Academic and Athletic Powerhouse

No single number can encapsulate success for UGA. But consider that we achieved record student completion rates, a 92% career outcomes rate, and the No. 16 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best public colleges. These accomplishments indicate success in fulfilling our academic mission.

They are the result of an outstanding student body as well as our longstanding investment in the student experience. UGA has prioritized faculty hiring to improve classroom instruction, enhancements in academic advising to keep students on track, and the creation of programs focused on mentoring, tutoring, and peer-learning to increase student success.

An Outstanding First-Year Class

Last fall, the incoming class of Bulldogs boasted record-setting achievements. This cohort, selected from the largest applicant pool in UGA’s history, earned a weighted high school GPA above 4.0. Eighty-one percent of these students came from Georgia.

Once on campus, our students thrive. The average student takes less than four years to complete their undergraduate degree. The 72% four-year completion rate was up from 63% just 10 years ago, and UGA’s six-year completion rate climbed to a record 88%.

Record-breaking 40,000+ Students enrolled in fall 2021
Distinguished Scholars

We congratulate our best and brightest students who earned national and international recognition for their achievements in the 2021-2022 academic year. UGA students were selected for some of the most prestigious academic awards, including the Goldwater Scholarship, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and the Udall Scholarship. Many of these students are part of the Jere W. Morehead Honors College, and some are supported by Foundation Fellowships.

Dawgs On Top

Nothing embodies the resilient spirit of the Georgia Bulldogs better than the college football national championship game on Jan. 10, 2022. The Bulldogs went toe to toe with rival and perennial champion, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. In a tight back- and-forth game, the Bulldogs made the plays on offense and defense to win it all.

The talent, the teamwork, the preparation. It all came together as the Georgia Bulldogs brought the National Championship trophy to Athens for the first time in 41 years.

But it’s not just football. Bulldogs succeeded across the board, and current and former Bulldogs won 13 medals, including three golds, in the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

During the Jan. 15 National Championship celebration, Head Coach Kirby Smart announced in Sanford Stadium that for the University of Georgia, “A new standard of excellence has been set.”

2021 College Football National Champions