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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

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About This Campus

Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the nation's oldest state-chartered university. History and tradition have special emphasis in the life of the University. It is the second largest campus in the United States in land area, with over 35,000 acres state wide, and 33,000 in Athens and the surrounding county. With its strong academic majors, outstanding athletic programs, and extensive and varied campus life, the University attracts more than 33,000 students from every state in the nation and many foreign countries. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a pleasant college town with a population of 115,000 in the rolling hills of northeast Georgia, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. Within a few hours drive of Athens are over a dozen parks and recreational areas, including Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell, and the Appalachian Mountains.

Location Information

The University of Georgia is located in the town of Athens, GA. Athens is a true college town that boasts a one-of-a-kind music and arts scene. Be sure to visit the Visitors Center website (www.visitathensga.com) for an in-depth look at our amazing town!

Helpful Information

It is highly recommended that if you have the University of Georgia as a choice that you have solid backup choices. As a Plan B even institution we are limited in the number of students that we can accept. If accepted to UGA please return all materials immediately so that we can get you access to the classes that you want. For additional concerns please contact the campus coordinator.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Athens
Population | 192,541
Enrollment | 38,652
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/14-12/12
Spring | 01/07-05/06

Campus Diversity

White | 68%
Black | 8%
Hispanic/Latino | 5%
Asian | 10%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 5%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
All programs in the School of Business, Early Childhood Education Courses.

Access to classes in the following programs is severely limited: Art, Middle School Education, Environmental Design, Exercise and Sports Science, Journalism, Special Education, Sports Studies, and Social Work (Contact Social Work Program Director). Additionally, students seeking courses in criminal justice, political science, or journalism should be flexible with course options as classes fill up quickly. Music performance and dance classes require audition. Many courses carry strict pre-requisite requirements.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Landscape Architecture/Design - UGA is home to one of the oldest BLA programs in the country
  • Ecology - The Odum School of Ecology was the first established school of ecology in the country.
  • Journalism - UGA is home to the highly competitive Grady School of Journalism.
  • Management Information Systems

Unique Academic Programs

  • Poultry Sciences
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Music Business/Merchandising
  • Radiation Biology

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Dairy Science/Management, Horticulture, Poultry Sciences, Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African American Studies, Caribbean Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Interior Design, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Entomology, Genetics, Microbiology, Wildlife Biology

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Magazine Journalism, Mass Communication, Newspapers

Computer Science: Computer Science

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Studies, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics

Education: Child Development, Elementary Education, Health Education, Home Economics, Junior High/Middle School, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies, Linguistics

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Environmental Design, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries Science, Landscape Management, Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Recreation Management, Wildlife Resources

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Forestry: Forestry

General Studies: Classical Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Housing Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: Arabic, Classical Languages, French, German, Romance Languages, Russian, Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Military Sciences

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music Therapy, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Housing, Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Theater: Theater


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 17 ($675 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/23/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $70 Year Plan B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $25 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $35 Year Plan B Mandatory
Activity Fee $78 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Athletic Fee $53 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Recreation Fee $15 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $206 Semester Plan B Mandatory
ID Card $20 Year Plan B Mandatory
Technology Fee $114 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $360 Year Plan B Optional
Transportation Fee $121 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Connect UGA Fee $30 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Facilities Fee $75 Year Plan B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 10/23/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 34% living on campus
  • Suite: $3698
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: <10
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
It is highly recommended that you live on campus in order to have the best experience here at UGA.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2018 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1917 per semester for 15 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Highly recommended that you purchase a meal plan if you choose to live on campus.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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