College Senior 2013-02-05T21:10:17Z
I am a Political Science and Spanish double major. Neither schools (SPIA OR Frankling College of Arts) require for me to apply and be accepted because there is less competition within these schools. However, neither major means any less work. Political Science requires a lot of reading and writing papers and Spanish requires more speaking and writing. Both majors are consistently filling my email inbox with Internship opportunities with government officials and study abroad programs. Both of which are amazing ways to find future careers.
College Senior 2013-02-05T21:06:43Z
I will be honest. UGA struggles a bit with its diversity level. Racially, the white population dominates the campus, followed by Asians, Hispanics, and African-Americans. Politically, there is a split on campus between Democrats and Republicans, but that is due to the large college student population. Sexuality, the LGTB community is not huge, but their presence is here. However, all minority groups have a presence here through clubs and organizations that are offered to all students who are interested.
College Senior 2013-02-05T20:59:48Z
UGA offers a variety of academic programs for students to participate in. It depends on your major and interests. UGA is known for is Business Program and Medical Program, both of which are extremely competitive. However, competition is key to success. it makes you work harder and shows your determination. The curriculum requires students to be dedicate to their studies and so long as a student learns how to manage their time wisely the workload is never overwhelming. Tutorial is free and professors offer appointments and office hours. There is no excuse for student to not take advantage of this (especially since you are paying for it within your tuition and institutional fees).
College Senior 2013-02-05T20:51:43Z
The temperature is never unbearable. Although it can get extremely hot, that is typical Georgia weather that I am accustomed to.
College Senior 2013-02-05T20:50:31Z
Receiving scholarships at UGA is extremely difficult. The university disregards that academic merit becomes much more difficult year after year and although financially some are "middle class", they disregard the fact that this does not necessarily mean families have extra funds to pay for college.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-01T20:28:31Z
Athens has typical Georgia weather -- hot and humid in the summers, cool (but usually not freezing) in the winter. When school starts in August, the first couple weeks are usually pretty miserable due to the heat. But it quickly turns nice in late September into October. Once the weather turns nice, everyone is hanging outside. People often walk or ride bikes on campus. If it ever does snow or ice in the winter, class is almost always canceled -- even if there's just the threat of bad weather.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-01T20:24:04Z
Athens is a fantastic college town. It has a great music scene (there are always bands playing somewhere downtown) and lots of fun local shops to go to in Five Points or downtown. Of course, sports is huge at UGA -- there is always something to go see, whether its gymnastics, basketball or football -- which dominates most Saturdays during the fall in Athens. It's close enough to Atlanta that you can go there for a concert, museum, etc, and drive back the same day. If you like to go out, you will find no shortage of bars and clubs downtown. Campus is pretty safe, but I wouldn't walk around late at night by yourself. But that's kind of a given in most places.
College Sophomore 2013-02-01T15:00:34Z
The football team is everything in the fall. If you like sports, go here.
College Sophomore 2013-02-01T15:00:09Z
The dining facilities are very nice and the new buildings are pretty.
College Sophomore 2013-02-01T14:57:52Z
From what I've seen from presentations from different companies who come to UGA, the business school is well-connected.
College Sophomore 2013-02-01T14:55:25Z
I do think that I'm learning meaningful information in my time here.
College Junior 2013-01-31T20:51:49Z
If you are an incoming freshman and you are looking for somewhere to stay, definitely check out the Hill Community! I live in Boggs and it has been a great experience. The rooms are huge! As my Orientation Leader said, "Seven people in a room in Creswell is claustrophobic, but seven people in a room in Boggs is a party!" The rooms have a lot of storage (large cubbies over the desk, drawers in the desks, and the closets are of decent size). There is also a sink in the room which is extremely convenient for brushing your teeth, wasting your face, etc.
The Hill Community dorms are also close to most classes because they are fairly central to campus. Church, Hill, and Boggs are also conveniently between to dining halls, Bolton and Oglethorpe.
