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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is always going to be things that pop up, but it's very rare. Campus police as well as ACC police make their presence known.

5 College Junior

Academics: Everyone knows what they're talking about. There is a prestige when graduating from UGA for obvious reasons. You will undoubtedly be the most prepared for the future upon leaving.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown restaurants are amazing . Try everything at least once! The prices can really add up though. So much is local so you can't experience this food anywhere else; as a fatty, I think it's sooo worth it.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation fee provides a pretty amazing on-campus service and covers public transportation as well. The UGA buses can get really crowded & the times can be unreliable so you've got to get to stops pretty early which is annoying. It takes a while to get the hang of the routes, but it's really useful once you do get to know! Buses run all night but they're really sparse. You can always look up the schedule online or call transit service to find out what times they'll be at the stop though which is really greattt

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is obviously an incredible deal. Campus is amazing on gameday- there's nothing like it. Basketball & Gymdogs are other highly recognized sports, and maybe even swimming & volleyball. Everything else gets less recognition but it's so much fun to attend games nonetheless!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: In my opinion, I believe that the University of Georgia is based off of its athletics alone. The student athletes and students are very supportive of the athletic community on campus. Students are always ready to participate when it comes to athletic opportunities. Also, the community is very helpful and supportive. They are willing to arrive hours early for a football game or on-campus concerts. I am proud to be a part of the bulldog community. GO DAWGS!

3 College Freshman

Majors: I didn't have to submit an application to get into the program of my choice; it is very easy. Once you have determined your desired major, you just sign up for the classes that pertain to your major. The only difficulty that I faced during class sign ups is when the university only makes a certain number of classes available for sign up. There have been many times would I would get up early to see if the class that I needed to take was open for availability.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: There are plenty of activities, clubs and ways to get involved around campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: They are great, they offer a variety of facilities to meet all their students needs.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Ive never lived on campus so I have no valuable info to offer.

3 College Junior

Parking: It's somewhat expensive, but there are enough spots for students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The best dorms, in my opinion, are: the Hill community dorms because the dorm rooms has a lot of space and you have your own air condition control.

The worst options, in my opinion, are: Brumby because you have a big hill you have to climb and you don't control your own air conditioning. Plus the rooms are small.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I think the football team is amazing and the school spirit is absolutely great. I think that sports like soccer, baseball, or tennis could use some more recognition.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The first thing you will notice about UGA: the campus is huge. In typical Georgia fashion, buildings are placed far apart in seemingly random fashion, making for a vast, sprawling campus. This makes getting from class to class a big problem. Luckily, the school has designed an extensive bus system to help students out. But even with 10+ regular routes, getting from class to class can still be an epic struggle. Buses are frequently too packed to even board, meaning you have to wait for the next open one.

Plenty of people also park on campus, but even this is problematic. There is never enough parking to go around, and some of the student lots are far away and extremely inconvenient. And they'll also cost you about $400 per year. So have fun with that.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: The bar scene is just like any other college town, just amplified enormously. There are hundreds of bars packed into the teensy area we humorously call "Downtown" Athens. Every night of the week (but especially Thursday-Saturday) expect huge crowds of drunk revelers, girls in skimpy clothing (even in Winter!) and more bros than you can shake a stick at. The bars are all typical southern fun - country cliches, loud music, and crazy-drunk people.

If getting hideously drunk isn't fun for you, you'll feel like an outsider here. However, for the music lovers, there is hope! Athens has a great, and mostly deserved, reputation as a music hub of Georgia. Bands and musicians of all genres play nightly at a variety of great clubs. Concerts are often free or low-cost. If you take the time to find the best concerts, you will definitely be rewarded.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls here are typical frat/sorority scum. If that's your thing, you're in luck. But if you have any hesitation about bros that wear extra-short khaki shorts, and girls that wear oversized t-shirts, then please save yourself some misery and don't go here. Please.
Guys and girls here are equally stupid and traditional. Church-goers all around, even with Saturday-night hangovers. Your southern mama would be proud.
That being said, there is a (small) hipster subculture, mainly populating the downtown areas and thriving off the music scene. But they are a largely shunned minority on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown has a decent choice of places to eat. There are a lot of chain restaurants off campus though.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: This is definitely a top tier university in the South. The workload is heavier than other schools in the SEC. There are many majors to chose from- basically anything you want to study, you can find it here.
UGA is a research university as well, so we attract some of the top professors in certain areas.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: 4 dining halls to chose from. Snelling is open 24/7 Monday-Thursday. Great place to socialize or study. Awesome food!

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: UGA is a very "white campus". The administration does try very hard though to promote diversity. For example, University Housing hosts Diversity Awareness Week at Georgia.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm enrolled in the College of Education as a Social Studies Education major. The requirements for the degree are somewhat strenuous (foreign language, many humanities, random required classes). The instructors for the courses are absolutely wonderful though once you get past the introductory EPSY classes.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The best thing to do is to get everything done early. That way if something is not right, you will have time to get it right.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses are so unpredictable. You can miss homework's, exams and a lot of things just because the buses take their time to show up.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The police can really be in full effect during the nights of parties and clubs. There aren't much people that can get away with driving and drinking around downtown. If you were to get caught, you would need people in high places to get out of the trouble you are in.

4 College Freshman

Weather: There were very few rainy days, but they were not miserable; keep an umbrella in your backpack at all times, and be open minded to rainy days. The temperature was only very cold for a few weeks- just have warm clothes and keep inside most of the days. The other days were quite comfortable temperatures, and had sunny skies for the majority of them.

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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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