Study at University of West GeorgiaA coeducational, residential institution, the University of West Georgia (UWG) is a comprehensive regional university that enrolled 10, 255 students in fall 2003. Classes are offered on the 394-acre Carrollton campus and off-campus classes are available in Newnan at the university's Newnan Center; in Dalton through the External Degree Program, a collaboration between UWG and Dalton College; and at Floyd College in Rome through the Enhancing Access initiative.
UWG offers 113 programs of study through three colleges - the College of Arts and Sciences, the Richards College of Business, and the College of Education. Sixty programs are available at the bachelor's level, 52 at the master's and specialist levels, and one at the doctoral level.
In addition, the Honors College, the only college of its kind in Georgia, offers an Honors curriculum and the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of fewer than 12 programs in the nation that allows gifted high school juniors and seniors to live and study full time at a university while completing high school graduation requirements in absentia.
The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2. 2 million in grants.
Students augment their university experience by participating in more than 90 student organizations, which cover academics, professional and honor groups, politics, religion, service, recreation and sports, social fraternities and sororities, and debate. The athletics program fields men's intercollegiate teams in football, baseball, basketball, and cross country, and women's teams in basketball, cross country, softball, and volleyball - all affiliated with Division II of the NCAA.
Established in 1906 as the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School, the school became a junior college in 1933 and in 1957 expanded to a four-year institution. West Georgia added graduate programs in 1967 and became the State University of West Georgia in 1996. In January 2005, the Board of Regents allowed UWG to drop the word "State" from the institution's name.
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