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Georgia Acceptance Rate

So, you’re thinking about applying to the University of Georgia, and you’re curious about your chances of admission. Well, we’re here to help! Of course, there are a lot of factors in the admissions process, and it’s impossible to accurately predict whether you’ll be admitted or not. However, the most important factors in the admissions game are your GPA and test scores. So, using those as a measure, we can give you an estimate of your chances.

Test Type
SAT Score: 1600
GPA: 4

Percent change to get into :100 percent

With an acceptance rate of 59%, admission to Purdue is moderately competitive. Based on our analysis, to have a good chance of being admitted, you need to be at the very top of your class and have an SAT score of close to 1600, or an ACT score of around 35.

Not quite there? Try taking our SAT prep course and You’ll still have a chance of getting in, but it’s in the single digits. Let’s take a closer look at Georgia admission statistics.


Georgia Admissions Statistics

Georgia’s acceptance rate in 2017 was 52.9%. For students applying to the class of 2021, out of 21,945 applicants, Georgia admitted about 11,604. The average GPA of admitted applicants was 3.9, the average ACT score was 29, and the average SAT score was 1330.

For students who took the ACT, the 25th percentile score of successful applicants was 26, and the 75th percentile score was 30.

For students who took the SAT, the 25th percentile score was 1230. The 75th percentile score was 1400.


If you’re somewhere in the middle of these numbers, remember that a high test score can compensate for a slightly lower GPA, and vice versa. If you’re at the lower end, it helps if you’re a diverse applicant, the child of an alum, or have incredible personal achievements. Still, at the 25th percentile, your chances of getting in are in the low single digits.

Other aspects of your application, such as athletics, extracurricular and recommendations, are important, but will likely only make a difference for admission if you’re in the 75th percentile range for your GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

As we said, admission to Georgia is very competitive. Even if Georgia is your dream school, and even if you’re in the 75th percentile, you’ll still want to make sure you apply to a wide variety of schools to ensure you’ll gain admission somewhere.

Generally, you should have at least three safety schools (where you are in the 75th percentile of GPA/test scores), three reach schools (where you are in the 25th percentile of GPA/test scores) and three target schools (where you are near the average for GPA/test scores) on your list.

OK, so you’ve decided to apply. We took at a look at Georgia’s admissions requirements to help you get everything in order.


Georgia Application Requirements

To apply to Georgia, you’ll need to fill out the MyCoalition or Georgia Application, the $70 application processing fee, the required Short-Answer Essays, high school transcript through junior year, a Counselor/School Evaluation Form, and official SAT or ACT scores. Everything should be submitted by October 15th for Early Action, and January 1st for Regular Decision.

Here’s a full list of application requirements:

  • Fill out the MyCoalition or Georgia Application and pay an application fee of $70
  • Submit an ACT score or SAT score
  • Submit the required Short-Answer Essays
  • Submit your high school transcript through junior year
  • Submit a Counselor/School Evaluation Form

The application deadline is October 15th for Early Action, and January 1st for Regular Decision. November 17 is the financial aid application deadline. Early Action notifications are released mid-December, and Regular Decision applicants find out their fates April 1st.

Have you been admitted to Georgia? Congratulations! Below is a glimpse of what your classmates will be like.


Georgia Admitted Students Profile

If you matriculate at Georgia, you’ll be joining a diverse class, with students from all over the U.S. and the world, and have a chance to study in dozens of fields.

Here are some interesting facts about the recently admitted class:

  • Roughly 43% are male and 57% are female
  • 1.7% of students are international

Georgia has a diverse class, as well, with a large number of people of color. The ethnicities of admitted applicants are:

  • International: 1.7%
  • Underrepresented minority: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 3.8%
  • White: 71.5%

What do these admitted students plan to study? Georgia offers dozens of majors, and students matriculating there pursue a wide number of subjects. Here is a list of some of the top programs:


  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Marketing

Now, how are you going to pay for this?

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Georgia Tuition Figures

At $44,418, Georgia’s cost of attendance is astronomical. But, don’t panic! Most incoming students receive some form of financial aid, and the average award is $9,116.

Here’s a fuller look at Georgia tuition and financial aid in 2017:

  • Total budget: $44,418
  • Average financial aid package: $9,116
  • The average student debt of a Georgia graduate is $21,730

Now, what is life like at Georgia? Let’s take a look.


Georgia Location

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Athens itself is known as one of the best college towns in America due to its deep and vibrant cultural scene including a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and music scenes. There’s plenty to do off-campus as well as on-campus, as a result.

Remember, you’re going to Georgia for its excellent academics! Below is a look at what academic life will be like.


Georgia Academics

Georgia has dozens of majors. Some of the school’s more interesting majors are:

  • Dance
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Education
  • Food Science
  • Public Health
  • Economics
  • Land Use Planning and Development
  • Managerial Economics
  • Psychology
  • Homeland Security
  • Biological Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Physics
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Management
  • Plant Science

Now, let’s take a look at life outside the classroom at Georgia.


Student Life at Georgia

Georgia has hundreds of student organizations, covering academic interests, creative and performing arts, cultural and racial initiatives, gender and sexuality affinity groups, government and politics interests, and various media and publications.

Here’s a sampling of Georgia’s student activities:

  • 4GOOD
  • Ag Hill Council
  • Aperture Photography Club
  • Bag the Bag
  • Campus Connection
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Dairy Science Club at UGA
  • Donate Life UGA
  • The Economics Society
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Fencing Club at UGA
  • Genetics Graduate Student Association
  • The Hedge Trimmer
  • Improv Athens
  • John Quincy Adams Society
  • Korean Badminton Club
  • Land Use and Planning Organization

Are you an athlete? Georgia’s got plenty of options for you.


Georgia Athletics

Georgia offers a large number of intercollegiate sports, with extensive varsity, as well as club, offerings, for both men and women. So, if you’re not up to varsity level, remember there are plenty of club and intramural sports to try out for, too.

Georgia’s sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cross-Country
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Golf
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis

Who might you become with a Georgia degree? Let’s take a look at some well-known and successful alums:


Notable Alums

Georgia has produced politicians, business tycoons, entertainers, musicians, media figures, and leaders in dozens of other fields.

Here’s a list of some particularly well-known alums:

  • AFLAC CEO Dan Amos
  • Build A Bear Workshop founder Maxine Clark
  • CNN anchor Brooke Anderson
  • Actress Kim Basinger
  • Television journalist Deborah Norville
  • Heart surgery pioneer Alfred Blalock
  • Musician Michael Stipe
  • Astronomer Amy Mainzer
  • Actor Kyle Chandler
  • Georgia Governor Roy Barnes
  • US Senator Phil Gramm

And this is only a partial list!


Getting into Georgia is still competitive. Don’t despair if you get a no. If you have a strong GPA and high test scores, you have a great chance of getting into at least one of the more competitive schools. And if you don’t, remember: where you go is NOT who you are. If you work hard, you’ll end up at a school that’s right for you, and still get a great education.

If you need to boost your GPA or test scores before application time rolls around, you should consider signing up for a course with Prep Expert. We offer one-on-one tutoring and classes, both in-person and online, at locations throughout the United States.

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Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Written by Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Prep Expert Founder & CEO

Shark Tank Winner, Perfect SAT Scorer, Dermatologist, & #1 Bestselling Author
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