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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: UGA is well-known commodity and continues to do a great job in improving its reputation nationwide. More and more students are earning Truman Scholarships, Rhodes Scholarships, and Ivy League acceptance each decade and employers are taking note.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life feels like a big part of campus, but in reality students are able to find success socially with or without it. They do (in general) a lot of good for the community and do host parties, but none of that matters; downtown Athens is mecca, and all students, underage, Greek, not Greek, or grad students, flock there.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: UGA has one of the strongest football traditions in the country, but there are a number of other sports that UGA dominates in as well, including gymnastics, women's basketball, swimming and diving, and historically baseball. The Ramsey Center is a top-ranked student athletic facility that provides very affordable and arguably top-notch athletic options for all students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: If you want a more ritzy option or are on a tight budget, you can find something for you. The closer to campus and thus downtown, the more expensive it'll get it, so figure out how important quality vs. convenience is when deciding where to live.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Just like the on-campus options are impressive all things considered, the same can be said for a town the side of Athens. There are pricey steakhouses, organic options, and cheap late-night alike within a few blocks of each other.

5 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Dr. Morehead is a great President, as are the professors in Grady, Terry, and the other top-ranked colleges. The most important group in the admin that drives UGA are those involved in student affairs. There are over 700 student organizations, and they help make that possible.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: #1 college town according to Rolling Stone Magazine says it all.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Hope scholarship is provided to most in-state students who qualify, which makes affording college very reasonable.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: One of the best meal plans in the country, and there are options for those that cannot afford it such as Chick-fil-A and Barberito's.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Small rooms are the only downside in the freshman dorms. Require freshmen to live on campus so there is a definite sense of community from the get-go.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Overall pretty good. The price is worth it, and there is a lot of variety. The meals are on a 3 week cycle. I like ECV the best because it has healthier food.

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Campus Housing: I live in Brumby. The community is great but the rooms are very small, and you can't control your own air conditioning. The bathrooms are community, thus pretty nasty. It is pretty cheap though. Housing process was reletively easy. Brumby is not very close to alot of classes. There is a big hill to walk up to Brumby.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek scene is pretty big here. You got to be part of it to be cool.

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Off-Campus Housing: Tons of apartments nearby. The rates are usually four hundred dollars.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Discount on most stores close to campus. The gas station here are expensive.

5 College Freshman

Administration: It is a fairly relax school. There are strict guidelines are cheating though

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everybody are drunk on Friday nights. There is ton of underage drinking here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It was all right. The sanitation might be a problem though

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I have always been a sports fan and this town joins me in my enthusiasm. There is always a sporting event to go to and always someone that wants to go to it with you! I currently play club volleyball for UGA and I just love it! I have met so many amazing girls and I cannot wait to see what the next 6 seasons with them will hold! Ramsey is the student gym and there are so many opportunities with the facility. There are badminton courts, volleyball courts, a track, basketball courts, a rock-climbing wall, racquetball courts, a swimming pool, machines, free weights, treadmills, and so so many more things to do at the gym! It is truly amazing!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have signed a lease to live with two of my friends at the Ikon next year and we are so excited. The Ikon, along with many other off-campus housing like The Standard, Athens Ridge, The Flats, or even just a regular old house are all great options that are nowhere shy from being the perfect place for college students to live. No matter where you go, you are bound to know someone who lives close by. You are also almost always in close proximity to either a city bus stop (which you ride for free if you're a student) or sometimes even a UGA bus stop (if you are the lucky ones who get to live on Milledge). There are a lot of options for housing and a large range of prices so as long as you're willing to live with a couple people and do the research, you will definitely be able to find the right place for you!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: With Athens having a great downtown area as well as 5 points area, there is no shortage of off-campus dining. There are countless restaurants downtown ranging from cheap sandwiches from Lazy Shopper, Waffle House, and The Grille (all open 24/7) to the renowned Last Resort that serves the most amazing meals (but you'll probably have to wait until your parents come in town because it's so expensive). Me being vegetarian, I love to go to the various little restaurants downtown and see all the options they have to offer! Also, Earth Fare in 5 Points is basically a mini Whole Foods so you can imagine I'm in heaven when I'm in there!

4 College Freshman

Administration: I have not had any problem with the school administration so far. The dorms are much more lenient on drinking/guests than I had anticipated. It's not like you RA sees you drinking in your room and they're okay with it. It is more like a don't ask don't tell kind of deal. Parking is probably the most enforced thing on campus. You will get a parking ticket at some point in your time here at UGA, but all you have to do is write a brief statement to appeal your ticket and you owe nothing! Overall, the UGA administration does a great job of balancing what truly needs to be done to keep the students safe and what is not that necessary to keep them safe (as we are almost adults and can take care of ourselves).

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Athens is simply one of the most amazing places for those who want to work hard and play hard as well. There are so many different events that take place in Athens, that you could go out every night of the week (although I don't suggest doing so). I am currently not involved in greek life, yet I have attended many events hosted by fraternities and sororities so there is no problem at all with getting involved in that social scene. If greek life really is not your thing, then there are concerts almost every weekend by bands like Moon Taxi, artists like Corey Smith, Sam Hunt, and even rappers like Tyler the Creator and RIff Raff. You'll have no problem finding a good time in Athens as long as you are looking for something fun to do!

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Coming from what many would say is a well-off family, I found it hard to get many scholarships other than academic ones. I currently have the HOPE Scholarship because of my GPA throughout high school and my first semester. I find this to be very helpful because I know it takes some weight off of my parent's shoulders with tuition bills. It is also really easy because there's no application, they just apply it to your account.

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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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