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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some really bad places, but there are also a lot of good. The closer you get to campus, the nicer and more expensive rooms are. Almost all of the decent apartment complexes and communities are by the Athens transit line so if you don't have a car you can still get to campus. Cost is usually reasonable unless you live downtown or on Broad street. Most communities are gated and have clubhouses/pools. UGA gives out some solicitations on off campus housing but mostly promotes university housing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants downtown. A lot of them are moderate quality and not that expensive, but the nice ones are pretty pricy. It's hard to get parking and the restaurants fill up fast on weekend nights.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is pretty strict if you give them a reason to be. They make the rules and if you break them, there are a lot of consequences, especially with alcohol, drugs, and cheating.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: At first some of my scholarships didn't show up, and I had to make a lot of phone calls to fix that. It all worked out and I got what I needed, but it took some time. It's a big system so I could understand how some information got lost.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't personally party, but it's one of the highlights in Athens. The downtown scene is crazy, especially around football season and people enjoy it a lot. There are some frat parties too, but they're not as common and open to the public.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It depends on where you go. ECV has the best food, and definitely the healthiest. All the dining halls serve the same types of meals each day but they vary in quality. If you have the meal plan, it only makes sense to eat there and not spend extra money on food outside. Bolton is always the most crowded.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are small and you don't get a whole lot of privacy. But it's nice to be so close to classes and you meet a lot of new people. The cost is pretty high, but that's because of its convenience.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are several different options for off campus housing. A lot of the options are expensive and a few minutes from campus, which can be frustrating.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Some of the restaurants are quite expensive, but there are so many options to choose from, so that usually isn't a big deal.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus policies are a good idea because they are in place to keep us safe.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Because the school is so big, there aren't very many scholarships available. Besides HOPE, you have to be very invested in your major in order to qualify for any scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The many frat houses and bars downtown give you a lot of opportunities to party.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a lot of options for food in the dining halls. If you're not on meal plan, I could see how it could be tough. However, I love the meal plan and the availability of all the dining halls.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are kind of small and there is a community bathroom, but I feel like the high rise dorms are the way to go. It is a very social atmosphere and you're bound to see someone you know whenever you get on an elevator. I also like the location of the dorms because you can go back between classes.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Its great because there are a lot of bars but the night life is sometimes exclusive to the white race

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is great because theres a ton of variety and snelling is open 24/7

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: the dorms are a great first year experience because you get to meet tons of people however UGA on campus apartments are subpar. None of them have full kitchens. There are no stoves, ovens, dishwashers. The laundry and kitchen is communal.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The majority of girls look the same. They are pretty, but often in a fake way. They dress the same (leggings, boots, big sweaters in the winter; Nike shorts, over-sized t-shirts, running shoes in the summer). The abundance of sorority girls is pretty annoying.

The guys are kind of the same. Think typical frat boy.

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3 College Senior

Administration: I do not live on campus, so I am not overly familiar with how student housing is policed. I hear that it is extremely easy for underage students to get alcohol. Many professors will make class attendance part of the overall grade. The school takes cheating and honor code violations extremely seriously.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academics: I am a psychology major. Be prepared to be surrounded by a large and predominantly female student cohort. The requirements to complete the program are pretty straightforward. The workload is manageable, and the curriculum is pretty interesting. The Psychology building is one of the older buildings on campus, but it is still nice enough.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: The school is pretty expensive. The worst parts are the mandatory fees that are non-negotiable. For instance, you have to pay an athletic fee even if you don't attend any of the sporting events. The financial aid process is pretty average. Just make sure to apply for everything before any deadlines. Some of the people in the financial aid office can be jerks, so be prepared to stand your ground if you have questions or anything for them. Federal/state aid is much easier to get than aid directly from the school.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Diversity: The campus is predominantly white, middle to upper-middle class, liberal, and heterosexual. Its hard for lower socioeconomic status individuals to afford without taking out loans or receiving state/federal scholarships. For the most part, racial and ethnic minorities congregate together and keep to themselves outside of the classroom environment.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are great but I've never been in an apartment.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: but I could care less. You pay a bunch of athletic fees for no reason.

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4 College Junior

Academics: If you are a transfer student from a lower-cost school be prepared for harder classes.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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