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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: There aren't a lot of different routes on campus for the buses, but they will get you where you need to go. There is also city transportation which can get you to and from your apartment. You don't really need a car at all.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the off-campus housing is very average, but there is a lot of it. You can easily find an apartment near a city bus stop, or use the very available parking. They are usually located away from other locations, so it's relatively quiet with little to no traffic.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Weather without extremes. Gets a little hot in August, September, and May, but nothing too horrible. In the winter it gets a little cold, but there's rarely any snow or anything like that.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The Middle School Education program is very good at the University of Georgia. You will have the chance to learn about several aspects of education while you are there, with a focus on an age group that is often ignored. There are very encouraging professors who care about what they're doing.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: UGA has a great variety of options for learning. Professors are often available, though in some places you may struggle to find a professor that speaks English well. There is rigor involved, but not so much that it becomes life-consuming.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: It's a good group of people on campus. If you're not the partying type, avoid Milledge and all the Greek housing. There are so many people everywhere, it's easy to find a group that you can become friends with.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: There are several different housing options on campus. If you're looking for a more social experience, then the huge freshmen dorms are for you. If you like a quieter, more secluded experience, there are options there, too. I lived on campus for three years due to the convenience. I highly recommend it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: A good variety. While there are several chain restaurants around Athens, there are lots of little unique places in downtown and elsewhere that can keep you occupied for 4 years.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I never felt in danger and felt it was perfectly fine to go everywhere on my own. In addition, the health center is acceptable, though their diagnoses can be a little crazy at times.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: UGA has a great college atmosphere, takes care of its students, and has great educational programs. If I had to do it all again, I'd add in some study abroad. Other than that, do it all the same.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Fantastic college town. The downtown area is very student-friendly and caters to college needs. Of course, most students like the giant bar scene. Lots of good local music at small venues.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Very white Anglo-Saxon. Very Christian. Very middle and upper middle class.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Best meal plan in America! There are a ridiculous number of options, you can eat all the time, and the price is incredibly reasonable. I loved it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Area: Athens definitely has a college town feel. The students are comfortable there and are always raving about a coffee shop or pizza place there.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: The programs are great and so are the professors! But just like any other school, college is what you make of it.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: Weather in Georgia is funny but once you get used to it, it's no longer a problem. Right now, we're in autumn and it hasn't stopped getting past 75 degrees until last week. So that was a bit unusual but it's starting to get colder now.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Diversity: I can only speak for my program and there is not a lot of diversity. My program is made up of primarily white women. There are very few women of other races and even fewer men.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: The application reply was quick. They updated me on what extra information I needed to submit. Once I submitted them, it was quickly applied and processed.

UGA gives a checklist and if that's promptly followed, everything is easy.

It's always good to have a good recommendation letter and good volunteer background or club activities background

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: The program is straight-forward. It has a clear pathway I can follow in order to earn the degree. Workload really depends on what professor and what classes I choose out of the choices I have. The facilities are very localized and friendly. One of the headchairs always sends many information about internship opportunities

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: I wouldn't do it all over again. It requires a lot of pre-requisits in order to take basic classes of my major and it took me a while to get a start on my degree. My career goals are to work with the EPA located near UGA and see about going into a larger scale field. However, the EPA is very prestigious to get an internship for..

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are so many attractive people on this campus it's almost scary. However, most of these attractive people belong to sororities and fraternities and they exclusively date each other. Most students date within their race, mostly because the white students are not interested in getting to know minority students at all. We all dress the same though for the most part, but you can see certain styles that belong to certain groups. Frats with the sunglasses and khakis, sororities with the oversize t-shirt and running shorts, black greeks in their letters, hipsters in flannel, etc.

4 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You literally can get drugs anywhere if you want. It's ridiculous, underage drinking at UGA is one of the biggest problems because it is so easy to gain access to liquor. Also, recreational drugs are common but for some reason aren't as addressed as alcohol use; however that is eventually going to have to change because so many students are experimenting with cocaine, marijuana, and other harmful substances. If there is one thing UGA has to try to fix is the ease of accessibility to drugs students here have.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is awesome. I feel like living in the "horrible" freshmen dorms is an experience that everybody has to go through, and even though you're not as comfortable there as you would be at home, the social atmosphere is awesome. It's like living with a bunch of noisy, crazy relatives. Plus, they keep everything as clean as possible and they do try to fix complaints with reasonable efficiency. Living on campus freshmen year (and as many years as you choose to) is one of the best things about going to UGA.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Honestly, you can get away with some pretty extreme things depending on WHERE you live on campus. If you live on the west side in the freshmen dorms, they watch you a little bit closer. If you live on the east side, they could care less what you do (for the most part). If you live in south or north campus, no one really expects you to do anything crazy because that's where the chill, laid-back students often choose to live. Overall, UGA's campus is not that strict; you're an adult, and as long as you act like one you have all the freedom in the world.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: I feel like the students are very diverse- I have many friends of different races and sexual orientaions.

6 people 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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