College Junior 2013-07-18T20:45:37Z
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.
College Junior 2013-07-18T20:42:18Z
The assistantships in MSW pay a little over $1000/month for 50+ hours of work, as well as waiving most of the tuition (down to $25/semester)
College Junior 2013-07-18T20:40:43Z
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.
College Junior 2013-07-18T20:37:29Z
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.
College Junior 2013-07-18T20:33:48Z
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.
College Senior 2013-07-18T20:12:22Z
So many great shows happen in Athens. Seriously, if you can't find something to do in Athens, you're doing something wrong!
College Senior 2013-07-18T20:09:43Z
Overall convenient, but still no convenient bus from north to south campus without walking halfway between them for the nearest bus stop.
College Senior 2013-07-18T20:07:58Z
Lots of places with great prices, especially for students!
College Senior 2013-07-18T20:05:02Z
Fantastic for dining hall food, and a great value!
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T21:37:45Z
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.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T21:33:38Z
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.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T21:28:36Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-14T00:53:52Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-14T00:49:02Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-14T00:33:27Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-14T00:16:35Z
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.
College Sophomore 2013-07-14T00:11:21Z
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.
College Sophomore 2013-07-14T00:07:24Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-14T00:01:31Z
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.
College Freshman 2013-07-13T23:52:52Z
Atmosphere is great. We're a college town, so no one looks down on students, as we're the main reason they're in business. And many of them employ students. Everyone gets excited when we have a home game. There are lots of places to shop, and on campus we have fields and a gym for doing sports/recreation. There are plenty of area attractions on and around campus. They even give you a traditions book telling you what they are and the stories behind them. And yes, there are tons of activities from many sources.
College Freshman 2013-07-13T23:39:11Z
I'm not happy with my program, but it's all on me. I shouldn't have chosen something so math-heavy when I don't like math. I'm switching over to teaching. I'm not very optimistic about getting a job, but that's because of the economy, not my major.
College Freshman 2013-07-13T23:36:07Z
On campus dining is GREAT! SO MANY OPTIONS! There are 5 (soon to be 6) dining halls. Snelling is open 24/7. Oglethorpe is my favorite, because it has a southern comfort food station and a burrito/quesedilla station. Bolton has a great retro vibe. And ECV is the best all around. It's larger, has the most desserts, and has the best events. They all have sandwich stations, omelet stations, cereal stations, waffle stations, ice cream stations, dessert stations, and salad stations. They are all either made-to-order or self serve.You can buy the 5-day meal plan or the 7-day one, but most freshman do the 7 day. Upperclassmen normally aren't on it, since being on your own is cheaper. If you're not on a plan but still want to eat there, the prices go between $11-15 a meal, depending on the time of day. Depending on the time of day, it can be hard trying to find a free table. But there's actually a great free app that tells you what capacity is. A great thing is that dining halls are a big source of jobs for students. Their menus are listed online, so you can plan ahead.
College Freshman 2013-07-13T23:19:19Z
EVERYONE loves the DAWGS! Our athletes are great, our teams perform well. The athletes get their own separate training facility, but the general gym is very nice, and has everything you'll need. Football is the big sport here, and everyone takes out time to see a home game. School spirit is very strong.
College Freshman 2013-07-13T23:15:48Z
There are a lot of options, but the main ones that students think about are these three student apartments near campus. They are all near a bus stop, and some have their own shuttle. They all have security guards, and they are all have rooms that are cheaper than the dorms. A con is that you won't be able to walk to any of your classes. The pros are that it's cheaper, you get a room to yourself, and you pay monthly instead of everything up front. And yes, they all offer parking. UGA doesn't talk to you about them, they email you themselves. Plus you see fliers, you find them online, and you hear reviews from other students about them. And yes, if you want to live in one, there's always room.
College Freshman 2013-07-13T23:08:07Z
Getting into my major was easy. There weren't any special prerequisites, you just had to sign up for it. I just have one piece of advise. If you sign up for this major and you have difficulty passing the first level of math and science, I suggest you get out of it. Because it's only going to get harder.
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