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  • 06/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 out of 83 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 6 people found this inaccurate. 1 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Learn whether or not you are going to need your books in certain classes by the first week of school. You could save hundreds of dollars that way. Also, SIGN UP FOR ADVISING APPOINTMENTS EARLY!! This was an extremely important lesson I learned because students with the most hours get the earliest bid on classes (I didn't have that many) and the earlier the advising appointment the earlier you will be able to sign up for classes. Help you help yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the SAT and ACT as many times as possible, sign up for as many APs as YOU CAN HANDLE. Georgia is extremely selective these days. The average GPA for incoming freshman in 2009 is 3.9 with a 1300 SAT and 30 ACT score. It is important to take the standardized tests as much as possible to get the best score you can. Also, UGA wants to see that you are challenging yourself. APs are the best way to do so. And the more hours you have coming in as a freshman, the easier your life will be. You can sign up for classes earlier, change majors and still have lots of wiggle room, and even get better dibs on football tickets.

  • 07/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 out of 64 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 2 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!! (no really, I promise I am not exaggerating!)

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip I would like to give to prospective UGA students is to really take advantage of the opportunities that UGA has to offer. UGA is a great school with an amazing campus and student life and Athens is a fabulous city. I really encourage all students to get out there and see what UGA and Athens has to offer! Also, I reccommend Dawg Camp to any students who have been accepted. It's just so much fun! You meet a lot of people and have the time of your life learning about all that UGA has to offer!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a student from the state of Georgia and you are HOPE scholarship eligible, you definitely get the most bang for your buck because you don't pay tuition! It's really a great deal! It gives you plenty of incentive to keep your grades up and maintain your 3.0, or as my friends and I like to say, Keep HOPE alive! If you are a student coming to UGA from a state other than Georgia, it is definitely more expensive for you than it is for students who receive HOPE, but I do think it is a lot cheaper than a lot of other schools. Also, according to me, being a student at UGA is so great, a price can't even be put on it!

    Am enjoying being here

    UGA is just so much fun! I honestly feel like every day is an adventure! There is ALWAYS something to do here! There are always free concerts (last year we had both T-Pain and Soulja Boy perform), Dawgs After Dark (this is basically a free carnival for students. There has been food, Build-A-Bear, ice skating, Ferris wheels and other rides, kayaking, and so much more! It happens about twice a semester and usually goes from 10pm to 2am. The best part is, it's all FREE!) There are what seems like thousands of student organizations to get involved in, and of course, everyone will have a great time with the sports offered at UGA. The University of Georgia is a key player athletically in the SEC and the NCAA. Our football team is outstanding and the games are a blast to attend! It's so exciting! Our baseball and softball teams are both REALLY good. Basketball is pretty good..the games are always fun to attend and a lot of times, they give students free t-shirts. I have even received a free Popsicle at a basketball game before! The Gym Dawgs (our gymnastics team) is PHENOMINAL! They always win the NCAA championships! Their meets are very exciting to attend! The food at UGA is also amazing! I can't think of any other school that does food and meal plans as well as UGA does. There are four dining halls for students to choose from any time they want to eat. We even have one dining hall that is open 24 hours a day! Also, at UGA we have unlimited meal plans. This means you can go to the dining hall as many times in one day as u like! If u want to go to a dining hall after every single class, you can do it! You have unlimited visits to the dining halls! Sometimes, there are even live musicians inside the dining halls while u eat! It's really cool! Last, but certainly not least, UGA students do have a great time at parties :) ...Needless to say, I am really enjoying my time at UGA!

    Am learning a lot

    At the University of Georgia, I have learned a lot academically, I have learned a lot about myself, and I have learned a lot about the world around me. I feel like UGA definitely does its part by having so many opportunities for students to learn, and it is up to you as a student to capitalize on that plethora of opportunities. Because UGA encourages and pushes diversity, I have definitely discovered the significance and importance of it. I learned exactly how each person, regardless of creed, chosen religion, race, or gender contributes to the world and shapes the life experiences and view points of every single person they come into contact with. Through involving myself in various student organizations on campus, I learned how to effectively run a business meeting and how to work with other students to plan and raise money for programs for students on campus. I really honed and developed my leadership skills. I also learned to value the importance of community service. As a student at UGA, I found myself desiring to reach out to other students on campus, as well as those in the Athens-Clarke County community. At UGA, I have learned a myriad of things! It really is difficult to just pin point just one or two. But I do think that UGA offers students a lot to learn each and every day.

  • 06/08/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    34 out of 38 people found this review useful. 3 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up! I applied for early admission and was deferred to regular decision. I was then put on a waiting list but I was accepted eventually. Just don't give up and show your school that you are serious about attending.

  • 11/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 31 people found this review useful. 4 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for anyone who does not get intimidated by a fairly big college, wants to get involved, likes to be surrounded by a variety of different people, and wants to focus on achieving in classes but also have fun. Students looking for a true college town where everyone there attends tailgates on Saturdays, wears the school colors, and offers student discounts- then Athens is the place to be! If you want to be on a beautiful campus but then want to be able to hit the lake forty five minutes away, or the mountains two hours away, or a big city like Atlanta (hour and a half away) then UGA is great for you! I love strolling through North Campus, going to the Botanical Gardens, shopping downtown, and screaming GO DAWGS at sporting events. At UGA you are truly experiencing what people call college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Georgia has been getting tougher and tougher to get into, so my greatest advice is to focus on SAT and ACT scores, take AP/IB classes, load up on extracurricular activities, and have a 3.3 or higher GPA. When I was applying to Georgia I did not apply early because I was afraid I would not get in. Therefore, I waited and wrote the four essays required during regular enrollment. If you are scared like me or think that you may not get in, either take the chance and apply early, or do like I did and wait for the regular deadline and write awesome essays. Also, for your recommendations pick people who truly impacted your life or have seen you excel in not only academics but also outside of school. I had my favorite AP teacher, my cheerleading coach, and my bible study leader write me recommendations so they got an idea of every side of who I was.

    Bang for the buck

    I am paying out of state tuition and if it was not worth it then I would not still be here. I think that UGA is definitely worth the bang for the buck because not only are you getting a great education from a top college, but you are also getting wonderful colleges per major, SEC sport teams, a college town, and a full college experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    Athens is a great town full of great food, shopping, and things to do. There is never a dull moment here whether you're looking for a night out or a study time in a coffee shop. UGA also has so many student events you can attend and have tons of school spirit. There are tons of great ways to get involved and meet new people. Even though it's a big school you see familiar faces walking to class and around campus. I've had the time of my life at Georgia and am so proud to be a dawg!

    Am learning a lot

    At UGA you get what you sign up for. I am currently taking 15 hours and all 15 of those are spent taking serious notes and paying close attention to learn the new material. I am learning new stuff everyday and am tested on it every 3 weeks. Coming out of my freshman year last year I learned a lot more than I ever did in high school. Then, this year I had to take courses to get into my major and I am now learning even more, but stuff that will specifically apply to my major.

  • 01/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 19 people found this review useful. 5 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -If you want new experiences... -If you love sports... -If you want great connections for the future... -If you like a challenge.... -Everybody... UGA IS GREAT FOR YOU!

    Tips for prospective students

    -Be on the lookout for FREE T-SHIRTS! Athletic events and campus organizations often involve free T-shirts. They’re always pretty appealing and you can pick your size in most situations. It’s an easy way to get free clothing and maybe become interested in something new. -Pay attention for emails on season tickets for athletics The window to purchase student season ticket packages for athletic functions is usually only a couple of days, but for the discount price and entertainment value, you can’t forget to act on these emails. -Find where you classes are on campus before they officially start. It might take a couple of weeks to get used to such a large campus, so know where you are going beforehand. If you’re trying to choose between multiple routes to get from one class to another, don’t worry. Your teachers are usually gracious about being late the first few classes. -Move outside of your bubble Every introduction or greeting might open a life-changing opportunity for you, so don’t let it pass. -Use your peers’ grade and professor ratings with caution. What your peers think can often be a great resource, be sure they can justify theirs opinions. Sometimes, only negative people to like to complain tell the world how they feel. -Don't be scared starting college! It is natural to be a little nervous when starting college. However, you are not alone. 4,000 other freshmen are just as nervous as you, so relax and be yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    The facts do not lie. The University of Georgia was rated the 6th best “bang for the buck” according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The quality of resources on campus is a great value for students. If you live in Georgia, you probably have the HOPE Scholarship, which covers your tuition costs here. Out of state or don’t have HOPE? No need to worry! Many departments at UGA offer scholarships to help pay for school. UGA also provides the opportunity to employ students in various areas. Also, there are countless local business in Athens give students a chance to help pay for their education here.

    Am enjoying being here

    UGA has SOMETHING for EVERYONE!!! There are about 400 recognized clubs here! We have great organizations including (but definitely not limited to): Philanthropy, Academics, Culture, Religion, Fitness & Sports, or the Arts (music, dance, art). It would be too difficult to tell you everything offered here. For example, have you heard of a Biological/Biochemical Defense Club before? UGA HAS! The Greek life is also a popular and diverse way to enjoy being here. Besides the academics, you have probably heard about the athletics…and for great reason. It is always a treat to watch a matchup “Between the Hedges!” The football team has been one of the most consistent in recent history throughout the nation. It may surprise you, but the #2 sport at this university is women’s gymnastics. The Gymdogs, this past year, won their 5th straight national championship. They’ll leave you in awe of some amazing techniques! That’s a sample of UGA athletics, and the trend continues… all of our teams are always in the national spotlight! If you need something else to do, it may be a tough choice. Downtown Athens has cool shopping, some amazing food, and plenty of places for social meetings. On campus, you have some of the best collegiate food services in the nation, quads to hang out with others, and a massive fitness center where you can exercise, take fitness classes, or sign up for intramural sports. One thing you cannot miss out on here is the music scene. Many great bands have come from Athens, and that drives many of today’s students to perform music on the side. Check out the 40-Watt Club among other venues for some great, diverse music! The ONLY possible thing to keep you from enjoying the University of Georgia is YOU! Athens will become your home.

    Am learning a lot

    It’s easy to say that you will learn a lot in the classrooms here at the University of Georgia because you will. What sets UGA apart is how you learn outside of the classroom. You experience new ideas, places, and interests that show you more of who you are and what you want to do in your future. The diversity among people here allows you to learn about others and their cultures as well as how to communicate and work with those people. The campus and the encompassing town of Athens, GA create a dynamic place to learn, have fun, and work and serve as an extraordinary stepping-stone to real life!

  • 10/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 6 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UGA really is great for all types of people. Because it is a big school, you are bound to find something academic and social wise that is perfect for you. Speaking of size, don’t be intimidated by the size. When you know your way around and know people, it seems a lot smaller. If you are wanting a different experience from what is going on at your town back home, come to UGA! It is a whole new experience. If you want a place that offers strong academics and plenty of good times, UGA is for you. Being here gives you great connections for the future and prepares you for whatever you want to do in life. I mean, I’m here to become a marine biologist if that tells you anything about the variety in majors. :) There is so much here for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    -If you're wanting to get in- Apply early! If you are admitted through early admission you will probably get the housing you want, and the application isn't as much work. Take as many AP/Honors classes as you can handle. Try your best in them, but don't stress about not having a GPA of 4.0 or above. Same goes with the ACT and SAT. Try to do really good and take them multiple times if you can. UGA wants to see that you are challenging yourself. Get involved with stuff going on at your high school and outside school, especially with leadership positions. UGA is interested in that kind of stuff too. -Once you are here- GET INVOLVED! As I've said, there really is something for everyone and so many ways to make good friends. When you are involved in something, the school seems a lot smaller and the more people you know, the smaller it gets. Don't be intimidated by the size. Find out where your classes are before the first day. Life is a lot easier that way. Learning your way around isn't that bad. Get a bus map and learn those routes too. It takes a little more work, but the buses are free and convenient when you have a class that is far out of the way. Don't be afraid to ask an upperclassman. I've done it several times before and trust me, you will survive. Don't forget to study! Definitely take advantage of all UGA has to offer because campus life is great and Athens is an amazing city, but academics are important too. Cramming the night before an exam is not going to cut it like it did in high school. You will probably have some weed out classes that will challenge you big time, but if you work hard enough you can do well. Move out of your comfort zone and don't be worried about starting college! Use every opportunity to meet new people, including in your classes and on your hall. Sit with someone sitting by themselves in the dining hall and you could for real make a new friend. It's normal to be a little bit nervous about starting college [though people may not admit it] but make the most of the time you are given here. You will love it!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a Georgia resident and have HOPE, this is definitely the school for you. Even if you are out of state, it is still worth it for sure. As far as money goes, I can pretty much go without spending it if I don't want to. Meal plan is awesome because you can each as much as you want whenever you want whenever you want and it's already paid for throughout the year. Living on campus and paying for books is kind of expensive, but that is pretty much how it is at any college you go to. Dorms are pretty nice for what you pay for them. As far as other things go, your student activities fee covers a lot of great stuff on campus! Free movies are shown all the time and we had a free carnival during homecoming week-cool things like that happen often. I got to see Ludacris in concert for free! Also, I definitely don't mind paying only $8 for every home football game I go to ;) Almost every other sporting event is free. College is expensive no matter where you go, but it is totally worth it at UGA because you get so much out of it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is also a lot outside of academics to be found at UGA! I am in a few organizations here that are totally awesome. Greek life is a great way to make some really close friends, but you can do that easily even if you aren't involved in Greek life. There are so many different clubs, organizations, and things to do that you are bound to find somewhere you belong. Athens has a great college-town vibe and as far as the number one party school thing goes, if you are looking for parties, they are to be found. But there is so much to do that doesn't include partying if it's not your thing. People aren't going to judge you if you don't drink. It is so easy to make friends here because there are tons of different people around and there is always something to do. And can I just say one word: FOOTBALL!!!!!! Saturdays in Athens are truly an amazing time. You will quickly pick up on all the traditions and really understand why everyone makes a big deal about it here. Other sporting events are really great too, and most are free for students or really cheap. There are also great organizations like BCM [I go to BCM and LOVE IT!] and Wesley if you are a Christian and are looking for somewhere to stay strong in your faith. Athens becomes your home very quickly, and you will love it.

    Am learning a lot

    Academically, UGA has a lot to offer. Although most classes you will take in the beginning are prerequisite classes before getting into your major, they are for the most part interesting and challenging. If you want to learn, you will most definitely be able to.

  • 11/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 7 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for any type of student. I have met people of all kinds from different cultures, religions, countries, and states that will help you communicate with different type of people later on in life. UGA offers programs for any student, and I have never heard anyone say that they have disliked the school, the community, or other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would study in high school and take as many difficult and time-consuming classes as possible. I never had to study much in high school, but I had to learn how to quickly. Even if some classes do not require attendance, you will fall behind quick. In some lectures, every lecture is important to attend. Because of the intensity of courses, you do not want to fall behind. Make sure you get ahead if you can, and I would but a planner. I did not think I needed one, but I realized that there was no way to remember everything I needed to. Planners are given to students for free with school information located inside of them. Save money and talk to other students with the major you are looking into to help you figure out what you need to do before you get there. PLAN AHEAD!! Trust me, you will save time and a lot of worrying and stress.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are difficult at Georgia; however, the courses prepare you the way they should. They offer academic assistance and that comes in handy for more time-consuming courses. The financial aid department has always been helpful, and the computer systems are super quick. Faculty and staff respond to your questions from phone calls and e-mails almost immediately.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone in Athens is extremely friendly and nobody is judgmental. I come from a small town, and Athens seems like a different country than where I was raised in South Georgia.I meet new people every day, and there are student organizations for anyone. I have met people from other states and countries that have opened my eyes to different backgrounds. Faculty and other students are helpful in several ways. I do not think I have ever met anyone in the past two years I have been here that was not willing to help me find my way or answer a question. No one has ever been rude or disrespectful. I am glad I chose UGA over other colleges. I would not want to be anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently taking 16 credit hours this semester. Even though it has been hard work, I definitely feel like I am learning as much as I possible can. Free tutoring is offered for several courses, and other help is available for any course. My professors are extremely helpful, patient when working with students, and very eager to teach their courses. My science classes have been the most difficult; however, my critical thinking and learning skills have improved more than I could have ever imagined!!

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 11 people found this review useful. 8 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you don't mind big class sizes, lots of people, lots of CRAZY people, lots of CRAZY DRUNK people(mostly on game days), lots of walking( unless you just wanna be lazy and ride the bus everywhere), people with outrageous views on society, and a school with top notch facilities and TOP NOTCH PARTIES, than you are the type of student that will defiantly love UGA!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    IF IT DOES NOT APPLY TO YOUR MAJOR TO NOT TAKE!!! For example if science is not your major and you don't have to take a science don't! If you do don't feel you have to take the most difficult science class to prove something, just take ecology and get it over with. Also do your homework research your professors on the uga key and rate your professor, there's no need to take a class with a professor thats just going to aggravate you. You will also need to learn the bus schedule it'll make getting around so much easier and quicker especially in august when its WAY TOO HOT to walk anywhere. For those who are concerned about keeping HOPE, I would suggest taking the easiest load of classes you know you can get As in your first semester. Its better to start off with that 4.0 so even if you screw up you'll still be good. There are some classes that are easy A's like ECHD and while they may not do anything for your major they rarely take up any of your free time outside of class. Oh and don't go out and buy your books as soon as school starts because some professors will tell you you can a get a cheaper version or that you don't even need the book for class. One more thing Do not deprive yourself of sleep during finals I've seen people pass out on the floor in the dining halls because they've pushed them selves too hard. A good nights sleep will help you better than eight hours of studying with no break.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is not cheap, but The things they have for us like Dawgs After Dark has so much free stuff, like build-a-bear, lazer tag, and mechanical bull rides that kinda makes up for it. They also give you countless resources when it comes to finding jobs and internships and the dorms are usually nice and well kept, but other than that you may feel a little cheated out of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Georgia is never dull. Theres always something to do every night of the week, it could be a frat party, a house party, or just the regular trip downtown( Which you new students will find out about when you get here). Speaking from a guys point of view the males will really enjoy themselves here for the simple fact that females out number us like 4 to 1. I really enjoy the freedom more than anything I can leave my room anytime and do whatever I want with out anyone asking questions and the food is great(some may disagree). Usually if you like it UGA has it. There is even a club for harry Potter fans who play Quidditch and have tournaments in one of the quads. So You will find something you enjoy doing here just keep your ears and eyes open.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot academic wise, but have learned more about life. I know I was some people's first black friend and coming from an all black high school I learned a lot about how other people party and do things. If your willing to listen you'll learn so much. My advice is don't knock it till you try it because it might just help you have a success college career.

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 9 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take SAT and ACT. SAT measures how you think and ACT measures what you know. So if you do well on tests you can study for, take the ACT, and if you just test well, take the SAT, but UGA accepts both, so you should take both and see where you're best. Take honors and AP classes if you can handle them. If you can't, DON'T (there's nothing worse than killing your GPA for nothing). UGA has gotten more and more competitive over the years, so if you get denied but are still stuck on it, make plans to transfer in. MANY people transfer into UGA after their first 30 hours of school and admissions requirements are less intense for transfers.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in-state... this is the place for you. If you can keep HOPE (i.e. actually study and don't blow all your parent's money downtown), you're basically getting a free ride paid for by the lottery. If you live out-of state, I'm not really sure. Most of my out-of-state friends have loans/scholarships/trust funds, but the don't really complain about the money that much.

    Am enjoying being here

    One word, FOOTBALL. If you're looking at Georgia, I KNOW this is on your mind, and trust me, it's worth it. Football, the downtown scene, and Greek life are all AMAZING at Georgia, but like all good things, moderation is key.

    Am learning a lot

    We get a rep for being a huge party school, but that's only partially true. Personally, I am a science major, pre-med, and our program is chalk-full of weeder classes. No matter what major you're in, if you don't work, you're instantly on the 5 year track.

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 10 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    One of the great things about UGA is that it's great for many different groups of people. One of the major qualities you need to have, or be able to quickly adjust to have, is independence. UGA requires all freshman to live on campus, which means at least a week at a time without mom and dad. It also helps for those with good self-motivation, you will often times find yourself sitting in your dorm room with the option of getting online, watching TV, or studying; you then must choose studying on your own or suffer the consequences. UGA is also a large school with over 33,000 students, which doesn't mean it's impossible to make friends, it just gives you a much larger chance of meeting someone you'll click with, so it helps to enjoy meeting new people and making new friends quickly. The more people you know, the smaller the school will seem.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early! UGA has an excellent early admission program, with many incentives, such as earlier housing selection, it is a definite plus. Maintain a good GPA! Although UGA will tell you a GPA isn't everything, and it isn't, it will help out tremendously, especially if you lack in other important areas like test scores or extracurriculars. AP classes are worth it! The more AP classes you take, and pass the AP test for, the more hours you will come into UGA with, which allows you more room for things like a minor or double major; but DON'T take more than you can handle because that will compromise your GPA.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is not as cheap as it may appear at first glance, there are a lot of hidden fees and requirements, but it is definitely worth the money. UGA provides a health center, gym, transit, and Wi-Fi for all students (this is what your fee money covers) as well as student events and much more! The slight cost in fees etc. is well worth what you get out of the uses for the fees.

    Am enjoying being here

    100%. Athens is an awesome town to live in! There are consistently things to do for anyone and everyone, no matter what you like to be apart of. From sororities and fraternities to religious organizations to volunteer groups and clubs there is definitely something for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    UGA provides the opportunity, especially for incoming freshman with hours on their side, to take classes that are intriguing and that otherwise you wouldn't be able to take. This gives you a chance to learn about something entirely different from you (intended) major and explore all the possibilities.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 11 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want something different from high school. Like a lot of people and are disciplined to learn instead of going out all of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    When choosing classes and teachers, I would suggest using ratemyprofessor.com or ugakey.com. The latter is specific to UGA and lists all the GPAs from the years they have taught. If you want student opinions, ratemyprofessor is up to date and honest. During the first week of classes, grab a bus map from any bus and learn the routes, keep it with you all the time. The bus system is a free and easy way to get around, use them. Most importantly, get involved! You don't have to go greek in order to meet a lot of people, but it is definitely one option to get involved and gain a tight knit set of group inside this large school. It can feel overwhelming sometimes. There are also many volunteer and community organizations with information meetings all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    Whether you are in state or out of state, UGA is definitely worth the price of tuition. You will learn a lot and make tons of new friends in the process.

    Am enjoying being here

    Athens is a great college town. There is something to do for everyone, whether you are into the party scene or not. Day and night, there are great restaurants and stores to visit. For those who like a little night life, the bars and clubs downtown are a great way to meet people and just relax after a long day of classes. The campus is beautiful and kept up very well.

    Am learning a lot

    Although most intro classes are large (300+), the teachers are for the most part very friendly and available during office hours and for any additional meetings. All of the professors and grad assistants are very knowledgeable.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 325

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe! There are two different police forces that have jurisdiction on campus: Athens Clark County police and UGA police which is nice to have. UGA is a public campus which means that anyone can come on and go off at any time which is why, even though campus has many different safety features in place, use common sense and don't walk alone at 3:00 in the morning. But if you are burning the midnight oil late into the night, you can ask a police officer or security guard to escort you to your car--they are all really great people. There's also a system called UGA Alert that students sign up for at the beginning of the year. Should there be any danger, students get a phone call, text and email letting us know what we should do. The only time we get these are during scheduled tests of the system or for tornado warnings (that have never touched UGA). Plus, your parents get the alert before you do most of the time so you can tell them to rest easy.

    Greek Life

    The school is roughly 20% Greek, but it seems like more sometimes because they are so involved in school life. The work very closely with a lot of philanthropic organizations like Relay for Life, UGA Miracle and UGA Heros. So if you're looking to meet a lot of people who have similar interest as you and want to make a difference, Greek life is only one of many places you can look. But it's a good way to make friends immediately, especially if you are coming from out of state and don't know a soul.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 169 clubs and organizations on campus and if you can't find one that interests you you can easily start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to remember the people they meet, the times they didn't sleep, the awesome and eclectic concerts they went to and have the opportunity to be over prepared for the real world post graduation will find UGA to be a good fit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snellebrating is a tradition that involves going to our 24 hr dining hall: Snelling after the hours of 12:00 midnight. You see all kinds of people and have some of the best conversations. Celebrate a great day, maybe a great grade or maybe you're just an insomniac. Either way, good food, good people: let the good times roll.

    Bang for the buck

    The HOPE scholarship is a really great thing to have as an instate student and as an out of state student there are still lots of scholarships and grants you can apply for. If money is really tight though, there are plenty of on campus and off campus positions just waiting to be filled by students. Again, you are getting a great education for significantly less. Also, if you study abroad, everyone gets in-state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There is literally a concert going on every. single. night. of the week at a different venue in Athens as well as other cool art shows, movies (both on and off campus) rock climbing, and the school brings some pretty bigwig names for the students as well. B.O.B., Kellie Pickler, Augustana: I've seen them all and it was all for free!

    Food and Dining

    The food services program is ranked in the top 1 percentile nationally based on customer satisfaction. You can do 1 of 2 meal plans: 5 day or 7 day (GET THE 7 DAY) It's worth it and when you work it all out, it comes out to be roughly $14/day. Let's just say you will NEVER go hungry...EVER.

    Dorm Life

    Met some of my best friends living in the residence halls. Get to know the people on your hall. Leave your door open when you're in your room and knock on doors just say What's Up. Your respective residence hall will also host a bunch of different events either through your RA or through the Residence Hall Association (RHA). That means more free food and stuff!

    Academic Rigor

    Understand that you have to put in effort outside of the classroom and you'll be fine. The main difference with college from high school is that in HS you spent roughly 8 hrs/day 5days/week = 40hrs of school per week. In college, the average student is in class for 13-15 hours per week. In HS you did your learning and studying in the classroom even though you didn't realize it. In college, you have to put those hours in, you're not doing it in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy yourself. A lot of people say college is the best 4 (maybe 5+) years of your life. That's a HORRIBLE way of looking at it. If this is all you have to look forward to then you're already setting yourself up for disappointment once you graduate. Enjoy the next few years, but know that this is only preparing you for better things out there. Soak it all up, sleep is overrated (sometimes) and make as many friends as possible, both with fellow students and professors. You'll find out how great it is to be a Georgia Bulldog both in college and out. #GoDawgs

    In three sentences

    UGA offers an ivy league education, for a public school price. Situated in Athens, GA: ranked the #1 College Town that Rocks by Rolling Stones magazine in 2007 and one of 29 Must Visit places by LA Times magazine in 2009, there are plenty of things to do here. Definitely a great place to spend some great 4 (maybe 5) years.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 325

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    What to do for fun

    Definitely go to the football games in the fall, there is nothing like SEC football in Athens. There are tons of things to do downtown. Also, just get to know the people on your hall or in your building, it makes it easy to do movie nights and things like that.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Georgia has some of the best university food in the country. There is a lot of variety, and everything is delicious. Additionally, Snelling Dining Commons is open 24 hours a day from 7 Monday morning until 2 Friday afternoon, which is extremely convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in Myers Hall, the Honors Program magnet dorm, and I love it there. The building is nice, the rooms are a good size, and the staff is extremely helpful. So far, a majority of the new friends I have made in college are from my building.

    Academic Rigor

    It's definitely not the most difficult college in terms of academics, but it does take a fair amount of work to get good grades. You won't make A's unless you put effort into your classes. If you do the work though, you should be able to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend taking AP classes in high school to help prepare you for college. Be prepared to do multiple hours of homework a day. Definitely go to the football games in the fall, you won't miss out!

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a great place to attend college. The professors are extremely helpful and there are tons of opportunities for students to get involved on campus. Additionally, every professor is involved in research, and there are many opportunities to get involved in undergraduate research.

  • 01/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 14 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want to meet a lot of new people. There really is something for everyone, church groups, sports, clubs, etc. There are small class sizes and large class sizes.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest trying new things. Find a group that you really enjoy and really get involved with those activities, but do not forget about school because your GPA can drop quickly! When it comes to schoolwork be as studious as necessary and you should be able to make good grades. Meet your professors. Sometimes professors who teach 200 students in one class can't learn every one's name and face, so I would suggest introducing yourself. If you need help go to their office hours and I'm sure they will help you the best that they can.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a resident of Georgia, it is great because you don't have to pay tuition. There are some other fees that you do have to pay for, but for the most part I do use the facilities that those fees support.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying being here on campus because there are so many things to do and opportunities to get involved in. If you like sports, then you will definitely be good here. The student tickets are very reasonably priced compared to regular tickets. There are even some sporting events where student tickets are free, such as baseball games. All of the sporting events have been very fun to go to. There are numerous activities to get involved in such as intramural sports, sororities/fraternities, church organization, student government etc. There are so many things to try out that I feel sure that you will find something that you really enjoy doing. Even though freshmen are required to live in the dorms, it really is a good experience because you meet so many new friends.

