About the Campus

A University of Georgia education is closer than you think.

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus boasts a small college atmosphere with the benefits of obtaining a degree from a university with a strong national reputation for academic excellence. Located approximately 40 miles south of Atlanta, UGA-Griffin offers a growing list of undergraduate degree completion programs and full graduate degree programs from five of UGA’s schools and colleges:

The Griffin Campus is one of the premier agricultural research centers in the region and is poised to address research, extension and teaching needs of the 21st Century. Campus programs work toward the state land grant university mission: to teach, to inquire and to serve. For questions or more detailed information about our programs, please contact us.

History

Researchers pose with the Georgia Experiment Station Mobile Soil Testing Unit, circa early 1950s
Researchers pose with the Georgia Experiment Station Mobile Testing Unit, circa early 1950s. Photo credit: UGA-Griffin.

For more than 100 years, the University of Georgia Griffin Campus has played a leading role in the development of modern agriculture in the South. The campus was first established as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888 as a result of the federal Hatch Act.

Early research focused on fertilizers and soil erosion, but soon a complete program of agricultural and environmental research developed. Griffin scientists helped revolutionize agribusiness and farming statewide by solving many persistent crop problems. The deep-furrow method of planting winter oats, pioneered here around 1900, saved southern farmers millions of dollars. Researchers have bred numerous crop varieties, such as Empire cotton, which had major impact on Georgia cotton growers in the 1940s. Griffin scientist, Dr. Jasper Guy Woodroof, contributed greatly to early food science research by developing the technology for frozen foods.

In 2005 the first two degree completion programs were established at UGA-Griffin, and the campus has been growing ever since.

Personalized Instruction

Students at UGA-Griffin experience low student-to-faculty ratios, which allows personalized instruction from world-renowned faculty. The many students who work and/or engage in directed research on campus have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in on-site labs, giving them the advantage of real-world experience and marketability well before graduation.

Opportunity for Growth

UGA-Griffin hosts several events throughout the year for prospective students to become acquainted with the campus and community, including mix and mingles with UGA-Griffin faculty and staff, business leaders and local officials; lunch and learn sessions on academic programs and career opportunities; counselor information sessions; and open houses with tours of campus.

Outstanding Reputation

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University of Georgia Logo

The University of Georgia, founded in 1785, is the oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education in Georgia. The varied programs and services on the Griffin campus represent the university’s overall mission of teaching, research and service. Consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top public colleges in America, UGA is considered one of the best values among 100 public colleges and universities in Kiplinger's magazine.

A UGA Degree

The academic programs offered in Griffin lead to a University of Georgia degree. The standards for admission are identical to the standards at the main campus in Athens. Graduates join a network of more than 200,000 alumni nationwide and around the world.