UWG, West Georgia

University of West Georgia

1601 Maple St, Carrollton, United States
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  • Total Documents
    24
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    23
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    31
  • Previously Enrolled
    35

Overview of University of West Georgia (UWG, West Georgia)

About this school

The University of West Georgia (formerly State University of West Georgia) was founded in 1906. A public university, its mission is "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment." Its 393-acre campus is located in Carrolton, 45 miles west of Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,229
    • Men:4,130 Men (36.8%)
    • Women:7,099 Women (63.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (UWG, West Georgia)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of West Georgia is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
June 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
June 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
June 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1601 Maple Street
City, State, Zip
Carrollton, GA 30118
Phone
(678) 839-4000
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Proof of immunization required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 7,909 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 4,873 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 3,036 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,207 (91%) of 4,636 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,580 (90%) of 2,864 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,627 (92%) of 1,772 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.18
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
476 average |430-510 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
4%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
62%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
15%
• Score 18 - 23
71%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UWG, West Georgia)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,292|Out-of-state: $20,774 (28.93%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,218 (40.54%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,500 (5.95%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $6,195 (24.58%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of West Georgia accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1 | Final deadline July 1
Award Notification Date
On or about May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001601
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,172 (99.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,736 (79.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,730 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,207 (69.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$8,411
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,198 (69.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,957
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,565 (90.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,856
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 346 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
146 (6.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,871

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,113 (90.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,617 (81.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,536 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,131 (63.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$8,828
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,645 (71.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,013
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,925 (90.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,204
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,014 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
509 (5.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,299

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,000
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UWG, West Georgia)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


451

Part-Time Faculty


254

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of West Georgia provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


16.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.2%

Programs & Majors (UWG, West Georgia)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (31)


  • Accounting
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (UWG, West Georgia)

Location & Geography

Population


25,124

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Atlanta

Campus Size


645 acres

Weather


Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


27% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


73%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
golf, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of West Georgia offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, black student alliance, student activities council, baptist collegiate ministries, campus outreach, united voices gospel choir

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,938

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,229
Women
7,099
Men
4,130

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 38.3% Black/African-American
  • 6.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 48.9% White
  • 1.6% Unknown

International Students


1.0% from 65 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,291

Student Resources (UWG, West Georgia)

Study resources