    Am learning a lot

    A good thing about college is that you basically create your own schedule. You know the classes that you need to take for your degree and you can take them whenever you want during a certain time frame. All of the professors that I have had have been very helpful. The quality of the material taught is very good and I am learning a lot. As a student you need to be very responsible by making sure you go to class, read the material, do the homework, and basically just study. That is the way that has been the most beneficial for me to learn. The professors are usually very helpful outside of class, so that also has helped me learn more.

  • 11/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for students who are very social and open to meeting other life-long friends. It has a great art program, so anyone who is interested in the arts will be successful. The buissiness school is also very well-known.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I can give is to have an idea of what you want to go into before you start your classes. You have about a semester to decide what you want to pursue, but after that you will be adding additional semesters to your time here. I would also recomend getting as many AP credits as possible, they really do help in cutting down the classes that you need to take. Another important thing to do before you register for classes is to take a look at ratemyprofessor.com. There you can see which professors students prefer. It can be a really helpful tool. The first semester I wouldn't recommend taking any more than 15 hours of classes. Once you are here the first week is amazing! Make sure you are friendly and open to meeting a lot of people because thats when I met most of the people im friends with now! And most of all HAVE FUN! IT will be some of the most fun you will ever have in your life.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course any college is going to be expensive. The plus side of going to a university in Georgia is that the HOPE scholarship pays for tuition for students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. But besides that the main advice I can give about saving money is to just go on the 5 day meal plan over the 7 day. This will save a little money. You also may want to consider not bringing a car. Parking is a bit expensive, but the bus system is so good that you can easily get by without a car. These are really the only large expenses.

    Am enjoying being here

    Athens has such a great atmosphere. There are so many places to visit downtown. Some of the best are resturants called Little Italy, which has amazing pizza, and the Grill which is an old diner and is open 24 hours a day. There are also SO many great boutiques to shop at downtown. Of course game weekends are great! It is awesome seeing so many people come support our football team. There are plenty of activities that the University hosts. The best are called Dawgs After Dark events which are usually based off certain themes. Some of the themes have been casino night, candy land, and even a carnival. Tons of students go to these events, and the best part is that they are FREE to students! Needless to say, there are plenty of things to do around campus....oh and we were rated the #1 party school of the year too ;]

    Am learning a lot

    As an art major, I can easily say that I have learned more here than I have in any of my high school classes combined. The professors truley care about the students and take time to talk with you one on one about your progress. When I first came here I wasn't sure if I had the talent to pursue a career in the arts, but my professors have given me the confidence and skills to pursue art with a passion. Even my classes that are not affiliated with art (such as english) have really allowed me to grow.

  • 11/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 16 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who like being surrounded by a diverse crowd of people, but who also like the the comfort of living in a small community or dorm. As I've said, UGA is great for students who want to travel abroad, but also for students who want to stay a bit closer to home. UGA offers a huge variety of courses and majors/minors, and many extracurricular activities like sports, clubs, Greek life, and philanthropic organizations. The downtown scene is also great for students who like to go out to hear a great band or grab some good food. The first year live on requirement means that students have to live on campus their first year. This makes UGA a great school for students who are looking to move out and create their own space and independence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and make sure all of your paperwork has gotten in on time. If you need to call to make sure, don't hesitate to do so. The faculty at UGA is extremely nice, and will always be willing to help you with any questions or requests that you may have. Visit UGA and take a tour. Get a vibe for the university and the people here. UGA is absolutely beautiful in the fall, and be sure to walk around for yourself a bit even if you do take a tour. Seeing UGA during class change is a really cool experience. Also check out the awesome facilities; the SLC and Tate center are completely dedicated to the needs of the students and are open nearly whenever you need them. Talk to current students and ask them any specific questions you may have. People will have many different opinions, and hearing a variety of experiences will likely give you a broader perspective on what kind of expectations you should have. Take the SAT/ACT until you feel satisfied with your score. You may regret not taking it if you don't get accepted to the college you want, but you won't regret taking it multiple times once you're comfortably enrolled in the college of your choice. Check out the UGA abroad programs if you're interested. UGA has many abroad opportunities available for students of all majors and ages.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering the size, location, and facilities that UGA has to offer, I considering going here an extremely smart financial decision. If you are able to get and maintain HOPE scholarship, your time here will be a breeze. The people in the financial aid office are extremely helpful and nice, and loans and scholarships are readily available to those who need them. The Oasis computer system at UGA makes it easy to see your HOPE/Aid awards at any time, and will never leave you in the dark.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love attending UGA. Between the teachers, beautiful buildings and resources, and the varied group of students that I am able to talk to, I am always busy with something I enjoy doing. The wide variety of courses available means that I get to take what I want to take, when I want to take it, and I feel like I am not only paying for an education, but also enjoyment and fulfillment. The open campus is not so fun on rainy days, but know you'll always be around someone with an umbrella who may be willing to share. The proximity to downtown Athens is also a plus. Athens offers a quirky and endearing music scene, as well as a lot of places to relax. Regardless of what kind of crowd you identify with, there is something here for you. Being in a big university with a small town feel gives me the best of both words. The registration process is also very easy here, and the advising staff is wonderful. The people at the Study Abroad office and Office of International Education are also amazingly helpful. If you want to study abroad, UGA is a great place to do it. There are tons of UGA and Non-UGA programs available to you, and HOPE will likely cover a portion if not all of your tuition.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot at UGA about myself, the world, and intellectual pursuits. Moving away from home and living on campus has been one of the most liberating and beneficial experiences of my life thus far. I have learned how to be a responsible adult, as well as how to socialize, have fun, and make friends with the diverse group of people that attend the University of Georgia. I am learning how to better manage my time, balance my responsibilities, and take control of my own future.

  • 06/10/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 17 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    It has a diverse community and I am glad to be part of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and you will excel

  • 10/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    The University of Georgia is a place where everyone is given the potential to be or do whatever they want in this world. With an impressive 34,000+ students, it is easy to find your niche, as long as you are willing to put yourself out there and meet new people. Anyone with a hunger for a great education and an unforgettable college experience should consider the University of Georgia, as it offers both.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with a positive attitude! Fretting or hesitating can only make the situation more stressful, so remember that college is a wonderful opportunity that many people do not get to experience, and make the best of your time at the University of Georgia. I was fortunate enough to come here having completed 9 credit hours which was an immense help when establishing my schedule of classes. Keep up with your AP classes! Not only will they better prepare you for college curriculum, but they also save you literally thousands of dollars! Establish good relationships with the administrators at your school - you never know when you might need a good letter of recommendation, they are very helpful. When applying, be confident in yourself. Pretend that the University is requesting you, as opposed to you requesting to go there. They are interested in people who are sure of themselves and know that they will succeed and give the school a good name. Manage your time wisely. Maintaining a balance between work and play is crucial to succeeding in college and make a world of difference when the time comes to attend a competitive university.

    Bang for the buck

    Like any major college, the University of Georgia is not very friendly on you or your parents' wallets, but I can confidently say that it is worth every penny. The education and experience you gain from this school is worth far more than simple dollars and cents. In this economy, finding a job will be a lot easier with a college degree, so in the long run, the amount of money spent now can secure you a successful life in the future.

    Am enjoying being here

    Though moving away from home was a difficult feat, living independently is extremely beneficial when it comes to creating a life for yourself. With so many new people coming from all over the world, establishing friendships that will last forever is easy. There are literally hundreds of activities available everyday at the University of Georgia, opening the doors to countless opportunities. The campus is beautiful and rather mountainous, which is also tremendously helpful when battling the infamous freshman 15!

    Am learning a lot

    With a nearly endless list of classes and programs here, it is impossible not to learn what you are most interested in. The professors are extremely cooperative and open to private meetings regarding your specific education. They are quite lenient when it comes to office hours, scheduling times that suit your schedule. I have found that with the extensive resources the University of Georgia provides, it is hard not to get a great education.

  • 03/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. Except Florida fans :p

    Tips for prospective students

    UGA is actually not as competitive as many say, but apply early and take as many AP classes as possible. These will help distinguish you from other students with similar grades. Also, take the SAT/ACT at least twice. The average GPA of incoming freshmen in 2009 was a 3.8 and the average SAT score was a 1263 without the writing part. Finally, extracurricular activities are important, but not entirely. I'll give my situation as an example. I had an unweighted GPA of 3.93 and an SAT of 1260. I played football for one year and didn't do much else extracurricular. I also applied the day of the deadline. Somehow, I still got in. The admissions board is somewhat random with who they admit and deny, but doing what I said above helps your chances.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA might be a bit expensive, but with the HOPE scholarship (for Georgia residents) added on to the endless other financial aid opportunities, students do not end up paying that much. Also, it was ranked as the 5th best value school by the Princeton Review. Honestly, I can not even put a price tag on the experiences I've had here and the lifelong friends that I have made, so students definitely get the bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    First off, UGA was rated the number one party school in the nation. This should automatically inform people that it is fun. In addition to parties, there are numerous other events that are a blast, including free concerts with artists like Ludacris, B.O.B., and T-Pain, and free carnivals like Dawgs After Dark. Sports are also huge here, as UGA is a division one college in the extremely competitive SEC. Football and basketball games are a blast. Also, definitely join a fraternity or sorority upon coming here. It will open up opportunities to have a much better college experience. The dining is also great, as there are multiple dining halls with awesome food, including one that stays open 24 hours!

    Am learning a lot

    At UGA, a student learns not only academic material, but about themselves and the community. I have definitely grown as a person in only the one year I have attended. The academics are rigorous, but they prepare you well for whatever career you are planning. In addition, there are endless opportunities, whether they are majors or just programs to join. The student organizations teach a lot about the community, and made me grow as a person. I now find myself searching for ways to better the community because of what I learned in these organizations.

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    The University of Georgia is great for all types of students. There is so much to do on campus and there are so many types of majors and classes available, that all students can find UGA to be a good fit for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the ACT and SAT as many times as you can during high school because admission everywhere is becoming more competitive. It will also help you get scholarships which you will find extremely important once you see how fast money runs out and how expensive books are.

    Bang for the buck

    College isn't cheap anywhere, but as far as Georgia's prices go, in-state tuition is not that bad compared to some other schools. The classes are also relatively small, aside from general science classes, and most of the classes I took had about 20-40 people in them. There is also free tutoring available in the Miller Learning Center on campus and all of the professors are willing to meet with students during their office hour if they need extra help. Overall, considering the relatively small class size and availability of help I would say that UGA offers a lot of bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Originally I did not want to attend Georgia because I was more interested in Georgia Tech. When I didn't get in to GT, UGA became my next option and I planned to stay here for one year until I transferred. As I have spent more time here I have found that I actually like it here. UGA has a really beautiful campus, especially in the fall when all of the leaves change colors, and there is always something fun happening on campus that you can go do. The dining halls here have much better food than some of the other dining halls I've visited at other colleges, and there is usually plenty of seating available in them which is nice. I have also found that having a single room is very nice because it gives me more space and I don't have to worry about working around a roommate's schedule, and UGA has some single rooms available that don't cost that much more than most double rooms.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my professors here at Georgia are very knowledgeable about their subject that they teach and they do a very good job of explaining things to their students in class. I actually enjoyed most of my classes this semester and I feel that I have learned a lot from my professors.

  • 11/24/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a challenging curriculum. Students interested in night life. Students who don't want a small school. Students who love sports. Students in search of a great college town. Students interested in Greek life.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Georgia is becoming increasingly competitive every year. They greatly emphasize challenging courses (ex: honors, gifted, and AP level). Tip: admission office suggested to my high school to take at least 3 AP classes, however that was 4 years ago and now it may be in your best interest to raise that minimum. Things like high SAT and ACT scores are important. GPA is also weighed heavily. The most important thing they value is RIGOR OF CLASSES and EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. They want to see if you can handle difficult classes while finding time to do other things. College is all about TIME MANAGEMENT and the admission office will be looking for students who can display that they have this quality.

    Bang for the buck

    As a resident of Georgia, you become eligible for the HOPE scholarship. This scholarship will pay for tuition and book fees for 120 credit hours (approximately 4 years). Basically you can get a great education for only the cost of room and board each year. As an out of state student, tuition is higher. However, it is much cheaper to study abroad as an out of state student then actually attend the Athens campus. Many out of state students choose to study abroad for all there years of study.

    Am enjoying being here

    Athens is the epitome of a great college town. It is cozy town with a great night life. Though its reputation as the #1 party school precedes it, UGA is fun even for those not into the night life. The campus, itself, hosts many events on campus, most of which are free (like free concerts). Also, as the largest state school in Georgia, there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and create your own fun. It is also a great school for sport lovers. Many students enjoy going to football, basketball and gymnastics just to name a few.

    Am learning a lot

    Being a student who was hell bent on attending a private university, I was very skeptical on the quality of education I would receive in a public school. However, as a current sophomore Microbiology major, I find myself challenged everyday. Many of the professors in all fields of studies will seem unfair and hard at first but it is all a method to get you to think critically and solve problems in new and creative ways. Once you adjust to the difficulty of college in general, you will find there is much to learn, even in the classes you thought would not be useful

  • 12/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for the outgoing and focused students who don't mind being a number. Good for the semi-reserved students who are willing to work as hard as they need to in order to achieve a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with a focused mindset, the slightest hint of complacency will come back to haunt you. Also the first week of school go out of your way to make friends with the other residence in your hall, it'll be worth the effort and an opportunity to make life-long friends.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for UGA is very do-able. I am one of two college students and my sister attends a private college and we are still able to afford the tuition. If you have the opportunity to obtain the HOPE scholarship or grant, do so. It cut the cost of going to UGA in half. Tuition usually runs about $5,000 and totally worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus life at UGA is great, I am currently living in a residence hall and I love it. Each floor is like a tight-knit family. There is plenty to do, such as the gym a.k.a the Ramsey Center. In this facility there is everything from Racquetball Courts to Table Tennis. The food is also amazing, there is a great variety and very delicious. Outside of the campus there is also many places to have fun and plenty of places to have your own adventures throughout your college career.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a ton. Most of the professors are very approachable and very nice, however when it comes to the Chemistry department, beware. When they say that Chemistry is a weed-out class they are being serious. Our class dropped from 300 students to 150 by the end of the semester. Overall it is a great university and totally worth the time and money.

  • 01/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    UGA is awesome for anyone who likes a big campus and lots of people, but don't get overwhelmed if that's not you! It's easy to make UGA a small place by getting involved and by making friends. UGA is so beautiful, and even when you get overwhelmed, it's easy to just go to north campus and enjoy the beauty. There are so many aspects of the university, and it's a great place for almost anyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    The admissions board really looks at standardized tests. Take them as many times as you can. You might even get a scholarship! Take as many AP classes as you can handle, but don't kill yourself over them. Keep your grades up, and don't slack off TOO much senior year. It's well worth any time you spend on school during high school.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is expensive, but it's an amazing school. It's challenging, but it's worth every second and every penny spent on it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being at UGA isn't just an awesome academic experience. I have met some amazing people, and I love hanging out with my friends. UGA isn't all about school. It's about the friendships that will continue past graduation. I have learned a lot about who and what I find joy in, and I hope that everyone can do the same.

    Am learning a lot

    I just completed my first semester at UGA, and I have learned a lot not only academically, but about myself and the paths I want to go down, as well as other people and the world around me. The classes are wonderful, and I love the honors program. The people I have met are amazing and will be lifelong friends. I have learned a lot about what I want from people and from school. I am in the Redcoats, and the people in the band are awesome, too. I’ve learned in one semester that I want to pursue a different major than my original intention, psychology, and also that I may pursue a minor in African studies. The professors are awesome, and I love the school.

  • 12/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    UGA’s fantastic, but it is a huge school, so if you’re not looking for that, then it’s probably not the place for you. That said, it’s not totally impersonal—it’s easy meeting new people (hallmates, people in your smaller classes), and clubs help the school seem much smaller. It’s a good place if you have a variety of interests (lots and lots of clubs/extracurriculars), or if you’re not really sure what you want to do. There are so many majors here, and changing majors is ridiculously easy, so you have plenty of room to change your mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    You’ve probably heard this a million and a half times, but seriously, take AP classes, as many as you can handle. Not only will they look promising on your admission application, they also knock out general requirement hours, which means you can get right to major-specific classes. Apply early—it’s a lot less work on your part, and it’s a relief to already know by December whether you’ve been accepted or not. If you want to apply for Honors, do that early as well; it’s much harder keeping the required GPA for first-year Honors admission. Also, work on time management in high school. And when you get to college, don’t risk cramming all the information in the night before an exam. It usually works in high school, but when there are only three or four exams in a college class, there’s a lot more material on tests, and it’s not a good idea to risk it. Work on getting involved! UGA has activity fairs, where clubs set up stands outside—go check them out. There are career fairs, too—even if you’re not looking for a career now, it’s a good idea to check those out, too, so when you are looking for a job, you’ve had plenty of experience selling yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA’s been rated pretty high for this, and it’s true. It’s a public school, so the tuition’s lower (and for in-state students, HOPE is applicable), but there isn’t a single thing you miss out on. Teachers are still highly qualified and although the general requirement classes can get pretty big, mostly classes are quite small (both things people choose private schools for, but UGA has them).

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes, definitely! There’s just so much going on here, all the time. The food’s fantastic and easily accessible (four dining halls, spaced all around campus, and cafés and restaurants are close by classes), there’s literally a club for every type of person, opportunities for on-campus jobs, so many study rooms, events sponsored by interest groups and businesses. There are carnivals, parties, lots of Greek and club-sponsored events (haunted houses, cultural nights). There’ve been corn mazes and zumba nights. There’s a massive gym open to all students.

    Am learning a lot

    It depends a lot on the type of classes you take. There are quite a few general requirements, and when you have a semester-full of only those, they pass by slowly and without you learning much (or at least not learning the stuff you want to). Get started on classes specific to your major, if you can, to spice up your schedule, and you’ll feel like you’re learning a lot more. Also, this gives you the chance to test out your major to see if you like it, and if you start off like this, it gives you plenty of time to change your mind.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 325

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    Campus Safety

    assuming you do go downtown, there are many cabs, but you should never get in one without a group. a much safer ride home is to call designated dawgs, which is a group that students volunteer to help out, and drive other students to or from downtown. this is free, and if youre ever needing volunteer credit while at uga, a great way to help out fellow classmates!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a superstition on campus that if you walk under the arches before you graduate, you wont graduate. so walk around!!

    What to do for fun

    if you have heard anything about athens, its probably that the bar scene is insane! there are about 100 bars located within, roughly four blocks of each other. for those of us who dont drink, uga often has dawgs after dark events which are always tons of fun with unique activites to participate in until late hours of the night.

    Food and Dining

    freshman year you definitely need to be on the meal plan, and it is wonderful! four dining halls with different food selections, one of which stays open all night during the week. around athens, there are so many unique restaurants to try, you can go somewhere new every sunday when dining halls close early, and still have places to try sophomore year!

    Dorm Life

    its a dorm, they arent going to be great. avoid brumby by applying for housing as early as possible, because its all girls and very crowded. i would suggest aiming for russell hall or creswell, which are coed by floors and everyone i know that lived in these dorms met a lot of people there.

    Academic Rigor

    there are definitely some difficult classes here at uga. these are also usually the ones you are required to have for your major, namely chemistry, physics, accounting, etc. go to tutoring and study hard for these so you can pass the first time, and don't overload your schedule in a semester when you have a hard class. instead, take your electives at the same time. uga has tons of easy elective classes you can take, and many are pretty interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely join some club, sorority or fraternity, sports team, anything! it can be overwhelming to come from a smaller high school to such a large university, and becoming a part of a team freshmen year can really help you adjust. also, utilize the career center immediately! i didn't start going there for help until my junior year, and i definitely could have used it sooner!

    In three sentences

    the university of georgia is a great place to attend college! there are so many clubs, teams, and fraternities to join that make fitting in to such a large school much easier. also, athens alone is an amazing town full of so many different types of establishments that you will never get bored.

  • 02/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA is in an urban area. It's as safe as you could expect it to be.

    Greek Life

    There's a ton of it, for better or worse.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything. Name something. Now go search the UGA student organizations list. Yup, it's there.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody, really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ring the chapel bell when you ace your exams. Don't walk under the arch if you want to graduate from UGA.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown. It's just a short walk away. Watch a movie at Cine; poke around in Junkman's; go to a concert! Athens is the place to go for music. There's always a band playing somewhere.

    Food and Dining

    I work at the dining hall, actually. The people there are pretty friendly, and UGA's dining services are award-winning. They are not directly funded by UGA, unlike other school dining halls; they rely only on their customers, which means they're always catering to you and trying to improve themselves. Downtown Athens also has some amazing restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms. The smaller dorms have a pretty good sense of community, and the big ones are always pretty lively. If you're going Greek, the dorms are for you.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is widely known for being a party school, and while that's true, we study just as hard, too. These are not easy-peasy classes. Going to UGA means dedication and hard work, with a bit of fun on the side.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's a big Greek life at UGA, so if that's your thing, this is your school. If it's not, there are plenty of non-Greeks as well. Join a club. There are tons. Going through four years of schooling at UGA without joining a student organization would be a waste. Oh, and go to class. Seriously.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a very comprehensive university. If you want to study something here, you'll have no problem finding a capable degree track. There's also a very active student community, and there's an organization available for any possible interest.

  • 11/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Do not steal food from the dining hall...you will most likely get caught. Do not bring too much stuff to fit into your dorm room...you will collect many things throughout the semester. If you are bringing a bike, be prepared for the hills and the wild bus drivers! Many people absolutely love UGA. The school is so large that each social group is represented. Get involved in campus life and be friendly towards everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    As a resident of Georgia, I have the HOPE scholarship. Paying for tuition, the scholarship has helped tremendously in paying for UGA. The campus is beautiful, programs are excellent, downtown is entertaining and the dining halls and workout complex awesome! One of the biggest pros of UGA is the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    Football and sports are a huge part of the UGA experience. If you are a football fanatic, you will fit right in at UGA, but if you do not care about football, you may not feel as connected to the student body. Greek life is a large part of the party scene and social scene at UGA...Personally, I do not enjoy football or the Greek scene so I have had some difficulties finding my place. Many freshman I have met are so concerned with drama, partying and fitting in. Finding diversity of personalities, activities and viewpoints in people is challenging. I have never felt a strong connection to Georgia and to the South. UGA is definitely a classic southern school and with that comes people with all the qualities of the South. My favorite memories of my time at UGA would definitely be the music scene. I have been to a Rebelution/Tribal Seeds concert downtown and also seen the Five Browns perform at the UGA music center. Both were amazing performances that have made my stay at UGA memorable!

    Am learning a lot

    I love to learn new things, especially when I am really interested in the subject. Some of my professors have been phenomenal, and I have learned so much in such a short time and have excelled in those classes. Some of my prerequisite classes, especially english, seem unnecessary because I have not improved my writing or learned anything. A PHD candidate, my professor cared more about talking about herself and her life's accomplishments than asking for our input or giving assignments to strengthen our english skills. I had better english classes in high school. As for my other classes, the professors are prepared, thorough and seem to really care about their students! A mixed review.

  • 12/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make your essays as creative and unique as possible and get involved in high school organizations while you still have the chance.

    Am enjoying being here

    Athens is a great place to be. The weather is great and the campus is beautiful. There are a lot of on campus clubs and organizations. There is something for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The work load is a lot more than high school, but the amount of information you get out of it is incredible.

  • 01/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering this school you should definitely come. This is a school for people who value their education, like having fun, and meeting new people. There isn't anything that UGA or Athens can't offer you.

    Bang for the buck

    The money you pay to go to UGA is worth it. You meet a lot of nice and friendly people, make new friends, have a lot of fun, and get the education you deserve.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being in Athens. There are many things to do. Game days at the best. You have a lot of fans in one place cheering on the dogs as the tee up between the hedges. There is also a lot of culture to be discovered downtown Athens. There are many restaurants and stores that offer a taste of many different cultures. Athens is a place to meet all kinds of people and have a lot of fun. It's really a place for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The University Of Georgia is a great school to attend if you value the quality of your education. The professors will really take the time to make sure that you understand the information taught in the class. A lot of learning also takes place outside of the classroom. There are many organizations on campus where you can learn about different people, cultures, and even discover new things about yourself. There are endless possibilities for gaining new knowledge at the University of Georgia.

  • 04/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UGA is for EVERYONE!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always take the initiative to talk to professors and classmates. They may seem aloof, but they're just scared too! Always take the opportunities at hand. They may just come around once.

    Bang for the buck

    Don't let its reputation as a party school stop you from coming. It's one of the best public universities in the US! There are lots of research opportunities and everyone contributes to make it what it is today.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere and the living arrangements are amazing (for a dorm life that is).

    Am learning a lot

    When I first arrived, I thought that it would be just another school. But I was wrong. There are so many types of people that I never thought I would meet. You not only learn academics, but you learn how to interact with a variety of people and professors.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I don't think I have to tell you that UGA is a great school, so I'll skip it and tell you the rest. First, if you'd like to attend, APPLY EARLY. I can't say that enough. The application is just plain easier, and focuses more on numbers (SAT, GPA, etc). So if you're good on paper (I'm talking without writing an essay), do that! Second, don't be afraid. I was scared that UGA was too big for me. I changed my mind the minute I set foot on campus. There is something for everybody in Athens, and the town and school get smaller with every year you spend there. Third, apply for scholarships! HOPE is great and all, but skip the stress over finances by being awarded money towards your education.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very good school with lots of scholarships

    Will enjoy being here

    I think that because of the campus layout, your bound to be discouraged at classes and transportation!

    Will learn a lot

    I applied and realized i really didnt like the campus. It seems like everything is so far apart so going to classes is deffinatly a bigger drag than it should be.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy Greek Life and sports but also know how to study and buckle down when the time is right.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work. Do not come to college expecting it to be like high school because it is different. Do not get caught up in the downtown experience because i have seen many people start off very bad.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like we can charged for something new everyday and more and more gets taken from us. The students do not get a bang for their buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Sometimes things can be overwhelming but every college students makes his or her own experience enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn something new everyday whether it be the conventional or non-conventional way.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 325

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    Great for these types of students

    Every type!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people, look up all your options, and do NOT slack off the first semester. Everyone will tell you here's the differences in high school, but the truth is...it's not. Study even when you think you don't have to. But, if you can, looking up things on Sparknotes.com, still works.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fixed, so you can take as many hours as you want without an increase in price. Take advantage of this. Also, know that HOPE pays out at $200+ dollars per HOUR taken over 12 hours up to 15 hours, but tuition doesn't change.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful. The people are diverse and friendly. When you walk on the campus, you truly get that I'm a college student feel. There are numerous programs, and you will always find something to do. Always.

    Am learning a lot

    UGA offers a variety of classes that interest a diverse range of students and also satisfy graduation and degree requirements. Try something new!

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 325

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    Campus Safety

    You will feel safe on campus, campus police are constantly around as well as Athens police, so pretty much if you are on campus, your safety is guaranteed.

    Greek Life

    A HUGE part of UGA. Sororities and fraternities could not be more prominent here. Almost every student seems to be apart of Greek life one way or another. Its still a great atmosphere and anyone in a sorority or fraternity loves it.

    Clubs and Activities

    The one thing about UGA clubs: there is something for everyone. I know its clich�©, but its the truth. UGA has one of the most diverse activities list ever. Don't worry about getting involved, it will be hard not to.

    What to do for fun

    The question is what isn't there to do for fun at UGA. As if the university itself did not provide numerous activities, downtown Athens has millions of things to do. Festivals, parades, parties, movie showings, and free dance classes are only a few of the things UGA has to offer. You will only be bored when you are too tired to look for something to do.

    Food and Dining

    If you can't find one good reason to go to UGA, trust me, the food will be that one reason. The dining halls and the food in them are darn near perfect. The choices are endless, there won't be a dining hall you go into where you can't find food you like. The quality of food is exceptional, and will leave you wanting more.

