University of Georgia

Enrollment: 41,615
Undergraduate: 76 percent
Highest degree: Doctoral, Professional
President: Jere Morehead
Founded: 1785

A top 10 best value in public higher education, the University of Georgia is tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges — from combating infectious disease to securing the world’s food supply to advancing economic growth.

Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America. With 19 schools and colleges plus opportunities to study abroad, the University offers an incredible advantage for students in every specialty.

As Georgia’s flagship institution, the University is recognized for its commitment to student excellence, particularly through an emphasis on hands-on learning, undergraduate research, and leadership opportunities. These experiences contribute to the University’s exceptional retention, graduation, and career-placement rates.

The University of Georgia’s initiatives extend globally while touching every corner of the state, realizing the University’s land-grant and sea-grant missions. The University’s eight Public Service and Outreach units help create jobs, develop leaders, and address critical community needs. Research, outreach, and cooperative extension programming serve as drivers of economic and workforce development by sparking partnerships that create businesses and train tomorrow’s workforce.

The main campus in the Classic City of Athens, approximately an hour northeast of Atlanta, is extended by campuses in Gwinnett, Griffin, Buckhead, Tifton, and Washington D.C., as well as international campuses in Italy and England.