Campus News

Record fall enrollment projected

Fall semester enrollment at UGA is expected to be the highest in university history, with preliminary figures showing a total of 33,959 students taking classes at the main Athens campus and at UGA centers in Gwinnett County, Griffin and Tifton.

The total, up 0.9 percent (299 students) from last fall, includes 25,234 undergraduates, 6,918 graduate students and 1,604 students in the professional schools of law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. Another 203 students are enrolled in independent study.

The undergraduate and graduate totals are the second highest ever, behind only 2003 when 25,415 undergraduates and 6,922 graduate students were enrolled.

University Registrar Rebecca Macon said the totals are preliminary, but final figures to be released later by the University System of Georgia are not expected to vary significantly.

Of the total enrollment, 32,812 students are taking classes at the Athens campus, a 1.4 percent increase from last year but still within the two percent variance of UGA’s on-campus enrollment target of 32,500 set by the University System Board of Regents.