College Senior 2012-04-19T19:07:47Z
It Is EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness, football is everything. People live for Georgia football, seriously. I had a girl tell me it was the whole reason she came to the school. It's fun if you are into athletics.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T15:09:21Z
I pretty much went to school for free: if you are a GA resident, the HOPE scholarship really helps out. If you are a minority, there are many scholarships you can apply to. The office of financial aid is always willing to help students find the right scholarships. There is also many sources of aid for study abroad.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T15:07:06Z
Number 1 Party School – According to the Princeton Review and many other sources, this is the schoolt o go if you want to have fun. The football weekends are crazy, but if you aren't into sports then the music scene is definately worth it. You can find any kind of live music any day of the week. The downtown streets are lined with bars and venues. There are several underage bars too. Athens is the most fun place I've ever lived, there is always something to do.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-17T15:03:27Z
The Tech team takes really good care of them. Every one has a log-in and can sign onto any computer on campus. The libraries have 65+ computers and so do most buildings with classrooms. The Student Learning Center has two floors strictly for students to use school computers, there are more than 200 here and there is always one available. You can even RENT computers from the library. Wi-Fi is all over campus.
College Junior 2012-04-16T23:24:37Z
Guys & Girls:
Student Dress – Our students go from "roll out of bed" causal to being dressed to the nines. While the majority of these people who dress up is the Greek life, UGA has a since of style all its own. It's like girly meets vintage, if we need to generalize it. Everybody for the most part is fit and takes pride in the way that they look and know when to put their best foot forward.
College Junior 2012-04-16T23:20:25Z
Amazing, Accessible, and Reliable – UGA is basically open to the public. The student center's have plenty of room for studying and stay open until 2 AM and 24/7 during finals. The buildings themselves used for classrooms are nothing special, but they get the job done and really make you get into your "school zone". The campus' aesthetics are well maintained and it's something everybody in the community takes a lot of pride in. On game day, for example, when people leave from their tailgate you can see all of the trash that have overflown from the trashcans (which are everywhere), the next morning every bit of litter is gone. Our campus is always beautiful.
College Junior 2012-04-16T23:16:12Z
There are computers all over campus and they are defiantly quality, we even have some Apple desktops if you know where to look. While the computers do take forever to log onto they are relatively quick and get the job done. There is always a computer open in the student center (even during finals) and printing from these public computers is simple. You have the choice between black and white or colored and if you want the paper printed on one side or two. It's about ten cents a page, but if you print a lot then it's well worth it. Some people still prefer using their own computers to do their school work, which is understandable but UGA's wifi is not exactly reliable. It has a tendency to drop the connection and if too many people are on at once it does slow down considerably. After a while you do get used to it though.
College Junior 2012-04-12T20:09:12Z
I LOVE it here! There's tons to do and never a dull moment. There's something for everyone here, seriously there's a quidditch team and a humans vs. zombies game each semester. The facilities are the best I've ever seen, brand new and always with plenty of room, there's always a quiet place to study or a group meeting to study with. Everyone is sooo friendly and willing to help if you ever need anything, seriously just stop someone on the sidewalk and ask for directions or help with anything and I promise someone will oblige. I think that's my favorite thing about UGA, how nice everyone is. Sports are huge here and there are tons of intramural, club and varsity sports. Everyone I've talked to that is in their last year wants to start all over, everyone wants to be a freshman again. People sometimes purposefully pick up a minor or a second major to get to stay a fifth year. The downtown scene is awesome and the botanical gardens are one of my favorite places to visit, especially in the spring.
College Junior 2012-04-12T20:04:21Z
Very Competitive – Greek life is full of parties and people! A lot of people are in fraternities or sororities (myself included) but it's not the end of the world if you're not. There are tons of other things to get involved with (like clubs, sports, SGA, etc.). Everyone can go to frat parties which are a lot of fun. The recruitment for sororities at least is very hectic and high stress but I felt it was worth it.
College Junior 2012-04-12T20:01:31Z
A lot of the housing is average, rundown or not in the safest areas. There are a few GREAT options for students (you can even bring a pet!) and they aren't that expensive. One and two bedrooms are a lot more expensive than three or four bedrooms. Most places have individual bathrooms and only a few offer in house washers and dryers. But the places that were built for college students do everything right, offering washer/dryers, roommate matching, package deals that include water and trash removal, new appliances, great pools, workout facilities and gated communities with tons of parking. I've been looking around by myself and it hasn't been hard to find places but remember you get what you pay for! If you're looking for cheap, you'll find it. The cheap places are also full of crime and beat up housing. The nicer ones (if you're not opposed to having a few roommates) are much safer and have better landlords and maintenance people.
College Junior 2012-04-12T18:02:57Z
Most of the time the weather is great, which makes it a lot easier to walk to class. On rainy day, the buses become your best and worst friend because they are so crowded. When it rains in Athens, it POURS, so make sure you have a cute pair of rain boots and an umbrella because classes rarely get cancelled because of weather. A lot of people like to do their HW outside and the campus has great "green space" for that.
