- The University of Georgia is ranked 11th in the top US public universities.
About This CampusFounded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the nation's oldest state-chartered university. History and tradition have special emphasis in campus life. We are also known for our large and beautiful Athens campus, which spans 762 acres and features 465 buildings. With its strong academic majors, outstanding athletic programs, and extensive and varied campus life, the University attracts more than 37,000 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 125,000 in the rolling hills of northeast Georgia, just 60 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 InformationThe 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 InformationIt is highly recommended that if you have the University of Georgia as a Home Pay choice that you have solid backup choices. If accepted to UGA please return all materials immediately so that we can get you access to the classes that you want. For students on Host Pay, UGA is not able to provide financial aid. You must seek financial aid from your home institution. For additional concerns please contact the campus coordinator.