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Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the first state-chartered university in America. With approximately 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursing a wide range of degrees, UGA clearly falls into the category of large public research universities, where it ranks in the top 20 according to U.S. News & World Report and has consistently ranked in the top 5 of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges”.

Integrated into the larger community of Athens, UGA offers an extremely safe campus with many exciting things to do, from frisbee to shopping to dining downtown. While attending the GDI, students will have an opportunity to see local attractions, such as the UGA arch, Sanford Stadium, or possibly even the Tree That Owns Itself.

Students will have access to amazing UGA facilities while on campus, including rooms in the newly renovated Miller Learning Center, the squad room of the Georgia Debate Union in Phi Kappa Hall, and dining in UGA’s unparalleled cafeterias.

For those considering UGA as an option for college, there’s no better way to get the feel for the campus and inquire about other outstanding opportunities, such as the Foundation Fellows program or the Dawgs excellent Division 1-A athletics.

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