University of Georgia (UGA)

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University of Georgia can be found in Athens, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UGA has about 36,000 students enrolled per year.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to UGA. A score in the range of 1710 - 2000 on the SAT exam, or 26 - 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UGA average GPA ranges from 3.48 to 3.71 for accepted students. UGA has an acceptance rate of 56 percent with 48 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UGA acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 58%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UGA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Georgia was reported as 56.1% in Fall 2012 with over 18,500 college applications submitted to UGA. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UGA SAT Scores: 1710 - 2000
  • UGA ACT Scores: 26 - 30
  • UGA Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Georgia?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Georgia is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Georgia has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 55.6%
  • 2009-2010: 53.8%
  • 2010-2011: 59.3%
  • 2011-2012: 63.0%
  • 2012-2013: 56.1%
  • Projected UGA Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 58.2%

How Does UGA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Georgia is one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Emory University26.3%
Clemson University57.9%
Georgia State University54.7%
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus54.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UGA (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 660
Math580 - 670
Writing570 - 670
Total Score1710 - 2000
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 32
Math25 - 29
Composite Score26 - 30
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