University Of Georgia - [UGA], Georgia, Athens - Admission

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

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    The University of Georgia is a public research university which was established in 1785. University has its main campus in Athens. University of Georgia is one of "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity," universities. University of Georgia offers 170 undergraduate programmes, 148 master’s programmes and 114 doctoral programmes.

    University of Georgia is a very selective university. They make sure to do thorough analysis of the application. The University of Georgia has an acceptance rate of 46% for applicants who applied during regular application whereas for early admissions acceptance rate is 58.5%.

    Application received for first year class 2019 is 28,500 out of which 13,700 applicants were admitted. More than 75% of students admitted were in the top 50% of their high school class.

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


    Application Portal UG: UGA Online Application Portal/Coalition
    PG: Varies
    Application Fee UG: 85 USD
    PG: Varies
    Transfer: 75 USD
    Acceptance Rate 54%
    Mode of Payment Credit Card
    SAT Score (middle 50%) 1320 - 1490
    ACT Score (middle 50%) 28 - 33
    International Application Deadlines UG/PG: Varies
    Academic Calendar Semester
    Intake Seasons Fall/Spring
    Student-faculty ratio 18:1
    Work Experience MBA/MPH
    Interview Required for admission to the MBA program
    Financial Aid Available

    University of Georgia Admission Deadlines

    The University of Georgia accepts applications in spring, summer and fall. Following table has deadline for application

    Degree level Spring 2021 Fall 2021
    Under graduation Early decision - October 15
    Regular decision August 15 January 1
    Graduate August 15 March 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. Deadline for summer and fall is the same.

    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 Name Score Required
    TOEFL (IBT) 80
    TOEFL (CBT) 213
    TOEFL (PBT) 550
    IELTS 6.5

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

    Application: - online

    • Application fees: - 85 USD
    • Documents required for admission:
      • Application Fee and complete application
      • Transcript from your graduating high school
      • Counsellor Recommendation.
      • Letter of Recommendation.
      • English proficiency test score

    Additional academic requirement for International Student

    Country U.S. Bachelor’s Equivalent
    India Three years bachelor’s degree plus a master’s degree, or a three-year bachelor’s plus completion of first year of the master’s program from a recognized institution by the Association of Indian University (AIU) or All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
    Bangladesh A Bangladesh master’s degree or a minimum of four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution.
    China Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. Graduation certificate must be in Chinese and English translation.
    Pakistan A master’s degree or a professional bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. Minimum length of study must be 4 years.

    Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT 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 Name Scores Required
    SAT Reasoning: EBRW 430
    SAT Reasoning: Math 400
    SAT I: Critical Reading 430
    SAT I: Math 400
    ACT: English 17

    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 Programs and 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.

    Course Application Portal Application Deadline Application Fee Academic Requirements Minimum English Language Proficiency
    MBA Terry College of Business University of Georgia Online Application Rolling basis, preferably by May 30 100 USD Transcripts, SOP, 2 LORs, 2 years work experience, CV, GMAT/GRE optional TOEFL (IBT): 80
    IELTS: 6.5
    Masters of Accounting Terry College of Business University of Georgia Online Application Summer/Fall: February 15;
    Spring: October 15
    100 USD Transcripts, 3 LORs, GMAT, CV, SOP TOEFL (IBT): 80
    IELTS: 6.5
    MS Electrical and Computer Engineering UGA Graduate Application Fall: April 15;
    Spring: October 15;
    Summer: February 15
    100 USD GRE, 3 LORs, transcripts, SOP and minimum GPA 3.0 TOEFL/ IELTS
    LLM LSAC For scholarship consideration: January 15; Final deadline: May 31 50 USD Official transcripts; GRE/LSAT; SOP; 2 LORs TOEFL (IBT): 95
    IELTS: 7.0
    Master of Public Health (MPH) SOPHAS For assistantship and financial aid: January 5;
    Final deadline: April 1
    78 USD Transcripts, SOP, 3 LORs, CV, GMAT/GRE/MCAT, WES course evaluation TOEFL/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.


    Ques. Can application fees be waived?

    Ans. Yes, application fees can be waived only for US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Ques. Which test is accepted for English proficiency?

    Ans. University of Georgia accepts TOFEL and IELTS as proof of English proficiency.

    Ques. What are the application fees for the University of Georgia?

    Ans. Application fees for international students is $85 and for U.S citizens is $70 and for transfer student’s application fees is $70 for both U.S citizens and international students.

    Ques. What is the SAT/ACT score required by the University of Georgia?

    Ans. University of Georgia accepts applicants with SAT scores between 1320 - 1490 and ACT scores between 28 – 33.

    Ques. Is the SAT/ACT test compulsory for the University of Georgia?

    Ans. Yes, standardized tests are compulsory for applying to university but for the fall 2021 first year application, UGA will be optional.

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of University of Georgia?

    Ans. Acceptance rate of University of Georgia is 46% for applicants who applied during regular application and 58.5% for early admissions.

    Ques. What financial support is available for students?

    Ans. Yes, financial support is available for all students in the form of scholarships and grants.

    Ques. What is the University of Georgia known for?

    Ans. The most popular majors at University of Georgia include: Finance, General; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; and International Relations and Affairs.

    Ques. How can I pay my application fees?

    Ans. Applicants can pay their application fees through credit card or by electronic transfer.

    Ques. Which students are eligible for application fees waiver?

    Ans. U.S citizen who come under following circumstance

    1. College Board’s College Application Fee Waiver OR
    2. The ACT Fee Waiver OR
    3. NACAC Application Fee Waiver (completed by a school official). OR
    4. Are submitting an application through the Coalition for College Access and qualify for one of the automatic fee waivers.

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