    Dorm Life

    I LOVED living on campus for my first year at UGA, and look forward to doing it again. The dorms are fantastic! They are modern, have kitchens, study rooms, computer rooms, and lounge areas that are perfect. Your dorm room will truly feel like home. It may get expensive, but its money well spent.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not all hard but they are definitely not all easy. You may hear it everywhere you go but this is the truth: GRADES COME FIRST. It is very easy to get complacent, especially the first year, and ruin your GPA in a major way. So remember, the classes will challenge you, and you have to stand up to that challenge or step down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you are getting into. UGA has a lot more standards and requirements than you might think. Know all the little details and try to have a good idea of where you're going and how to get there.

    In three sentences

    UGA is amazing. The atmosphere, the food, the dorms, the classes, the buildings, are all excellent. Everyone can find an outlet for themselves here.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 325

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't run into any problems so far.

    Greek Life

    Don't let all the frat parties and whatnot distract you from your homework, and please be responsible. The will undoubtedly be alcohol there, some of which will get you drunk with one drink. The rush takes two weeks, the first week for the girls and the second week for the guys. There are plenty of Greek organizations, and if you manage your time correctly, you can balance that with school and a possible part time job.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is plenty to do here. There are greek organizations, Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, student government, various clubs, and intramural sports for just about any sport you can think of. And there are also of course, the football games. By the way, the Air Force ROTC program won best small detachment recently and it is very fun (I can attest to that, because I am a part of it). I enjoy it more than I expected I would, so joining it is definitely a decision you won't regret making!

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any type of student. Once you find your niche of friends, the campus won't feel as big or intimidating. Not only is there something for everyone, there's someone for everyone as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students should refrain from walking under the arch until you graduate. Legend has it, that if you walk under it before then, you won't graduate on time, if at all. At football games, at the start of the fourth quarter, all the bulldog fans hold up four fingers and wave them up and down like a tomahawk. That's just to let the other team know that they're going down.

    Bang for the buck

    In state, the University of Georgia is ranked at 15 and in the nation it is ranked at 24 in Kiplinger's Best Value Schools list. The average debt for graduates is only $18,569, which is pretty good seeing as how it is common for college graduates to have at least $40,000 in debt. At the University of Georgia, you get quality education at an affordable price, and won't have a problem getting a job after graduating, especially if you're graduating from the Terry College of Business.

    What to do for fun

    They have classes and intramural sports for literally everything at the Ramsey Center. For the first week everything is free, so try everything and see what you like. The workout rooms and indoor track are also free to students. The city of Athens has its own unique culture so there is always something to do off campus. They actually have a free app that keeps you updated on everything that's going on in the city. There are also plenty of fraternities and sororities to keep you busy.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Georgia's food has been nationally ranked every year for its food and is constantly winning awards. Recently, UGA was ranked at number 3 for the top 10 Universities for Food and Dining. Make sure to get the 7 day option if you get the meal plan, because you can get good food whenever you want as opposed to the 5 day plan. With the 7 day meal plan, the campus becomes an all you can eat buffet!

    Dorm Life

    I was fortunate enough to get one of the better dorms. The high rises that are mostly occupied by freshmen don't have that much space, but the low rises have plenty of space for moving around. When you start bringing in futons and friends to watch TV or play videogames, it can get easily get cramped, so having the space is a definite benefit. The dorms are overall pretty clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Their classes are very rigorous, so time management is key. Especially when you start attending Terry College of Business. They aren't ranked in the top 20 for nothing. Quite a few of their classes are hard, but they are good, and you actually learn. Their teachers really want you to succeed in their class and they will work with you if you're willing to put forth the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your GPA and SAT/ACT scores up now. My class was the most academically qualified with an average GPA of 3.9, so I'm pretty sure that they'll expect the same or better for the next incoming class. Also, make sure you are a well rounded student with a good balance of academics and extracurricular activities. Work on your writing as well, because your short answer essays will often set you apart from the competition, especially if you're thinking creatively.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is definitely one of the better public schools because not only is there always something to do, but also, the staff is very friendly and respectful. Other than a good, affordable education, you net nothing but fun and friends here. Everything is catered to the students, so you really can't have a bad 4 years here.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 325

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    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, this is actually pretty inexpensive, especially if you live in Georgia and have the Hope scholarship.

    What to do for fun

    I love just exploring Athens. Many students just stick with downtown, but there is so much more than that. The State Botanical Gardens are right down the street and there are so many things to get involved in in the community.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are incredible and are great for food and social life. It's just a little bit too expensive-$15 a day is a lot for food. But without a doubt it's worth it for at least a year.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are wonderful and the freshmen dorms are so fun and exciting. I made lifelong friends in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really challenging and others are really easy. It's an average level of rigor for a college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put yourself out there and really be yourself. Take risks and get involved in things that will really stretch you to grow. Study hard, be spontaneous, and get all you can out of your 4 years here.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a wonderful school to attend. There is constantly something to do no matter what your interests are. There are so many different people here that anyone can fit in.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I believe UGA is great for all types of students who are looking to work hard, and have fun at the same time. There is something available for everyone, including tutors and study groups. The campus is always buzzing about something and offers many opportunities for those who attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going into a science major I suggest that you take a science class during your final year. It will make your science classes at UGA somewhat easier. The science classes are tough classes and will challenge you to think. Also never be afraid to ask for help, there is plenty of help out at the school, and your professor's are always willing to help during their office hours. Also I advice that incoming students practice good studying skills.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is definitely worth the cost that you have to pay, because of the many opportunities that will be provided for you once you attend. You will meet people who have worked their way through several degrees as they guest speak at several of your classes, and from them you will learn exactly what it takes to achieve your goals.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always plenty to do, from various clubs to intramural sports. You will never find yourself bored with all the events, forums, and programs that often provide free food or a free t-shirt. At these events, you will make friends with different people outside of the people you meet in your dorm building. Dorm life itself it also very fun, once you get to know the people on your hall you will find that you all have a lot in common sometimes, or even if you don't you can expand your horizons as you all share your experiences.

    Am learning a lot

    At UGA I have learned not only the material required for me for my classes, but also the necessary skills to be successful at life. Time management and study skills are always helpful in whatever you are doing, and there is never a teacher who doesn't want to see you excel in their class. You may come across difficulties in your classes, and that is where forming a bond with your teacher or finding a tutor comes in hand. With these resources you are able to make use of the information you gain from classes and turn it into knowledge that you won't forget shortly after the test is complete.

  • 06/05/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, dedicated students will love this school!

    Tips for prospective students

    I really enjoyed the campus and the feel when I visited over Spring Break!

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Try and find people who have taken your classes before so you can buy your books from them. Books can cost a pretty penny, so you can usually get it a lot cheaper from friends or by looking at ebay or amazon. There are some classes where you can get by without even needing the book, which you can usually determine the first day or two of classes. There are also a lot of GREAT free tutoring opportunities. So take advantage of them before you pay for tutors, or study with friends!

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are artisticly-minded and looking for a big name school to come to, this is a good fit. It's also a good fit for those who are looking for a party or football team over better resources for education. The teachers do their best with what they have and try to help you out. If you already know that you won't be receiving much financial aid due to parents finances, try for a whole bunch of scholarships and private loans, as the financial aid department won't be able to do much for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of what you are going to be doing in life, even if it's a few different options. Take advantage of your electives and core classes and use them to help you figure out where you are heading in life. It's better to try several options while you still have electives and settle on one choice rather than focus on one path from the start to find out it isn't really what you wanted to do.

    Bang for the buck

    The financial aid and basic counselors just go by the book. Sometimes it seems like they don't care what your situation is. If you don't fit in their tiny box, you are out of luck for getting help. The teachers are good, but underpaid, as a lot of the money goes towards the football team or other sports related funds. The dining halls are decent, but the food quality is not the greatest, and it's pretty pricey for what you are getting. Don't rely on anything in the dorms; UGA just overbooked by 500 freshman and had to request that some upperclassmen who had housing contracts already find other housing options.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always something going on whether it be football games or club meetings. There are plenty of fraternities and sororities out there (we didn't get named the number one party school for nothing). And downtown Athens has plenty of fun shops and restaurants to try out. If you are looking for something new to try, check out the Medieval and Renaissance Club on Monday nights at Meyer's Quad. It's a real treat!

    Am learning a lot

    UGA has plenty of opportunities to learn and figure out what you are doing in life. The teachers are willing to help you out, and there are plenty of study abroad or non-traditional learning opportunities. You can learn a lot by just listening in class, or even attending an event on campus.

  • 07/09/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Because of HOPE going here will be an awesome deal with a limited amount that I will have to pay(:

  • 07/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I'm having a little trouble with money right now! However, it is a good school and I think it is worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    I went to orientation and everyone seemed so fun and the current students there were very nice and helpful! I think I will have a wonderful time at UGA.

  • 07/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Party type students (obviously. But I am NOT the party type). Music majors, journalism majors, food science majors (that program is really really good), anyone doing an agriculture related major (the advisers there are helpful and personable), and in general students who know how to balance fun with school because their WILL BE lots of opportunities to slack off but their are also LOTS of opportunities to succeed. : ) -Vanessa M. Class of 2014

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY EARLY ACTION. I applied for the regular deadline and I had to write like 5 essays (they were short though). LOOK AT HOUSING CAREFULLY. I personally made sure I didn't get a freshman high rise. Some people like the bustling social environment that they offer. I just see it as loud and noisy so I took one of the small lower five dorms (the rooms in those are bigger too and you get your own sink in the room). SIT IN THE FRONT ROW IN LECTURE HALLS: Seriously, you learn more, you stay more alert, and it feels less like a lecture hall, less intimidating. DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE BUS SYSTEM: It's your friend. ; ) Get a bus route map and when in doubt just ask a bus driver where the bus is going. They're really friendly. I've never had one look at me like I was stupid for asking. DON'T OVEREAT: The food is good...but it will be their all four years! Pace yourself and don't become a victim to the freshman 15...or 30. DON'T FRONT: Yeah, it's a big school but just say hi to people and be yourself. We're all trying to figure this college thing out together (especially other freshmen).

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition really can't be beat. It's a great college and if you can secure the ZELL scholarship (GPA 3.7 and up) or the HOPE scholarship (GPA 3.3 to 3.69) that makes it even better. The meal plan is pretty pricey though but it's not required (although I strongly recommend it since it's an all you can eat meal plan with a Monday-Thursday 24 hour dining hall (plus three more that have good hours as well). Their independent and distance learning online program is well priced too. It's about $700 for a three credit hour class.

    Am enjoying being here

    I definitely love UGA. I only have two main quibbles. First, I didn't have the best roommate experience, but that can happen anywhere you go. Second, I really wish the campus was more diverse. If you are looking diversity, UGA is NOT the place for you. The campus is mostly Caucasian.

    Am learning a lot

    Honestly, I know people say a lot about lecture halls not being good for instruction but in my first year at UGA, I only had one lecture hall class...and it was actually one of my favorite classes! I have enjoyed almost all my teachers. I have been challenged but not TOO stressed. :)

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UGA Heroes, UGA Miracle and UGA Relay For Life- focuses on helping kids with ailments and raises money to assist them Sierra Club- focuses on doing away with the coal that is behind the Child Development Center at the university and helps the environment. Environmental Club- focuses on promoting cleaner, greener, and more sustainable environments Fine Arts- not all ensembles require an audition

    Tips for prospective students

    -Never accept the answer no from those who don't have the authority to tell you so. -Have fun, try new things, be innovative, and make your presence known! -Learn exceptional networking skills and get involved. -Do your best in all you do! -This is not high school; leave your old drama there! -College is not all about how you dress... you don't have to be fancy to be important. -The best thing that you can do in life is be yourself! -College is not a competition of who can finish first; it's also not meant for you to be there forever. Use your time wisely. -Freshman 15- just stay active! If you're going to eat a lot, make sure you balance it out with be extremely active. -Before you join organizations, go to their interest meetings and see what they're about. Don't join because your friend is in it or because they're colors are pretty. -Don't worry too much if you don't see many people like yourself in the beginning; they're out there, you'll find them. -All of your classes are not going to be 300+ like people say. Most of your classes will actually be about 30 or 40 people tops, especially when you get into your major. -Whatever you do, TRY your best NOT to PROCRASTINATE! It's a killer! -When a teacher gives extra credit (if they do), do it! It can only help you, not hurt you. -Too much work and not enough relaxing can be more stressful than having too much fun- BALANCE IS KEY!

    Bang for the buck

    If you're from Georgia, you get your bucks' worth. You get HOPE and the Pell Grant if eligible. When you get to college, keep your GPA up because the standards have changed. Remember the fees that are being paid for and take advantage of them. Go the recreation center sometime or attend Dawgs After Dark each month if you have time. You paid for it; go!

    Am enjoying being here

    College is what you make it; if it's boring, that is because you've never tried anything. If it's so exciting that you can't get your work done, you might want to relax a little. Being here at the university is so much fun and at the same time challenging. For most of us, we are traveling from different states or this is our first time being away from home for an extended period of time. Don't let that scare you, though. Everyone has experienced that and can tell you how they dealt with it. For me, I was excited to come here. This was my first time moving, so it was a new life for me. Being here allots you so many opportunities. Besides it being the #1 party school in America, there are many productive clubs and organizations that are involved in the Athens community such as UGA Heroes, UGA Miracle and UGA Relay For Life. These organizations help specifically with children with any ailment. If you're looking for fun in in the arts, there's a dance group PUMOJA that puts on shows all the time. Hugh Hodgson School of Music has many ensembles to choose from like Concert Choir, Opera Ensemble, AACE, and more. If you're more instrumental, they have marching band or symphonic band and orchestra. Lamar Dodd School of the Arts is next door as well as the Georgia Museum of Art. The dining food is a must have! There are four to choose from- Bolton, O'House, Snelling, and ECV. With your meal plan, you can go in as ever many time you want and dine with your friends, even if it's just to get ice cream. The school is AWESOME and has endless opportunities! Take advantage of them! And don't forget about the sports! GOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!

    Am learning a lot

    College is not like high school where you can do your homework in class and be done. The work may not be lengthy but it can be extensive. It's a totally different environment; teachers don't always teach from the book... some teachers don't even use the textbooks but want you to purchase other books. Just like all experiences of learning, you'll have some very boring teachers, some average teachers, and some very excited and life changing! There will be some nights that regardless of how much you don't procrastinate, you'll be up all night doing projects or those extensive homework assignments! Be prepared.

  • 07/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    In order to succeed at UGA, you can't fade into the background. You have to make sure you stand out. Talk to the professors, participate in community events, and talk to your neighbors. This will both keep you from being overwhelmed by the huge campus, hold you accountable, and give you resources when times are tough. This is the kind of place where you have to take charge of your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors and find a balance between your social, academic, and hygienic lives. Also, go ahead and memorize the UGA bus map as well as the major Athens Transit bus lines (both are free to fee's paying students).

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is pricey but as long as they can remain unaffected by major budget cuts it is well worth the price you are paying. Keep your eye out for scholarships and financial aide though!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    UGA is not only a great place to learn, but there is an abundance of student organizations and programs to get involved in, or, if you prefer to have more time on your hands, there are also lovely parks, one-time excursions, an interesting downtown area, and many community events to keep you entertained and connected without being burdened.

    Am learning a lot

    While it is easy to be distracted by the party atmosphere on weekends, UGA offers amazing opportunities to students who are ready to learn. From research opportunities, to amazing study abroad courses, You can definitely find the resources here that you need to be a real professional in your field. Also, the professors at UGA can help you get connected in the professional world.

  • 07/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I think being self motivated is very important! I have a friend who is pretty apathetic about going to class and studying which resulted in her losing her HOPE scholarship and wasting a lot of time and money to fail classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS!!! I cannot say that enough!! Throughout my first semester I thought I could just read and study and wouldn't have to go to lectures......I was very wrong! Lectures aren't as bad as people sometimes make them out! Try to go into class with a positive attitude and a good nights rest and you will be fine!

    Bang for the buck

    Since I am a Georgia resident, UGA is very affordable! HOPE scholarship is a lifesaver!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at UGA! I honestly can't see myself anywhere else!! The classes and the people are great! I intend to continue my education at UGA's law school after I get my Bachelor's.

    Am learning a lot

    I can honestly say that I am learning a lot! Not only am I learning, but I am also enjoying many of my classes! For example, I never liked history as a subject, but I had an amazing teacher and an even better TA. This enabled me to learn a lot and earn an A in the course! To be completely honest, you also learn a lot about yourself outside of class since Athens is all about the University of Georgia which builds a great sense of community!

  • 07/18/2011

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    Great for these types of students

    All students who appreciate the value of an education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to everything. Don't be afraid of a challenge.

    Will enjoy being here

    A lot of fun!

    Will learn a lot

    You will learn a lot about the people around you and how everyone is unique in their own way.

  • 08/14/2011

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    Great for these types of students

    Musical, Education, and any medical field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have scholarships!!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is pretty expensive so it's best to find a few scholarships and start saving up money so you can afford to go without getting a loan the first year.

    Will enjoy being here

    The school offers all sports although some are just inter mural like wrestling, sky diving, and other crazy things.

    Will learn a lot

    This school has a lot of potential courses for any students planning to go here ,but I'd recommend making sure you have a major the school offers first.

  • 08/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are every range of the social spectrum. Great education, great facilities, great staff, very welcoming, and great students.

  • 10/30/2011

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    Will learn a lot

    I am applying to this school for the fall of 2012 and i'm wondering if they accept people based on the GPA or SAT score.

  • 10/31/2011

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    Bang for the buck

    I would be concerned about the cost of living and attending college on the UGA campus. Even though I am eligible for in-state-tuition or hope scholarship money, the cost of attending will always seem a little steep. But hey, it's Athens and you are assured to have a great education and future.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is thriving! My visit to the library, campus, and stadium was extensive and informative. The average student will surely be busy with studies, clubs, sports, art, and social soirees. Thankfully the college is like a microcosm of marvelous events.

    Will learn a lot

    This university is educationally diverse and professional. I have been taught by several UGA alumni, for academics and sports, those of whom were top level educators. I am proud of the school even though I haven't taken any classes there.

  • 11/09/2011

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    Bang for the buck

    UGA was ranked one of the number one public schools with the best bang for a student's buck.

    Will enjoy being here

    Athens is amazing

  • 12/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I came into this school thinking that a certain type of student goes to UGA but I was quickly proved wrong. This school is great for people who want to better themselves as students and as individuals, who want to learn more, who want to be part of a real community and who want to enjoy these four (or possibly more) years of college.

    Tips for prospective students

    In terms of living situations if you are a freshmen I would live in one of the high rises (Brumby, Creswell, Russell). They are in the best location and you'll make many friends. Those dorms are also very close to the Student Learning Center and the Tate Center, both facilities are considered the hub bub of campus. Take advantage of the first year. There are SO many things to do but be careful not to spread yourself too thin. I have several friends who just did too much and either lost the HOPE scholarship or transferred home. Remember school is your first priority. Take advantage of the services at the school, because you're paying for them! Ramsey (the gym), free tutoring services, transportation, and any events put on by the university.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive but it is worth it. If you have the HOPE Scholarship it will help pay for your funds but you will still pay around $3,000-$4,000 in student fees, this does not include housing but does include the meal plan. UGA is an amazing school and I would do as much as I can to go here. I definitely think it is worth the money. Besides tuition, student tickets for football games are $8, most events out on by the school are free, the restaurants are amazing for the price, these are just some examples of expenses but it is definitely worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    Athens is more than I can explain. It will quickly become your home. UGA has so many opportunities and activities to make the college transition as easy as possible. We have Dawgs After Dark events which are just free events for the student body which include activities like a ferris wheel, kayaking in the pool, a rock wall, free food and casinos...basically just free fun. We have our own movie theater with new movies for only $3. There are over 400 clubs, basically a club for everyone and if there's not one you like then you can make your own! There are so many religious organizations, intramural sports, bars and the downtown scene, opportunities to serve in the community, Georgia Football, great shopping, the botanical gardens, the Georgia Museum of Art and so many more. Athens and UGA has a lot to offer. UGA can be seen as a big school but it can be anything you want it to be.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are classes. Some are really enjoyable and interesting, some are boring and hard to get through but I think that's how it is for every college. I can say I have learned a lot here at UGA. Most of my classes have been very interesting and every one of my professors have been easy to approach if I ever had a question. UGA is competitive but doable. Some will have to study hard and often and some won't. But I have learned so much here at UGA, both in a classroom setting and as a person. The people I am surrounded with are helping me grow as an individual and my teachers are helping me grow and learn as a student.

  • 12/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UGA is so special because it's great for all types of students. It's huge and diverse, and there really is a place for everyone here. No matter who you are or what you like, you can find someone here who will relate.

    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely recommend that new students get involved in extracurricular activities. UGA is a really big school, and if you are not engaged in the community, it might be easy to feel lost. By getting involved in group activities, you can meet friends that will last a lifetime and maybe even gain a great new hobby or interest.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is a great deal for the money. We've been described as having an Ivy League education for a public school price, and that really is so true. UGA has become extremely competitive in recent years, and I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to be challenged, receive an excellent education, and have lots of fun along the way.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love life at UGA. There truly is something for everyone, whether your interest is Varsity football, language immersion groups, intramural sports, art, politics, or volunteer service. There are so many ways to get involved and meet new people.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a great deal at the University of Georgia. There are so many different subjects available for study, and there are so many opportunities to grow and learn from not only the excellent professors, but from other students as well. I have studied everything from organic chemistry to science fiction theory. I have had the opportunity to engage in discussion with people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances, each of whom has helped me to experience something new and further my education in a unique way.

  • 12/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any type as long as you have a great study//work ethic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure this is your choice because classes are difficult. Study alot and have fun! =)

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the campus and the people on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the professors are wonderful and very knowledgeable in their feield of study. My learning experience has been great.

  • 12/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The meal plan at UGA is amazing and helps my family save money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is nice, and the new friends I have made make the college experience worth the while.

    Am learning a lot

    I have really enjoyed all of my classes at UGA so far. The professors are interesting and approachable and the subject material, while challenging, is relevant.

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for social butterflies, people that want to go to a big school, boy and girl crazy people, and my personal favorite band geeks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here to have fun, but more importantly study. Also apply for as many scholarships as possible. This help alleviate the tuition so you can worry less about paying for school and more about having fun and enjoying your classes.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get more bang for you buck. Everything you pay for here is given to you in bulk. It's a great school.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many activities and events that go on here from football games to school events. There is always something to do here.

    Am learning a lot

    UGA is a great academic school. A lot of the teachers are working alongside Harvard professors and more. They really know their stuff and I am learning a lot here.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am enjoying being here

    Aside from the fratstars and hipsters it's a pleasure to stay with the dawgs.

    Am learning a lot

    In and out of the classroom, I'm learning how to learn and how to be a productive future citizen.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I found the University a little pricey however the school has a prestigious reputation.

    Did enjoy being here

    Yes I very much enjoyed attending the University of Georgia. The class sizes are not too big but not too small. The professors here are very knowledgable in there field of teaching.

    Did learn a lot

    Yes I did learn a lot. I found the University of Georgia very diverse.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED AS SOON AS YOU START SCHOOL. its easy to get lost in such a huge University, but if you join clubs, run for SGA, volunteer, etc. you make connections that will help your transition easier

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    its great for first time drivers! no serious traffic 24/7

    Tips for prospective students

    No partying. just focus.

    Bang for the buck

    if you make it be.

    Will enjoy being here

    theres a lot of people to become friends with.

    Will learn a lot

    they've got great teachers.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you want the full experience, but are on a budget, this is a great university to attend (if you're instate)

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get atleast a decent GPA! SATs count for a lot at this school, as well as with many of the other southern universities.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices have gone up lately, but as a school, it's still relatively low price, and amazing.

    Am enjoying being here

    Dorm life, meal plans, the whole college shebang, and it's wonderful. The variety of people is enormous, the traditional rules of high-school friends are off, anyone is up for a friendly chat.

    Am learning a lot

    The education isn't like Ivy league, but that's to be expected. However, for a public school, with a large and vibrant campus, that also includes students who participate in facilitating everyday situations, this school makes the learning experience very pleasurable.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a free movie theater on campus; shows come through campus throughout the year and many are free to attend if you are a UGA student; there are countless clubs and organizations; the gym is an amazing complex with several huge pools, also free to students. However, certain classes cost money to take, but they're fun so the money is worth it.

    Food and Dining

    UGA's food services are decent and try its best to provide a wide variety of food. It has one 24-hour dining hall, but it is small and the least diverse of the dining halls. In downtown Athens there are many different eateries of all styles of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at UGA can range from small, box-like rooms that two roommates share to full apartments where roommates get their own rooms. Amenities and quality of rooms and bathrooms depend on the dorm chosen, but generally freshman dorms are the least pleasant while the apartment style upperclassmen dorms are the nicest. Also, some dorms are close to dining halls but not to classes while others are among all the classes but you must walk far for food.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on the class and/or major. In general, if you keep up with your classes and put in a decent amount of study time, you will do well in classes with plenty of free time leftover.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find something you love to do and join a club or organization that supports that. Go to the campus events which act as healthy breaks from studying or excellent sources of information.

    In three sentences

    UGA is diverse and abound with opportunities for everyone and anyone. Because the school is so big, it's next to impossible to not fit in somewhere and it is very easy to find something you love to do. UGA is a good mix of school, extracurricular and off-campus fun.

  • 01/16/2012

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    In three sentences

    Love the Honors College

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    do well on your acts and sats. i got a 1990 on my sat and a 32 on my act and got in early and recieved the charter scholarship. my gpa was about a 3.4 unweighted and a 3.7 weighted. i will have taken 4 aps by the end of my senior year.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    police are everywhere on campus. people here are honest most of the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    everyone has something to do. you can name any type of group and uga has it.

    Great for these types of students

    it's great for all types. everyone is welcome. there are groups of all types of people here, so it is easy to find people with the same interests as you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    anyone that plans on graduating from this school should not walk under the arches located on north campus. it is known that if you walk under it before you graduate, then you will not graduate for uga.

    Bang for the buck

    for georgia residents, it is worth the money. there are a countless amount of things to do that are already paid for.

    What to do for fun

    there is an event that uga has every month called dawgs after dark. it is a free carnival full of fun things the students can do. athletic games are always eventful, and clubs and organizations always have fun things planned.

    Food and Dining

    we have four dining halls and all of them basically serve what you want. one of the dining halls is open for 24 hours, so after a long day of studying, you won't have to go to sleep starving.

    Dorm Life

    all freshman are usually housed together, so it is easy to find people similar to you. there are many options for where you want to stay.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are a little challenging, but they are many people here to help you obtain the grade that you want. tutors, peers, and professors will give you the help you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know your peers before classes start. being sociable with others will help you in the long run. also, join or start a study group for classes in which you may need more help.

    In three sentences

    it may be a big school, but the university of georgia holds many opportunities for their students. there are countless was to get involved with the people around you. it is a great environment and there is a lot to learn here.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safe as ever.

    Greek Life

    highly adventurous greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    many amazing clubs and great resume' builders.

    Great for these types of students

    socially adventurous, par-tiers, yet responsible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing unusual

    Bang for the buck

    hope scholarship

    What to do for fun

    party.

    Food and Dining

    nationally ranked meal plan and dining hall. the food is amazing here.

    Dorm Life

    you meet cool people in the dorms, but don't remain on campus all four years.

    Academic Rigor

    it's not easy...

    Tips for prospective students

    study, have fun, remember why you came.

    In three sentences

    coming to the university of georgia was the greatest decision i ever made. the campus and educational life is fantastic. i wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    apply for early admission! it definitely lowers the nerves, especially if you get in.

    In three sentences

    the university of georgia has a beautiful campus in the perfect location. the school of music is absolutely fantastic, and i can't wait to attend. the atmosphere is very positive and enticing, and always makes me feel as though i belong.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus safety here is pretty awesome. you have cards, and hand scanners to get to your dorm rooms. there are always police everywhere, and there are many ways to contact help if necessary. it is pretty safe around here, but don't go around walking by yourself at odd hours in the night!!

    Great for these types of students

    definitely the number one group would be the party-ers. if you like to party, do it here. athletic students would also love it here. the campus is a work-out itself, the gym is fantastic, and there are recreational activities going on every single day (hands-down). smart kids, and musicians would love it here too. amazing academics for the bright ones, and definitely an awesome band (redcoat marching band rocks).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a saying that if you go through the arch without having graduated, then you will never graduate (it used to be, you will become sterile). ask around though, most people know it :].

