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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Whatever it is that you are looking for, UGA has it. There is no shortage of things to do, ever. Academics are fantastic, the social scene is thriving, and there isn't a club that doesn't exist.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I have only received federal financial aid from UGA thus far. I haven't tried to get anything else because I was fine with just the HOPE scholarship and Pell Grant. But if you start off with good grades coming from high school and going directly into UGA, you'll be set with the Zell Miller scholarship if you continue to maintain the required GPA.

5 College Senior

Weather: The weather is pretty nice. It doesn't get cold until late November. The cold weather isn't too bad either. It is pretty seasonal except it doesn't snow. But that's just Georgia.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: UGA is known to be a party school so there is definitely a lot of alcohol consumption. Drug usage seems to be pretty high but it all depends on when you hang out with those type of people. But I have never witnessed alcohol consumption or drug usage on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: UGA has great majors, a ton of choices, all with equally great professors. All business majors with gain a ton of knowledge and experience in one of the best business schools in the nation.

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3 College Junior

Weather: It's hot. If you expect that and humidity, you'll be fine. Now fall and winter are GREAT. It rarely, if ever, snows, and stays warm through November/December at times. Early February is the coldest, and it's usually over 30*F

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There are a few clubs that allow 18+, and there are diners open all night long. If you are drinking age, there are opportunities to party all night long. Or if you are a good student, there are cafes and other places open where you can study or read over a cup of java.

2 College Junior

Administration: There are many students who party often, and downtown Athens has a lot of bars. The police ride around on bikes, and I think it's pretty average. I've never been pulled over unnecessarily. You'll get parking tickets if you don't park correctly, but no one really gets in trouble for public drunkenness unless they are driving under the influence or get into an accident.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is definitely diversity in racial/ethnicity, economic background, political beliefs, religion, and sexual orientation. Compared to say, Los Angeles, it still only has one color of every crayon - not necessarily every shade of every color.

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4 College Junior

Majors: UGA's Social Work program is one of the top in the nation, and reputable in the state. I know many people who have great jobs in the field who graduated from UGA. I haven't narrowed down my career choice completely, but that's the beauty of a degree in Social Work. I don't have to. There are opportunities for social workers everywhere from the military to hospitals from school systems to homeless shelters.

3 College Junior

Majors: The process for getting in as a MSW wasn't difficult in some aspects - like the essay, for example. However, learning to navigate the system(s) and having multiple login usernames and passwords was very confusing. You have to have your immunization records handy, and if you are like me, you haven't seen those in 20 years. There are a LOT of charts to fill out that aren't very clear in the instructions, so some of my friends and I did not feel very confident that we were doing it correctly. It didn't cost as much as many other schools, it had a much more lax deadline, and the checklist was self-explanatory and assisted in being able to keep organized. They also require that you send EVERYTHING together in one package, which was a hassle at first, but ended up being nice in the end so I didn't forget which things I had already sent, didn't duplicate things, or didn't have things lost in the mail at different times. Don't forget you have to apply to the school separately than the program you want to apply to - they may not have the same deadlines for financial aid or admissions.

4 College Senior

Local Area: So many great shows happen in Athens. Seriously, if you can't find something to do in Athens, you're doing something wrong!

3 College Senior

Transportation: Overall convenient, but still no convenient bus from north to south campus without walking halfway between them for the nearest bus stop.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of places with great prices, especially for students!

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Fantastic for dining hall food, and a great value!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: All my classes were hard as hell and I worked my ass off to get the grades I did, which still weren't what I was used to getting in high school. Most honors classes are significantly harder than non-honors, although some hand out A's because the students are only in there to meet a course requirement.

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5 College Sophomore

Weather: During my first year here the weather was pretty much the same all year long. Mild temperatures, the first few weeks were hot and a few weeks in mid january were somewhat cold. Classes were never cancelled for weather, it never snowed Walking in the rain can suck, but there are busses that help with that. When it is raining, the busses can get really crowded and wet.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Almost always a computer available in the science library or slc. Most are PCs but there are a lot of Macs as well. Printing is easy through WEPA kiosks located throughout campus, print and copy in the Tate center, and at every library. Paws, the wifi throughout campus, can get slow during peak hours and sometimes doesn't work at all. However, if you can get connected through LAN its significantly faster.

4 College Freshman

Weather: We're no California, but Georgia weather isn't too bad. School is out during most of the summer, so even though August is still hot, it's not too long before things start cooling down into Fall. Winter isn't too strong here. It's cold enough for a coat and to be fully covered, but it never snows. The most severe weather we ever have is a thunderstorm, but nothing to cancel classes over. The last quarter of the school year tends to have the best weather.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is no discrimination here at all. There is a wide variety of students here. Racially, it is majority white, but there are people from just about every race/nationality you can imagine. There are people from all religions (although Christianity is the main one). There are people here from all sexual orientations. There are Democrats and Republicans (I haven't heard of any other parties). We're economically diverse too, although no one ever asks anyone else those types of questions. And there are clubs here for EVERYONE.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are great. The main place to use them is the MLC, where they have regular desktops and macs everywhere. They only get full when it's finals time, and even then at only certain times of day. And if you're a computer science major or taking a class, I hear that they have REALLY high tech computers. There is free wifi all over campus, and it is very reliable and speedy. There is printing in the libraries, in the Tate Center, in the MLC, and in the ECV dormitories and ECV dining hall. You don't NEED a personal computer, but everyone has one.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus is beautiful. Just beautiful. The Tate Student Center is great for studying, printing, getting a bite to eat, having a meeting. The MLC is good for that too, on a larger scale. These are both student hangouts. Another great hangout are the lobbies of the dormitories.The gym is also great, but most people would have to hop a bus to get to it. There are always events going on, and traditions to do. We have a website that lists all the events, and a book that tells you about all of our traditions. We have two libraries: a science one, and a general one. We have A LOT of greenery around campus. Every dorm community has it's own big grassy quad for studying, or playing games.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: This summer I decided to double major in Linguistics and World Language Education. I didn't have to apply for a college for Linguistics. However for the education degree, I'm going to have to apply by Junior year. It's pretty competitive so I'm slightly nervous about it. You have to submit a resume, so be sure to beef it up.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: I haven't used the computers on campus because if I ever need one, I just use my own. However, I can say that there are many ways to print on campus. So you don't need to bring a printer... but it is a lot more convenient to have one. There are places to print in all the dining halls. Tate has printing and so does MLC. At time the internet speed is kind of slow.. but it's doable.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Excellent. There are so many options at good prices and with great environments. Plus, they are right beside campus. And we even have a website that has them all listed, and you can just order online. And no, there are no student discounts, seeing as how most of the people who eat there are students. It wouldn't make sense.

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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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