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University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

The University of West Georgia challenges students to embrace intellectual and cultural diversity through a vast range of academic opportunities. UWG is a leader in student involvement, standing tall as an institution of distinction.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
11,155 undergraduate students
81% of undergrad students are full time
36% male — 64% female
27% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
424 full-time faculty
289 part-time faculty
21 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
74% of first year students live on campus
29% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

72% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2016

41.21% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 38%
White 49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 1%

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts: Art, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Global Studies, History, International Economic Affairs, Philosophy, Political Science, Theatre, Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art Bachelor of Music: Composition, Music Teacher Education, Performance, Performance with Emphasis in Jazz Studies, Performance with Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy Bachelor of Science: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Geology, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Organizational Leadership, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sport Management Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education (P-5), Physical Education (P-12), Special Education and Teaching – General Curriculum (P-12), Speech-Language Pathology (P-12) Bachelor of Science in Nursing Master of Arts: Criminology, English, History, Psychology, Sociology Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (Biology, Broad Field Science, Business Education, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science), Special Education Master of Business Administration Master of Education: Business Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Media (Instructional Technology, Media Specialist), Professional Counseling (College Student Affairs, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling), Reading Instruction, Secondary Education (Biology, Broad Field Science, Earth Science, English, History, Mathematics), Special Education and Teaching – General Curriculum, Speech-Language Pathology Master of Music: Music Education, Performance Master of Professional Accounting Master of Public Administration Master of Science: Applied Computer Science, Biology, Mathematics Master of Science in Nursing Specialist in Education: Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Media (Instructional Technology, Media Specialist), Professional Counseling, Special Education Doctor of Education: Professional Counseling and Supervision, School Improvement Ed.D. in Nursing Education Ph.D. in Psychology: Consciousness and Society Post-Master’s Certificate: Nursing Health Systems Leadership, Nursing Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: European Union Studies, Museum Studies, Nonprofit Management and Community Development, Public Management, Data Analysis and Evaluation Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Integrative Health Studies, Public History Non-Degree Initial Certification Programs in Education: Art (P-12), Early Childhood Education (P-5), French (P-12), Media Specialist (P-12), Music (P-12), Spanish (P-12) Non-Degree Add-On Certification Programs and Endorsements in Education: Educational Leadership (Tier 1, Performance-Based), Instructional Technology, K-5 Mathematics Endorsement, K-5 Science Endorsement, Media Specialist, Reading Endorsement

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band X
Model UN  
Music ensembles X
Musical theater X
Opera X
Pep band X
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station X
Yearbook  

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy X
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages X
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 81 261 412 188 92 88 29 1151

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students X
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students X
Fraternity/sorority housing X
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing X
Wellness housing X
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

7,974 Total Applicants
4,712 Total Admissions
2,434 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
59.09% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? No

Closing date: Jun 1
Priority date: Feb 1

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 440 520
SAT Math 430 500
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 18 22
ACT Math 17 21
ACT English 18 22
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

https://www.westga.edu/finaid/npcalc/npcalc.htm 

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018

Expenses In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $5,226 $18,444
Fees $1,962 $1,962
Total $7,188 $20,406
     
Room and Board (on campus) $9,652 $9,652
Room Only $5,300 $5,300
Board Only $4,352 $4,352
Estimated Total On Campus $16,840 $30,058

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 Final

$8,591 First year students
$4,965 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 Final

47.3% on average, the percentage of need that was met
55% of financial need students that had need fully met

$4,965 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,058 Average need-based loan

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