Academics

Your passion. Your future. Your choice.

When you commit to UGA, you’re committing to an academic experience you won’t find anywhere else. As one of the top public universities and the very first state-sponsored university in the nation, The University of Georgia offers a culture of academic excellence and opportunity made all the richer by our renowned faculty, breadth and depth of majors, diverse community of amazing students, and vibrant student life.

UGA stands out by combining the resources of a state flagship research university with the intimate collegiate community you’ve envisioned for yourself.  When you’re here you’ll engage in hands-on learning through opportunities that include internships, research, and study abroad. Students experience a wide variety of situations within the classroom, ranging from small discussion classes to larger lecture hall courses. The average first and second year class size is 39; the average third and fourth year class size is 33; and an average honors course size is 17.

Our academic strength is matched only by the success of our students. With a First-Year retention rate at 95% for the university and a six-year graduation rate at 86%, UGA students are more equipped than ever to excel. Not to mention, a network of more than 324,000 living alumni around the world to welcome you after graduation.