    Bang for the buck

    it is definitely worth the money. it is up to you whether to make it worth coming out of your family's or your pocket.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on. :] movies, concerts, vollyeball meets, ultimate frisbee, medieval (pretend) fights, harry potter themed games, dawgs after dark (student activities with lots of free stuff and fun things to do!!), etc! if that doesn't make you happy, we are conveniently located next to downtown athens, where you can go to a club (they have 18+ clubs for underagers). for the religious students, there are many, many, many night concerts, lunch dates, and break-out sessions. :] there is so much to do here for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    as i stated before, the meal plan here is incredible. from mondays @7am to fridays @2:30pm, one of the dining halls is open for un-lmtd service. it's so crazy!! you can walk in at 3am for a break from all-nighter papers. there are also three other dining halls open 7 days a week. there are grills, sandwich sections, salad bars, main lines, cereals, drinks, breads, a wok, and an omelet area! the dining halls have practically everything.

    Dorm Life

    i recommend dorm life!! live it one year before you judge it. dorms are conveniently located and it is definitely easier to get around the campus. the best way for you to ease into uga is living in a dorm. there are all types of dorms for you to choose from: quiet, party (shhhh), smart (honors), luxury, etc. don't be afraid to ask around (everyone does).

    Academic Rigor

    i would say the academics here are challenging, but i can't give it five stars, because there will always be those classes that are super-easy or super-hard. that is up to you to rate yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    sit down at any random table in the dining halls, even if there are other students there. it is extremely easy to carry on a conversation with the students here. they are for the most part friendly, funny, and fairly intelligent. i would recommend joining rotc, a club, or some sort of organization. it is the best way to make friends here and it will make your college-life so much easier and less lonely. there is always something to do, so don't feel embarrassed to join in on random activities around campus. :]

    In three sentences

    the uga campus is absolutely breath-taking with its lovely hills and bustling, energetic students who always find some unordinary way to entertain themselves. the academic level is definitely challenging, but with the right professors, the education is worth the effort and at times, quite enjoyable. the dining halls and the gym are by far the two most amazing features of uga, because they are convenient and never lack variety.

  • 02/16/2012

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    Great for these types of students

    athletes and intilectuals

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ringing victory bell

    What to do for fun

    athens..enough said

    Academic Rigor

    my gifted teacher has told me the classes are huge and a bit unpersonal

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the schoool and you will fall in love also they are very selective

    In three sentences

    awesome campus and great urban enviroment.good student body size and campus size.great tradition

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the dorms have hand scanners to enter. uga alert will let you know if there is something such as a tornado. there are tornado sirens, and uga is good about keeping people informed in emails. the uga police are around and dutifully pull people over all the time for brake lights and speeding. still uga is lacking. my biggest complaint is they don't have the call for help stations on campus that you see at many other universities.

    Greek Life

    there is a large greek presence on campus. though i love being greek, it can be very demanding at times. just stick with it because it is worth it. if you don't want to go greek, there are still plenty of people who are not greek and greeks who are very friendly. just because you aren't greek doesn't mean you will be left out.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is something for everyone, i promise. there are so many that it is very easy to be overwhelmed. just take what you are interested in and seek it out.

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing students are the best off, because if you don't make an effort to fend for yourself, it is very easy to fall through the cracks. also, good for students who can balance social and academic life because we may have been the number 1 party school last year, but that doesn't make the actual college part of these a picnic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ring the chapel bell when we win or if something big is going on in your life! never walk under the arch until the day you graduate. there is a tree that owns itself. beware of the tate preacher. never ride family housing bus at night. find the stairs that lead to nowhere and ask about the story behind them. play in the fountain! get a g-book, the official traditions book of uga. its worth it!

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is too high. in all honesty, what college doesn't charge too much money? the upside is that college is a good investment and 4 years at uga is an experience you will never get again.

    What to do for fun

    downtown is the biggest athens night scene, but don't get fooled into thinking bars and late night diners are all athens has to offer. get involved on campus, because there is always a movie or fun event. go to the botanical gardens. adventure out into the city and do something crazy like spend a whole day in thrift stores. the biggest key to fun here is finding something you love and throwing yourself into it with everything you have.

    Food and Dining

    we are one of the best rated dining programs in the nation, or so i am told. snellabration, going to the 24 hours dinning hall after midnight, is a rite of passage. in addition the retail side of food services offers other favorites such as larry's subs, bulldawg cafe, chick-fil-a, and barberitos. i am personally not on a meal plan but i would definitely recommend it. on the other upside, food services hires students!

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are relatively small, especially the freshman ones. community bathrooms are truly no fun at all. if you live in a freshman dorm, you will probably meet some pretty cool people, but if they have a housing crisis like they did this year, chances are you will miss out on that freshman experience in an upperclassman dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    no one at uga is stupid. you have to do your work and put in the time and effort. i have learned that just what you did in high school will get you mediocre grades at best. going to class is always a good decision. studying is essential. put in the effort and you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't get discouraged. i got in to a variety of other schools, applied to uga early decision, and was deferred to regular admission. for that reason, i wrote uga off, but in reality i was accepted regular decision and it has been great. pay attention to not just your gpa and test scores, but your activities and essays too. i promise the whole package really does count.

    In three sentences

    university of georgia is a great school in a pretty great town. there is always something happening in athens, and the biggest cultural center of athens, downtown, is a step off campus. campus itself is very scenic and hilly, so the bus system is a big help.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i have never felt threatened. policeman patrol all of campus all hours of the day and night. there are numbers that students can call if they want to be escorted or feel unsafe. desk attendants in the residence hall also enhance safety.

    Greek Life

    a lot of students are greek, but those who are not still have a place here. i am not in a sorority, but i have several friends who are, and they love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    like i said, there are over 600 clubs! i am part of uga heros, a group that supports children with hiv/aids. the clubs are a great way to make a big campus seem smaller, and they are great ways to make new friends.

    Great for these types of students

    serious students who love to have fun will be perfect matches for this university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is the arch. not the arches--this isn't mcdonald's! you cannot walk from campus to downtown under the arch or you will not graduate. the chapel bell is located on north campus, and you ring it after victories. there are several victory chants, but you will learn them at orientation. dawgs learn all the traditions they need to know before they even start classes!

    Bang for the buck

    i love it here, and would not want to go anywhere else. so i believe i am getting an amazing value.

    What to do for fun

    oh goodness, there are so many things to do for fun! there are over 600 clubs/organizations, intramural sports, downtown (for those of you who like shopping and more), dawgs after dark (free activities for students on select fridays throughout the semester), gorp (an outdoor recreational group), the gym ramsey, hanging out with friends, going to concerts. i know there is more, but i won't go on. just use your imagination!

    Food and Dining

    definitely do the meal plan the first year. it will be a lifesaver. if you are one of those people who enjoys eating out, only do the 5 day meal plan. if not, go for the 7 day plan. it's a great deal!

    Dorm Life

    give dorm life a go; it's where i have made most of my friends. get used to sharing space, seriously. the rooms are kind of small, but it teaches you to be more responsible. your roommate probably won't be too happy if you go four weeks without doing laundry... i know from experience.

    Academic Rigor

    do not expect to simply slide by without doing work--they really do expect your best here! if you put in your best, you will usually receive grades reflective of your effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    be outgoing! there is no way you can go all four years without finding some true friends out of the 35,000 that go here. make sure you like your major, or classes may be boring.

    In three sentences

    i have always loved the university of georgia and was brought up a bulldawg. since getting here, i have had no problems with uncooperative professors or unfair classes (like some friends at other colleges/universities). the most important part of my experience, though, has been the incredible friendships i have built with my fellow 'dawgs.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    although i've heard a few stories about kidnappings and such, i've never encountered a problem with safety. there are campus police all over the place. just don't make any bad decisions. avoid downtown on a saturday night. avoid dark, abandoned streets. and carry mace, like me. just use common sense and you should be fine!

    Greek Life

    coming from a non-greek student, i can tell you that there is a ton of greek life. however, the houses aren't right in the center of campus, so you can escape it if you're like me. :)

    Clubs and Activities

    so many! it's almost overwhelming. i've chosen a few to be really involved with, and it's really awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    i think it's pretty great for any type of student. there are outdoor clubs, foreign language clubs, religious organizations, community outreach organizations, and any other type of organization you could imagine. on a campus this big, it'd be hard not to find your place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the chapel bell. on north campus, there is a huge, old bell that students can ring for whatever they want. typically, it will ring all night after a football win. however, if you have any reason to celebrate something (a passed test, perhaps?) you can ring it all you want!

    Bang for the buck

    it doesn't seem that uga is any more expensive than any other accredited college, and i feel like i'm getting a great college experience and a valuable education for the price.

    What to do for fun

    what not to do for fun?! uga offers a lot of activities for students that don't need to drink to have fun. one of my favorite things they did this year was lights out on legion, where they showed a movie outside on legion field. it was so fun! also, they have a program every month or two called dawgs after dark. it's basically a carnival at the student center or gym on a friday night. and do not miss out on sporting events. football games, especially! not many people get a chance to be close to the field at an sec football game for $8!

    Food and Dining

    from what i've heard, the food here is much better than a lot of other schools, but it can get old after a while. there are 4 dining halls and they all have something unique that the others don't have, which is cool. however, you will most likely get bored with the food and either need to get creative (which is possible-i made puppy chow in the dining hall the other day), or eat off campus (which is not a big deal-there are many restaurants right off campus).

    Dorm Life

    many of the first (and long lasting) friends i've made here live on my hall. be sure to leave your door open for visitors for the first couple months (only when you're in your room, of course).

    Academic Rigor

    these classes are hard, but there are many tutoring opportunities available to students, including drop-in tutoring at several of the big residence halls and individual tutoring for free by appointment. also, many professors are very helpful during their office hours. take advantage of them!

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be discouraged if it feels like you're not making lasting friends right off the bat. when i got here, i met a ton of people and never saw a lot of them again. but get involved! find an organization of people that share your interests and be consistent with it, and you will naturally make good friends!

    In three sentences

    i love this school. i wasn't sure about it at first because it's known for it's crazy party scene (which is totally true) and i'm not really into that. the first month or two were rough, but as i got involved and started making friends, i began to really enjoy myself, and i couldn't see myself anywhere else!

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    all the local restaurants, bars, and music venues downtown.

    Bang for the buck

    athens is a relatively inexpensive town to live in (except for housing).

    What to do for fun

    enjoy the food, music and atmosphere of athens, ga

    Food and Dining

    expensive, but well worth it.

    Dorm Life

    you live in a building with all your closest friends.

    Academic Rigor

    depends on the major.

    Tips for prospective students

    nothing is every out of reach, apply and see what happens.

    In three sentences

    the most memorable and lifechanging experience of your life. you grow her as a person mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. could not imagine enjoying an other school like this one.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    becoming apart of the many organizations available on campus can be fun. you are constantly meeting new people from all sorts of backgrounds. once a month from 10pm-2am a carnival/activity night is put on where there is tons of free music, crafts, rides, games, photo shoots and food!

    Food and Dining

    the food at the dining halls of uga are amazing! on any given day, you have the option to choose to dine at any one of our four dining halls. eat dining hall specializes in some type of meal, whether it be breakfast, mexican, italian or chinese. uga's dining halls cater to all taste buds. the snelling dining hall is even open 24 hours for the midnight-snacker!

    Dorm Life

    the residence hall set up is great. it accommodates everyone. there are also beautiful landscaping, fields and quads for outdoor recreation.

    Academic Rigor

    be sure to remember that you'll have to work hard once you get here. yes, it is fun here, but you must remember that you are here for a purpose and that is to obtain a quality education. the courses here are not extremely hard, but time management is what you should focus on. due dates come quicker than you image and if you have not spent adequate time preparing for papers. tests and quizzes, your grades will reflect that.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are looking into attending uga, come for a visit and i'm sure you'll love it! the campus is beautiful, the location is perfect and the people are friendly. you can't go wrong in choosing to further your education at the university of georgia. go dawgs!

    In three sentences

    i love everything about uga, from the academics to the social life. there is never a dull moment on this campus. everyone around here is super friendly and helpful!

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    because uga is considered to be a big university population-wise, you can find anything you want to do on campus. from different sports to music to art, there are opportunities for each person to get involved in whatever they are interested in doing.

    Food and Dining

    food at the university of georgia is beyond amazing. the food services at the university of georgia has won a plethora of awards for its outstanding food and service. not only this, but the meal plan is set up where you can eat whenever you want, as many times as you want, and as much as you want, which is every person's dream.

    Dorm Life

    uga has a very wide variety of dorm life. there are freshman high rises that hold up to a 1000 people all the way to small, cozy dorms that hold no more than 200. each dorm breeds a different kind of atmosphere from family-like to wild and busy. so at the university of georgia, you are bound to find the dorm lifestyle you seek.

    Academic Rigor

    uga has some very difficult class that it offers. this is particularly true for the honors program. i have been thoroughly challenged in class and i am sure there are many more opportunities to take classes that challenges all students intellectually

    Tips for prospective students

    remember that it is important to find a college that fits your needs not only academicaly but also socially. be careful when first starting college; learn time management and always have a rough outline of what you want out of college. do not over stress about the process of picking a college. remember to have fun!

    In three sentences

    univeristy of georgia is challenging but not overwhelming. i enjoy taking the classes that i am currently enrolled in. overall, academically, i would rate university of georgia a 7 out of 10.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    it could be better. for such a big party campus there are plenty of police downtown who don't bother you for the most part. and if you are a little inebrieted designated dawgs will always give you a lift!

    Greek Life

    sororities and fraternities are a big part of uga. keep your gpa, get involved (lots of community service) and attending their events will help if you want to be apart of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons to choose from, and if you can't find one, make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    hardworking students who don't mind studying all the time and who truly want a campus experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a hidden ice cream shop behind snelling- you didn't hear it from me!

    Bang for the buck

    if you want the true campus experience, uga is the way to go.

    What to do for fun

    take advantage- uga has tons of activities. take a boxing class at ramsey. or join a club that does shows for the students outside the tate student center. pamoja is a great dance team outside of the school that is very popular.

    Food and Dining

    the food? 4 dining halls with all you can eat- style dining- one of them open 24 hours (monday-friday)? it's perfection. ecv has the best sandwiches, smoothies, pizza and philly-cheesesteaks. i used to go to o-house everyday for their coffee, sushi and stir-fry.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is amazing. i made so many friendships during my freshman year because i lived in the dorms. your ra will have plenty of activities planned for you and dorms tend to have many school-wide activities just about everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    the science department is very rigorous. many people change their major after taking chemistry. some teachers are a bit difficult, but that's what koofers is for!

    Tips for prospective students

    keep your gpa up in high school! also make sure you are involved- uga looks at your involvement in school activities a lot. be on your school government and join lots of clubs, mainly leadership roles.

    In three sentences

    uga is a great school. you can get involved in so many organizations, find a great place to work part time, and make friends that last a lifetime. and don't slack too much- studying is key!

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs!

    Bang for the buck

    scholarships help pay for most of the costs

    What to do for fun

    there are an incalculable amount of clubs and groups around the college and the city itself. take a stroll down the street and you are bound to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    the meal plans are good, but are really costly

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are wonderful and you can really get to know other students.

    Academic Rigor

    the whole university can be very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    while the campus offers any type of activity you can think of, do not forget to keep up with your studies. the university of georgia just wont give you a degree without working for it.

    In three sentences

    it is a wonderful school with an amazing campus. the school offers so many opportunities to learn and excel in any field. it is truly an top notch school to go to.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Decent.

    Greek Life

    Stuck up

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs so you can find the right one.

    Great for these types of students

    There are always events going on around campus and its not that hard to find out. Flyers are everywhere. A lot of information is also passed through mass email.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure to visit the Sandford Stadium. Also, hit the gym up, it's amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    I need this scholarship, due to the fact that I am unable to be eligible for Hope Scholarship. I feel pretty bad making my parents pay for everything which comes out to be a huge amount of money. So any amount of money will do.

    What to do for fun

    Fridays go out and party. Saturdays go out and party. Sundays relax.

    Food and Dining

    Freshman 15 is the real deal at the University of Georgia. The meal plan at this university includes an all you can eat buffet. So either be prepared to hit the gym that's locate right next to the dining hall or limit your self.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is expensive. If you get stuck with some random person as a room mate, your either going to make a new best friend or an enemy. Attempt to make the best out of the closet sized room.

    Academic Rigor

    If you don't study, you won't make the grades you want. Don't think that you can breeze your way through courses. The amount of effort you put in, reflects your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that the last minute studying habits and doing homework the day is due will suffice at University of Georgia. You are going to need to study your butt off, and you'll find your self most likely stuck at the Student Learning Center of UGA most of the time with the rest of the students. However, don't allow studying to consume all your free time, go out and have some fun.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia has a live and friendly atmosphere that allows students to enjoy the real experience of college. Saturdays during football season are always packed with howling fans and loud obnoxious drunk Georgia fans. On weekends after a week hard of hard studying, students occasionally go to down Athens and live it up until Sunday.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The city of Athens is not the safest, but the University's campus itself is very safe and well lit at night. There have been no problems or issues of safeness I have come across since I have been going here.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is present and many people join but if you aren't in it then it is not a big deal. Those who choose greek life still hang out with people who did not rush and vice versa. Greek Life is just another opportunity to be active in the community and make new friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have almost anything you can think of. And if it's not here, students have the ability to create new clubs. There is even quidditch!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to live in a college town. Almost everyone you see will be college students. It is also great for students who love the south. Athens embraces it's heritage as being one of, if not the oldest colleges in the south.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    After we win a game, new pledges for fraternities often have to ring the chapel bell in North Campus all night. Otherwise, it is said that the ringing of the chapel bell brings good luck. No undergrad walks through the Arch at the edge of North Campus and Downtown. It is a privilege given only to students who have graduated and if one does it before their time it is bad luck.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Georgia is definitely the greatest bang for your buck if you live in state. The only competition it has is Georgia Tech and the two universities are known for different aspects. The University of Georgia allows students to get a great education but also make lifelong friendships.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. In the fall, there are awesome football games and in the spring there is baseball and gymnastics. Students can play soccer or ultimate frisbee at the intramural fields with friends or catch a movie at the Tate Student Center for only a dollar. The options are endless and with a great downtown area on the edge of campus, students can go shopping at trendy stores during the day or check out the great nightlife on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls and all have different qualities that allow the students a variety of options. Oglethorpe Dining Commons is being reconstructed and getting an addition which is very exciting because it is fairly close to all the freshman high-rise dorms. The food is great and the system allows you to go in and getting as much as you want, whenever you want.

    Dorm Life

    I love where I live and have made most of my friends through being friendly on the hall. I like in Oglethorpe House where the rooms have an on-suite bath and the floors are co-ed. They dorm itself is very clean given it's age and although the building has centralized cooling/ heating the temperature is always reasonable.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on one's major and professors but all core classes allow students to adjust to college life without (for the most part) shocking the system. The professors, that I have had, all want the students to be successful and are more than pleasant when one is in need of extra help. All a student has to do is put in the extra effort and ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get active. There are multiple programs ranging from Greek life to a variety of religious groups. There are multiple activities to help give back to the community and club sports for those who want to stay physically active and meet people who share common interests.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a great college with many opportunities that are easy to access. There is a variety of majors and minors which allow students to follow subjects they are passionate about while choosing a major that will give them an upper hand in the job market. Overall the college helps students to thrive academically, socially, and globally.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    love it!

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is fantastic as they usually have police patrolling all the time whether day or night. Campus has well lit and populated areas and even in the dorms they have security measures that deny certain people access without verification as a student. However, downtown and into the more rural parts of campus the safety have less assurance if alone or unaware of the demographics.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at the University is very popular, however if you do not enjoy peer pressure or under age drinking this would not be an enjoyable aspect of your time.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs can be anything from AIDS, AMSA(American Medical Student Asscociation), HERO's, and so many more listed under a listserv on the internet in which you can view the list. The community also have several religious affiliations that can meet students needs for worship whether it be a synagogue, church, etc..

    Great for these types of students

    Any student would be a perfect fit here due to the amount of diversity on campus. Students who prefer to have fun and enjoy various events have plenty of opportunities. While quiet students have plenty of study rooms and spaces to enjoy themselves or read a book.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ringing of the chapel bell occurs after every time the football team wins a game or any occasion a student feels the need to here it ring. Another tradition is not walking under Arch until after graduation otherwise the student will not earn their degree due to their lack of luck afterwards.

    Bang for the buck

    Usually the campus bookstore is over-priced for anything clothing to books. Off-Campus Bookstore and Baxter Street Bookstore often have the best prices for new and old books; they also give free shirts at the beginning of the year. Most food places have student deals and coupons in which students can eat dinner or grab a special treat. There are multiple Waffle Houses, and frozen yogurt stores withing walking distance.

    What to do for fun

    Fraternities and Sororities have socials and parties every week if you enjoy that aspect of life. However, other times the Tate Center shows a big movie for $2 on the weekends, there are sport events going on all year round, and the libraries have huges assortments of books. However, there is also Phi Slam, semi-annual party thrown by Christian group for students to dance and socialize without social peer pressures of drinking. This event is huge and takes place on a field due to the turn out of students from all backgrounds whom attend this sober party. Dawgs After Dark is another activity in which students have the ability to avoid peer pressure, every month there is a theme and the commitee hosts students at a facility somewhere on campus. They have activities to go with each theme, including bull riding, bouncy castles, food, free stuff, games and much more. For nice weather students can walk around campus or visit the State Botanical Gardens which has several paths and various things to learn about.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not necessarily like home cooking, especially if spices and seasonings are a personal necessity. However, the service is excellent and they often do special dinners and the annual Taste of Home day. The special dinners revolve around certain events whether sports or Mardi Gras occasions and they cook food they ordinarily leave off the menu. The Taste of Home occurs around the time of finals; parents send in recipes to be chosen by directors of Food Services whom make a menu for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Each dining hall has different recipes and it helps alleviate home sickness and stress during the time. On a daily basis the food is good, sometimes certain foods get old but they have different menus for every week and rotate them. On another side note, they have highly desired jobs for students due to their pay and flexibility. If a job is a necessity this is highly recommended as its an easy process but you have to act quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best experiences I have ever experienced. You have been given your mini-home away from home that you decorate and live in. Depending on the dorm, there are several different atmospheres for each community. The high rises(Brumby, Russell, Creswell and Ogelthorpe) are packed full with people and have a very social atmosphere but more problems with commodities. The smaller dorms (Boggs, Hill, Church, Mell, Lipscomb) are quieter but still allow for a lot of interaction with people who are easily available, and easier to bump into than the more crowded dorms. The others which are harder to get into(Meyers, MaryLydon, Rutherford, Reed) also seem closer to the smaller dorm interactions but are popular due to location of Snelling Dining Hall(except for Reed) and the football Stadium.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor, especially for science students is difficult. If you have taken intensive AP courses you will know what to expect. Some of the courses offered are made easier by professors who are passionate about the subject. However, some professors are unhelpful and the class material can be difficult and require a lot of time outside of class. So long as you make a schedule of when things are due and ask for help when you need it, the rigor is not as overwhelming depending on the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students, there is more to life than partying or studying. Try not to involve yourself in peer pressure and find the people who fit your standards. Also enjoy your first year because it is an experience to grow and discover more about yourself through different classes, activities and experiences. Always remember the courses are tough but to check ratings on professors and sign up for classes you will enjoy. So long as the classes fulfill the major requirements do not let your adviser make your college curriculum it is in your hands to make yourself into anything. For students who have been accepted and plan to attend, sign up for orientation as soon as possible because you sign up for classes and the last group has slim pickings for highly sought out courses.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a diverse environment for students to not only have fun but be challenged by rigorous courses. The campus has several activities outside of academics including Greek life, sports(club or recreational), sporting events, exercise facilities and a huge amount of clubs. Students have been given the opportunity to grow and make connections with professors and other students in all atmospheres.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's really safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life isn't for everyone. I'm not involved. However, my roommate is. It's great if you want a social life, but make sure you can focus on school, which is your number one priority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a surplus of clubs and activities to do on campus. Get involved to make the best out of your college experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Dinning hall is great for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch, the bell, Sanford Stadium

    Bang for the buck

    Use rate my professor.com and koofers.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens has everything.

    Food and Dining

    ECV is the best dinning hall by far! Be on the meal plan if you can!

    Dorm Life

    Creswell is the dorm to live in. My favorite advantage is you get to control you air conditioning in your dorm. It is so convenient to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the science classes are hard. Everything else isn't to difficult for me. However, a lot of studying is involved for everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the bus routes. Get on the meal plan. Don't schedule an 8am class.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a great school to attend to receive an excellent education. There are a variety of opportunities on campus. The University of Georgia is definitely the best college to attend.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Georgia has its own police department that patrols the campus 24/7. It is safe to walk around campus any time of day. I have had to walk back to my dorm at 2 am numerous times and each time I would see at least one police car patrolling the area.

    Greek Life

    I am not very familiar with Greek Life since I am not part of it, but you can have tons of fun by not being part of it. This past year I had a lot of fun, without going to single Greek Life event!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are intramural team for almost any sport that you can think off. If there is not a intramural team for the sport that you play, you can start your own team.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, athletic, social, outgoing, funny

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unfortunately I do not know any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for and a little more. The quality of education that you will receive for the amount that it cost just can't be compared.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons of things to do for fun. There is a rock climbing wall and the Ramsey student center. While at Ramsey, you can play basketball, racquetball, indoor soccer, bat-mitten, volleyball, swim, yoga. Outdoors, you can play soccer, football, ultimate frisbee and many other games on 10 fully big grass fields.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at UGA might be the highlight of the university. Snelling dining commons are open 24 hours Monday- Thursday, so no matter what time you have the munchies, you can always satisfy them. There is unlimited access to the dining halls and the quality of the food is 5 stars. Each of the four dining halls has a different style of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing. Some of the dorms are old and some a very new. No matter what dorm you end in, you will have tons of fun. The people in the dorm are very social and want to get to know each other. You will meet lots of new people and have lots of fun with them!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is fast but at the same time the teachers know how to teach it in such a way that it doesn't seem as fast and as much. I believe that the high quality of teachers makes student think that it not very academically rigor but it actually is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to do work and lots of it. College really is MUCH different from high school. At first it doesn't seen like it, but then all of a sudden it hits you and before you know it half the semester is gone and your grades are not where they should be. Freshman year is the easiest year to loose your scholarships and have to pay out of pocket next year.

    In three sentences

    Amazing University with amazing teachers that are experts in their designated fields. You can't ask for better teachers to learn the material you need for your major. Also, many free tutors to help you with any subject that you may be struggling with.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus cops around for protection of the students. Also, the cops for Athens are also present since UGA is in the heart of Athens.

    Greek Life

    Greek is widely known throughout UGA, however does not consume all of campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are volunteer organizations that either raise money for a cause or simply groups that value a certain idea. For example, there are political groups.

    Great for these types of students

    There is an activity for anyone and everyone. UGA defines the term variety to a tee. There is a place for everyone on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an Arch on North Campus and it is known that one shouldn't walk through it unless they have graduated from UGA. It is a suspicion that if one walks through it, then they will not graduate on time.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is worth every penny. Everything one could want in a college, UGA exceeds every expectation.

    What to do for fun

    Athens is known for its food and music. There are always concerts going on and amazing restaurants to try. There are also locations around campus that many go on beautiful nature walks or excursions, like hiking or kayaking.

    Food and Dining

    The food is always fresh and delicious at the dining halls. Each dining hall is themed and obtain a certain style of food creating a variety of options for the students. And if students want to venture out into the classic town of Athens there are a lot of amazing restaurants, that are walking distances from the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, depends on what year one may be. For example, if one is a sophomore or above they may receive nicer dorms that are suite style. The freshman, on the other hand will most likely be place in the high risers with the set up of two individuals per room. This experience allows the students to obtain the skills of living with others.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at UGA are challenging. However, the teachers and staff are extremely willing to assist any student who comes to them for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, many may be intimidated by the size. However, after spending a semester in Athens, one will find it easy to maneuver around campus. Therefore, simply remain calm and confident and the experience of being in college at UGA will be like no other.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia encompasses the qualities that many individuals desire for college. Along with being diverse and academically inclined, the town UGA is surrounded by is what makes this school unique. Athens obtains a lot history and always provides new opportunities excitement for any individual.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA is very safe. Like any area, you should make sure that you don't walk alone at night. The UGA and Athens-Clarke County police are really great at keeping everything in order.

    Greek Life

    There are SO MANY sororities/ frats it's ridiculous!

