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University of Georgia Achieves Record Early Action Applications, Admitting 9,000 for Class of 2028

Crowds of students walking in front of the Main Library during a class change.
Andrew Davis Tucker/University of Georgia Marketing
University of Georgia Marketing
Crowds of students walking in front of the Main Library during a class change.

The University of Georgia (UGA) has experienced a record number of early action applications for the Class of 2028, totaling 26,760, with 9,000 students already offered admission. This marks an 8% increase in Georgia resident applications, reaching 11,500, and over 15,000 applications from out-of-state students.

UGA's academic standards remain high, with admitted students boasting impressive records, including a GPA range of 4.13-4.38, ACT scores of 31-34, SAT scores of 1370-1500, and completion of 9-13 AP, IB, or dual enrollment courses. UGA President Jere W. Morehead attributes the university's continued success to its reputation as an academic and athletic powerhouse. In-state admissions were announced on Nov. 17, and out-of-state admissions on Dec. 15, with the regular decision application deadline set for Jan. 1.

UGA emphasizes its commitment to recruiting, admitting, and enrolling Georgia residents while maintaining competitiveness. The university's academic achievements include a four-year completion rate of 75%, a six-year completion rate of 88%, and high postgraduate study awards, including back-to-back Rhodes Scholarships in 2022 and 2023. UGA is ranked No. 20 in the latest U.S. News & World Report list of top public universities, maintaining its position in the top 20 for eight consecutive years.

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