University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Athens, GA

Founded in 1859

"We’re a college of learning, doing, seeing, experiencing, helping and leading"

Urban

setting

30,000

Students

49%

Acceptance Rate

$9,790 / $28,830

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state

Overview

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The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is rooted in tradition. The second oldest of 18 colleges within UGA, CAES was founded in 1859 and has a rich history of advancing students to achieve success in their educational goals through the use and development of cutting-edge technologies.

We’re a college of learning, doing, seeing, experiencing, helping and leading. Our small class sizes allow students to get one-on-one attention from world-renowned faculty. Outside of the classroom, our Deans’ Promise program ensures every student has the opportunity to become involved in research, study abroad, internships and jobs, leadership and entrepreneurship.

UGA CAES has the highest percentage of students accepted to graduate and professional schools such as medical, law, veterinary, dental, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy. Because of CAES’ approach to hands-on learning, students aren’t just sitting in classrooms; they are learning by doing.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Education
  • Animal Health Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Biotechnology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Dairy Science
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Science
  • Horticulture
  • Soil and Water Sciences
  • Turfgrass Science and Management
  • Avian Biology
  • Agriscience and Environmental Systems
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Admissions

Total Enrollment: 30,000

Agricultural Students: 1,456

Male Female Student Ratio: 43%/57%

Acceptance Rate: 49%

Applying

Application Fee: 70

Application Deadline: January 1

Target SAT Score: 1310-1460

Target ACT Score: 30-34

Tuition

In-State: $9,790

Out-of-State: $28,830

Student Fees: $2,290

Room and Board: $10,328

More Info

Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 20/1

Coastal Plain Experiment Station

In 1918, the Georgia Land Owner's Association, successfully lobbied the state legislature to create an agricultural experiment station in the state's coastal plain. The autonomous station would be affiliated with the state's land-grant College of Agriculture located at the University of Georgia and would provide research-based information on coastal plain agriculture. Opening in 1919, the 206-acre Coastal Plain Experiment Station became the first experiment station in the nation's vast coastal plain, which stretches from Delaware to Texas. Coastal plain farming has undergone many changes since those early days, but agriculture remains the backbone of the region's economy. South Georgia farmers produce about 80 percent of the state's row crops and are among the nation's leading producers of peanuts, cotton, vegetables, blueberries, and pecans. The research conducted by the faculty and staff has helped farmers grow the traditional crops in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way and given them many other options such as new turfgrass varieties, nursery plants, fresh market vegetables, fruit and nut trees, and beef and dairy cattle.