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for students who are head strong and willing to turn their actions into words.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FOOTBALL is HUGE here! The chapel bell is used to announce big moments, like game wins or passing an exam.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA has been ranked as one of the most financially sound schools in the country. For the most part, we know where are fees are going towards and the school does a really good job of making sure that it provides students with MORE than they need for a reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    Aside from the hundreds of clubs, UGA has a really large party scene! There are bars and clubs in walking distance from the school or just hop on an East-West and your downtown! A lot of students like to window shop downtown ( you have to remember that we're broke)

    Food and Dining

    UGA has one of the best meal plans in the country. We have four dining halls and all of them have very different options. The dining halls are also easy to access from any location. Snelling is open 24hrs Monday-Thursday! Most of the time, you can find anything you have a taste for.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms aren't like magical hotels, but they are really fun to live in. Once you get past the communal bathrooms and realize that the RAs and other staff are really cool students, just like you, you'll LOVE going home (to your dorm). There are always programs going on about various things and most of the time there is FREE FOOD at the programs.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are pretty tough. I lot of people fall into the UGA v. Tech debate, but you have to remember that they are two totally different schools. UGA has over eight very competitive schools (Franklin Arts & Sciences, Terry School of Business...and many more!) Academics are really important here. Most classes are bearable, but there are some classes, lick Chemistry, that are very challenging, but students really enjoy those classes because they are dissecting every part of the subject's material.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage students to take the campus tour and experience what UGA is like during class hours. UGA has hundreds of clubs, so it is really easy to find a group or activity that interests you and if you don't, you can make your own club. UGA is the perfect place for fun, but you have to remember that you're in school.

    In three sentences

    UGA is large, loving, and loud! There's never a boring moment here. The academics and extra curriculars are great.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students often get emails of crimes that occur on or near the campus, but the police do a decent job of warning the students of dangerous activity going on around them.

    Greek Life

    Numerous sororities and fraternities to choose from, but not all of them have Greek houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of faith based organizations, major related clubs, and fun community service activities for all kinds of students to be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Extroverts and Introverts find something to entertain and satisfy them at the University of Georgia. It's a great school for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dawgs After Dark is an alternative to getting drunk downtown on a Friday night. It's a tradition to play fun games, spend time with friends and eat free food at this event.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and student fees are through the roof. The meal plan costs more than it's worth and housing is too expensive. But hey, that's college for you!

    What to do for fun

    There are endless clubs and organizations to join and events to attend. Sporting events are amazing! Also, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night there is some party at the Greek houses or in Downtown Athens.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and there are many options, but after a while you may get tired of the same food for lunch and dinner. That's when you go to a different dining hall (there are four dining halls to choose from). My personal favorite is the Snelling Dining Hall.

    Dorm Life

    East Campus Village is hands down the best on-campus housing. In some cases you get your own room and share your own bathroom with one other person. The downside is that living on campus can cost up to an extra thousand dollars.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are hard if you don't dedicate enough time to studying. You may think that since UGA is a Liberal Arts University that you can get by without studying, but that is not the case. You go to college to get an education; so, why not challenge yourself and study as hard as you can?

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that you take advantage of the UGA bulletin. It is perfect for deciding a major and determining whether the prerequisite courses will be too challenging or not. UGA has a lot of neat resources that can help you avoid the hassle of switching your major if you just take advantage of the tools the school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    There are tons of activities, clubs, and events to get involved in at UGA. Based on your major and interests you can join an organization that will help further your education. The campus is spacious and lively; the University of Georgia is the epitome of a college town.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UGA has its own police force to patrol campus, and the Athens-Clarke County police department also patrols the area. While most of the main streets of campus are well-lit at night, some streets are best avoided if students are walking alone.

    Greek Life

    Milledge Avenue, UGA's Greek Row, holds the stereotypical standards of Greek Life. Sorority girls and fraternity boys party frequently and often, and they generally live in a completely different circle to the rest of campus. On a positive note, Greek Life spends some of its time raising money for various philanthropies.

    Clubs and Activities

    UGA offers a wide variety of organizations for students to participate in. At the Fall and Winter Activity Fairs, over 200 student-run organizations attend to recruit new members.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for students who want a challenging, fulfilling education but don't want the exorbitant costs of a private institution. Students who enjoy participating in activities and events outside the classroom will also greatly benefit from UGA's unique college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students uphold an old tradition around the Arch, which is the symbol of the University and separates campus from downtown Athens. Students who walk through the Arch are rumored to never graduate from the University. The steps on either side of the Arch are incredibly worn due to this tradition. One campus location is often kept a secret due to its tranquility and beauty: the Founder's Garden, located to the side of North Campus on Lumpkin Street, is a beautiful English-style garden, which offers a great green space for outdoor studying.

    Bang for the buck

    Because UGA's education is beginning to rival the standards of lower-level Ivy League schools, its relatively low tuition and room and board costs give students a great financial deal. Students gain access to the gym, health center, transportation system, campus computers, wifi network, and many other campus amenities for a very low cost.

    What to do for fun

    Besides the countless bars, restaurants, and indie concerts to go to downtown, there is much more to do in Athens for fun. UGA Union hosts hundreds of events for students every semester, including movie nights, concerts, Six Flags night, and Dawgs After Dark (events from 10 pm to 2 pm on Friday nights which often include bouncy castles, tattoo art, free food, and arts and crafts). Students also have the opportunity to get incredibly cheap tickets to all sporting events, including football and gymnastics.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has won countless awards for its four dining halls. All four of the dining halls are open during the week, and one of them, Snelling Dining Hall, is open 24 hours per day. Two dining halls are open on the weekend, and on Sunday, UGA provides a special brunch complete with a chocolate fountain. The meal plan is affordable for the quality and quantity of food students get. Students may eat as much as they want as many times as they want per day.

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen are required to live on campus freshman year, but many sophomores and juniors also decide to stay on campus in the apartment-style residence halls. The Dawg House online roommate matching website allows students to find a match months before they move into their dorm. Most dorm rooms are a reasonable size, but some of the high-rise dorms are loud and rather dirty.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA has many top-notch academic programs including the Grady School of Journalism, Terry College of Business, and the Hodgson School of Music. While core classes tend to be relatively easy, upper-level classes provide challenges for all majors. Professors in many departments have ivy-league educations, which has, in turn, boosted the expectations and depth of class lectures.

    Tips for prospective students

    Located in a quaint college town, UGA provides a unique experience for students to become involved on campus and in the surrounding community. Whether students are looking for an academic haven or a place to party, UGA offers different lifestyles to suit everyone's needs. Downtown Athens is a great getaway from scenic North Campus, offering students terrific coffee houses, unique restaurants, and many bars.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia offers an amazing adventure for all students in attendance. With a wide variety of classes, majors, extracurricular activities, and job opportunities, new students will always find their niche! The school can also boast about their state-of-the-art health center, meal plan, and gym.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is basically a cop around every corner on campus, so there is never any need to worry for your safety on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at the University of Georgia is very prevalent across campus. Every fraternity and sorority is involved with philanthropy projects that give back to the Athens community. There are both service and social fraternities, as well as music, christian, and multicultural fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student will find his or her niche at the University of Georgia. With the many different clubs and organizations, no student should have any trouble finding a group to call friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A typical UGA tradition is to ring the chapel bell, which can be done for any or no reason at all, but it is fun to do. There is also an underground frisbee golf course that goes through North Campus. And there is a game of Humans vs. Zombies that occurs once every semester.

    Bang for the buck

    At the University of Georgia, you can take comfort in knowing you are receiving one of the best educations in the nation, and at an affordable price. With in-state tuition, and already cheap prices, you will get so much more than you're paying for at the University of Georgia.

    What to do for fun

    The Ramsey Student Center is a fun place where students can go to enjoy some basketball, weight lifting, rock climbing, racquetball, and just about any other sport you can imagine. And of course, Downtown Athens is always a treat for the more party oriented crowds.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Georgia has wonderful dining halls, and with 75 National Food Service Awards, there should be no problem finding something delicious at any of the 4 dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at UGA are amazing, and with all freshman being required to live in dorms, there is no trouble meeting new people. The resident assistants also plans events and meetings that help you get to know everyone better, so there is always something fun going on.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very tough school, especially if you go into it with the mindset you had in high school. The material is much more advanced, and you rarely get a one on one relationship with any of your teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure not to overload yourself until you get a feel for the college experience first. Take time to get to know the campus so you can enjoy all it has to offer.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the entire campus. It is well laid out, and it makes for a great college experience. The University of Georgia is one of the best universities in the nation, and you can take the education you receive from here and go anywhere with it.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ON Campus is very safe - there are so many traffic police. It can be kind of scary at night since we are pretty close to the projects, but if you stay in a group it is safe. We also have a free police escort service if you don't feel safe walking back to your car at night

    Greek Life

    I am not in Greek Life, but there are a lot of people here who are. It is pretty expensive to participate in greek life here, but those who do have a good time. There are plenty of people who aren't in greek organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    UGA has over 500 clubs and activities so there is something for everyone. At the beginning of the year they have Activity Fairs where a lot of the clubs come out to our student center area.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated students who want a hard major, or someone who is looking to have a relatively easy college experience with an easy major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the arch or you won't graduate!!

    Bang for the buck

    UGA has some of the cheapest tuition around AND it is one of the best schools in the state (and country).

    What to do for fun

    Sporting Events Party Check out the historical places of Athens Workout UGA Botanical Garden

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great, but pretty expensive. We have one dining hall that is open 24 hours a day Monday-Thursday.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is pretty fun. Though the rooms are small, it is a great way to make friends and meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what you major in. Accounting and Chemistry are REALLY difficult at UGA, but Childhood and Family Development is really easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to use a map!

    In three sentences

    UGA is an amazing school and has something for everyone. It has many top rated programs and also has a great social scene. UGA is a great place to start your career.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Athens is not the safest place there is but it is not the worse place you could be either. Don't walk alone late at night and just be aware of the surroundings.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities on campus that you can get involved in. Greek life is a big thing in Athens.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you want to join a club, there will most likely be the one you are looking for. We have hundreds of organizations here and you just gotta look for them.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for all types of students. There is something here for everyone so no one is excluded.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Georgia is one of the more expensive schools out there but I feel as if it is worth it for the most part. It is wonderful being able to go here even if it is a little pricey.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do here for fun. There are parties (party safe though), different events the campus does, $1 movies, hanging out with new people, and so much more things you can do every day for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great. They have a variety of food and you can enter it as many times a day as you would like. I find that great because you can go multiple times a day unlike other colleges.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are wonderful. The freshman dorms that they have help you get comfortable when you first get to campus. I live in one of the smaller dorms and it was great because I got to meet everyone quickly and we all became a family.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are extremely difficult and you cannot just slack off in them. If you do not keep up with your classes, you could fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips that I have would be to study hard. Students should figure out how to study sooner than later. Do not take college easily because it is nothing like high school. Everything is so much more rigorous.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia is a wonderful campus and is diverse. There are many options here for everyone but the classes are hard. The science department is extremely difficult.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They provide 100% campus safety!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tate Center is where most events are held

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    There is Downtown Athens. Every month they have an event called Dawgs After Dark There is a a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    Great food!

    Dorm Life

    Diversity

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying after your classes or just reviewing your notes help you stay on track and avoid procrastinating. Have a calender and use your syllabus to mark down all your tests, assignments, projects, etc. for the semester.

    In three sentences

    I love it at University of Georgia, there is so much to do, there is no reason to stay locked up in your room, unless if your studying. The classes are hard but there is always either a tutoring center or even asking your professor can help. Being here you experience diversity, and a true college experience.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Some pretty good parties have gone down.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters, Greeks

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a fort in some woods just off of campus. Find it!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is fun most nights of the week. UGA also sets up things like Dawgs After Dark, which is like a festival type thing for the students. Gym Class Heroes and Ralphie Mae came!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are very good, but they have the same food constantly. I can only eat chicken fingers and burritos for so long. Snelling is the best thing that could happen to a student. Though it's not 27/7 as UGA advertises (It's only 24/4, Monday through Thursday), it's still damn good. The crazy delicious doughnuts they have past midnight have been a staple to my freshman year. They had doughnuts like Oreo, cinnamon, and maple!

    Dorm Life

    I've had the best time in the dorms. I lived in Hill. I made my best friends there and had my best times there. While I'm very happy to be moving into a house, the dorms were fun.

    Academic Rigor

    As a Pre-Pharmacy Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major, my classes are hard as hell. The tests are pretty hard. However, I have friends who are IA and Business majors and they just chill.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP/IB classes as you can. They pull a ton of weight here. If you're from a small town without many other people intending to apply, you're good as long as you have at least a 3.3. Otherwise, you need a pretty high GPA. It's competitive.

    In three sentences

    This university matches all of my tastes. The college town feel is perfect, though it only extends to the end of downtown. I would not have chosen any other college!

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Most students here are really into sports and the downtown party scene. However, there is a large group of students who like to spend their time doing different activities, like myself. There are plenty of things to do, so I wouldn't worry about it if you don't like sports or clubs. With such a huge campus there are bound to be like-minded people around. Getting involved in clubs is a great way to make friends with the same interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the top of North Campus, there is an arch with three pillars that students can't walk under while attending school. Only after graduation can you walk under. The tradition states that students who walk under the arch early will not graduate within 5 years, and most graduates find a sense of accomplishment walking under the arch. There are lots of traditions on campus: we actually have a book of traditions that you can look at. If you take pictures of yourself doing all of these traditions, you get a special pin at graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA has a low tuition rate for out of state students, and the tuition rate for in state students isn't bad either. If you can get it, the HOPE scholarship is great for covering tuition costs. Tuition along with the fees give you access to a great campus, faculty, extracurricular, and social activities that will allow you to make the most of your college years.

    What to do for fun

    There is really something here for everyone. Personally, I don't care for the party scene downtown. It's there if you want it, and a lot of people love it. There are tons of small shops, clubs, restaurants, and anything else you could be looking for in a college town. I find myself looking more towards different ways to entertain myself. I like going to the theatre productions and orchestra concerts. The Georgia Museum of Art is always open, and there are all types of galleries downtown. Sports are also a huge part of the UGA culture. Everyone knows about the football team, and game days are a huge deal. However, a lot of people don't know that we have an AMAZING gymnastics team, and a ton of other sports teams that win championships all the time.

    Food and Dining

    From the moment you get on campus, you will hear about the meal plan and how great it is. All of the dining commons are all-you-can-eat buffets, the food is really great quality (no mystery meat here!), and there is a 24-hour dining hall. Sunday brunch is even better, with a chocolate fountain and live music. With all of these food options, it is important to keep an eye on your health, so the dining halls offer courses on healthy eating and weight management in the real-world.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are all being re-done, so most student have their own air-conditioning and remodeled rooms. I have a sibling who goes to a different school, and UGA's worst dorm is better than every dorm at the other university: the walls and floors are in good shape, the romos are bigger, the walls are thicker (less problems with noisy neighbors), and security is SO much better. Also, there is a really good sense of community in the freshman dorms because there are planned events for each dorm where you get to meet all of your neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors Program allows students to challenge themselves in smaller classes with more rigorous academic standards. These classes allow students to learn in a focused environment that goes more in-depth than the average lecture-style classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the Honors Program as soon as possible, because you will get smaller classes, better teachers, and the first choice of class schedules each year. Don't forget that once you get accepted, it is time to start learning again. Your senior year of high school is really tough to finish because many people get senioritus. However, you need to hit the ground running with studying because your grades influence everything on campus: when you apply for classes, scholarships, etc. Also, try to find a job the summer before you start classes, because spots fill up quickly and it is always nice to have some extra income.

    In three sentences

    I feel like UGA provides a good balance of academics and social life that helps create a well-rounded person. The downtown scene allows students to take a break from the stresses of classes, but when it comes to learning UGA provides a challenging environment that forces students to think in a new way. Overall I feel like this school is a good place for any incoming students, and there is always something to do, no matter your interests.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun here. Play a game of ball or swim to cool off. Hang out with friends or even walk the main strip in downtown Athens. It is also close to downtown Atlanta, so the fun is endless !!!

    Food and Dining

    I love the fact that there are so many different places to choose from. I can eat off campus and it is still close to the university. I also, love that there is a dining area that is open 24 hours a day and serves waffles.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are superb and i would say better than most that I have seen previously. I like how it is close to where I will work out at as well as dine. I also like how there is dorms with private bedrooms and private baths.

    Academic Rigor

    Take as many advanced and AP classes as possible without risking your GPA. Study hard for SAT and ACT because you have to score above average to get accepted. It helps to take accelerated foreign languages because of the diversity on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out your application early and you will not have to do an essay. Keep your grade point average above a 3.8 if possible. Make sure you take AP courses to challenge you and you have a better chance of being accepted.

    In three sentences

    The campus at the University of Georgia was enormous and has a lot of history and uniqueness. Students and faculty was very helpful and friendly. I am comfortable in knowing that I will receive a great education because of level of knowledge of the professors there.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are EVERYWHERE

    Greek Life

    Rush is a bit of a pain, but joining a sorority of frat is a great way to meet people. You do not even have to pledge, but can still meet people through rush.

    Clubs and Activities

    The CSO website has all the clubs listed. Always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    A lot of school spirit!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ringing the chapel bell. Snellebrate late night dining at the 24/7 dining hall.

    Bang for the buck

    School wise the cost is worth it. The dorm and meal plan fees are a bit outrageous but you are required to have them first semester. Living off campus is a lot cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, downtown shopping, inter-mural sports

    Food and Dining

    Not as good as a home cooked meal but there are four dining halls so there are plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Brumby, an all girls freshman dorm. The only problem other than being on top of a hill was the inability to control your room temperature. It was always extremely hot! Always felt safe and the security is good.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely have to keep up with your work. Some of the larger lectures don't require you to go to class but it is a good idea because sometimes power point slides are not posted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It is a huge campus so it can feel overwhelming at first. Everyone wants to help you and make your time at UGA fun and worthwhile.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a big campus, but I have always felt safe.

    Greek Life

    I have heard a lot of different opinions about greek life, but with so many people on campus, if you don't take a trip down greek row, you won't be missing too much.

    Clubs and Activities

    From dancing to Harry Potter fan clubs, UGA has it all.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for all types of students, but you have to be willing to go to a big SEC school and appreciate all the Southeast has to offer. College is what you make it, so make it your own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As many know, don't walk under the arch and always participate in the football game craziness.

    Bang for the buck

    The best affordable investment, especially for those GA residents. Try and get the HOPE scholarship if you can and try to keep it all 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    Athens has something for everyone. Don't be afraid to try out new hobbies or activities either, you never know what you might end up loving.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has by far the best meal plan I have seen across the state of GA. Enjoy it while it lasts and always be on the lookout for the fried chicken and double chocolate fudge cookies!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is wonderful and just how you may imagine it in your head. Living on campus your freshman year really puts the cherry on top of the real college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Though UGA may not be ivy-league, the course loads are challenging and are to be taken seriously. While in Athens, enjoy the community and give back through volunteering your time and getting to know the real Athens.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is an incredible academic and research institutions offering a wide variety of opportunities for their students both inside and outside the classroom. With time-honored traditions and an affordable institution compared to other in-state programs, UGA will provide unforgettable memories and the basis for successful careers.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    there is a reason the first year high rises are the cheapest

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared take breaks have tons of fun study hard

    In three sentences

    uga is no joke, but is does have one of the toughest science departments around. you have to know your stuff. memorizing the night before no longer works here.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I really have never felt a reason to worry about my safety on campus. Almost everywhere you go you will see security guards and campus police, making sure that everything is in order.

    Clubs and Activities

    With 500+ student organizations you will find your place. Some of the most popular student organizations include Humans vs. Zombies (a week of battling out, to see who will be the last Human), UGA Heroes (a fund-raising organization for young people with HIV/Aids) and University Union (a group that puts together most of UGAs entertainment such as Homecoming week festivities and Dawgs after Dark).

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great if you enjoy being around people, ALL the time! With 30,000+ students you are literally never alone. Unless you choose to be (in your room, behind closed doors).

    What to do for fun

    Athens and the UGA campus are full of exciting things to do daily. Even though UGAs academic rigor is top tier, you as student will always find something fun to do. With 500+ student organizations, greek life, and Downtown Athens, you really should never be bored. I can list individual ways to have fun, but that list would literally go on for days. Once you get involved around campus, you will find that there is always, always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    UGAs meal plans is one of the very best. From themed dinners to a 24-hour dining hall, there really isn't much else to ask for. You can enter the dining hall at anytime, an unlimited amount of times, and eat as much as you would like. There are four dining halls to choose from, and each one is unique in its own way. A bonus is having Snelling, the 24-hour dining hall. Hungry at 4am? Not to worry, Snelling is there!

    Dorm Life

    Overall UGAs dorms are nice. The Freshmen high-rises aren't the best, but for the little amount of time spent there it really doesn't matter. The freshmen dorms are part of the freshmen experience and actually help bring your class closer together. ECV dorms, or apartment style dorms, are considered the best dorms on campus. Community bathrooms can be scary, but after a while it becomes normal, and I promise, they are not that bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here can be extremely difficult; however, if you study hard and use your opportunities (making good use of time, asking questions and forming study groups) then an A is achievable!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get excited about the next chapter of your life! This University has a lot to offer. Take advantage of all the offers given to you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a fantastic school with many opportunities. Our academics are top notch and our student life is lively and vibrant. UGA is the place to be if you are a people person looking for success in the world ahead of you. Go DAWGS!

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go downtown. Find a group of friends to party with sometimes but not all the times. Also go to all Dawgs After Dawg events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as much as you can. Do not think any classes are too easy. Do not play around with academic dishonesty, it will destroy your life at Athens.

    In three sentences

    The best school ever. It it very challenging but if you put hard work in, you will get good grades back. It makes you a better person.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do during one's free time on and around the entire campus. Just ask around to find some of the most entertaining activities to diminish any boredom that may come your way.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls can be a student's best friends, to simply put it. From the award-winning specialties, there is always something for the most diverse population of students.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you stay on campus, dorm life can be of great use for those looking to meet fun new comrades.

    Academic Rigor

    I would not say that this university is a breeze, but with diligence and lots of studying, the load seems to lighten up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to map your classes before hand in order to reach your destination in a timely manner. Also, don't be afraid to venture out and do things outside of your comfort zone!

    In three sentences

    Personally, I rate it an astonishing 10 out of 10. The campus is such a vast, but crucial part in order to get to and fro. There is always something to take part in on and around campus.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Georgia has its own campus police, who are there to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff at all times. That said, one still must use normal caution when traveling at night or by oneself.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is HUGE at the University of Georgia. Many find Greek Life to be a way to connect to other students, have fun, and volunteer. If you are interested in going Greek, The University of Georgia is a great place to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    UGA has something for everyone. With over 500 student organizations and clubs, if you have an interest, there's probably a club for it. If there's not, you have the ability to start it with ease! There are activities for anyone and everyone, from sports to service and anthropology to zoology and everything in between, the University of Georgia has an unimaginably wide variety of clubs and activities to involve oneself in.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Georgia is a wonderful place for athletic types, intellectual types, activists, and art and music lovers. The University of Georgia has something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the best parts of the University of Georgia is the tradition that flows from North Campus. From the Chapel Bell, which is rung after victories, and even after other University-affiliated successes (successes of alumni), to the famous Arch and its curse for any undergraduate who passes under it, to the centuries-old buildings, North Campus is rich with history that instills pride in all of its students.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Georgia is a great institution for a great price, though tuition rates have risen significantly in recent years. It is still a great deal, though the bargain isn't what it used to be.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, which is known for its rich history and culture. Athens is home to a variety of artists and music, and there is ALWAYS (I mean ALWAYS) something to do. Concerts are ubiquitous, the sporting events at the University of Georgia are always entertaining, and UGA students often put on shows that involve dancing, acting, and much more. The University of Georgia also has a wonderful athletic center full of opportunities to get in shape or play sports with friends. With racquetball courts, a rockclimbing wall, and basketball courts, it is easy to find ways to kill time and have fun. There is a surplus of intramural opportunities, as well. Basically, if you attend the University of Georgia, you are never bored.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan and dining halls at UGA are some of the best in the country. Unfortunately, the price and plan options are sub-par. The meal plan is great for freshmen who must live on campus, but it is highly inconvenient if you move off campus. The food and selection is outstanding, one of the dining halls is 24 hours, and they are pretty accessible from most dorms. Bottom line - meal plan and dining halls are great for your first-year, but they are not convenient if you live off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms at the University of Georgia are better than others, but there are countless activities and tons of people to meet that will make dorm life exciting and easier to bear. The rooms are small, but if you play it right, you won't be in your room much at all - except to study, of course.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Georgia is renowned for its academic excellence, and it is not for the weak-minded or weak-willed individual. It takes commitment to classes and excellence to do well, but with hard work and the ability to prioritize, it is absolutely possible to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should really explore your major options, and take classes that you might not ordinarily consider. Sometimes the best classes are the ones you didn't plan to take. Also, get to know your professors. Their contacts will come in handy. Finally, don't slack off Freshman year. You never know when those core classes will come back to haunt you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has a spirited campus with many opportunities for students to get involved in service, sports, social activities, and almost anything else imaginable. With a sprawling, beautiful campus, there are endless things to do and see. The University of Georgia is a great choice for a student looking for a large university with endless opportunities.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. Just avoid walking alone at night and take responsibility of your safety.

    Greek Life

    I think Greek life is a great way to decrease the size of the campus. UGA offers the Panhellenic, National Panhellenic, and Multicultural Greek councils that give anyone the opportunity to chose which type of sorority or fraternity he or she would like to take part in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of activities and clubs to get involved in at UGA. There are clubs that correspond with majors and there are clubs are connected to community service. Almost anything can be found at UGA.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for students that enjoy being a part of something large. If you are somebody that loves seeing different people everyday, then the University of Georgia is right for you. It may be overwhelming at first, but as you get acclimated the campus seems so small. Even if you find a group of people that you always spend time with, you will never stop meeting somebody new.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The main tradition at UGA is that no one is to walk under the arch on North Campus. The myth is that any undergrad that walks under there before graduation will not graduate. Another tradition is the bell tower. Anyone can ring the bell whenever something exciting happens or just for fun. Of course, the SEC football tradition cannot be forgotten. GO DAWGS! I would definitely recommend any spot on North Campus to get away from the hustle and bustle of Athens. The Founder's Garden is very peaceful and has it's own natural fragrance thanks to the always blooming flowers.

    Bang for the buck

    Things in Athens are pretty expensive if you go downtown in order to shop and dine. However, there is a Walmart, a Target, and other common stores within the area that is about 5-10 minutes from campus. Most stores and restaurants have a student discount that makes things really easy for college students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in Athens. From the great food downtown at lunch time to the parties at night time. Athens is a small city that allows for big fun. You cannot do much downtown at night if you are not 21, but there are campus activities like Dawgs After Dark that offers an alternative to the party lifestyle often associated with the university. The sports events are also very fun. There are student discounts that give the students' pocket a break! Football is a must-go type of event as well as basketball, soccer, baseball, and many more Division 1 athletics.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UGA is very good. By the end of the first semester, the food gets redundant, but a good alternative is to switch up meals. The dining halls make it easy to create an type of dish whether it be chicken Alfredo or a custom wrap. Each dining hall offers a variety of food and I love it!

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus and in a dorm. It is a great way to meet people and it is very convenient with food and classes. All the dorms are within walking distance to every dining hall. The bus system will take you anywhere you need to go on campus in order to get to class. The rooms are small and there are community bathrooms in some dorms, but it is an experience that will teach you a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are an important concept at the University of Georgia; however, the classes will not consume your life as long as you create a balance. Procrastination is a habit that must be kicked in order to accomplish the best grades at UGA. No one is there to help you get on track and it is hard to get back on track after you have slacked off for quite a while. Cheating is not tolerated at all at UGA. The consequences are severe.

    Tips for prospective students

    Athens has so many things to offer. However, it is really easy to get caught up in the extracurricular opportunities at the school. I would advise students to get involved and have a good time with their college experience, but at the same time, realize that academics come first to all other activities. Take advantage of the many things offered and get out of your comfort zone by making different types of friends and doing a variety of things.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a great university that offers an array of opportunities to find your passion, meet many different individuals, and get an excellent education. The biggest thing that connects all 35,000 students is the pride in the big tradition of SEC football. I would not trade this school for any other.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've walked all around campus at all hours and never had a problem.

    Greek Life

    Milledge and Greek Park.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not walk under the arch or you won't graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens, Georgia Theatre, 40 Watt, Twilight, sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good here. Although like every student on meal plan, you kind of get tired of it regardless. There's 4 dining halls and one is open 24 hours Monday-Thursday.

    Dorm Life

    Last year was a little crowded due to overacceptance, but usually the dorms are fairly nice and a kept in good shape. The RA's are all awesome and some of the staff is cool.

