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.
College Sophomore 2012-10-09T14:15:50Z
There's gonna be some pressure to drink, especially if you're going Greek, but there are still ways to have fun without drinking (so I've been told... I have yet to find any.) I came into UGA intent on being stone-cold sober and that changed in about two months.
College Sophomore 2012-10-09T14:14:17Z
Everyone is accepted here, period, regardless of race, religion, orientation, gender/sex, socioeconomic background, or anything else you can think of.
College Sophomore 2012-10-09T14:11:20Z
There are so many fraternities and sororities to choose from -- social, academic, professional, co-ed, religious, and everything in between. You'll always be able to find a good party to go to if you're a girl and if you're a guy, just have a girl with you and you're set! It's not Greek or Geek, but it'll help you make a ton of friends if you're an incoming freshman who wants to pledge... just be warned, pledgeship will take up tons of your time!
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-05T18:12:51Z
Guys & Girls:
There are all sorts of guys and girls at UGA. Both are highly involved in fraternities and sororities and love to party downtown.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-05T18:02:38Z
Permits are SO expensive and they are SUPER strict. I had a car on campus, not because I needed one to get around campus, but because it's a little intimidating to ride a bike around Athens if you're not used to it. I also lived far from campus, but once I was on campus, you can get anywhere within 15 minutes by either taking a bus or walking.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-05T17:55:04Z
Campus police are very helpful, but campus parking services can be overly strict. I work on campus and had temporary parking permits for all the times I had to park in other areas that I did not have my normal permit for, yet they still chose to give me tickets, even though my temporaries were valid.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-03T03:35:26Z
Academic honesty is very important at UGA. Cheating and plagarism are absolutely not tolerated here.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-03T03:34:17Z
If I could do it all over again, I would choose a different major. I went into college with the impression that teaching was a shoe-in job and I'd have job security. However, finding a job in the teaching field has proven very difficulut and the pay is simply not enough.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-03T03:32:35Z
I was a HOPE scholarship recipient and it was easy for me to get. I was also a Charter scholarship recipient. I didn't even apply for this and I was awarded it!
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-03T03:31:20Z
While most of the programs at UGA are competitive, you're able to apply to a handful of similar programs without much hassle. While I was extremely relieved to get accepted, I wasn't too worried.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-03T03:27:21Z
While I feel very prepared to become a teacher, I've realized it's not the career path I'd like to take. The good thing about the education program, is the ample amount of preparation and many opportunities in schools.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-03T03:25:11Z
I was a student teacher in the middle school program. Finding this placement was very easy, as these placements are assigned to you. This is unpaid but the experience is invaluable.
College Sophomore 2012-10-01T22:52:14Z
Let me just say that I never really got into football before college... that changed pretty quickly. It's such an amazing atmosphere Saturday in Athens! Everyone is in red and black and the town is filled with UGA supporters. It's so cool. I love it with a passion!
College Sophomore 2012-10-01T22:50:15Z
The meal plan is amazing. There's food everywhere you go, so it'll be hard to keep off the freshman 15, but there are also a lot of healthy options... if you have the willpower! The meal plan is a must for all freshmen and sophomores living on campus. It's really convenient if you're living in the dorms, especially Bolton for Creswell, Mell, and Lipscomb; O-House for O-House, Myers, and Lyndon, etc.
College Sophomore 2012-10-01T22:47:00Z
Guys & Girls:
UGA -- where the girls are hot and the guys are hotter. If you don't believe me, go to tapthatugaguy or tapthatugagal on tumblr. Don't worry about the guy/girl ratio (which is 1:2), you'll have no problem finding boys falling all over you if you go to a frat party... just don't expect quality if you're looking for them in a place where they're drunk! The vast majority of guys will go out of their way to hold doors open for girls, get off elevators if they're too full, or get up on buses for girls to sit down (except on Orbit... it's every man or woman for his or herself!).
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-01T15:27:13Z
There is something and someplace for everyone at this campus to fit in.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-01T02:12:34Z
Health & Safety:
The campus is well lit. However, I have seen female students walking alone late at night.
College Senior 2012-10-01T00:24:03Z
The dorms at the University of Georgia are great, especially freshman year. They offer a great atmosphere for new students and give endless opportunities to meet new people. They are close to most things on campus and are very conveniently located by the dining commons.
College Senior 2012-10-01T00:15:47Z
I was required to put in a special application for my Marine Science major through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. I had to lay out a plan of what classes I will take each semester for my college career. An essay explaining how my chosen course curriculum is relevant to my major is also required, although they had a very helpful list of recommended courses. The advisers help out tremendously with the process however.
College Junior 2012-09-30T23:25:02Z
I'm in UGA's pre-med program, and so far I've been satisfied with most of my classes. But i'll be honest and say that it is definitely not an easy major to have. Rather its freshman chemistry(I and II) or Organic Chemistry, there are many courses who's main goal is to "weed out" the students who aren't serious about science.
There are some pretty great instructors, and professors, but you really have to take it on yourself to get to know them and get noticed because a majority of the classes are lectures with 300+ students
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