Location
Athens, GA
Undergrads
24,496
Tuition (in-state)
$28,052 ($9,842)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Of course there have been events, but as a whole the campus is incredibly safe.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I always found something to eat, usually had some healthy options. Some dining halls are definitely better than others.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's absurd how attractive the people are at this school. That being said, it's also absurd how many wonderful people exist in that same group. Of course you have shallow, conceited individuals--they exist everywhere--but there are also some incredibly kind, interesting and fun people to meet as well. Greek life is huge if you're involved, but if you don't want to be, there are plenty of other things to get involved in. Hook-up culture is big, but hey, it's college.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Weather: It rains a lot, but severe weather in any form is a rarity. For the most part, moderate temperatures reign. Humidity seems to be the biggest issue!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not personally involved, but a lot of time and money is dedicated to making them as good as possible. Football is certainly a plus. Go Dawgs!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is as big or small as you want it to be. I've had the freedom to work hard and play hard, in pretty much whatever form I was passionate about pursuing. Arts, Sciences, foreign language or just a good time. There are some incredibly successful and wise faculty, as well as great internship opportunities if you know where to look. The culture is rich and the classes are interesting.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: In the downtown area alone there is a plethora of options ranging from Indian to specialty burgers. There is something delicious and affordable at any hour of the day or night, and if you weren't craving something before you saw your options then you definitely will be after you know what's available. My only complaint is the small selection of vegetarian/healthy options, but even those are better than most areas.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Oglethorpe House at UGA is great. I had to apply online for housing, and UGA has a first-come-first-serve system. So, the faster you apply, the greater the chance you have of getting the dorm you want. The neighbors are friendly. I get to create new friends, like my suitemates with whom I share a bathroom with. We have sinks in the room, and maintenance comes to clean our bathroom. The room isn't cramped. The dorm is right next to the dining hall and bus stop. Majority of the classes that I need to go to are right around the corner or right down the street, which is very convenient. The cost, however, is a bit much. I pay about $5000 for the entire year.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: I personally think that they are too loud and the parties they throw are obnoxious

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is all about location. Were you live will afford you different experiences.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There isn't much that you can get into trouble for if you are trying to be respectful of rules.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you are on meal plan you will have to find dinner on Sunday night. There are enough places to keep your Sundays interesting.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: This school has many people who are all different in many ways. The people you find friendly will be your friends and those you don't won't.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are a number of things you can do on or off campus at night whether you are dancing, drinking, or shopping there are many different options.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: There are both computer labs and laptop checkout for the day capabilities. Printing is reasonable and the network is pretty strong.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Facilities: The University of Georgia requires each first year student to take a First Year Odyssey Class which is a class that teaches you about a course of your choice that may be unique or special to the University of Georgia. It is a small class tat is endearing and great.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: Part of your fees include a gym membership which is a great facility with lots of space and something for everyone. The dining halls, yes more than one, are great and offer a variety.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process is a bit confusing but that is true for any school.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I hardly received any scholarships from this school

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part here on campus, but nobody treats you differently if you don't participate in that.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus police are on campus for safety. Usually there is no trouble as long as you are safe and are not putting yourself or anyone else in danger.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many people do drugs or drink alcohol but it doesn't really matter. Nobody is left out because they don't do something. The people are great here and none of this really matters.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: This is a great area to live in. The airport isn't too far away and neither is Atlanta. There is plenty of stuff to do off the campus.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living in campus housing, the girls on my hall have become some of my best friends. There are always plenty of activities to do down in the lobby. My RA and roommate is great. I don't have any complaints.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Many frat houses have parties every weekend but people go downtown to bars almost every night of the week. There are always specials and it's a great way to make friends.

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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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