January 27, 1785
University Type and Campus :
University town; 762 acres
The University of Georgia, founded in 1785, also referred to as UGA or simply Georgia, is an American public Land-grant, Regional Sun Grant, National Sea Grant, and National Space Grant research university. Its primary location is a 762-acre (3.08 km2) campus adjacent to the college town of Athens, Georgia, approximately an hour's drive from the global city of Atlanta. It is a flagship university that is ranked tied for 18th overall among all public national universities in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The university is classified in the highest ranking, "R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity", with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifying the student body as "More Selective," its most selective admissions category. The university has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered to provide a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
Motto: Both to teach and to inquire into the nature of things
Endowment: $1.004 billion (FY 2015)
Administrative staff: 2,879 (August 2014)
Students: 35,197 (Fall 2014)
Undergraduates: 26,882 (Fall 2014)
Postgraduates: 8,315 (Fall 2014)
43 : 57
Gender ratio (in %)
Students : Staff ratio
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