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 40,000 students enrolled per year.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to UGA. A score in the range of 1240 - 1420 on the SAT exam, or 27 - 32 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 3.55 to 3.78 for accepted students. UGA has an acceptance rate of 45 percent with 41 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UGA acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 46%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UGA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Georgia was reported as 45.3% in Fall 2020 with over 29,300 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 ACT Scores: 27 - 32
  • UGA Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.78

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UGA has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.9%
  • 2017-2018: 54.0%
  • 2018-2019: 48.6%
  • 2019-2020: 45.3%
  • Projected UGA Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 45.5%

How Does UGA Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Georgia is twenty-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Emory University15.6%
Clemson University51.3%
Georgia State University76.2%

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UGA (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading630 - 700
Math610 - 720
Total Score1240 - 1420
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 35
Math25 - 31
Composite Score27 - 32
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