The University of North Georgia was established in 2013 resulting in a merging of two previous state colleges. It is one of the best private universities in Georgia. The University is accredited to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Commission on Colleges
North Georgia offers various programs at the levels of Bachelor’s, Associate, and at Master’s level as well as.
Students from all backgrounds irrespective of nationality are welcomed here. They are given a chance to explore and enhance their skills by taking part in various clubs and organizations. Scholarships are also offered by the university to manage the expenses. Also, students can reside in the housing facilities that are offered by the university.
The following are the rankings of the university according to various education portals.
US News (2020):
QS News (2020):
Top Public Universities in Georgia: #8
|Year of foundation||1785|
|Male/ Female Ratio||43: 57|
The University of North Georgia provides a broad range of academic programs starting from certificates programs to associate degrees that are taught through professional doctorate programs. The university offers 100+ bachelor’s and associate degrees, 13 master’s degrees and one doctoral degree. Some online programs are also offered by the university.
The Centre for Language Education offers an English Language pathway program for international students who do not qualify for regular admission due to a lack of English proficiency. The Cottrell College of Business at UNG offers a 2-year full-time MBA program. MS degrees are offered in Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Counselling too.
Some of the major popular programs offered at UNG are Business, Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Marketing, and Biology.
UNG has campuses located in 5 locations i.e. Dahlonega campus, Gainesville campus, Cumming campus, Oconee campus, and Blue Ridge campus. All the campuses are equipped with facilities like Nighthawks bookstore, parking facilities, Starbucks and dining halls, and fitness centers.
There are 200+ student organizations across all the UNG campuses. There is something for everyone. The organizations included are Academic, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Honor Societies. They cater to all interests ranging from academic organizations to fraternities and sororities.
Fraternity and sorority life offered at the university provides excellent opportunities to find a home away from home, grow social and leadership skills, improve academics, and gain experience that could help students in their future career.
Outside the classroom, students can participate in extracurricular activities of their choices such as athletic events or community service programs.
The University of North Georgia offers 6 on-campus residential halls at Dahlonega Campus. They can accommodate around 1,500 non-cadet students. The table tabulated below shows further classification.
|North Georgia Suites||Suite||Single/ Double||Freshmen/ Upperclassmen|
|Lewis Annex||Traditional||Double||Freshmen & Upperclassmen|
|Owen Hall||Apartment||Shared Apartment||Freshmen/ Upperclassmen|
|The Commons||Suite||Single/ Double||Freshmen/ Upperclassmen|
|Patriot Halls||Suite||Double||Freshmen/ Upperclassmen|
The residence halls are equipped with the basic necessities such as beds with mattresses, desk, chair, chests, wardrobes, TV cable jack, data port, and WiFi.
Other facilities offered at the residents are dining facilities, computer success, laundry facilities, lounge access, and common kitchen facilities.
Also, students interested in off-campus accommodation can choose from a wide variety of options offered by the USA.
Application Portal: Official website of the University.
Application Fee: 40 USD
Deadlines: Spring: November 1
Fall: May 1
Given below is the cost of attendance for international students.
|Type of Expense||UG (USD)*||Graduate (USD)*|
|Tuition Per Credit||658||916|
|Room & Board||11,140||11,140|
*Note: The Cost of Attendance given above is an estimate of the costs to attend the University of North Georgia. The charges may vary from program to program and from year to year.
The University of North Georgia provides many UNG students with foundation scholarships. You may apply for this funding by submitting an application.
The students are offered with certain Institutional and external scholarships. The following are the scholarships offered by the university.
|New Student Scholarship||-||Based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership positions or awards.|
|Presidential Tuition waiver||25,000 to 50,000 over four years.||Based on academic performance and or test scores.|
|Honors Programs Presidential Scholars||1,000 per year||Academically qualified incoming freshmen on the Dahlonega camps|
Also, students can choose from the scholarship opportunities offered by the USA.
The University of North Georgia has a membership goal of 2,020 by January 2020. The university is a community of more than 50,000 alumni.
There are many reasons to become an active alumnus at the university.
Corporate headshots, Professional Development Education, Networking with Alumni, Alumni Event Discounts, Access to UNG Travel Program, UNG Library Access, and some Volunteer Opportunities.
Some of the notable alumni include Janisse Ray (writer), Eugene Patterson (journalist), AND David. L. Grange (Army Major General).
UNG organizes regular job fairs to connect students with potential employers i.e. UNG Spring Job Fair and UNG Summer Job Fair are some of them.
Learning Support is offered to the students. It includes English Learning Support, Math Learning Support, and Placement Test Practice.
Around 94% of students find employment within 2 years of graduating from UNG, the average starting salary is 35,400 USD.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$19,272 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|University of North Georgia Enrollment||21419|
|Average Graduation Rate||21.3%|
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||$19,272 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$21,538 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,390 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$10,440 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,430 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$8,060 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$4,030 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,030 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$4,030 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#505 [Out of 650]
based on 2 students ratings
The University of North Georgia has a wide selection of eCore and Dual Enrollment courses for high schoolers. Being able to participate in dual enrollment courses has allowed me to expand into college courses from an early start.
The curriculum for UNGs eCore classes is very rigorous. With assignments every week and no in-person learning, it is much more difficult than expected. Thankfully, there are many study opportunities with other students on campus as well as chances to ask professors questions even without being in their class.
I chose this school because it is just a 30-minute drive for me, so it is not too far. The school is inexpensive compared to Georgia State or The University of Georgia. The classroom sizes stay around 20-30 students which at Georgia State it would be 100+ students per class.
The course curriculum is good. There's a certain level of flexibility for the teachers to teach what they would like or for their certain style of teaching. One of my teachers lets us work on our papers at home, so we do not have class a lot.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary