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See what students say:

Academics

The University of West Georgia is “very much an equal opportunity school,” which means “resources are abundant and easy to access,” including peer tutoring and a writing center. Plus, with “programs specifically designed to help students … who might struggle in the college environment,” you can rest assured that you’ll meet faculty who are “understanding,” “engaging,” and “always open to new ideas”—some are even described as “super cool,” which is an added bonus. Furthermore, they strive to “really build a connection with their students,” and that’s an easy task to accomplish with the low student to faculty ratio. Still, “professors really push students to succeed and to recognize the potential they may not see in themselves.”

Apart from the faculty, West Georgia “is very good at presenting academic and career opportunities.” Indeed, students are kept “up-to-date on everything that's happening on campus.” Overall, students say “the academic experience at West Georgia is very rewarding for those who put forth the effort to be successful.”

Student Body

There’s no denying that the school offers undergraduates “a very inclusive environment.” Students proudly pronounce their peers to be “extremely diverse,” noting that people “rarely feel out of place.” Representing a breadth of political views, academic goals, and even ages, the student body has a level of “just all-around uniqueness.” Couple that with peers who are “sociable, interactive, and friendly,” as well as “incredibly nice and sincere,” and you’ll find that “everyone treats one another with understanding … and [acceptance] of their differences.” This is all in the goal to “feel … able to ask for help whenever it is needed.” One attendee proudly proclaims, “I have never met someone who wasn’t willing to help me when I’ve needed it on campus.”

Campus Life

Since undergrads at West Georgia take their academics pretty seriously, “a majority of students spend their time in … the library working.” However, even these dedicated scholars need a breather every now and then, which is when they flock to the “numerous hangout spots” elsewhere on campus, including the on-site Starbucks. Additionally, each academic building has a seating area, and it’s quite common to see everyone “chatting it up in between classes.” For sports fans, “the athletics department is stellar” and intramurals are “very popular … and very competitive.” Low-key, outdoor activities are also recommended by students, given that the “campus is beautiful.” Bike rides are appealing, there’s a lovely nearby lake, and some students like to just go for a walk. If none of those suit your fancy, students also mention playing video games and going to plays put on by the theater department. In short, there are plenty of ways to keep “school life … very interesting and exciting.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dillon Montes de Oca
Director of Admissions

Address
1601 Maple Street
Office of Admissions
Carrollton, GA 30118

Phone
678-839-5600

Email
admiss@westga.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Technology Enhanced Learning Center (TLC)
Bookstore
Library/Starbucks
East Commons
Campus Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Carrollton Greenbelt - GA's longest closed loop bike trail-16 miles
The AMP - Carrollton's amphitheater
MacIntosh Reserve
Carrollton Center for the Arts
Adamson Square
Local museums, Bella Coffee (Italian Coffee House), Historic Banning Mills, Horton's Books & Gifts (GA's oldest Bookstore - 1891), John Tanner State Park, UWG bus schedules to grocery store/supercenter and nearby apartment buildings.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8am-5pm
678-839-5600

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: MF, 9 AM and 2 PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
UWG daily bus schedule posted on web for each semester. Fall and Spring semester shuttle to Newnan instructional site, Shopper Shuttle (Walmart, Kroger, & Target), and Safe Ride Thursday nights 9p-2a Adamson Square. Carrollton has several taxis services, Lyft, and Uber available. Google maps indicates a distance of 44 to 57 miles, depending on route, between UWG Campus and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For various taxi services that provide travel to or from the airport, please call toll free 1-866-803-9188.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Atlanta: Travel I-20 West to Villa Rica/UWG Exit 24 and turn left (west) onto Hwy. 61. Travel about 12 miles to Hwy. 166 (Carrollton South Bypass) and turn left onto the 166 Bypass where Grace Lutheran Church will be on the right. (Other landmarks to watch for before you reach the light at Hwy. 166 includes Pugmire Ford and Grace Lutheran Church on the right and McDonald?s, Zaxby?s and Longhorn Steak House on the left.) On the 166 Bypass, travel to the 6th traffic light. A CVS will be on the corner. At that light, turn right onto Maple Street (also Hwy. 166). UWG will be on the left about 6/10 of a mile along Maple Street. From Birmingham: Travel I-20 East to Bremen/UWG Exit 11 (Old exit 3), turn right (South) and follow Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) . UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles. From Rome: Travel Hwy. 27 South into Carrollton, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) . UWG will be on the right approximately 2 miles. From Columbus: Travel I-185 North to Newnan, take Hwy. Alt. 27 North to Carrollton. Turn left (south) onto By-Pass 166. At the 4th traffic light, turn right onto Maple Street (Hwy. 166) and UWG will be on the left approximately 6/10 of a mile.

Local Accommodations
Courtyard by Marriot, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Hampton Inn, Bet Western Plus (Cottage Hill Inn), Super 8 by Wyndham Carrollton, Quality Inn, Western Inn, Royal Inn and Suites, Red Roof Inn and Suites

Admissions

Applicants: 8,303
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Average HS GPA: 3.47






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