College Junior 2012-10-29T04:32:14Z
Police are strict and very visible. That being said you can't go one day with seeing at least 3-5 cop cars regardless of where you are around campus. They enforce almost every law known to man all the way down to J-walking and not wearing a seat belt. Their presence is always felt and at times it seems that they harass people. RA's and other housing employees play everything by the book, especially in freshman dorms. Just be responsible and smart about what you do.
College Junior 2012-10-28T22:57:12Z
Most students live off campus after freshman year, but some stay on campus. I've never had any problems with parking. Cars are usually safe and there's ample space.
College Junior 2012-10-28T22:55:52Z
Georgia weather is bipolar, but Athens has hot summers and cold winters. I think it's a great best-of-both worlds situation. Not much snow, but it does get chilly enough for a bond fire. Outdoor activities are available year round. UGA has better weather than a lot of schools up North or farther South.
Never had any problems. I enjoy it.
College Junior 2012-10-28T18:04:38Z
The thing that sets this campus apart from others is the location. Athens, GA is home to a unique and ever-growing music scene. So much so that the University of Georgia has made a Music Business Certificate program from their Terry College of Business.
College Junior 2012-10-28T17:42:28Z
At the University of Georgia, athletics are big. Of course, the main event is Saturday football games at Sanford Stadium. There's tons of loud cheering and school spirit--everyone dresses up in their best Georgia red gear and roots the football team on. The stadium is always filled completely. Other big athletic events include gymnastics and basketball, which are both held in Stegman Coliseum, which held events during the 1996 Olympics as did Sanford.
College Junior 2012-10-28T17:38:26Z
Overall, the campus deserves an A. Especially on historic North Campus and Old College, the 1800s-style architecture of buildings such as the Main Library and the Office of Financial Aid, the structures exude character and charm. The Miller Learning Center, or SLC is filled with confortable and well situated study rooms as well as convenient locations for food and coffee breaks in the attached Tate Student Center. Ramsey, the athletic center has a full gym for students and faculty to use.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-25T12:54:08Z
everything from football to gymnastics to soccer, the sporting events are awesome here.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-25T12:51:53Z
Health & Safety:
There are hardly incidences, and when things happen we all get UGA Alert messages.
College Senior 2012-10-24T20:05:41Z
It's okay. They aren't too strict about anything. Traffic violations and underage drinking pretty much consumes their job
College Senior 2012-10-24T20:01:14Z
They try. There is a lot of diversity, however, the main population is still majority white.
College Senior 2012-10-24T19:59:20Z
It's pretty much the same as back home. There are some good places to eat. Then there are some not so good places to eat. If you're new to Athens, you MUST try eatries downtown.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-23T17:25:21Z
UGA has the oldest Asian-Interest fraternity in the Southeast: Xi Kappa. While most of the students are from the Atlanta suburbs, there is a diversity, especially of rural students. The campus is 50/50 dem and rep. The town has been fairly unsupportive of the GL community, but the campus is fairly supportive. Bible studies are a great place for free food.
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!
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