University of West Georgia

Enrollment: 13,308
Undergraduate: 85 percent
Highest degree: Doctoral
President: Brendan Kelly
Founded: 1906

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is a leading doctoral, comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Nestled among the pines on a picturesque 645 acres just 50 miles west of Atlanta, UWG aspires to be the best comprehensive university in America – sought after as the best place to work, learn, and succeed. Here, students Go West, blazing trails to new possibilities for scholarly achievement, creative expression and service to humanity.

With 87 programs of study, UWG boasts premier programs in nursing, teaching, business, science and math, social sciences and the arts. Additionally, graduate degree programs in these areas offer a range of flexible, affordable options in multiple locations throughout the region to meet every need.

Students enjoy a complete college experience featuring residence hall living and amenities, intercollegiate athletics including NCAA Division II football, and more than 150 student organizations. Service learning is also an important component of the UWG experience.