University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118-0001

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 13,308
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,309 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

59%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of West Georgia is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,974 applications and 4,712 students were granted admission. University of West Georgia is at the #57 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 61% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 62% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT870 to 1010
ACT18 to 22

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
$40
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of West Georgia charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,755 and in-state students paid $4,181.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$14,285
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$4,181
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$14,755
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 94% of University of West Georgia's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 52% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,720 (which is 6.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of West Georgia in 2016-2017, was 1,560, which is 67% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,731 (which is 8.1% above the national average.)

$4,720
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,731
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
94%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of West Georgia has enrolled a total of 13,308 students (9,678 students full-time and 3,630 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 13,308 students, 880 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 11,155 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,153 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,419 students for distance studies.

13,308
Total Enrollment
880
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 51%

Black/African American: 37%

Hispanic: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of West Georgia.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 25% 562 56
Education 15% 332 176
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 232 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 9% 198
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 107 0
History 4% 95
Physical Sciences 3% 78
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 55 0
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 35
Social Sciences 1% 33 7

Graduation & Dropout Rates

41%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of West Georgia full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

5%
Still enrolled
32%
Dropout rate
22%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$30,700
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of West Georgia graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,700. Last year, out of the total 3,149 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,866 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,981 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,653 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,700 $37,200
Employment Rate 91% 89%
Total Graduates 3,149 2,981

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of West Georgia.

Georgia Highlands College
41.6 mile away
Georgia State University
42.7 mile away
Kennesaw State University
43.6 mile away
Clayton State University
44.4 mile away
Gordon State College
65.7 mile away
Georgia Gwinnett College
68.9 mile away
Auburn University
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