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. 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: 16,585 (16,511 with fee paid)
–UGA received slightly fewer 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: 7,025
-This is somewhat below last year’s admitted numbers, but with the number of EA applications and current RD projected application data, it makes it harder to predict what will happen with overall application numbers. UGA Admissions wants to insure we make good decisions for the overall applicant pool, and as such we need to be thoughtful as to how many offers we make in Early Action.
Mid 50% Admitted Average GPA: 4.00-4.29 GPA
-Please remember this is not the GPA students see on their high school transcript, but rather the GPA that UGA recalculates for everyone based on the core academic courses taken in high school and looking at the actual grades posted on the transcripts.
Mid 50% Admitted Average SAT (EBRW+M): 1360-1500
-This is data for students who were admitted with the SAT being the highest or only test score in their review.
Mid 50% Admitted Average ACT (Composite): 31-34
-This is data for students who were admitted with the ACT being the highest or only test score in their review. Remember, UGA focuses on the ACT English and Math scores, but we report the Composite data as that is the official/accepted data for national publications.
Mid 50% Admitted AP/IB/DE courses over 4 years of HS: 7-12 courses
-We determine academic rigor based on all core classes a student has taken (CP, Honors, Advanced, AP, IB, DE, etc.) as compared to what is offered in the school/community, but this information is the most specific data we can give on it. This does not mean a student needed 7 AP/IB/DE courses to be admitted, as we do not base rigor on the number of these courses taken.
The rough breakdown of decisions are as such: 7,025 admits, 6,800+ deferred, roughly 2,100 denied and slightly over 300 incomplete. If you have questions about your specific decision, I do not suggest you post them on this blog. As well, do not give out or request personal academic information in your post, as we would then need to delete these posts. We are not able to answer questions about individual students here because we will generally not have your information in front of us and we cannot disclose individual student information in a comment. I would recommend talking with both your family and high school counselor first, then reviewing this previous post on suggestions about how to react to an EA decision, and finally reading the FAQ’s available from your Status page.
As a reminder, UGA looks at in-state and out-of-state applicants using the same process. In addition, we do not have any limits on the number of students we can admit based on school, neighborhood, county or state, and we do not use major, gender, race, demonstrated interest or legacy status in our review process. We are looking at each individual applicant in the context of the overall applicant pool, and making decisions based on both the EA applicant group and what we expect the applicant pool (EA and RD) will be like overall. I suggest you look at the Admissions Tips, Hints & Myths page for more details about what we do and do not look at in our review.
Please be patient, be nice and be courteous. Have a great weekend and go Dawgs!