University of Georgia (UGA)

Founded by the Georgia General Assembly in 1785, the University of Georgia is a comprehensive, land- and sea-grant institution. UGA lives by the motto “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” Across its 17 academic colleges and schools, UGA awards Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in several fields of study. Some of the school’s popular majors include Psychology, Biology and Business Administration. UGA host numerous programs and activities for its students each year. With over 600 student groups and organizations, UGA students can satisfy their personal interest while serving their campus and community. Groups aimed toward African-American students include the National Association of Black Accountants, Black Male Leadership Society, Black Theatrical Society and many more.  

Location: Athens, GA

Type of Institution: Four-year, public land-grant university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $4,921

     • Out-of-State: $14,026

Size: 34,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 7%

Percentage of Men: 42%

Percentage of Women: 58%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Services, Forest Resources, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering

Housing: On-campus housing provided: residence halls, family and graduate housing


    • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gama Rho, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: African American Chorale Ensemble, African Student Union, Association of Black Social Workers, Black Affairs Council, Black Educational Support Team, Black Male Leadership Society, Black Theatrical Society, Caribbean Students Association, National Association of Black Accountants, National Association of Black Journalists

Famous Black Alumni: Damien Wilkins, Hines Ward 

City Life: Museums, galleries, city tours, shopping, dining.  About an hour from Atlanta, GA.