University of West Georgia University of West Georgia

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University of West Georgia

Amazing things happen when you go west. Just west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia lies nestled among the rolling hills and tranquil lakes of Carrollton. Founded in 1906, UWG continues to push boundaries and break records, encouraging its students to discover new possibilities for opportunity and discovery. If you ask us, the stars shine just a little brighter here – in the sky and among us. One thing’s for sure: Once you Go West, the possibilities are endless.

Adolescent Educationx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Biology Teacher Educationx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business Teacher Educationx  
Chemistry Teacher Educationx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Childhood Educationx  
Computer and Information Systems, Generalx  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Economics, Generalx  
Economics, Otherx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Environmental Sciencex  
Environmental Studiesx  
Finance, Generalx  
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Otherx  
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Otherx  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
International Economicsx  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teachingx  
Management Information Systems, Generalx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mathematical Economicsx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Music Performance, Generalx  
Music Teacher Educationx  
Music Theory and Compositionx  
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Generalx  
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingx  
Physics Teacher Educationx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Real Estatex  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologistx  

Academic Life

UWG offers 97 programs of study including those in arts and humanities, social sciences, education, science and mathematics, nursing and business. Degrees are available at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate levels, and courses are provided in-person, at our Newnan Center and online. UWG also houses Georgia’s first and only Honors College and the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 12 U.S. programs that allow gifted high school students to earn concurrent high school and college credit while living on campus in a full-time residential program. UWG also offers dual enrollment for high school students, allowing them to continue their junior and senior years while enrolling in courses for college credit.

Campus Life

At the University of West Georgia, students engage in over 150 student clubs and organizations. The Center for Student Involvement helps each student to find their calling, whether it lies in leadership and philanthropic opportunities or Greek, honorary and special interest groups. UWG students represent almost every county in Georgia plus approximately 44 other states and 69 nations. UWG offers year-round intramural sports leagues and tournaments for co-ed, women’s and men’s teams including flag football, soccer, basketball, softball and volleyball.

Facilities and Resources

UWG has spent a total of $300 million in new and renovated facilities. From apartment-style living to traditional dormitories, the university provides a variety of on-campus residence options for students. The new East Village includes a dining complex, newly constructed and renovated residence space, an amphitheater, courtyards and terraces. The recently built University Campus Center is home to a large fitness space including a climbing wall, basketball courts and an indoor track, and the new bookstore provides all the supplies necessary for college life including exclusive Wolves merchandise. UWG’s 13 dining locations include everything from home-cooked meals and sushi to national chains like Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Starbucks and Einstein Bros Bagels.

Athletics / Sports

UWG is recognized as an NCAA Division II school and a member of the Gulf South Conference. The Wolves field a total of 13 intercollegiate athletics teams. The men’s sports include football, baseball, basketball, cross country and golf. The women’s sports include basketball, cross county, golf, soccer softball, volleyball, tennis and track and field. UWG also has co-ed and all-female competitive cheerleading squads. Athletic scholarships are available.

Financial Aid / Tuition

UWG’s Department of Financial Aid works with a variety of federal, state and institutional loans, grants, scholarships and work programs to ensure that all students have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.  A variety of interdepartmental scholarships are also available.


UWG has an enrollment of almost 12,000 students, making it the ninth largest public university in Georgia. Applications are accepted year-round. Specific high school and transfer requirements can be found on the UWG website. Once accepted, UWG adequately prepares each student with extensive support programs to ensure a successful journey toward commencement. 

Other Cool Facts

UWG is a SACS Level VI university.

UWG is ranked as the #46 public university in the South and as the #91 Southern regional university for both public and private by U.S. News and World Report.

The Online Graduate Computer Information Technology program is ranked #6 nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

Affordable Colleges Online ranked UWG as having the #12 Most Affordable Online College Degree programs in the nation.

UWG is consistently named a “Best Southeastern College and among America’s Best Value Colleges” by the Princeton Review.

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