First-Year Class Profile

Statistics can't tell you everything about the students at the University of Georgia, but they can at least give you some insight into the people you will be sitting next to in your first English class, belaying the rope as you scale the Ramsey Center climbing wall or just having a conversation over coffee at the Tate Student Center.

The 5,750 first-year students enrolling at UGA in August 2018 represent the most academically prepared entering class in UGA history. Some numbers have been rounded for clarity or consistency. While the following information about the Class of 2022 describes some of their more important statistics, we are also aware of the great diversity of interests, backgrounds, abilities and talents that we have not measured or that cannot be described succinctly.

Overall Enrollment

Overall Enrollment: 36,574
Undergraduate Enrollment: 27,951
Graduate Enrollment: 8,623

2018 First-Year Applications

Applications Received: 26,448
Applicants Admitted: 12,724
New First-Year Students Enrolled: 5,750

High School Core Grade Point Average

Middle 50% of All Admitted First-Year Students: 3.97-4.21
Overall Average of All Admitted First-Year Students: 4.07
Average of Admitted Honors Students: 4.12

Standardized Tests

SAT Middle 50% of Admitted First-Year Students: 1320-1490
Overall SAT Average for Admitted First-Year Students: 1400
ACT Middle 50% of Admitted First-Year Students: 28-33
Overall ACT Average for Admitted First-Year Students: 30
SAT Average of Admitted Honors Students: 1530
ACT Average of Admitted Honors Students: 34

Honors and Scholarships

First-Year Students in the Honors Program: 745



If you want to know more about the class of 2022, take a look at these other interesting statistics.

A Competitive Class

The enrolling Class of 2022 has outstanding academic credentials:

99% took at least one course at an advanced level such as AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment.
Earned an average of over 20 semester hours of college credit through AP, IB or Dual Enrollment
More than 97% were in their school's "advanced" or "most difficult" curriculum.
More than 3800 have a core high school GPA of 4.00 or higher.
More than 285 graduated first or second in their class.
745 are enrolled in the Honors Program.

Interesting Facts

134 students represent 47 different countries and 336 come from homes where English is not the native language.

Over 1780 identify themselves as a minority.

More than 200 first-year students began their studies in the Freshman College Summer Experience Program

Students are enrolling from over 460 different high schools from the state of Georgia, and came from 141 different Georgia counties.

Valedictorians and Salutatorians

The top two graduates from every SACS-accredited Georgia high school are guaranteed admission to UGA, provided certain criteria are met. Approximately 5% of the entering first-year students were valedictorians or salutatorians.

Location, Location, Location

16% of the entering UGA first-year class come from outside Georgia and represent 49 different states. In addition, 134 students come from countries other than the United States. The top 10 home states (other than Georgia) of students are:

North Carolina
South Carolina
New Jersey
New York

Top Intended Majors for First-Year Students

BS Biology
BBA Finance
BBA Marketing
BBA Management
BBA Accounting
BS Computer Science
BS Psychology
Undecided - Business
BBA Management Information Systems
BSME Mechanical Engineering

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