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University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (commonly referred to as UGA or simply Georgia) is an American land-grant university and sea grant research university with its primary campus located on a 759-acre (3.07 km2) campus in Athens, Georgia, USA. It is the flagship university of the state of Georgia. The university is ranked 20th overall among all public national universities in the current 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings and consistently ranks within the top 200 universities worldwide across numerous publications. UGA is classified as a 'Research University/Very High Activity', according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University of Georgia is a part of the University System of Georgia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
 
Founded in 1785 as the United States's first state-chartered university, it is the oldest and largest of Georgia's institutions of higher learning and along with the College of William and Mary and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill claims the title of the oldest public university in the United States. The university's historic North Campus is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as a designated historic district.

Location

Address
Athens
City
Athens
State
GA
Zip/Post Code
30603

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
26278
Total Graduate enrollment
8260
In State Tuition Fees
8028
Out State Tuition Fees
26238
ACT Score
28
SAT Score
1868
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.86
Male Female Ratio
43:57
Acceptance Rate
55%
Student Faculty Ratio
18:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Uga (Live), Hairy Dawg (Costumed)
Colors
Black and Red
Conference
Southeastern

College History

History

The University of Georgia was incorporated on January 27, 1785, by the Georgia General Assembly, which had given its trustees, the Senatus Academicus of the University of Georgia, 40,000 acres (160 km) for the purposes of founding a "college or seminary of learning." The Senatus Academicus was composed of the Board of Visitors and the Board of Trustees with the Georgia Senate presiding over those two boards. The first meeting of the university's board of trustees was held in Augusta, Georgia on February 13, 1786.

The meeting installed its first president, Abraham Baldwin, a native of Connecticut and graduate of Yale University. Baldwin was one of the forty signers of the United States Constitution. Many features on the University of Georgia campus resemble the campus of Yale. On July 2, 1799, the Senatus Academicus met again in Louisville, Georgia and decided that the time was right to officially begin the University. During this meeting 633 acres (2.6 km) on the banks of the Oconee River were chosen on which the university was to be built.

This tract of land, now a part of the consolidated city county of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, was then part of Jackson County. The meeting also established a new president of the university naming Josiah Meigs, another Yale graduate, to the post. The first classes were held in 1801, in what was called the Franklin College, named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. The first graduating class graduated on May 31, 1804. The Senatus Academicus convened for the last time in Dothan, Georgia, from November 3, 1859, through November 5, 1859, after which it was replaced with a Board of Trustees which reported to the Georgia General Assembly which is composed of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate.

College Specialty

Specialty

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, "to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things," reflects the University's integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state's and nation's intellectual, cultural, and environmental heritage.

Alumni

Alumni

The University of Georgia has more than 275,000 living alumni worldwide. Alumni relations are maintained by the UGA Alumni Association. The UGA Alumni Association seeks to supports the academic, research and traditions of UGA's faculty, staff, students and its alumni. The Student Alumni Association is a subsidy within the Alumni association for current students interested in participating in alumni relations and external affairs. Since 1851, 25 governors of Georgia have been graduates of the University of Georgia. 18 UGA alumni are presidents or provosts of colleges and universities in the U.S. nine UGA graduates have received the Pulitzer Prize.

Alumni Association:alumni.uga.edu

Campus

Campus

University Town; 759 Acres (3.07 Km2),Total: 39,950 Acres (161.7 Km2)

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