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College Highlight of the Week – University of Georgia

The University of Georgia was founded in 1785 and is the state’s oldest institution of higher learning. Their motto is “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” UGA is located in Athens, which is a city setting on a 759 acre campus. Over 140 degree programs are offered including baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. The University has renowned graduate programs in its College of Education and Law School.

Kiplinger ranked The University of Georgia 6th in its 2012 list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” issue and is also ranked 21st overall among public national universities in the current 2013 U.S. News and World Report. It is a more selective school with an acceptance rate of 63% and early acceptance rate of 73.2%. The student to faculty ratio is 18:1 and 38.6% of classes have fewer than 20 students. Although attending a large university, students can still get to know professors.

The most popular majors at UGA are currently Psychology, Finance and Marketing. The campus has 13 libraries, offers tutoring services, a health center and 24 hour campus security. The University is known for its vibrant student community and the town of Athens was rated among the best sports towns in the country by ESPN. There are more than 600 students clubs and organizations, including nearly 60 Greek Chapters. That leaves a list of options for students with all interests. The average freshman retention rate is very high at 93.8%, which is a good indicator of satisfaction among students. The Ramsey Center at UGA is the student recreational and athletic facility located on East Campus. It is one of the largest student athletic recreation facilities in the U.S. with 3 pools, 8 full length basketball courts, 44 ft. high climbing wall, 10 racquetball courts, 19,000 square ft. of weight training space and much more! The application deadline is January 15th, October 15th for early action and the fee is $60. Instate tuition and fees are $9,842.00 and $28,052 for out of state tuition.

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