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.
UWG Student Profile - Fall 2010
Enrollment by Gender
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/.
Undergraduate Academic Admission Requirements
(completion of secondary school only)
(completion of 30 semester hours of transferable university credit or more and a 2.0 transfer GPA)
Additional International Admission Requirements
F1 and J1
Undergraduate Semester expenses
All rates are based on 2009-10 academic year and are subject to change.
Total estimated Semester expenses - $6,968
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.
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.
Ms. Sylvia Shortt
Assistant Director of International Services and Programs
678) 839 - 4780
University of West Georgia
Office of International Services and Programs
Carrollton, GA 30118
Deadline - June 1st
Deadline - October 20th
Deadline - March 30th