University of West Georgia campus

Overview

Applicants
7,974
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.15

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 500
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
410 - 500
ACT Composite
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

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
715
with Terminal Degree
439

418
Women
297
Men
137
Minority
11
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
17%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

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.”

Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
17%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,002

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,965

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,058

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,874

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,226
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,444
Required Fees
$1,962
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
$9,652
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
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,155

Demographics

1.04%
Asian
38.27%
African-American
5.33%
Hispanic
48.97%
Caucasian
1.39%
Unknown
1.12%
International

64% female
36% male
81% are full time
19% are part time

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.

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
74%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

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

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.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

8% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II


Student Services


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

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

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
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

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