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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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The newer infrastructures are very nice. They are basically apartments on campus with all the amenities provided for you. However, the older buildings have become quite rundown. The living quarters are tight and sometimes emit funky odors.The good news is at the staff are friendly and there to help.

3 College Junior

Weather: For the most part the weather is great. The only exception is during the summer. This should be no surprise to anyone that lives in Georgia. It becomes very humid during the summer.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is plenty of officers on campus in the off chance there is a disturbance. The campus however, is very safe and the students are friendly with one another. The atmosphere is quite calming and students generally do not have to worry about riots or violence.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: They are very strict and can be total d*cks if they catch you on campus with drugs.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The bars are fun but get old if you frequent them. Which of course you shouldn't do too much if you're studying.. hah. Coming from Atlanta where clubs are often open until 4am, I really did not like the fact that everything shuts down at 2am there. Plus everything is 21+ cept bad manor, but it's a college town.. so.. yeah..

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: campus transit is a hassle to me. during class hours they are alright between buildings with classes, but getting from dorms to the areas with class buildings was a pain. especially from brumby (Russell stop) to tate.. annoying when trying to get to first class of the day. after usual class hours they come much less frequently so you will want to know the schedule, but theyre often late/early

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: way too strict, especially in dorms. given I probably got the worst of it living in brumby, it was still pretty strict.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: Not that I've paid a lot of attention to it, but I'd say UGA is a fairly diverse campus overall. They have clubs for just about everything you could imagine, catering to everyone's needs.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: So many students are a part of fraternities/sororities. They all dress exactly a like . It's a little ridiculous.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: UGA has pretty good on-campus transportation. Class changes are hard, though, because the buses are really full with students trying to get from one place to another. A few more buses would be nice.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: To start off I'd like to say that UGA's dining service is award winning so my humble opinions don't truly highlight the experience, and that is what eating at a dining hall is, an experience. So many options, music, sometimes live, and friendly servers.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The school is very thorough in their preparations. The really work hard to make sure students are challenged everyday so when they get out in the real world they are ready.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Southern Girls and Guys. Aaron Murray...need I say more? People at UGA are athletic, hospitable, and extremely good-looking.

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4 College Student

Academics: UGA has just about any class you can imagine. The only downside is that some of the really interesting classes are only offered sporadically. But if you plan ahead, you can get some really awesome courses.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Parts of Athens are pretty rough, so its important that campus PD and the police are present. I feel totally safe on UGA's campus and the emergency system is great. The university health center will give you everything you need to stay healthy.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of small owned restaurants. It's not too bad. give some of them a try. youll end up finding one you like.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: You have to have a parking permit to park at school and it's quite the cost. Parking downtown Athens is a big hassle. Walk!

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is really decent at UGA with a lot of varied options and several dinning halls around campus. Plus the meal plan is really great because you can go in and out of the dining halls as much as you want and eat as much or as little as you feel inclined.

3 College Junior

Computers: Really nice computer labs however the network connection isn't always the best. I've waited for long periods of time trying to log into one before. The labs can also be really crowded.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Athens is a really nice college town and offers a lot of nice places to eat and hangout. UGA is always a hub of all kinds of activities, not just the football and party scene it is often noted for. The performing arts are alive and well on campus with events of all kinds including affordable theater, opera, and symphony performances.

5 College Junior

Academics: It is a harder school but it comes with benefits of a better education. The trick is to be able to afford it.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Great local hot spots and at great college town prices.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The strictness enables students to be well disciplined.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The dorms are great and also have an excellent amenities.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life at UGA is very popular and extremely involved in the community. Fraternities and Sororities are ranked in three tiers determined by social history, annual philanthropy success, and academic involvement. There are currently 61 different greek organizations sporting an extremely diverse student body. The social scene at night is typically ran by the greek life as the majority of bar employees are respected members of greek organizations. Joining the greek life at UGA will allow you to make life-long friends and it will lead to a very memorable college experience, however if you find that it is not for you then DO NOT WORRY! UGA offers hundreds of clubs to allow you to get involved and meet new people.


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Christopher Joshua Benton
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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