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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people with very diverse interests here, but there is not a lot of racial/ethnic diversity. It's a pretty darn white campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Challenging, but not unreasonably so. I feel like I really am learning a lot here, but it doesn't always come easy (not to say that it should.)

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Beautiful campus with the exception of some ugly south campus buildings. Go study on North Campus. It's seriously so nice.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Athens is the dream college town. Great food, shopping, nightlife, churches, parks, whatever you can think of, Athens has it. I would stay here forever if I could.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm from halfway across the country, and I think UGA is the best school in the world. I'm quite sappy about it, but this is THE school for you if you want to get a great education and have a ton of fun. UGA is the perfect mix of the two- Work Hard, Play Hard. I should mention that this doesn't mean you have to be a wild partier to love it here. I am definitely not and I have still had a great time! Athens is the greatest college town. I really can't think of anything bad to say about this school (except maybe the Orbit bus and the humidity.)

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm still a student, so I'm not sure on details of getting a job, but it seems like there are a ton of resources on campus to get you going in the right direction. Career center, for one.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: This place is full of good-looking people, just have to get out there and meet them.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus or downtown, but you need to be smart, especially if drinking. Athens is relatively safe, but it's not a good idea to walk places alone at night. Almost all incidents occur downtown as a result of alcohol and this just speaks to how important it is to be responsible and smart if you chose to drink.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm a member of Greek Life here and I love it. I think it's the easiest and most fun way to get involved on campus and make some new friends. However, it can be hard to get into, and it's very expensive (at least for girls) so some people tend to think Greeks are snobs. But it's pretty much that way everywhere- do what you want to do. You'll have a great time here whether you're Greek or not.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Although UGA is a huge football school, lots of other sports get a lot of attention too like basketball, gymnastics, baseball, etc. and the sports is really a huge part of what makes UGA so great. A UGA game is a nearly religious experience. Go Dawgs.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of options for off campus housing, but it all depends on how much you're willing to pay. The places near to campus can get very pricey.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Athens has the BEST food. Seriously. There are so many different options in a variety of price ranges.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene in Athens is pretty much all at the bars (which are very lax on IDs) and this has its ups and downs. If you want a wild party scene, you can definitely find it in many places downtown, but there are a lot of more relaxed places too. Plus, there is so much to do downtown besides the bars.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: UGA and all other Georgia schools offer great financial aid via HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships, but you need to be proactive and responsible in working with the financial aid office because it can be a difficult process to get it all taken care of.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining halls are pretty good, some better than others. They're easy to get to because there are multiple locations. Also, the non-dining hall food is AWESOME like Jittery Joes, Chick Fil A, Barberitios, lots of other options

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms aren't great, but living in a little shoebox will make some great memories. Can't complain except it the bathrooms could use some work.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Five people have died so far this semester, which is very frightening. I am unsure of the causes of death for all of the people in question, however I know at least 2 were involved separate drug deals or consuming drugs at the time of death.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a part of greek life and would not know how to answer this question.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is rooted in UGA culture. Basketball is also a popular sport.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options to choose from. I live on campus but I see lots of ads for numerous different places. UGA bus routes stop at some apartment complexes, and city transit buses will take you almost anywhere in town.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of burrito joints open very late on some nights.

College Freshman

Administration: I have never encountered administration so I would not be able to give a precise and accurate answer.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not "party" at my school. I do not drink or do any drugs.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Meal plan is expensive but gets you a lot of options, opens you up to any of the dining halls. Most of the food is kinda nasty but there are a few good things available. Restaurants are abundantly available both on campus and downtown.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The building I reside in has a sink in the room, which is not included in your standard freshman highrise dorm room. The room is also larger than the standard, and there are less people in the building itself. There are no elevators, which is unfortunate but understandable since the building was constructed in the 1960s.

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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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