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University of West Georgia: Narrative Description


1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, GA 30118
Tel: (678)839-5000
Admissions: (678)839-4000
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1933. Setting: 394-acre small town campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $11.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $239,778. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,005 per student. Total enrollment: 10,216. Faculty: 511 (384 full-time, 127 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,953 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 6,899 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,380 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 62 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Dalton College, State University of West Georgia/Newman Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, proof of immunization, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2322 full-time, $97 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9290 full-time, $388 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $584 full-time, $15.83 per semester hour part-time, $102 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4550. College room only: $2600. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 82 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Black Student Alliance, Student Activities Council, Baptist Student Union, Campus Outreach, United Voices Gospel Choir. Major annual events: Homecoming, Annual Campus Awards Program, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,740 college housing spaces available; 2,529 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library with 391,330 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 1,194 serials, 10,030 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.2 million. 745 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in northwest Georgia, 48 miles southwest of the state capital, Atlanta, Carrollton has a mild climate with an average temperature of 63 degrees. Part-time employment is available. The benefits of this unique area include a safe, peaceful small town atmosphere, offering educational excellence in a personal environment, within 45 minutes of the cultural and social diversities of Atlanta. Private housing is available.

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