Founded in 1785, we are the birthplace of public higher education in America
The establishment of UGA as America’s first public university sparked a movement that continues to shape our nation. Today, public colleges and universities across the United States educate about 15 million students each year.
U.S. News & World Report says we’re the 16th best national public university
UGA is also recognized as one of the nation’s top academic institutions by Forbes and The New York Times.
Ninety-five percent of our alumni are employed or attending grad school within six months of graduation — well above the national average
And UGA is making an even stronger commitment to prepare our students for life after graduation. Every incoming student is required to participate in an experiential learning opportunity — including study abroad, faculty-mentored research, internships and service-learning.
Our research is changing lives around the world
From increasing food production to finding cures for deadly diseases, UGA faculty and students never stop searching for the next scientific breakthrough.
We offer a top-notch education at an exceptional value
UGA was ranked No. 10 on Kiplinger’s list of best value public universities in the country.