Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stats on the Admitted Class of 2014

As I promised earlier in the week, here are the statistics on the Admitted Class of 2014. I do not have the stats for the wait-list group ( 1,120 were offered wait-list) at this time as we do not know who will remain on the WL, so you will have to be happy with this information for now. We are thrilled that we had such a strong applicant pool, and the admitted group is very impressive. Remember, the statistics I give out are the middle 50% ranges, so please take that into consideration when viewing the information.


Total number of applicants:  17,659
Total number of Accepted Freshmen: 9,965
Mid-50% range for GPA: 3.72-4.03
Mid-50% range for the SAT CR and M: 1220-1400
Mid-50% range for the  SAT Writing: 580-680
Mid-50% range for the ACT: 27-31
Average number of AP/IB courses: over 5.5
While we show the average number of AP/IB courses, we look at the entire course selection, and the accepted students have challenged themselves with a wide range of Honors and Advanced courses, and a number of college courses taken through Joint Enrollment/Dual Enrollment programs.

Congratulations to the admitted class of 2014! Now we just have to wait and see who chooses to attend, so send in your deposit if UGA is your school of choice.

These are all the stats I can give you right now, so please do not ask for other data, as I will just have to say no. Our office is focused on phone calls, emails, WL information and transfer reviews, so I cannot always slog through the data.

61 comments:

  1. April Fools! No one can get higher than a 4.0 GPA!

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  2. Remember, UGA adds weight for AP/IB grades, so yes, there can be a GPA above a 4.0.

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  3. DGraves,

    When does the application for transfer students for Spring normally open up? I know the deadline is sometime in September, but I was wondering how early it opened. Also, I noticed on some of the majors they say to transfer in as a third-year student you must have certain classes completed or in progress, but if I am wanting to transfer in as a Sophomore with around 30 hours, do I still have to have those classes done? Thanks so much!

    Chase

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  4. Chase: I do not have an exact date, but my estimate would be sometime in June. For some programs at UGA (for instance Business majors), you would be admitted as a Pre-Bus. major, and then apply to the program after you have taken certain steps, but it specific classes either at UGA or transferred in, an entrance exam, etc.

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  5. What exactly does middle 50% mean? Does that mean you accepted students with scores and gpa's less than these? I am curious because my child was denied with scores equal to or better than these figures.

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  6. Anon: The middle 50% means that there were students who were above these ranges and below these ranges, but that this is the middle 50% (25%-75%) of the admitted group. There will always be a wide range of data, especially within the SAT/ACT scores, since we have stated that of the three academic factors, grades and rigor are most important. We are looking at the overall situation, not just one factor.

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  7. How would you calculate the grades of someone coming from the IB program? A 7 is of course an A, but is a 6 "excellent" or "good"? And what about the extra points for TOK/EE?

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  8. DGraves,

    I was wondering if the office of Admission's main priority will be transfer student reviews, now that all freshman applicants have received their response? I'm awaiting a response for my summer transfer application...do you know around what day I could possibly hear back? Thank you so much!

    Go Dawgs!

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  9. Anon: I think you are mixing up how we review a students grades (the course grades for the IB classes that we use to calculate a GPA) with the IB exam results, which are used to determine if you will receive any college course credit. For course credit, look at the registrar's office for more details.

    Anon: Yes, we are focused on pre-evaluating transfers, and we hope to have some information shortly on transfer decisions. No idea of the day you would hear, though.

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  10. When will you know how many you will be able to take off the wait list and will you announce it?

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  11. DGraves,

    Thanks again for the responses, they really help. How is room at UGA looking concerning transfer students for next year? I am wanting to apply for the Spring, and I meet all the criteria. I just really hope I get accepted.

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  12. I was the one with the IB question.. Well, I took the IB program so I have no other grades than IB. I know that American students rarely take the full program, but I'm an international student. You must calculate some kind of grade average for those in my situation, don't you?

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  13. i got accepted to uga and i wanted to know if i was able to get a room at the new hall east campus. Also i will be majoring in biology. So what are my choices in regard of the dorms

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  14. Anon: Since we do not know how many people will stay on the wait-list, and we will not know until the second week of May how many people will have committed to UGA, it will be at least mid May before we will generally know anything about the wait-list.

    Chase: We how to know something over the next two weeks about transfers for this year. I have no idea about Spring at this time.

    Anon: Actually, a fair number of US students take the IB program and obtain an IB diploma. Again, you would generally receive a grade in the class, and then a grade on the IB exam. If not, we would do our best to determine your grades based upon the exams.

