Athens, GA
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$28,052 ($9,842)
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Reviews 3182 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nightlife at UGA is amazing! Always stuff to do, always place to go, great times are plenty.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Usually sunny, however Georgia weather can be very bipolar, especially in the spring.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very bad at giving you the place you asked for. However they do well on reassignments.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Not a lot of communication between the students and the parking services.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are an abundance of options to eat at in Athens. There are local restaurants all throughout downtown Athens but there are also chain restaurants towards the the further away from downtown you get. All the local places are excellent with true Athens atmosphere. Menu prices for most restaurants are pretty college budget friendly but some are more expensive, maybe for special occasions. Convenience is amazing all within walking distance of campus. There is a wide variety of options for food. Transmet, Herschel's, and Mama's Boy are incredible, just to name a few.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports, especially football, are a big deal at UGA. Football games are great and school spirit is overwhelming during game weekends.

5 College Junior

Facilities: There are many facilities on campus. Anything you fancy, we have it!

4 College Junior

Facilities: My law school program is very group oriented. They want us to be a family which is very different from the usual competitiveness law school cater to.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking can be hard to find, especially in the more popular lots so it's good to get there early in case you have to drive around and look for a while.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Athens has a ton of student only apartment communities available with different features and a lot of them include some utilities which is nice for saving money. The student apartment complexes are also usually gated for extra safety and several complexes offer a free shuttle service during the day and in the evenings on the weekend for those who don't have a car.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are never that great but UGA does have better dorms than some of the dorms at other schools that my friends attended. They also have a small selection of private rooms and you can swap dorms anytime so I moved into a double room and left mid semester for a private room.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The meal plan is pretty expensive and there's only the 5 day or 7 day option so you can't save money by getting a smaller meal plan like a 7 meals a week plan like some other schools have. The food is pretty good though and they have a lot of special events where they have cool decorations and special menu items. Seating fills up fast at meal times so go at a random time during the day if you want to eat when it's less crowded.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: When its sunny, being on campus is a treat with how beautiful it is. The sun truly brings out the simplistic elegance of the surroundings. When it rains though, being on campus with an umbrella will not be a fun thing.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: It depends on the time and day, but most of the time parking isn't easy.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a HUGE deal at the University of Georgia. The atmosphere for competitions, from football to gymnastics, is insanely awesome. All athletic departments have full support from other departments and the university as a whole. There is not a sport on campus that a UGA student could join and not feel important.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is a huge part of UGA. It is also an excellent part at that. You will always find activities and programs featuring Greek Life on campus. A majority of the campus is involved in Greek life, and students could always find a sorority or fraternity to fit into.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Athens campus is beautiful! The buildings are all mostly up to date!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are small but what do you expect?! The community and atmosphere are great and are really what makes freshman year awesome!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is a big deal at uga because of the huge bar scene downtown. Drugs are present but not seen if its not your crowd

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Uga is absolutely amazing! Great social scene in downtown Athens with all of the music, restaurants, and bars! The professors at uga really know what they are teaching and are willing to help you if you contact them personally!

5 College Sophomore

Computers: At the Zell Miller Learning Center, which is basically the study building computers are EVERYWHERE so if the place is not too crowded you shouldn't have a time finding a computer to use. But if it's the week before finals or something like that expect to walk around the building multiple times to find a seat or a computer.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Lots of majors to choose from, ranging from accounting and business to engineering and biology.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Not a lot of parking spaces around campus, make sure to get to campus at least 30 minutes early if you want to secure a spot.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Diversity is present, but there are obviously few minorities in comparison. Most students are very accepting of other cultures though.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Food is great in Athens, and that is one of my favorite parts of the city. The meal plan is good for your freshman year. After that, I think all students should try out the local restaurants around town. They are great, and many restaurants are geared to college-friendly budgets.


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Christopher Joshua Benton
Norfolk, VA
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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