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University of West Georgia

www.westga.edu

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is a co-educational, residential institution with over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled. Located in Carrollton, Georgia, UWG is just 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia. An active international student organization consists of students from over 40 countries! With a friendly atmosphere, over 55 programs of study at the undergraduate level, and a beautiful campus, UWG welcomes international students.

Student Demographics

UWG Student Profile - Fall 2010

  • Total Enrollment - 11,283
  • Countries Represented - 51
  • States Represented - 38
  • New Freshman - 1,825
  • Faculty/Student Ratio - 18:1
  • Freshman in First Year Programs - 97%

Enrollment by Gender

  • Female - 63%
  • Male - 37%

Ethnicity

  • Caucasian - 57%
  • African American - 26%
  • All others - 17%
Student Housing Options

International students are typically housed in Tyus Hall, Arborview Apartments, or the University Suites. Please visit the following link for room rates and layouts: http://www.westga.edu/housing/.

Admission Requirements For First Year And Transfer Students

Undergraduate Academic Admission Requirements
www.westga.edu/international

Freshman Applicant
(completion of secondary school only)

  • Official SAT test scores (www.collegeboard.com): SAT Critical Reading Score of 430, SAT Math Score of 410 (SAT Critical Reading Score of 480, SAT Math Score of 480 for the international tuition waiver eligibility)
  • Proof of English Proficiency: Official TOEFL Test scores (523 paper, 193 computer, or 70 IBT), Official IELTS scores (6.0) (TOEFL IBT Score of 79 OR IELTS score of 6.5 for waiver eligibility), or another approved proof of English Proficiency (see catalog): If English is not student’s native language
  • Document-By-Document foreign academic credential evaluation of education received outside of the United States by a current member of NACES, www.naces.org. (We recommend using the Josef Silny Evaluation Center, www.jsilny.com)

Transfer Applicant
(completion of 30 semester hours of transferable university credit or more and a 2.0 transfer GPA)

  • Proof of English Proficiency: Official TOEFL Test scores (523 paper, 193 computer, or 70 IBT), Official IELTS scores (6.0) (TOEFL IBT Score of 79 OR IELTS score of 6.5 for waiver eligibility), or another approved proof of English Proficiency (see catalog): If English is not student’s native language
  • Official college transcripts from each college/university attended (if attended college in the United States)
  • Course-By-Course foreign academic credential evaluation of education received outside of the United States (if attended college outside of the United States) by a current member of NACES, www.naces.org. (We recommend using the Josef Silny Evaluation Center, www.jsilny.com)
  • Applicants with less than 30 semester hours of transferable college/university credit must also meet freshman requirements I have attached three pictures that have been recommended by our International Services and Programs Office for use for the UWG Study Georgia webpage.

Additional International Admission Requirements

  • Completed Financial Certificate including official signatures from all parties involved : bank official, applicant, and any sponsors indicating financial support of at least $29,000 USD (no photo copies or faxes); additional support required if student will bring dependents (see International Admissions Application for details)
  • Official Letter of Available Deposits/Statement sent directly from sponsor’s bank stating an exact dollar amount of available deposits (no photo copies or faxes)
  • Copy of passport with official name an photograph
  • If applicable, submit copy of your Visa, Form I-20 and United States Social Security Card
  • Completed Transfer Clearance Form (TCF) if you are transferring from an institution in the United States
International Student Visas Issued

F1 and J1

Cost Of Attendance And Financial Assistance

Undergraduate Semester expenses
www.westga.edu/bursar
All rates are based on 2009-10 academic year and are subject to change.

Georgia Residents

  • Tuition (Based on 12 hours or more) - $2,298
  • Mandatory fees - $793
  • Meal plan - $1,527
  • Housing (Tyus Hall) - $1,850
  • Books (Estimated on 4 classes at $100 per book) - $500
  • Total estimated Semester expenses - $6,968

Non-Georgia Residents

  • Tuition (Based on 12 hours or more) - $8,286
  • Mandatory fees - $793
  • Meal plan - $1,527
  • Housing (Tyus Hall) - $1,850
  • Books (Estimated on 4 classes at $100 per book) - $500
  • Total estimated Semester expenses - $12,956

Graduate semester expenses
Please visit the Graduate School webpage at www.westga.edu/~gradsch.
All rates are based on 2010-11 academic year and are subject to change.

International students may be eligible for scholarships through various academic departments after they have enrolled in courses at UWG. In addition, UWG offers a waiver for the out-of-state portion of tuition if an applicant meets certain academic criteria, and if a waiver is available. There are a limited number of waivers; therefore, not all eligible students will receive a waiver. Waivers will not be awarded until an applicant is accepted for admission and has provided proof of financial solvency.

In order to be eligible for a waiver, a freshman student must have scored a 480 or higher on the Critical Reading Section of the SAT, a 480 on the Math Section of the SAT, and must have a TOEFL score of 213 computer-based, 550 paper-based, or IBT equivalent of 79. If you are transferring into UWG, you will need to have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours, have maintained a 2.5 grade point average (cumulative) or higher on all university course work attempted, and a TOEFL score of 213 computer-based (550 paper-based, or IBT equivalent of 79. Once we receive your transcripts, we will be able to determine of you are eligible to receive an international waiver.

Student Activities And Campus Life

http://www.westga.edu/~intclub/

The International Services and Program Office provides information and assistance to international students. There is an orientation to acquaint you with the campus and community when you arrive. The International Student Club (ISC) is very active and friendly, organizing events such as the annual International Night, Cultural Panels and weekend trips to Atlanta and surrounding area. International students enjoy the support of the University and the Carrollton community, as well as the friendships they develop with students from the U.S. and all over the world while at UWG.

Contact Information

Ms. Sylvia Shortt
Assistant Director of International Services and Programs
678) 839 - 4780
sshortt@westga.edu

Locations

University of West Georgia
Office of International Services and Programs
Carrollton, GA 30118

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
Deadline - June 1st

Spring Semester
Deadline - October 20th

Summer Semester
Deadline - March 30th

Types of Degrees

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
PhD

Academic Offering

Four-Year School