University of West Georgia

University System of Georgia


The University of West Georgia (UWG) - a four-year institution - invites you to Go West and experience an intellectually stimulating and supportive community!

UWG provides a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees both off- and online, bringing quality public higher education to the people of west Georgia and beyond! The University is also committed to regional outreach through a collaborative network of external degree centers, course offerings at off-campus sites, and an extensive program of continuing education for personal and professional development. Opportunities for intellectual and personal development are provided through quality teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor, and service for the public good.

We educate students in a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. No matter what field of study you’re interested in, UWG can welcome you home.

Here’s what we have to offer:

  • 86 programs of study, including 44bachelor’s, 29 master’s and specialist degrees, five doctorates, six post-baccalaureate certifications, 2 post-master’s certifications, as well as one of Georgia’s few Honors Colleges.

  • World-class student amenities such as a new student health center and renovated biology building on a sprawling 645-acre campus in beautiful Carrollton, Ga.

  • Our online program has ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the past several years, with special recognition given to our WebMBA and our online graduate computer information technology program. UWG’s online graduate nursing program and online graduate education program also received high marks.

  • More than 30 degrees that you can earn 100% online. We are also the University System of Georgia administrator for the statewide collaborative eCore program, which allows students to complete their first two years of college online.

  • Numerous courses and degree programs at alternate campus locations, including the Atlanta History Center, UWG Newnan, and UWG Douglasville.

  • A bustling campus and online community of more than 13,000 students, including an active international student population from nearly 40 countries.

  • Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through participating in the Dual Enrollment Program at the University of West Georgia.

  • UWG has been consistently named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review and has been recognized as one of America’s best-fit universities for students by Colleges of Distinction.

University of West Georgia