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University of West Georgia (UWG)

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University of West Georgia provides a variety of program options for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Carrollton, Georgia and publically funded. Approximately 11,000 students are enrolled yearly at University of West Georgia.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 890 - 1070 for the SAT exam and in a range of 19 - 22 on the ACT is common among students admitted to UWG. An estimated 50% of all applicant were admitted at University of West Georgia, with 55% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at westga.edu.

Tuition & fees at UWG are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs nearly $6,200 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $17,000 per year. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $4,300. UWG may offer financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The UWG "Wolves" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Students who wish to get more about University of West Georgia can visit their website at http://www.westga.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students UWG accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to UWG.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English18 - 22
ACT ® Math18 - 22
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 22

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UWG

The table below lists the chances for admission at UWG.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions3,636 (55%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,991 (55%)

Student Enrollment

University of West Georgia has a total student population of about 11,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 14% enrolling as graduate students and 86% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,400. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $3,900-$4,700
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,440
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $160-$190 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $570-$690 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$7,040
Receiving Student Loans59%$4,075

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 5%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of West Georgia may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of UWG is close to 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of West Georgia is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Basketball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Football (Gulf South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)


Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B, M)
  • Speech and Language Pathology (B, M)

Business and Marketing Studies


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Social Sciences

Communications and Journalism


  • History (B, M)
  • Public and Applied History and Archival Administration (C)

English Language and Literature

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music Performance (B, M)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Physical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Public Administration and Social Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (B)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Interdisciplinary Studies

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