    Academic Rigor

    You HAVE to study. One slip up and bye-bye HOPE, but this also depends on you major or what college you're in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the freshman dorms! You'll meet more people that way. The meal plan is great for your first year there and football games are the best!

    In three sentences

    Hard work, but very rewarding. Great social and music scene in downtown Athens. Fairly close to Atlanta.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Walking on campus is definitely a safe endeavor. During the daylight or at midnight, campus safety is a top priority to administration. There are not only campus police that patrol the area, but there are also Athens police who are waiting in the wings to aid anyone in need. The most dangerous thing on UGA's campus is the terrain. The hills on campus are killers, so wear your sneakers and bring a bottle of water because walking to class is uphill both ways!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UGA is thriving! Panhellenic sororities host many philanthropy events that involve food, fun, and helping good causes. You don't have to be involved with Greek Life to benefit from it. Any student can go through recruitment for Greek Life, and even those who choose not to be recruited attend their philanthropy events. There are also service sororities and fraternities, as well as religion-based Greek Life organizations on campus. You'll find on campus that no matter if a student is or is not involved in Greek Life, he or she is treated with the same respect given to everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    UGA has hundreds of student organizations. There are music societies, animal clubs, intramural sports, dance organizations, workout groups, and various other student associations. The best thing about UGA is if you cannot find an organization that fits your needs, you can create your own with the university! The only problem you may find with so many options is the inability to limit yourself from joining all of them!

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for all types of students! If you're focused on sports, there are plenty of games to watch and intramural teams to be involved with. If you're into music, there are music clubs and societies. If animals are your thing, join one of the many animal-oriented clubs. Literally, UGA has hundreds of student organizations, so you can definitely find your niche here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ringing of the Chapel Bell is one of the longest-standing traditions on campus. After UGA wins a game, people go to ring the bell. When seniors graduate, they ring the bell. When Organic Chemistry test grades are posted and the average grade is above a fifty, pre-med students ring the bell. There are many other traditions on campus, but the way to know the complete list is to get a G-Book when you arrive on campus as a student. In the free book, there are lists of traditions you should do every year of your college career at UGA.

    Bang for the buck

    For the money, UGA is a great investment! Many of their programs are ranked high in the country, and the school has been referenced at the Ivy League School of the South (maybe that's just a campus rumor, though). The price is rising to attend the university, but education costs are rising everywhere. Even if you aren't sure UGA is worth the cost for the academics, the environment and atmosphere are definitely worth it. Students at UGA enjoy their time here, and many never want to leave campus. Ask any graduating senior if the money spent at UGA was worth it, and I guarantee the answer will be yes.

    What to do for fun

    Besides the obvious football games, there are tons of fun things to do on campus! On one Friday night each month, the Student Union hosts Dawgs After Dark which keeps many students entertained without the use of alcohol! Most student organizations hold open meetings, which means you'll never have an excuse not to get involved on campus. Believe it or not, there are even other UGA sports! Most of the home games of non-football sports are free to students or are at a ridiculously low price. If watching sports isn't as entertaining to you as playing, there are dozens of intramural sports teams to play with! Unless you want to do nothing but sit in your room and watch TV, you will have fun at UGA. Heck, even the basic dorm channels are good enough that lounging in your room alone could be considered fun!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are a major plus at UGA! Bolton is regarded as the freshman dining hall; Snelling is open 24-hours during the week; O-house is both a dorm building and a dining hall with Hibachi made to order in front of you; and ECV (the dining hall, not the dorms) is known to be the best dining hall, catering to athletes, upper-class men and the occasional lost freshman with classes on East Campus. All four dining halls are phenomenal and will keep you full at all times! At UGA, the Freshman Fifteen is almost unavoidable.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are not completely dreadful, as some former residents would have you believe. Dorm life is what you make it. Spend time with your hall-mates, keep your door open, and keep food in a mini-fridge; and your dorm experience will be great!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging, but few are too hard for the average student to pass. Some of the science classes have been known to bring students to tears, but if all else fails, take those at a different school during the summer or hire a tutor! For the most part, free tutoring is available to all students in almost every subject!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard if you want to attend this university. The admission process is not difficult, but due to the school's popularity it is competitive. Take both the SAT and the ACT as many times as possible (only your best scores are seen), join extracurricular activities (shows initiative), become a leader in a club or sport (shows leadership abilities), and be yourself in your admission essays! Ask someone you know who goes to UGA how they feel about the school, or call the university and ask to speak with a student adviser.

    In three sentences

    UGA is one of those schools you hear about while growing up and sounds like a fairytale. The difference between fairytales and this University is that fairytales are too good to be true while UGA delivers on everything you've been told. From the student life to the football games, in the classroom or walking on the street, AdClub to the A Capella singing groups, the University of Georgia is a place where unbelievable stories happen and come to life.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have walked and rode bikes many a time past 12:00 at night around campus and have seen campus police around and have not ran into any trouble thus far. Be sure to travel in groups if you go downtown or off campus. and LOCK YOUR BIKES.

    Greek Life

    It's big here. I mean, you can meet people in them and get into more parties with the chance of getting more business contacts post-graduation....but really, there are plenty of people who are not involved with Greek...and have plenty of friends, contacts, opportunities for fun (without paying yearly dues!!)

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY ACTIVITIES. Like really, everyone can find SOMETHING to do here.

    Great for these types of students

    Research-interested students. Students looking for cultural diversity. Football-loving students. Outdoor-loving students. Hipsters. Party-goers. *remember...I identify at most with 2-3 of these at any given time...it's a great place even if you don't like football!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ringing the chapel bell after a victory. The Trifecta...just ask someone there and you will know about this daring late-night feat. Not walking through the arch.

    Bang for the buck

    For less than $20,000 (even lower with HOPE), it is a great school with many opportunities than are unrivaled with smaller state and private schools.

    What to do for fun

    DOWNTOWN FTW!!!! Well, that's what everybody says atleast...though I go to the #2 party school, I am not one who goes out every weekend, etc. etc. Honestly, I only went to 1 house party and it was alot of fun. Downtown is for some people, but not for all! What I really enjoyed about Athens was the close proximity to many outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, canoeing (broad river Bid Dogs on the River.) I am an out-doorsey type! Also, Ramsey fitness center...you could spend hours there...raquetball, swimming, indoor track, 2 full size weight gyms, basketball/indoor soccer courts.)

    Food and Dining

    Expensive meal plan. I rarely ate 3 full meals a day, but you pay for that. Go ahead and go with it if you are living on campus first year (a requirement, anyway) it is convenient and a great way to meet up with people.

    Dorm Life

    High rises are cramped and you share bathrooms with 50+ people. However, these people you become close with...especially in Creswell, Russel, Brumby. It's great to know people while walking amongst the thousands to class every day! However, even though the 30,000+ students may seem overwhelming, once you find your niche, it really doesn't seem that big. I had to use my phone GPS the first few months to get to classes...now I can zip there on my bike without second thought.

    Academic Rigor

    Intro-level Science classes are always dubbed the weed-out classes. Must be sure to take advantage of the tutoring. If you are doing something and think could I be studying or doing HW now? then do it...it probably is a sign that you need to work harder in that subject. Also, go to classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overload yourself your first year, I would suggest 12-14 hours. Even though advisers may advise to take me to graduate in 4 years ...you may hurt yourself in the long run with a over-zealous first year. Remember a degree that takes 5+ years with a better GPA and better experience is better than a 3-year quick degree with low GPA and no experience. Also, be sure to take advantage of the math and science tutoring. Time-Management is KEY.

    In three sentences

    It is an established and well-known University with high academic rigor. Many, many, many Majors to choose from. Even more activities, internships, and co-ops to get involved with.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I literally feel to safe on UGA'S campus sometimes! The campus police are always around if you need them and I have never been scared walking home late at night from the library. Also if there is a problem on campus then they are there right away to fix it

    Greek Life

    Again Greek Life is awesome! There are Traditionally white and historically black Greek organizations, multicultural Greek life, honors fraternities, and band Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of sororities and fraternities, clubs for every single ethnic background, club sports, and an outstanding recreational facility

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for students that are intellectual, foreign students and students that are looking to be challenged in a new environment. Students that are not willing to work hard need not apply

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really is out of order on this campus. UGA is honestly to corny to be unusual

    Bang for the buck

    For out of state students RIDICULOUS! I mean UGA is good but it is not worth what you have to pay for it. For in state students, well I don't know what you really are complaining about.

    What to do for fun

    BARS! BARS! BARS! And oh yeah more BARS! Athens has the best downtown compared to where I have been. There are also a lot of clubs for 18 and up. And also Dawgs After Dark is a fun event that the school throws for student and the themes are Carnival and 90s after dark just to name a few

    Food and Dining

    Food services is really great! Snelling hall is open 24 hours a day for 4 days out of the week. There are 4 different places to eat of campus so you have many options. They also have special dinners at least once a month from Beach day, to New Orleans food fest, and Superbowl Sunday dinner just to name a few

    Dorm Life

    ECV is really great! It is a mixture of out of state, in state, athletes and more! You can live here at all class rankings but if you can try to live in Rooker Hall. All the events happen in this building and its easy to get your mail. Don't live in Creswell or Reed halls, they have a rat infestation

    Academic Rigor

    The academic expectations at UGA are super high so if you don't have a good work ethic coming out of high school, develop one! At UGA you will work harder than you ever have before to get a A

    Tips for prospective students

    Keeping your grades up is a must! Also take several visits to the school if you can so you can take your time viewing the campus, dorms and study areas. Finally future students should look out for hidden costs such as laundry fees, event tickets, and educational fees

    In three sentences

    I would give the University of Georgia 4 out of 5 stars. The education that students receive is outstanding but the scholarship chances for out of state students are not available

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Is this a party school?

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always travel with a friend or two.

    What to do for fun

    Dawg's after dark events are always fun. It is once a month but so worth attending.

    Food and Dining

    Walking to the dining halls all the time is a pain.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life. This is where i met my best friends in college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are hard and challenging but also teaches you things that will stay in your brain for years to come.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take chemistry if you don't enjoy it. Don't slack off in beginning. Do not have too much fun.

    In three sentences

    This is a fun and academically challenging school. Chemistry is the hardest class ever, but it is worth it. The campus is open and friendly to visitors and students alike.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All the dorms have security guards that patrol the area all night long, and during the day I feel completely safe being alone anywhere on campus. Even at night I feel pretty safe walking around, but I usually have a friend with me just for peace of mind. Overall, though, I've never felt unsafe on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're an in-state student on the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship, then you're definitely getting your money's worth. Even if you're not, you're STILL getting your money's worth! Go to the fitness center, go to dorm events, eat three meals a day on your dining plan... if you and your parents are paying for it, then feel free to milk UGA for all it's worth!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is literally right next to campus. There are a lot of coffee shops, restaurants, and stores downtown, but that isn't the only place you can go. There are movie theaters on both sides of town, and local restaurants are scattered all over Athens. There's pretty much always an organization hosting some kind of event, both on weeknights and weekends. There's definitely not a lack of things to do if you look for them!

    Food and Dining

    UGA Food Services has won a whole bunch of fancy awards for a reason! There are gazillions of options in all the dining halls. You can get pizza, stir fry, chicken, hamburgers, sandwiches, burritos, and other things every day, and then there's also a main line in each dining hall where the food changes each day. Snelling is open 24 hours during the week, so it's great to go there and hang out or study really late... because who doesn't crave waffles in the middle of the night? :)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome! The Resident Assistants and professional staff are knowledgeable, and every community has a 24-7 desk that's always open in case you lock yourself out or have any issues, even at 3 AM. My RA was really friendly, and she would have hall parties with stuff like decorating t-shirts and making cookies that we could come to if we wanted a chill break in the evenings during the week. People can be loud sometimes, but it's really not bad. There are rules in the dorms about quiet hours, etc., so if there's ever a really serious issue, you can talk to an RA and get things resolved.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, but if you're a dedicated student and you don't let yourself slack off too much, you'll make the grades you want. Professors are generally really helpful and available for you to talk, even in big lecture classes. Speaking of big lecture classes, you probably won't have that many of them (despite popular belief), and even if you do they're not as bad as they may seem. As long as you're decently disciplined with your time, you'll be fine in classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out what it is you're passionate about. Is it serving others? Is it art? Food? Yo-yo tricks? Whatever it is, make sure you'll be able to chase it while you're in college! When you're looking at UGA (or any school), do a lot of research and get a pretty big amount of insight into the clubs, activities, and of course majors that interest you. That way, you'll know if it's what you want before you commit!

    In three sentences

    My professors, advisors, and peers are all wonderful. I can't say enough about how beautiful campus is, and there are so many cool traditions to experience on campus and off campus throughout the city of Athens. UGA is a big school, yes, but there are SO many opportunities to get involved in activities and organizations that you're passionate about!

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the first few weeks of classes, you'll see police out in abundance. Don't jaywalk in front of park hall (you'll get a ticket from the motorcycle, I've seen it happen). Also, don't speed on River Road as there is always a cop sitting by the Frat houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many. If you're interested in something, chances are there is a group on campus that you can really connect with.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure as a Freshman you go ring the chapel bell after a winning home game. It has to be rung all night!

    Bang for the buck

    It's UGA, so it's going to be relatively pricey. But if you take advantage of your dorm, meal plan, and of course go to ALL your classes and talk to your professors it's totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    You're in Athens! Your RA and other RA's will always have programs running in your dorm that you can go to. Downtown has loads of restaurants, shops, and other cool things to see. The intramural fields are always open and the trails are great for walking/running. Just get out there!

    Food and Dining

    Choices galore! Since I lived in Reed, my roommate and I normally went to Snelling or ECV. O-House is also pretty good, but can be cramped (they're doing construction on it now, so it's going to get a little bigger). Bolton has a really great breakfast if you have time to eat. All in all, if you can't find something to eat at every meal, there is a problem.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Reed Hall, so I didn't have a typical Freshman dorm experience. Reed is a smaller, mostly upperclassman dorm. It's right next to the stadium so it's really nice on game days. It's also VERY quiet and you rarely hear any noise other that your next door neighbor. The only down sides to Reed is it's pretty far away from the Freshman dorms, so the since of community isn't as strong. Also, it's about a 10-15 minute walk to all the dining halls.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at UGA is expected. Some courses are easier that others, but it depends on what your strengths are. Really work to balance your schedule so you're not loaded down with a ton of hard classes and overwhelm yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get a planer--and write EVERYTHING in it so you don't get behind or miss due dates. Organization is your friend! Also, get to know your adviser--look at the bulletin and come into your first advising appointment with a plan and show yourself willing to work (they like that). As a Freshman, you'll probably have a few huge lecture classes; if possible, get to know your professor. If you can't connect with your large lecture professor, connect with your TA and the professor's in your smaller classes as most of them are overly willing to help you!

    In three sentences

    I have had such an amazing experience at UGA already and that' only with my Freshman year under my belt. Athens has such a variety of things to offer students and you're sure to be able to find a home. It's an adjustment moving to college, but UGA was a great one for me!

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Greek Life

    Awesome, but not the only option.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything under the sun

    Great for these types of students

    Greek life kids, Townies

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do NOT walk underneath the arch located in downtown Athens. If you walk under it as an undergrad, apparently you will never graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Most students are on HOPE scholarship. Awesome price for great education.

    What to do for fun

    Go out in downtown Athens.

    Food and Dining

    SO GOOD. Smoothies, pizza, burgers. prepare for freshman 15...

    Dorm Life

    Reasonable dorms, great place to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor depends on which major you choose, any science major is most difficult. Other majors such as psychology is less challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management; be able to balance out school and fun. You will work all of your life, but only be in college for 4 years...or 5 if you're lucky :)

    In three sentences

    Located in the exciting town of Athens, Georgia. Courses are challenging, but not impossible. A degree from University of Georgia will get you far in any aspect of work.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is the safest place in Athens.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many activities take up a large amount of time, such as the Redcoat marchig band, but these activities are well worth it. Those involved in activities meet many people!

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is especially great for those who enjoy a city environment at their school. It is also wonderful for those interested in Greek life or study abroad programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most traditions will be displayed at orientation. Remember not to walk under the arch unless you graduate, and don't be afraid to ring the chapel bell on north campus every time you have any sort of victory in your life!

    Bang for the buck

    Your advisor will help you with any additional questions you may have. It is important to take advantage of this so you can stay on top of registration as well as scholarships and career plans. Take advantage of all the resources at UGA, because they're granted to you through all of your fees! This includes the career center, Ramsey workout center, and the online research library!

    What to do for fun

    Students can attend recitals for free, and they can get discounts on most concerts and plays. The downtown area in Athens also provides numerous activities for students, including restaurants, scenery, and vintage shops!

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is a great an convenient choice for those living on campus as well as first-years.

    Dorm Life

    Take advantage of your dorm experience by getting involved in the activities your RA plans.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA's course work is challenging. It is crucial to stay focused on your studies in order to achieve academic success!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should take into consideration the many hills on the campus as well as the university size. It is important that you choose a school best suited to you. I encourage anyone interested in the university to apply, because there are numerous opportunities and resources here which make UGA a uniquely great choice for a school. Remember to take advantage of professor-rating websites when registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is especially fit for those interested in a large university. The advantages of this university's size is the numerous and diverse opportunities for students. This includes internships, jobs, study abroad programs, and extracurricular activities.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The large freshman dorms have a 24 hour staff that checks I.D.s and a hand scanner is used to insure the students' safety. The smaller dorms also have a hand scanner. The campus is well lit at night and the bus system runs till 2 so students can be dropped off to the specific dorms.

    Clubs and Activities

    UGA has plenty to offer in the clubs department. With over 500 clubs available a student will have something that sparks his/her interest. Many of the student led organization have more leniency and the student body have more power (compared to high school).

    Great for these types of students

    There is an awesome music scene in Athens.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A current or perspective student is advised not to walk under the Arch on North Campus because s/he will not graduate in four years.

    Bang for the buck

    The $2 admission to a Gym Dawg competition is worth its money. With fireworks and thumping music, the award winning gymnastics team gives its audience a show.

    What to do for fun

    Athens provides plenty of entertainment. The dorms will hold socials and so will the Student Government. Downtown Athens has plenty of cute boutiques and bookstores. The Botanical Gardens are close so a student could observe nature.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls have won awards for offering delicious dishes. The directors provide fun themes for the dining halls during the year. The money is well spent because they provide a variety of fresh food throughout the day as many times as the student wants.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia does a very good job with it's dorms. The three large freshman dorms provide an outlet to socialize. The history of the dorms provide a conversation starter because the dorms have been there for so long. The Resident Assistants in the halls are always welcoming and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class, academic rigor is intense. The large classrooms do not obligate a close professor/student relationship so it is up to the student to initiate a relationship.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not assume it's just partying, studying goes on in those dorms. You get what you put into the college experience because nothing becomes mandatory. Do not be afraid to make new friends from different interests and backgrounds.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia is outstanding at welcoming students into its campus. It's a great balance between fun and academics because the college offers opportunities and Athens provides a safer college town. University of Georgia has a great sense of pride and it's exemplified through the bulldawgs placed throughout campus and its student body.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown and look for all the parties.

    Food and Dining

    LET THE BIG DAWG EAT. You're going to love anywhere you eat.

    Dorm Life

    The best place is ECV, I luckily got picked to live their my freshman year. But Payne and Reed Hall are good halls for Freshman's.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA might be a school of fun but do not play around with classes, science, math and engineering are hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the SAT and ACT with the intent of getting over a 1700 and above. Make sure your work ethic is up to par for a lot of work.

    In three sentences

    Best School Ever. If you want a school thats great academically and is a lot of fun, UGA is the place. If you want to be part of a friendly environment at school, UGA is the place.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't heard not heard of any incidents, but be cautious if you participate in night life. Use your common sense!

    Greek Life

    is in abundance

    Clubs and Activities

    Dance teams, sororities, fraternities. So MANY clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Cultural, Southern, sport fans, well-rounded, go-getter, smart, Greek.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch! Ring the bell anytime you would like to celebrate, especially on game days.

    Bang for the buck

    Not on the pricey side, but if you can eligible, acquire HOPE or Zell!

    What to do for fun

    Dawgs after Dark. Join a club or sports team! Take a class for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Best food service, hands down. You'll want a meal plan if you attend UGA. Dining halls hold special events and smoothies are superb.

    Dorm Life

    Between RAs, CAs, and hall mates, you'll feel right at home! Most dorms are a little older, but you cannot beat new friendships made. Dorms hold special events within corridors from time to time, which are alot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    You must stay on top of your work. It's easy to make B's, but you must work hard for A's!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. Do your work first. Friends will be there and I guarantee you will meet many!

    In three sentences

    There is an array of life to be had at UGA. From sports to cultural endeavours, you will find at all at this university. Not to mention academics are of high quality as well.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games in the fall, downtown shopping, the legendary GA Theater, Twilight bike weekend in the spring. There is so much to do. Not to mention we're one of the top party schools!! ;-)

    Food and Dining

    UGA has one of the best dining hall experiences in the nation. We have four dining halls and that includes the 24-hour Snelling!! The food i all you can eat buffet and there is a different menu every day of every week! It is the best!

    Dorm Life

    Housing works so hard to make dorm life unbeatable! Amenities, cleanliness and programs make living on-campus so worth it!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major will change this rating, but al of the professors I have had at UGA have demanded the best out of their students and pushed us to achieve more than we knew we could.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to maximize your experience at the University of Georgia, get involved with activities and people you wouldn't normally. This will open your eyes to so much more than what you already know. Another huge tip is to get to know your professors, you will need a recommendation letter one day so you have to stand out in a class of 300 students.

    In three sentences

    I give University of Georgia a solid A due to the fact that it is one of the best large universities that can still make you feel as though you stand out. Attending the University of Georgia will give you the best immersion in diversity that goes beyond skin deep. UGA has the perfect combination of social and academic life with many opportunities to get involved in and challenging academic courses.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of cops around and the campus.

    Greek Life

    Have not been involved in Greek life so I can't really give a comment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well tailgating isn't an unusual tradition but it is a huge on at UGA. The roads are really hard to get down around the campus on game day. Ringing the Chapel bell after a win is a great occasion though. Makes you feel like you truly belong to the college.

    Bang for the buck

    It may be on the expensive side but the college puts on concerts and student oriented events and so many opportunities with travel and clubs that you feel like you're getting what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Exploring downtown is a lot of fun. Getting involved with a club however is great because they'll have something to do as a group for people who like to do stuff you enjoying doing as well.

    Dorm Life

    I base this star level on what I've heard from other people. I didn't have to live in a dorm because I transferred to UGA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! The classes aren't so hard that they'll make your life miserable so long as you study regularly and go to class. Do not be afraid to talk to your teachers if you have a problem because they are the best ones to talk to. Get involved in the UGA way of life it's wonderful and it can open many doors for you in the future.

    In three sentences

    I love this college. It has challenging classes and very helpful teachers. The environment is wonderful and there are many opportunities to take advantage of.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University of GA attracts a large, yet talented (and unique) group of new students every year. Because it is such a vast campus in both area and student population size, hardly a day passes by without an exciting day. Academically, professors and teaching assistants alike strive to make themselves for all students.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA has there own police system and they react fairly quickly when notified. Also, there is an alert system that notifies all the students by sending a text/call to their cell phones.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600 clubs. There is bound to be something that you like, like the cereal club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of unusual traditions at UGA. One would be the unsaid tradition of taking an apple from Bolton Dining Commons and trying to throw it into the trash can at the bottom of the hill in 3 tries.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities hosted through out the year. You'll never be bored if you get out of your dorm, and UGA is located in downtown Athens.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining commons with a very large selection of delicious food. They have won many awards.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is when you make most of your friends. The people on the same hall as you will be with you for the whole term, so get to know them!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor can be very challenging and it can be doable, depending on what classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy. Stretch your boundaries and get to know others. Your college years are some of the most important times in your life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a large school with many people you can talk and make friends with. The people there are really friendly and are willing to help whenever you are in need. Overall, UGA is an amazing school with many different people.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I'm not sure if we actually have any of those Emergency things on campus, but there is Campus Police and they give out the number at Orientation and it's also online. I've never had to call them, but I do see them all around campus so I feel safe.

    Greek Life

    UGA has so much to offer when it comes to Greek Life. Be a part of the IFC, Panhellenic, MGC or NPHC. http://greeklife.uga.edu/ For more information, talk to someone in the Greek Life Office downstairs in Tate.

    Clubs and Activities

    Honestly, everything I can say is somewhere on this link. UGA has so many different types of clubs and activities and I can only list a dozen. http://www.ugainsider.uga.edu/involvement.html

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out the G Book for some great ideas on how to really enjoy your time at UGA and see the sights on campus. Ringing the Bell, Dawgs After Dark, and all that good stuff.

    What to do for fun

    UGA has everything to offer on so many different levels. You can look up the organizations on campus (there are HUNDREDS). If you're interested in Greek life, intramural sports or even Quidditch if you're a Potter fan. Downtown is a great spot to spend time at, just don't go overboard and end up at Buddha on a Tuesday. It's about graduating, remember?

    Food and Dining

    O-House was my favorite place because it was right by the freshmen dorms. Bolton was my favorite studying spot, as well as the basement in Snelling. If you're on the meal plan, use it. Enjoy it. But warning: it gets old fast. And the 7-Day meal plan is kinda useless on Sundays so I would honestly just get the 5-Day and go to the Tate Cafe or Wingsters on the weekends if you want to save $300+. On a completely biased note, I work at The Village Summit on East Campus and it has got to be one of the best dining halls on campus. It's right by Ramsey and it has more healthier options than everywhere else. I love it!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Brumby my freshmen year... not the best experience but I developed some really close ties to some amazing girls - 3 of them will be my roommates next year. Don't be that person no one knows on your hall. Socialize. And don't be a terrible roommate if you do end up sharing a room with someone. You're going to be round them for extended periods of time: try to get along and compromise whenever you're able to.

    Academic Rigor

    There's a reason why it's a big deal if you get into UGA. It's not an easy school, but there are easy classes and easy teachers. When you get advised make sure you're signing up for A) the right classes and B) on track to graduate. Like I said before, Koofers can be your best friend if you use it correctly. If you're going to take summer classes, I recommend being a transient student somewhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to football games! I've never been to one but I literally lived next door to the stadium and not purchasing tickets was my biggest regret. Look up your teachers on Koofers and RateMyProfessor! Also, don't have an intense workload. Try to balance it out. Don't worry about graduating in four years! Enjoy the time you're there. Four years can fly by so fast. Get involved and meet people (but make sure you graduate).

    In three sentences

    I'm an upcoming junior and I have to say the past few years at the University of Georgia have been perhaps the best experience of my life. The friends I've made and the connections that I have established are definitely worth the ridiculous tuition increases.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    play the keyboard, some computer programming, attend church activities, read books

    Food and Dining

    It has 4 5-star dining commons. Food is very hearthly

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and there are a variety to choose from. There are always activities to do and go to on campus for students who live on dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes most of the time are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study early for exams. Search the professor online before signing up for a particular course.

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus. It has a lot of majors to choose from. The students are very friendly.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is rich with culture and variety. Check it out with a group of friends! North campus is also a beautiful place to tour and take pictures at, especially during the Spring.

    Food and Dining

    The food was great! UGA's meal plan is so convenient and it's always nice being able to stop by a dining hall real quick on the way to class for an ice cream cone. You'll make many new friends in the dining halls and they're always a great place to cram for a test or take a quick power nap!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life was not bad at all. I never enjoyed the community bathrooms, but this isn't a five star hotel you're signing up to live in for a year. If you have a good roommate, you can get through the dorming quite easily!

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, I had seriously underestimated UGA. I did not realize that it would be as challenging as it proved to be, especially the science classes. However difficult it is, it is not impossible though and can be mastered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard but be sure to take out some time to have fun too. I bogged myself down in the books and did just about the same as students who studied and had fun. Make good decisions and don't take the freedom for granted.

    In three sentences

    I was first very skeptical about attending the University of Georgia for many reasons. It's size was the main reason I was so skeptical. However, once I started as a student here, I felt like the campus really shrinks once you start to get to know it. I always see so many familiar faces on my way to classes and you'd think that this would be impossible on a campus of over 30,000 students!

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA has a fantastic alert system via text to alert the students of weather or safety issues and the police is also great and helpful!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really evident on campus. I was not part of greek life, but there are different sororities and fraternities for any type of person.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was involved with Relay for Life and that is just one of the many clubs you can get involved with! There are so many option to choose from! It's also not hard to get involved because the clubs really make themselves known to the students!

