Our commitment

In 1785, the University of Georgia made its initial commitment by becoming the first state-chartered university in the nation. Today, we continue to make good on our commitment to public higher education through leadership, discovery and service.



UGA is a national leader in academic achievement with nine Rhodes Scholars, five Gates Cambridge Scholars, six Marshall Scholars, three Mitchell Scholars, 51 Goldwater Scholars, 13 Truman Scholars, and 13 Udall Scholars since 1995. Beyond this recognition, our students do amazing things on campus, in the community, and in the world. 

Our most prestigious scholarships, the Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey Honors Scholarship, give students the opportunity to learn, lead, and have a long-lasting impact on our community and world.


We are the largest public university to require that our students engage in at least one experiential learning activity before graduation. These activities give students hands-on experiences that connect their academic knowledge to the world beyond the classroom through internships, faculty-mentored research, study abroad, and service learning, among several other opportunities.



Our students don’t just learn, they lead. And with guidance from world-renowned faculty and incredible research opportunities, students at UGA are able to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities both locally and globally. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.  Additionally, the UGA Admissions Blog offers helpful insights and Majors Website gives students, counselors, and parents an overview of the academic possibilities at the University of Georgia.



Contact us

Contact us for more information about how you can join the FIRST. 

  • (+1) 706-542-8776
  • Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00 pm (EST)
  • 210 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602-1633
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