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Athens, GA
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24,496
Tuition (in-state)
$28,052 ($9,842)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses are great on the weekdays, although they can be very crowded when class time change comes around. On the weekend, it's pretty hard to catch a bus. I don't really use other transportation, but the taxis are a bit overpriced. Downtown and Milledge Avenue are not far from each other, but each person needs to pay $5 for a ride in a taxi.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I know A LOT of people in Greek life. Greek students are usually viewed as the sociable, party people, but you can be that without being Greek. Sometimes Greek and non-Greek students will clash, but I have found that most people don't care that much if you are in Greek life or not.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Unless you pay the pretty expensive price of the parking passes, then you will probably end up with multiple parking tickets. You don't necessarily need a car, unless you live in the cheaper apartments that are about 10-15 minutes away from campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: When you're on meal plan, you just need to find dinner for Sunday night. I usually went to Stevi B's because with a student discount, it's only $3, although it's not the best. If you go downtown, there's Subway, Starbucks, Little Italy, etc., which aren't extremely expensive places.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Although some of the freshmen dorms are very small, it's great living on campus. There are so many activities and easy access to dining halls, MLC, etc.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty to chose from, all around the same cost.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of events going down downtown besides parties - such as parades and music festivals. It's really great.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school is definitely strict about underage drinking. However, if you're caught in the dorms, it definitely depends on your RA as to whether or not you get in trouble. They don't want to have to report you because they understand but don't get completely wasted.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: So UGA has a reputation as a party school.. and it's true. I've heard stories of drug use but haven't seen it myself. However parties and alcohol go hand in hand.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a part of Greek life, so I wouldn't know how it works inside. However, as a non-Greek person, if you don't want to deal with Greek life... you pretty much don't have to.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: So sometimes the internet in the dorms are cruddy but that depends on where you are.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: So depending on what time you take the buses they are great. They're necessary to get to and from some classes. However they get ridiculously packed sometimes.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly could not have chosen a better college to attend. Yes there are some thing that aren't the best but this has been an amazing time and I've just finished my 2nd year.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I think some people definitely consider downtown Athens when choosing to come to UGA. There are so many varieties of restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: This is Georgia, so there are a lot of conservative students but they do not have a run of the campus. I would say there are pretty diverse ideas on campus.

The student population is mainly white but there are a ton of organizations for minority students.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is pretty expensive to live on campus but I've met some amazing friends that I wouldn't have met without living in the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have a couple of friends that do intramural sports but I wouldn't consider them insanely popular

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Pretty much stay there are always parties happening.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Most people at uga love being a bulldawg and show the pride they have. We typically have good sports teams and participation is great.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: You hve to have a permit to park pretty much anywhere during the day on campus. In most places weekends are free but otherwise you have to pay to park in a deck.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are so many people at uga in general. There are really attractive guys and girls and you don't have to be Greek I find them. The typical attire for girls here includes Nike running shorts, t-shirts, and running shoes or chacos when it is warm outside. Cold weather calls for a switch from shorts to yoga pants or leggings. There are some people that dress nicely in jeans but typically that's what you get. Guys can be seen in their khaki shorts and get shirts (frat guys) otherwise they don't have much of a stereotype.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus systems run relatively smoothly. The later it gets in the day, the less reliable they are. They run infrequently at night but do parallel with the class schedule. Between home and school there are me many options if you don't have a car.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received financial aid after a little bit f work but it was effective.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Food is everywhere in Athens. There are so many different places to eat that are affordable and there is literally very type of ood tht you could think of. When most people think of athens they could list at least five of their favorite restaurants right off the top of their head.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many different kinds of people at uga, but I feel like the vast majority is a white Christian majority. There are many opportunities for all backgrounds and ethnicities however.

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Christopher Joshua Benton
Hometown
Norfolk, VA
Major
English/Magzine Print Journalism/New Media
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One of the most amazing things about students at UGA is that I have never heard one person say they don't like being here. UGA and Athens have so much to offer in so many different categories, that there really is something for everyone. The positive energy of 30,000 people who are happy to be here is captivating, and something you will instantly want to be a part of. It will not take long before you regard Athens as your second home, and after about a week, most students forget how big a school it is.

It's exciting to be in Athens because there is always something going on, whether it is entertainment, a demonstration, job fairs, or just a chance to hang out with people you just met who are now your best friends. Students are encouraged to explore their talents and make the most of their four years here, and most students are able to achieve their ultimate "college experience." Sometimes, it seems like we are all characters in some cheesy teen movie because college life in Athens is so classic, but academically, socially, and personally, this school seems to have changed most of us for the better.

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