> RELATED: University of Georgia received more than 16,500 early action applications and admitted 42%
The University of Georgia, the state’s flagship school, said it received about 16,500 early admissions applications from students hoping to enroll in the 2020 freshman class. UGA accepted 7,025 of those applications. Not all of those students wind up at the university, but many do enroll.
Beach told the story during a telephone interview Friday of a high school senior with strong academic credentials that include a 4.0 grade-point average, 1400 SAT score who had taken 10 honors classes whose application to UGA was deferred, but has been offered a full scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee and has been admitted to Vanderbilt University.
He’s worried such students, after receiving a taxpayer-funded high school education, will leave Georgia for college and never return to this state.
“When they go, they may not come back,” Beach said. “I want to keep our best and brightest in the state of Georgia.”