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

Majors: I am currently an engineering major at the University of Georgia, with emphasis on biomedicine. People often ask me why I chose UGA over Georgia Tech, and it is because I am still exploring all of the possible careers I can pursue. UGA is not an exclusively technical school with a more broader group of people in terms of future plans, and I was drawn to that aspect.
I am a little underwhelmed by the program they offer here and know it does not compare to that of Georgia Tech. If I had to do it all over again, I may have chosen to be a business major as I enjoy conversing with people. My engineering classes seem to confine me to a computer and I hate that, although I love being able to be as creative as you want in your designs of certain projects.
My career goals are unclear to me now. At one point I wanted to be an engineer and design revolutionary products, then I marveled at the life of a doctor and how they saved lives, then a course in economics opened my eyes to the world of monetary connections and I gained an interest in business. I'm also particularly fond of music, but pursuing a career in music is too risky.
I have several concerns in finding a job, and simply want to partake in several internships to actually see what these jobs out there require. When I am studying for my college courses I often look past the fact that I'm studying for a career and not just an upcoming test. But the classes fail to really show what I am studying for. My concerns in finding a job range from where the best places to work are his I should prepare for a job at my ripe age of 19.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: The nightlife is spectacular. University of Georgia has an amazing music scene with shows playing all the time at the Georgia Theater. Furthermore, there are many bars that one could go to or house parties as well. Fraternities throw great parties and provide free beverages.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are a ton of buses that take you all around campus. The only thing that stinks is traveling from north campus to south campus or visa versa. It takes forever with so many stops in between

3 College Junior

Academics: I am majoring in Secondary Ed- Social Studies. Everyone at the College of Education is really helpful when it comes to advising and registering for classes. The only frustration I've had is transferring from out of state.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: There are several of facilities for all activities.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Due to the large student population, there are a ton of different kinds of people - you will definitely be able to find your niche, and find your group that you're interested in. Sometimes I think you have to go searching for ethical and racial diversity a little bit harder, because you will notice a lot of students are white Southerners. It is definitely still there though.
I think people are overall very accepting, but of course there will be exceptions in any place. If you're looking for more diversity, meet different people at the dining halls, or go to multi-cultural student organizations and what not - they are really welcoming of any people.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The nice thing about living on campus is that there's tons of different options depending on the type of person that you are.
For freshman, I think the best place is the lower 5 in the Hill Community (Lipscomb, Boggs, Hill, Church, Mell). The rooms are actually really big and spacious, and pretty close to everything, including north campus. The freshman high rises seem like they would be loud and cramped - small rooms. A lot of sorority/fraternity types live there and absolutely love it though. The Myers quad is one of the best places in my opinion, although it is a lot more quiet - if you're looking for some hopping social scenes and parties, stick to the high rises and some of the lower 5. Myers quad is right in the center of campus though which makes it easy to get to east campus. Other dorms are nice, but I think are so far away from general classes that you want to avoid them as a freshman unless most of your classes will be in north campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is convenient for getting to class and not having to pay to park every day.

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The dining halls are decent. Other than those, there aren't a lot of other places to eat on campus.

3 College Senior

Transportation: If you live off campus, public transportation becomes an issue.

5 College Junior

Computers: There is always open computer in the many computer areas. When there is not, you can always check out a laptop, i pad, and many other electronic devices for free.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus security is great. They will escort you to your car if you feel unsafe. During orientation, they told you to put their number in your cell phone right then. they said do not hesitate to call if you are ever in a situation that you fell uncomfortable in. Recently they have started riding around campus not only in their cars but also on bikes.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Computers and printers on campus are readily available, fast, and reliable. Wireless internet is present in every building.

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4 College Freshman

Parking: Students do not need a car on campus (only to actually get to campus). UGA has a great bus system that provides transportation all over campus. The parking permits are reasonably priced and the ticketing and fines are fair. However, sometimes it is difficult to find a parking spot.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I see campus police around campus every day and the university makes sure every student has easy access to emergency numbers.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The campus dining at UGA is great! The dining halls always have a variety of choices and they are very convenient.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of places to live off-campus. They have a lot of different types of apartments that are close and far from campus. There are also, houses and condos. You can pretty much find all price ranges and places with perks such as pools and gyms.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of options in downtown Athens. There are very expensive places like Pauly's and De Palma's. They also have cheap delicious food like Transmet pizza and Fuzzy's. There are a lot of bars to drink and eat at. There are student discounts all over Athens.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The only thing I would say is the grading system. It is A, A-. B+,B, B-,C+ and so on. I don't like that some of the professors can choose to follow or not follow this. There is no consistency and it can get really annoying.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of great housing options off campus. Many are targeted specifically at students and prices are very reasonable.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is great! So many options and the quality is great!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are always buses running on campus. The stops are conveniently placed, the only downside is during class change, they can get a little crowded.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is very nice here! Outgoing and always willing to help. Southern hospitality at its best! One time I lost my cell phone (on a campus bus) and was freaking out trying to find it. When I called my number, a very nice young woman answered and met with me soon after to return my phone. It was a great experience. Everyone here is laid-back, although we know how to focus on school when we need to.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: UGA is very strict about underage drinking. The police roam the dorms sometimes. The Resident Assistants check their residents for drinking and have to report it. Selling and using drugs is not allowed and UGA police are very strict about that. Public urination gets a lot of students in trouble with the police. Jay-walking across the streets get a lot of students in trouble with the police because most of the time if the student is urinating in the public or jay walking they have been drinking. Cheating will get you kicked out of UGA. Academic dishonesty will get a student kicked out of UGA.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is beautiful with magnolia trees, azalea bushes and green grass everywhere. The athletic facilities are state of the art including the awesome student complex - the Ramsey Center. Downtown Athens is great with lots of music groups playing in various clubs every weekend.

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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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