Reaching New Heights

UGA Welcomes Largest Freshman Class

UGA’s class of 2026 is its biggest and one of its most academically qualified yet. The more than 6,200 new first-year students were selected from a record number of nearly 40,000 applications. Four-year and six-year completion rates are at record levels as well, with the average student taking less than four years to complete their undergraduate degree.

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UGA Innovation Springs Forth

UGA’s Delta Innovation Hub, located in the renovated Spring Street Building, the site of the historic Town Spring near downtown Athens, is ushering in the next stage of the Innovation District. As UGA’s front door for industry engagement, this unique space fosters many avenues of economic development through entrepreneurship and collaboration among our faculty, students, and industry partners.

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UGA Students Make an IMPACT in Athens

The IMPACT Service Breaks program is adapting its service-learning model to the local community. Born from UGA students’ desire to continue serving during the travel restrictions of the pandemic, IMPACT has so far hosted 11 service learning programs in the Athens-Clarke community, addressing community needs ranging from food justice to women’s health.

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Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Community

The work of creating a welcoming and inclusive campus is something we all share. To that end, UGA has adopted a five-year plan with goals ranging from increasing the enrollment of underrepresented students to increasing the number of underrepresented faculty and staff, as well as increasing institutional visibility in the educational pipeline of underserved communities.

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Women’s Staff Leadership Institute

The Women’s Staff Leadership Institute is an annual program aligned with the Women’s Leadership Initiative launched in 2015 by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. The institute provides participants the chance to explore leadership opportunities, reflect upon key leadership traits and skills, and support one another in issues that women leaders face in higher education administration.

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Capital Projects Advance STEM at UGA

UGA is modernizing the parts of campus known as Science Hill and Ag Hill to enhance research, teaching, and outreach in the sciences and agriculture. Among the projects are the new Interdisciplinary STEM Research Complex (pictured here) and a new Poultry Science Building, which will secure UGA’s status as a preeminent global source for poultry research.

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An Academic Powerhouse

At the University of Georgia, we are committed to reaching new heights in everything we do. Our innovative instruction, renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities make us one of the best public universities in the nation. While no single metric can capture all of UGA’s achievements, our sustained record of excellence, including seven consecutive years in the USNWR top 20, reflects the University’s solid position in the upper ranks of public higher education.


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