History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1785, the University of Georgia is known to be the birthplace of higher education in America. It is the State’s oldest, comprehensive research university which graduated its first class in 1804 and admitted the first women students in 1918. In 1931, the University System of Georgia gained the authority of the University of Georgia. The University of Georgia has academic affiliations with Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), and Sea-grant and Space grant colleges in the United States. The University of Georgia ranks #351 - 400 in World University Rankings by the Times Higher Education 2022 and #601-650 in World University Rankings by QS.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The main campus of the University of Georgia is situated in Athens, northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. It has about 465 buildings and owns land in 31 counties of Georgia. According to Southern Living, the University of Georgia has the most beautiful campus in the Southern United States. The institute also houses 115,000 square-foot Richard B. Russel Unique Assortments Library. The institute offers 32 bachelor's, 32 postgraduate and PhD certificates through its various faculties. The University of Georgia through its 18 Schools and Colleges that offer distinct specializations including, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Pharmacy, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication, Ecology, Law, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Business, Forestry and Natural Resources.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Georgia has produced the most Rhodes Scholars in recent decades. The institute alumni have received about nine Pultizer Awards. According to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the University has been rated R1 - Doctoral Institutions in the faculties of Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Law, and Medicine. The notable alumni of the institute are United States Attorney General Sally Yates, Ertharin Cousin, the TIME 100 most influential people in the world list, John Archibald Campbell, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and the President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate Richard B. Russell Jr.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Georgia has over 40,000 students on-campus out of which more than 30,000 are undergraduates, 9,900 are postgraduates. They have about 2,800 students coming from all over the globe every year. The institute promotes diversity at every level possible. They also provide diversity-based financial aid and scholarships. The institution is committed to leadership while embracing and enhancing diversity. The male-to-female ratio is 43:57 at the institute. The visiting companies are Amazon, AmeriCorps, Chick-fil-A, Oracle, Georgia-Pacific, The Walt Disney Company, Bank of America, and others.