University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA, USA
3.67 Average Rating

The University of West Georgia is a 4-year institution and a doctoral research university. Originally founded as an agricultural and mechanical school, UWG has grown to offer 43 bachelor’s degrees and is home to an Honors College. To provide a break from academia, UWG sponsors a number of off-campus adventure trips throughout the year for activities such as backpacking and whitewater rafting. For athletically inclined students, UWG fields 13 men’s and women’s sports teams.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
59%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 14, 2019
Other May 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
54%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1016
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
13,520
Total Number of Undergrads
11,229
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
35%
20-39 Students
50%
40-99 Students
13%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
39%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,056
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,288
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,074
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,708
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
52%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,799
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,784
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,995

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
66%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,161
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Student Organizations
150
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
28%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wolves
School Colors
Red/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Gulf South Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
Chattanooga
Columbus
Athens
Jacksonville
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.67 Average Rating
UWG is a Student Friendly Campus. The Professors and Staff care about the well-being of the student. Everyone at UWG is focused on ensuring the students SUCCEED!
Malcolm from Fayetteville, GA
UWG is a very nice small school that is usually best as a starting point for more in-depth careers, such as environmental engineering or art. The only problem that I have found is that the school is trying too hard to seem like the college to attend, and it's advertising campaign is a bit embarrassing. The teachers are usually really cool, though, but do make sure to ask others who have taken them before about their teaching style.
Caitlin from Lawrenceville, GA
University of West Georgia is a great school. The location is nice, it's like the town is only for the school. Everywhere you go you see something that might say "UWG", its just cute. The school also has a great balance between doing your work and having fun. People say it's a party school but I think that would be exaggerating.
freshman
UWG wasn't my first choice but I thank God He knows what's best. I had the chance to become part on an on/campus ministry called BCF and met THE most amazing people through it. Carrollton overall is quiet and great for studies. That being said, the sort of college experience you have is up to you. Make it your goal to surround yourself with positive and like/minded people who want to succeed and accomplish the goals set before them because remember, you become the company the keep. All the best to you!
Salome - Powder Springs, GA