Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America — launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class education for all. One of America’s “Public Ivies” and a top 10 best value in public higher education, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges — from combating infectious disease and securing the world’s food supply to advancing economic growth and analyzing the environment.
The best way to experience the University of Georgia is to see it for yourself.
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The UGA Visitors Center, just off the Georgia State Route 10 Loop in Athens, is the first place to stop when visiting the university. The Center hosts prospective undergraduate student information sessions and student-led tours across campus, combining the history and geography of UGA with personal stories from our Georgia family.