College Junior 2012-04-12T17:59:57Z
There is ALWAYS a party on campus! A lot of the bars check IDs, but they know that the majority of their profit comes from underaged drinkers (especially on Thursdays)! There are several clubs and bars that they buses will get you to and the taxi drivers are all really nice.
College Junior 2012-04-12T17:56:57Z
There are four dining halls on the campus. All are in relatively nice locations and are aesthetically pleasing. The dining halls all have their own "special thing", but the choices are just about the same everyday. The only time the food is spectacular is when the meals are themed. Construction is being done on one of the dining halls for expansion. There is also one dining hall that is open 24 hours Monday through Thursday. The food is good (sometimes), but there are very few choices.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-11T20:59:39Z
Best Ever – The campus buses will be your life saver if you're running late. There are over 4 different bus routes for the on-campus buses. During the day you can usually catch a bus every 15 minutes or so.
There is also a fee in your student fees to cover the city buses as well. The city bus routes go into the apartment complexes off campus. So even if you live off campus you wouldn't have to dive onto campus, just catch the bus there and back.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-11T20:55:13Z
Guys & Girls:
There isn't one overwhelming stereo type. There are the sorority girls and frat boys, preps, hipsters and indie kids (a good amount of them), ROTC people, geeks and nerds, southern Christian. There is a large international presence and a fair mix of ethnicity.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-11T20:37:48Z
Go Out or Stay in – There is never a dull night in Athens. The downtown scene is right across the street from north campus. Almost all of the clubs are 21 and up but there are usually events here and there where 18 and ups are allowed. But aside from that there are a ton of great restaurants and shops there too. And don't ever j-walk at night. Also Greek row is very active in the party scene and don't forget your friends that live in apartment complexes that are having a get together Saturday night.
As far as transportation,there are lots of cabs lined up downtown at night to get people home. Personally though I would walk home with friends or find a dd. During the weekdays the campus buses frequent the bus stop across the street from dt.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-11T20:26:43Z
Health & Safety:
Great Security – The University of Georgia has great security systems. The residence halls all have hand scanners to control entry in the the living areas. There are also front desks 24/7 to answer any concerns as well as on duty RAs.
The campus its self is monitored day and night by the campus police.
There have been a small number of crimes report while I've been here. Most reported is petty theft, fixed by keeping your door locked and your eyes on your belongings.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-10T21:20:18Z
The weather here in Athens, Ga is awesome most of the time. The winter never gets too cold, but if by some chance it snows then classes get cancelled :). It does rain a lot but everybody just wears rainboots, and be prepared professors love taking attendance on rainy days!
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-10T21:16:11Z
SO MUCH FUN – UGA is definitely one of the number one party schools, and we've even been named number one party school. there is ALWAYS something to do, whether it be hitting the bars downtown (if you're 21 of course), going to frat parties (there are multiple every weekend), or even just going to a house party.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-10T21:13:25Z
Big School but Not Too Big – I came to UGA because i knew they have an amazing science program. It is definitely difficult but it prepares you for your future, especially if you're aiming to go to med school. The classes are big, but if you make the effort the teachers are always there to help you out. If you take honors classes, the student/ professor relationship is MUCH better. Classes at UGA are not easy by any means, but when you're finished you will feel much more accomplished knowing you worked hard for your degree and you earned it.
College Junior 2012-04-10T19:47:23Z
Da Bomb – Nighlife at UGA is awesome. There is always something to do. If you go downtown, there is always something different to do. If I go out every day of the night in Athens, I will find something to do.
College Junior 2012-04-10T19:36:22Z
Great Restaurants – There are many great restaurants around the campus. You never get used to eating at one place because there are many places to eat at. When in downtown Athens, you are never sad because there are many place to go and many places to go eat. Even when not downtown, there is a bulldog site in which you can order food from over 100 restaurants.
College Junior 2012-04-10T19:26:18Z
Health & Safety:
Always There When Needed. Serving as the 24/7 emergency point of contact regarding safety and security issues affecting any of our building. The University police alongside the county police are always strolling along all the roads through out the day. During busy nights downtown, police are always found riding bicycles through town, making sure no one is publicly intoxicated and causing trouble. You may feel safe and secure with them always around because they always handle any situation that seems threatening to students and people on roads. They make the place and roads safer especially because of the drunk students on certain Friday nights and weekends.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-10T17:33:30Z
Almost Anything You'd Want – Athens, GA where UGA is located is most definitely a college town. Football games are celebrated by the whole city, students and non-students. There are tons of quaint boutiques and coffee houses for a relaxed afternoon of shopping. As far as restaurants, Athens has everything from typical southern cuisine to international flavors and even several vegan eateries loved by many. If you wish for recreational activities to keep you active in your spare time, Athens has many: from the college's own facilities to dance studios and more. Plus, Athens itself is located in an area surrounded by other popular attractions: hiking, tubing, and rafting to the north and the city of Atlanta only an hour away.
Recent Alumnus 2012-04-10T17:27:11Z
Hard Program to Get Into but Worth It – As a Mass Media Arts major at UGA, I'm in the College of Journalism and Communications. The program is one of the harder programs to get accepted to. However, if you get accepted you can see why. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to giving you the tools you need to succeed in the work force and helping students get as many internship and study abroad opportunities as possible.
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