Founded in 1828, the university includes nine colleges and schools with nearly 9,000 students, over 1,000 full-time faculty and nearly 7,000 staff. It houses the nation's ninth-largest and 13th-oldest medical school, the state's sole dental college, an aligned and integrated health system, a growing intercollegiate athletics program, the highly respected Hull College of Business, the diverse Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, among other units. With a campus of approximately 150 buildings, the university is a $1 billion-plus enterprise with statewide and national reach. The Medical College of Georgia includes a partnership campus in Athens, Ga., and satellite campuses in the Georgia cities of Albany, Rome and Savannah.
A degree from GRU, an institution whose research, patient care and instruction have contributed immeasurably to advances in the state, nation and world, is greatly respected. Graduates speak highly of their GRU education, citing factors such as small class sizes, extensive faculty support and in-depth clinical training. GRU plays a leading role in incorporating technology into the curriculum. Examples include simulation labs, distance- and Internet-based instruction and customized mobile applications for students and faculty.
Students are taught by some of the most prestigious scientists, clinicians, scholars and artists in the nation. Faculty members not only convey vital information, they also conduct extensive research to optimize wellness and quality of life.
The university has a strong commitment to research, building on a proud tradition – more... that boasts, among other achievements, the groundwork for such breakthroughs as fertility treatments and beta-blocking drugs for cardiac arrhythmias.
GRU fosters interdisciplinary research collaboration, then uses extensive resources to link laboratory findings to bedside care and biomedical industry. Its Office of Technology Transfer, and Economic Development, for instance, cultivates promising research and transfers breakthroughs to the marketplace and patient bedside.
The university fields teams in NCAA Division I men's and women's golf, and the men's team claimed back-to-back national championships in 2010 and 2011. In 11 other sports, the Jaguars complete in the Peach Belt Conference in Division II in basketball, baseball, cross country, softball, volleyball, tennis, and outdoor track and field.
The university's mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies. – less