Athens, GA
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Reviews 3639 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Really I haven't gotten into my program of study yet. I will be in the incoming fall school term though. The carrer goals I have is to become very successful at a young age in my field so by the time I'm 30 I will be able to maybe start my own business.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet but yes I do plan on having one sometime. I don't really have any concerns on finding us because the college of engineering is relatively small compare to our other colleges on campus so the advisors are always keeping us informed on every opportunity we can take.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Some unique things on campus is that there always at least someone on campus at any time of day. Our one facility MLC is open at almost all hours of the day when it's close to finals time. It makes studying easier and being able to have concentration that you may can't get from your dorm.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: You really just have to be on campus to understand how great it is. There is a lot of different events you can do and a lot of different people you can meet. Tate center is the number one hangout for everyone between classes where you can grab a bit to eat at either the bulldog cafe or tate cafe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The high-rise dorms are the typical college dorms where most freshman are situated. They have community bathrooms and smaller rooms. Other dorms are available, though, and they have their own bathroom and are bigger- housing undergraduate students of all ages. There are lots of choices for on campus housing, but the down side is that they are extremely expensive. Otherwise, many would stay on campus and live in the dorms for convenience!

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a good bit of diversity on campus- all kinds of ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, etc. Nothing is off limits and no matter what you believe or who you are, there are accepting people there, and there is most likely an organization available to join.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: HOPE and Zell Miller are the two major scholarships that are available in Georgia, and they are dependent upon grades. As far as other financial aid is concerned, as long as FAFSA is filled out, the school will issue aid for the student. If more than what they are willing to give you is needed, then one must seek outside sources. Generally, students have options for covering the cost through the school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: For my art school major, getting into the program is based on grades and artistic ability, which can be more lenient than I'd prefer for it to be, but it is very fair! For the Advertising major, which I apply for later than the art one, I will be writing essays and my entrance will be based on my grades and success. It is challenging to get into a high demand major, but this is really rewarding for me.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my majors and minor because it is what I am passionate about, and what I am willing to work hard to become better at. The work load is tough, but the opportunities and success that arise from working hard make everything worth it.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is so much to do in Athens- football games and other sporting events, shopping, spending time downtown, etc. It is a typical college town with students everywhere, but many adults have settled down here as well and love it! For me, I would like to move on elsewhere after college, but I want to enjoy and cherish my time here as much as possible!

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The students are kind and helpful at my school. We don't have the greatest variety, and many people dress similarly for comfort across the hilly campus, but self expression is encouraged!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Police and safety services are constantly on campus, and so the student population generally feels safe.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Our on campus dining is so good- it has won national awards many times and is considered one of the best in the nation. The downside is that it is expensive, but there are always many options. There are only two choices for meal plan, which is a down side. 5 day or 7 day, both of which are absolutely unlimited, and as stated earlier- pretty expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Our school is not extremely strict unless there are issues that affect the well-being of the students. There is just as much freedom as there will be in life after college, but officials are more strict in campus dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining (and even on campus dining) is one of the best things about the university. Many people travel to Athens to find some of the best restaurants they've ever been to. Despite Athens being a classic city in northern Georgia, there are SO many options. Indian, Italian, Mexican- you name it, it's there, and it's amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have yet to find out everything there is to offer, so I don't give it a perfect rating just yet, but so far it's great. I am majoring in Advertising and Studio Art with a minor in Art History, and there are so many clubs, internships, and events to get involved with! Any major at the University of Georgia is not an easy task- there is a lot of work to do, but facilities are amazing and the opportunities given are even better.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: My school offers everything from math and science to visual arts and language! The business school is renowned for its programs and each major offers students a unique approach to studies. The workload is difficult for most programs, but many options are available and students can even take online classes!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options and it is much cheaper than living on campus! You do pay more for the places that are practically on campus, but the places that are a little farther away are all great price wise and make public transportation very accessible.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Downtown Athens is great. Lots of food choices, good walking. Football season is when most people want to come because of the football games. Athens is centered around UGA culture, and especially during football season. Safety is pretty good -- police are always driving around, especially to enforce parking. Athens is definitely a college town. It is fun to go to the Georgia Botanical Gardens, as well as the Art Museum on campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The school is extremely supportive of the variety teams. The students don't even have to pay to go to some varsity games for some sports. Football season is when everyone surrounds their social lives around football--most of the school loves the games (and the pre-gaming). School spirit is so big that it can easily get out of hand. Club sports are also pretty popular. We have a lot of athletes and a lot of athlete support at the school, so much so that it seems it is more important than academics.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants downtown usually have good prices for lunch but then really raise the prices for dinner. There is a good variety of food, including French, Italian, Mexican, Microbreweries, sports bars, and chain restaurants. Many restaurants are right near campus. I would recommend Pauli's which is famous for their crepes, De Palmas downtown, and The Last Resort.


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Christopher Joshua Benton
Norfolk, VA
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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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