First Generation at UGA

Students who are the first in their family to attend college are first-generation college students. The University of Georgia has over 1600 first-generation students on campus. First-generation students have many strengths including adaptability, grit, resilience, and a fresh perspective that allow them to thrive at UGA.

Every student comes to college with expectations, but the experience is rarely exactly what they thought it would be. That’s true whether you’re the first in your family to attend college, or have siblings or parents who went to college. Every student’s experience is unique. But every student, first in the family or not, was chosen to attend UGA because of their academic record, talents and life experiences. And every student belongs here—especially our first-generation students.

On this website, you will find information and resources for first-generation students as well as information for those who support them - family, friends, faculty, and staff.