College Junior 2012-01-29T21:21:35Z
Biology Major – I am currently majoring in Biology. It is a hard major there is no doubt about that, and it concerns me that the University of Georgia requires students to take classes that have no affect on their major whatsoever. I wish that students could just jump right in, and not have to worry about taking classes like Theatre Appreciation or Film Studies if the major does not require it. If I was given the chance to choose another major, my answer would still remain the same. It's like my mother always told me, "If it were easy, everyone would do it!"
College Junior 2012-01-29T21:15:15Z
There are opportunities for student housing, but due to the large number of students on the University of Georgia campus, the housing spaces are very limited. Unless a student gets an application for housing in a year in advance, then that student will be without housing.
College Junior 2012-01-29T21:11:19Z
Health & Safety:
Campus Police – The Campus Police at the University of Georgia take their job very seriously. The UGA Police are always around in case of emergency, and they are even there to answer any question students may have from time to time. My favorite aspect of the Campus Police is the fact that they have late night taxi services that are willing to pick you up from anywhere on campus and give a free escort back to your dorm or house.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-25T03:44:05Z
Downtown Athens – The history behind the college is wonderful and present every where on campus. Downtown Athens offers an eclectic music scene, festivals, bars, and restaurants. And let us not forget the great athletics and education!
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-25T03:41:50Z
Alcohol Use – Athens does have a party scene, and if you look for drugs, you can find them. If you choose not to be in those situation, there are many different nightlife options as alternatives. Due to the near presence of downtown, alcohol use is prevalent.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-25T03:36:48Z
Athens Dining – Athens offers many different options, many of which are walking distance from campus. They range from places that offer pizza for a dollar or so a price to some fancy tapas restaurants.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-20T20:38:24Z
Buses Are Great – There are plenty of UGA buses that can get you where you need to go, plus the Athens Transit System has several routes that run through and around campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-20T20:36:29Z
Not Too Bad – The only thing they are too strict on is parking without a permit. Generally, you will only get in trouble for underage drinking is if your being stupid and obvious about it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-20T20:28:06Z
Opportunities for Fun and Work – Athens social, nightlife, and entertainment scenes are second to none. Plenty of bars, concerts, and other opportunities for fun. To go with this, it is a great school that offers students various opportunities in terms of study abroad, internships, service learning, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-20T20:23:31Z
Parking is okay for the most part. There are usually plenty of parking spots since you must purchase a parking pass to a specific lot. Costs can be expensive but not too bad. The UGA buses have routes that will include apartments around the campus so it may not be necessary for a permit.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-20T20:20:43Z
Most, if not all, of the bars are 21 or older. However, there are plenty of house parties as well. Always concerts and such going on and is fairly close to Atlanta.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-19T23:17:58Z
There is parking everywhere but it is expensive and never ever under any circumstances. One has to go online to a website a fill out alot of information just to get on a waiting list, its mosty doen online, but heres the rub you have to go physically go in to the office which they never tell you is in a random building the same that houses the dinig hall to get your permit and pay for it. The permits are expensive. And the lines for school property and the city are very blurred so you might end up with two sets of tickets one from uga police and another for Athens police. One needs a car for of campu travel. Grocery stores or any stores are not within walking distance from anywhere on campus. Parking service sucks, with poor signage so you get stuck with tickets or fees.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-19T23:11:16Z
Guys & Girls:
Girl's Style Verse Guys – Girls dress up for every occasion possible, especially if it is to go out downtown, or a house party. During the hours of classes one can usually tell from how one is dressed what type of major one has. Stylish girls who have the luxury to wear heels of any kind are no science, math, or any other hard studious subject majors. Those in a large t-shirt with jeans or tights or workout shorts are science, math, etc. majors. Art students are always unique in their outfits or grunge. The guys pretty much wear jeans and a t-shirt every day except when they go out then its maybe dress slacks and a polo shirt/sweater combo. The distress of their fabrics tell their perspective majors, more distressed harder major etc.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-19T23:03:03Z
There numerous places to stay off-campus. Either through family housing apartments with the University, or private rental agreement elsewhere. Athens isn't very big so where ever you live it no more than 20 minutes from campus anywhere. Most are very close to campus. One can pick what kind of place to stay at and where. Some prefer not to be to close to campus others a 2 minute bus ride away. It's the city for good apartments at great rents. Standard of living lower, off-campus housing is way cheaper in the long run.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-19T22:06:46Z
I suggest aiming at outside scholarships, saving, and federal aid.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-19T22:04:30Z
Guys & Girls:
UGA is a huge school with a very diverse group of kids, and everyone is mostly accepting and open.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-19T22:01:26Z
Dining Options Off-Campus – There are plenty of diverse dining options off-campus, that are cheap and offer student discounts, and that deliver to campus.
College Senior 2012-01-16T03:38:54Z
Not a Big Drug Scene – I am unaware of much drug usage going on on campus. Drinking does happen but I do not tend to hear much or anything at all about drugs
College Senior 2012-01-16T03:36:59Z
Great Way to Get Involved – Being apart of Greek life is a great way to get involved around campus, meet new people, and experience new things. Since Greek life is about being a philanthropist, it allows you to be aware of clubs on campus and help you give back to the community and those in need.
College Senior 2012-01-16T03:29:54Z
Great Range – Off-Campus Housing ranges across the board. There are houses and apartments that are reasonably cheap and affordable to most students. However, some places are quite expensive and the average student is not able to afford it.
College Senior 2012-01-15T19:44:34Z
Downtown Has Something for Everyone. Downtown Athens is such a unique place because not only does it offer the exceptional bar scene, but many restaurants and shops. It is a great place to be and many students from other schools often come here to get the experience their school lacks.
College Senior 2012-01-15T19:42:57Z
Guys & Girls:
Fun Greek Community – Many individuals are in a sorority or fraternity at UGA. Personally involved in Greek life, I find it to be a great way to get to know people you would not have met before. I have met many wonderful people and getting involved in the greek community was a great decision.
College Senior 2012-01-15T19:39:50Z
The network reliability and speed is generally good at UGA, but the network generally automatically logs off when you close the computer or move a matter of feet. This is bothersome because then it requires you to log back on when you may have only stopped using the internet for a few minutes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-10T15:50:20Z
This is a college campus. Like every campus, drugs and alcohol are readily available. Alcohol is a big part of the lives of many students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-10T15:43:39Z
I have to be very honest. Though I haven't used many computers on campus, I have noticed the ones I used were extremely slow.
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