Athens, GA
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$28,052 ($9,842)
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Reviews 3171 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: At the University of Georgia, athletics are big. Of course, the main event is Saturday football games at Sanford Stadium. There's tons of loud cheering and school spirit--everyone dresses up in their best Georgia red gear and roots the football team on. The stadium is always filled completely. Other big athletic events include gymnastics and basketball, which are both held in Stegman Coliseum, which held events during the 1996 Olympics as did Sanford.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Overall, the campus deserves an A. Especially on historic North Campus and Old College, the 1800s-style architecture of buildings such as the Main Library and the Office of Financial Aid, the structures exude character and charm. The Miller Learning Center, or SLC is filled with confortable and well situated study rooms as well as convenient locations for food and coffee breaks in the attached Tate Student Center. Ramsey, the athletic center has a full gym for students and faculty to use.

5 College Senior

Athletics: everything from football to gymnastics to soccer, the sporting events are awesome here.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are hardly incidences, and when things happen we all get UGA Alert messages.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's okay. They aren't too strict about anything. Traffic violations and underage drinking pretty much consumes their job

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3 College Junior

Diversity: They try. There is a lot of diversity, however, the main population is still majority white.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's pretty much the same as back home. There are some good places to eat. Then there are some not so good places to eat. If you're new to Athens, you MUST try eatries downtown.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: UGA has the oldest Asian-Interest fraternity in the Southeast: Xi Kappa. While most of the students are from the Atlanta suburbs, there is a diversity, especially of rural students. The campus is 50/50 dem and rep. The town has been fairly unsupportive of the GL community, but the campus is fairly supportive. Bible studies are a great place for free food.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I had the HOPE scholarship. It was a relatively painless process with only one snafu in four years.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is the only biggie. While UGA is losing it's party school reputation very quickly, it's still an SEC football school. Many students drink socially. Drugs aren't that common, but alcohol is very common. Marijuana is the second most common drug. There aren't many who use hard drugs, and those students are represented in the freshman retention rate. Check that out if you haven't yet. Also check our 4 year graduation rate.

If you don't drink, you can easily find other people who share your views. If you do drink, Athens is for you. Anything in moderation is alright. UGA is a party school with a steller and improving academic reputation. This is all that matters.

Balance is key. As an honors student who's always focused on grades, I can tell you that this is a truth, a virtue really.


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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Another section where an explanation is not needed. If you're looking for some UGA insight, take a look at my academic review. That'll give you parents and students something to read!

"Take me down to the Classic city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty...love UGA"

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: UGA is mostly white. While the Asian and Indian population has been growing at the university, African American and Hispanic populations are still not very well represented. However, UGA has had a lot bigger global influence in the recent years. We're seeing a lot more international students. With 700 student organizations, you can bet that you can find an organization that will cater to your nationality. Everyone is friendly and there are very few isolated incidences of hate on campus.

KUSA and ICE are very active here. Black student organizations are very close knit and active as well.

Good, not great. Still love UGA

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Freshman 50. That's all I have to comment on this matter.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There isn't very much to be said here. UGA is ranked as a university with some the fittest and most athletic men and women in the country. There are countless intramural and collegiate level sports. Football is big here at UGA, but there are a myraid of other collegiate level sports that UGA excels at. Several UGA students participated and WON in the recent summer olympics. There is always plenty of outdoorsy stuff to do at UGA. From hiking to biking, everyone finds some sport or activity that they love.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Many places have student discounts, and Athens has so many great restaurants that use locally-grown food. There are dozens and dozens of different types of restaurants, and most work well for college student's budget!

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5 College Senior

Athletics: UGA is the best place to go for the athletic experience. Even if you're not athletic, the football games are the biggest part of UGA life. There's nothing else like SEC football!

4 College Senior

Diversity: Most people are white, but we do have a lot of students of other races. We have a wide variety of different religious backgrounds and economic backgrounds as well.

4 College Junior

Facilities: UGA has a mix of old and new buildings. The main area for students is Tate and it has a newly renovated food area. Tate has the main bookstore and is the main bus stop. The SLC/MLC is next to Tate and is the best place to study on campus (besides a library). It has tons of computers and printers and study rooms. It opens 24 hours a day during finals week.

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3 College Junior

Majors: I interned at the American Red Cross, since I was in the College of Public Health. I asssited the Education director with classes, answering phones and registering people for classes. I helped around the office and did whatever she needed me to do, like running errands. Your advisor usually will help you find an internship if you need one but you can find one on your own as well. I found a local one so that I wouldn't have to move away for the summer but many students go out of town for their internship.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of apartments and houses in Athens to choose from for a variety of price ranges. It's a small town so prices are reasonable. Some apartments offer roommate matching and most have all the amenities (pool, gym, free computers in the office). The hard part is deciding where to live!

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are several bus lines that go around campus and they arrive regularly. However the main hub at Tate will be busy as classes let out so buses will fill up quickly. This means sometimes you will have to wait for a second bus. If you are not a Tate, you usually don't have this problem. The Athens buses come on campus and are free for students so many students use them. The Athens buses also stop by some of the off-campus apartments around town. UGA has one bus that runs late but not 24 hours. They also have a weekender bus that goes to one apartment area but service is not as often on the weekends.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is used for parties and service. If any students wants to build a huge network, then join a service fraternity or sorority. Being that this University is in the top five of party school in America, it is easy for Greek students to get sucked into the party life.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: Some computers are PC, while others are Apple. Therefore, the ease of working with computers is increased. In other words, the student has the free will to choose the computer type they desire. Also, there are computers for public use or student labs nearly every block on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are lively and always promote a positive attitude.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Pretty great parties and overall social activities frosh. and sophomore year. Gets a little old afterwards...


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Christopher Joshua Benton
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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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