University of West Georgia (UWG)

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University of West Georgia can be found in Carrollton, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 12,000 students are enrolled at University of West Georgia.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1290 (25th percentile) - 1540 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 18 (25th percentile) - 22 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to University of West Georgia. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UWG average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 54 percent with 57 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UWG acceptance rate 2015 will be around 55%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UWG Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of West Georgia was reported as 53.9% in Fall 2013 with over 7,270 college applications submitted to UWG. 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

  • UWG SAT Scores: 1290 - 1540
  • UWG ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • UWG Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into University of West Georgia?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of West Georgia is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of West Georgia has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 57.6%
  • 2010-2011: 54.4%
  • 2011-2012: 54.8%
  • 2012-2013: 55.8%
  • 2013-2014: 53.9%
  • Projected UWG Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 54.9%

How Does UWG Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Polytechnic State University78.0%
Jacksonville State University83.3%
Clayton State University47.7%
Emory University26.3%
Columbus State University55.4%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UWG (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 520
Math430 - 510
Writing420 - 510
Total Score1290 - 1540
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 22
Math17 - 21
Composite Score18 - 22
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