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Academics

The University of West Georgia is “very much an equal opportunity school,” which means “resources are abundant and easy to access,” including peer tutoring and a writing center. Plus, with “programs specifically designed to help students … who might struggle in the college environment,” you can rest assured that you’ll meet faculty who are “understanding,” “engaging,” and “always open to new ideas”—some are even described as “super cool,” which is an added bonus. Furthermore, they strive to “really build a connection with their students,” and that’s an easy task to accomplish with the low student to faculty ratio. Still, “professors really push students to succeed and to recognize the potential they may not see in themselves.”

Apart from the faculty, West Georgia “is very good at presenting academic and career opportunities.” Indeed, students are kept “up-to-date on everything that's happening on campus.” Overall, students say “the academic experience at West Georgia is very rewarding for those who put forth the effort to be successful.”

Student Body

There’s no denying that the school offers undergraduates “a very inclusive environment.” Students proudly pronounce their peers to be “extremely diverse,” noting that people “rarely feel out of place.” Representing a breadth of political views, academic goals, and even ages, the student body has a level of “just all-around uniqueness.” Couple that with peers who are “sociable, interactive, and friendly,” as well as “incredibly nice and sincere,” and you’ll find that “everyone treats one another with understanding … and [acceptance] of their differences.” This is all in the goal to “feel … able to ask for help whenever it is needed.” One attendee proudly proclaims, “I have never met someone who wasn’t willing to help me when I’ve needed it on campus.”

Campus Life

Since undergrads at West Georgia take their academics pretty seriously, “a majority of students spend their time in … the library working.” However, even these dedicated scholars need a breather every now and then, which is when they flock to the “numerous hangout spots” elsewhere on campus, including the on-site Starbucks. Additionally, each academic building has a seating area, and it’s quite common to see everyone “chatting it up in between classes.” For sports fans, “the athletics department is stellar” and intramurals are “very popular … and very competitive.” Low-key, outdoor activities are also recommended by students, given that the “campus is beautiful.” Bike rides are appealing, there’s a lovely nearby lake, and some students like to just go for a walk. If none of those suit your fancy, students also mention playing video games and going to plays put on by the theater department. In short, there are plenty of ways to keep “school life … very interesting and exciting.”

Overview

Applicants
7,124
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.22

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

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ACT Test Scores

SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 510
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 22

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — June 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
723
with Terminal Degree
467

430
Women
293
Men
137
Minority
16
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
19%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
42%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Leadership.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Behavioral Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • International Economics.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


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

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
19%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
42%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,169

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,041

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,005

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,376

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,464
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,282
Required Fees
$2,024
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,150
Transportation for Commuters
$4,395

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,340
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,411
Foreign Countries Represented
40

Demographics

1.12%
Asian
36.74%
African-American
8.00%
Hispanic
47.34%
Caucasian
1.50%
Unknown
1.03%
International

64% female
36% male
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
69%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Counseling Center Accessibility Services Accommodations

