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UGA named one of America’s best colleges

“Money” magazine highlights UGA within Best Colleges in America 2023 list

The University of Georgia was recently recognized as one of the best colleges in the country through a top ranking from “Money” magazine in its annual Best Colleges in America list.

This year, the publication redesigned its analysis from a numbered ranking system to a star rating system, doling out one to five stars based on a variety of criteria including affordability and student outcomes. In the new ranking system, UGA received 4.5 stars, with a specific emphasis on the institution’s high graduation rate and scholarship support.

“The university’s 85% graduation rate is well above average, and 89% of students get grants to help fund their education,” the publication noted. “The university has an impressive number of students and faculty who earn national awards each year, including Rhodes, Fulbright and Marshall scholars.”

Last year, the university’s four-year completion rate increased to a record 75.1% while the six-year completion rate grew to 88.1%. With a retention rate of 94.3%, UGA’s success exceeds the average completion and retention rates of peer institutions.

The recent rankings come on the heels of a number of extraordinary achievements UGA celebrated during the last academic year, including ranking No. 16 in best public universities in the nation from U.S. News & World Report, several graduate and professional programs earning top 10 placements in U.S. News’ rankings and Niche naming UGA the No. 10 public university and the No. 2 college with the best student life in America.