College Senior 2011-01-23T22:54:09Z
UGA is very diverse. I have met numerous people of different backgrounds and ethnicity and we all have a extraordinary time together. We enjoy hanging out and commuting in study groups. However the majority of the school is white!
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-20T04:53:21Z
The financial aid process was smooth for me. I completed and submitted my FASFA and few weeks later the school offered me some financial rewards. Most times, I received the money just in time that the payment was due. I barely had any issues with the financial aid process.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-20T04:44:49Z
Recently, we had six inces of snow on campus. Campus was closed for almost an entire week because most roads were closed do to the ice. Most timed, if the news calls for snow than more likely school will be closed. Most days on campus it is sunny and clear. However, Georgia weather is sometimes unpredictable. One minute it is warm and the next it's cold.. Therefore, take a jacket just in case.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-20T04:35:50Z
Benefits of Living on Campus – Living on campus is very convenient. My classes are in walking distance and the bus stop is close; therefore, I am able to save money on gas. Also, the dining hall and sport venues are closer. Living on campus gives me the opportunity to socialize with other students. We are able to form study groups and attend student related programs. For me, living on campus has benefited my academic experience for I am close to the campus library and student learning center, plus the ample amount of study rooms located in the dorms. I have really enjoyed living on campus,
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-13T23:51:28Z
Hope Scholarship – The best thing that public schools in Georgia has to offer is the Hope Scholarship. This is for Georgia residents only and can only be obtained and kept if a certain GPA is maintained. I have really enjoyed being a recipient of the Hope Scholarship. It has helped me out financially. The only problem with the thing is the fact that it reduces the amount I get from the Pell Grant, and oftentimes makes me ineligible for Federal Work Study... I am from a low income family and have been paying my way through college since freshman year, and being eligible for FWS would really help out. By the way, if you have any questions about your financial aide, the folks over in the OFSA office are extremely nice, but getting things accomplished can take alot of time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-13T23:45:25Z
Hands on Experience – There are a number of colleges within the university that specialize in various fields of study. The college of education sets up student teaching oppurtunities with upperclassmen. The college of agriculture and environmental sciences (the college I am currently enrolled in) has it's own teaching dairy, poultry houses, beef unit, swine unit, sheep unit and horse barn all equipped with their respective animals to give Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Science majors the opportunity to recieve hands on experience as an undergraduate. This aspect really allows students to judge what they exceed in and which animals they work best with. This opportunity helps many decide if they are willing to attend veterinary school as opposed to medical school.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-13T23:39:01Z
Agricultural Sciences – I am a Poultry and Dairy Science Major. The classes offered here at UGA are great for those of us who are wanting to pursue a career in agriculture or veterinary medicine. There are many on hands experiences and relatively small class sizes. Core classes such as chemistry and math can be very difficult for nearly everyone so you have to study. The social life here is very vibrant as well and there is always something to do. I love it here.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-13T22:53:26Z
There are computers in various spots throughout campus. The most notable area of computer availability is in the student learning center. There are like a bajillion computers spanning over 3 floors, some even have fancy programs. And of course there are a few computers scattered here and there in the 3 libraries on campus. If you're like me, however, and tend to have class on south campus and east campus, there is little computer access. On east campus, there is one computer lab in Rooker Hall (a dorm)but sometimes the dormitories can be a little iffy when it comes to letting people in the computer labs. There are a few computer labs scattered throughout south campus in the Chem, Biology, and Science libraries, but the system speed is kind of slow at times. There are also labs in Conner and Poultry Science, but you have to have an entry code to get into the room... OH and forget printing for free on campus unless you know some folks that know some folks.
College Junior 2011-01-12T14:55:52Z
I was a great student in high school and I continue to be in college, but I have not received any financial aid from UGA or federal student aid, with the exception of the HOPE scholarship. It is very frustrating.
College Junior 2011-01-12T14:49:27Z
Love It – I love the atmosphere at UGA, especially during football season. It is very vibrant and busy most of the time. There are a lot of cultural, social, and student events going on all the time, and downtown Athens usually stays busy 24/7.
College Junior 2011-01-12T14:46:39Z
Guys & Girls:
There are all kinds of people at UGA, with all kinds of different looks, attitudes, interests, and social activities. There are a lot of Greek life members, and they are pretty distinguishable around campus because they pretty much all dress and act the same.
College Senior 2011-01-06T05:57:00Z
I haven't lived off campus myself, but I see ads all of the time and know many people who do. Most apartments and houses are on a bus route and are pretty close to campus. They all seem pretty cost-efficient and there are many to choose from, and they are pretty easy to find. There are always signs and posters up around campus, though I don't know of any direct help through campus. Most upperclassmen live off campus.
College Senior 2011-01-05T19:49:27Z
Dining Commons: Great dining halls all over campus. Serve good food. Snelling is even open 24/5.