Another little known plus is that only Hill Hall and Oglethorpe have front desks that monitor visitors. So while the halls like Church, Boggs, Libscomb, and Mell do have visitation polices, there is no one there to monitor it.
Overall, I have really enjoyed my experience living on campus, especially in the dorm I am in.
College Junior 2013-01-31T20:36:11Z
Health & Safety:
I feel extremely safe on campus. I am a girl and I feel comfortable walking alone from a friend's dorm back to mine at night.
College Sophomore 2013-01-31T03:04:23Z
The UGA transit system is fantastic. The school bus drivers are well trained, polite, and always on time. You can get anywhere you need to go on the buses, even several places off campus, such as downtown and off campus apartment complexes. The Athens city buses provide even more options and are fairly inexpensive. You can get home from other places off campus (like parties or downtown late at night) by taxi, which is a fairly cheap option, especially since you usually split a cab with several other people.
College Sophomore 2013-01-31T02:57:38Z
The police here are very helpful and kind. Plenty of people here drink and don't get in trouble. Officers here will only bust you for drinking or being intoxicated if it is more than obvious and/or if you seem like a danger to yourself. The only thing they're strict about here is parking, but there are more than enough places to park legally (even for free), so it's not really an issue. The bottom line is you have to be really out of control to get in trouble and then it's probably for your own good!
College Sophomore 2013-01-29T23:35:00Z
The campus bus system is always reliable and generally runs true to the timetable. The reason I give transit a B+ is because Athens Transit (the city bus system) is terrible. It is never on time, the bus drivers aren't the nicest, and the people on the bus are not of the highest calibre.
College Sophomore 2013-01-29T23:15:52Z
UGA is has many ethnic groups, but very few people are actually apart of these groups. In other words, if you come from a city school, don't be surprised by the lack of black people or by the very large number of white people.
College Sophomore 2013-01-29T23:12:07Z
If you follow the rules, you won't get in trouble. If you decide you want to drink in a dorm, I suggest you don't. However, I know this is unrealistic for most college students (especially freshmen) so be discreet and please y'all, KNOW YOUR LIMIT! If you are falling on the ground, lethargic, or just beyond drunk, then the front desk attendant or your RA will get the authorities involved to ensure your safety.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-29T19:21:25Z
Parking on campus can be very difficult for those who do not have a parking pass. It is difficult even as a senior to receive a parking pass for one of the decks. However, if you do receive a parking pass then it is very convenient.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-29T19:18:23Z
The food in Athens is remarkable. There is a variety of food from good southern comfort Mama's Boy to a fancy dining at the Last Resort. Many restaurants are gluten-free friendly and vegetarian, reaching a broad group of students.
College Junior 2013-01-28T16:29:58Z
TONS of classes offered. lots of diversity. many professors for most course. can pick the one that best suits your learning styles
College Junior 2013-01-28T16:12:10Z
hassle, didn't give me full hope until constant hassling
College Junior 2013-01-28T16:04:56Z
free on campus/off campus transit
mega bus location
College Junior 2013-01-28T06:06:56Z
Greek life is a great way to get involved in outside projects. It is also a very social aspect of college. Here at UGA, not everyone is involved, but a fair percentage of students are. All of the sororities and fraternities are involved in charity work. Each have a charity that they raise money for. Greek life also is a great way to meet new people and to find people you have common interests with. However, Greek life is not necessarily for everyone. Some people do not want to be associated with a big group. Some may not like having to follow guidelines or rules that a greek organization may have. Others may not care either way.
College Junior 2013-01-28T06:02:07Z
Athens is a great college town. It definitely caters to college students. It has many different restaurants. It has all the stores one would need for basic necessities. The cost of living off campus is not expensive, depending on the location. The downtown area is really fun. There are many bars and restaurants, as well as local stores. This town is definitely suited with all of the basics for college students.
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