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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 public education. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on learning and extensive outreach. A top value in public higher education and research, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges. Located in the Classic City of Athens, approximately 90 minutes northeast of Atlanta, the university thrives in a community that combines a culture-rich college town with a strong economic center.

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