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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+
About University of West Georgia...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
1601 Maple St
Carrollton, GA 30118
Website
From University of West Georgia

At the University of West Georgia, we transform lives and change perceptions, constantly challenging ourselves to ask "what if" and refusing to accept that possibilities are limited. 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, sought after as the best place to work, learn and succeed. 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
June 1
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
920-1090
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$14,351/ 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
$6,799/ 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
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.145 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.173 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,938Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,291
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 108 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    40%
  • Average
    19%
  • Different
    19%
  • Focused
    11%
  • Bottom of the barrel.
    4%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.196 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.229 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Great!
    17%
  • Something new
    17%
  • Great selection of degree paths
    17%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Boring,average
    13%
  • Different
    7%
  • Highly overated
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    40%
    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
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    My time here at the University at West Georgia has been one of many new and exiting experiences. I started out not knowing many people as an out of state student but that quickly changed. Through joining Greek life here at the university I found my group of people that have helped me excel in acadmimics, leadership, and over all personal wellness. I have loved every aspect about this university. I am getting ready to enter my senior year and have nothing but positive things to say about the people and staff that make up this great institution. Over the years I have been challenged by my peers and professors to excel at a level that is unmatched by any other university. I can honestly say that choosing to attend the University of West Georgia is one of the best decisions of my life. I would strongly advise others to consider the university when choosing an isntition to attend!
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    The University of West Georgia is a beautiful school! Having an excellent STEM program, students will excel and be successful. Their nursing program is unique and has many awesome events on campus. New opportunities to explore the world and help others in the community are always open. Study abroad is very cool as you get to travel the world with your department and see endless possibilities. The University of West Georgia has many resources such as tutoring sessions, writing tutorials, counseling, study rooms, and many more perks so that you can stay on top of your work and be successful. Being here teaches you many life lessons as you grow to be the best young adult. GO WOLVES!
    This is only my first year at UWG and I didn't get a chance to participate in every thing I wanted, but overall the school is amazing. The faculty and staff are very polite and work well with you to make sure your experience in college is great! The teachers vary on teaching styles and difficulty but as long as you talk to them they will help you as much as possible. UWG has a lot of amazing events going around on campus so if you live too far to travel home for the weekend you'll always have something to do. It does not, however, have a lot of places to go off campus because of the location. From campus you're about 30 minutes from the nearest mall and an hour from the city. Also the cafe's food is manageable but you get tired of it really quick. Overall my first year experience at West Georgia was amazing.