rate
94%
Part-Time Retention Rate
83%
Transfer-Out Rate
6%
Graduation Rate
83%
Programs/Majors Offered
181
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 39%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 50%
  • 50 or More Students: 11%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Environment and Design
  • College of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Odum School
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 2%
  • Business Administration and Management: 2%
  • Finance, General: 2%
  • Psychology: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • Espresso Royale
  • Law Library
  • Main Library
  • North Campus under a tree
  • Science Library
  • Zell B. Miller Learning Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Always dispute bad grades-you may even be given a second chance.
  • Do your own homework.
  • Don't ever fall behind in reading.
  • Don't waste your time trying to study in the dorms. Head to the library or the SLC.
  • Go out on the weekend. Go to shows, plays, concerts, games, protests, anything you might not get a chance to do again.
  • Go to class -- on time!
  • Go to class!
  • Make use of all the facilities at Ramsey. You won't get equipment like this for free anywhere else.
  • Research potential professors before choosing your classes- some are much easier than others who are teaching the same courses.
  • Take a freshman seminar. Subjects range from comic books to film noir to conspiracy theories.
  • Take fun electives; there's a lot of unique classes available.
  • Use Internet resources to determine the best class for you. Go to www.ratemyprofessor.com to get the lowdown from past students. Also, UGA's SGA operates ugakey.com, which provides grade distributions for each teacher and each course.
Did You Know?
UGA is rated to be more selective in accepting applications than many state schools because there is such a high turnover rate in converting those accepted into those that actually enroll.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 144 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 33% Herschel Walker
  • 17% Dominique Wilkins - future NBA Hall of Famer
  • 14% Neill Slaughter - famous artist
  • 11% Current CEO of aflac
  • 8% Chris Carter - Army captain
  • 8% Natasha Trethewey
  • 6% Anne Barge - famous bridal gown designer
  • 3% Ryan Seacrest

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 137 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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