The mission of GRU Augusta 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.
Georgia Regents University, home of the Medical College of Georgia, is one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia. 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 eighth-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.