When you Go West! you are not only getting a great education, you also join the legacy and history that is the University of West Georgia. The University was constructed on the achievements and hard work of the student and faculty like you. From a small Agricultural and Mechanical School to a University, West Georgia has always moved foreword to better itself for the betterment of its students. The University of West Georgia has been a place where students can express themselves, and transform their lives and perceptions. 

The University of West Georgia started as the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School, in 1906. It became a Junior College in 1934, and then a Senior College in 1957. In 1996 West Georgia College achieved its status as a State University. It started with humble beginnings and has transformed into a place that students and faculty are able to push for new possibilities with scholarly achievements, creative expression, and service to humanity.