College Senior 2012-12-09T17:18:33Z
Downtown is excellent for those who are above the age of 21. However, there are limited activities for students who are under the age of 21. There are only two movie theaters (last movies show around 10:00PM), a mall (closes at 9:00PM), and only a few restaurants that are opened past midnight. Every three of four months, Union will host "Dawgs After Dark", an event designed to create a fun environment for those under 21 years of age. Ir occurs on Friday nights from 10:00PM-2:00AM. My freshman, sophomore, and junior year consisted of Friday sleepovers in the dorm with friends where we baked cookies, did homework,and rented Redbox movies for fun. Though I go downtown occasionally, my Friday nights are pretty much the same!
College Senior 2012-12-09T17:08:00Z
University has a very strict policies, many regulations and rules are set forth before students come so that they understand that the policies are strictly enforced.
College Senior 2012-12-09T17:06:30Z
The University Police system has its own Drug Task Force unit and there are constant reports of arrests that have been made.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T23:17:43Z
I was under the impression that UGA's food would be divine. It's good stuff, but it's nothing to go crazy for. You can eat as much as you want for a fixed price, which is good.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T23:14:29Z
I don't get out much, but I can tell that you can have a wild party if you want. Every home football game is a major event, too.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T23:03:53Z
I wouldn't know much about this, but I can say that some acquaintances of mine told me they were going to do some "bad stuff" in their room.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T00:43:37Z
Being a Biological Sciences major definitely comes with a heavy workload, and rigorous classes. The most difficult part about ANY major is time management. As I am involved with various clubs and activities on campus, I find it hard sometimes to sit down and focus on the work at hand. The University of Georgia has very knowledgable professors in all fields, and more importantly, great tutoring opportunities. It is very difficult to simply learn a subject by only going to class. Knowing this UGA provides great tutors on campus to assist in difficult science, english, and math courses.
College Sophomore 2012-12-06T21:15:17Z
It is a state school, and if you have Zell/HOPE you should be good. I received a scholarship of $2000 per year, but if you can get the Foundation Fellowship, that would be amazing.
College Sophomore 2012-12-06T21:12:26Z
The campus is really big and you have to take the bus in order to get from class to class in the 15 minute period. Athens is a nice town with little delicious restaurants and shops.
College Junior 2012-12-06T04:20:35Z
I personally have never had a problem with "strictness." Every day I park in the wrong parking lot, and I've never received a ticket. None of my friends have been unnecessarily hounded by police officers. The only thing they don't joke around about are passing the UGA buses in a no passing zone.
College Junior 2012-12-06T04:13:36Z
Every experience will be different, but I loved it
College Junior 2012-12-06T02:00:43Z
Dining halls are the best. Some of the dining halls are not clean as the other dining halls in our campus, but foods are the best. Most of the freshmen say that they get freshmen 15, but in our school they'll get freshmen 30. They have variety of food. And the dining hall tries to help the students to eat healthy. They have fresh vegetables and entree for the vegetarians too.
College Junior 2012-12-06T01:46:23Z
I came to University of Georgia to pursuit my degree. There are many opportunities to be involved in research. Classes are not as easy as I expected, but they are worth it. There are many libraries where I can get access to many books. There are some professors who makes tougher than it should be, but in general they are all okay.
College Senior 2012-12-05T03:35:43Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on campus. There are campus police who do stroll by on campus at night just to make sure nothing is going on. I haven't heard a report of any murderings or the such on campus, most of that stays on campus. You do have to lock your doors, just because there are those people, but you never have to worry about someone try to hurt you.
College Senior 2012-12-05T03:31:09Z
Every dining hall serves something different not only between them but also depending on the day. They try to mix it up a bit which is nice when you don't want to eat the same food every night. The price isn't bad if you are a student and doing the meal plan. You will definitely get your moneys worth out of it, especially if you late night dine at snelling at 2 am during the week. Great place to eat and great staff. The food is always good and have never had a problem with it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-03T23:25:53Z
The Linguistics program at UGA is fairly small, composed of courses from a variety of other departments as well as some purely LING courses. The undergraduate linguistics degree is an arts degree in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, so there is no emphasis on mathematics or other sciences beyond a couple simple requirements in the general education (although later on there is the opportunity for some more technical linguistic courses in the philosophy department that incorporate formal logic, which should resonate with the mathematical mind).
Though linguistics is an arts degree at UGA, it is nevertheless its own science, and courses can be highly analytical, particularly some of the core linguistic courses. Others, however, are more cursory in their survey of the material and require a more passive involvement of the student. The more analytical courses tend to be writing-based, so expect to and plan on writing short analytical papers based on real language data often for homework.
The professors in the linguistics program are very knowledgeable in their respective subjects, often available for help, cordial to encounter, and pleasantly humorous in the classroom. The small population of the program helps to foster camaraderie among the students and the building of relationships between students and professors, as you will likely be seeing the same people rather frequently over the semesters.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-25T23:32:18Z
I'm in the Terry College of Business and under the J.M. Tull School of Accounting. My experience has been great! Teachers are Big 4 alumni, very knowledgeable, and very interested in the student's success.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-25T23:30:59Z
There is a diverse student population at UGA and many organizations that accommodate every type of student.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-25T23:29:24Z
I came to The University of Georgia because of the prestigious science programs that lead students to dental, medical, pharmacy schools. But when I realized that the sciences weren't for me, I switched to accounting. I learned very quickly that the business school is in the top 10 in the nation. That being said, UGA works very hard to graduate top notch students. So even though it's the #1 party school, professors are not easy and your degree is everything you earned.
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T15:52:35Z
At UGA, drinking is obviously very pervasive. However, there is not too much pressure to drink. You can if you want, but it's not something you have to do. Drugs are also rather pervasive. Lots of people smoke, and many of those aren't necessarily smoking legal substances. However, this, as well, is not something that I have felt much pressure to do. I have heard, though, that this might be because I am a girl (and it's mostly guys who are smoking).
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T15:48:48Z
Athens is a nice town, but there isn't all that much to do. However, the downtown area, which is right off campus, is very nice. It contains many boutiques, restaurants, and bars where you can shop, eat, and party.
College Sophomore 2012-11-22T15:38:35Z
Transportation options at UGA are pretty good. Buses are always running, so you can generally catch one to get where you need to go. Of course, they tend to run less routes at night, so buses can get really crowded. There's also a number you can call to get a ride, but my friends say that this service is rather bad, and you usually are unable to get rides from this service
College Sophomore 2012-11-21T22:08:19Z
The freshmen dorms at University of Georgia aren't the best, but better ones are available for upperclassmen.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T01:14:51Z
Athens has something for everyone. There is a huge bar scene that is easily accessible (if you go Greek). Athens has incredible food from a variety of different restaurants. The music scene here is also unparalleled.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T01:07:07Z
Transportation is generally pretty good here. It can be confusing at times, and sometimes buses can be unreliable later at night. Pretty good though during the mornings and afternoons during the week.
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