Recent Alumnus 2012-10-23T17:21:44Z
I had the HOPE scholarship. It was a relatively painless process with only one snafu in four years.
College Junior 2012-10-23T03:48:02Z
Alcohol is the only biggie. While UGA is losing it's party school reputation very quickly, it's still an SEC football school. Many students drink socially. Drugs aren't that common, but alcohol is very common. Marijuana is the second most common drug. There aren't many who use hard drugs, and those students are represented in the freshman retention rate. Check that out if you haven't yet. Also check our 4 year graduation rate.
If you don't drink, you can easily find other people who share your views. If you do drink, Athens is for you. Anything in moderation is alright. UGA is a party school with a steller and improving academic reputation. This is all that matters.
Balance is key. As an honors student who's always focused on grades, I can tell you that this is a truth, a virtue really.
College Junior 2012-10-23T03:44:36Z
Guys & Girls:
Another section where an explanation is not needed. If you're looking for some UGA insight, take a look at my academic review. That'll give you parents and students something to read!
"Take me down to the Classic city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty...love UGA"
College Junior 2012-10-23T03:43:11Z
UGA is mostly white. While the Asian and Indian population has been growing at the university, African American and Hispanic populations are still not very well represented. However, UGA has had a lot bigger global influence in the recent years. We're seeing a lot more international students. With 700 student organizations, you can bet that you can find an organization that will cater to your nationality. Everyone is friendly and there are very few isolated incidences of hate on campus.
KUSA and ICE are very active here. Black student organizations are very close knit and active as well.
Good, not great. Still love UGA
College Junior 2012-10-23T03:40:22Z
Freshman 50. That's all I have to comment on this matter.
College Junior 2012-10-23T03:39:47Z
Many knock UGA as a party school. We're well rounded, but let there be no mistake. UGA has become more selective 15 out of 16 straight years Michael Adams has been president. Our 2016 student profile is outstanding
UGA's GHSU medical partnership is paving the way for pre-health students at UGA as well as bringing fame and recognition to the university. http://medicalpartnership.usg.edu/
UGA boasts a very successful pre-med program. Our pre-medical committee is staffed by an MD and several seasoned professionals to help students apply to medical, dental, pharmacy, vet, optometry, nursing and PA school.
Terry school of business is world renowned. Recently, the Board of Regents approved a 20 million dollar proposal to build new facilities for the college of business.
The College of Engineering was established in the summer of 2012. Of course, it's not Georgia Tech, but already US News ranks our biological engineering program 11th in the nation. UGA is striving to become the next big public university.
Grady School of Journalism is ranked as top 5 in the nation. Grady recently expanded it's radio and TV broadcast program.
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, my college, gives students just what they need to be successful. Our chemistry and biology programs are very highly acclaimed. We are pushing for more research - which means more chances for undergrads to participate. UGA has expanded it's science programs ten fold in the recent years and continues to do so.
A bit of a surprise, Athens is actually a hot spot for musicians. UGA's fine arts and music programs are very well received in the industry. Several UGA alumni and Athens residents have made it big time including the band REM.
UGA's classes are large at first. As you progress in your major the classes shrink considerably. Many freshman classes are weed-out classes. Classes are difficult, but students manage to excel AND have fun. UGA is quickly losing it's party school name. UGA use to be ranked number 1 party school, then number 2, and now number 5. This happened in only three years.
All I can tell ya is if you can get in, come here. This alumni will be looking out for you and your fellow grads. Go dawgs!
For more information follow the UGA news site.
College Junior 2012-10-23T03:30:24Z
There isn't very much to be said here. UGA is ranked as a university with some the fittest and most athletic men and women in the country. There are countless intramural and collegiate level sports. Football is big here at UGA, but there are a myraid of other collegiate level sports that UGA excels at. Several UGA students participated and WON in the recent summer olympics. There is always plenty of outdoorsy stuff to do at UGA. From hiking to biking, everyone finds some sport or activity that they love.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-18T18:31:12Z
Many places have student discounts, and Athens has so many great restaurants that use locally-grown food. There are dozens and dozens of different types of restaurants, and most work well for college student's budget!
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-18T18:28:20Z
UGA is the best place to go for the athletic experience. Even if you're not athletic, the football games are the biggest part of UGA life. There's nothing else like SEC football!
