University of West Georgia is the sixth largest public university, founded in 1906. It is a rural setting campus and follows a semester-based system. The university is located at West Georgia, United States. The student-faculty ratio rests at 18:1 with 75% full time faculty. $130.6 million was awarded for scholarships, grants, loans in the FY 2018 and $2.177 million awarded for external research contracts and grant awards. The percentage of male and female at the college are 67% and 33 % respectively.
|Type of University||Public|
|Year of Establishment||1906|
|Programs Offered||Bachelors and Masters|
The campus size of the university is 665.19 acres. There are 3 campuses: Carrollton-main campus (645 acres), Newnan Instructional Site (5.55 acres), Brock Property/Tyus Road (14.64 acres). The campus has various options for students who choose to reside on-campus, from traditional dorms to suite style apartments. There are more than 150 student organizations in various categories such as Student Conduct Board, Health Education, University Recreation, etc. Students find that such organizations truly make for a good college experience.
The University also houses 24 fraternities and sororities that students can select from. These help the students get better social opportunities and participate and organize different events like Greek Week.
The University’s Campus Center, which is more than 12,000 square ft., hosts a variety of events such as conferences, proms, etc. The University Recreation also has 4 indoor courts for sports like basket-ball, volleyball and soccer.There is also a Climbing Wall, Fitness Floor with equipment, Functional Training Area with Precor Queenax equipment, Game room featuring video games, card and board games, XBOX, PS4, etc., and Group Fitness Studios.
The University also provides for Outdoors Rentals for outdoor activities such as bicycling, camping or paddling. The 4.5 acres Intramural Sports Fields in the University is used for various sports such as softball, football, frisbee, soccer, etc. They also have their own bookstore where the students can avail books for their course as well as other University merchandise.
The University of West Georgia Police Department handles any situation where law enforcement is required for the safety of the students as well as smooth functioning of the University. The University hosts various dining options available to the student such as Chick-fil-A, Grille Works, Market Fresh Deli, Lobos, etc. The University includes students from 38 states and 73 countries.
University of West Georgia has several residence options for students to live on-campus. Some of them are listed-below:
Arbor View Apartments : These apartments are catered solely for upperclassmen, having single and double occupancy rooms. The amenities at the apartment include a living room having 3 shelves, sofa, coffee table, full-sized kitchen and appliances, semi-private bathrooms, apartment controlled central heat and A/C cable and ethernet. Other amenities include laundry room, indoor gym and meeting room.There is a bus stop at walking-distance for the students to avail for commuting to any other region.
Bowdon Hall: This is a traditional hall having double occupancy with amenities such as beds, dresser, desks, community bathrooms, and movable wardrobes. The building also features soundproof music rooms, music theatres, community kitchen, laundry facility, vending machine, TV Lounge, study room and common dining hall. It is close to the Academic Quad which makes the access easier.
Strozier Complex: This residence hall housing option is available for solely the male students. It has a double bedroom, Twin Beds, central heat and Air conditioning, movie channel, ethernet port, community bathroom with private shower stalls, community kitchen, card access, central vending area, classroom, etc. The building has a pool table and a laundry room as well.
Center Pointe Suites: This is the first option for first year students. It has single and double occupancy rooms with semi-private bathrooms, wardrobe and furniture. Special rooms for the students who need assistance with accessibility of dorms also can avail rooms here. The building features a TV Lounge, study space, study rooms, teaching space, and kitchen. It offers card-controlled access, laundry rooms ethernet port, etc.
The Oaks: This Hall has single occupancy rooms as well as double occupancy rooms with semi-private bathrooms, wardrobes and furniture. Rooms come with a storage space, small refrigerator and microwave as well. Special rooms for the students who need assistance with accessibility can avail rooms here. The hall features a TV Lounge, study space, study rooms, teaching space, kitchen, campus transport, etc.
Tyus Hall: This is a 5-floor residency for international students, students with disabilities and upper-class students. It is a motel-like style which features suites having mattress, desk with chair, armoire, drawers, cable, ethernet port, central heat and air conditioning. The building has facilities such as laundry room, kitchen vending area, pool table, parking, and workout station.
University Suites: University Suites have bunkable beds with semi-private bathroom, cable, Movie Channel, Local Telephone, Ethernet port, furniture like full size refrigerator, built-in microwave, suite controlled central heat and air conditioning. The building also features a kitchen aerobics room, multi-purpose room, game room, conference room, projection screen TV, Desk service, and card access control. The Suite also houses the Housing Academic Resource Center that gives free drop-in tutoring for core subjects.
The Village: This is made for the Registered Student Organization for building stronger bonds among the students from various other organizations or within the organization itself.
The rates range from $2,500 to $3,700 depending on the choice of residence hall and the choice of the room. Students have to pay an application fee of $150, if new students and $50, if returning students. An additional social fee of $20 is also charged.
The University of West Georgia offers many programs such as over 100 undergraduate programs, 40 master’s programs, 8 specialist programs, 5 doctorate programs, 29 certificates programs, 7 certifications programs and 7 endorsements programs.
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College (SACSCOC)
Their MBA program is a 30 credit hours program. Alternatively, students can also take additional courses in areas such as Business Intelligence and Cyber Security, Digital Marketing and Sales and Consumer Research. The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International (AACSB-I). Their popular programs include
International students who want to seek admissions at University of West Georgia can follow the below-mentioned admission details:
English Proficiency Requirements
International students need to submit a proof of English proficiency to be eligible to seek admissions at University of West Georgia. The minimum required scores of IELTS and TOEFL are mentioned-below:
The estimated cost of attendance for international undergraduate and graduate students is mentioned-below:
* This is an estimated cost. Costs may vary according to the course. For detailed per-credit-hour tuition and fees, refer to the following links:
University of West Georgia offers international students scholarships to afford their study in the USA. The students are required to submit one online application and they will automatically be considered for all the various scholarships provided. The University provides for more than 300 scholarships. Following are a few of them:
Some of the notable alumni of the university are Foots Walker, former NBA Player, Randy Evans, nominated as Luxembourg Ambassador, Raequon Jones, Registered Nurse, Educator, Danielle Fluck, Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, Cary Ichter, partner at Ichter and Davis LLC. The various benefits of the alumni of Universityof West Georgia are:
The University has a Student Externship Program where it allows the students to explore careers during Spring Break. They also organize a Government and Public Service Industry Night to explore options in Government agencies. Career and Internship Expo is organized as a recruiting strategy for students in various disciplines. Other such events such as Student Externship Programs, Healthcare Industry Networking/Panel, Business Etiquette Dinner, GACE Statewide Career Fair, Student to Exceptional Employee Training, Professional Developmental opportunities, etc. are also organized for the benefit of the students.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$9,406 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|University of West Georgia Enrollment||15672|
|Average Graduation Rate||45.8%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$9,406 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$9,406 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,600 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,444 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$6,800 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$7,000 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$6,800 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$6,195 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$6,800 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Theatre|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
Beautiful campus, close to home. I took a college tour during high school on the campus and fell in love. The campus was big enough to walk around, but not too big to where I would need to drive everywhere.
The curriculum that is provided for the criminology program is pretty rigorous. It contains a lot of case law and a lot of dedication. The jobs in the field don't pay much, so you need passion. I have known I wanted to go into this field since I was little.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary