Accounting Schools in Georgia

    This guide to accounting schools in Georgia provides high-level information on your options for pursuing the accounting degree you need to move your accounting career forward. This page will help you find the right program for your personal interests and career goals with overviews of popular programs and degrees offered in the state. Georgia has many options for students to gain real-world experience and learn from top accounting professionals. Atlanta is a major business capital and hosts the headquarters for a number of large corporations, including Home Depot and Delta. Many schools in Georgia encourage internship experience or provide networking opportunities in Atlanta. Georgia also has some online accounting schools, which may offer scheduling options and flexibility better suited to your needs.

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    Comparison of Georgia Accounting Schools and Programs

    The table below provides detailed information on not-for-profit accounting programs in Georgia to help you compare your options. Programs that appear in bold text offer hybrid or online options. For further school statistics, including median SAT, ACT, and GMAT scores, see the tables on our Georgia business schools page, which break out information at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    SchoolAccreditationAccounting Degree(s)Acceptance Rate10Grad Rate1Avg Net Price1Median Debt*10Median Earnings 10 Years After Entry**10
    Albany State UniversityACBSPBS-AccountingN.Av.28%$14,672$25,024$37,063
    Albany Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.45%$5,159$12,412$28,389
    Athens Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Accounting
    N.Av.33%$8,405N.Av.$32,590
    Atlanta Technical CollegeACBSPAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Accounting Clerk Assistant;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.37%N.Av.$9,500$27,435
    Augusta Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    AAS-Accounting Cybersecurity
    N.Av.35%$10,258$4,500$30,458
    Augusta UniversityBBA-Accounting73.3%50%$13,572$20,500$45,008
    Berry CollegeBS-Accounting69.9%65%$25,359$23,250$47,499
    Brenau UniversityACBSPBBA-Accounting;
    MAcc;
    Grad Cert-Managerial Accounting;
    Grad Cert-Public Accounting
    89.1%46%$23,635$27,000$49,629
    Brewton-Parker CollegeBBA-Accounting79.7%20%$21,874$24,990$41,541
    Central Georgia Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Auditing and Assurances Specialist;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Tax Preparation Specialist
    N.Av.44%$3,023$9,608$29,343
    Chattahoochee Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Auditing and Assurances Specialist;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Tax Preparation Specialist
    N.Av.39%$5,586N.Av.$33,506
    Clark Atlanta UniversityBA-Accounting;
    MAcc
    58.2%46%$30,015$27,000$41,968
    Clayton State UniversityBBA-Accounting62.6%34%$9,792$25,706$45,569
    Coastal Pines Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting
    N.Av.50%$4,335N.Av.$28,028
    Columbus State UniversityBBA-Accounting;
    Minor-Accounting
    78.5%43%$12,902$26,000$43,204
    Columbus Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting
    N.Av.23%$7,083$8,756$31,952
    Dalton State CollegeBBA-Accounting;
    Minor-Forensic Accounting
    N.Av.22%$5,532$12,937$39,230
    Emory UniversityBBA-Accounting;
    BBA/MPA-Accounting;
    PhD-Accounting
    13.1%90%$26,680$18,250$81,802
    Fort Valley State UniversityBBA-Accounting72.3%46%$13,016$31,000$36,389
    Georgia College & State UniversityBBA-Accounting;
    MAcc
    87.7%62%$20,301$22,250$54,288
    Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting
    N.Av.49%$3,421$6,421$32,012
    Georgia Piedmont Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert- Auditing and Assurances Specialist;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Tax Preparation Specialist