Ramsey Center: The gym in amazing. Weight rooms, swimming pool, basketball courts, rock climbing walls, fun classes. You seriously never have to wait to use the elliptical. The beautiful students working out all the time don't hurt either...
Health Center: You can get doctor appointments, gyno appointments, prescriptions filled, free cough drops, free condoms. Very helpful.
Libraries: Science lib, Law lib, main lib. All great places to study and FULL of resources and helpful librarians.
SLC: Also known as the 'MLC" the Student Learning Center is where most kids get studying done, go to class, or stop in for a cup of coffee at Jittery Joe's. Watch out for the study rooms (sound proof rooms with white boards and arm chairs for study groups) they're in high demand during finals week.
College Senior 2011-01-05T19:42:03Z
Almost every In-State student starts out with the HOPE scholarship which greatly reduces the cost of school! Its awesome, all you need to do is keep your grades up! As far as scholarships offered by the school--they have some of the best in the country. For the brightest, there is the Foundation Fellowship. Fellows enjoy a tight knit community in which they are given every opportunity. Every expense is paid for...they even receive a stipend. Every year the fellows are taken on trips together abroad. This past spring they studied together at Oxford. Beneath the Fellowship is the Ramsey Scholarship and the Charter Scholarship which are also both very good.
College Senior 2011-01-05T19:38:14Z
Easy, Useful – The University has a great bus system that takes you everywhere you need to go. It takes maybe a week to figure out but after that its quite easy (grab a bus map on the bus or ask a driver--they'll tell you anything you need to know). It can take you downtown, to Milledge Avenue (where the Greek Houses are), some off campus housing, or anywhere on Campus. However you have to plan ahead if you're riding the bus to class otherwise you'll be late. Also, the bus system on the weekend runs less frequently so be aware of that. Another perk is that you can also you the City of Athens public buses for free if you flash your student ID.
College Senior 2011-01-05T19:30:28Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – I am a female student and never have I felt uncomfortable walking around campus--even very late at night. The campus overall has a very secure feeling. The dorms are regularly patrolled by policemen and the front desks are monitored by RAs. You'll find this more of a hassle than a comfort when you have to hide your alcohol when they walk by. Security measures in residence halls include hand scanners, photo id, and curfew. However desk workers are very relaxed. Downtown you obviously have to be more careful but again, I have always felt very safe.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-05T06:20:05Z
Hope Is the Best – If you are eligible for hope take it and stay eligible with your gpa. also check out other academic scholarships
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-05T06:18:55Z
Number 1 Party School – Georgia is the #1 party school what else do you expect? tons of house parties, frat parties, and bars, plenty of drugs and alchohol if thats what you're used to just dont get caught with a dui on your record
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-05T06:17:24Z
Guys & Girls:
Lack of Options – dating here is what you make it, there are tons of networking opportunities here to explore really depending on who or what you're into
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-03T15:44:07Z
Pretty Easy Process – The information is easily available to students on how to apply for financial aid. The process isn't too difficult, just a little time consuming. They keep you updated pretty well on your status and whatnot. The money gets deposited right into my account at the beginning of each semester, so the process is fairly easy.
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-03T15:39:12Z
The Perfect Combination of Work and Fun – The University of Georgia is an awesome place to go to school. The atmosphere is exciting and fun and there's always something to do. There are all kinds of people here to meet and everyone is unique in their own way. There is something for everyone here. It isn't all fun and games, the school work is very difficult and requires a good bit of time an effort. If you can learn to balance your social life and school, you are set to have a great time at UGA!
Recent Alumnus 2011-01-03T15:30:02Z
Church Hall – The freshman dorms are old and need work. This particular dorm is old and one of the smaller dorms. However, the rooms are larger than the high-rises and having a sink in the room is definitely a plus. The only nice thing about living on campus is being so close to everything!
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-31T18:40:53Z
Process Could Be Smoother – Sometimes we do not receive the financial aid when we need.For instance, we need the money at a certain time but they do not give it to us instantly or when it is expected.Also,simply because you are told you have been eligible does not guarantee that you will receive the award.This is the case with Federal Work Study which can be frustrating.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-31T18:28:05Z
Good Social Life – If you are interested in partying,there is something for you.There is a party at least twice a week with at least one being a frat party.If you want something low-key like a live band or a concert there is something for that too.However, if you want to really get down and get involved in drinking there a quite a few bars to go to.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-31T18:17:25Z
Dining Halls – At the University of Georgia, there are four dining halls.There is alot of variety but not too much in the department of foods for vegetarian.A few of them are open 24 hours from Monday through thursday while the others are open from about 7am to 9pm which is not bad.Sometimes you can get tired of the food or not have an appetite for what one hall has but that's why the other dining halls are available.
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