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Athens, GA
Undergrads
24,496
Tuition (in-state)
$28,052 ($9,842)
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Average
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5 College Junior

Nightlife: Go Out or Stay in – There is never a dull night in Athens. The downtown scene is right across the street from north campus. Almost all of the clubs are 21 and up but there are usually events here and there where 18 and ups are allowed. But aside from that there are a ton of great restaurants and shops there too. And don't ever j-walk at night. Also Greek row is very active in the party scene and don't forget your friends that live in apartment complexes that are having a get together Saturday night.
As far as transportation,there are lots of cabs lined up downtown at night to get people home. Personally though I would walk home with friends or find a dd. During the weekdays the campus buses frequent the bus stop across the street from dt.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Great Security – The University of Georgia has great security systems. The residence halls all have hand scanners to control entry in the the living areas. There are also front desks 24/7 to answer any concerns as well as on duty RAs.
The campus its self is monitored day and night by the campus police.
There have been a small number of crimes report while I've been here. Most reported is petty theft, fixed by keeping your door locked and your eyes on your belongings.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather here in Athens, Ga is awesome most of the time. The winter never gets too cold, but if by some chance it snows then classes get cancelled :). It does rain a lot but everybody just wears rainboots, and be prepared professors love taking attendance on rainy days!

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5 College Junior

Nightlife: SO MUCH FUN – UGA is definitely one of the number one party schools, and we've even been named number one party school. there is ALWAYS something to do, whether it be hitting the bars downtown (if you're 21 of course), going to frat parties (there are multiple every weekend), or even just going to a house party.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Big School but Not Too Big – I came to UGA because i knew they have an amazing science program. It is definitely difficult but it prepares you for your future, especially if you're aiming to go to med school. The classes are big, but if you make the effort the teachers are always there to help you out. If you take honors classes, the student/ professor relationship is MUCH better. Classes at UGA are not easy by any means, but when you're finished you will feel much more accomplished knowing you worked hard for your degree and you earned it.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Da Bomb – Nighlife at UGA is awesome. There is always something to do. If you go downtown, there is always something different to do. If I go out every day of the night in Athens, I will find something to do.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great Restaurants – There are many great restaurants around the campus. You never get used to eating at one place because there are many places to eat at. When in downtown Athens, you are never sad because there are many place to go and many places to go eat. Even when not downtown, there is a bulldog site in which you can order food from over 100 restaurants.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Always There When Needed. Serving as the 24/7 emergency point of contact regarding safety and security issues affecting any of our building. The University police alongside the county police are always strolling along all the roads through out the day. During busy nights downtown, police are always found riding bicycles through town, making sure no one is publicly intoxicated and causing trouble. You may feel safe and secure with them always around because they always handle any situation that seems threatening to students and people on roads. They make the place and roads safer especially because of the drunk students on certain Friday nights and weekends.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Almost Anything You'd Want – Athens, GA where UGA is located is most definitely a college town. Football games are celebrated by the whole city, students and non-students. There are tons of quaint boutiques and coffee houses for a relaxed afternoon of shopping. As far as restaurants, Athens has everything from typical southern cuisine to international flavors and even several vegan eateries loved by many. If you wish for recreational activities to keep you active in your spare time, Athens has many: from the college's own facilities to dance studios and more. Plus, Athens itself is located in an area surrounded by other popular attractions: hiking, tubing, and rafting to the north and the city of Atlanta only an hour away.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Hard Program to Get Into but Worth It – As a Mass Media Arts major at UGA, I'm in the College of Journalism and Communications. The program is one of the harder programs to get accepted to. However, if you get accepted you can see why. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to giving you the tools you need to succeed in the work force and helping students get as many internship and study abroad opportunities as possible.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Not Sure – Since I've only ever gone to UGA and I don't have many friends that go to other 4 year universities, I'm not sure how we compare. However, I know we have much better academics than local community colleges, as would be expected.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not Very Noticable – While I have friends here that I know do drugs, it's not something I notice much on campus or as a widespread trend.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Love This School – The University of Georgia has amazing professors and advisers. I have never been unhappy with my professors or instructors, and they have all been incredibly helpful and obviously in love with their jobs. The same goes for my academic advisers. I never feel academically lost here, as there are so many faculty members willing to go above and beyond to help students!

5 College Junior

Facilities: Social Scene – There is never a dull moment at Georgia. There is always something to do, no matter what you're into. There's always events going on through out the week.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big here, but not so big that you have to be a part of it. It's great if you're interested...if not, you can just go to their parties like everyone else. They have amazing parties here. We're not number 1(now 2) for nothing.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls – We have a really diverse male and female population. Because of the emphasis on athletics, everyone pretty much stays in shape and there is a very attractive pool of people located in Athens. Not only are people attractive, but everyone is genuinely nice.

4 College Junior

Academics: Great Biology Opportuntites – There are so many great opportunities for biology majors. From teaching to working in a lab, you just have to get out there, and if you're in a pre-professional program as well, there are also options to volunteer in your field.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Good Mix – There are a wide variety of people here and many different ways to get involved with different groups.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are about what is expected for on campus housing. They are nothing extravagant. The freshman high rises are probably about the worst option, but they're not terrible. Living on campus is very convenient, especially since there are always bus stops near by and the dining halls are close. The housing process is easy, and reasonably priced for what it is.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Two Words: Foot. Ball – Of course all the sports at Georgia are great, but nothing compares to football. There is nothing better than a Saturday between the hedges!!!!

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Typical Freshmen Guys and Girls – The typical freshmen girl at Georgia is in some sort of sorority and wears an oversized t-shirt, leggings, and boots to class. The guys are a bit more diverse. You have the frat boys, jocks, sweeties, and the occasional weirdo.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There are a variety of buses to ride to get around campus. The buses run frequently.

5 College Freshman

Parking: Don't park on campus without a permit, except on weekends. There are expensive fines.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Everywhere you turn, you see Greek life: on clothing, accessories, everything. All the sorority girls where big sorority t-shirts with leggings as pants.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: All around campus, you will run into a diversity of students.

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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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