    N.Av.37%$10,584$12,666$31,873
    Georgia Southern UniversityAACSBBBA-Accounting;
    MAcc
    90.5%53%$15,352$23,250$50,829
    Georgia Southwestern State UniversityBBA-Accounting;
    Minor-Accounting
    85.6%36%$12,186$18,851$44,541
    Georgia State UniversityAACSBBBA-Accounting;
    Master of Professional Accountancy;
    Flexible Master of Professional Accountancy;
    Master of Taxation;
    PhD-Business Administration: Accounting Concentration
    100.0%55%$17,589$20,903$44,812
    Gwinnett Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting Technology;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Tax Preparation Specialist
    N.Av.31%$13,773$13,000$39,308
    Kennesaw State UniversityAACSBBBA-Accounting;
    MAcc;
    Evening MBA-Financial Accounting;
    Evening MBA-Managerial Accounting
    81.6%46%$18,079$23,833$54,321
    LaGrange CollegeACBSPBBA-Accountancy;
    BS-Accountancy
    74.8%51%$21,557$25,730$49,042
    Lanier Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.37%$7,408N.Av.$34,229
    Mercer UniversityBBA-Accounting;
    MAcc
    75.4%74%$22,087$24,199$52,487
    North Georgia Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.34%$5,272$7,823$28,604
    Oconee Fall Line Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Accounting Fundamentals;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Tax Preparation Specialist
    N.Av.61%$6,097$6,514$27,452
    Ogeechee Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.45%$7,430$9,500$29,412
    Oglethorpe UniversityBBA-Accounting;
    BS-Accounting;
    Minor-Accounting
    81.3%57%$20,094$25,000$49,918
    Piedmont UniversityACBSPBS-Accounting;
    5-Year Integrated BSA/MBA
    67.0%48%$18,792$25,000$48,097
    Point UniversityAA-Accounting;
    BBA-Accounting;
    BBA-Accounting & Information Systems;
    BS-Accounting
    46.6%26%$19,890$25,250$39,459
    Reinhardt UniversityBS-Accounting70.4%37%$26,845$23,900$44,242
    Savannah State UniversityBBA-AccountingN.Av.28%$9,452$28,000$39,332
    Savannah Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Tax Preparation Specialist
    N.Av.46%$7,399$3,258$29,513
    Shorter UniversityBBA-Accounting;
    MAcc
    81.2%32%$13,490$25,000$44,832
    South Georgia Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.57%$3,549N.Av.$27,077
    Southeastern Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.42%$5,541$5,750$27,764
    Southern Crescent Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting; Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Accounting Fundamentals;
    UG Cert-Computerized Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Tax Preparation Specialist;
    UG Cert-Enrolled Agent
    N.Av.57%$4,354$9,500$31,867
    Southern Regional Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.30%$315N.Av.$28,934
    University of GeorgiaAACSBBBA-Accounting;
    5-Year BBA/MAcc;
    MAcc;
    PhD-Accounting
    40.0%88%$17,180$18,500$63,405
    University of North GeorgiaBBA-Accounting;
    5-Year Accelerated BBA/MAcc;
    MAcc
    81.2%39%$11,721$17,750$46,829
    University of West GeorgiaAACSBBBA-Accounting;
    Minor-Accounting
    69.7%43%$15,625$23,970$47,080
    Valdosta State UniversityAACSBBBA-Accounting;
    MAcc
    76.4%40%$12,836$24,779$46,357
    Wesleyan CollegeBA-Accounting;
    Minor-Accounting
    62.2%46%$13,900$24,094$37,674
    West Georgia Technical CollegeACBSPAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Tax Preparation Specialist
    N.Av.34%$2,497$11,110$32,694
    Wiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeAAS-Accounting;
    Diploma-Accounting;
    UG Cert-Accounting Clerk Assistant;
    UG Cert-Office Accounting Specialist;
    UG Cert-Payroll Accounting Specialist
    N.Av.43%$4,914N.Av.$28,199
    Young Harris CollegeBS-Accounting74.8%49%$18,910$27,000$43,368

