University of Georgia


The University of Georgia (UGA) is an American public research university located in Athens, Georgia, the oldest and largest of the state's institutions of higher learning. Founded in 1785, UGA is one of multiple schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

The university regularly performs well in both undergraduate and graduate program rankings in such publications as U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek, as well as studies ranking top journalism schools. It has also been recognized as one of three Southern Public Ivies.

As a college town, Athens often ranks highly among students, professors, and their families. On campus, students enjoy a successful athletics program, an acclaimed student newspaper - The Red and Black, and a strong Greek system. The university also hosts the prestigious Peabody Awards.

It is the largest university of the University System of Georgia, with an enrollment of 34,885 as of fall 2009