University of Georgia received more than 16,500 early action applications and admitted 42%

High school seniors get official notification today of whether they were admitted

Students who applied early action to the University of Georgia find out later today if they were admitted.

Here is what UGA has already released about the application pool. This is from David Graves’ wonderful UGA admissions blog. Graves is senior associate director of admissions operations and evaluation.

Quick Early Action Numbers (These numbers are mid-ranges, not minimums.):

Applications Received: 16,585 (16,511 with fee paid)
–UGA received slightly less EA applications than last year. Based on the data on applications started for regular decision for this year, we expect a larger group of applicants to apply using that option than last year.

Offers of Admission: 7,025
-This is somewhat below last year’s admitted numbers, but with the number of EA applications and current RD projected application data, it makes it harder to predict what will happen with overall application numbers. UGA Admissions wants to insure we make good decisions for the overall applicant pool, and as such we need to be thoughtful as to how many offers we make in Early Action.

Mid 50% Admitted Average GPA: 4.00-4.29 GPA
-Please remember this is not the GPA students see on their high school transcript, but rather the GPA that UGA recalculates for everyone based on the core academic courses taken in high school and looking at the actual grades posted on the transcripts.

Mid 50% Admitted Average SAT : 1360-1500
-This is data for students who were admitted with the SAT being the highest or only test score in their review.

Mid 50% Admitted Average ACT (Composite): 31-34
-This is data for students who were admitted with the ACT being the highest or only test score in their review. Remember, UGA focuses on the ACT English and Math scores, but we report the Composite data as that is the official/accepted data for national publications.

Mid 50% Admitted AP/IB/DE courses over 4 years of high school: 7-12 courses
-We determine academic rigor based on all core classes a student has taken (CP, Honors, Advanced, AP, IB, DE, etc.) as compared to what is offered in the school/community, but this information is the most specific data we can give on it. This does not mean a student needed 7 AP/IB/DE courses to be admitted, as we do not base rigor on the number of these courses taken.

The rough breakdown of decisions is as such: 7,025 admits, 6,800+ deferred, roughly 2,100 denied and slightly over 300 incomplete. 

As a reminder, UGA looks at in-state and out-of-state applicants using the same process. In addition, we do not have any limits on the number of students we can admit based on school, neighborhood, county or state, and we do not use major, gender, race, demonstrated interest or legacy status in our review process. 

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Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.
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