University of West Georgia
1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118
Carrollton, GA 30118
(678) 839-5000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

In 1908, the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School in Carrollton enrolled 110 pupils to meet the educational needs of the community. Over time, the school changed and grew into a four-year institution, earning national and international recognition. Today, enrollment surpassed 10,000 students in 106 programs. University of West Georgia ranked No. 91 among Regional Universities (South), according to U.S. News & World Report in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. Freshman retention rate at the university, which is an indication of student satisfaction, is 73.5%.

Programs Offered

University of West Georgia offers online programs at the bachelor’s, graduate, and doctoral levels to distance learners worldwide. Certificates and specialist degrees are also available online. University of West Georgia makes higher education a possible reality for students who would otherwise be unable to attend in a traditional setting. Areas of study include media, music education, computer science, nursing, business administration, and more. All of the programs reflect the same educational quality as their traditional counterparts and are accredited under the university’s accreditation.


West Georgia University is fully accredited as a degree-granting institution by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Freshman applicants must submit a $40 application fee (non-refundable), official high school transcripts showing completion of required college preparatory curriculum (CPC), and acceptable scores on the SAT/ACT in order to be considered for admission. Adult learners must hold a high school diploma from an accredited institution or completed the GED, and have earned less than 30 transferrable credit hours. Unless exempt, nontraditional (adult) applicants must receive passing scores on the COMPASS placement test. Graduate applicants will need to have official transcripts sent from each institution they previously attended to West Georgia University to be considered for admission. They will also need to meet specific requirements for their degree program of choice, which might include graduate entrance exams, various years of professional work experience, and/or a specific bachelor degree. For more information, click here.


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