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-18T18:25:41Z
Most people are white, but we do have a lot of students of other races. We have a wide variety of different religious backgrounds and economic backgrounds as well.
College Senior 2012-10-15T16:18:07Z
UGA has a mix of old and new buildings. The main area for students is Tate and it has a newly renovated food area. Tate has the main bookstore and is the main bus stop. The SLC/MLC is next to Tate and is the best place to study on campus (besides a library). It has tons of computers and printers and study rooms. It opens 24 hours a day during finals week.
College Senior 2012-10-15T16:14:44Z
I interned at the American Red Cross, since I was in the College of Public Health. I asssited the Education director with classes, answering phones and registering people for classes. I helped around the office and did whatever she needed me to do, like running errands. Your advisor usually will help you find an internship if you need one but you can find one on your own as well. I found a local one so that I wouldn't have to move away for the summer but many students go out of town for their internship.
College Senior 2012-10-15T16:10:17Z
There are tons of apartments and houses in Athens to choose from for a variety of price ranges. It's a small town so prices are reasonable. Some apartments offer roommate matching and most have all the amenities (pool, gym, free computers in the office). The hard part is deciding where to live!
College Senior 2012-10-15T16:06:35Z
There are several bus lines that go around campus and they arrive regularly. However the main hub at Tate will be busy as classes let out so buses will fill up quickly. This means sometimes you will have to wait for a second bus. If you are not a Tate, you usually don't have this problem. The Athens buses come on campus and are free for students so many students use them. The Athens buses also stop by some of the off-campus apartments around town. UGA has one bus that runs late but not 24 hours. They also have a weekender bus that goes to one apartment area but service is not as often on the weekends.
College Junior 2012-10-14T18:14:55Z
Greek life is used for parties and service. If any students wants to build a huge network, then join a service fraternity or sorority. Being that this University is in the top five of party school in America, it is easy for Greek students to get sucked into the party life.
College Junior 2012-10-14T18:11:16Z
Some computers are PC, while others are Apple. Therefore, the ease of working with computers is increased. In other words, the student has the free will to choose the computer type they desire. Also, there are computers for public use or student labs nearly every block on campus.
College Junior 2012-10-14T17:36:43Z
The dorms are lively and always promote a positive attitude.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-14T02:21:53Z
Pretty great parties and overall social activities frosh. and sophomore year. Gets a little old afterwards...
College Junior 2012-10-10T22:29:06Z
I actually didn't live on campus, but I know a lot of people who do/did. My girlfriend preferred the older dorms because they have bigger rooms and sinks in the rooms. The highrises have VERY small rooms. It's more expensive to live on campus than in an apartment off campus, but it's definitely more convenient to live on campus.
College Junior 2012-10-10T22:24:48Z
I'm actually really confused right now. I am trying to figure out if it's worth my money to finish my degree. It is getting increasingly expensive, and since my major requires a lot of time outside of class, I have a hard time finding time to work. I am a little concerned that I'll be able to find a degree that will help pay off my student loans, and I'm also concerned about the certification I have to get after graduation.
College Junior 2012-10-10T22:22:29Z
At times, the program can be overwhelming. It requires far more hours than you're registered for, and it isn't unlikely to have many big projects at the same time. Our building is new and the huge studio rooms are very nice. We also have special programs and printers that help.
College Junior 2012-10-10T22:20:50Z
I transferred to UGA and lost some credit because they didn't accept the courses I took. I think my situation was actually unique. A professor at my previous school recommended landscape architecture at UGA to me, so I e-mailed the advisor and set up a meeting to talk to him about the program and the liklihood of my acceptance. After meeting, I submitted my application and was accepted very quickly.
College Junior 2012-10-10T22:18:14Z
I've interned for a landscaping company, and I will again intern for a landscape architecture firm before I graduate. With the landscaping company, I was paid $10/hr and was committed to 40+ hours a week. I performed the same tasks as their laborers and was also exposed to some of the paperwork side of things.
College Sophomore 2012-10-09T14:21:34Z
Parking sucks bigtime. It's expensive to park, and most first-year students have to go out of their way to move their cars on game day, which is downright obnoxious. Also, the lots are sometimes full, even though you paid to park there.
College Sophomore 2012-10-09T14:17:39Z
Downtown Athens is one of the best places to find great food. It's got places like Pauly's, Grit, and Transmetropolitan as well as thousands of others to satisfy every craving.
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