According to the University of Georgia, it is America’s first chartered state university (founded in 1785); picture-book historic 614-acre campus with many 19-century structures; great college town (Rolling Stone Magazine’s #1 ‘campus scenes that rock’); superior students (recipients of Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, Gates Cambridge scholarships); strong undergraduate research program; Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship keeps costs among lowest for major public universities; high student satisfaction (94 percent of freshmen return as sophomores); nation’s first and only stand-alone School of Ecology; home to state botanical garden, state museums of art and natural history; home of prestigious Peabody Broadcasting Award; home of NPR radio station WUGA; among top public universities in number of students studying abroad.

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