College Sophomore 2012-12-26T02:50:15Z
If you look at the campus as a whole, the majority is white. But you can still find the diveristy of personalities, beliefis, backgrounds, sexual orientation, etc. on the campus. I worried about the lack of diversity UGA seemed to have, but I ended up finding my own niche of diveristy within the huge campus. The diveristy will find you, if you're willing.
College Senior 2012-12-24T17:21:33Z
There are many cheap, affordable housing around campus. And after sophmore year, many students opt to leave off campus. Its cheaper than dorms with less restrictions.
College Senior 2012-12-24T17:18:34Z
Public transportation is good. There are many buses that can take you to many locations in Athens. It's free for students so that is a plus. The only downside is having to wait for a bus to carry you to your specific location but that's with every bus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-24T14:51:18Z
Housing is varied and plentiful in Athens. It all depends on the budget and preference of the individual searching. There are many apartments and houses all close to campus. Also the majority are on the city bus lines which students can ride for free with their student cards.
College Sophomore 2012-12-22T19:27:18Z
Transportation is great at UGA; however, the buses get extremely crowded during the first two weeks of school. Other students who do not catch the bus get late to class because there was no more space. They really need to work on that. Also, you don't know if you should walk or take the bus because you don't know or how far the bus is, so they should create something where we know where it is. Overall, it goes all over campus and different buses go to different locations which is very convenient, even downtown. The staff is very nice and helpful in answering questions and helping with directions. The cost is understandable since the buses travel to a lot of places every 10-15 minutes.
College Junior 2012-12-21T01:40:07Z
a) the food in general is pretty good for being mass made. I give it that. however, it gets very samey after a while.
b) I eat dinner rather late (9pm), so I was stuck with pizza at snelling for most of the time (I didn't want to change my eating habits, so it is partially my fault). The pizza is not very good in my opinion. Breakfast, if you get up that early, is really good. However, this may be due to the fact I only had breakfast a total of 10 times in a year. (I'm usually happy with a granola bar and some oj, which I ate in my room).
c) sunday brunch was good, but I disliked that you were forced to eat out on sunday afternoon on the basis that meal plan is expensive, yet not all my meals are covered.
d) the special events: half were great the other half wasn't. I should add this (I worked at the dining halls). In total for all 4 dining halls, close to 1.2 million is spent on those special meals. 1.2 million...they could do much better if 1.2 million is being spent on those meals.
e) I complained a lot, but if I was honest, if uga food offered a way for me to grab one meal a day at the dining halls, I'd take them up on their offer. Really, the only thing preventing me from joining is that fact it's all you can eat all day or nothing. I remember reading it comes down to $15 a day for food. for me $15 for a decent lunch and blah pizza for dinner isn't really worth it. If I ate breakfast, I'd think about it more. Plus, now I live in ECV, so really, the only place close by is village summit.
- village summit closes by 8pm each day, I eat dinner at 9 pm. last year taught me i'd rather eat food I dislike that change my habit, so I'd either be talking the long hike to snelling each day or go hungry. I'd rather just make food or buy food when i'm near dt and just bring it with me to my room.
f) freshman social scene is the dining hall. Another reason (though of less importance) I choose to get off. I'm already the odd man out by choosing to live on campus after freshman year. I'd rather not be the odd sophomore eating alone at mealtime. Plus, I figured freshman will start to annoy me soon enough
tl,dr: It's a must for freshman, upperclassman, the pros don't outweigh the cons.
College Junior 2012-12-21T01:07:00Z
There a quite a few, so props to uga. It's a bit pointless now though seeing that everyone has a laptop. driftimere (sp?) engineering building has like 2 labs.
College Junior 2012-12-21T01:05:37Z
there are a ton of options within walking distance, however since it is "downtown" it is really expensive. Um, off baxter you may get cheaper places to eat. if you are a freshman without a car, suck up the dining hall expenses and just eat there.
College Junior 2012-12-21T01:00:57Z
Health & Safety:
they are usually around, and I've never really felt unsafe. There was this instance when I was walking to my dorm at 3 am by myself (I am a girl). I saw a car pull up near the front of a building and I started to run. I slowed down when I realized it was just security. (then I started saying I wasn't a crazy drunk because I realized my actions where overly paranoid). anyway, the security guy asked me some questions to determine if I had a drink or not (obviously I didn't) and then walked me to my dorm a good half mile away. I'm quite happy he was there because well, walking alone in the middle of the night when you are a girl isn't safe. so ya, long story short, I'm extremely happy with security.
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T03:17:32Z
It's alright if you've lived in Georgia for most of your life like I have because you're used to it. It is mostly sunny and doesn't rain much because of the drought we are currently having. It rarely snows and it is less than an inch if it does. However, the real issue with the weather is that during the winter, the temperature changes drastically. Monday will be freezing cold, and then Tuesday will force you to wear shorts after 10am , only to throw on another layer of clothing once it hits 5 in the afternoon. As long as you're okay with rapid changes in weather from day to day then you're fine.
