Recent Alumnus 2011-06-02T20:36:20Z
Life at the University of Georgia is not hugely structured. There are rules, yes, but they're not draconian and they aren't hard to follow. If you do get in trouble, the people you have to deal with are very nonjudgemental and understanding. The UGA Police are very strict on underage drinking, but that is due to state and local laws, rather than the University's standpoint.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-02T20:31:46Z
UGA's campus technology is always accessible and easy to use. They provide state of the art equipment and offer both Macs and PCs. The printing is easy to do, and there are computer labs in almost every building. UGA's Tech Support division is always friendly and available to help. WiFi is available practically everywhere, and it is usually fast and reliable.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-02T20:29:53Z
Health & Safety:
The University of Georgia is in the middle of a city with one of the highest crime rates in the state of Georgia, yet I usually feel safe around campus. The UGA Police Department is a visible presence, and buildings are secure and patrolled. The dormitories have front desk attendants and security officers to ensure that only students can enter.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-02T20:19:40Z
UGA has an unbelievable amount of activities/groups/clubs to participate in and there is something here for everyone. It's a great way to meet people, too.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-02T20:17:08Z
With the campus being so big, it is difficult to to get the urge to class and walk around campus when it rains.
College Junior 2011-06-02T18:01:33Z
Social Atmostphere – As an upcoming freshman, I have not seen much of the social atmosphere at UGA. However, the many visits I have made provide an excellent study body. Also, the minority program, Georgia Daze, is an excellent way to increase a diverse study body.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-01T23:35:11Z
UGA is a green campus, and they therefore discourage using cars on campus. The parking permit costs are pretty high, ranging from $30-40 a month. You have to have a permit to park on campus, unless you want a ticket. The parking decks are however usually open on the weekends for guest parking. As a result, the college has tried very hard to make the public transportation convenient. The campus buses travel throughout Athens, and stop at most off-campus apartments every 15 min-1 hour.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-01T23:26:33Z
Downtown Athens – The University of Georgia is located right in the heart of downtown Athens. Its streets are full of plenty of affordable restaurants. Most of them have great student discounts. A lot of them are also open late on weekends. Pita Pit, Little Italy's and Five Guys are open until 2am on Friday nights. There is also a wonderful student delivery service, Bulldog Food, that picks up orders from most restaurants around Athens.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-01T23:21:35Z
The nightlife at UGA is vibrant and exciting, as pretty much the entire school spends Friday and Saturday nights in the bars of downtown Athens. The campus bus drops off and picks up students from the main street of downtown throughout the week, until 2 am. There are also many bars for underage students. The frat houses usually have great themed parties.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-01T22:47:52Z
I have yet to find anything to complain about concerning the facilities on campus. The library is a beautiful old building with helpful staff. The student center has plenty of study rooms, coffee shops, as well as a great tutor center. The campus is always alive with activities and clubs.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-01T22:45:02Z
Vibrant Campus Life – The University of Georgia is located right in the heart of the lively downtown of Athens, GA. The downtown provides a peaceful place to study within its quaint coffee shops, and beautiful campus lawns. The nightlife is vibrant and exciting with plenty of bars and clubs located within walking distance of the campus.
College Senior 2011-05-28T03:18:10Z
Not Enough Buses – There are too few buses at University of Georgia. It has happened that I've been late for class strictly due to this infrastructural problems. There are several areas and several times of day in which getting onto a bus is near impossible. While there are may routes serving nearly all parts of campus, getting on to a bus while pressed for time is an entirely different story.
College Senior 2011-05-28T03:15:23Z
Strong, but Not for Everyone – There is a very large Greek presence at UGA. While I am not a member of a fraternity myself, I often see these groups at work on and around campus. There are lots of frat parties on the weekends and the organizations often do fund-raisers and volunteer work. The fraternities and sororities are very much a part of Athens life, but it is not necessary to be in either in order to be socially accepted.
College Senior 2011-05-28T03:12:11Z
Diversity at UGA is a mixed bag. In the Greek System, there is little-to-no race interaction, there being black houses and white houses. Similarly, people seem to be very clique-ish along racial and socio-economic lines. However, nearly every group imaginable is represented on campus. These groups generally have great support systems (such as the LGBT Center) either put in place by the university or organized by the students themselves. Acceptance and diversity are ultimately what you make of them. It's not terribly difficult to make friends with a large variety of people. However, if you don't proceed with that intention, it's unlikely that you will.
College Senior 2011-05-25T03:09:21Z
Gotta Look for It – Because Georgia has the HOPE Scholarship, I received full tuition scholarship because UGA is a public university. If you want other financial aid, however, it's out there and available, it's just a matter of finding it and applying for it.
College Senior 2011-05-25T03:07:07Z
"If You're Good, When You Die You'll Go to Athens" – I love UGA, Athens, and everything about it. The people are fantastic, you can find literally any kind of person here that you want. All kinds of interests, passions, and personalities. The academics are pretty average-- not terribly challenging for the most part, but you do have to work for your As. Overall, I wouldn't go anywhere else in the country.
College Senior 2011-05-25T03:02:16Z
Guys & Girls:
Frat Boys and Sorostitutes – Though there are a variety of men and women that attend UGA, what most frequently comes to mind are the students heavily involved with Greek life-- the frat boys and sorority girls. Both typically stay up to date on fashion trends, party and drink on most weekends (and several week days, too), and like things like golf or shopping.
College Senior 2011-05-24T20:58:18Z
Parking at UGA is not terrible, however, it can be a handful when you ride around the parking lot multiple times trying to find a good spot to park. I've seen worse parking at other campuses, so I can get along with the parking situation on campus.
College Senior 2011-05-24T20:56:41Z
Greek life is very big at UGA. You will always see many members of greek life in each class. As a freshman coming in, you see many people getting involved in a fraternity and sorority. Usually it changes the individual, sometime for the good, and sometimes for the bad. Housing for Greek members usually come available during their sophomore year of college. For the most part, the atmosphere wouldn't be right without greek life in Athens.
College Senior 2011-05-24T20:47:59Z
Apartments Are Cheap! They give you a chance to live on your own and cook your own food. Compared to on campus, apartments are the better deal because they are a lot cheaper. The closer you get to campus, the more expensive prices get!
College Senior 2011-05-23T03:18:01Z
No Immediate Counciling – We didn't have a personal financial aid councilor though there is a financial aid office available to call with questions or concerns. We filled out the FASFA which did not come with any complications but had to apply for other scholarships and loans on our own.
College Senior 2011-05-23T03:09:52Z
Health & Safety:
Relatively Safe Campus Life – I feel relatively safe living on campus housing, however, Athens is not the safest place to live. I've heard of at least five on campus attempted assaults and rapes. On campus through the day it's not dangerous but it's not safe enough to wonder around alone downtown.
College Senior 2011-05-22T21:16:04Z
Lots of common franchises are nearby and in walking distance for students. There are also a multitude of local eateries that offer unique dining that you can't find anywhere else.
College Senior 2011-05-22T21:14:34Z
There are a plethora of student facilities on campus. The Miller Learning Center is a great place to study and prepare for classes. The Ramsey Center is the largest fitness facility in the nation and has state of the art equipment. Overall, just a great campus!!!
College Senior 2011-05-22T21:11:22Z
Athens Is Great! The college town of Athens, Georgia is wonderful! There is so much to do, both on campus and off campus as well. Lots of local eateries and clubs to enjoy and always the chance to meet new people.
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