Students Say

Business and education majors make up almost half the student body at University of West Georgia, a mid-size public university that “is a great place to make the transition from high school to the work force in a comfortable, easygoing atmosphere.” But while business and education are the most popular programs here, they are hardly the only notable ones; West Georgia is also well-regarded for its “good music program,” its “great biology program,” “one of the best nursing programs in the state,” and “one of the best humanistic psychology programs in the country.”

Overview

Applicants
7,868
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average HS GPA
3.13

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
31%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 520
SAT Math
430 - 510
ACT Composite
18 - 22

Deadlines


Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Business and education majors make up almost half the student body at University of West Georgia, a mid-size public university that “is a great place to make the transition from high school to the work force in a comfortable, easygoing atmosphere.” But while business and education are the most popular programs here, they are hardly the only notable ones; West Georgia is also well-regarded for its “good music program,” its “great biology program,” “one of the best nursing programs in the state,” and “one of the best humanistic psychology programs in the country.” Also noteworthy is the Advanced Academy of Georgia, a residential, early-entrance program for high school students that allows high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on their college educations. Students tell us professors here “really care how their students do in class” and out-of-classroom resources are readily available—“there are plenty of computer labs and tutors.” Curricular instruction is supplemented by “outreach programs and seminars. Most recently we had speakers come and talk to students about domestic abuse. Many people got a great deal of information from it.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
635
with Terminal Degree
406

370
Women
265
Men
120
Minority
14
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
84%
Graduate in 6 years
41%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
Application Deadlines
Jul 1
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,880

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,875

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,933

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,494

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,098
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,994
Required Fees
$1,858
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,150
Transportation for Commuters
$4,500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The typical UWG undergrad “is friendly, is an academically average student, is in their early twenties, likes to party, works part-time at a mall or restaurant, and probably lives in an off-campus apartment in Carrollton. Everyone seems to get along pretty well here.” Many students come from the immediate area or other parts of the South, so “the southern hospitality thing is pretty widespread.” Unfortunately, “you don’t see a lot of mingling” between the school’s sizable White and Black student populations. On the positive side, West Georgia’s “efforts to get international students here and help them fit into our community” are commendable.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,249
Out of State
3%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
76

Demographics

36.09%
African-American
4.19%
Hispanic
51.79%
Caucasian
3.10%
Unknown
1.33%
International

63% female
37% male
3% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“During the school week there is a very active social life” at West Georgia; some students are especially partial to Mondays and Thursdays, when they hit local venues such as the Maple Street Mansion, T. C. Rose, Rum Runners, Z’s, Rome Street Tavern, and Club 31. Weekends can be quiet, as one student writes: “Even the computer labs close very early [on weekends]. We are totally a suitcase college.” The school has recently opened a new Campus Center and the cafeteria has expanded its weekend hours, though, so students may start to stick around. As for hometown Carrollton, one student writes that it is a town “stuck in the fifties.” But perhaps it is progressing toward a more recent decade: “A large theater and Super Wal-Mart were built” in 2006, “so the town is on the rise,” asserts one optimistic student. The addition of a stadium (“using the local high school’s football stadium is kind of embarrassing”) and renovations to dorms and facilities (“it is a pretty old school, and the dorms and some of the buildings show that”) would help, students agree. The new stadium is expected to open in Fall 2009.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
64
First-Year Students living on campus
75%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
78

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
160
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
10

3% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Wolves)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Women's Sports (Wolves)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Lambda--UWG’s gay-straight alliance, which supports GLBTQ people and allies. Lambda serves as an activist and social organization with weekly meetings and a variety of others activities. Coming out in Lambda is safe and confidential. This group promotes education, outreach, and support through its many social and community service events including but not limited to the Annual Drag Idol for Relay for Life, Miracle League softball with Autistic and physically impaired individuals, ovarian cancer nacho sale, and their newest addition, “Straight Pride Week” in September. Lambda reaches out to many issues, to set the example that people are more complex than the labels they receive.

Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Student may participate through Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education's Cross Registration Program.

Sustainability

Green Rating
80

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
20

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
55

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Justin Barlow
Director of Admissions

Address
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Phone
678-839-5600

Email
admiss@westga.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Technology Learning Center (TLC)
Bookstore
Ingram Library
Football Stadium
Campus Recreation Center
University Community Center, Coliseum, Starbucks, and Campus Visitor's Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
McIntosh Reserve
John Tanner State Park
McDaniel-Whatley House
Susan Hayward Grave Site
Adamson Square
Kennedy Chapel Thomas Dorsey Marker

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8am-5pm
678-839-5600

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F, 9 AM and 2 PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F at 9am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation


Driving Instructions to Campus
From Atlanta, GA: Travel I-20 West to Villa Rica/UWG Exit 24 (Old exit 5) , turn left (west) onto Hwy 61. Travel approximately 12 miles to Carrollton South 166 By-Pass, turn left onto By-Pass 166 just past Ryans steak house and Richard Haney Ford. Once the By-Pass dead-ends at 5th traffic light, turn right onto Maple Street and UWG will be on the left approxi mately 6/10 of a mile. Use the main entrance from Maple Street. From Birmingham, AL: Travel I-20 East to Bremen/UWG Exit 11 (Old exit 3), turn right (South) and follow Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street. UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles. Use the main entrance from Maple Street. From Columbus, GA: Travel I-185 North to Newnan, take Hwy. Alt. 27 North to Carrollton. Turn left onto South By-Pass, turn right onto Maple Street. UWG will be on the left (two blocks). Use the main entrance from Maple Street. From Rome, GA: Travel Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street. UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles. Use the main entrance from Maple Street.
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Key Stats

7,868
Applicants
10,249
Size
49%
Acceptance Rate
950
SAT Scores

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