    Table Notes:
    *Median Debt: The median debt is the cumulative federal loan debt, excluding PLUS loans, at the time of graduation for students who completed an undergraduate program (certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree) as reported by College Scorecard for academic year 2020-2021 based on ‚Äč‚ÄčNational Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) data.
    **Median Earnings 10 Years After Entry: Median earnings are the middle value of earnings, at which half earned more and half earned less, measured 10 years (2020-2021) after the first year of study (2010-2011) for all students, institution-wide, who received federal loans and who are employed but not enrolled in school. Note that this value includes those who completed their program of study as well as those who discontinued study without receiving an award.

    Top-Ranked Accounting Schools in Georgia

    College rankings can be a useful tool to measure the overall reputation of a school or program. Weighing multiple rankings when evaluating your college choices can be helpful because different publishers may use different ranking factors in their methodologies. While the best program for your goals may rely on a combination of factors not typically considered in overall rankings, such as location or funding, seeing a program ranked on multiple lists can be a strong indication of reputation and academic quality.

    College Factual’s Best Accounting Schools 2023

    • Emory University
    • University of Georgia
    • Georgia State University
    • Georgia Southern University
    • Kennesaw State University2

    US News & World Report’s Best MBA Accounting Programs 2023

    • Emory University (#34 tie)4

    US News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs 2023

    • Valdosta State University (#63 tie)
    • University of West Georgia (#79 tie)
    • Columbus State University (#141 tie)5

    US News & World Report’s Best Undergrad Accounting Programs 2022-2023

    • University of Georgia (#14 tie)
    • Emory University (#20 tie)6

    Highest First-Time CPA Exam Pass Rate with a Bachelor’s Degree

    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) releases a report including data on candidate performance on the Uniform CPA Exam.11 The following schools had the highest first-time CPA exam pass rates in Georgia in 2019 (the most recent report available*) for candidates with a bachelor’s degree, with the overall pass rate for first-time test-takers in Georgia being 60%:

    1. LaGrange College 85.7%
    2. University of Georgia 79.1%
    3. Emory University 75.6%
    4. Shorter University 80%
    5. Mercer University 70.7%
    6. Georgia Institute of Technology 69.1%

    *As NASBA makes significant changes to the CPA Exam as part of the CPA Evolution initiative, new candidate score reports by state are not anticipated until at least mid-2024.

    Schools in Georgia with Accounting Degrees

    Undergraduate Accounting Programs

    Emory University

    Emory University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Students choose a more primary area of study, which includes core courses and four elective courses. Those who choose Accounting as their primary area of study may complete one of two accounting tracks: one in Financial Accounting and Analysis (non-CPA) or one in Professional Accounting (CPA). Students in the CPA focus are required to take courses in Financial Reporting; Advanced Business Combinations & Multinational Operations; Federal Income Tax; and Auditing. Emory offers career development seminars beginning in your junior year to learn from corporate leaders about interdisciplinary leadership skills. All students also participate in one-on-one career skills building and professional leadership training. Students may choose to participate in Alpha Kappa Psi, the BBA Council, or the Honor Council. Emory offers students the opportunity to work on Case Competitions as a way to gain hands-on experience solving real-world business problems.

    Georgia State University

    Georgia State University’s (GSU) Robinson College of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting that prepares students for entry-level positions in accounting or graduate degrees in accounting, business, or finance. Students gain a strong foundation in business and accounting courses, allowing them to use these skills in a variety of different fields and career paths. Courses include Cost Managerial Accounting; Legal Transactions and Risk; Technology and Values in the Accounting Profession; and Introduction to Federal Income Taxes. Georgia State University offers students many opportunities to engage with business professionals throughout Atlanta. Business leaders participate in Executive Career Coaching and may also host a student for a day. Executive Roundtables and Advisory Councils give professionals a forum to meet with students and faculty to discuss current topics in business and accounting. This gives students a great opportunity for networking and gaining insight into the corporate world.

    Mercer University

    Mercer University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting that provides students with a solid foundation in business. Students take 39 to 40 credit hours of business foundation courses and 17 credit hours of accounting courses. Course titles include Financial Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Accounting. Mercer students are also given opportunities to apply accounting practices in real-world applications, such as participating in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Preparation program. Graduates have gone on to work for top accounting firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mercer also offers professional development opportunities, including resume building, career fairs, and an online network for current students and alumni. The BBA in Accounting is also available online or in an evening class format for full-time working individuals.

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    Graduate Accounting Programs

    Kennesaw State University

    Kennesaw State University offers a cohort-based 2 in 2 Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree that prepares students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. This AACSB-accredited program can be completed in two semesters of full-time courses. Students complete 18 core credit hours and 12 credits of specialized courses in either the Audit/Advisory or the Tax Specialization. Depending on the concentration, MAcc students may take courses like Corporate Tax and Shareholders; Advanced Risk Analytics and Forensic Auditing; and State and Local Taxation. Students will sit for all four parts of the CPA Exam during the program in conjunction with their Capstone courses. Kennesaw State offers networking opportunities with the Big 4 accounting firms as well as local firms and businesses in Atlanta. Students may participate in a variety of organizations to advance their career goals, including Beta Alpha Psi, Internal Audit Student Organization, and the National Association of Black Accountants. An academic background with a concentration in accounting is required to apply, as are a resume and GMAT scores (or a GPA waiver).

