210 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602
Athens, GA 30602
Accrediting Agency:Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
The University of Georgia was established in 1804 as the result of an act by the General Assembly, who initiated the first instance of a state chartering a state-supported university. Over the course of its early history, the university added new programs, departments, and students every year. Today, University of Georgia has earned widespread acclaim for its programs and achievements. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university No. 18 in the top 50 public universities in America. In the 2013 edition of Best Colleges, University of Georgia was ranked of No. 63 among National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. Enrollment in the university’s programs reached just more than 26,300 students this year.
University of Georgia offers online degrees at the bachelor and master’s level as well as three online endorsements. Nationally renowned professors deliver the programs to distance learners, bringing their experience and success to the classrooms and giving students a glimpse into the real-life aspects of the degrees. Though just as challenging as the traditional versions, the online degree programs allow distance learners a higher level of flexibility to complete their degree. By providing curriculum online for students to study remotely, students can balance their education around their careers, family, or other important obligations. Degrees are offered in education, health, psychology, and more.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited University of Georgia as a degree-granting institution. Specialized accreditation was awarded by 12 other organizations as well for specific programs.
Admission to University of Georgia is based on each student’s demonstrated academic achievement. For first-year undergraduate applicants, this means review of the student’s high school grade point average (GPA), SAT/ACT scores, and college preparatory courses. A detailed explanation of the weight of the various factors is available here. In order to transfer credits towards their degree, an applicant must supply official transcripts from each college or university previously attended and meet the designated GPA minimum based on the number of credits being transferred. Only graduates holding a baccalaureate degree (or the foreign equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution are eligible to apply. Though specific qualifications may apply depending on the particular master’s degree, graduates are generally evaluated on bachelor’s degree, transcripts with GPA, entrance test scores (GMAT/GRE/MAT), and recommendation letters.