College Junior 2013-05-12T21:24:40Z
Time and time again it's been suggested that UGA is the choice school for aspiring journalists. I'd say that's appropriate. At a public state institution you definitely get a world-class education at Grady for journalism. Professors have in-the-field experience. A typical internship depends on your concentration. For Mass Media Arts majors that may mean taking a job as a Production Assistant on a film set in Atlanta. For Broadcast Journalism majors that may mean an internship at a local news station or at CNN. The biggest concern about finding an internship is that it's no guaranteed in any way. Journalism is a highly competitive field and internships are no exception, even among Grady students.
College Junior 2013-05-11T18:42:58Z
There are many restaurants off-campus such as Barberitos, Cali and Titos that are conveniently located only a few yards from the campus. Some restaurants accept bulldog bucks which is a form of payment used in UGA. The best places to check out would be the restaurants in downtown Athens.
College Junior 2013-05-11T18:38:19Z
University of Georgia actually has a highly ranked meal plan with four dining halls available, and a fifth one currently under construction. The dining halls have a diverse variety of food and drinks. It is up to the student to eat healthy or not as they provide both food that can be considered healthy and unhealthy. The meal plan is a bit pricey for those short on cash, but I would not consider it overpriced. The dining hall that most students consider to be the "best" is usually East Campus Village dining hall which has the most variety of food and is located right next to Ramsey Center (gym).
College Junior 2013-05-11T18:32:49Z
The atmosphere is very safe and friendly. Areas of attraction would be downtown Athens where there are many shops and bars. There is five points square where a lot of restaurants are located. The air quality is also very good as Athens is more of a rural city.
College Junior 2013-05-10T18:52:29Z
Incoming Freshmen are required to live on-campus, so expect that added expense on top of tuition. Some dorms are nicer than others. Payne and Reed are the closest to classes and are in the heart of campus but are the furthest from the dining halls. All of the dorms on East Campus are the newest and nicest but are extremely far from where the majority of classes are located. Housing is expensive but convenient and a good way for Freshmen to experience campus life and make friends. Don't expect a single quiet night unless it's finals or midterms.
College Junior 2013-05-10T18:32:35Z
The downtown vibe in Athens is super laid-back and friendly. The cafe's are unique and have a tranquil study atmosphere. The restaurants are similarly unique and most use locally sourced ingredients. Traffic sucks but the transit system usually makes up for that. If you like bars, there are tons of bars and Athens is notorious for having an awesome music scene. However, if bars and partying isn't your cup of tea...good luck finding things to do. Athens can be a boring town if you're not a social butterfly.
College Junior 2013-05-10T17:53:57Z
The UGA buses run frequently but are packed during peak hours....packed like, you are either pressed against a stranger or you have to wait for another one to come. Athens Transit is free for anyone with a UGA ID and services pretty much every major apartment complex/neighborhood in the campus area so living off-campus isn't difficult. Both transit systems run on a time schedule but rarely follow it, so I've found that even making a 10 minute trek across campus to my next class can be faster than taking the bus.
College Junior 2013-05-08T19:09:47Z
There are many different organizations for all of the different races, genders, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs.
College Senior 2013-05-08T16:50:05Z
I am in the Child and Family Science major. The teachers in this degree are amazing they are always willing to go out of their way to insure you understand teh material. they offer advice in choosing your future careers. we have an internship built in the degree program so the school will help you pick and be placed into an internship that will help you to your future career and they give you credit house for the internship typically 6 or 9 hours it depends on your number of elective hours and hours you can work a week at your internship.
College Senior 2013-05-08T16:40:44Z
If you love to the bar life Athens is for you. we have about 97 bars in one square mile. Athens also has a great music life. Bands like REM had their start here. Once a year we host the TERRAPIN TWILIGHT CRITERIUM it brings in a lot of people and is one of the best days in Athens. Other great Saturdays are home game days for the UGA Bulldawgs. Every sets up and tailgate but everyone parties and plays tailgating games together.
College Senior 2013-05-08T16:33:13Z
UGA has a large vary of housing to choose from. We have the apartment style of house which cost more or the traditional 2 people in one room that share the bathroom with the rest of the floor, which is the cheapest. We also have a middle choice of 2 people one room and a private bathroom to share with just the two of them, which is also in the middle of cost. So the Freshman that have to live on campus can have a choice of where they want to live but it is harder for them to get the apartment style, you usually have to be a second year or older to live in them both the opposition is there.
College Senior 2013-05-08T16:27:51Z
We have a whole street dedicated to Greek housing. Frats and Sororities are always throwing some kind of event and they typically try to get the whole University involved.
College Sophomore 2013-05-06T19:48:32Z
There is good effort to enforce laws against drugs but since it is a big college campus there is still a decent amount of drug use. There is a normal amount of peer pressure to use drugs but is not a big issue.
