…To Be One of the First

In 1785, the Georgia General Assembly chartered the first state-supported university in the United States. More than 225 years later, the University of Georgia remains a national leader in higher education. You will encounter original and compelling thinking, diverse people and ideas, far-reaching discoveries, lively sports and recreation, and fascinating foreign countries.


…To Contribute Your Voice to our History

As one of the top public universities in the nation, UGA offers a culture of academic excellence and opportunity made all the richer by our renowned faculty, diverse community of amazing students, and vibrant student life.  

The resources of a state flagship research university with the collegiate community you’ve envisioned for yourself. The pride of this institutional legacy coupled with enduring student success:  a national leader among public universities in the numbers of major scholarships earned by our students. Since 1995, UGA has produced eight Rhodes Scholars, five Gates Cambridge Scholars, seven Marshall Scholars, three Mitchell Scholars, 49 Goldwater Scholars, 13 Truman Scholars, 13 Udall Scholars. 49 UGA students were offered Fulbright Scholarships in the past four years.


The University of Georgia...

… is home of the 115,000 sq. ft. Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, housing the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library; the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies; the Walter J. Brown Media Archives, and the Peabody Collection.


... is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for excellence in television and radio news, entertainment and children’s programming.


... is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, State Museum of Art, and State Museum of Natural History.


... is home of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.


... has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


... ranks 5th nationally by short-term duration of study abroad.



We encourage you to learn more about UGA’s distinctive opportunities, and hope that you’ll discover how UGA will welcome you as one of the first.




Contact Us

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

  • (+1) 706-542-8776
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  • 210 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602-1633
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