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University of West Georgia

  • Carrollton, GA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 63%37%
    student ratio
  • 9,959
    total students
  • $5,098 | $17,994
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • June 1
    fall application deadline
  • 53%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 476
    sat math
  • 485
    sat reading
  • 470
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

A Best Value College in Suburban Atlanta

The University of West Georgia, situated on a 645 acre campus just 45 miles west of Atlanta, offers a traditional collegiate experience exemplified by the school's motto: Go West!

UWG, a member of the University System of Georgia, has more than 1100 full-time faculty and staff members serving a student body of 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students. There are also satellite campuses in Dalton, Douglasville, Newnan, and Rome, Georgia.

Named by "The Princeton Review" as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges and one of America's Best Value Colleges, the University of West Georgia offers more than 55 undergraduate programs through 6 colleges.

UWG is also the only university in Georgia to offer an honors college.

Strong Arts and Humanities Programs

The College of Arts and Humanities at UWG takes a broad approach to its various disciplines, featuring contemporary majors such as global studies. Minors are offered in subjects such as film studies, Africana studies, American studies, and gender and sexuality.

The School of the Arts within the College offers bachelor degrees in art, art education, theatre and music (music education, performance, performance with emphasis in jazz studies, piano performance with emphasis in piano pedagogy, and an option with elective studies in business).

Baccalaureate degrees are also awarded in English (including literature or creative writing minors), foreign languages (French, German, and Spanish), history, and philosophy (including concentrations in pre-law or religion).

Specialized Social Science Offerings

The College of Social Sciences houses the departments of anthropology, mass communications, psychology, political science, criminology, and sociology.

Mass communications is one of a select number of programs in the nation that offers a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications degree program with a media convergence emphasis. Coursework is given in convergence journalism, multimedia storytelling (film, entertainment radio and television, magazines), and public relations.

The UWG Psychology Department is noted for its theoretical roots in the traditions of humanistic and transpersonal psychology.

Political science students may choose the Bachelor of Arts degree program, with its general liberal arts emphasis, or the Bachelor of Science degree program, which allows for a career emphasis such as public administration, state and local government, international organizations, or foreign service. The department also offers a specialized planning track for students who intend to enter the field of state, local, and regional planning. Students at the University of West Georgia may also pursue a pre-law option.

A minor in women's studies is also offered.

Career-focused Science and Mathematics Programs

The UWG College of Science and Mathematics offers baccalaureate programs in biology (general or pre-professional), computer science, mathematics (traditional, applied mathematics or statistics/actuarial tracks), and physics (physics, physics/engineering, or physics/business tracks).

The Chemistry Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in either chemistry (ACS certified), biochemistry (ACS certified), or chemistry and chemical engineering (in collaboration with Georgia Tech). The department also offers a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry degree program with either a liberal arts or a pre-professional emphasis. There is also a special pre-pharmacy track available.

The Geography Department offers bachelor's degree programs in 3 different tracks of geography: human geography, geographic information systems, and physical geography. A Bachelor of Science degree program is also offered in geology with 4 concentrations to choose from, including environmental geology, general geology, pre-graduate school focus, and pre-professional focus.

Third Largest Producer of Educators in Georgia

The College of Education at the University of West Georgia is the 3rd largest producer of educators in the state. Programs include the Bachelor of Science in Education degree program in early childhood education, physical education, special education - general curriculum, or speech - language pathology.

Bachelor of Arts degrees are awarded in English (certification grades 6-12), foreign languages and literatures -- French education (certification grades P-12), foreign languages and literatures -- Spanish education (certification grades p-12), history (certification grades 6-12), and chemistry (certification grades 6-12).

Other baccalaureate degrees are offered in art (certification grades P-12), music education (certification grades P-12), along with biology, earth science mathematics, physics, and economics (all certification grades 6-12).

A Bachelor of Science degree program is also offered in sport management.

Cutting Edge Facilities for Nursing Students

The School of Nursing offers 2 Bachelor of Nursing degree programs: one for students seeking initial licensure as Registered Nurses (RN) and one partially online program for RNs who wish to advance their educations to the baccalaureate level.

The university recently received a University System of Georgia Innovation Award for Design and Technology for its newly built 64,000-square-foot School of Nursing building.

In-depth Studies in Contemporary Management Fields

The Richards College of Business at UWG is home to 4 departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management, and Marketing and Real Estate.

Students in the Accounting and Finance Department may choose to purse Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in accounting or finance.

The Economics Department offers a range of options, including a B.B.A. in Economics (geared toward careers in business or government) degree program, a B.S. in Economics (geared toward further graduate study) degree program, a B.S. in Economics with Secondary Education Certification degree program, and a B.A. in International Economic Affairs degree program.

Programs from the Management Department include B.B.A. degree programs in either management or management information systems.

The Marketing Department offers 2 career-focused B.B.A. degree programs -- a marketing degree program, which prepares students for numerous careers in the marketing and sales fields, and a real estate degree program, which prepares students for careers in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate.

Part of the NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference

The University of West Georgia is part of the NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference. Men's sports include: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and golf. Women's sports include: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.


Location & Contact

1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118
USA

Ms.Ketty Ballard

Associate Director (Recruiting)

Phone: 678-839-5600
Fax: 678-839-4747
Email: admiss@westga.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Real Estate
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

53% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,266
    • Accepted3,913
    • Acceptance Rate53%
    • Enrolled9,959
    • Female Applicants4,568
    • Females Accepted2,556
    • Female Acceptance Rate55%
    • Male Applicants2,698
    • Males Accepted1,357
    • Male Acceptance Rate50%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.4
      proof of immunization
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.11
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen June 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen June 1st Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 485 440 520
    • SAT Math 476 430 510
    • SAT Writing 470 420 510
    • ACT Composite 20 18 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$5,098
    • Out-of-state tuition *$17,994
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,858.00
    • Room and board *$8,532.00
    • Room only *$4,700.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students9,959
    • Male Student Percentage37%
    • Female Student Percentage63%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.99%
    • Black or African American33.69%
    • White or Caucasian53.14%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.18%
    • Asian.96%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races3.41%
    • Unknown3.3%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.23% representing 58 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students3% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 31%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Black Student Alliance, Student Activities Council, Baptist Student Union, Campus Outreach, United Voices Gospel Choir
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis No No No
    • Track No No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty626
    • Full-time Percentage75%
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Female Percentage59%
    • Male Percentage41%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio19:1 or 8,913 students to 516 faculty


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