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University of North Georgia - UNG

University of North Georgia - UNG

University of North Georgia - UNG

Introduction

Leaders in Georgia Education

The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia and is designated as a State Leadership Institution and The Military College of Georgia. With about 20,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state's largest public universities. Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

History of UNG

In early 2012, the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents recommended the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University, which was founded in 1873 in Dahlonega, Georgia, and Gainesville State College, which was founded in 1964 in Gainesville, Georgia. The consolidation became official on January 8, 2013, creating the University of North Georgia (UNG), with four campuses across northeast Georgia.

In August 2015, UNG opened an additional campus in Blue Ridge, Georgia, to serve students in the northernmost region of the state.

As a regional multi-campus institution and premier senior military college, UNG is unique in the range of educational pathways it offers students. From associate degrees to graduate-level programs, UNG provides an array of opportunities to help develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. One of only six federally-designated senior military colleges in the nation, the university carries the distinction of The Military College of Georgia and its nationally recognized Army ROTC program attracts students from across the state, region, and nation. Additionally, UNG is designated by the University System of Georgia as a State Leadership Institution and has earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Our Culture

The University of North Georgia is a community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who are committed to educational excellence, leadership development, and community engagement.

UNG's institutional values – excellence, student-focus, integrity, engagement, and service – are essential to our identity and mission of preparing students to become leaders in a diverse and global society. UNG's culture reinforces that commitment and our role as responsible stewards of the resources and responsibilities with which we are entrusted.

Our Vision

The University of North Georgia will be a regional and national leader for academic excellence, engagement, educational opportunity, and leadership development.

Our Mission

The University of North Georgia, a regional multi-campus institution and premier senior military college, provides a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment that includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity. This is accomplished through broad access to comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia.

Our Values

  • Excellence - Promoting standards of performance and accountability that exceed expectations
  • Student-focus - Facilitating success and educational goal attainment for all students and fostering a welcoming environment that values and reflects diversity and inclusion.
  • Integrity - Cultivating in ourselves and in others the willingness and steadfastness to act honestly and ethically
  • Engagement - Promoting active involvement, intellectual inquiry and creativity, collaboration, and community partnership
  • Service - Giving of oneself to enhance the life and richness of the university and all of its members, as well as the larger community

Campus Features

Dahlonega Campus

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Dahlonega Campus has been helping students fulfill their potential since 1873. UNG is one of just six senior military colleges in the nation with the nearly 800 cadets in our award-winning Army ROTC program based here.

With more than 100 campus clubs, plus Greek Life, intramural sports and student activities, you’ll have plenty of ways to get involved and make friends on campus. You’ll love using your free time to sample the shops and restaurants surrounding the historic town square or experience the majestic views from a hike up one of the nearby mountain trails. And when you’re in the mood for big city fun, we’re only an hour’s drive from Atlanta.

Gainesville Campus

Home to more than 7,500 commuter students, the Gainesville Campus is about one hour north of Metro Atlanta, giving you convenient access to big city attractions along with lots of local entertainment options or simply a lazy day on beautiful Lake Lanier.

With its location as the regional hub for healthcare, agriculture, retail and other key industries, the Gainesville Campus is uniquely positioned to give you access to jobs and internships in a variety of thriving industries.

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    Locations

    • Dahlonega

      82 College Circle Dahlonega, GA 30597, 30533, Dahlonega

    • Gainesville

      3820 Mundy Mill Rd. Oakwood, GA 30566, , Gainesville

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