#129, overall score 43/100

Fun Fact:

UGA is the only university in the country to own and operate a golf course used in a PGA tournament.

Why should Jewish students attend the University of Georgia? There is no campus in the world like UGA in Athens. If you love football and music and want a college town with a robust Jewish life, Athens is the place for you. Academically, UGA moves up every year in its college rankings, and enjoys world-class programs, more than 35,000 students and 600 clubs. Every day, there is another exciting thing to be involved in. UGA also enjoys a strong Jewish and pro-Israel community that welcomes one and all. — Rabbi Russ Shulkes, executive director, Hillels of Georgia

ACADEMICS Score: 5/30

  • Score: 5/30
  • Acceptance rate: 54%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • In-state tuition: $11,634
  • Out-of-state tuition: $29,844
  • Room & board costs: $9,616
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $12,992


  • Location: Athens, Ga.
  • Region: South
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 27,547
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 1,200
  • Jewish population share: 5%
  • Student origin: 92% in-state/8% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Bulldogs
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Jojah, Dawgma

ISRAEL Score: 13.33/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 14.67/40

  • Score: 14.67/40
  • Hillel: Hillel UGA
  • Chabad: Chabad @ UGA
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: ZBT, TEP
  • Jewish sororities: SDT
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 1
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: No
  • Active Hillel clubs: 8
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 60
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 160
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Bill Goldberg
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Most of our Jewish students are from Georgia, with 30% coming from other places.
  • Kosher food details: There is currently a limited amount available at UGA. There are pre-packed meals at ECV and a limited amount of kosher food in the grocery stores.
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