University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ("UGA") is a public university located in Athens, Georgia in the United States. Founded in 1785, the university claims it is the oldest public university in the US.  UGA offers seventy-nine degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 9,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year. UGA was tied for 20th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 list of the 50 top public universities in America. Campus Life is a primary point of contact for students through more than 600 registered student organizations; student programming groups; social fraternities and sororities; student leadership programs and volunteer services; and international and multicultural programs. The 425,000-square-foot Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities is one of the largest and most comprehensive fitness/exercise facilities for students and faculty in the country, and has been rated by Sports Illustrated as the best such facility in the US. The University of Georgia has approximately 180 International Cooperative Agreements (ICAs) in over 50 countries. These agreements allow for the formal development of activities such as faculty and student exchanges, collaborative research, seminars and workshops, and/or service programs.