Campus News

Number of early action applications holds strong

More than 7,000 students received the thrilling news of their acceptance to the University of Georgia Friday as part of nonbinding early action admission.

“The University of Georgia congratulates the stellar group of young scholars admitted to the Class of 2024 through early action,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “We look forward to welcoming them to our extraordinary academic community next fall.”

Nearly 17,000 students applied for early action admission to become members of the Class of 2024, a 25% increase compared to five years ago. This year’s applications came from 39 countries, all 50 states and 3,540 high schools.

As in previous years, students who were offered early action admission enrolled in rigorous coursework relative to what is available at their school and also earned outstanding GPAs and SAT or ACT scores.

Students who received a deferral to regular decision are still being given full consideration for admission to UGA.

“We understand that the months preceding application submittal can be very challenging for students,” said Patrick Winter, associate vice president for undergraduate admissions and enrollment management. “Deferral provides those students a chance to submit their updated grades from the fall term and any new test scores for review.”

The regular decision application deadline is Jan. 1, and final admissions decisions for deferred early action and regular decision applicants are typically announced in mid-March.

The University of Georgia continues to elevate its academic offerings and support, resulting in record achievements for its students. In its most recent year, UGA set records for six-year completion (87%) and four-year completion (69%) rates and matched its all-time high first-year retention rate (96%). The university’s career outcomes rate is at a record 96%.

UGA is ranked No. 16 in the latest U.S. News & World Report list of top public universities, marking its fourth consecutive year in the top 20, and is one of only two institutions in the Southeastern Conference to be listed in the top 20.