A student walks under the famed Arch on the University of Georgia campus.
The university says the rigor of students’ high school coursework, relative to what is available at their school, is a key factor in admissions decisions. This class of freshmen completed an average of eight College Board Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or dual-enrollment courses in high school, which also ties last year’s record.
The new Georgia Commitment Scholarship program has created more than 260 need-based scholarships since it was launched in 2017, and a new program known as ALL Georgia is providing students from rural parts of the state with a network of tailored resources and programs.
The number of incoming students who self-identify as a member of a racial or ethnic minority has risen, with 31 percent of the Class of 2022 self-identify as members of a minority group.
Eighty-four percent of incoming students are Georgia residents, thought it includes students from nearly every state and 47 countries around the world.
“This is an exciting time at the University of Georgia,” said interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Libby V. Morris. “Each year for the past several years we’ve had the privilege of enrolling students with increasingly impressive academic credentials, and each year our faculty and staff bring a renewed commitment to student success.”