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Lisa Adams Somerlot

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Students must submit current documentation to Accessibility Services. Current documentation is defined as: ? Documentation that reflects data collected within three years at the time of request for services or after the age of 18 so long as the documentation continues to represent current functioning. ? It is at the Accessibility Services counselor?s discretion to make appropriate exceptions to this policy and/or to request a reevaluation and more recent documentation in order to establish the most appropriate accommodations. ? Attention Recent High School Graduates: A Summary of Performance (SOP) may be sufficient IF a full report of the evaluation is included and the evaluation was completed within the past three years. Students are encouraged to submit an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) if they had one in high school to further document the academic impact of the disability. ? Students who have never been evaluated, or need an updated evaluation, have the following two options: o A qualified private practice evaluator (psychiatrist or psychologist) ? ATTENTION EVALUATORS: The following section of this document provides a list of suggested assessment measures for evaluators to use. A copy of the full evaluation, including interviews, history, and assessment results, must be included. Evaluations must be dated and signed by the evaluator and the evaluator?s credentials must be listed. Evaluators should review USGBOR guidelines at http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrld/documentation.html. o A referral to the Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) - An Accessibility Services counselor will provide the referral and explain the process and expense. Please call 678-839-6428 to schedule an appointment with Accessibility Services to discuss a referral. ? Students are asked to provide documentation prior to the intake meeting if at all possible. It is during the intake meeting that appropriate accommodations, and the process for using the accommodations, will be discussed. ? Documentation can be submitted in person or by mail to the UWG Counseling Center, 123 Row Hall, Carrollton, GA 30118, by fax to 678-839-6429, or by email to counseling@westga.edu.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Students must submit current documentation to Accessibility Services. Current documentation is defined as: ? Documentation that reflects data collected within three years at the time of request for services. ? It is at the Accessibility Services counselor?s discretion to make appropriate exceptions to this policy and/or to request a reevaluation and more recent documentation in order to establish the most appropriate accommodations. ? A qualified provider (medical doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist) must provide the documentation. Students may obtain an ADHD evaluation (at the student?s expense) from one of the following resources: o A qualified private practice evaluator. The remaining sections of this document must be completed by the evaluator as indicated. In place of this form, a letter may be provided including all of the requested information. Any letters must be on letterhead from the evaluator?s practice. Any documentation must include the evaluator?s signature and credentials. The behavior checklists (to be completed by third parties who know the student), located at the end of this document, must be included. o The Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) ? An Accessibility Services counselor will provide the referral and explain the process and expense. Please call 678-839-6428 to schedule an appointment with Accessibility Services to discuss a referral. ? Students are asked to provide documentation prior to the intake meeting if at all possible. It is during the intake meeting that appropriate accommodations, and the process for using the accommodations, will be discussed. Students will be expected to provide a self-report of ADHD history and symptoms during the intake meeting to corroborate the provided documentation. ? Documentation can be submitted in person or by mail to the UWG Counseling Center, 123 Row Hall, Carrollton, GA 30118, by fax to 678-839-6429, or by email to counseling@westga.edu.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
2

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
2

Spellchecker allowed in exams
2

Extended test time
2

Scribes
2

Proctors
2

Oral exams
2

Notetakers
2

Distraction-free environment
2

Accommodation for students with ADHD
2

Reading machine
2

Other assistive technology
2

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
160
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
15

2% join a fraternity

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
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

72/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Justin Barlow
Director of Admissions

Address
1601 Maple Street
Office of Admissions
Carrollton, GA 30118

Phone
678-839-5600

Email
admiss@westga.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Technology Enhanced Learning Center (TLC)
Bookstore
Starbucks
East Commons
Campus Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
MacIntosh Reserve
John Tanner State Park
McDaniel-Whatley House
Susan Hayward Grave Site
Adamson Square

Campus Tours

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

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

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: Travel I-20 West to Villa Rica/UWG Exit 24 and turn left (west) onto Hwy. 61. Travel about 12 miles to Hwy. 166 (Carrollton South Bypass) and turn left onto the 166 Bypass where Grace Lutheran Church will be on the right. (Other landmarks to watch for before you reach the light at Hwy. 166 includes Pugmire Ford and Grace Lutheran Church on the right and McDonald?s, Zaxby?s and Longhorn Steak House on the left.) On the 166 Bypass, travel to the 6th traffic light. A CVS will be on the corner. At that light, turn right onto Maple Street (also Hwy. 166). UWG will be on the left about 6/10 of a mile along Maple Street. From Birmingham: 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 (Hwy. 166) . UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles. From Rome: Travel Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) . UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles. From Columbus: Travel I-185 North to Newnan, take Hwy. Alt. 27 North to Carrollton. Turn left (south) onto By-Pass 166. At the 4th traffic light, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) and UWG will be on the left approximately 6/10 of a mile.


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