UGA 2022 Freshman Application Details

  David Graves      January 26th, 2022

The applications are all in for the UGA Regular Decision group of students, so here is some information on the total UGA freshman applicant pool for Fall 2022. The total application numbers (EA and RD) are roughly 39,700, which is slightly up from last year. Roughly 21,600 students applied for Early Action, and 18,100 applied for Regular Decision. We do not treat either group differently in the review process, only in the timelines for decisions. Roughly 47% of the applicant pool is in-state, and 53% is out-of-state/international. For the most part we review each applicant the same no matter the residency, but there might be a slight difference favoring in-state students in the final decisions that will come out in March. We have applicants from just over 6,300 high schools, with the range going from 1 applicant (a number of schools) to 416 applicants (Lambert HS). We do not limit decisions based on the high school a student has attended, but instead look at each student individually. The top five choices of major by applicants is Biology (3202 applicants), followed by Business (3021), Finance (2327), Psychology (2058) and Computer Science (1633). A student is not tied to their initial choice of major, as enrolling students can change their major prior to orientation using the UGA student system called Athena. As well, this means we do not have different decisions based on different majors, as this would not make sense due to the ability to change majors. We have applicants from […]

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Hogwarts Admissions Committee – page 3

  David Graves      December 24th, 2021

For 20+ years, I have tried to envision how Hogwarts made their admissions decisions (this is the type of odd thing admissions people think about). While I am sure others have written about this, I have not seen it, so here is my take on a small slice of the Admissions Committee at Hogwarts.   Page 3 Partially Recovered Archives from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry Admissions Committee Meeting, April 13   looks like Granger is a fairly easy decision, 8 votes for admit, 1 vote for deny due to parental/muggle background. While she does seem to want to show that she is always right, in reality, she almost always is right. She will need to work on being a part of a team, but I think she can adjust easily. She is just the type of student we need at Hogwarts. The only thing Potter has beyond her is that he survived an attack from He who must not be named, and he has overcome a challenging living situation with that Dursley family. Whichever house that gets either of these young wizards is going to do quite well. Potter is going to be quite surprised when he receives his letter of acceptance! Has he even seen an owl before? Alright, on to the next case, Neville Longbottom. Lost his parents when he was a baby, both were Aurors, really amazing the work they did in tracking down dark magic wizards. Thoughts? Professor D: While at first glance […]

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2022 EA Decisions and Data

  David Graves      November 19th, 2021

  Early Action decisions will be released late this afternoon, so here are some details about the EA applicant and admitted groups. I will also add a comment to the top of this post when decisions go live, and I will announce it on Twitter as well. When you log into your status page, you will see a “View Update” link under the Status Update, and that is where you will see your decision. About 20 minutes after we release decisions, an email will go out to students who have not already checked their status letting them know a decision is available on their status page. For students who were deferred, please understand that this is not a denial decision.  We want to be able to have a more in-depth review of you, including short essays, activities, recommendations, etc.  Please be sure to read the deferred student FAQ page before commenting on here. There will also be an article in the UGA News next week which will give more broad details on the class as a whole, so I suggest you also review this information when it is available. Quick Early Action Numbers (These numbers are mid-ranges, not minimums.) Applications Received: 21,570 (21,539 with fee paid or fee waived) –UGA received roughly 3% more EA applications than last year. Based on the data on applications started for RD for this year, we expect a larger group of applicants to apply using that option than last year. Offers of Admission: 8,917 […]

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2022 EA Applicant Pool Information

  David Graves      November 16th, 2021

As we stated earlier this month, UGA is planning on releasing the EA decisions on the Status page on Friday, November 19 in the late afternoon unless some serious problem arises, which I do not expect. If this changes, we will let you know, but this is the plan at this time. Please do not call/email/text/message/tweet asking for the exact time of “late afternoon”, as I cannot give an exact time. We will post a message here when it opens up. We are excited about this, and I am guessing you are as well, and hopefully it will allow for a little less nerve-wracking Thanksgiving break for some of you. I will also have an updated post on Friday with data on the applicant pool and mid-range data on the admitted group. In addition to the decisions being available on the Status page, letters will go out in the mail for Accepted students. Freshman denial letters are not mailed out, as almost all applicants see their decisions online, and we, along with a number of colleges, did not want to have a letter that only served to reinforce the negative feelings they might already have. As well, Deferred applicants will only see their decision on the status page (so no mailed letter), and the Deferred FAQ gives out details on the next steps in the process. Due to the increase in applications, initial scholarship offers will be released in mid-December, but know that we will reviewing students for scholarships through […]

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2022 EA Application Update

  David Graves      November 1st, 2021

This morning the UGA Admissions Office announced that our Early Action decision release date would be Friday, November 19 in the late afternoon. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know not to ask when late afternoon is, as I cannot give you an exact time. In the lead up to the decisions going out in three weeks, here is some data about this year’s Early Action application group. Total EA Applications: 21,530 (submitted and app fee paid) This is an increase of 4% or so from last year. Complete Early Action Applications as of today: 19,800 92% are complete right now. EA Applicants Applying within 3 days of Deadline: 11,514 Wow, just wow. Percentage of EA Applicants using Common App: 94% We are fine with any application source, but we are starting to see more and more Common App submits. Residency data on EA apps: 46% in-state, 54% out-of-state/international Our growth this year in EA was in non-GA residents. Most common majors: Undecided Business – 2,031, Biology – 1,999 applicants and Finance 1,616 We do not make different decisions based on major, but it is always interesting to see the different academic interests of our applicants. I order to deal with the large increase in applications, we project that we will be delaying the release of EA scholarship information and the Honors decisions until early December (no exact date yet). This will give us more time to focus on our EA admissions reviews and will help […]

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