The University of Georgia (UGA) is among the oldest universities in the United States, having been incorporated in 1785. Actual classes began in 1801 in the building that is now known as the Old College. The main campus is comprised of more than 300 buildings in 39,000 acres of campus area.
UGA is ranked 18th among the top 50 public universities in the United States according to U.S. News and World Report 2011. The MBA program at UGA’s Terry School of Business is ranked among the top 100 in the world. Apart from this, the mass communication program is ranked among the top five in the United States, and most of the university’s other programs have been ranked highly as well.
The university has a total of sixteen colleges and schools, with the Odum School of Ecology as the most recent addition in 2007. Some schools and colleges at UGA include:
Students have the option of enrolling in undergraduate, graduate, honors, and continuing education programs. Distance education is available in the form of online programs in teaching and avian healthcare. More details about online and distance programs can be found here. UGA also has an honors program for academically talented students which includes study abroad options and student exchange programs.
Programs are available across four different campuses. The largest campus is the main campus in Athens. Others include the Gwinnett campus, Griffin campus, Tifton campus, and Terry College of Business in Atlanta.