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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are quite a few frat parties that can be fun throughout the year. To me that scene gets really old, really fast. Going to bars downtown with your friends is ALWAYS a good time. Just don't jaywalk!!!!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Athens Is the Best – No matter what you will enjoy your time in Athens. North campus and downtown are my favorite places during the day because it is so beautiful. Classes are challenging (as they should be) so sometimes it's hard to balance your priorities.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Punishments Are Appropriate – I believe that the University of Georgia places importance on issues that should be taken seriously. Such as academic honesty and drinking. The consequences for going agaisnt school policy seem apropriate.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: OK but Repetitive – The campus dining is great at first. But after a while, eating at dining halls can get pretty tiring since it's the same food all the time. The food is great quality and everything, it's just old after a while. Also, they close at 2 on Sundays so the 7 day meal plan is kind of a rip off.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Easy Access – UGA has a great transit system that allows students to go wherever they need to at almost anytime. There is also a great local government transit system that will help fill the gaps for all residents.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: athens has several great restaurants including the Varsity with all the classic american foods

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Bar Scene – This school has a bar scene like no other. There are over 90 bars and everyone is out.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Not only is the campus gorgeous with the variety of gardens blossoming all year long and historic buildings but downtown Athens is also a very unique and beautiful part of Athens. It fun just walking around downtown and window shopping. There is also a huge intramural field with all kinds of sports fields and a medium sized pond with a jogging trail. Downtown Atlanta is about an hour away which is really convenient. Campus is safe enough to walk around at night with a bunch of friend , however, there are break ins in Athens but off-campus.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Warm All Year Long. If you love warm weather then Athens is for you. During the summer it's really hot and dry, during the spring there are flowers absolutely everywhere, during the fall there is foliage everywhere and the winters are not too bad. The weather is bearable all year long plus its nice to see the different seasons when you are walking to class.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was kind of overwhelmed by the size of the campus at the beginning of the year but in a few weeks I knew where almost everything was. I really enjoyed walking to class because the scenery is beautiful especially the variety of gardens at UGA. Classes were tough but there is help everywhere if you look for it. There is always something to do on campus or downtown Athens. Everybody from the faculty to the students are really nice.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: To Be or Not to Be a Math Major – At first I was a little concerned about being a math major because I've always heard how hard it was but there are a lot of tools and resources that are accessible to me. First of all, when you're a math major at the University of Georgia, you get emails from the math department about once a month about different internships, club meetings, different scholarships, and different math events on campus. Recently, someone has set up a math major facebook group so now it is easier to communicate with each other with our different math problems or just to socialize. There are numerous areas to get math tutoring if you need it which includes the Matrix, which is an unknown lounge for math majors and you'll get an email of its location once you declare a math major. And the great thing about the teachers are most of them teach numerous sections of math so if you find a teacher that you really like, you can continue with them or if you don't you can find another one. But the problem with the math teachers is that some of them have accents or teach pretty fast which is why you need to take advantage of their office hours which are actually really helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe on Campus and in Town – I have never felt unsafe walking around UGA campus or downtown Athens but there are some "sketchy" areas between the two. There is some government style housing surrounding the dorm areas of campus. No one here has ever bothered me but there seems to be a little underlying tension and a sense of us being the "haves" and them being the "have nots". Like I said, I have never had a problem but I find I try to be much more aware of my surroundings when I am walking through these neighborhoods.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: While Greek Life at UGA can likely be a great experience for someone born and raised in Georgia, it is not very welcoming for students from other parts of the country. Basically, for guys, if you do not live close enough to Athens to hang out with the frats over the summer, you miss out on a lot of bonding and learning about which Frat might be the best fit for you. When you arrive in the fall, many of the Frats already know who they want and those guys are almost always from Georgia. The problem really seems to lie in the fact that rush is done in the fall. I think it would help with diversity if rush was held in the spring only. That way you could get to know the Frats and they could get to know you over the fall. The couple of fraternities who seem to be open to out of staters are pretty weak. One of them is currently on suspension, really out of control, and probably headed for being kicked off campus at least for a few years. So, for those non-Georgian guys, I say, find another way to connect to a community. There are lots of other groups and clubs to join that will be less exclusive and you will meet a more diverse group of other students.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Career Center – The carrer center is very helpful! IF you need help getting an internship, job or picking a major they will truly help. The major program academic advisors are available most of the time and they truly do help by giving suggestions and listening to your concerns.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Hard but Worth It – UGA is definitely not a easy school. The professors make you work hard and they have a heavy work load but if you are an intelligent person and a hard worker it can be done; you can succeed. The professors do care and most are willing to work with you. Registration process is not difficult but getting the classes you want are sometimes a struggle since the school is very competitive especially with classes that are needed most. Register early!!!!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are alot of campus police who are always on duty. I have not had any crime issues since I've been on campus. The residential halls are very safe because of the precautions they take like having to show your id and having to scan your hand in order to get to the building.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Great College Place! I love UGA! There is always something to do especially on campus! Which is good for students who do not have transportation. Everyone is friendly and you meet and learn new things everyday!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Try to Get in Honors College – I'm about to be a sophomore and most of my teachers have been helpful. However, really try to get into Honors College because classes are smaller and teachers are much more attentive.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Depends on What You're Talking About – RAs are strict about alcohol/drugs in dorms and who enters the dorms. Have not dealt with campus police.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Very Specific – There are scholarships at Georgia, but most of them have very narrow guidelines. For example, you have to be in Honors College or want to study abroad during the fall in China.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: It can get really hot in Georgia during Spring/Summer. However, I love the sunny weather and I often study outside. Winters are pretty cold, which I don't like. We might get snow once a year, but it's rare. Sometimes ice storms.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Muy Bien – The food is great, but can become cold due to few students during Maymester.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers can become crowded during midterms, but mostly do to procrastination

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: So Much Diversity – There is so much diversity among students that there is a place for everybody

5 College Junior

Local Area: Great College Town – Athens is the perfect college town with tons of cool restaurants and bars downtown.

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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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