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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College was founded in 1906 as the Second District A&M School, when area native Captain Tift donated 315 acres of land for the buildings. The original structures were devoted to the study of home economics and agriculture, and consisted of two dorms, a single academic building, and a dining hall. Today, the school is part of the University System of Georgia and students can choose from among 15 two-year technical degrees, 19 one-year certificate programs, or 40 different college transfer programs. One of the most all-around popular programs offered by the school is the Golf Turf Management Program, in which Tiger Woods was enrolled. Students at ABAC live on campus in a special housing complex designed to foster camaraderie and fellowship. The complex features mainly four-bedroom, two-bath apartments with a central kitchen and living area, with Resident Advisors supervising the facilities. Popular student programs and associations include the athletics department, the literary magazine, “Pegasus,” and the college newspaper, “The Stallion.”


The following schools are located within the ABAC campus:

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Human Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Stafford School of Business

The school provides a diverse range of associate degrees and current popular programs and degrees include the recently-added Rural Studies four-year degree, the bachelor’s in Turfgrass and Golf Course Management and Diversified Agriculture, and two-year programs in Criminal Justice, Wildlife, and Forestry.

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In order to enroll at ABAC, prospective students must submit a complete Online Admissions Application, a $20 Application Fee, Required Admissions Documents, a Certificate of Immunization, a Freshman Housing Exemption Form for freshmen not desiring to live on campus, and schedule a Placement Test. Required Admissions Documents vary by student and program type, but may include high school or college transcripts, GED/SAT/ACT/TEFL scores, and a Letter of Good Standing from your home institution. Student profiles are varied at ABAC, and may include current high school students (at least 16 years of age), senior citizens, workers seeking further training, transfer students, or adults hoping to return to continue their education.

Financial Aid

Financial aid applicants are encouraged to apply early, as aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Among the types of financial aid offered by ABAC are loans, grants, Federal Work-Study, and a few scholarships.

The Federal Family Education Loan Program, also known as a Stafford Loan, may be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need (subsidized), or students not demonstrating financial need (unsubsidized).

Federal Parent Loans are available to parents of dependent undergraduate students attending school at least half-time.

Federal Perkins Loans are available to students with exceptional financial need.

Federal Pell Grants are awarded based on demonstrated student need, and are available for less-than-full-time students.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are for students with demonstrated financial need, and often overlap with students who receive Federal Pell Grants.

HOPE Grants are available for students who are residents of Georgia and help pay for courses that can be applied towards the student’s certificate.

Federal Work-Study programs help undergraduate and graduate students finance their education by working for the educational institution, in particular in the fields of community service or an area related to the student’s major field of study. Students may work a maximum of 15 hours per week, and off- and on-campus placements are available.

Hope Scholarships are available for students with grade point averages of above 3.0, even if they are not enrolled full-time.

ABAC Institutional Scholarships are available through the generosity of alumni and supporters of the college, and are awarded based on financial need, academic performance, and majors.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5507th for the average student loan amount.
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Among the sports offered at Abraham Baldwin are men’s and women’s tennis, men’s baseball and golf, and women’s soccer and softball. Golf matches often take place at the nearby Forest Lakes Golf Club, while the other Golden Stallions and Fillies sports are housed in first-rate, on-campus facilities. Two gyms, a golf driving range and putting green, volleyball courts, a rodeo arena, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, weight room, 12 lighted tennis courts, a half-mile walking track and multi-purpose athletic field, a fast-pitch softball field, and a baseball field are all part of the unparalleled athletic division of the college. Fishing in Lake Baldwin, though not technically a sport, is another well-loved school past time. The school proudly counts five national championships among its athletic honors and achievements

Information Summary

Ranks 51st in Georgia and 1668th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Georgia and 405th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 16 0.49
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 6 0.18

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 67 0.40
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 5 0.03
Robbery 37 0.22
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 287 1.73
Larceny 980 5.92
Vehicle theft 36 0.22

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public 4-year Primarily Associate's
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1308

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1585th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,846 $2,846 $10,514
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,002 $1,002 $1,002
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $95 $95 $351
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,503 $17,503 $25,171
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,188 $13,188 $20,856
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,578 $7,578 $15,246

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,172 $3,279 $3,172 $3,279 $9,210 $9,413
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $775(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $6,220 $10,316
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,180(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,610(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,955(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,955(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$20
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 1,567 (768 male / 799 female)
Admitted 1,111 (539 male / 572 female)
Admission rate 71%
First-time Enrollment 887 (436 male / 444 female)
FT Enrollment 836 (413 male / 423 female)
PT Enrollment 51 (23 male / 21 female)
Total Enrollment3,394

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

ACT Test Admission

1247th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 37%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 15 / 21
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 21
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 21

SAT Test Admission

1215th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 75%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 410 / 500
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 400 / 490
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 810 / 990

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,324
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$8,000
Board Fee$2,700

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 2 69 25 3 1 417 523
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other 1 1 45 47
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 2 8 10
Art/Art Studies, General 2 1 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1
Business/Commerce, General 2 2
Criminal Justice/Police Science 3 3
Crop Production 17 17
Education, General
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management 12 12
Forest Technology/Technician 8 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 37 16 3 1 180 242
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 27 6 108 144
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
Turf and Turfgrass Management 17 17
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 15 15

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3680th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $47,856 ($47,033 male / $46,290 female)
Number of FT Faculty 86 (41 male / 45 female)
Number of PT Faculty 153
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $1,873,904

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