Athens, GA
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$28,052 ($9,842)
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Reviews 3591 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: GA Guys – I think there is a variety of Guys on this campus. I f you get around, don't just stay in the dorm, you'll see the variety. We may not have enough minorities, but We love the ones we have. It also makes it easier for us to stick together since there aren't as much. Many of the guys are not even from Georgia, and it's surprises me each time. We have guys from all over the nation, and the world.

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4 College Senior

Academics: Go DAWGS! I gave it an A, not A plus because they can always make it even better, and are continuously trying to do so.
Ok, I never thought I would ever come to love UGA as much as I do now. I was here strictly to go to school, but over the last year or so, I've grown more and more fonder of this University. I become so attached that, since It's my last year, I dread leaving it. I root for my school any chance
I get now, and am proud of this school. I love the classes, all my professors have been wonderful, and the sports are great. During the school year, there's TON to do. This is my last year, my sixth year, and I will cherish every moment til the day I leave. IF I leave!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I come from a single parent home, so going to UGA was a big shock for us financially. I only revieved the Pell Grant from financial aid, and a few scholarships from my home town. I had no idea of all the scholarships and grants UGA offered until the summer of my freshmen year. At this time i was no longer eligiable for any of the free money. I encourage students to do some reasearch and ask about the possible grants and scholarships that are available for them.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Athens, GA is known for its festivities at night! Downtown Athens from Thursday-Saturday nights are always packed with college students. They are over 50 bars downtown that are just waiting for students to go crazy in. If students aren't downtown, they're at a frat house dancing and gaming the night away. Their is always something to do in Athens at night, it's beautiful, it's crazy, it's always memorable!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Challenging You Intelectually – I decided to attend The University of Georgia because they have a great Journalism and Mass Communcation program. UGA is close to home and the best school in Georgia. I know that I am recieving the best education because the professors expect alot from the students and they challenge you intellectually. They're always available for help and I really enjoy the learning atmosphere.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: FOOD Is Awesome – The University of Georgia is known for it's 5 star dining and I agree. Their service is awesome and the food is fantastic. You will never get bored with the variety of food they serve.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Ramsey Center – The Ramsey center is UGA's gym. It has everything and it contains many activities and sports such as martial arts or racket ball. It also has an hug open pool and also a open gym for anyone.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Advising Is Easy – At the University of Georgia, your major can be easily targeted with the help of your adviser. They break down your classes, what programs you should take, and even have open office where you can come in anytime. It really is an useful resource.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The Greek life at UGA is unlike any other school. Ranked #1 party school in America last year, the Greeks provide students with the most fun, outrageous parties in the world.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: UGa provides a unique working environment in which teachers interact closely with students and ensure that learning in and out of the classroom is maximized.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: There is an enormous amount of of things to do in Athens, Georgia. There are hundreds of bars and clubs to attend, along with a plethora of delicious diners.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are many computers available, especially at the student learning center, and also in other buildings in computer labs and such. wifi can be problematic and slow at times but overall it is alright.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very Safe Environment – There are many safety precautions at UGA which help to keep the safe environment. There are weekly e-mails sent out which give advice and tips to combat crime.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics at UGA are typically challenging. The workload can vary but the formats of tests, quizzes, and grading are usually very strict.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Honesty policy is always there, just don't cheat. But the cops make a killing. If you aren't driving perfectly I hope you have Daddy's money.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Subpar but on the Rise – White girls. That's 50% of the campus at least. But things are changing, many more Indians and African Americans as well as foreign students attend the University now. However the status quo is my fat greek, white, wedding...

3 College Junior

Academics: Many Options, High Competition – This school's academics are very developed; many well qualified teachers lecture a wide litany of classes. There is a major for everyone, and even a minor to go with it! Unfortunately due to the HUGE campus population, many students are trapped in stagnant 300 person classes. Competition is also very,very high, with the best greatly shadowing those who need the most help.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Since UGA is the biggest school in Georgia with close to 30,000 students. You will find people who are alike. It is easy to make friends. I mean 30,000 people I am sure you can find 5 out of that. Also, there are so many organizations on the campus. It is easy to get involved and also if you like you can start your own organization.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There have been arrests made in Downtown Athens for underage drinking. They usually dont legally charge you for the Fake ID, but that depends on the cop. Just be careful when you go downtown. Make sure you have friends with you and dont get so drunk that you have to be carried home. That will usually lead to your arrest. Just dont draw attention to yourself.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: At the University of Georgia, you can literally study anything you want. It is a big state school and has many majors to choose from. It is a well respected school through out the country. It is a great place to be.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors Are Really Engaging – The College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia is fantastic. The workload is hard, but the professors are there to help you all the way and ultimately want to see you succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Downtown on a Thursday night is crazy. If you are looking for a good time I definitively recommend going there.

5 College Senior

Campus Dining: There are four different dining halls and they all have a wide variety of food. Campus also has several places to eat if you aren't on meal plan.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: UGA police are never far, so you feel pretty safe. You still need to make sure you're aware of your surroundings though because it is a large campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Athens gets super hot in the summer and early fall. Hot and cold weather impact campus experiences because it is a huge campus that may require a lot of walking. If the shuttles are full you may have to walk close to a mile to get to your next class.
The shuttles try to be good about air conditioning and heating for the students.


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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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