As it has been historically, the University of Georgia is responsive to the evolution of the state's educational, social, and economic needs. It aspires through its strategic planning to even closer contact and interaction with public and private institutions throughout the state as well as with the citizens it serves.

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When the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university. In 1784 the General Assembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or seminary of learning.


As a comprehensive land-grant and sea-grant institution, the University of Georgia offers baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business, ecology, engineering, environmental design, family and consumer sciences, forest resources, journalism and mass communication, education, law, pharmacy, public health, social work, and veterinary medicine.


Centers & Institutes

UGA research centers and institutes provide access to concentrated UGA faculty expertise in a broad range of research areas, including:

  • Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases
  • Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
  • Faculty of Infectious Diseases
  • Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Regenerative Bioscience Center

Research Core Facilities

UGA research core facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment and services to university and industry researchers. Core research facilities include:

  • Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility
  • Bioimaging Research Center
  • CCRC Analytical Services
  • Georgia Genomics Facility
  • Integrated Bioscience and Nanotechnology Cleanroom


  • The UGA Career Center provides a complete range of services and materials in the areas of career development, graduate & professional school preparation, experiential education, and employer relations and recruiting.
  • The Georgia Center for Continuing Education’s professional and personal development staff works with faculty and associations from around the world to determine skill sets necessary to thrive in the every changing job market.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Athens, Georgia (Clarke County), about 60 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.
  • Main campus: 460 buildings on 762 acres.

Sports facilities

The campus's eight-acre Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities has 3 gyms, 3 pools (one Olympic-sized, a 17-foot (5.2 m) diving well, and a lap pool), a 1/8 mile indoor suspended rubberized track, a 44 feet (13 m)-high climbing wall, 14-foot (4.3 m) outdoor bouldering wall, 10 racquetball courts, 2 squash courts, bicycle repair stands, 8 full-length basketball courts, and 19,000 square feet (1,770 m2) of weight-training space.

Student clubs

  • More than 600 registered student organizations, including 32 social fraternities and 26 social sororities


The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees.


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