College Sophomore 2011-09-30T03:40:32Z
The search process for off-campus housing in Athens is fairly easy. There is a lot of available housing near campus that is reasonably priced and in good areas. Most of the residents in these areas are college students and I always feel safe.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-29T04:08:46Z
Nothing Compares to a Saturday in Athens! Sports are one of the best things Athens has to offer! They bring our campus together in such an amazing way. There are always thousands of fans attending the events. The workout facilities are wonderful. We also use our own students to intern and learn more about their field of study. Intramural Sports are also a big thing at UGA. There are your typical sports, but if you can find enough people, you can create your own sport!
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-29T04:02:54Z
Extremely Diverse – UGA takes pride in how diverse they are. There are many different ethnicities present at UGA. Everywhere you look, you can see different types of people mingling about. For some, it can seem too diverse. But, there are many different clubs are available to join to help people feel as though they aren't that far from home. I personally love the amount of diversity there is to offer. You can learn so much about people unlike yourself.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-29T03:56:52Z
Apartments Suitable for Everyone! There are so many apartments available in Athens! The prices vary and are suitable for just about anyone. My friends and I all had different needs when it came to finding an apartment. Some had to choose based upon price and others location and security. We all found the apartment we were looking for, and we're all within about a 2 minute drive of each other. It's very easy to find an apartment that's exactly what you're looking for in Athens!
College Junior 2011-09-27T20:15:14Z
Love this place! UGA is great in almost every aspect.
College Junior 2011-09-27T20:14:58Z
Very Nice. Summer is hot, but winter isn't bad compared to most places and Fall and Summer feel like heaven.
College Junior 2011-09-27T20:13:08Z
Slow after class hours, crowded during. Walk if you possibly can.
College Junior 2011-09-27T20:12:13Z
Just Be Smart. As long as you drink/do whatever it is you're doing indoors, not too loud and out of the car or street, you'll be okay. I had a cop talk to my obviously drunk friend in a parking lot at 4 AM and sent him right home with a smile.
College Junior 2011-09-27T20:09:58Z
Really Easy to Get. As long as you don't use them in the dorms, you're fine. Alcohol and weed are everywhere and extremely accessible. But if you don't do those things, there isn't a lot of pressure. If you want drugs and alcohol, you're in luck. If not, you'll have fun, too, and no one'll judge you.
College Junior 2011-09-27T20:07:13Z
Big Part of Campus, but it's okay to be GDI – Greek Life is a great way to get involved, but I didn't rush and have so much going on anyways! If you're a girl, it's easy to get into any fraternity party and they're typically fun. The Greeks are very passionate about what they do, but there's no animosity toward people who aren't.
College Junior 2011-09-27T20:05:18Z
Always something to do! Thursday, Friday and Saturday especially, but every night of the week, there is something to do in Athens! Alcohol flows like water, and downtown is always packed full of students. There are dozens of good bars and a few clubs. At UGA, it's a party every night if you want it to be.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:58:30Z
So much spirit! Saturday in Athens is like a religious experience, everyone gets so into it and the football game is truly incredible!
Other sports don't get as much recognition, but school pride is seen in everyone.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:53:32Z
Guys & Girls:
Good-looking people. One drive down Milledge will show you how many Southern Belles and Beaus beautify the campus. Even walking to class, most of the school puts effort in their physical appearance, and it shows.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:52:46Z
You can definitely tell UGA is trying to get that diverse image, and they seem successful so far. There are so many cultural organizations and celebrations of diversity! I've met tons of different types of people.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:51:18Z
Closet living, but super social! Every freshman needs to live on-campus in one of the freshman dorms. Sure, you live in a shoebox, but you'll make so many friends and have the time of your life. The bathrooms aren't too nasty, either. The biggest perk? Proximity to classroom buildings.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:49:51Z
From fast food to unique fair, lots of choices! Downtown boasts unique fare, while every chain restaurant in the world is about five minutes away from campus. There are lots of different options; Athens is a good place to eat!
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:46:25Z
Much better than most schools! It's roughly $14 a day for all-you-can eat, buffet style food from UGA. That means you can have a big, country style breakfast, a burrito and nachos for lunch, ice cream for a snack, and pizza and a big plate of stir fry for dinner. Almost everything is good, and the variety is nice. Definitely get the meal plan if you live on campus.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:42:36Z
Very Impressive! Some older classroom buildings can be a bit dingy, but the big three - MLC, Tate and Ramsey - are great! I love going to $1 movies at Tate, and studying at MLC really makes you get your work done, it's such a great resource. Ramsey is awesome, but go during off hours to get machines.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:40:34Z
You NEED your own laptop and I would bring a printer to share with your roommate so you don't have to pay (there are always free printer specials during the summer). If you need one, I'd go to MLC or the library, but laptops are definitely easier. PAWS (the campus-wide wireless) can be slow and you have to log in each time you use it. Get a wireless router if you live in the dorm.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:33:22Z
Health & Safety:
I've Always Felt Safe – Just be smart, don't go anywhere sketchy, and if it's after dark don't walk alone. Especially on the weekends, cops and UGA police are everywhere. Campus police are typically nice and helpful, while Athens-Clarke County cops can be hard-asses.
I've never had an issue with the health center; the pharmacy is very good.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:27:23Z
It Depends Where You Are. There are certain places very close to campus I'm afraid of. BUT, downtown is amazing. The nightlife, shopping and food are all unique and there's definitely something for everyone. Milledge and Five Points are great areas, too, but the projects are located nearly on the UGA campus. Not good.
College Junior 2011-09-27T19:23:23Z
Depends on the Prof – I really enjoy all of my teachers; they're reasonable, helpful, and seem to truly care about you learning the material and making a good grade. BUT, I used ratemyprofessors.com and Koofers in making my schedule so I didn't pick any badly-rated teachers. Doing your research makes the difference between passing and failing, sometimes.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-26T22:02:39Z
Guys & Girls:
In 2010, UGA was rated #1 party school. There is a lot of Greek life but the college is not centered on it. Over 60% are girls. Athens is very hipster and the music scene is popular.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-26T22:01:08Z
The Ramsey Center is amazing. It is the workout center with every possible workout machine, court, etc. possible. The student centers are new and huge and provide a lot of space. There are over 500 organizations at UGA.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-26T21:59:43Z
There are many computers students can use at UGA. There are computer labs in the libraries as well as the student centers, and in various other academic buildings. Printing is available for $0.06 a sheet. Most of the computers are PCs, but there are some Macs too. They are all very reliable with fast internet connection.
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