    UGA 2014: This would be a great question for Housing, so I suggest you contact them about your situation.

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  15. Well considering the middle 50% stats for the admitted students, I fell slightly below the average. I'm still surprised I got in! UGA '14!

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  16. do the school and dorms have wi fi in them, and also does it support the n wirelesses connection and are freshman allowed to have a car

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  17. Anon I: Good luck with your freshman year, and be positive!

    Anon II: You will have a dedicated high speed line, and on campus there is PAWS wireless network connection. You would have to work with housing and PAWS to know exact specifics for each. As for cars, yes freshman are allowed to have them on campus.

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  18. DGraves,

    Do you know what percentage of transfer applicants got accepted into the University, or about how many is normally accepted?

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  19. Chase: We do not base transfer decisions based on a % of applicants, but on space availability and the number of applicants. Over the last 3 terms (summer, fall and spring), we enrolled about 2,400 transfer applicants.

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  20. is that 2,400 each term or in total? thanks

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  21. Can you comment on the number/percentage of transfer applicants who meet the minimum GPA as well as credit hour requirements and are denied?

    I understand that meeting these conditions does not guarantee admission. What circumstances keep students who meet these requirements from being admitted?

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  22. Anon: That was 2,400 transfers that enrolled over the 3 terms as a whole (we could not handle 2,400 new transfers each term!

    Anon II: I do not have that information concerning the number/% of transfers that meet the consideration requirements and are not admitted. What would keep a person from being admitted would be a lack of space at UGA, misconduct issues, suspension issues, etc.

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  23. All I have to say is I hope there is room for me starting next Spring! Haha :)

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  24. So if I haven't been denied yet, does that mean that if the budget cuts aren't as severe as initially stated, I will be accepted? I also know that y'all are not done with preevaluating.

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  25. Anon: If you have not been denied, then all you can take from that is that you have not been denied. I have no idea if you would be admitted, as I do not know your academic situation or the overall situation concerning transfer admission yet. Seriously, I do not know.

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  26. Do you know approximately when transfer students will be able to view their decision? I have to sign my lease this weekend and I still don't know if I am admitted :(

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  27. DGraves,

    For my transfer application, I selected my major as Biology. When I told my friend, he freaked out and said I should have selected Unspecified because now the chances of me being admitted are slimmer. Also, I am applying as a sophomore. Does selecting a major really matter that much? Does a person have a better chance of being admitted if they select Unspecified?

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  28. Devan: As I have said before, I do not know, but I will let you know when I find out.

    Anon: To put this bluntly, your friend does not know what he is talking about. I could be nicer about how I say this, but it would not carry as much weight. No, a student does not stand a better chance because they put down unspecified as a major.

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  29. DGraves,
    Well thank you very much for all your help. I love your blog!

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  30. DGraves:

    I was told today by somebody who was recently denied when they applied to transfer to UGA that "UGA told my mom when she called that they are not taking hardly any transfer students now." Is this true?

    P.S. I love your blogs as well.

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  31. When will the last of the Charter Scholarships be awarded, or are they already all gone? From an OOS parent.

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  32. Chase: If the student was denied, it was due to not meeting the required consideration level of grades and hours. I am guessing that if they were told anything, it would be what I have been saying for the past month or so, that we are not making any admission decisions yet. She might have then misunderstood this.

    Anon: I hope that they will be going out either this week or next.

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  33. As a follow-up to the post above regarding scholarships, is there anything a student can do to increase their chances of receiving a scholarship? Does showing interest help? It is frustrating because I know people who have recieved charter scholarships who have no intention of enrolling at Georgia. It is my first choice even though I have very good scholarships at other schools. Any information in this regard will be appreciated.

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  34. Anon: UGA does not look at "shown interest" in determining admission or scholarships, and there is nothing you can actively do to increase your chances of receiving a scholarship. We understand that there will be students who decide not to attend UGA and have been offered a scholarship, and that is why we over-offer based upon past history of offered scholarships vs. accepted scholarships.

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  35. DGraves,you are a saint for doing this blog and answering what are essentially the same questions over and over again while still performing your job. I am going to request God put many stars on your crown in heaven, and if you don't believe in God, I will request that God ask the devil not to be too hard on you. Basically, I am just saying thanks and sorry if my way of saying thanks was too strange.

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  36. Anon: Thank you for your kind words!

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  37. Are the charter scholarships all gone yet?

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  38. Anon: See the above comments.

