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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
1601 Maple St
Carrollton, GA 30118
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
From University of West Georgia

At the University of West Georgia, we transform lives and change perceptions, constantly challenging ourselves to ask "what if." We embrace diversity. We value community. We drive growth. We engage – as students, faculty and staff – and work collectively to be the best comprehensive university in America. UWG is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is classified as a SACS Level VI University, the highest level possible.

University of West Georgia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
July 15
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
920-1080
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$15,392/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,059/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.145 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.181 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.180 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    40%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,728Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,407
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Average
    21%
  • Different
    19%
  • Focused
    12%
  • Bottom of the barrel.
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • White
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.204 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.237 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Great!
    18%
  • Great selection of degree paths
    17%
  • Something new
    16%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Boring,average
    14%
  • Different
    7%
  • Highly overated
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    42%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    83%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.102 responses

    University of West Georgia Reviews

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    UWG is the best kept secret in GA! If you’re looking for a midsized institution where you matter, then you need to Go West. From day 1 stepping on campus the faculty and staff cared for me. I was able to get involved in in organizations that mattered, and found mentors and plenty of friends who cared for me. I am so happy I chose UWG and it was a decision that changed my life for the better. And academics, with top rated education, nursing, and business programs and stellar arts, political science, and sciences, you can’t go wrong. Go West! You’ll be so happy you did.
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    I have very much enjoyed being apart of the West Georgia university family! Ever since starting my first semester here to finishing up my first year, the faculty, teachers, and even the students have been very kind and helpful during the very tenuous and stressful transition from high school to college. Even the individuals from different halls such as the Bursar’s Office have been very helpful in being there when I was stressed in figuring out how to succeed in college.
    My experience at the University of West Georgia has been overall great. My professors aren’t too strict, but not too lenient. There are always organizations and on campus activities to participate in to keep yourself active. My friends also play a huge part in my experience because your friends make your college experience better. No matter what college you attend. You have to get involved and stay active at all times to reframe from getting bored or not having “something to do.” Overall my experience is still going great and I look forward to a new semester!