About University of West Georgia

Founded in 1906, University of West Georgia. is a Public college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 11,155 full time undergraduate students, and 2,153 full time graduate students.

The University of West Georgia Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 483 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of West Georgia include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate59%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range870-1010
ACT Range18-22

Admissions at UWG are considered Selective, with ,80% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 31 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of West Georgia.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
2%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
16%
“I only go out in groups”
53%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
31%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
31%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
34%
“We only party on weekends”
31%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
45%
“There might be people who do”
39%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    194 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    136 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    213 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    216 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    217 Students rated class size 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    217 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    217 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    217 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of West Georgia REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of West Georgia?

117 Students rated University of West Georgia

Iyana - 01/14/2022

My opinion on West Georgia is good, I enjoy the environment. The classes and the professors are all amazing and they are willing to help students out. There are also a lot of organizations and different types of groups that you can join. You can also meet a lot of new people while being on campus, overall the University of West Georgia is an amazing school. More people should consider going to UWG.

Amanda - 12/17/2020

First of all, let me just start off by saying that this school is very cheap and therefore ideal for people who are financially disadvantaged. I am not able to afford any other school other than West Georgia, and for the price it is pretty decent for what it offers. The academics are good. The professors are good, depending on your major. And the nursing and business program is what the school is known for and is pretty good. The reason why I rate it average is because I am not happy with the advising I have received as a pre-medical major, and the Biology department leadership. The advisors here are TERRIBLE. If I listened to my advisors about anything they say, I would have been screwed up on so many levels. If you are a pre-profession major (pre-law, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-med, etc), this is probably a very bad school for you to attend. You will have virtually no help at all to assist you in preparing for the application process. On top of this, the leadership in the Biology department is very bad. A lot of Bio professors are good, but some of them are terrible, rude, sarcastic, and not caring about students. The leadership is bad in the sense that there is no sense of community or connection with students, which is what I wanted to feel. In the chemistry department, it is totally different. The faculty make it a point to connect with students and the professors seem to get along and work well together to produce a sound department, which is necessary for leadership. But in the Biology department, some of the faculty don\\\'t get along with each other, and there were some \\\"big egos\\\" with the faculty that were standing in the way of it being a cohesive unit. The food is very bad, and most juniors/seniors don\\\'t have a meal plan as a result. On campus housing sucks, so a lot of students either live off campus or commute. The party scene here is fairly stifled due to police cracking down on weed smoking and partying on campus, so most of the parties take place off campus in the form of kickbacks in off-campus apartments or venues close to campus. The students here are big on parties and they can be pretty wild, although I will admit I do not party and don\\\'t know that much about that lifestyle. The police here have a reputation of being racist, because the school is located in Carrollton, which is a predominately white conservative, and somewhat poor area. Carrollton itself is not welcoming if you wander outside campus. It is very racist here, and this was especially felt in 2020 around the election time. If you are a minority coming here, just be prepared to see and experience some things and hear some comments that you never thought you would hear people say to your face.

Ranti - 11/09/2020

It is a place where our learning is prioritize and also the student wellbeing. A great learning environment, there are great experiences, there are great teachers who are always rooting for the students achievement and greatness. It’s a very loving environment as the teachers and students strife to always be better.

Dorcas - 05/21/2020

I am currently going to my 3rd year at the University of West Georgia and it has been a complete joy. I have formed great relationships with many of my colleagues and faculty and on-campus, typically, there is always something to do. Obviously like any school, there are questionable areas such as parking and class registration. However, overall I am enjoying my schooling here and I am proud to say I am part of the pack.

University of West Georgia FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of West Georgia?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of West Georgia is 59%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to be ready to do more school work on my own and not reliy on the teachers to help me get through my course work. Just because you only go to class 2 or 3 times a week for one class you need to look at your material everday to stay ontop of everything.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The teachers are there for you.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Feminist and liberal, open to expression of free thought if those thoughts endorse socialist and environmental ideals.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    depends on the class. talkative, enthusiastic, also confused and studius

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That we have an amazing meal plan options, and that my campus is like an actually college campus.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    They have outstanding diversity among the students that provides an exceptionally friendly social environment. They also regurally look to students on improving life on campus which shows their concern for our well-being.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Declining academic standards

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Some one that like the down home feeling and small, but not too small class sizes.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that someone would've told me that money is very hard to come accross. Also i wish someone would've told me that strong, and i mean STRONG self-decipline, plays a major role in college.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Its Business Apartment and Literature

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is willing to work hard and learn. someone who takes school serious and wants to start a career afterward.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Not being able to sign up for the class you want because it gets full before you can register.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    West Georgia is a really ok school.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    The classes are great. I enjoy the smaller classes. I feel like I get to know the professors on a more personal level, allowing me to feel more comfortable participating in class.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There is a mixture of everything, and as far as I could tell, the stereotypes are correct. I am a bit hypocritical in this case, thought, because I do not fit the stereotype I am typically placed in.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular groups are definitely any of the Greek organizations. The majority of the students went Greek. I did not join any of the Greek organizations due to financial reasons. However, I have many friends that did and I love getting to know them and their brothers and sisters

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Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

11,155

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,153

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

97%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

152

Student Organizations

14

Fraternities

11

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

23%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
38%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

94% of students attending University of West Georgia receive some sort of financial aid. 52% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,717

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$8,648

Room and Board

26,865

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,940
$30 - $48K
$13,954
$48 - $75K
$16,633
$75 - $110K
$18,016
$110K & UP
$18,520

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