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  39. Dgraves: I see a lot of discussion of Charter, but not of other scholarships. Do you anticipate that all remaining Presidential scholarships will also go out next week, or has admissions already finished awarding those?

    P.S. Thank you for maintaining this blog throughout the year. Absolutely the most informative I've read.

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  40. Anon: Since people were asking about Charter, I responded as such, but I expect that all remaining scholarships from UGA Admissions will be awarded by either this week or next. I will update you when I know specifics.

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  41. DGraves,
    I reviewed your GPA blog, however, I did not find an answer to my question.
    I was wondering, when calculating GPA for year-long courses, is it calculated with each semesters' grades or the year average grade?

    Thank you

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  42. whom should wait-listed students contact with questions?

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  43. Anon: We look at the semester grades (or trimester grades if you are in that system) when we calculate grades for a high school gpa with semesters involved. We look at the individual teacher grades for each term, whether that is a semester, a block schedule full year grade, or a trimester grade. We do not use the year average grade.

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  44. wannabe dog: I would suggest contacting the office by phone and speaking with the counselor on duty.

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  45. DGraves,

    I'm just making sure when I ask this because I'm sure you have already addressed it, but as of now the summer transfer students aren't affected by the budget cuts. What about next fall or spring? I'm looking to transfer next spring so any information you have regarding that would be great. Thanks.

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  46. My son was accepted at UGA and we have just submitted the commitment deposit. In your experience, what is the proper etiquette these days in informing other schools of a declination; simply don't submit deposit or should my son contact schools to formally decline offers.

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  47. Anon Parent: My suggestion is to have your son contact that school and let them know he will not be attending. This will give them a better understanding of the applicant pool, and will allow them to focus on other students.

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  48. Dgraves: Do you happen to have any information about scholarship recipients? Things like how many OOS/IS received Charter, what was the GPA & test averages?

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  49. Hi: Have all the merit based scholarships gone out at this point for the Fall 2010 class? Thanks.

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  50. What are my chances for early admission if my GPA is 3.9,my SAT Reading a 690 and Math a 600? Also, will I be taking any risk of not being accepted in regular admissions by applying for early admission.
    Matthew David

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  51. Matthew David: I do not "chance" students on this blog, as UGA admission is more complicated than this. If you apply EA, there are three possible outcomes; admit, deny or defer. If you are denied, that means the end of the process. If you are deferred, you are treated the same as any other applicant, EA or RD. I would also suggest you search "myths" and try and get an idea of the false rumors that always get spread about UGA Admissions. Then ignore the rumors.

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  52. I'm deciding between GT and UGA. What would be the best school for business?

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  53. Anon: While I wish I could give you a specific answer about which business school is better, I do not feel comfortable doing this. Both UGA and GT have strong business schools, and if you look at the rankings, they are in the top both in overall undergraduate programs and in some specific programs.

    I would suggest you visit both colleges (and business schools) to see which is a better overall match to what you are looking for in a college and a specific business degree.

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  54. How does UGA weigh the courses for the GPA?
    In other words does the GPA weighing done for admissions weigh honors and AP courses, or just AP and what is the scale?
    Thank you

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  55. Anon: UGA adds weight for any AP or IB (not pre-AP or pre-IB) courses, and we add .5 to the 4.0 scale grade. We do not add weight for Honors courses, as they are not standardized.

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  56. If the high school has added points for honors do you subtract the 7 points?

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  57. Anon: Straight from the self-reported grades FAQ: "My school adds "X" weighting points to the teacher's grades for Honors/AP courses? Should I remove these points?

    You should report the teacher grades as they are listed on your transcript, so if the teacher grades have an added weight, do not remove this weight, but instead enter in the grades as they are on the transcript. UGA knows the policies of the schools and weighting, and we have a process in place to not add weight for AP/IB courses if your school already does this. To repeat, look at your transcript and enter in the term grades from there."

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  58. How many in stare students are refunded to accept

    I mean required it take by law

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  59. Anon: The state of Georgia does not have an specific number or percentage of in-state students that we are required to accept. As such, we treat all applicants, in-state and out-of-state, the same during the admission process.

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  60. DGraves: Does UGA calculate GPA like Georgia College & State does? I know you may not know, but I was just wondering. My friend got accepted there and she heard that UGA calculates GPA like they do. Is that true?

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  61. stats: I do not know how GA College and State does their GPA, so I could not guess, but if you click on the GPA label on the bottom left side, I have described in many posts how we calculate a GPA.

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