College Junior 2011-11-10T18:42:06Z
Apply Early – i couldn't get work study because i applied a few days late but i would advice prospective students to put in fafsa forms early
College Junior 2011-11-10T18:34:20Z
Drinking Not Condoned for Underage Students – drinking is popular but not condoned for underage students with jail time imposed for students caught. but there is a lot of drinking occurring especially in frat houses and downtown Athens
College Junior 2011-11-10T18:31:12Z
Unlimited Eating Time – the food is great compared to other colleges, there is a 24hr dining hall and students on the meal plan can go to the dining hall as much as they like
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-09T12:02:36Z
Weather is crazy at UGA but that doesn't stop anything from happening. Life always goes on.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-09T12:01:33Z
I've lived in Athens for quite some time now. I've got to say...UGA is awesome! I cannot wait to start school there in a month.
College Senior 2011-11-08T17:43:36Z
Bus System – The UGA bus system is awesome! Buses get pretty crowded during peak periods but there is usually and abundance of buses that go to different locations. Definitely a perk!
College Senior 2011-11-08T17:40:12Z
Housing - Freshman Dorms Best for Meeting People in 1St Year – East Campus dorms are BEAUTIFUL, but those mostly go to upperclassmen. Though freshman dorms are a little rundown they are a hub for social activity among freshmen and a great place to connect, so you don't mind the less-than-perfect living situation.
College Senior 2011-11-08T17:37:22Z
One of the best aspects about campus is the Miller Learning Center and Tate Student Center. Both of these building are contemporary, clean, and the perfect location for studying and attending class. With food and coffee options, comfy chairs, quiet rooms, group study rooms, etc., these buildings act as a one stop shop for studying, group meetings, lunch with a friend, and just about anything you could need.
College Junior 2011-11-04T18:55:42Z
There are always so many things going on in the Tate Student Center that most times you become frustrated that you can't skip class and see them all! Georgia is a gorgeous campus, all of the buildings are brick and there are so many trees. The Student Learning Center is a great place to study and is open 24/7 and has it's own coffee bar, which is perfect for those late night study sessions. I love the Ramsey Center, which is the gym for students at UGA. It's humongous and has so many different things for you to do, rock-climbing, raquetball, basketball, weight room, cardio machines, a track, and the pool.
College Junior 2011-11-04T18:52:46Z
Athens, GA – University of Georgia is more than just a school, it becomes a home. Athens is such a small, rural town that really depends on the school to survive, and there's no shortage of southern hospitality around here. There's so much to do during the day, with rivers and creeks to swim in and cute boutiques to shop at, to Downtown Athens for the nightlife. Atlanta's about an hour drive away, so the big city feel is never too far if you're feeling like you need some more excitement. And let's not forget Saturday in Athens, where we tee it up between the hedges at Sanford Statium. UGA is a school filled with tradition and achievement.
College Senior 2011-11-04T00:10:19Z
Watch Out for the Popo's – The main area of strictness are the police. They are extremely strict in the downtown area. Over half of my friends have either had an encounter with the police or been arrested in Athens, so its definitely scary sometimes. Its frustrating as well because sometimes the punishments are way too severe, but then sometimes kids get off that should have been arrested.
But in the school setting, I guess Ive never really had to deal with certain rules so Id say the University itself is pretty laid back, but well organized.
College Senior 2011-11-04T00:07:19Z
Greeks Everywhere – I talked mostly about Greek students in my last answer, so yes greek is huge here. Its a little overwhelming if you aren't involved because that is the main way for people to get to know each other around here. And if you aren't greek, some people give you the stink eye. But there are still a lot of people not in it, so its easy to find people with the same interests as you.
College Senior 2011-11-04T00:05:21Z
Guys & Girls:
Dawgs and Dawgettes – The main thing I notice about the students at UGA is that that are very preppy and into the greek scene. Its hard to miss guys and girls sporting their Sorority or Fraternity letters on some type of apparel. I think the trends led from those type of people show up everywhere on campus as well. Ill notice certain things guys or girls wear and its so funny because everybody dresses the same. During the summer, girls wore tshirts, the new colorful nike tennis shoes, and nike running shorts. Guys wore the same nike shoes with high black socks, khaki shorts, and a plaid button down all the time. And now girls are wearing big tshirts/sweatshirts with scarves, black leggings, an cowboy boots. Its like a uniform! But other than the greek kids, its just usually the typical casual young adult clothing. Nothing too trendy or fancy. Accept there are a good bot of super trendy hipsters too.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-31T19:40:56Z
Don't Know of Any – I don't know. I don't do drugs and I don't even know where to get any.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-31T19:40:07Z
Lots of Partying – All anyone here likes to do is party. As someone that doesn't party at all, it's uncomfortable.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-31T05:56:15Z
Watch Out! You'll have to stay on top of scholarships and loans all by yourself. The administration will handle the payment to your account, but the student is accountable for everything else. The past three semesters, tuition keeps going up. this semester, i had to borrow money from a family member last minute because i didnt expect tuition to be that much
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-31T05:53:32Z
It doesn't get too cold here, but it stays really hot through september. it rains fairly frequently and getting caught unprepared in this town will leave you soaked.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-31T05:46:29Z
I have attended UGA for 4 years now, with one semester at another smaller college for transfer credits. The smaller college was less technologically advanced with their administration but I much preferred the attention given to each student to how I am one in a class of 300 at UGA. I have had some really great professors, but I have also had some real arrogant jerk professors, with more of the latter. The curriculum is above average material, relying on the professors discretion how well they teach the material (which I have found lackluster.) The registration process is relatively easy but I wish the advisors would be more available for advising rather than telling you which classes to take and sending you on your way. In a huge lecture class with no attendance or personal connection to others in the class, there is no incentive to pay attention or even attend.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-29T18:13:05Z
Though I did not apply for financial aid, any time I have had any questions about my finances, they have been very helpful
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-29T18:09:20Z
Sholastics Vs People – The football games are fun and the other students are enjoyable. there are lots of college groups that put on shows and provide fun things to do. Unfortunatly the school work is super hard and takes away from the fun.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-29T18:02:21Z
There are lots of nice places down town, but most are a little pricy, but there are lots of less expensive places at 5 points. The trafic and parking is rough at both spots. There is a ton of variety and though there are not a ton of student discounts, many places accept bulldog bucks, which is a payment system at UGA.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-26T05:13:46Z
Yeah I know we have a lot of bars in this town but this bar just keeps me entertained more than most. Not only is this one of the oldest bars in town but they still serve you one hell of a drink unlike some of the other bars around. It's 20 years old and has never changed it's look. It's a BAR or as they say It's a Dive Bar with personality.
College Senior 2011-10-25T03:23:53Z
Easy Peasy – If you want it, you can have it. However, if you don't want to participate, you don't have to but unless you are oblivious- you will be able to see it going on.
College Senior 2011-10-25T03:18:21Z
Classic South – Very southern influence- white and black...with a handful of international students.
College Senior 2011-10-25T03:16:55Z
Pretty much has everything you could want- very fast foody. Not a lot of actually GOOD food for a decent price.
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