Real Estate Program ranked #4 by U.S. News & World Report 2015

Terry’s Real Estate Program, which began in the early 1960s, is recognized by publications such as U.S. News and World Report as one of the finest in the nation. The program has been ranked in the top five of U.S. News annual rankings every year since 2005, and no other real estate program in the Southeast is ranked as high as Terry’s.

Real estate currently has more than 100 majors in the undergraduate program. Students are attracted to real estate because it allows them to focus their energy and aptitude on something applied and specific that has a direct link to careers in the workplace.

Points of Pride


Houses one of the premier academic journals in real estate and our faculty are among the top publishers in real estate journals nationwide. One faculty member was recently ranked as the No. 6 most cited real estate researcher in the United States.


The program maintains a very active internship program and job placement service, with more than 50 full-time positions being offered to students annually. Our student résumé book is delivered to more than 450 firms on a semi-annual basis.


Strong reputation for providing a quality educational experience with a rigorous academic curriculum and hands-on experience.


Our real estate program is the top ranked program in the southeast and the 4th in the nation.

Curriculum Overview

The program has a strong reputation for the quality of the educational experience that we provide to our students. Employers often comment on the strong analytical skills Terry students exhibit, as well as their ability to think outside the box. A rigorous academic curriculum, coupled with the hands-on experience students gain through Terry’s internship program, gives our graduates a definite edge in this increasingly competitive job market.

Topics covered include:

  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate valuation
  • Real estate law

  Required courses   View all real estate courses

Positions and Placements

In a typical year, we place an average of 70 students in internships at firms across the country. In addition to internships, Terry also contributes to the career placement of its real estate graduates through a resume book that is mailed to more than 450 firms on a semi-annual basis. That exposure has enabled numerous firms to recruit our students. In a typical year, more than 60 full-time positions in the marketplace are advertised to real estate majors.

Careers in Real Estate

  • Appraiser
  • Commercial Real Estate Agent
  • Financial Analyst
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Risk Analyst

Prospective Employers

  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Prudential Mortgage Capital
  • RaceTrac Petroleum
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Wells Fargo Financial

This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of this major. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.

Acceptance Criteria

What’s considered in your acceptance to the real estate major?

  1. ETS Proficiency Profile
    This is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills.
  2. Economics course grades
    Grades in ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106. Applicants currently enrolled in one of these courses will be evaluated based on the grade in the completed course.
  3. Accounting course grades
    Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102. Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101.
  4. Real Estate course grades
    Grade in REAL 4000, if complete. REAL 4000 is not required for admission to Real Estate.
  5. Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in the real estate major and your future goals.

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