Recent Alumnus 2011-09-12T20:57:28Z
Very Diverse – There are many religions and races on Campus and while some races have their own specific groups or Greek organizations there is no racial tension.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-12T20:54:32Z
Perfect for Freshman – Incoming Freshman get the opportunity to met a vast amount of people through living in such a populated dorm setting. Convenience, social atmosphere and ease are top notch. Cost advantages include close proximity to classes so transportation is basically free plus utilities, cable and internet are included in room and board. Most freshman do not bring their car first year so dorms are perfect for them. Best option is East campus village which are apartment style, with worse being one of the older dorms where you must share a limited living space. It is my understanding that most upperclassmen prefer living off campus in their own space usually with friends they meet in the dorms.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-12T01:15:36Z
The weather is great. For the most part it's always sunny and pleasant. Winters can be kind of rough if you're mostly used to 90 degree weather. We get snow and the wind will freeze. I suggest you invest in a winter coat :) Summer and Spring are gorgeous. My favorite season to be on campus is fall. The trees are changing and the atmosphere brings out a certain pleasantry among students and faculty alike. It rains often but you can beat it with rain boots and an umbrella-we tend to start our own fashion with rain boots :)
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-12T01:07:25Z
FOOD FOOD AND MORE FOOD – On campus there are 4 dining halls and there are 3 commons areas that include a variety of places, such as Chik-Fil-A, Barberittos, Hibatchi Grille, a pizzaria, a steak house, place to get subs and a lounge. The best dining hall to eat at is either Snelling Dining hall or Joe Frank Commons in the Village Summit. Prices vary it just depends on whether or not you are on the meal plan. Meal plans can be used at all the dining halls but cannot be used in the commons areas. Each dining hall offers a variety of food and the menus alternate from the different dining halls. They DO NOT serve the same things. You will enjoy every meal on campus. And in the words of all UGA students "LET THE BIG DAWGS EAT!"
College Junior 2011-09-10T22:29:30Z
The school could provide better services for matching students with internships. Kids who are involved in Greek Life and popular sports like Football are prioritized before other students.
College Junior 2011-09-10T22:26:27Z
Guys & Girls:
Girls Are Snobs – Girls look like they could be on the Jersey Shore. They are super tan and superficial. They are all cheerleaders and look like barbie dolls. They are super fake and annoying.
College Junior 2011-09-10T22:23:55Z
Gyms Are Great – The gyms are large, well equipped, and nicely maintained.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-10T03:16:10Z
Your Mileage May Vary – UGA is crazy about diversity; it's one thing they really strive for. They're always saying they need more diversity, but I see a lot of different kinds of people around - different ethnicities, different backgrounds, people with disabilities, people who speak multiple languages. I'm friends with all kinds of folks. Even so, most of us are still plain old white people. But in my experience, even the white people are diverse.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-10T03:12:20Z
My Neighbors Are Loud – It depends on where you live. The nicest apartments are really expensive, but even some of the cheapest ones aren't too bad and the one I live in is on a decent bus route. Whether you hear people partying at all hours of the night also depends on where you live. Be careful before signing a lease.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-10T03:09:05Z
5 Star Dining – UGA Food Services has won all kinds of awards, and it shows in their food. It's usually fantastic, a buffet with tons of selections. Cons are that it's expensive and you can't take anything out of the dining hall, but it's so worth it for the food.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-10T01:36:23Z
North Campus borders the downtown area of Athens. Six square blocks of bars, clubs, restaurants, music venues, shops, and offices. Nightlife is fantastic for the college student, as there is something to do every single night. Drawbacks are Nazi meter maids and a city government which makes a huge percentage of their revenue from DUI arrests.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-10T01:30:37Z
Athens, GA – Fantastic Southern College town of about 100K population. The town is centered around the University and its activities. Game days are phenomenal for the football fan. Music scene is still thriving and performing arts are readily available. College kids love the downtown nightlife and bars. Affordable housing. Drawbacks are overzealous, heavy police presence and bureaucratic nightmare anytime dealing with city/county.
College Senior 2011-09-08T03:25:21Z
Couldn't Be Easier – I never had any problems with the financial aid process.
College Senior 2011-09-08T03:21:02Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – The campus is a very beautiful safe place. I heard no stories of theft in the dorms or anything. Now if you life around the city of Athens, you hear about theft and scary stories all the time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-07T17:21:40Z
Given that Athens is in Georgia, summers can be EXTREMELY hot, mid-90s in July and August. However, fall weather is absolutely perfect during football season,walking to class or picnicing on North Campus or at the Botanical Gardens. Winters are mild, so snow and ice is rarely an issue. Because most dorms are located either on campus/within a 5 minute walk, weather is rarely an issue.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-07T17:17:44Z
Walking or Biking Is Recommended – Parking has probably been the largest hassle I've had since I started at UGA in 2008. The process of requesting a permit is simple, but there's a good chance you won't get the lot you want. Also, permit prices range from 20-40 dollars per month- so they aren't cheap! And parking services is notorious for giving out parking tickets at $40 a pop, so watch out! I would definitely recommend living close to campus and walking/riding a bike to class or taking UGA or Athens Transit buses- cars aren't a necessity for students, but definitely are a plus when you need to run late night errands or trips to the grocery store.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-07T17:08:39Z
The Classic College Town – Athens, or "The Classic City" as it is often referred, is the quintessential example of a college town. Despite a large student population of nearly 35,000, Athens is never short on attractions or events. Fall brings many famous musical acts and bands to downtown Athens, along with over 100,000 college football fans cheering on the Dawgs every weekend on beautiful North Campus, the heart of UGA. The lively downtown scene is full of bars, boutiques and excellent restaurants for people of all ages and interests. Overall, Athens is a town where anyone regardless of his or her interests or age can find something to do and enjoy.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-05T17:27:06Z
There are many options that include a variety of different cultural foods. There is also a wide range of costs which makes finding a place to dine very easy.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T23:54:44Z
School Spirit! UGA has the most amazing fans, support, etc, even though we're not all that great...
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T23:53:10Z
There aren't enough freshmen dorms so the upperclassmen dorms are overrun by freshmen!
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T18:24:24Z
My experience at Georgia has been awesome. I am sad to be leaving but I am glad for the lessons and experiences I will take with me from here.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T18:22:57Z
I walk or take the bus to most of the places on campus. You can get a parking pass to park closely, but if you don't mind walking there are free spots within a half a mile of campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-30T18:18:02Z
Based on the average amount of diversity among college students in the US. UGA does very well. It allows for many different viewpoints.
College Junior 2011-08-30T04:03:29Z
Here at UGA, there is always something happening! One fun thing that many of the freshman participate in at some point during their first year is Snellabrating. Snellabrating is when a student goes to the Snelling Dining Hall after 12 AM. Even on a school night, there are always students in the dining hall. For my friend's 18th birthday, we went and Snellabrated!
College Junior 2011-08-30T03:56:15Z
Go Big or Go Home – Athletics at UGA is HUGE. I am very impressed with how much school spirit everyone on campus has when a game is approaching. For football games, for example, students and alumni begin preparing days before the actual game, and the turn-out is large. As a student, I look forward to going to the football games and participating in the supporting the athletics because it is a major component of this college. It is also one of the many reasons I decided to attend UGA.
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