UGA Welcomes Largest Freshman Class
The largest freshman class in the University of Georgia’s history is starting their studies this week.
More than 6,200 students make up UGA’s class of 2026, selected from a record number of nearly 40,000 applications. 75% of incoming students are Georgia residents coming from 148 counties and 452 high schools around the state.
The freshman class will have access to a number of new resources to support their academic success, one of these being an Active Learning Initiative. This 6-million-dollar project will transform classrooms into interactive learning spaces and train faculty on hands-on learning practices.
UGA has also launched a presidential hiring initiative that will recruit faculty members in data science and Artificial Intelligence to support students who are seeking careers in these high-demand fields. Incoming students will find these resources and more when they start classes on August 17th.