University of West Georgia

Nearly 12,000 students are enrolled at the University of West Georgia. With ninety-seven programs of study and nearly 150 student organizations, UWG was named one of the best Southeastern colleges by the Princeton Review. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete their first two years of core curriculum in an online environment through eCore. UWG also offers a bachelor’s in criminology and several graduate programs online, including the Georgia WebMBA. 

Founded 1906 

Undergraduate enrollment 9,976 

Graduate enrollment 1,976 


In-state tuition and fees $3,416/semester  

Out-of-state tuition and fees $9,707/semester  

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 62%  

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a  

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 961  

SAT score breakdown 485, critical reading; 477, math; does not presently use writing score in admissions 

Average class size for freshman courses 20–29  

Popular majors biology, elementary childhood education, management, nursing, psychology