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University of West Georgia

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is a comprehensive doctoral-granting university, located 45 miles west of Atlanta. Named by the Princeton Review as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges and one of the country’s Best Value Colleges, the University of West Georgia offers more than 100 programs of study, including bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and certificate-level courses. Popular degree programs include arts, sciences, business, nursing, and education. Students can also take classes online. 


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In addition, gifted high school students can earn high school and college credits simultaneously through the state’s only Honors College. Students benefit from faculty research and creative initiatives that provide significant learning opportunities and field-based experiences

Located on 645 scenic acres, the campus has 160 student organizations, including cultural, professional, political, religious, recreational, and fraternities and sororities. The campus includes a 561,000-volume library, computer lab, baseball and soccer fields, hiking trails, a track, climbing wall, and more, and is also home to a public radio affiliate of Georgia Public Broadcasting. The university is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and golf and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.