From Dubs to Dawgs: 85 NAHS Students Accepted Into UGA


Jack Stenger

Classic City Bound: A large contingent from the Class of 2022 have been accepted to the state’s flagship university, the University of Georgia. The acceptance rate among North Atlanta students greatly exceeded the average school acceptance rate.

Athens may be familiar to many as the “Classic City” in Georgia. But it is also known as one of the best college towns, home to the beloved University of Georgia. One of the nation’s best public universities, UGA receives hundreds of thousands of senior applicants annually from across the globe. Each year, a large portion of the North Atlanta senior class is included in this ambitious application pool.

In attempts to take part in the highly popular and competitive admissions process, over 100 students from the NAHS class of 2022 decided to apply to the university. From those applicants, over 61 percent were accepted this year. With an acceptance rate of about 42 percent for the UGA class of 2026, this number is an impressive feat for NAHS. “I was surprised by how tough the admissions process was this year but I am extremely proud of the amount of students who have been accepted,” said NAHS college advisor Chantel Coleman.

UGA is especially appealing to many NAHS seniors for their enticing scholarships. College is expensive and scholarships like Zell Miller and HOPE are extremely helpful to eligible in-state students. This financial aid makes tuition at the state’s flagship university very affordable for North Atlanta’s future UGA bulldawgs. “Some of the scholarships pay for your entire tuition,” said future UGA student and NAHS senior Sam Stovin. “It’s super helpful.”

The comforting sense of tradition at the University of Georgia gives the school a high reputation and a competitive acceptance rate. But with the rigorous coursework and numerous opportunities offered for seniors at NAHS, every student can be set for success in the UGA admissions process. After exceeding the expectations of the Georgia acceptance officers, many of these Warriors are now preparing to further excel as they start a new academic chapter in Athens. While they might not be North Atlanta students for much longer, these students will continue to demonstrate their Warrior determination as a UGA dawg.