Augusta University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Augusta University

Augusta University is a public, four-year university situated in Augusta, Georgia. The university offers a wide range of academic majors across its College of Education, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social STEM, College of Science and Mathematics, Hull College of Business, College of Dental Medicine, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, and the Medical College of Georgia. This institution is home to more than 100 student organizations and clubs.


  • Total Enrollment: 9,274 (5,463 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male/65% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,604 (in-state); $23,156 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,000
  • Room and Board: $8,850
  • Other Expenses: $1,800
  • Total Cost: $21,254 (in-state); $35,806 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 47%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,166
    • Loans: $6,726

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; Psychology, General; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 43%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 9%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • For intercollegiate athletics, the GRU Jaguars play in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference (PBC) with sports like tennis, cross country, and volleyball. The men’s and women’s golf teams play Division I, and the men’s team has recently won their second National Division I Championship.

Overview of Georgia Regents University Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 80%, Augusta University is generally accessible to interested students. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside the admission offices’ mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                       

  • Augusta University Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Test Scores: 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 520/620
    • SAT Math: 590/622
    • ACT Cumulative: 20/26
    • ACT English: 20/25
    • ACT Math: 18/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Augusta University, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If Augusta University is currently out of your reach, you will be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Northridge

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Augusta University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admission.

Pace University, University of North Texas, San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Augusta University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy, Hofstra University, Auburn University, Temple University, Seton Hall University

Applying to Augusta University

Application Deadline: July 1

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