The University of Georgia…

  • 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.

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