University of Georgia is an American public research university, and was established in Athens, Georgia in the year 1785. The university is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a R-1, its highest research activity ranking. The university has been recognized as a Public Ivy, defined as a select group of publicly-funded universities considered to provide a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
More than 140 degree programs are offered in a wide array of disciplines. Consisting of thirteen separate libraries, UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s largest and best research libraries containing 5.7 million volumes and one of the nation's largest map collections. The University of Georgia is one of 126 member institutions that comprise the Association of Research Libraries. Programs in University of Georgia are taught through 17 schools/colleges: College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Environmental and Design, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Odum College of Ecology, School of Law, School of Public International Affairs, School of Social Work, Terry College of Business, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
University of Georgia consists over 36,000 students, and 2,999 academic staff. The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 students per faculty member, and the acceptance rate is 53%.
The University of Georgia's Office of International Education offers numerous study abroad destinations for a wide array of majors and areas of study. Destinations include Antartica Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland , Puerto Rico, Russia, Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey and United Kingdom. UGA ranks among the top five American universities for the number of students studying abroad, with more than 100 programs in over 50 countries. UGA has faculty study abroad programs on every continent, including Antarctica
Notable Alumni: M. Michele Burns (board member of Wal-Mart, Cisco Systems and Goldman Sachs), John E. Champion (President of Florida State University), Abdul Karim al-Iryani (Prime Minister of Yemen), Brooke Anderson (news anchor and producer for CNN)
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