College Sophomore 2013-05-06T19:44:42Z
The school is known for being a party school, which is true, but there are also many other opportunities. There is a big music scene here and an awesome downtown area!
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-06T18:35:47Z
There isn't a shortage of off-campus housing. Depending on how much you're willing to pay, there are very nice housing options available.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-06T18:31:22Z
I think, initially, UGA's campus seems extremely non-diverse. But once you start meeting new people, you begin to realize how truly diverse the student population is.
College Sophomore 2013-05-05T23:00:02Z
Athens has amazing restaurants downtown and Athens is known to be the birthplace of many restaurant chains like Zaxby's. You will be extremely happy to know that you can go downtown and pick a new restaurant to eat at almost every day and each restaurant comes with their own unique features about them. The off-campus dining was one of my favorite things about the University of Georgia.
College Sophomore 2013-05-05T22:55:55Z
The police will only harass you about drinking and drug use if you are blatantly intoxicated. Mostly the Police are looking for anything out of the normal but you will not get arrested if you just act natural and if you are smart about where you drink. It depends on your RA whether or not you will be harassed in your dorm room but drinking in a dorm room is not a good idea to begin with. If you get caught you will be written up and have to go through a lot of University rules.
College Sophomore 2013-05-05T22:52:56Z
I would say that the computer labs are absolutely amazing because they are very reliable and if they are not all Power Mac's then they are high speed Windows computers. The printing on campus is easy if you have your own printer, but if you don't you are able to go to a printing hotspot which is located in almost every dining hall and it will allow you to print off all of the materials you need for a relatively cheap price. The network reliability is very weak, once a week you will get kicked out of the server and have to log back in and the speed is average. You can connect all around campus which is a plus. If you come to UGA I would personally suggest bringing a computer and printer.
College Sophomore 2013-05-05T21:29:49Z
The process of getting into UGA's engineering program is not difficult. However, once you are in the program, there are several prerequisite courses you have to take in chronological order that limits your freedom in choosing your courses. Aside from that, there are really no challenges other than keeping your grades up in the harder courses. The most important criteria for admission is probably a strong math background as engineering is heavily reliant on mathematics as a foundation. I recommend keeping up with all of the math you learn because it is all interconnected and you will likely see it down the road.
College Sophomore 2013-05-05T21:15:11Z
UGA was actually more diverse than I thought it would be, although it is still predominantly caucasian. However, diversity branches out even further to political beliefs, religion, and sexual orientations. Seminars are held around campus where guest speakers reach out to students and allow for controversial topics to be reconsidered in a room full of free thinking students. These seminars help in teaching students things they may not have known or perhaps shedding light on a different perspective of certain ideas. The school also has exchange students and offers several study abroad programs which ultimately creates a campus that is inviting to virtually anyone.
College Sophomore 2013-05-05T21:06:07Z
I am currently an engineering major at the University of Georgia, with emphasis on biomedicine. People often ask me why I chose UGA over Georgia Tech, and it is because I am still exploring all of the possible careers I can pursue. UGA is not an exclusively technical school with a more broader group of people in terms of future plans, and I was drawn to that aspect.
I am a little underwhelmed by the program they offer here and know it does not compare to that of Georgia Tech. If I had to do it all over again, I may have chosen to be a business major as I enjoy conversing with people. My engineering classes seem to confine me to a computer and I hate that, although I love being able to be as creative as you want in your designs of certain projects.
My career goals are unclear to me now. At one point I wanted to be an engineer and design revolutionary products, then I marveled at the life of a doctor and how they saved lives, then a course in economics opened my eyes to the world of monetary connections and I gained an interest in business. I'm also particularly fond of music, but pursuing a career in music is too risky.
I have several concerns in finding a job, and simply want to partake in several internships to actually see what these jobs out there require. When I am studying for my college courses I often look past the fact that I'm studying for a career and not just an upcoming test. But the classes fail to really show what I am studying for. My concerns in finding a job range from where the best places to work are his I should prepare for a job at my ripe age of 19.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-03T18:44:20Z
The nightlife is spectacular. University of Georgia has an amazing music scene with shows playing all the time at the Georgia Theater. Furthermore, there are many bars that one could go to or house parties as well. Fraternities throw great parties and provide free beverages.
College Senior 2013-05-03T07:56:20Z
There are a ton of buses that take you all around campus. The only thing that stinks is traveling from north campus to south campus or visa versa. It takes forever with so many stops in between
College Senior 2013-05-03T07:50:04Z
I am majoring in Secondary Ed- Social Studies. Everyone at the College of Education is really helpful when it comes to advising and registering for classes. The only frustration I've had is transferring from out of state.
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