University of Georgia • Two faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions in the field of engineering.
• The University’s 257,000-square-foot Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Complex provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for the University’s biotechnology program. Scientists in genetics and biochemistry conduct research in recombinant DNA, molecular biology, Outstanding Facilities gene-splicing and other areas of genetic engineering. • UGA’s $43 million Student Learning Center, located in • UGA’s Performing and Visual Arts Complex provides the heart of campus, is one of the largest and most some of the finest facilities in the South for teachtechnologically advanced facilities of its kind. The ing, research and performance in the fine arts. The 206,000-square-foot building, contains 26 classrooms Complex includes the Hodgson School of Music; the with a total of 2,200 seats, 96 small study rooms, an Performing Arts Center, which has a 1,100-seat audielectronic library allows users to electronically access torium for major concerts and musical performances; materials in other university libraries and 500 publicthe Lamar Dodd School of Art, which opened in 2008 access computers. and the Georgia Museum of Art with 9,000 square feet • The 425,000-square-foot Bernard B. and Eugenia A. of exhibition space. Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cam- • The University of Georgia is home to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the State Museum of Art and pus fitness/exercise facilities and has been rated by the State Museum of Natural History. The Georgia Sports Illustrated as the nation’s best such facility. General Assembly designated the University’s Botani• East Campus Village, a complex of four student resical Garden the State Botanical Garden in 1984. The dence halls and associated amenities located on East General Assembly designated the Georgia Museum of Campus near the Ramsey Center, provides housing Art as the State Museum of Art in 1982. The General for 1,200 students. Living spaces are fully furnished Assembly in 1999 designated the Museum of Natural suites with two or four private bedrooms, kitchens, one History as the State of Georgia Museum of Natural or two bathrooms and a common room. A dining hall, History. commissary, bookstore and an 850-vehicle parking • The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center was credeck also are part of the complex. ated in 1985 as the first facility in the world devoted • The 200,000-square foot Paul D. Coverdell Center for specifically to the study of complex carbohydrates. Biomedical and Health Sciences — named for the Complex carbohydrates play key roles in regulating late senior U.S. senator from Georgia — provides growth, development, cellular communication, gene space for faculty to conduct research in such areas as expression and disease resistance in microbes, plants biomedicine, agriculture, ecology and environmental and animals. sciences, and is the home of UGA’s Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute.
University of Georgia At a glance
Jan. 27, 1785 in Savannah, Ga., making the University of Georgia is the oldest chartered state university in America
Athens, Ga. (approximately 60 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta)
Main campus ..................................... 615 acres Number of campus buildings ....................... 380 Total Acreage .....42,010 in 32 Georgia counties
Student Body: Fall 2008
Undergraduate ...................... 25,303 Graduate/Professional ............ 8,713 Independent Study..................... 164 Total ......................................34,180 This total includes 513 students at UGA at Gwinnett, 48 at the Tifton Center and 271 at the Buckhead campus.
Student Scholastic Achievement: Fall 2008 Freshman Class...................... 4,799 Average SAT score ................. 1,237 Average GPA ..............................3.8 Annual Budget: $1.3 billion 38 percent provided by the State of Georgia Schools and Colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forest Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine Academic Offerings: 22 Baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields 33 Master’s degrees in 123 fields 19 Educational Specialist degrees 4 Doctoral degrees in 89 areas Professional degrees in law, pharmacy, veterinary medicine 170 study-abroad program & exchange programs Total Living Alumni: 253,000
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Student Activities: 500 registered student organizations; 35 social fraternities; 23 social sororities 2009-10 Lad y Bulldo G Basketball