The University of North Georgia is a private institute spread across 5 campuses that offers associate, certificate, undergraduate and graduate courses for its aspirants across the globe. The institute is a coveted organization of the US Education System and is one among the only 6 military colleges in the country that prepares future cadets. The most renowned undergraduate majors available at the university favored among students are biology, management, psychology, marketing and BSN nursing.
The organization had a total enrollment of 19,748 students in Fall 2019 that represented 83 countries and comprised over 280 international students. The institute observes an acceptance rate of around 78% and is thus one of the lightly competitive universities to get into provided that the student showcases a promising overall profile and an impressive GPA.
Some of the salient points to be taken a note of when applying for admissions at University of North Georgia are as listed below.
|Application Portal||Online portal/ paper application|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||Undergraduate – 30 USD|
Graduate – 40 USD
|Acceptance Rate (Undergraduate)||75%|
|Average SAT score (Combined evidence based reading and writing and math)||1080-1220|
|Average ACT score (Composite)||22-26|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Intake Seasons||Spring/ Fall/ Summer|
|Work Experience||Required for Graduate Programs|
|Financial Aid||Federal Pell grants/ loans/ scholarships|
The university provides an array of courses for international students, admissions to which are available in intakes of spring, summer and fall semester. Applicants are expected to complete applications by the deadline and submit all required documents within 2 weeks of the application deadlines.
International student applications are not accepted for the summer semester. The following table gives details of the admission deadline for undergraduates:
Application deadlines for graduate students vary from program to program. The institute accepts graduate applications from international students for spring, fall and summer semesters. The date when the university starts accepting applications are given in the table below:
|Semester||Application Start Date|
International applicants have the choice to study intensive English language through the Center for Language Education, undergraduate programs, graduate programs, Cadet and exchange programs. Students who have difficulty in deciding or while applying can contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for assistance. According to the University System of Georgia (USG) it is mandatory for every international student to have health insurance. As a result, each applicant’s expense automatically includes the UnitedHealthcare SHIP Plan.
Application process for domestic and international students is similar but there are some additional documents required for international applicants.
Application Fee: 30 USD for undergraduate applicants, 40 USD for graduate applicants
Basic Admission Requirements: Common requirements applicable to all international students applying to UNG are as follows:
Additional documents: Graduate applicants will require additional documents such as current resume, recommendation forms, personal statement etc. based on the choice of program.
Applicants who are non-native English speakers and coming from institutions where English is not the language of instruction must submit English proficiency test scores with foreign credentials like TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent. Minimum score requirements for commonly accepted examinations are given in the table below:
|Exam||Minimum Requirement for Undergraduates||Minimum Requirement for Graduates|
|TOEFL – Paper based||550||523|
|TOEFL – Computer based||213||213|
|TOEFL – Internet based||79||69|
|SAT||480 (Critical reading)|
530 (Evidence based reading/ writing)
|ACT||20 (English score)|
20 (Reading score)
International students must obtain either an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the USA when seeking to enroll at the institute. Once an applicant is selected for admission, the University will mail a U.S. I-20 Form Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status – for academic and language students. Following this, it is the responsibility of the student to go to a U.S. embassy in their country with the form to apply for either F-1 Student visa or a J-1 Exchange Student visa.
The documents required for the visa processing are as follows:
The basic condition for an applicant to apply for an undergraduate program at UNG is that he/ she must be 16 or older before classes commence. Undergraduate degree seeking applicants must have at least 2.0 GPA on 4.0. The students who enrolled in Fall semester 2019 had an average high school GPA of 3.33 - 3.87 on 4.0.
Where to Apply: Interested applicants can apply online through GAFutures or complete a paper application.
Application Fee: 30 USD
Admission Requirements: For applying to undergraduate programs, applicants must submit the following documents along with the completed application and application fee. The documents must be submitted within 2 weeks of the application deadline.
Documents required for applying to bachelor’s degree can be mailed to University of North Georgia, Admissions Imaging Center, PO Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358.
To apply for any graduate program at the institute when seeking to study in the USA, students must complete the Graduate Admissions Application with the necessary application fee. The primary requirement for applying to a graduate program is to hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA on 4.0.
Documents required for admission may vary from course to course. The following table gives information regarding admission requirements for various masters programs:
|Requirements||Master of Business Administration||Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction||Master of Arts in International Affairs||Master of Public Administration||Master of Science with Criminal Justice (Major)|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||40 USD||40 USD||40 USD||40 USD||40 USD|
|GMAT/ GRE||Required||Required, minimum GRE score – 301,|
MAT score accepted, minimum - 391
|Required, GRE||Required||Not required|
|Personal statement||Not required||Not required||Required, within 600 words||Required, within 600 words||Not required|
|Letter of Intent||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Required|
|Work experience||Required, minimum 2 years (exempted if GMAT score is 500)||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
|Resume||Required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Required, professional resume|
|Recommendation letter||Required, 2 professional letters||Not required||Required, 2 UNG recommendation forms||Required, 2 UNG recommendation forms||Required, 3 UNG recommendation forms|
Graduate students can send all documents required for applying by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or University of North Georgia, Admissions Imaging Center, PO Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358.
Every applicant must carefully go through the program requirements they wish to apply for. The Graduate Admissions will take up to 3 days for reviewing the applications to check if details have been filled accurately and all required documents have been submitted. The result will be conveyed to the applicant via email.
Completed applications will be forwarded for the review process meanwhile students can check the application status through the website. Final admission decision will be conveyed after the review process is over. Before the commencement of the program, students must attend an International Student Orientation.