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Athens, GA
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24,496
Tuition (in-state)
$28,052 ($9,842)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Facilities: UGA student life is AMAZING. The only thing keeping me from giving them an A+ is the quality of their dorms. YUCK! They could definitely update some buildings. I love my school though. GO DAWGS!

5 College Senior

Academics: Diverse & Excellent!! Professors are passionate and are true scholars!

4 College Senior

Weather: Its Georgia weather- if you don't like the current weather just stick around another 2 hrs. and it will change!! I love Georgia weather.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Local atmosphere at UGA is colorful and diverse. Any interest or activity can be accessed. Museums, theatre, outdoors, farming, dancing, arts & artifacts! I just can't imagine a more rounded or exciting environment.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is very visible at UGA, but does not dominate or discriminate the unaffiliated students. Greek life offers support & social strength to those involved and to those who are not directly involved. It does place demands upon its members with events and meeting expectations but does offer an environment of place and belonging.

3 College Junior

Computers: The computers themselves are fine equipment - up-to-date models of Mac desktops and PCs. The biggest issue is the Wi-Fi. Particularly in on-campus housing, PAWS, the wireless network, isn't as strong as it should be for its use. The high demand of students in one area using it makes the signal drop unexpectedly. It's a good bet if you find your Wi-Fi to be lacking, an ethernet cable is a good back up. Computers are readily accessible in most campus areas, but it's best to have your own laptop.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It feels like I have a mini heart attack dealing with my financial aid every year when it comes around. My freshman year was a disaster financially due to getting funds late and not being fully prepared for 15 credit hours worth of classes. It has taken a toll on me but I am rebuilding my college career. I completely understand that it's difficult to manage thousands of students' financial aids so I give them the benefit of the doubt. I would advise that all financial offices inform all the students on deadlines and ways to make the process easier for themselves, parents and students.

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4 College Junior

Academics: My majors within this university requires me to get more in depth and personally experience these professions to prepare me for the real deal. Lab research and studies are required for majority of my major classes in order for to pass the course. One of my major requires me to obtain an internship before I get my Bachelor's degree! I was a little hesitant about that but there is an opportunity for me to obtain a job before finishing college!

3 College Junior

Weather: I would say that the weather here is ok. The university is located in the South which is an excellent advantage. The temperatures are not too cold nor too hot. The best time of the days are the early morning classes when the Sun has began rising and the temperatures are just perfect.

2 College Junior

Parking: I am not a fan of the UGA parking services. I personally believe that the rate are too high taking into face that no spot is guaranteed! I had a car but I only used it during the weekends when parking was free. On positive aspect, I can say is that their parking speculators are excellent at their positions.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being within one of the top public Ivy league universities, I would state that the curriculum, professors, work load, etc. is evenly distributed. I had an idea how the courses here were going to operate so the keys are to pay attention, follow along with the syllabus and put as much work and effort into the class.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally don't care much about the Greek system. However, there are many community and campus events that are sponsored by fraternities and sororities in order to uplift positivity towards the university. Its good to see that the Greek system here doesn't abide by or live up to the stereoyypical characteristics based upon the media.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It is a major hassle at UGA. And, I feel at times they are not too helpful in trying to understand your financial situation and get you the aid that you need. I end up being able to receive the financial assistance, but not after many headaches.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There are people from all different countries and walks of life. There are a large amount of Caucasians (I would say the majority), but there is also a ton of Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, etc.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are a ton of options and it's all you can eat, 24/7. We're spoiled with our dinning halls. They may not be as good as mom's homemade dinners. But, I know they beat a lot of dinning halls in GA.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: A lot of girls and guys at UGA are in sororities or fraternities. This is good and bad. Good, because there is a lot of social networking and opportunities to meet new people through friends. Bad, because some boys and girls can be "stuck up" or "brat-like".

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3 College Junior

Parking: Parking is cheaper than a lot of colleges but depending on whether or not you're close to dorms the spots can fill up fairly quickly.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are a lot of stops and buses but since there are so many people at UGA the buses can fill up completely during certain class changes.

4 College Junior

Weather: The summers get really really hot and humid but the falls are generally pretty good. Winters aren't too horrible usually but overall the weather can be totally random.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: There's unlimited access depending on your plan but having convenient food decently close by is always helpful. It does get old but if you eat a lot for whatever reason then this plan is just too good.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms at UGA are really old for the most part but there's generally someone available to help you with whatever problems you have. It's also not exactly cheap but it does cover quite a few things. Lastly, plans to redo the current freshman dorms are in the works so that'll probably be good to go in a few years.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Anyone that goes to the University of Georgia will tell you about Saturdays "between the hedges". Football pride runs through the student body's blood and there is plenty of rallying cries behind other sports like our nationally ranked gymnastics team. Club and intramural teams are available for the students and have a large variety of activities to choose from.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Downtown Athens is the most fun you can have at any college town, hands down. There is always something going on from the famous music scene to the Twilight bike race. UGA is known for being a party school, so if that scene excites you then you'll fit right in here. All the students have such pride for their school and get involved in a ton of different ways.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is gorgeous with plenty of laying out space for the nice days. The facilities are all very well kept. The athletic center is huge and free to all it's students and all the libraries are all enormous. If you ever get hungry or are bored at all, a trip to downtown Athens is sure to have something for you to do. UGA is rich with tradition from sports to the famous arch at the front of campus.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is great for freshman living in some of the dorms because it has spots right outside. However, the spots fill up really fast so you have to get lucky a lot. Other spots around campus are available but hard to get to. Just use the bus and save some of the hassle.

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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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