is the first public university & has the first Graduate School in the nation
is the only land-grant & sea-grant university in Georgia
was the 4th highest ranked producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2011
was the only public university in America in 2007 to have two recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
is 2nd in the nation among all U.S. universities, hospitals, & research institutions for licenses
is among the top 5 U.S. universities for the number of commercial products created from its research by industry partners
is ranked 8th nationally by Kiplinger on its list of 100 best public colleges
is ranked 5th on the Princeton Review’s “Best Bang for your Buck” list
has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of 16 “Hot Schools” in the United States due to its cost, safety, & academic quality advantages
is home of the Peabody Awards, Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, State Museum of Art, & State Museum of Natural History, and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
has one of the largest & most comprehensive public service & outreach programs in the nation
Graduate Academic Programs
The Master of Social Work program is ranked in the top 15% nationally
The Master of Public Administration program is ranked 9th in the nation & the specializations in public finance & budgeting as well as in leadership are ranked 3rd and in local government is ranked 5th by U.S. News & World Report
The College of Pharmacy is ranked 25th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
The School of Law is ranked 10th for public law schools in the nation
The Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication’s graduate programs rank among the top in the nation, including 4th in public relations, 5th in advertising, 12th in radio/television & 17th in print
The School of Ecology is the first school of ecology in the world & is ranked 10th in the nation
The Institute of Higher Education is ranked 8th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
The College of Education’s overall graduate programs are ranked 41th among public universities & 4th among public universities in the South
The Terry College of Business Executive MBA Program is ranked 3rd among public business schools and 11th among all EMBA programs in the U.S.
Forbes magazine ranked the Terry College’s MBA program among business schools delivering the highest return on investment
The Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources is among the top wildlife programs in the nation & the only to have a Center for Forest Business and a Wood Quality Consortium
The Master of Landscape Architecture program is ranked in the top 5 in 11 of 12 focus categories in the nation
The doctoral program in rhetoric in the speech communication department is ranked 1st in the nation in a survey conducted by the National Communication Association
The University of Georgia’s MFA program in printmaking is ranked 7th in the nation
The number theory program in the mathematics department is ranked 10th in the nation
The doctoral programs in microbiology & evolutionary biology are tied for 10th nationally
UGA has approximately 1,600 graduate faculty who are highly regarded for their scholarship & research, with many receiving prestigious national & international honors, prizes & awards:
National Academy of Sciences members: 9 faculty
American Academy of Arts & Sciences members: 10 faculty
National Academy of Engineering members: 2 faculty
Institute of Medicine members: 1 faculty
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient: 1 faculty
Pulitzer Prize recipients: 1 faculty, 9 alumni
UGA is 8th in total number of African American faculty & has the 2nd highest percentage of African American faculty among the nation’s major state universities
UGA is ranked 3rd in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index
The School of Law faculty includes authors of our country’s leading legal scholarship, Fulbright scholars, judicial clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court as well as trial & corporate attorneys
UGA’s graduate programs have high national diversity rankings, including
16th in doctoral degrees awarded to African American students
5th in master’s degrees in Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and related sciences conferred upon African American students
7th in doctoral degrees in Agriculture conferred upon Hispanic students
14th in doctoral degrees in public health conferred upon African American students
14th in master’s degrees in Foreign Languages, Literature, & Linguistics conferred upon African American students
20th in doctoral degrees in psychology conferred upon students that identify with two or more races
22nd in doctoral degrees in Family & Consumer Science conferred upon students identifying with two or more races
26th in master’s degrees in Natural Resources & Conservation conferred upon African-American students
The $43 million Miller Learning Center is one of the largest & most technologically advanced facilities on an American university campus.
UGA’s libraries are ranked 36th among the nation’s best research libraries. The Libraries own over 4.6 million volumes & 6.6 million microform units, & we subscribe to 7,000 print journals. We provide online access to over 48,000 electronic full-text journals, & approximately 400,000 full-text e-books.
UGA research facilities are exceptional. For example, the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center is the first facility in the world devoted specifically to the study of complex carbohydrates.
In 2002, the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies opened in a new building that also houses the Georgia BioBusiness Center for start-up businesses in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
The Coverdell Center for Biomedical & Health Sciences opened in 2006. The 200,000-square-foot, $40 million facility provides space for faculty to conduct research in biomedicine, agriculture, ecology & environmental sciences.
Graduate students also conduct research in highly developed research centers at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, the Coastal Plain Sapelo Island, and the Institute of Oceanography in Savannah.
The law library ranks 8th nationally, with more than 390,000 titles.