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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in biological sciences which is very challenging. UGA has gotten very competitive to get into the last few years and I think the courses have become more difficult. But that should help,me in medical school.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: The town is awesome, with lots of nightlife, bars, restaurants. Big music scene with a lot of clubs. Football season is huge, traffic is bad then, but it's very exciting.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They're a presence but didn't really hassle me or my friends.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: I lived in the dorm and had a parking place very near by. But I either walked or used the campus bus around school. You don't HAVE to have a ca on campus, but it is difficult to shop if you don't, and live on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of restaurants in downtown Athens that are really convenient for the times when people get sick of eating mealplan food.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The buses run on time great before 11 am. But as the day goes on they get slower and slower, especially after 4 pm.

4 College Junior

Academics: Generally, the teachers are great and willing to help. But, you always run into those few situations where the teachers are harsh graders or are unavailable at office hours to help.

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2 College Junior

Parking: Way over priced, and parking tickets are $40 if you are parked illegally. There is little/no free visitor parking. On college game days, even if you have paid for a parking space for the semester, you still have to move your vehicle.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Athens is known for being good for clubbing....and there are restaurants. and a museum if you walk long enough

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities are well taken care of, especially the athletic facilities, especially the football athletic facilities.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: For my year, I think there was a good balance of the amount of guys and girls. Granted, in some of my classes, the amount of guys could be counted on one hand, but while walking around I see a good mix. I guess one could say there are a lot of attractive people on campus, but it depends on one's personal preference. I don't care for appearance, but care for personality. And there were many amazing and diverse personalities to be found. There are evident clothes trends that spring up in accordance to the weather, but one doesn't have to follow them or even pay them mind. I didn't, and was simply a happy camper :D

2 College Junior

Parking: There are 35,000 people at UGA. It's impossible to accommodate everyone, but Parking Services tries. You don't need to park on campus if you live nearby, like on Milledge, because buses run often. If you're living on campus, you will get a spot though, so no need to worry. It just may not be in the lot or deck you really want.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Athens is a perfect college town. No matter what you're in the mood for, be it shopping, restaurants, or nightlife, you can find it downtown, which is basically connected to campus. There are so many different types of people in Athens, so cultural experiences are never hard to find. Be willing to step outside of your comfort zone once in a while and you won't regret it. The only negative is that Athens-Clarke county is the poorest in the state, so impoverished people and housing projects surround the campus. UGA students are very focused on giving back, however, and there are innumerable ways to volunteer in the community.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Only freshmen live on campus. Ninety-nine percent of upperclassmen live off campus, but there are so many options in Athens that are affordable and close to campus. As far as dorms go, the freshman high rises- Russell, Creswell, and Brumby- are where most people live. If you're very social and are willing to sacrifice some niceties, definitely live in that part of campus. The atmosphere is once in a lifetime. Unless you're in the honors program, in that case Myers is fantastic. So much nicer and a more central location. You may end up with hall mates that are a little more eccentric, however. Athletes and some upperclassmen live on East Campus. The Hill community is great for people who prefer the quiet.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: There is truly a place for everyone at UGA. It's a giant school, which can seem overwhelming at first, but once you find the niche where you feel most comfortable, it feels like home. Part of the appeal of such a large school is our access to facilities at home and abroad, as well as remarkable activities. Check the master calendar- there is ALWAYS something going on.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Although I do not use the bus system, I know that it is A+. Parking is expensive and you will do a lot of walking.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties atre usually thrown by the locals or the frats. If you go to a frat party there is hardly any liqour available and they charge way too much for entry. Parties usually get shut down at 12am-1am. The locals who throw parties are better but you have to beware of the ratchet people of the city.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The praised food served at UGA dining commons is well deserved in comparison with other schools, which I have sampled at Georgia Tech, Agnes Scott, and Emory. They have a large selection of food ranging from the standard American diet of pizza and hamburgers to quesadillas, made in front of you stirfry, smoothies, and desserts. The food is tasty and the main entrees are changed every week. The only problem is the cycle of the menu leaves you bored after two months; other than that, food at UGA is great with several dining halls each specializing in a different cuisine, you don't get too bored.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Athens is the quintessential college town. Downtown is the place to go to eat great food that isn't just from chains and there are tons of bars to grab a drink with friends for any group. The music scene is legendary, the shopping downtown fits into any price range and Athens during football season is unforgettable.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Buses take you everywhere on campus, including some places that are basically off the main campus like health sciences all the way down Prince Ave. and Milledge Ave. I don't have a car and between the UGA buses and walking, I can get almost everywhere I need pretty easily.

3 College Senior

Majors: I do enjoy my major. It is a demanding workload and takes times to properly balance the course workload with other activities such as organizations and work.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: You'll find a vast variety of people from various backgrounds at the university. Many of the students are from Georgia and some can be rather country and redneck. Majority of campus is involved with Greek life and enjoy the night life.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Athens always has a event going on whether it is a concert of some sort or a marathon. As far as traditions go, no one walks under the arches in north campus before completing their bachelor's degree because it is believed that you won't graduate from the university if you do so prior.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: My school programs has provided me with numerous study abroad, research, and internship opportunities. Also there downtown Athens is located at the edge of north campus and contains countless eateries, boutiques, and bars allowing for miniature cultural experience of different regions of the world.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Food Is Great – There aren't many colleges are university where you are able to eat as many times as you want for the day. You can at UGA. They try to switch it up the food they serve sometimes. There is access to coffee and ice cream also. If your a vegetarian, there is vegetarian meals available for you. They have special nights where they have a theme and the food is made is connected to that theme. If you decide that you want food from the dining halls, you find your hearts delight at the student center.

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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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