University of North Georgia Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of the University of North Georgia

The University of North Georgia is a new institution formed in 2013 by merging Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University. The institution has a large selection of 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are backed by a 19 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations.  The UNG Nightwaks play in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 19,722 (19,041 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male/57% Female
  • 70% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,472 (in-state); $21,630 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,420
  • Room and Board: $10,800
  • Other Expenses: $3,580
  • Total Cost: $23,272 (in-state); $37,430 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 30%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,969
    • Loans: $5,522

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; and Social Sciences

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 37%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Rifle, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rifle, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Overview of the University of North Georgia Admissions

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. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • University of North Georgia Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 535/640
    • SAT Math: 490/590
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 20/25
    • ACT English: 19/25
    • ACT Math: 18/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for the University of North Georgia, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If the University of North Georgia is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University East Bay

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for the University of North Georgia, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, East Carolina University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Texas State University, Georgia State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than the University of North Georgia. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Arizona, University of Alabama, Colorado State University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington

Applying to the University of North Georgia

Application Deadline: February 15

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