    Great for these types of students

    I really think any type of student can find a niche in Athens and at UGA, because there is such a diverse population of students. Probably wouldn't recommend for people who like small schools, however, it is all up to the student to make the school as big or small as they want it to be (by living off-campus or being really involved with everything)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Downtown is a huge things, we have the Georgia Theater and the 40 Watt and many other music venues, and the music scene in Athens has a lot to do with the culture of Athens. There is the Arch that is also close to downtown on north campus, that you can't walk under until you graduate, or else you wont graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    Books can be pretty expensive, and so is the school, but if you keep HOPE (if you live in Georgia), you can really afford this school.

    What to do for fun

    Do inter murals! they are so fun! I played ultimate frisbee and it's really fun. There's also a group called Phi Slam and they throw huge non-alcoholic parties with cool themes, whether you drink or don't drink, these parties are fun dance parties and the the members of Phi Slam are awesome people.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has some of the best dining halls and i really enjoyed ECV dining hall because of their great choices in healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends on how involved you are willing to get, but UGA offers a lot of dorm building events and really tries to get a good community going, as do the Resident Assistants.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    University of Georgia is a tough school, it requires studying and attending the classes, however, the school offers many different extra curricular activities and fun clubs to get involved in, as i suggest you should do. I also recommend that you do your research on the professors for your classes, it can really make a difference.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia is a prestigious school and offers many different things for the diverse population of students there. The school accurately measures the student's capacity to learn and apply by creating challenging and interactive classrooms. UGA is a great school for people who aren't sure what they want to do because of the many different major opportunities.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of security and Athens is great

    Clubs and Activities

    everything

    Great for these types of students

    competitive, confident, and fun

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't go under the arch until after you graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    TUITION if a HOPE scholar

    What to do for fun

    FOOTBALL, GO DAWGS!

    Food and Dining

    The food services at UGA have been ranked by the Princeton Review in the top 5 nationally. Many students loving off campus buy food plans because the food is good and economical as well.

    Dorm Life

    Not known yet; haven't moved in

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classmates from HS who were accepted into UGA had GPA's above 4.0, SATs above 2000, ACT's above 29, and 8 - 14 AP classes. UGA turned away some other classmates who graduated in the top of our class. The academic rigor needed to get in and continue at UGA is high.

    Tips for prospective students

    UGA will look at your academic standing, test scores, GPA, rigor of courses (usually need 7-8 AP courses), extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership abilities. Be actively involved in high school and your community.

    In three sentences

    UGA has become more competitive academically because of the HOPE scholarship. UGA has been ranked by Princeton Review as 8th out of the 10 best value colleges nationally. UGA's business program is highly ranked nationally as well.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus officers surround the campus to prevent outsiders or insiders from causing trouble. When there is a problem, every student is notified on what to do to stay safe.

    Greek Life

    A waste of money. Why pay hundreds of dollars a semester to make friends? Be outgoing! Make some on your own.

    Clubs and Activities

    An outstanding way to get involved with the school. UGA has over 36,000 undergraduate students. This can be a little overwhelming for some people, so get involved with a club that sparks your interest and have fun!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student that consistently takes great notes, become a note-taker for a student in need. They pay students who participate $80 per student every semester. There's no extra work. Just take your notes and make a printed copy for the student you're helping. Easy money!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UGA has a four day weekend every year for the Georgia v. Florida game. We get that Friday off so that students may travel to the game. Odd? Why yes. Yes it is.

    Bang for the buck

    It is crazy expensive to go here. There are fees left and right that students are required to pay for random things even if they never use them.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club! Not a Greek affiliated one, but a club that sparks your interest. There are hundreds of clubs to choose from that range from singing to cooking and have weekly or monthly activities for its members.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining halls are awesome! With four different locations, each dining hall has its own unique menu. My only complaints about it are the price and the unchanging menu. I would recommend getting the meal plan as a freshmen, but not for the years after.

    Dorm Life

    At UGA, all first year students are required to live on campus. With over ten dorms to choose from, UGA offers a variety of different styles suitable for every student. I, personally, was not a huge fan of dorm life. I was put into what is known as supplemental housing, which is a study room made into a dorm with four to six people in it. We also had to share a bathroom with everyone else on our floor. While it was not the best living situation, it built on to the Freshmen Experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I took AP classes in high school and felt like those courses truly prepared me for what I am dealing with in college. Compared to other students, my academic rigor is high because I am wanting to graduate a year early. I take eighteen hour course loads and work hard to obtain A's in my courses. The school can be hard because of what the professors expect of you, but if you try your best, you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very difficult to get in at the moment, so my advice would be to apply early! Do not be discouraged if your application is deferred, just re-apply during regular decision. This will show the admission board how dedicated you are to getting into this school. Also, have a plan. You do not want to waste time and money taking classes that do not benefit you in the end. Have an idea about what you want to do, take all of the core classes, and then make your decision. Having a plan makes it easier because you have a goal to reach. UGA provides each student with an Academic Advisor that is there to help guide you through the process. Don't sweat it!

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a top-notch university when it comes to furthering your education. In my experience, teachers are engaged in their jobs and willing to help students in any way possible. UGA also makes the college transition easier on students through the abundance of programs to help students balance their work, manage their time, and excel in their courses.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Saturday in Athens! Definitely don't miss out on attending football games in the fall because they are completely awesome! Downtown Athens offers several local venues to eat and enjoy local musical talent.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has four dining halls: ECV, Bolton, O House, and the 24 hour one, Snelling. The food is great! All you can eat, manyyyyyy different selections. Get ready to gain the freshman 15 :)

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen dorms suck, honestly. The living conditions are traditional style, meaning two twin beds in one room with one community bathroom on each hall. HOWEVER, the freshman dorm experience is one most people wouldn't trade for the world. The connections and relationships that are formed during this time are long lasting.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are only as hard as you make them. With that being said, go to class, pay attention, take good notes, and you're good to go!

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose the school you feel is best. Take a campus visit, sit in on classes, go to the dining to really get a sense of if this has the potential to be your home for the next four of five years!

    In three sentences

    UGA has been a great college experience for me so far. Even though the student population is well over 30,000, there are several different ways to drastically cut that number, like joining a sport, organization or fraternity/sorority. I believe there's something for everyone at the University of Georgia!

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus policemen patrolling the town.

    Greek Life

    There are so many fraternities and sororities, there's a big chance there is one for you!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities, probably anything you can think of. And if that club doesn't exist, create it!

    Great for these types of students

    People who can make friends easily are sure to love it here. Also, people who like to be challenged, learn new things, and never like to be bored.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions that students like to complete before graduating. For instance, at least once, everyone should jump in the fountain in north campus. Also, take a picture with each of over 40 bulldog statues placed around Athens. And be sure not to walk under the arches until you graduate, that's bad luck !

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but hey, what college isn't? Plus, you're not only paying for education, but networking connections, opportunities, and different experiences.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on. Whether it is greek events, club meetings, or social gatherings, there is always something to do,

    Food and Dining

    At UGA we don't call it the freshman 15, we call it the freshman 40! It is buffet style and the food is exquisite, but it will be there all year so don't overdo it.

    Dorm Life

    It's a great experience. You are always surrounded by people, it's never boring. The only downside might be community bathrooms: wear shower shoes!

    Academic Rigor

    It can be hard, but not impossible. Plus, there are so many resources like office hours, free tutoring, and study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused! There will be so many distractions, but set out time for studying too.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a great school! It is really big , but that provides more opportunities for you to meet new people. The classes can be big too, but the teachers are always willing to help.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of it, UGA has it. And then some. I learned about a sport thousands of years old called Toli. The classroom is not the only place where you will learn new things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most well known tradition of UGA is not walking under the arch until you graduate. It is said that if you are unfortunate enough to walk under the arch before your time, you won't graduate!

    Food and Dining

    You will not only grow spoiled with the wonderful food available at any of the four UGA Dining Halls, you will also grow a little around the middle if you're not careful. They don't call it freshmen fifteen for nothing!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so fun! You will make so many new friends, share numerous new experiences, and the on campus convenience is unbeatable!

    Academic Rigor

    Not only are the classes challenging, the professors of UGA are WILLING to help you. All you have to do is ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard! The harder you work freshman year, the easier your later years at college will be.

    In three sentences

    The best part about UGA is that it has something for everyone. If you are all business, no problem, classes will keep you plenty busy. If you like to immerse yourself with extra curriculars, the many clubs, sports, and people of UGA will definitely find a way to appease your adventurous side!

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs on campus! There is something for everyone, it is just up to the students to go and join.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who can balance their time well, those who are sociable, and those who stand out among a crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dressing up for games is a big tradition and ringing the chapel bell to celebrate personal victories are just a few of the many traditions at the University of Georgia.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is well worth the quality education you will receive.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown! For fun you can go to parties, attend activities put on by the university, or simply hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Georgia is well know for their fabulous food services! It is really top of the line. It is all you can eat and there is no limits on how much you can eat. There is even one dining hall that stays open all night!

    Dorm Life

    Within the dorms you meet a lot of people and form everlasting friendships! Things may get noisy and busy with visitors, but always having someone to talk to is exciting.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is present and the work load is not easy. Studying and forming study groups with classmates are always a huge help. Make sure you give your brain a rest and do something fun every so often.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should study hard and never put social life over academics. Have fun and be sure to explore the campus and all it has to offer. The campus is big and there are thousands of people, so find your niche.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a great school filled with lots of pride and tons of tradition! This school is big in size but still has that southern appeal. Go Dawgs!

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Creswell Hall has a reputation for bad things going down. Some of the frats and sororities, too. Avoid them if you don't want to have too much uncontrollable drama in your life. But if you practice common sense, you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in the Greek life, so I don't know much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, so many people, so many options. Environmental clubs, improvisation clubs, art, music, math, chess clubs, professional associations, all the way down the line. If it's not there, you can make it.

    Great for these types of students

    Every kind. There are so many people who and the population is so diverse, you can't help but find people to connect with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I can remember.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're getting an undergraduate degree, UGA is one of the cheapest (4-year) colleges in the South. It's very common here, so if you turn up with a UGA diploma, no one will sniff at you, but they won't bat an eyelash either.

    What to do for fun

    Check out GORP - the outdoor programs at the Ramsey Center. Get involved with a club. Go downtown and catch some music. Watch a movie at Cine or at Tate (for $1). Check out the billboards in the SLC; there's always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    If you're lazy, there's a lot of on-campus dining options. They are expensive, though, and cafeteria food will never be that great. Save money, learn to cook.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the Myers dorm, and then the Mary Lyndon dorm. There are definite upsides to living off-campus (privacy, not so much noise), but I still made my best friends in the dorms my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    I never felt like I was completely out of my league here (except with math, but that's a personal problem). For anything that seems to daunting, there are always resources available to help you get through it.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's a lot of people here, which means there are a lot of opportunities for making new friends, networking, volunteering and getting worthwhile life experiences. Don't waste all your time in class.

    In three sentences

    Number one party school in the Southeast for a reason. The frats and sororities share the town with hipsters and musicians. Something here for everyone.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Swimming in the fountain by Herty field is a norm. Snellabrating after a long night studying at Snelling Dining hall is like having a Waffle House visit at 3am: SO delicious.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially if you have HOPE, paying around 10,000 a year for this school is not bad at all!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus. Football games, basketball games, baseball games are always fun. Once a month, UGA hosts Dawgs after Dark which is a FREE carnival basically with tons of free delicious food. UGA even has an on campus movie theater with some of the latest movies. You can go to the gym and get your work out on. There are always concerts in town and that the school sponsors. There are tons of inter-mural sports you can join for all levels and all activities. Downtown Athens has tons of bars and restaurants to explore.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are amazing! There are hundreds of options, and some things are even custom made right in front of you. The great thing is that you can go to the dining halls an unlimited number of times in a day. Snelling is open 24 hours, and after 12am its breakfast food all night! Joe Frank Harris has some of the best food, with custom smoothies.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone's dorm experience is going to be different. There's the Hill Community, where dorms are larger and peaceful and you are super close to main campus. The freshman high rises, where there are always people around and about. East Campus Village which is filled with athletes and upperclass men, tucked away for main campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor at UGA is definitely not going to be as easy as high school, but it is not impossible. Its important to balance everything you have going on in order to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    UGA is getting difficult to get into with all the competition. To be completely safe with the odds, I would recommend at least an 1800 SAT or 30 ACT. At least 5 AP classes. Not to say that you have no hope if you don't have these credentials because you absolutely still have a chance if you don't.

    In three sentences

    UGA is that place that you visit, and don't want to leave. The food is amazing, the people here are so nice, and the atmosphere here is so relaxed. What I love about UGA is that not everything is about academics. People love to enjoy themselves here.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I love the fact that there are taxi services on campus that will pick you up from parties and bring you home if you are too intoxicated. I'm sure many lives have been saved.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life blew me away. I've always watched movies about sororities and fraternities stepping, but to see it in person was an amazing experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club/organization for EVERY personality. And if there isn't one already, you are encouraged to start your own!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I LOOOOOVE football season. There's something breathtaking about waking up early Saturday morning to get dressed in red & black, tailgate, and come together will all of your friends and peers to cheer on an amazing team. It's such a great experience. GO DAWGS!!

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest, UGA is pretty expensive, and because it is a big university, it seems like they charge you for EVERYTHING. Lol but I think at the end of the day, the love and respect for attending/graduating from this college is worth every dime. And it's a pretty amazing college, so I think it's definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are millions of things to do here; there's something great going on every night, so you never get bored. If you like health and fitness, the gym is amazing, and there are workout and dance classes that can help to steer you in the right direction

    Food and Dining

    The food is beyond amazing. If I remember correctly, UGA is ranked #3 in America for finest dining halls. They stay clean and the atmosphere is nice... & Believe me, the food is GOOD.

    Dorm Life

    Although freshman dorms aren't the biggest, they provide you with the freshman experience. Here you meet tons of people that you can relate to that will support you in what you're dealing with. Here is where you make friendships that last a lifetime. And once you get through those dorms, you can enjoy the upperclassmen dorms. ECV is my favorite, check it out! :)

    Academic Rigor

    I can't lie, UGA is hard. It definitely challenges you in every way possible. No class seems easy. But most classes are also fun and there are tons of people to help you out.. Tutors, mentors, friends. As long as you keep focused and work hard, you can do it!

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for a prospective student would be to try new things. Get into different clubs and organizations. Get to know new people. Make the best of this experience! Also, don't play around with your studies. Work hard!! Then you can play :)

    In three sentences

    UGA is AMAZING. There are so many opportunities here to grow and learn how to function and be successful in the real world. There are tons of people here, so it's to find people you can relate to. I love my school. GO DAWGS!!!

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe, but I don't travel at night alone. There could be better lighting on campus, but for the most part it is a safe campus. There is also the option to call campus security to take you to your respected area as well as the bus system.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very common here. Most of the students are not greek, but a lot of people still are. There are plenty of greek activities that non-greek people can participate in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something to do for everyone on campus. It can be overwhelming because there are so many different things to do, but pick something that you are interested in and attend meetings in that area. Also, there is always something going on, so pick something and try it!

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for any student. There are lots of activities and classes that are specific to anything imaginable. The only thing that would hinder a person is if they don't try to become involved in campus activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get a G book! This shows lots of fun traditions to make memories with on campus. Also, explore the campus because there are lots of cool gardens and ponds around.

    Bang for the buck

    It will be very tempting to go to the book store and stock up on lots of tshirts and UGA things, but limit what you buy because it gets expensive really quickly. Also, limit how much you eat out because that gets pricy as well.

    What to do for fun

    What is there not to do? With downtown a short walk away, there is lots of restaurants and shopping to do as well as places on campus to throw a ball or frisbee. There are also other things such as bowling or skating to do just a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent! It can be overwhelming with so many choices, but try as much of it as you can. Also, make healthy choices because it is so easy to indulge and go overboard with the sweets.

    Dorm Life

    Every freshman needs to live in the dorm. As far as for the rest of the years spent here, get an apartment or a house close to campus. However, the dorms aren't bad, they teach valuable lessons about personal space, sharing, and cleanliness.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is harder than most people give it credit for. Study, study, study, and make contact with professors. Go to class and don't slack off because it will show, and it is very easy to have one bad grade effect your entire grade for the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun, study hard, get involved. It is important to have a balance of all three since it is usually the first time a student is on their own. Do not get caught up in the party scene, have fun, but make sure that you get your work done too.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a fantastic school that has much to offer to all different types of people. It is a great place to get an education from and make life long friends. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good balance of fun and rigor.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never heard about any robberies or violent acts happening on campus. Athens is a peaceful city

    Greek Life

    UGA has a very diverse greek life presence on campus. There are indian, hispanic, black, and white greek organizations who throw marvelous parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I mentioned earlier, there are more than 600 clubs on campus. There is guaranteed to be an activity or organization for a student to get involved on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The chapel bell, the arch. Both of these are historical locations, you ring the chapel bell after a huge success and you never walk under the arches or you won't graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    UGA has the best networking opportunities. Its large size allows for great alliances with professionals in your career path. They have a number of resources to get you started on your major. There are over 600 clubs that allow students to meet and interact with fellow students with similar interests and values. There is a moderate amount of diversity, but even so the students are friendly and eager to help.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around downtown, hang out at the Tate Student Center, meet friends at Jittery Joes.

    Food and Dining

    AWESOME FOOD. 4 different dining halls to choose from

    Dorm Life

    friendly neighbors, safe environment

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are relatively difficult, but you can handle it...more studying=better grades

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, build relationships with your professors, network, have fun!

    In three sentences

    #1 College town! Clean, friendly college campus. Very rigorous courses but highly available professors and numerous free tutoring options.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I indeed feel very safe at this university. The police and campus police are always around, specially late at night. There is also campus police phone number to call in case of any situation and they are always around to be found.

    Greek Life

    Although I am not part of Greek life at UGA, there are dozens of fraternities and sororities to become part of. There are plenty to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    As mentioned before there are plenty of clubs and activities to integrate students of all sorts and bring them together.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for any and every kind of student because it caters to different people, their backgrounds and their interests, and if a student does not feel represented, he/she can create and form their own club or society.

    Bang for the buck

    The amount that tuition costs is a bit of a big amount but there are so many privilege and opportunities that come with it. Each student should take advantage of this fact and get involved in as many things they possibly can and use all of the resources and facilities offered by the university, this way they are using every cent they've paid for.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun, not only at UGA but in the town itself. UGA offers plenty of gatherings and formals to get to know other people and to hang out with friends. UGA has many organizations, clubs, programs to help any student feel welcome and as if that wasn't enough, any student has the opportunity to create or found a new club or organization if in case it has not yet been created. UGA is open to any student and their interests.

    Food and Dining

    Since I lived off campus, it was more convenient for me, specially economically to eat at my place, though it is more of a hassle having to go home to prepare my meals. I have read that the food program at UGA is a state of the art program with great and healthy food. I have also been told by students that the food is amazing because there's so many options. There are several dining halls which are open 24/7 and are very convenient for the busy life of a student.

    Dorm Life

    As a transfer student to the University of Georgia it was not mandatory for me to live in a dorm; therefore I live off campus. Though I have heard from various people that dorm life is a great way to feel integrated in a new school and a great way to meet people and friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I would highly rate the University of Georgia with academic rigor. This school is definitely demanding academically. The courses are challenging and the homework material expected is of high standards. Students are constantly expected to yield great academic performance in all of their tasks from attendance to homework. Students at the University of Georgia exude great character that is formed right in the classrooms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would give prospective students would be: -Get to know the university through its many facilities and programs. -Join clubs, organizations and societies this way you will meet people and get more involved in what is going on in your university. -Became friends with your professors, talk to them after class and ask them about programs that you might be interested in. -Use the many resources that your school offers. -Check the school website for changes or updates, and regularly check your school e-mail.

    In three sentences

    I have found that the University of Georgia is a school full of opportunities for every student. Although this university has more than 30,000 students it has so many programs, clubs, organizations and societies to fit each student's personality and goals. This university not only focuses in offering a great education, but also focuses on providing plenty of opportunities for students to develop in their careers and future goals.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UGA is known for it being a fun and exciting place. In the fall tailgaiting is king, and it is amazing. School organizations and sporting events are also fun, and something is going on all the time.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has many options for food and dining. The food here is great, and conveintly located throughout campus. Snellings, which is a great place to eat on campus is open 24 hours a day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is great. The dorms are comfortable and clean. They may not be as nice as some of the off campus apartments, but they are nice and affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA's academics are challenging. If you take your classes seriously and study, you will be fine. Students can succeed here if they try.

    Tips for prospective students

    UGA is a large school, and it can seem a bit overwhelming to new students who aren't use it. Take it one day at a time. Before you know it you will be right at home.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is an amazing institution with everything a student could want. From Athens to campus students here feel at home wherever they are. UGA has a bit of it all.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    It will feel like the family you always wanted or had

    Clubs and Activities

    Too much fun

    Great for these types of students

    Who want to learn and have fun

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You just have to see it

    What to do for fun

    You have restaurants all around you. You have bowling, archery, tennis, shooting ranges, movie theaters, arcades, book stores, clubs, skating, friends, and lots more

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do your best!

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus with lots of activities and places to go around it. It is an outstanding school with great academics and wonderful references for jobs after school. It is five star college, it has almost everything.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's super duper safe---you'd think you were at summer camp, but better and more fun and way more enriching.

    Greek Life

    One word. Huge.

    Clubs and Activities

    University Union offers students a place to take control of the school--plan movies for the Tate theater, help organize concerts on Legion feild, plan dawgs after dark--a really cool really fun party from 10-2 almost every month, film club, IM sports, language clubs, there are literally tons of clubs here. Anything you can think of---if there isn't, you can start one! Religious organization are prominent, there is student govn't, volunteer opportunities, Vegetarian clubs and speak out for species, debate clubs, everything.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of people. Are you: Artsy? Sportsy? Brainy? Passionate? Cool? Uncool? Religious? Unreligious? Come here. Not only will you find people like you, you'll find people unlike you, and that's a gift to be cherished. You'll be challenged and loved, and it's all very cool.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You've got to get here to find out, but if you don't go to Phi Slam, you don't go to UGA. Don't walk under the arch. Oh and. One word. Trifecta.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, yes, but for what I am paying I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. HOPE is a really great resource for in state students, but there are other resources available. UGA is definitely worth the financial commitment.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games, attend University concerts presented by the Hugh Hodgeson School of music, check out the art in the Lamar Dodd school of art and attend some exit shows, go downtown and check out the sunshine and live music, Hit up Cine, the independent arthouse downtown, or lay out in north campus and soak in some peace.

    Food and Dining

    Five star dining. Delicious. You can go to Joe at the O, newly renovated I might add, and grab some coffee anyway you like it, get Hibachi, Hispanic food, and sandwiches and soup, or go to ECV and get pizza, vegetarian food, and awesome smoothies, or hit up Bolton for the most awesome salad bar and a ton of really different food options or head over to Snelling and get the best grilled food and pizza---Did I mention it's open 24 hours a day? And you can go to any of these as many times as you want all day long. Oh and there's a chocolate fountain every sunday at the weekend dining halls. YUM. And ice cream, dessert, cereal, bagels, and other yums at each everyday. Great quality service.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are interesting--in them you will have some of the best and most bizarre times of your life. You might get a knock at three am from someone down the hall asking for a pack of noodles or a scrunchy, you might meet you best friend, you'll probably learn all the songs currently playing on the radio. All that cool stuff.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are exceptional. but the work is hard. You have to put in time and effort, and if you do, you will succeed. That's a huge part of why you're here. You will be challenged and encouraged to critically think and do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard,study hard, play hard. College is not just about education. It is primarily about your education, but UGA has a lot more to offer. I would encourage prospective students to consider all the elements the school has to offer, and once accepted, get to know people, join study groups, clubs, organizations, and be social--it will really help to enhance your time here and prove to be very fruitful. During the application process, stay positive. Show off what you've done in high school, you've worked hard, right? Prove it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a unique University; it offers all the benefits of a top research University with passionate teachers and a nurturing learning environment, all the while encouraging a culture of diversity with regards to arts, music, and recreation that fits an equal part to the diverse and fun Athens culture.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police patrol 24/7 keeping an eye out for anything suspicious. All students are made aware of campus activity with the uga alert app. So as you can see its a safe enviroment

    Greek Life

    Greek life at UGA is what the freshmen look forward to in the years to come. It seems to be a good experience. Im looking forward to it myself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports are really fun. At UGA students are provided with state of the arc facilites. Also students have an unlimited access to the facilites.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students can thrive at UGA. The campus is very diverse and offers something for everyone. Students are independent and able to branch out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The main tradition on campus is the arch in which students aren't suppose to walk under until graduation. We also have the Dawg walk where fans and students can meet the football players.

    Bang for the buck

    The students at UGA are provided with the best of everything. As i mentioned before the food is A-1. To add to the prestige the campus is gorgeous.

    What to do for fun

    At UGA the football games are the funniest thing to do. There isn't anything like a Saturday in Athens. Also the intramural sports are very competitive.

    Food and Dining

    UGA food services has to be the best in the nation. They serve elegant meals. The meal plan is worth every penny.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great experience. It exposes the student to their peers. Also it makes it easier to develop those positive relationships that will be beneficial later.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA has a rigorous undergrad program for all of its majors. Therefore only the best students will be accepted. So be prepared to buckle down.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students should come in and not be afraid to express themselves. They should use all the resources that are available to them. Also most importantly develop good relationships with fellow students.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is one of the top colleges in the nation. It offers over a hundred majors and scholarship opportunities. Also it promotes a conducive learning environment.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police department is extremely professional and well equipped. There are prior military members on the force which, personally, gives me peace of mind and the theft on campus tends to be low. I feel extremely safe on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many it's hard to keep track of what goes on here. You can literally find anything to be a part of at the University of Georgia. All you have to do is look.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love sports, especially football, UGA is for you. Being a Bull Dawg fan is something unique in itself. And on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, if you're a lover of music or into the counter-culture scene Athens has a ton to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Athens is a great place to live. The schooling is well worth the money and the things done here stay for life. No matter how one pays for school it's worth every penny here.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do at the University of Georgia. Athens has a very historical downtown and the music scene is alive and well. On top of that, five minutes from campus is the State Botanical Gardens which is my favorite on a Saturday morning run.

    Food and Dining

    The culinary school for the University of Georgia has one over some 70 awards for its dining. On top of that, there are plenty of dining halls, one of which is open 24/7. Finally, the meal plan encompasses all eaters so no one is left out!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for half a year before moving into an apartment. I was lucky to be roomed with a gentleman from South Africa pursuing his Master's in mathematical education. Needless to say, we had some deep talks; it was awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Georgia pushes its students to think outside the box. Much of this depends on which major you take but overall this school requires you to think critically. I haven't found a single student of any major who has declared their field of study easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking to attend this college keep your head up. It's a big place and there is an overabundance of extracurricular activities. That being said, look not only into the classes you would like to take but societies or organizations that interest you; it will complete your first year experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is both daunting and compelling. Here you will find a plethora of international culture and social movement. I have attended three diferent colleges and can thus far delcare the University of Georgia is the best one.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There will never be a moment where you don't feel safe. Campus police are almost everywhere and only a phone call away.

    Greek Life

    greek life is great and friendly. Its very fun to attend their events and they are very encouraging when it comes to joining.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's something to do for everybody, seriously.

    Great for these types of students

    for Harry Potter fans, there is a Quidditch team in the myers quad.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a legend about our arch on campus. You don't walk under it until you have graduated or else bad luck will be upon you! We also have a fountain where freshman's jump in it as a welcome to UGA.

    Bang for the buck

    When you pay for the meal plan you really do get what you pay for and as much of it as you want.

    What to do for fun

    For fun we go downtown and party or go to dinners. We also go to on campus parties, sometimes held by the school and most of the time held by students. There's never a dull moment. For non party goers there are many clubs to join and you can also make your own fun. The campus is quite large.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great at UGA. There will never be a moment where you aren't satisfied with the eating. Everything is unlimited and you and can eat as much as you want, as late you want. UGA has almost every kind of cultured food you could want.

    Dorm Life

    in the freshman dorms, usually everyone will have their doors open so that you can communicate and meet your dorm mates. In other dorm halls it's also friendly and exciting. People tend to even throw kickbacks(small parties) so that everyone can have fun together.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA curriculum is very challenging and when you've completed it you will feel like a champion, i promise you.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you practice time management well because when you get to UGA, the college experience will take you over.