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T03:07:48Z
The food is VERY good at UGA, which can be found in 4 different dining halls on campus. The selection changes in a 4 week rotation which is laid out in a packet you can find at the dining halls. Aside from monthly rotating meals, there are lines that offer the same foods everyday such as "La Hacienda" in O-House Dining Hall which serves made to order burritos, quesadillas, nachos, etc. My personal favorite aspects of the dining halls are: Made to order food (Mexican, Asain hibachi, Coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, personal pan pizzas, etc.), 24/5 Dining hall called Snelling (opens at 6am Monday and doesn't close till Friday at 8), and special occasion dinners/lunches (for the holidays they had cookie decorating and lots of food I'd never eaten there before). The best dining hall is ECV, officially named Joe Frank Harris Dining Hall located in east campus. It offers a HUGE selection of fruit and a great salad bar as well as smoothies, personal pizzas, and a deli. The only down side to the dining halls is the amount of money you spend to eat there - $3882.00 for the 7 day meal plan which is only $200 more than the 5 day meal plan. It's a TON of money and you could save so much if you cooked your own food, but it's hard to when you live on campus because you don't have your own kitchen (aside for east campus which includes personal kitchens and bathrooms). The other thing is location - depending on where you live, you may have to take a bus or walk to the dining halls which can take a very long time and isn't very convenient if you have a certain meal in mind. And lastly, after a few months the food tends to get boring and you may find yourself not wanting to eat in the dining halls anymore.
College Sophomore 2012-12-20T02:43:50Z
Most of the apartments are priced well and much cheaper than the dorms UGA offers. Some of the complexes are within walking distance of the campus, however many are a few blocks away and require you to bicycle, take a bus, or drive to campus. I would recommend living on campus for 2 years (all freshmen are required to live on campus their first year anyways) and then moving to an apartment once you feel more comfortable with the campus and university itself. The space depends on the complex you live in and the amount of money you are willing to pay, but from what I have seen most people live with roommates and split the monthly costs without complaints. Parking isn't an issue within the complexes as long as you don't own more cars than you do bedrooms. The school doesn't really help you find off campus housing, but you figure the ins and outs through other students pretty easily and hassle free. I would really suggest checking out all the different housing options and deciding which is better for you.
College Senior 2012-12-19T21:52:44Z
The atmosphere is awesome. Especially the places you can go downtown. It ranges from thrift stores to boutiques to coffee shops and bars.
College Senior 2012-12-19T21:46:21Z
I really hate the fact that we have to apply for our majors. I understand they do that to filter and make sure everyone in the program is truly in it for the right reasons. I'm going into MIS, and it's great.
College Senior 2012-12-19T21:38:19Z
When you hear about the University of Georgia, the first thing you think about is Georgia Football. There's nothing like Georgia Pride. Even though some sports are underrated, there are still those people who go hard when it comes to cheering on the Dawgs
College Senior 2012-12-19T21:35:02Z
Student life is awesome. The student center, specifically the Center for Student Orgs, is a great place for students to hang out. It's also nice that the campus is right next to Downtown Athens. There are so many great spots there.
College Senior 2012-12-19T21:29:33Z
Ramsey is top notch when it comes to exercising. The main library's renovation is awesome. There are so many great places to study, but also to just chill.
College Senior 2012-12-19T16:24:29Z
Guys & Girls:
There is a wide variety of students at UGA. Just about anyone can find a group of people they fit well with. Mostly everyone is easy going and friendly. We have guys and girls that are hipsters, nerds, religious, fratty, and partiers that come from many different backgrounds. UGA is a place for everyone as long as you can handle a big school.
College Junior 2012-12-19T06:28:36Z
UGA's campus life is beyond comparison. It is like nothing I have ever experienced. There are great dining halls, great places to study, and on top of that, great opportunities to meet extraordinary people.
College Junior 2012-12-18T20:53:46Z
Most people are in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences which doesn't require an application for majors. You can literally walk in, fill out a change of major sheet, and then your major is changed. Other colleges, like the business college, require an application process that is difficult. To get into the business school, work hard your freshman year. Make sure you balance social things with school work and remember that school is the reason that you're there.
College Junior 2012-12-18T20:47:22Z
There are lots of apartments that are close to campus at a reasonable price. You are required to live on campus your freshman year, but many move off campus after. It's not hard to find a place, and most places have the city bus run right by it.
College Junior 2012-12-18T20:45:38Z
Parking is pretty expensive at UGA. A permit is about $40 a month to park on campus, but you really don't need a car. I have gone two years without a car on campus, and you can get anywhere you want with either the city bus (which is free with a UGA ID) or with friends. The city bus goes by most apartments off-campus, so you don't even need a parking permit if you live off campus. Freshmen get priority for on campus parking because they are required to live on campus.
College Junior 2012-12-18T20:37:21Z
Greek life is a big part of UGA, but you don't have to be part of it to enjoy yourself. I'm not in a sorority, and I still have plenty of friends and find fun things to do on the weekends.
College Sophomore 2012-12-18T19:58:37Z
It was really easy to get housing as a freshman and there are a lot of really good options. Some of the smaller dorms are closer to the classroom buildings than the high rises and the smaller dorms usually have bigger rooms. Most freshman dorms have community bathrooms, but they do a good job of keeping them clean.
College Sophomore 2012-12-18T19:46:02Z
The Dining on campus is great! The meal plans include all you can eat, as many times as you want for either 5 or 7 days and the food is great. My personal favorite is eating pizza at East Campus.
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