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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know too much about Greek life in general. Only Greek life as it pertains to the African american community.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Being that I work for recruiting I can honestly say that we have some of the best facilities in the United States.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The classes range from small to very large, giving a student a variety of learning experiences and exposing students to different environments and people. The school itself is large, however, the bus system is incredible and is actually the largest mass transit system in the state of Georgia outside of MARTA in Atlanta. Overall, the University of Georgia is an amazing school.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: It is extremely easy to underage drink in Athens. The downtown scene is full of underage kids. If you want to drink, you need a fake ID that's not expired. Doesn't have to be your or even look anything like you.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have taken a few easy courses, but mostly very hard courses. UGA professors do not mess around. They want you to learn and succeed, but they don't always make it easy. I would say my huge gen ed lecture classes were harder than my small 25 person major classes because you develop a strong relationship with the teacher. You aren't just a test score in a 300 person lecture.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Grady College is great. I am learning so much and creating such a strong professional network. I had an unpaid internship this summer that I got from just submitting my resume to a suggested internship that Grady emailed me. They are consistently sending out hiring internships relative to your major. It's a great school. I'm happy and proud to be apart of it.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, or even off campus. I have definitely heard a few stories about sexual assault which is obviously disturbing and frightening, but unfortunately, there are going to be cases of sexual assault no matter where anyone goes to school. There are campus police that ride around on their little carts during the day and at night. In the downtown scene, which is not even considered campus, there are police at every corner keeping everyone safe. That is why I have always felt safe at UGA but anything could happen so it's always important to keep your guard up.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus. I lived in Brumby Hall which is one of the high rises and I wouldn't have changed it. Brumby, Creswell and Russell are home to a lot of the greek community freshmen year and they are right by the dining hall, Bolton (which is a huge plus). It was small, for sure. The community shower situation was definitely not my favorite part of the day. But at the end of the day, it was an awesome experience. The high-rises are so social. I met so many people just studying in the lobby or in the elevator. As a girl, I would say those three high-rises are the best freshmen housing. Other great dorms are Morris, Meyers (honors dorm), and east campus housing. Cost was relatively cheap, I thought-- way cheaper than what I'm paying now to live in an apartment. I thought the housing process was also relatively easy and smooth-- no issues there. Location of all dorms are super convenient in one way or another. That's one thing about UGA being such a big campus-- you're always going to be conveniently close to places you want to go and you're always going to be inconveniently far away from places you want to go.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: For me, I came to UGA as an out-of-state student. So joining a sorority reduced my new world from 30,000 to 70 in one week. I met some of my very dearest and best friends through my sorority and I'm sure many people share a similar experience. It is a very easy way to meet people, especially if you don't know anyone. However, I do not believe it is a necessity. It is extremely easy to make friends with people of similar interests while not being associated with the greek system. There are so many things to get involved with on campus. I even met some of my best friends in class. It's hard for me to say how non-Greeks view Greek students because I am apart of it, but I would hope they see us as equals just like I see them as equals. If I had to guess, just like any Greek system, I'm sure non-Greeks meet some people who are snobby, exclusive or judgmental but for the most part I would think everyone is nice, open, and genuine. Being a member of the greek community definitely has the housing perk. I lived in my sorority house this past year and it was an amazing experience. All fraternity and sorority houses at Georgia are old, traditional, beautiful mansions. Most of them have enough housing to accommodate almost a whole pledge class. Walking down Milledge Ave, home to most greek houses, will amaze anyone who is seeing them for the first time.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We are the Georgia Bulldawgs for cryin' out loud. We take so much pride in our athletics. It makes us who we are. I am very much a girly girl that didn't know anything about sports going into college. Now-- sports are my life. I am more dedicated to following Georgia football than I have ever been to watching any other sport. When we win a game, I couldn't be happier. I get butterflies in my stomach and I feel so proud of what my team accomplished. And when we lose, I am upset and disappointed. It hurts really bad, but I still love my team because I know the players gave it their all. This type of feeling doesn't come from just football. So many students, including myself, religiously attend basketball games, tennis matches and even club soccer tournaments. I think it is safe to say that all UGA students are involved in our athletic system in one way or another. It is truly amazing to be apart of.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: If I could redo my senior year, I wouldn't have applied to any other school besides UGA. Being an out-of-state student from New Jersey, I was nervous about going so far away from home and knowing absolutely no one. Luckily for me, I ended up loving it so much. I firmly believe UGA is one of the most well-rounded universities. Every student is ambitious, strives for success, and has a desire to learn. Meanwhile, everyone also has the ability to have fun, get to know each other, and find themselves. Although UGA is a such a large university, everyone has the opportunity to find a niche circle of people that they get along with. I have found out so much about myself being at UGA such as what I need to do succeed academically and who I want to be as a person. I was fortunate enough to find my circle of friends quickly and easily, but I am even more fortunate to a school where my professional network has the ability to grow daily. UGA is a family and a community. Everyone takes so much pride in being a bulldawg -- which is probably why game days are so amazing.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I love the campus housing

4 College Student

Greek Life: I love being part of something at college.

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4 College Student

Athletics: All of the students go to the games.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: I love how big the school is.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm starting soon and looks great so far!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great school that requires a lot of hard work and dedication.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People really look for UGA alumni and students when hiring employees

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Well lit and generally safe place to go to school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Morris was the best dorm and I met a lot of great people there.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Im not in greek life but they seem to enjoy themselves.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: everyone is really passionate about sports. It makes games really fun and interesting.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Georgia is really great and offers many different opportunities.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Feel pretty safe, seems there would always be help if i needed it

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: fantastic place to be, absolutley gorgeous campus and incredible people

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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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