    Georgia Southern University

    Georgia Southern University (GSU) offers a 30-hour Master of Accounting (MAcc) that can be completed either on-campus or online. This accounting degree consists of 18 core credit hours in accounting and law courses and 12 elective credit hours designed to allow students to personalize their degree to align with their career goals. The MAcc is also designed to prepare students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. An undergraduate degree in accounting is not necessary to apply, but students without one may have to fulfill prerequisite coursework. Students must also demonstrate a certain level of professionalism through their coursework, professional work experience, and extracurricular involvement. Course titles include Law and Ethics for Accountants, Taxation of Corporations, and Fraudulent Financial Reporting. Students may participate in Beta Alpha Psi, the Accounting Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the National Association of Black Accountants.

    Online and Hybrid Accounting Programs

    University of Georgia

    The University of Georgia’s Tull School of Accounting offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting. Students have the option of pursuing a five-year BBA in Accounting with a Master of Accountancy. This program prepares students for careers in auditing, budget analysis, and tax accounting. Students may take courses such as Managerial Accounting, Taxation, and Auditing; Risk Management; and Control. The University of Georgia offers organizations for students to gain further real-world experience, including the National Association of Black Accountants and Beta Alpha Psi. Interview prep, resume building workshops, and networking events catered towards business students also help prepare for post-graduation success. Students have gone on to work at Amazon.com, Citigroup, Trinity Accounting Group, and Wells Fargo. The University of Georgia offers several of its accounting classes online and offers the option of obtaining a Master of Business and Technology fully online.

    Georgia Southwestern State University

    Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting that will prepare students for a future in business and can be taken either on-campus or completely online for students that already hold an associate’s degree. This accounting degree gives students a solid foundation to enter the business world or to pursue higher education to achieve a CPA certification. Undergraduate courses offered include Quantitative Management, Cost Accounting, Governmental Accounting, and Fraud Examination. Several student organizations are available to help gain hands-on experience and networking opportunities, including ENACTUS, a student team organization that utilizes community outreach to solve business problems. Students can also complete an 18-credit-hour Accounting minor, which is also available on-campus and online for eligible students.

    Georgia CPA Requirements

    While a CPA designation is not required for employment in business and accounting, this certification does help recent graduates stay competitive and expand their career opportunities. In the state of Georgia, the Georgia State Board of Accountancy (GSBA) requires 150 semester hours of applicable coursework is required to sit for the CPA exam. This includes 30 semester hours in accounting above the introductory level and 24 semester hours in related business coursework. One year of continuous experience in accounting supervised by a CPA is also required.

    Career Opportunities for Accounting Graduates in Georgia

    Accounting graduates can choose from one of many career paths in Georgia. Atlanta is a major business hub with innumerable opportunities for recent graduates, and smaller cities such as Savannah and Athens also offer many career opportunities for accounting graduates. In addition to opening their own practice, accountants can work for major accounting firms in Georgia including Ernst & Young, KPMG, Grant Thornton, and CBIZ Atlanta. Several Fortune 500 companies call Georgia home as well. Accountants can seek employment with major companies like Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and Delta Air Lines. Government employment opportunities include positions with state correctional facilities, the public school system, FBI, and the Department of Defense. Many opportunities exist throughout the state for accounting grads, making Georgia a great state to find an accounting job.

    Georgia Accounting Salary and Jobs by Metro Area

    Metro AreaAccountants & Auditors Employed12Average Annual Salary12
    Athens-Clarke County780$42,650
    Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell22,280$48,110
    Augusta-Richmond County1,670$41,710
    Savannah1,590$45,640
    South Georgia nonmetropolitan area1,700$39,770

    Georgia Schools with Accounting Degree Programs

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    Chattahoochee Valley Community College
    2602 College Dr
    Phenix City, AL 36869
    (334) 291-4900
    https://www.cv.edu/

    Student Review: “I thoroughly enjoy their accounting program. It is decently challenging and very rewarding. The teaching staff is excellent and the amount of work involved is admirable. Also the professors are very approachable and have great office hours for students who want to come in for help. The times and days offered for their classes are very accommodating. Also at Chattahoochee Tech they have a staff dedicated to getting students a job. The staff sponsors career fairs and internships and create other opportunities for accounting students. In the program, students learn about things like auditing, information systems, and managerial accounting. They also offer online courses for people who cannot make it to classes. I personally did not take any online classes but I hear they are pretty good.” -Student at Chattahoochee Valley Community College

    Georgia Piedmont Technical College
    495 N Indian Creek Dr
    Clarkston, GA 30021
    (404) 297-9522
    https://www.gptc.edu

