UGA once again attracted an exceptionally strong applicant pool this
year. Competition for admission was stronger than ever. Over 22,200
applications made for an increase over last year’s numbers, and
our target goal for the freshman class is 5,200 students. This goal
allowed us to offer admission to about 11,600 students. Here are a few
middle 50% statistics about the accepted group. As these are the middle
50% range, there were admitted students with academic information both
above and below these ranges.
• UGA Calculated Grade Point Average mid-range: 3.84 – 4.09
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. Another way of looking at this is to know that roughly 82% of the
core grades received by admitted students were A’s, 17% were B’s, and
less that 1% were below that. In addition, we estimate that, on average, at least 6-10 of these core
grades were AP/IB grades (depending on semester or block terms). GPA’s above a 4.00 include added weight for AP/IB grades
SAT Critical Reading + SAT Mathematics mid-range: 1210 – 1380
SAT Writing mid-range: 590-690
ACT Composite mid-range: 28 – 32
- If you converted the ACT scores received to the SAT equivalents, the mid-range SAT averages would go up by approximately 50 to 60 points.
In addition, our average admitted student had taken approximately 7 Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate courses. Over 1,000 of these students are also enrolled in dual enrollment courses.
While we consider AP and IB courses as factors indicative of a
student’s curriculum difficulty, we also look at the entire course
selection in light of each student’s chances for academic challenges.
To that end accepted UGA students have taken a wide range of Honors, Accelerated and
Advanced courses, summer academic programs, and dual
Statistics, of course, cannot
other crucial non-quantifiable qualities. Our UGA accepted applicants
have exceptional high school records and undoubted potential for
continued success in college. That was also true for the vast majority
of the students to whom we were not able to offer admission. Leadership
capabilities, strong writing, being an active member of their
school and community and showing growth from freshman to senior
year were all looked at, especially as our Admissions professional staff
read and re-read the final decision applications.
above numbers will change slightly when we are able to give out the
academic averages for enrolled freshmen in September, as we will then
know who out of this accepted group has decided to enroll. These are all the unofficial statistics I have available right now, as we are also focused on trying to get out transfer decisions, work with rising HS juniors/seniors who are visiting campus, and working with admitted students.
Congratulations to everyone in the college
graduation class of 2019! For those of you admitted and ready to commit
to UGA, don’t forget to send your University of Georgia commitment
deposit no later than May 1.