Numbers

  David Graves      August 8th, 2022

When people start talking about college admissions and numbers, a wide range of different ideas start to bubble up in the conversation. You have test score numbers and  GPA’s, admit percentages and yield data, and a wide range of other numerical information. But what I want to talk about now is the bigger picture numbers […]

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Finding Your Team

  David Graves      May 25th, 2022

Every year in the second week of May, the SEC Enrollment/Admissions leaders meet at one of the member University’s campuses to talk about the year, plan out any group events and commiserate over the challenges that each of us have faced over the past year. The deposit deadline of May 1 will have just passed, […]

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2022 Freshman Admits

  David Graves      March 18th, 2022

  We plan to make the final wave of freshman decisions available today, March 18th, in the late afternoon time frame. For those of you who have been admitted to UGA, here is a post for you and a chance to comment.  Please remember that this is not a blog where you should post statistics […]

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2022 Freshman Denial Decisions

  David Graves      March 18th, 2022

We plan to make the final wave of freshman decisions available today, March 18th in the late afternoon time frame. We received almost 40,000 applicants, thus making decisions very challenging this year. Unfortunately, we are not able to admit a number of strong applicants as we are limited in the size of our freshman class. […]

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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 […]

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2022 Early Action Breakdown

  David Graves      September 13th, 2021

By mid October, I expect that UGA will have received roughly 15,000-20,000 Early Action applications for Fall 2022 (roughly 40% will come in during the last week), and by then the UGA Admissions Office will be in full file review mode to get all EA decisions out by late November/early December. I do not have […]

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The Zanzibar Effect

  David Graves      August 6th, 2021

There is a myth about a sea captain and a jeweler living on the island of Zanzibar, and it goes something like this: A long time ago, a retired sea captain lived on a remote area on the island of Zanzibar. Each day he had a ceremonial flag raising and lowering at sunrise and sunset, […]

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Fall 2022 Application and Essay Information

  David Graves      July 1st, 2021

For the Fall 2022 class, UGA will be keeping the same essay questions as have had for the past few years. UGA will require two essays, a longer personal essay (250-650 words) and a shorter essay (200-300 words). The Common App has changed one essay in their list, and it is reflected here and on […]

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Next Steps for Students

  David Graves      March 24th, 2021

While this year in admissions and higher education has been unusual, we are slowly transitioning to some on campus admissions actions. This is a transition time as more vaccinations are occurring, and the CDC guidelines are being updated for different events and activities. As such, here are some updates, but they are prone to change. […]

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2021 Freshman Wait List Decisions

  David Graves      March 19th, 2021

We plan to make the final wave of freshman decisions available today, March 19th, in the late afternoon timeframe.   For some students, you will be offered a place on our wait list.  Every year our office has to predict approximately how many students we can admit in order to enroll our freshman class, but […]

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