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5 College Freshman

Local Area: When walking through Athens there's always something entertaining to spot. Whether it be randos running around on campus, little furry creatures doing their thang, or social reunions going on downtown.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish receiving financial aid wasn't like playing the lottery. Nearly impossible.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Personally I have yet to attend an actual party, but from the pictures and stories I can tell those involved in Greek life attend great parties.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many off campus dining areas are available so there's lots of options! Sometimes it involves getting a good workout in order to retrieve a pizza, but the student discounts make it worth it!

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is very big on campus. I'm definitely considering rushing next year because it seems like it's a great way to get involved and be social.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never ever felt unsafe on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is awesome! I wouldn't have it any other way. I adore walking to my classes and seeing the chipmunks and squirrels run around on a daily basis. Also meal plan is great. Living on campus is definitely the way to fully expose a student to the college life.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Administration is strict in the areas where it is absolutely necessary, but it can be lenient where it needs to be.

9 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are TONS of places to choose from. You could live in a Greek setting, in a house, in an apartment, in a trailer, etc. All prices are reasonable!

7 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Internships can be rough. They demand a lot of your time for little to no benefit to you, except for something to list on your resume or college/graduate school applications. I have had an internship, and they can be difficult to find (specifically in the veterinary field) because so much time is devoted from the proprietor to make sure that you are getting your time's worth on learning the field and on learning the trade. All this being said, if you are lucky enough to find one, please take it because it will be worth it in the end.

4 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I do not live on-campus and tried my best to make sure of that by living in an apartment. Dorms are very small, and sometimes the air conditioning and heating can be terrible depending on what dormitory you are placed in. I would not recommend it, and any freshmen that you talk to say they would not recommend it either. It is actually cheaper to live in an apartment in Athens. If you divide the dorm price up, it ends up being around $575 a month, where you can find an apartment in Athens for much cheaper than that for a better value.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Safety and security are a priority for UGA. That being said, there have recently been a high number of sexual assaults on-campus and in downtown Athens. It has become a bit of a problem, and Athens police and campus police are working to fix it to the best of their ability.

4 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Parties are typically hard to find unless you are a part of the Greek system. If you are looking to have fun at a "party-type" setting, my best suggestion would be just to go downtown. House parties can typically be hard to find, unless you were originally invited. Greek parties are the easiest to find, but you have to be a part of the Greek system to participate.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial aid is never something pleasant to have to deal with. UGA can be rather expensive, so financial aid is always going to be a slight hassle. The good news is that the financial aid counselors are willing to work with you and get what you need, even if that means editing your estimated cost of attendance that UGA sets for you. They will work with you to get you what you need, whether that be federal loans, private loans, grants, and/or scholarships.

4 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of my university! Football is big thing, but other sports are just as important. Everyone at the school gets involved, whether they are on the team, cheering on the team, or just huge fans! There are plenty of activities to do in order to support athletics and the fan support is the one of the best in the nation!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: The local atmosphere has tons of things to do. People are always wanting everyone to get involved and everyone is so accepting of anything and everything you want to do! There are tons of activities and attractions to do and to attend! There are regular concerts, sporting attractions, events, plays, shopping, etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the classes that are actually going to be useful in my life, the teachers are really passionate about the subject and very helpful and understanding. The material is challenging but not unnecessarily so. And the class sizes are decent. On the other hand, there are the lecture rooms with 300 kids in the class who are all really confused and a teacher who just can't cater to that class size. There seems to be a great discrepancy in what is taught in class and what actually shows up on the tests in theses classes.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not gotten quite that far yet so it's hard to tell at this point. Finding internships has been pretty difficult for me so far though.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting into the program is easy, staying in is the hard part.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Campus looks nice from the outside but its not all that great in terms of efficiency. There are a few new buildings but a lot of the dorms are way too old. There are plenty of student hangouts and places to study or just pass out and take a random nap. Also there is always something going on at the student center so its not hard to find something to do or an event to go to.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is not a lot of variety here. It is mostly made up of white and asian students and most of them are involved in greek life. But if you try hard enough you can certainly meet someone anywhere but the easiest events seem to be through friends at parties or at campus events.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you cant drink or get into clubs, the nightlife of Athens is pretty boring. The best parties in my opinion, are the ones thrown by your friends or by organizations you're involved in. Then you can have fun in other ways that don't involve alcohol if you cant drink and you know you will have a good time because you have something in common with these people.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Athens is kind of like the boondocks. A little town in the middle of nowhere does not have that much variety.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Setting scholarships was so stressful because I did so much work and got very little money. Hope does not cover enough of tuition so I had to take out loans. Getting the loans was pretty easy and the financial aid department was pretty cooperative. But It was still stressful to realize how much money we just didn't have and how much money we were not given.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Sooooo much better and cheaper than the dorms. As long as you can get a place that has a good bus, good management, and an all utilities included bill, the freedom is so worth it. Being able to cook your own meals allows for healthier options. The bathrooms aren't disgusting so you don't need shower shoes. You have more freedom with decorating your room. There is a lot more space and more private amenities like pools and tennis courts. You can bring your pet from home that you've been missing all year. Downsides are mostly with transportation. The bus for my apartment is great for getting on and off campus but for getting anywhere else you need a car. Parking here is excellent and the staff is made up of mostly UGA student you can relate to. Right now, I'm paying more that $6,000 less than I would be staying in a small crusty dorm on the meal plan with soggy vegetables. Safety is an issue but pretty much the same as it was on campus. Its mostly important to do research early in the year (December) and deliberate for a while before making a decision.

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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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