Admission Statistics

Admitted Class of 2026: A Competitive Class

took at least one course at an advanced level such as AP, IB or Dual Enrollment.


have a core high school GPA of 4.00 or higher.


graduated first or second in their class.


Overall Enrollment: 40,118

Undergraduate Enrollment: 30,166

Graduate Enrollment: 9,952

First-Year Applications

Applications Received: 39,615

Applicants Admitted: 16,729

New First-Year Students Enrolled: 6,200+

*Numbers are estimates

High School Core Grade Point Average

Middle-50% of All Admitted First-Year Students: 4.00-4.30

Middle-50% of All Admitted Honors Students: 4.26-4.45

Standardized Tests

SAT Middle-50% of Admitted First-Year Students: 1340-1480

SAT Middle-50% of Admitted Honors Students: 1510-1550

ACT Middle-50% of Admitted First-Year Students: 31-34

ACT Middle-50% of Admitted Honors Students: 34-35

AP, IB and Dual-Enrollment

Middle-50% of AP, IB and Dual Enrollment Courses Taken: 7-12

Get to know our Admitted Class
Interesting Facts

321 admitted students represent 57 different countries and 744 come from homes where English is not the native language.

152 first-year students were admitted to begin their studies in the summer through the Thrive | Georgia Program.

Students were admitted from 520+ different high schools from the state of Georgia and 152 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

25% of the enrolling UGA first-year class come from outside Georgia and represent 41 different states. In addition, 84 students come from countries other than the United States. The top 10 home states (other than Georgia) of students are:

  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • New Jersey
  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • Maryland
  • South Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
Top Intended Majors for First-Year Students
  • BS Biology
  • BBA Finance (Intended)
  • Undecided – Business
  • BS Computer Science (Intended)
  • BS Psychology
  • BBA Marketing (Intended)
  • BSME Mechanical Engineering (Intended)
  • BSED Exercise and Sport Science (Intended)
  • Undecided – Arts and Sciences (BS)
  • BBA Management (Intended)