It started with an idea that sparked a movement that continues to shape our nation.
first state-chartered university
Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America — launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class education. The charter established the University of Georgia as the nation’s first state university. Today public higher education creates tens of millions of informed citizens, new scientists and innovative entrepreneurs every generation.
Join our relentless pursuit
Today, the University of Georgia and its family of supporters are still on a relentless pursuit to make the world a better place. Bulldogs are changing lives through the Commit to Georgia Campaign, which seeks to remove barriers and open doors for students, enhance the learning environment, and solve grand challenges for our state and world.