Athens, GA
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$28,052 ($9,842)
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Reviews 3608 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Academics: I love being in the Terry College of Business. There are so many great networking, study-abroad, and job opportunities. The business school has many great alumni that are willing to help recent graduates get jobs. The teachers in the business school are top notch and have been known to win many awards throughout the school.

4 College Senior

Academics: The University of Georgia is re-known for its academics. It is ranked number 16th of the top public university list by forbes. We have a phenomenal business and journalism school that is ranked high in Consumer Reports. The other colleges within UGA have an intellectual group of faculty and staff that helps students achieve their academic goals on a day-to-day basis.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: There are a variety of nightclubs for students. Music is very diverse and there's a place to go for everyone with different tastes. The guy to girl ratio is kind of bad, but other than that the nightlife is pretty good.

5 College Junior

Facilities: UGA is all about creating spaces for students to gather. There is plenty of green spaces to just sit down, relax, study, whatever. A common hangout spot on campus is the SLC (MLC) or Tate.Theres everything in these two buildings and they conveniently are located across from each other. A lot of classes are held in the SLC which is where people gather to study and hang out and just across the way you can grab a bite at one of the many food spots.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: If you can think of it, Athens probably has it. Clubs, dining, theaters, music, movies, zoo,shopping, etc. Downtown is usually always busy, but come the weekends it is packed. No matter what you and your friends are into, im sure you can find it here. There is honestly never a dull moment in this town.

5 College Junior

Facilities: There's not much you can't love. The campus is so pretty, there is always something to see or do. I can't speak for other academic programs, but SPIA is amazing. I love the school, the advisors, the professors and the classes.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: As long as you mind your own business and keep out of trouble you wont have problems. The police aren't harassing or bothersome. The campus is amazing. There really isnt any school policies that are really strict, grades are just really important. Other than that, you can really get away with a lot.

5 College Senior

Majors: I have wonderful professors and advisors in the area of sociology! They are always eager to help. I would not change a single thing.

4 College Senior

Academics: The university has a pretty rigorous curriculum. Be prepared to study A LOT!

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is going to be present on any college campus, but the University Police Department does a very good job controlling it.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: I have been blessed with the opportunity to participate in the local sorority Xi Delta. It has been the most wonderful experience I could imagine. I have made friends that I will have for a lifetime. There will always be people who view Greek life as a bad thing, but I have had only good things happen. It has brought me to my sisters, and out of my shy personality.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: From what I've heard greek life is definitely you want to get involved with if you have the time.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships other then HOPE and Zel Miller were few and hard to get.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I don't know much about the athletic facilities since I just transferred and have not been to a football game yet but I do know we have an awesome football team, go DAWGS! Their rivals are the Georgia Tech's yellow jackets, Wreck Tech!

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Even though I don't do the nightlife here in Athens, I heard a lot of the same stories from people. You don't have to be 21 to be out with your friends bar hopping, getting into them with fake IDs, and the bartenders don't even check IDs when students are purchasing drinks. Apparently, my friends say it's entertaining when it comes to drunk people. But beware of the cops, they are always on the lookout, you do not want to be on the cover of Red & Black.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of restaurants that are open at the latest 3 in the morning if you are looking for a late night dinner while taking a study break. That is like the norm for a lot of college students here. They even include delivery late at night, depending which restaurants you choose to eat. Don't forget to check out the handy dandy student coupon book that was provided at the beginning of the semester to check out for great meal deals and what not.

4 College Freshman

Parking: There are many parking spots and decks available all throughout campus

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Most of the students are white, but there are enough students of other ethnicity as to not "count them out"

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Athens is quite a town on its own; it sets a perfect atmosphere for a college: Secluded, full of its own achievement, and ripe.

3 College Senior

Majors: I declared my major right off the bat going into freshman year. I am happy with my choice because I am 100% certain that this is what I want to do, but I am not entirely happy with the way this program is VERY tailored to pushing prospective educators into Title 1, inner-city, struggling schools, and not encouraging a variety of different teaching goals. I was the ONLY person in my entire class last semester who wanted to teach in a private school. This program is pretty darn liberal and all about public-school teaching, making no accommodations if you care to learn about anything else.

5 College Senior

Computers: You need a personal computer, just because of all the assignments you have to do on a computer that you'll want to be able to do from the comfort of your own room/house/apartment. There's reliable wifi that covers the entire campus.

5 College Senior

Athletics: GO DAWGS!!!
Nothing more needs to be said.
We here in the SEC take PRIDE in our football.

We have top-notch, and I mean cream of the crop, facilities, for both scholarship/varsity athletes and us humble "academic" types.

We have THE best team in the world. You can't argue with that.

We RUN this conference.

Lots of IM sports are offered, and if you're part of an organization on campus, it probably has an IM team or two (a campus ministry, a frat/sorority, etc.)

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are always options; you will never be at a loss for a place to live. The issue is more with finding roommates. The cost just depends on where you want to live; the closer to campus and the more updated, the more expensive it'll be. I, for example, found a house for a great price--5 bedrooms, 5 people living there, and it's only $1600 a month total.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: UGA has the best food service ever. I have looked at tons of other colleges and there is nothing like this. Its an all you can eat buffet, everyday. They provide nutrition guides and dietitians/nutritionists which is covered in your tuition and the staff in the commons are trained to be extremely friendly. I'm actually starting to work for them in just one week and I am so excited to get to be a part of the staff that creates that sort of environment for other students.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: There are so many opportunities at UGA that you usually wouldn't get with just any college. The study abroad programme is so fun and easy to work with. I personally love the health center right next to my dorm, which makes it extremely helpful for me because I do have to see doctors a lot. The BEST thing about UGA is the school spirit. It is unheard of to know any student who does not get excited for football games and party all night afterwards. Chants are yelled even on Monday morning. It starts to seem like its part of the application, and you mark how much of a Bulldog you rewally are. You pretty much have to be a super dawg fan to even go to UGA.


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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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