In recent years, UA has grown to become one of the most prestigious universities in the country.
The University has become a major recruiting ground for college football programs in the nation, and in recent years has seen an influx of national attention for the program, with many of the top schools in the Big Ten signing the program over the past two years.
In the 2017-18 academic year, UA had an enrollment of approximately 7,400 students, making it one of Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin among the top 100 colleges and universities in America.
As of the end of 2017, UA ranked #13 in the U.S. News & World University Rankings.
In 2018, UA’s athletics program finished fourth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in total enrollment and total revenue.
As part of its commitment to excellence, UA also began providing free tuition to students at Georgia and the University of Alabama.
In 2019, the university also expanded its student-to-faculty ratio to 6:1.
The university’s sports program has also expanded significantly since the 2010-11 season, including the hiring of two new head coaches in Mike Anderson and Jimbo Fisher.
Anderson, who had been at UA for nine years prior to the 2017 season, guided the Bulldogs to a 9-3 record and an 8-4 mark in conference play as a head coach.
He was also the Bulldogs’ winningest coach, posting a record of 922-5 (.873) in nine seasons at the helm.
In 2017, the Bulldogs were also named a national championship contender.
In 2018, Anderson was the first FBS head coach to be named to the College Football Playoff (CFB) coaching staff.
In 2019, Anderson led the Bulldogs through their first 10 games, which included a 20-10 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles.
In the process, the team advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time since the 2014-15 season.
In 2017, Anderson earned the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year award for his efforts.
His win over Georgia Southern earned the Bulldogs a spot in the SEC Championship Game.
The 2018 season saw UA go 9-2 in the regular season, winning 11 games and dropping one of its final three games in the first round.
The Bulldogs also went 9-0 in conference games, losing just one.
After the Bulldogs reached the College Bowl Championship game, the coaching staff went into full-fledged offseason mode, with Anderson stepping down to become the athletic director at the University.
In January 2019, he took over as UA’s head coach, following a six-year stint as head coach at Georgia Southern.
During that time, Anderson had a 15-15 record and a 2-10 record in the three years he was the head coach of the Bulldogs.
In 2021, UA went 9–2 in UA’s first year as a public university, winning 10 games and going 9-1 in the bowl game.
In addition to the bowl win, UA won the Sun Belt Conference in 2019 and finished third in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 2020.
In 2020, UA led the nation in enrollment with an estimated 4,000 students.
In 2021, the University was ranked as the number one private university in the state of Georgia by the American Council on Education.
In 2022, UA was ranked #1 in Georgia by USA Today, with a ranking of #10 by ESPN.
UA also placed third in 2018-19 in both the News &s; World and American Press Association Coaches Association Coaching Polls.
In 2025, UA added a new student section on campus with the addition of a full-time student advisor, an all-inclusive wellness center and a health center.
In this year’s spring semester, the UA Health Center was renamed the Student Health Center and opened as a hub for students to connect with services and resources.
In 2016, UA began offering financial aid through the new Student Health Plan.
The program allows students to apply for scholarships up to a maximum of $25,000 per year, up to three years of financial aid.
In 2020, the new plan was expanded to include a new undergraduate program, as well as a new graduate and professional programs.
In a statement, UA Chancellor Michael Young said that the university is proud of the way it has supported student success over the last two years, and the success of the new student health program and the Student Assistance Program.