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3 College Freshman

Technology: I have my own laptop. I have friends without computers, and they get along pretty fine. The Wi-Fi is horrible though. If you have a Ethernet cable, you're good to go, but the Wi-Fi is in and out constantly, and is extremely frustrating.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's pretty bad. They are ridiculously high prices (higher than some beautiful off-campus apartment complexes), and are half as nice/spacious. They are not very clean, but I guess that's what one would expect as a freshman. I would definitely not live on campus my later years, besides ECV, which are the best dorms on campus, but the ability of getting in there is slim. The environment of the dorms is nice though, it's nice to meet other people so easily.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: The on-sight police don't do s***. They don't care about anything, as long as they get paid. The only university authority you really see at anytime you shouldn't be doing something you're doing are the people at the dorm desks, who could not care less about what you do, as long as you flash them your UGA ID. Policy says you can't have any non-residents in past 2am on Sun-Thurs, but I've seen plenty of people get passed considering the people at the desks are around your age and really don't care to stop you besides yelling. If you have someone in and it ends up past 2, you're totally in the clear because it's not like they search rooms. Also, drinking in the dorms is unbelievably easy if you have the right RA (a chill one), and if you keep it low-key. Don't be blasting music with the door open and shot glasses out. The only police you have to worry about are the UGA police/Athens-Clarke county police downtown. If you're at all obviously drunk downtown, (such as j-walking across a 4 foot road), you're in deep shit. Same thing as dorms, keep it low-key and you're good.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I found my off-campus housing (The U in Athens) pretty easily, and it was pretty cheap/reasonable. The process was slightly tedious, but I'm excited to move off campus, consider the prices for on-campus housing are ridiculously high.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not much involved with the athletics, but I do know that UGA treats its athletes very well (almost too well), and that most athletes have a good time. There is much fan support across the board, as UGA students all about bulldawg spirit. Also, Ramsey is beautiful, and is a great facility for the athletes. Ramsey also isn't exclusive to athletes or even students, which makes it all the more better.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I don't have much outlook on my major yet because I've only been here for less than two semesters, but it seems okay. I can definitely see why one of the top 10 worst things rated by others about UGA is competition for majors, considering there's so many people. The workload's pretty hard, but nothing ridiculous. The facilities are a bit worn down, but take that with a grain of salt given the fact it's a public university and it's huge.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is probably awesome if you are Greek, but being one with no involvement with it, I dislike it. The frat guys and sorority girls alike come off as narcissistic, conceited, and self-centered. They are arrogant and act like anyone not Greek is unimportant, when in reality they are the ones who paid to make friends. The Greek houses seem nice and if you do join a nice frat and make good friends, that's awesome, but most of them are just assholes/bitches who only care about their fake relationships with their brothers/sisters.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The atmosphere is awesome because the people are great. Athens is extremely diverse, both in people and culture, and there are plenty of different restaurants, bars, and even concert venues to attend. There are also plenty of shops to shop at, though it's not very name brand (most of name brand shopping would take place in Atlanta), the stores are very local and vintage, but do sell awesome clothing. However, there aren't a majority of attractions to bring visitors too, besides the amazing downtown scene itself.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The cable goes out a good bit and so does the wi-fi.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options and most places are open late. You can almost always get a student discount as well.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They are usually understanding, just get your stuff in on time.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I came in thinking that I was going to be a science major but Chemistry has changed my mind. I would have dropped it last semester if I could go back.

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4 College Freshman

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

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have yet to go out but thursday to sunday is time for downtown. There are plenty of transportation options if you want to go out including taxis, shuttles, and buses.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are diversity leaders in the dorms. There are many diversity programs and there are also so many students that not one student would feel alone based on their ethnicity. There are people from all over the world here.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Athens is a very poor area so there are many homeless people close to campus. There are many car break ins and burglaries. I don't feel comfortable walking alone at night by myself because the campus is so large the side walks are not as busy at night but in the day time it is fine.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I hate the freshmen dorms, many of the times the water is cold, the rooms are either scorching hot or freezing, and it is always very loud. The worst would be Brumby with Russell falling in a close second. The east campus housing options are nice.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are many buses, vans, and shuttles to transport students around campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most non-greeks feel as though they are left out because so many people are involved in Greek life. But Greeks are also seen as snobby and cliquey. If you aren't part of the Greek life they will not talk to you for the most part.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The costs are usually affordable. They are very nice locations and most are gated communities. There is some sort of transportation in almost all off campus housing locations to get from school back home.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a great team and at every sports event, the student's section is full.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computer labs always available and the wi-fi coverage is great.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: You can get away with a lot of things as long as you don't draw too much attention to yourself.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are a big deal here. As a non-greek, it was hard to make friends at first when everyone in the greek system makes them so quickly. It got much better though and you aren't looked down upon for not being greek.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of different options, but getting close to campus or downtown makes things very pricey.

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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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