    Student Review: “Georgia Piedmont Technical College is a wonderful post-secondary institution for those looking to obtain a degree and further their career. The accounting program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College prepares students for a variety of careers in accounting of course, but this school specializes in preparing students for today’s technology-driven workplace. In the accounting program you will learn a plethora of other skills in addition to accounting, such as income tax preparation, record keeping, and data interpretation in planning and controlling businesses. The degree program generally takes about two years to complete, including summer semesters. The instructors are more than adequate to educate, and the classrooms are environments best suited for learning. I have enjoyed every minute that I have spent at GPTC, and would recommend the school to anyone.” -Timothy P., student at Georgia Piedmont Technical College

    Middle Georgia State College
    100 College Station Dr.
    Macon, GA 31206
    (478) 471-2700
    https://www.mga.edu/

    Student Review: “Middle Georgia State offered an adequate and inexpensive education, and the accounting program, though challenging, definitely prepared me for the workforce and helped me develop relevant and immediately usable skills. The accounting faculty do a good job of requiring you to really know the material and not shortchanging you. It isn’t always fun to spend hours and hours studying, but you do learn. As evidence of the accounting programs strength, I recently completed an internship and was able to do all the tasks handed me with no problem. When I finished, my boss complimented me on my accounting knowledge. Though MGS isn’t a big name, you save a lot of money and you can advance with a degree from it. I recently was accepted to grad school at UGA. There is a reason I only gave my school 3 stars. Some of the non accounting staff for the business core are just place fillers who don’t do anything. The administration is new, and not very well organized yet. You will have many frustrating visits to financial aid, the registrar, etc. Overall, if you work hard and build your resume while in school, MGS is a great platform.” -Student at Middle Georgia State College

    University of Georgia
    210 S Jackson St
    Athens, GA 30602
    (706) 542-3000
    https://www.uga.edu/

    Student Review: “The accounting program at the University of Georgia is amazing. It is very easy to form an extensive network with both staff, students, and professionals in the business world. Speakers often come to campus to recruit and give students insight into various companies that they can work for, and there are several events held each semester for accounting majors only. Courses are challenging but offer a comprehensive overview of all areas of accounting, such as tax accounting and financial accounting. The only improvement is that more classes should be offered so that a graduating student would have enough credits to take the CPA exam right after graduation. Also, there should be more online accounting courses available instead of just the entry level courses.” -Hannah Z., student at University of Georgia

    Student Review: “The Terry School of Business at University of Georgia is one of the most arduous and prestigious programs in the South. The accounting program definitely lives up to its reputation. To be even accepted and be competitive as an accounting major, a student has to get a B or higher in their Accounting One and Accounting Two classes. The Accounting One class at Terry was, in the history of all my classes, the hardest class I ever took. If any aspiring accounting major has intentions of going through with their accounting education, that class will test their willpower.” -Student at University of Georgia

    University of West Georgia
    1601 Maple St
    Carrollton, GA 30118
    (678) 839-5000
    https://www.westga.edu/

    Student Review: “I went to the University of West Georgia for a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. The program was everything that I expected it to be when I first started going to school there. I’d always loved math as a kid so it felt like the right field to get into for me. My first two years were mostly just core classes so I didn’t have a strong impression of the program during that time. However, in my last two years, I really grew to like the environment and the professors that I had for the required courses. I found them to be very dedicated people who were willing to help me out if I needed it and visited their offices. The school had an internship program for accounting as well, but I was unable to get involved with that because of a scheduling conflict. Overall I rated the experience as a 4 out of 5 because I felt that my core classes in my earlier years weren’t all that necessary in the end.” -Student at University of West Georgia

    Student Review: “I attended the University of West Georgia for a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Overall I’d describe the experience as being fairly eventful and very opportunistic. Initially I was uncertain of what I wanted to do for my major but I ended up settling with accounting after talking with several friends and an advisor about it. My first two years consisted almost entirely of core classes that I didn’t really enjoy, such as literature, history, general mathematics, etc. However, after my initial 2 years at UWG, I got involved in my accounting courses and then I really started to grow an interest in my schoolwork. My professors helped out in that aspect as well, since most of them seemed enthusiastic about their work as compared to my general classes. I could have gone to a few other schools in my area for this degree but I chose UWG for financial reasons and I’m glad I did in the end. I made a lot of friends during my time here and I got to learn more than I imagined I would thank to my helpful professors.” -Student at University of West Georgia

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