University of Georgia (UGA)

The University of Georgia, also referred to as UGA or simply Georgia, is an American public research university. Its main 762acres campus is located in Athens, Georgia, approximately 72mile northeast of Atlanta. It is the flagship university of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, it is the country's oldest state-chartered university and the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.The university is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a R-1, its highest research activity ranking. It also classifies the student body as "more selective," its most selective admissions category. The university is tied for 18th overall among all public national universities in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and a Kiplinger's and Princeton Review top ten in value. 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.The university is organized into 17 constituent schools and colleges. 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.


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