• Avg. SAT Score
    959
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $4,974
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,547
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30118, United States
Website

About Richards College of Business

The Richards College of Business programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels maintain the highest level of excellence with accreditation by AACSB International in both business and accounting. Richards College faculty are recognized as among leading teachers and researchers in the country and are dedicated to providing traditional, online and experiential learning through degree and certificate programs, internships, mentoring, international opportunities, interactions with executives, and more.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    55%
  • Yield
    58%
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1964

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About University of West Georgia

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
55% University of West Georgia 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Secondary school record
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 840
  • Min. ACT 17
  • Min. GPA 2.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 840
  • Min. ACT 17
  • Min. GPA 2.00
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
8832% 8,832
55% 55
58% 58
55% School Selectivity
58% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

For more information, please visit the Admissions website at http://www.westga.edu/admissions or the Undergraduate Catalog at http://www.westga.edu/assets/docs/UG-current.pdf.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
0% 0.0
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements 45 hours, 2.0 GPA, and completion of the following courses: ENGL 1101- English Composition (C), MATH 1111- College Algebra (C), MATH 1413 - Survey of Calculus, ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I, ECON 2105 or 2106 - Principles of Macro/Micro Economics
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 26
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$16,352
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $4,974
  • Fees $1,858
  • Expenses $9,520
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$28,934
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $17,556
  • Fees $1,858
  • Expenses $9,520
6% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 0% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 4%
  • Merit 96%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.westga.edu/finaid
Scholarships
$273,724
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$391,775
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Richards College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
40% 37
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
52% 30
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 Richards College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
19% Less than 20 Students 4% More than 50 Students
77% 21 to 50 students
30 Average number of students in non-business required electives
45 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2013
Degrees Offered
  • BBA Accounting
  • BBA Finance
  • BBA Real Estate
  • BBA Management
  • BBA Marketing
  • BBA Management Information Systems
  • BBA, BS Economics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
63% 63
67% 67
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Minna Rollins

    CRM & Global Salesforce

  • Dr. Hilde Patron

    Sustainability Banking Sector

  • Dr. Joey Smith

    Regulation and Rural Banking

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Various work study positions are available on campus, coordinated through Career Services at the university.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Short-term study abroad programs in various disciplines during winter break, spring break, and summer programs. International exchange program opportunities for fall and spring semesters.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Clubs and organizations in the business college regularly promote outreach programs and community service opportunities for students. Business studies for local non-profits and for profit organizations are often performed as group projects.

Students

7% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1040 75th Percentile Score on SAT 21 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
57% 57
African American
33% 33
Hispanic
5% 5
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
91% 91
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
9% 9
20 Average age of full-time students
71% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
33% 33
80% 80

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 10,724
Alumni Donations
$1,248 Average Gift $350 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Mr. George Brooks

    President East Region, UPS

  • Mr. Matt Echols

    VP, Corporate Government Relations, CocaCola Company

  • Mr. Jim Collins

    Global COO for Institutional Sales, Deutsche Bank AG London