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University of Georgia 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vidushi Vidushi
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Over 29,000 students applied for first-year admissions at the University of Georgia in 2019. Out of these, 13,225 applicants were given admission. 

University of Georgia (UGA) admissions witnessed a moderately selective admission rate for 2019 enrollment. More than 75% of students admitted, were in the top 50% of their high school class. The rate of acceptance was 54% for 2019 admissions at UGA. UGA accepts applications from international students for various undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

The average SAT scores of the admitted students was 1400 and ACT was 30. The applications begin in August for Spring semester and in September for the Fall semester. Application fee varies for UG, PG and Transfer Admissions. Overall the deadlines vary for each course and each session.

96% of graduates of the University of Georgia get employed or pursue higher education after six months of graduation.


Application PortalUG: UGA Online Application Portal/Coalition
PG: Varies
Application FeeUG: 85 USD
PG: Varies
Transfer: 75 USD
Acceptance Rate54%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
SAT Score (middle 50%)1320 - 1490
ACT Score (middle 50%)28 - 33
International Application DeadlinesUG/PG: Varies
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Student-faculty ratio18:1
Work ExperienceMBA/MPH
InterviewRequired for admission to the MBA program
Financial AidAvailable

University of Georgia Admission Deadlines

University of Georgia admissions begin either during the Fall or Spring season. There is an option for students to choose between Early Action and Regular Decision for University of Georgia admissions. The following table indicates the application submission deadlines for international students:

UndergraduateEarly Action:(Fall) October 15
Regular Decision:(Fall)January 1
Regular Decision:(Spring) August 15
TransferFall: March 1
Spring: August 15
GraduateFall: April 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

Some graduate programs may have an earlier departmental deadline. International applicants are advised to apply prior to the deadline, not exceeding more than a year in advance.

University of Georgia International Admissions

There are some additional requirements for international students, seeking admission at the University of Georgia. Before submitting the application, the students are recommended to keep themselves updated in terms of additional submissions:

Application Submission Requirements

International students must ensure that they submit the following documents before submitting the application:

  • English Language Proficiency Test scores
  • Test scores of different standardized exams
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Statement of purpose/essays
  • Official and certified copies of translated transcripts.
  • Post-secondary grades, mark sheets and certificates.

English Language Requirements

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at University of Georgia:

Test NameScore Required

Post-Application Submission Requirements

  • Applicants must submit an official bank statement. 
  • Health insurance must be submitted along with other documents.
  • Certificate of Financial Responsibility Form, duly signed by the parents and applicants must be submitted.
  • Official test scores must be submitted before the deadline.
  • A copy of the identification page of the passport must be scanned and uploaded.

University of Georgia Visa Requirement

The applicants should check their mail for an intimation on the I-20 forms while applying for a J1 or F1 visa. International applicants must keep the following in mind while preparing for their visa application process:

  • The applicants must submit the SEVIS fee within two weeks after I-20 is released.
  • Visit the nearest US Embassy/Consulate nearby
  • Prepare relevant documents for the visa interview

Applicants are recommended to read the guidelines available on the University of Georgia website to learn about visa denials and how to prepare for a visa interview.

University of Georgia Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Georgia offers admissions in 170undergraduate programs to students. Applicants can apply through either of the 2 application portals. The application fee is uniform across all UG courses.

Application Portal: MyCoalition or UGA Online Application Portal

Application Fee: 85 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT orSAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2019 admissions are as follows:

Test NameScores Required
SAT Reasoning: EBRW430
SAT Reasoning: Math400
SAT I: Critical Reading430
SAT I: Math400
ACT: English17

Supporting Documents: Certified/original high school transcripts, personal statement, counsellor recommendations, bank statement, test scores and copy of passport. 

International Transfer Admissions: The language requirements, course fee, application portals and admission process are similar to international undergraduate admissions at UGA. The application fee is uniform across all courses, that is, 75 USD. Only the deadlines vary.

University of Georgia Graduate Admissions

The University of Georgia offers admissions in over 148 master programsand 114 doctoral programs to prospective applicants. Students can apply via the respective school’s application portal. 

Prospective applicants are recommended to submit the application prior to the deadline, so that application can be processed and the admissions office has enough time to review the applications.

Application Fee: Varies

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit GMAT/GRE along with TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBATerry College of Business University of Georgia Online ApplicationRolling basis, preferably by May 30100 USDTranscripts, SOP, 2 LORs, 2 years work experience, CV, GMAT/GRE optionalTOEFL (IBT): 80
IELTS: 6.5
Masters of AccountingTerry College of Business University of Georgia Online ApplicationSummer/Fall: February 15;
Spring: October 15
100 USDTranscripts, 3 LORs, GMAT, CV, SOPTOEFL (IBT): 80
IELTS: 6.5
MS Electrical and Computer EngineeringUGA Graduate ApplicationFall: April 15;
Spring: October 15;
Summer: February 15
100 USDGRE, 3 LORs, transcripts, SOP and minimum GPA 3.0TOEFL/ IELTS
LLMLSACFor scholarship consideration: January 15; Final deadline: May 3150 USDOfficial transcripts; GRE/LSAT; SOP; 2 LORsTOEFL (IBT): 95
IELTS: 7.0
Master of Public Health (MPH)SOPHASFor assistantship and financial aid:January 5;
Final deadline: April 1
78 USDTranscripts, SOP, 3 LORs, CV, GMAT/GRE/MCAT, WES course evaluationTOEFL/IELTS

Supporting Documents: Statement of purpose, official transcripts, official test scores, resume/CV, LORs, work experience, grades and writing samples. Including work/professional experience for courses like MBA and MPH.

University of Georgia Admissions for 2019, saw an enrollment crossing the 38,652 mark. A total of 29,611 students were enrolled in various undergraduate programs, while 9,041 students were enrolled in various graduate programs. 

Various international scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate international students are provided by the University of Georgia. Applicants need to apply for these scholarships by the due deadlines in order to be considered. International applicants can also consider other various types of financial aid and scholarships available in the US.

Admissions are offered to students on the basis of an applicant’s overall learning both academically and non-academically. UGA assesses applications comprehensively, once an initial academic review of the application has been done. Thus, University of Georgia admissions has been moderately selective in terms of entrance based admissions, on the whole. 

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