What Will You Study First? 


Your choice.

With more options than you’d ever be able to accommodate in more than 170 fields of study, you have a lot of options from which to choose…majors as diverse as risk management and real estate, wildlife, dietetics, computer systems engineering and broadcast news, the opportunities to find your niche seem endless.

Your First-Year Odyssey

You will interact closely with the faculty, from day one, by taking part in programs such as the First-Year Odyssey, which are limited to 15 students and are designed to introduce you to the academic life of the University.

Your Freshman College Summer Experience. 

A summer program allowing entering First-Year students the chance to experience college life and student interaction a little earlier in their collegiate career. 

Your First-Year Learning Communities, a residential program where students with similar interests take classes together.

Your success. 

The overall graduation rate at UGA is above 83%. Currently, the First-Year retention rate is at 95% for the university.  A network of more than 305,000 living alumni exists to welcome you after graduation.

Your learning environment. 

UGA is the nation’s largest public university to ensure that each of our students engage in hands-on learning through opportunities that include internships, research, service-learning and study abroad. Students experience a wide variety of situations within the classroom, ranging from small discussion classes to larger lecture hall courses. The average first and second year class size is 39; the average third and fourth year class size is 33; and an average honors course size is 17. 

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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