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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms at the University of Georgia are great, especially freshman year. They offer a great atmosphere for new students and give endless opportunities to meet new people. They are close to most things on campus and are very conveniently located by the dining commons.

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3 College Junior

Majors: I was required to put in a special application for my Marine Science major through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. I had to lay out a plan of what classes I will take each semester for my college career. An essay explaining how my chosen course curriculum is relevant to my major is also required, although they had a very helpful list of recommended courses. The advisers help out tremendously with the process however.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm in UGA's pre-med program, and so far I've been satisfied with most of my classes. But i'll be honest and say that it is definitely not an easy major to have. Rather its freshman chemistry(I and II) or Organic Chemistry, there are many courses who's main goal is to "weed out" the students who aren't serious about science.

There are some pretty great instructors, and professors, but you really have to take it on yourself to get to know them and get noticed because a majority of the classes are lectures with 300+ students

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: UGA is about 20% greek, but some days it seems like it might as well be 100%, many people won't give you the time of day if you aren't wearing the letters of a sorority or fraternity.
This does not go to say that all those involved in greek life are snobby towards those who aren't, but UGA does in fact have the stereotypical bottle blonde muscle man greek life that is shown in the movies.
It can be used as a way to get involved in the school or community,or as many at UGA seem to use it a way to feel better than anyone else.
The fraternities do throw some pretty good parties, but don't expect to be allowed in if your a guy

3 College Sophomore

Academics: UGA is one of the best rated universities in the US and the oldest public universality to date.
It has many majors to choose from and a great number of study abroad options.
But to be perfectly honest I was a little disappointed in the quality of teachers. Many teachers are students in UGA's graduate program so they have little knowledge on how to teach, and little time to put in to their lesson plans as they are in classes of their own or working on their dissertation.
However if you take the extra initiative by going to your teachers office hours I've found that many are helpful in one on one settings.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of houses and apartments available in the Athens area, but they do tend to be pretty pricey. There are also some "sketchy" areas of Athens so the hard part is really finding an apartment thats within price range and in a safe neighborhood.
There also lies the issue of getting too and from campus, getting a parking pass can be difficult so the real thing to consider while apartment shopping is finding one that's close enough to campus where you can walk or ride your bike to class, or finding one that has a shuttle available, or is on the athens-transit bus line.

5 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation is awesome. The Athens Transit allows UGA students, facility and staff to ride for free with valid UGA ID (any time of day, night, weekend whenever the buses are in service). Once on campus there is the University of Georgia bus system that is also free for any UGA student and runs along all the campus roads even going to some of the closer housing areas.

3 College Junior

Weather: When it's hot it's HOT. The fall is nice. Winter is decent, unless there is a random "blizzard" then no school for a week.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: UGA has a ton of dining options available to those on the meal plan as well as those who are not. The food is excellent and there are so many choices available at any given time that you can always satisfy even the pickiest cravings!

4 College Junior

Scholarships: UGA gives you all the financial aid that you qualify for and even over waiting lists for Work Study if it is unavailable at first.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of options but sometimes you have to sacrifice affordability for cleanliness and management responsiveness.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My academic advisor is amazing and it was pretty easy to become an Ecology major. There is a lot of emphasis on research within the program, however no application process is required to join.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: UGA tries its best to be diverse. I was recruited through a program called Georgia Daze, which offered a two-day visit to campus for accepted students and was basically trying to showcase opportunities for black student life, etc. But you'll find that the majority of the campus is overwhelmingly white. People tend to hang out with groups of their own race.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You'll find a wide variety of guys at UGA, but the two most prominent are probably jocks and hipsters. They're all generally good-looking, though. As for girls--the sorority girls all look/act/sound exactly the same, with few exceptions. The non-sorority girls are a bit more diverse. You'll see people go to class in clothes that belong in a fashion magazine, but you'll also more commonly see people walking around in athletic shorts, flip flops or Chaccos, and some oversized T-shirt from the Salty Dog Cafe. Everyone, guys and girls, is into partying. Football is embedded into the culture of UGA and there will be numerous social opportunities when a gameday approaches that most people attend.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are a lot of scholarships available, but you must be vigilent in getting them. Talk to advisors. Also, do well in high school so you can get the HOPE Scholarship. This will take care of most of your tuition.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: UGA has the best social environment for guys and girls. If you are preppy and want to be a part of Greek Life, then there are ample sororities and fraternities to choose from. Each week there are different themed socials and you will meet a lot of people. There are also a lot of opportunities for musicians and artists. So many musical groups, including REM and the B52s, got their start in Athens. I have seen so many bands at various venues. For the most part, people are very attractive and fit.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Fortunately, the school days are usually pretty sunny and breezy. However, the early months and late months of the school year can be very hot! I lived downtown and walked to campus everyday and was sweaty when I got to class. Also, the campus is very hilly, so, when it rains, there are a lot of puddles. Girls should definitely wear rainboots.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a lot of PCs and Macs on campus. The centers on campus are equipped with many computers, but the centers are crowded during certain times. You can also rent laptops and iPads.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There aren't a lot of spaces and you only get to park in one lot for the entire year without getting ticketed. Also, gameday mucks up my lot big time. That being said, it's cool that they don't enforce parking on weekends and it's cool that I'm allowed to have a car on campus.

2 College Freshman

Computers: I haven't really seen many computers on campus for student use except for the ones in the print center and over in Creswell. I don't even know how to use the ones in Creswell.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The dining halls at the University of Georgia are a huge draw to many people with Snelling being advertised as a 24 hour Mecca of food for the starving student. What they fail to tell you is that Snelling is only 24 hours on four days of the week and they are barely servicing after 10pm every night. Sure, they offer pizza and some other things after 10 but it's always the same stuff and not nearly the way that they hype it. The dining halls, when they're open, are fantastic though The food is great, the atmosphere is great, the employees are great, everything is great. Except the hours. The hours suck.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The University of Georgia is a good school, not great. There are a lot of aspects about going here that I love, the dining halls for example. However, there are also a lot of things that I don't like (granted most of them are beyond the schools control) such as the draconian parking policy, poor communication of events to students, among other things. I can't say that these things make he dislike being here though. UGA is a good school and many students are extremely happy here, I am only kind of happy.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Good Variety – There are several dining halls with a good variety of foods and the food is surprisingly good.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I Don't Do Drugs – I don't do drugs so I am unaware of the what drugs are being used at the University of Georgia

4 College Junior

Computers: Access EVERYWHERE! Everywhere you turn, you'll see a computer or printing shop around on campus. If you forgot your laptop in your room, you can easily find one either in the building of your class, or the class itself! Also, if you're in a hurry and need to print something, there is printing places all over campus that is speedy and easy to connect. Also, the whole campus is covered with wireless connection so the internet is never a problem.

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Christopher Joshua Benton
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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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