About UGA

The University of Georgia's Career Center is dedicated to helping students and employers connect! We serve as a corporate gateway to the university by helping you understand the curriculum, meet key faculty and staff, and successfully recruit and hire the students and alumni you need for your organization.

Only 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, the University of Georgia is a 4-year public research university that attracts the best and the brightest students from across the nation and around the world. Established in 1785 - America's oldest state-chartered university - we've had more than 200 years of experience preparing students for professional careers and offer employers a deep and diverse talent pool.

Why Recruit at UGA?
UGA National Rankings & Points of Pride
Scholastic Achievement & Student Demographics
Our Schools & Colleges
Enrollment Statistics
UGA Salary Statistics



Why Recruit at UGA?

The University of Georgia is a national leader in the number of students each year who receive the very top national academic scholarships.  Since 1996, UGA has produced seven Rhodes Scholars, 37 Goldwater, ten Truman, seven Udall, six Merage, five Gates Cambridge, four Marshall and three Mitchell Scholars.  UGA has produced 21 Fulbright Scholars in the past two years.  In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America with two Rhodes Scholars. In 2003, UGA scored a “grand slam,” being the only public university in America with winners of the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Goldwater Scholarships in the same year.

With an enrollment of over 34,000 students, more than 8,500 students graduate each year from the 17 colleges and schools within the University, offering employers a deep and diverse talent pool to meet the needs of any organization.

UGA National Rankings & Points of Pride

  • UGA is tied for 18th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 list of the 50 top public universities in America.
  • Kiplinger's magazine ranks UGA 9th on its list of best values among 100 public colleges and universities in America.
  • The Wall Street Journal included UGA among 16 “Hot Schools” that are drawing increased attention from students and families because of cost, safety and academic quality advantages.
  • In U.S. News & World Report rankings of undergraduate “Best Business Programs,” the Terry College is ranked 28th among all schools and 16th among public institutions. Other undergraduate rankings include: insurance program, 2nd; and real estate program, 3rd.

For more UGA Points of Pride, click here.

Scholastic Achievement and Student Demographics - 2010

First Year Student Profile

  • Average SAT score 1239
  • Average GPA 3.83

Student Demographics – Fall 2010

  • Undergraduate 25,947
  • Graduate 8,730
  • Total enrollment 34,677

Ethnicity Summary

  • American Indian: Less than 1%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 8%
  • Black/African-American: 8%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 3%
  • Multiracial: 1%

For additional information on UGA student characteristics, visit the UGA Factbook.

Schools & Colleges

Students are enrolled in 17 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools and colleges, which offer 22 baccalaureate degrees in over 140 major fields; 34 master’s degrees in 124 fields; 19 educational specialist degrees; 4 doctoral degrees in 91 areas; and professional degrees in law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.