    In three sentences

    The best college atmosphere in the state of Georgia. The town is built around the college and for the students. I would recommend UGA to anyone.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is predominant if you're Greek, but not overly so if you aren't. It's not a place where you feel like you're left out if you don't go Greek

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ring the Chapel Bell! And don't walk under the Arch (duh)

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is great, especially for in state students, and it's not hard to save money in Athens either, everything is affordable

    What to do for fun

    Anything! There are always music shows happening at 40 Watt/GA Theater/everywhere, tons of shopping, bars, clubs, anything you're into!

    Food and Dining

    LOVE the meal plan. All you can eat, as often as you want. Variety of food, some specialty nights, Snelling is 24 hours M-F

    Dorm Life

    It's the dorms...they aren't great anywhere you go. But the fact that the dorms are close together and close to food and campus are great. And you really don't need a car either, which is nice!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a science major so I'm biased, but school will be as easy or as hard as you make it. Don't be a chemistry/biology major expecting to have a social life, 99 percent of them change their major. And don't be a leisure management major and complain to your friends about your courseload, no one will take you seriously

    Tips for prospective students

    Do freshman college!

    In three sentences

    Great school for all majors...tons to do ALL the time, you'll never feel like you live in one of those boring college towns. There are things to do for every type of person

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved in atleast two of the over 600 organizations on campus. There are a lot of choices and there is truly a place and something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    THE FOOD IS AMAZING! I never thought I could eat so good being in college and much prefer the school food over my own mothers food. Its all fantastic and I love eating in all four of the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is awesome. The community feel of the whole thing is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Despite the fact that you are in a class of over 300+ students you are still learning a lot. You also meet a lot of people in your class and your teachers always stress how available they are to you. The teachers are very well trained in their fields and enjoy teaching just as much as you will enjoy learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind when coming to UGA and be prepared to see a lot of smiling faces. Everyone is very nice and it is a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of.

    In three sentences

    There are a lot of opportuinities at the University of Georgia. You truly experience life at thr University of Georgia. I have experience and done things involving my major in animal science more than I ever thought I would do in college.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    best food ever

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are decently priced for what you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused

    In three sentences

    Great campus, students, and staff. What each college experience should be like.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Clubs and Activities

    Many choices

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking or supersmart

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Toppers

    Bang for the buck

    Good value

    What to do for fun

    Fine arts and theater

    Food and Dining

    Excellent

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to orientation

    In three sentences

    Outstanding professors Beautiful campus Beautiful women

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There always seems to be students walking around campus, even in the early hours of the morning. I often see police cars patrolling.

    Greek Life

    Many people on campus are Greek. However, I am not, but I've found lots of other activities where I have met friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots and lots of clubs and activities to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Social - Greek life is huge here. There are also lots of Christian clubs and organizations on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ringing the chapel bell on campus after winning a football game is a fun tradition. Also, there is a myth that if current students walk under the Arch, they won't graduate. I never walk under it and I would advise others to do the same!

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is a respected school. If you have the Zell Miller or HOPE Scholarship, it is a really great deal.

    What to do for fun

    I've enjoyed going to plays and musical performances on campus. There are a variety of restaurants in downtown Athens, so be sure to check them out.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten at other colleges in Georgia and, out of all of them, the dining experience at UGA is the best. ECV has the best food of all the dining halls in my opinion. And, if you're ever feeling down, you can go to Snelling and get a hug and a loud hello from Sandra. You'll see what I mean...

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are safe and clean (I never saw a roach in my dorm, which is a big plus for me!) I just didn't like sharing a bathroom!

    Academic Rigor

    I have found all of my courses to be challenging. Honors classes are very demanding, but I love the small class sizes and close student-teacher relationships. I know a few people who never went to their large lecture classes because attendance is not kept; however, GO. Learning in class for an hour or so = less time studying/cramming for hours later. Make sure to looks at websites like Koofers and Rate My Professor. You can look at the rigor of classes and view students reviews of teachers - very helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make your application memorable. You have an opportunity to stand out through your essay. Succeeding academically is important, but colleges want well-rounded students. Be involved with extracurriculars and volunteer organizations in high school. Once at UGA, take advantage of professors' office hours. Make sure to spend adequate time studying, but don't forget to make time to participate in extracurricular activities, meet new people, and enjoy Athens.

    In three sentences

    Very large campus and tons of students. Plenty of majors and extracurricular opportunities. Great Honors Program.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police patrol campus at all hours of the day, so there is never a time I felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big on campus. There are over fifty sororities and fraternities to chose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of activities you can become involved in from intramural sports to philanthropic student organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking but social students will love UGA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    While at UGA, make sure you ring the historic chapel bell, and don't forget to avoid walking under the arches.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is relatively inexpensive when compared to the quality of education you are receiving.

    What to do for fun

    Athens provides many options of things to do. You can choose to partake in the nightlife or shopping downtown. They also provide many opportunities to volunteer and get involved.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has the best dining experience. With several dining halls to chose from, you can always find something to eat that sounds and tastes great.

    Dorm Life

    While the dorms are very small, it is very convenient to live on campus. You also get to meet so many incoming freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is a tough school, but to earn a degree from UGA is very respectable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your GPA is high. Also, they want to see a well rounded student so make sure you are involved in your school and community.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a wonderful school. Overall, everything from school spirit to the fabulous college town makes this SEC school one of the best. It has provided me with a wonderful education while enjoying the past three years.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The main part of town is built around the school and there are always new things to do, you will never get bored!

    Food and Dining

    One of the best cuisine I have seen!

    Dorm Life

    I have not been in the dorms, but from what I hear they are pretty good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the little places, you will find treasures!

    In three sentences

    The law school is one of the most affordable schools offering suuch a rigorous curriculum. The faculty is more than welcoming and filled with good ol' southern comfort. It is a wonderful city, polite, and full of all the bars and experiences any college student would love!

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just as any other campus, if you look for trouble, you'll find trouble. Not many issues on campus besides the occasional partying which comes with being the #2 party school in the nation!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many many many opportunities to get to know yourself, your peers, and the university through the various student organizations. Over 600 to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students with an open mind to diversity, having fun, and of course, GEORGIA FOOTBALL!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Comes with the territory! Once you enroll, the secrets of campus will be unveiled to you!

    Bang for the buck

    Dining halls! Food that keeps you reminded of that good home cooking while you're miles away!

    What to do for fun

    Sports, midnight dining at Snelling Dining Commons, and partying!

    Food and Dining

    All you care to eat, whenever you care to eat. Four dining halls on campus, one being 24 hours Monday-Friday afternoon. Gourmet food, in a homely setting.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent. What you put into it, is what you get out of it!

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard, play hard. Your academic journey will go as far and in-depth as you allow it to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with open mind to embrace various forms of diversity. Learn the importance of personal courage and integrity, because it will be vital to your success.

    In three sentences

    Very clean, vibrant, and comforting campus. Tight-knit community both on and off campus. Challenging academically, yet relaxing social environment.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had a problem

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know but it seems intense

    Clubs and Activities

    foreign language, sports, student government, social change, gender related, military, animal

    Great for these types of students

    Active, social, smart, creative

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not walk under the arches if you have not graduated yet! When you are at football games, you must bark like a DAWG!

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is a fantastic school to attend if you are looking for the ultimate college experience coupled with competitive academics. It has the best of both worlds!

    What to do for fun

    Watch UGA Football, explore downtown Athens, join student activities

    Dorm Life

    rent a house with friends off campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Major dependent

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your GPA is high and that you are involved in clubs. Be open minded. Bring your shorts. Wear red. Buy a bike. Join clubs!

    In three sentences

    Competitive academics. fulfilling student life. Beautiful campus.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There used to be a program called Designated Dawgs where if you needed a lift after hours a driver would come and take you where you needed to go free of charge, but that is not in place anymore. However, the people on campus are so friendly and nice no one really ever bothers anyone. I've walked long distances alone at night multiple times and felt just fine.

    Greek Life

    Also, for those interested in rushing, I have never known a group of people so intrigued by joining sororities and fraternities so if any prospective students are into greek life, this is definitely the place for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am more into the arts and I wish that UGA's clubs were more hands on and available. I joined Advertising Club thinking we would do projects but we hardly ever did, actually, I don't recall ever doing any projects like I was told we would and it's hard to find art-focused clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA has a lot of students pursuing science major so that it is a very supportive environment for those long hours of homework and studying for tests. In addition to science major, the Terry College of Business is highly reputable and competitive so business majors are highly recommended to look into that. Also, if you're not very into the city life then this is a college for you. Athens is a very nice college town and UGA is the city of Athens. You'll definitely miss out on sky scrapers and fast life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For the love of God, do NOT walk under the arch until graduation. Remember it's called The Arch, not arches; it's UGA not McDonald's. And you must ring the Chapel Bell and swim in the fountain before you graduate or transfer.

    What to do for fun

    No school has more school pride than UGA, and when it comes to football season, no school knows how to support more than the fans of Bulldawg Nation. From the Twilight Bike Race to nifty boutiques and restaurants and pub, downtown Athens has a lot to offer throughout the year. Once a month on Fridays there are themed Dawgs After Dark events that are coordinated by students for students so there is always something to look forward to like laser tag and mechanical bull riding.

    Food and Dining

    The award winning food service at UGA is phenomenal because of the variety and quality of meals in every dining hall. The themed events, yes events, in the dining halls are definitely something to look forward to! The only thing that I did not like was that they closed at 2pm on Sundays so dinner was a gamble.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms were amazingly fun and very interactive with many activities to meet people on your hall, floor, and building. Work orders very seldom took more than a day to be tended to. I am definitely looking forward to the apartment-style dorms in ECV next year

    Academic Rigor

    All of the science majors would probably give this a 5-star, but as an advertising major, it wasn't very hard for me my first year. I had a lot of free time and still made the grade despite dropping Calculus. Teachers are very accommodating so take advantage of office hours should you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of as many opportunities as you can and don't be afraid to be yourself. Really look out for interesting clubs at the club fair and really devote your time into the ones you care most about. It will be easiest to make friends and gain leadership there.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a very fun place to go to college. The only thing I don't like is how far it is from city life. Athens is like one big suburb. I wish it were a little more industrial and that's the only reason why I want to leave. I like a little faster paced life. Other than that, the campus is very safe with minimal threats like robberies or violence. The student life is great inside and outside the classroom, and times really flies.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA police are a regular sight on campus. Programs like alcohol awareness provides risk management.

    Greek Life

    Lots of sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many many clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Challenging classes, many programs. Lots of clubs and recreation. Healthcare offered on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown directly next to campus provides plenty of activities like music and art shows, as well as festivals. The downtown area also offers an eclectic variety of restaurants, bars and shopping. Great on-campus activities. Athens also offers its own selection of parks and recreation.

    Food and Dining

    Almost anything one could possibly be in the mood to eat for any student for reasonable prices. All you can eat and long hours.

    Dorm Life

    Tightly packed like sardines makes for a tight-knit community.

    Academic Rigor

    Programs offered provide students with the ability to absorb and retain material learned. Very challenging classes make certain you get what you pay for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of social programs to meet new friends and keep motivated in you school and academic life.

    In three sentences

    A highly improved, highly qualified school. Wide variety of majors, minors, continuing education, teacher certification, sports and recreation, as well as a diverse student population. Progressive programs like Bulldog Bucks and the highly rated, and sought after daycare program gives this school a higher incentive for application.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have never had an issue with camps safety. Patrols are out regularly during the evening hours and are visible at all times of day.

    Greek Life

    If you are interested in this, it is definitely there for you!

    Clubs and Activities

    Go to uga.edu and type your interest in the search box. I guarantee you will find something here to pique your interest.

    Great for these types of students

    there truly is something there for everyone. It is big though so, learn the bus system and if you don't know something, ASK!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch is UGA's signature structure. Go by and take a photo but if you are a student, don't dare walk under it! Legend is that if you walk under it as an under grad, you will never finish!

    Bang for the buck

    UGA has consistently ranked high in college value. It is a world class institution with a small town feel.

    What to do for fun

    It is Athens...fins a band that plays your kind of music and go! Shop- the town has the coolest little places to find just about anything. Eat- if you can think of it, you can find it in Athens. Visit the museum on Campus- near the East Campus Village Sports- Watch the GymDogs perform, see a basketball game, a baseball game, a swim meet, or- if you are brave enough- a UGA home football game...the best place to be on game day is Sanford Stadium!

    Food and Dining

    5 star dining everyday. The choices are great and the unlimited access means that you can stop by anytime for a snack or a cup of coffee too. The newest Joe Frank Harris Commons is the greatest!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are comfortable and clean. If you are lucky enough to live in the East Campus Village, you will find your self in state of the art dorms that are LEED Certified. New dorms are also being built now!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are top notch in expectations...but this makes for better students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. Don't think that a school this big doesn't care about one person's issues. Call, e-mail, visit. You will never meet a more friendly, informed and helpful staff.

    In three sentences

    UGA has the greatest staff. Across the board, the staff and faculty are helpful and ready to assist students in becoming the best they can be. The campus is beautiful and is completely geared toward the student and his/her success.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is a very safe place to go to school. At night you will see police patrolling nearly everywhere, and outside of underage drinking we have a very low crime rate.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a fairly prominent part of the campus life here at UGA, comprising about 20% of the population. It can have it's advantages and disadvantages, but I would advise any prospective student to investigate and see if it's for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I've said already, UGA is home to over 700 registered clubs and organizations. It's possible to be involved in activities from sports, to politics, to service, to video games, and nearly anything else you can think of. And if you can't find a club that fits your specific interest, you can always start one (That's what I did!).

    Great for these types of students

    I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that any type of student will be able to find their niche here at UGA. There innumerable opportunities for any type of interest imaginable. That said, I think that it might be best suited for those outgoing and that enjoy music and a good social scene.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Saturday in Athens. This oft-repeated phrase is a source of excitement for any Dawg, because it means Georgia football. Sanford Stadium on game day is an atmosphere unlike any other, watching the game with 92,746 of your closest friends. And after a victory, everyone will go to ring the Chapel Bell. That's just a small taste of some of our traditions, you'll have to come yourself to find out more!

    Bang for the buck

    Especially with the HOPE scholarship, which pays for tuition for any qualifying in-state resident, UGA provides a huge amount of opportunities for education and personal advancement at relatively small cost. It consistently ranks in the top 10 of best valued public universities.

    What to do for fun

    Athens has consistently been called one of the best college towns in the country, and for good reason. Our music scene is home to such bands as R.E.M. and the B-52s, and the newly rebuilt Georgia Theatre is a perfect venue for larger bands to come play. Restaurants downtown are great as well, with a wide variety depending on how much you want to spend. Porterhouse and The Last Resort are some of my favorites on the higher end, and on the lower end you can't go wrong with The Taco Stand. Sports and recreation are also a huge part of the culture on campus. The Ramsey Center and intramural fields are frequented by many students to play nearly any sport for fun or on a team (I personally play club water polo). Athens is also home to the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, a beautiful location for any sunny day.

    Food and Dining

    If there is one thing I am confident that UGA can do better than most any other college in the country, it's feed us well. Especially for those living on campus, the meal plan's four dining halls are a convenient way to eat close to home. The quality is unparalleled in any school I've been to, and it's ranked as one of, if not THE, top meal plan in the country. Delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a traditional high rise dorm my freshman year, and it was an experience I wouldn't trade. Though not being the absolute highest quality of living space, the community there led to some of my most meaningful friendships. There are other options, however, such as Myers, the Honors dorm, or the dorms in East Campus that are newer and therefore higher quality.

    Academic Rigor

    Our academic curriculum is what has allowed UGA to be regarded as one of the best public universities in the south, and coming up in the country. This depends largely on what specific school you are in, but almost no matter what program of study, you're sure to find courses that are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit Athens before making a decision. I can honestly say this was the most instrumental step I took in making my college choice. Once you visit Athens, you'll love it if you're meant to go here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is the ideal school for someone who wants to be able to take advantage of the resources of a flagship research institution, while still having the ability to make the school feel small. While UGA has in the past not been specifically known for it's academics, in the past two decades we have made great strides to become one of the premiere academic universities in the south. With one of the best public education experiences in the country, Division I sports teams, and over 700 registered student organizations, it's possible for anyone to find the experience they're looking for.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do on campus, just look at the Master Calendar! From football games to magic shows, UGA hosts pretty much every type of event because there is such a diverse group of students attending. You will never be bored!

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Halls all provide buffet style food and there are plenty of places to get coffee or refreshments on campus. Downtown Athens also has plenty of places to grab a nice meal as well, and affordable prices to match!

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm Life is pretty amazing and a great chance to meet new people on campus. The Residence Halls are all nicely kept and designed for college life and there are plenty of choices to fit your tastes.

    Academic Rigor

    This school offers classes of all kinds for large amount of majors but none of them are to be taken as a joke. Whether in Calculus or English Composition, professors expect you to take the class and material seriously and try your hardest in their class. You are grouped with a ton of smart students, so it's not going to be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find ways to get involved on campus and do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and branch out your social circle, so don't just stick with your high school friends. Be respectful to the staff and they will be respectful to you, whether they be professors or custodial workers. Most of all, balancing academics and your social life is the most crucial part of college; your social life may be very important to you, but you are attending such a great college to further your education.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is attended by such a diverse range of dedicated students who are full of spirit and love for the college they attend, as well as determination to succeed academically. The beautiful, extensive campus provides students with endless educational opportunities and chances to become involved in plenty of clubs, athletic events, and social gatherings of all kinds. It is impossible to not find something to love and cherish about this school, which is filled with kind and respectful staff members, spirited students of all backgrounds, and an enormous amount of Georgia bulldog pride!

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go downtown

    Food and Dining

    it is really good. You will love it

    Dorm Life

    It sucks

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough, so you need to put your best foot forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to have fun

    In three sentences

    Its is a lively campus. The student life is very entertaining. I love it here.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    UGA has an incredible number of groups to join; with over 650 different clubs and activities to be apart of, it seems nearly impossible not to find any that grab your interest. And of course they look good on resumés.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is suited for all social butterflies, as long as they can divide their work and play time well enough. Great for athletes as well, especially football players, basketball players, and swimmers since they can receive sponsors quickly if the put in the effort. It's also great for anyone willing to break out of their shell and make new friends; after all, all freshmen start new, so starting new together may gain you a friend for life.

    What to do for fun

    The Ramsey Center is a three-story gym built large enough for various recreational sports and exercises (weight lifting, track running, treadmills, basketball, volleyball, swimming, dance studios, dojos, etc.); perfect for anyone yearning to work out or learn new physical activities. Parties are often held by the school very often and downtown Athens is known for its parties as well as well. And taking the time to meet new people will bring in plenty of opportunities to have fun; people in dorms love playing multi-player video games, watching movies, playing team sports, and partying as well.

    Food and Dining

    The cuisine is surprisingly exquisite with its diverse selection of food and drinks. There are four dining halls on campus and several buffet lines throughout every one of them. Also, the are plenty of restaurants right in front of the campus if your looking for more variety or a just want to have a quick date somewhere off-campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is a variety of characters in the halls; plenty of folks to meet, share common goals among, and plan group hangouts with. Finding acquaintances wouldn't be a challenge for even the the most anti-social person. The rooms are pretty reasonably spaced out as well.

    Academic Rigor

    No college is just all fun and games; you will have to commit yourself to your studies from start to finish. Fortunately, if you plan your work schedule well, you'll still have plenty to experiences to enjoy. The university also offers tutoring for every class available, so there's always resources for assisting your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take care of all financial aid issues before entering, it'll linger overtime and waiting it out will not help one bit. Same goes for academics, don't play around when there's assignment waiting to be finished. Take care of responsibilities early because everyone wants to cruise through college, but not every does the work to secure that they will.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is an incredible place to attend. Numerous options for classes and courses, people of numerous cultures, new foods to try, new clubs to join; there's just too much to list in one document. But anyone who enrolls is sure to enjoy it one way or another.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Athens has no shortage of activity. Whether you enjoy the downtown and bar scene, the perks of a famous little music town, or simply chilling with friends in a dorm or a house, Athens pretty much has everything going on all the time. It can be tempting to fall into the trap of staying in the main part of downtown, but it's worth exploring outside the confines of Broad and E. Clayton. Several gems of a small southern town are located on the other side of the tracks or in the western side of town.

    Food and Dining

    There is little in the way of possible improvements when it comes to UGA Food Services. With several awards under its belt, UGA Food Services gives leaves its customers with smiling faces and maybe a little too full of a belly. Guests always rave about how great the UGA dining halls are, and students no longer on meal plan always envy those still enjoying the fresh smoothies, prepared salads, philly cheese steaks, and made-to-order pizzas served in the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman high-rises get mixed reviews. Some people rave about the freshman experience and living with close to 1,000 of their classmates. Others opt for a lower-key option in one of the smaller dorms. Myers is the Honors dorm and definitely one of, if not the, nicest dorms on campus with an ideal location. The dorms are great for freshman year, but many people choose to move off-campus or to ECV, an independent living community on campus, after their first year.

    Academic Rigor

    Honors program classes are extremely demanding. The work is difficult but usually fulfilling.

    Tips for prospective students

    UGA is a big school and can be overwhelming for some. To succeed here, a certain amount of drive and self-motivation are required. That being said, it is easy to find advisors and people to hold your hand a little bit through the college experience. Everyone here is excited to be in Athens and willing to talk to and meet new people, especially towards the beginning of the year. As you progress into upper-level and major-specfic classes, the academics really start to excel. The Honors Program is recognized as one of the best in the country and provides a fantastic home-base for honors students.

    In three sentences

    UGA has several opportunities and can be anything you want it to be. How bout them dawgs? Friendly people and a welcoming atmosphere

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You'll see police everywhere, but they aren't here to get you in trouble, rather just keep you safe. Don't break the rules and you'll be fine!

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, Something for everyone. There are tons of club fairs available for incoming freshman, and also after school begins for everyone else, They're usually held in the Tate Plaza, so you can just drop by after class and check everybody out!

    Great for these types of students

    Every type! We have all sorts of people here, in all different walks of life. No matter who you are, you will love it. Just come prepared to work hard, or you'll be back home in a heartbeat.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the Arch. Located on North Campus, the Arch stands proudly, but if you notice none of the students rushing to classes pass underneath it. Why? Because if you walk under the Arch before you graduate from the University, you never will. Take it for myth if you like, but I'd rather not take my chances! A lot of our buildings are rather old. They are beautiful reminders of where our school came from and how we have grown since then. Please respect them and keep them looking nice for generations to come!

    What to do for fun

    Being located right beside downtown has it's pros and cons, but when it comes to fun, it is exactly what you're looking for. There are concerts in town (and sometimes on campus too) almost every week on the cheap for college students. ($15 bucks or less.) Athens is the music scene you don't want to miss. There are also tons of clubs and bars right downtown as well. If you enjoy more clean fun, there are events on campus such as Dawgs after Dark which runs from 10pm-2am on select friday nights. Boasting a different theme every event, it's always a whole new round of fun with tons of freebies. The Ramsey Center offers a ton of athletic ventures from volleyball to badminton. You can seriously find anything you want. If you're not having fun here, you aren't trying to do so.

    Food and Dining

    Meal Plan. Hands down the best decision you will make. My two favorite places to grab a bite are The Village Summit and Oglethorpe (O'House). Every dining hall has something different to offer. Snelling is open 24 Monday starting at 7 am and closing Friday after dinner. Besides all that, anything you would go OUT to eat to get can be had at one of our dining halls. From subs and wraps to pizza (and boy is it good at Snelling) stir fry, mexican, vegan delights, and so much more. They have everything you could look for... seriously. They even feature exceptional entree nights, where they cook amazing dishes at selected dining halls. Five Star meal is a crowd favorite, and on Sundays during brunch we have a chocolate fountain. You seriously don't want to miss what they'll serve up to you!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is AWESOME, and if you think I'm kidding ask anyone else who lives here. My one suggestion to incoming freshman, don't concern yourself with getting into the nicest dorm on campus (which is in fact 1516!) but get into one of the freshman high rises. Yes, there are community bathrooms, and it is way smaller, but the experience you have and the friends you'll make are worth the while. Living on East Campus is dreamlike of course, but it's much harder to make friends and meet new people when everyone, and I do mean everyone, is older and already established at the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but not unrealistic. You will have work to accomplish, but if you plan out your time wisely you'll have plenty of time to get it all done and still have fun too. Best place to study and get homework done is definitely the MLC. It's right in the middle of campus and you can find a quiet corner in one of the hundreds of rooms available, or have a study group by the cafe.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and Visit! Grab a friend and explore our beautiful campus! It's okay if you get lost, because there are maps everywhere and you can always stop someone and ask them where to go. It really helps if you have a friend who is already a student at the University, because then you really get the inside scoop. My only other tip is keep your grades up and have a positive outlook on college. The more you want to have a good time and meet new people, the more you actually will.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a beautiful school, inside and out. There is literally something for everyone here, so you never feel alone or isolated. The academics are tough, but over time you begin to learn not only about your subject, but about who you want to be as a person and how your career plays into your reality.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police force, and the campus is quite safe. Hand scanners are required to enter any of the dorms as well.

    Greek Life

    The frats and sororities are exceptional here, and we have an entire street of houses (most of which are old Southern mansions...)

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything and everything is offered.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, ethical, determined.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the arch... but ring the Chapel Bell after a difficult exam for good luck!

    Bang for the buck

    SUPERB!!! If you're in-state or out-of-state, the options here at UGA far outweigh most Ivy League schools (and at a much more affordable price!!!)

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown and listen to a local musician or throw a frisbee in a quad! There is always something going on here on campus!

    Food and Dining

    The food at UGA is the best in the nation! On the meal plan, sushi, hibachi, salad, pizza, wings, tofu, pasta, sandwiches made-to-order, soups, everything you could possibly want is here!!!

    Dorm Life

    My dorm, Myers Hall, is the best dorm I have ever seen! We have huge rooms with individual thermostats in each room! I brought a couch this year and had no problem fitting it in our living space.

    Academic Rigor

    You choose the classes you take, so choose wisely and you will be rewarded!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and find a schedule that works for you!

    In three sentences

    UGA is a terrific place where you can pursue your dreams! It offers a great group of students, terrific food, and superb ambiance. In short, this is the place to be for anyone who is serious about their future.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police aren't really present.

    Greek Life

    A ton of fraternities & sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    So so.

    Great for these types of students

    White, upper-middle class, football enthusiastics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch downtown.

    Bang for the buck

    Depends on what you consider bang for the buck. It's ok if you like rural, college-town only settings.

    What to do for fun

    Go to downtown Athens & enjoy the food and shops.

    Food and Dining

    9/10.

    Dorm Life

    7/10.

    Academic Rigor

    Its the ivy league of the south.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a large school with a big campus, so be sure that's what you want before enrolling.

    In three sentences

    Coming from an institution located in an urban setting, relocating to Athens was a change. Very cute college town with nice shops & restaurants in the downtown area, but little diversity among students. The immediate surroundings could provide culture shock to some.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Average.

    Greek Life

    Very big here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any that you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA has something for every type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Saturday's in Athens during gamedays are crazy- tailgating all day.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive in my opinion, but I think it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, downtown, lots of activities every day.

    Food and Dining

    Top quality cafeterias that are within walking distance wherever you are on campus.

    Dorm Life

    UGA and the town of Athens was rated number one party school when I was a freshman living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well in high school so you can get in.

    In three sentences

    I love this college. It has classes that are challenging, yet rewarding. The college town and local activities are really fun.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is very reassuring at UGA. Here at UGA we have the UGA Police who are on call 24/7. Whether your need a walk to your car because you don't want to walk alone, or you're feeling harassed, all you have to do is call their number.

    Greek Life

    UGA is not a greek or geek school. Only about 23% of UGA is greek. Meaning that there are many other ways to get involved on campus. However, I am in a sorority. It is one of the best decisions I have made. UGA Greek Life provides is a way to network yourself and get involved with so many different oppurtunities. Also UGA has a very safe Greek Life. Hazing is not permitted and sisters and brothers always have each others' backs.

    Clubs and Activities

    The number of clubs and activities at UGA are really to large to list. A few are intramural sports, greek life, Relay for Life, UGA Heros, UGA Miracle, Student Government Associations, numerous classes at Ramsey (the student gym), and crew.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are willing to work and are determined to do the best you can, UGA is for you. The classes are not easy, but they are not impossible to make an A in as long as you put in the necessary effort.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are SO many unique traditions on campus. The most important one is not walking under the arches at the front of campus until you graduate. It's said that doing so will curse you to never be able to graduate. Our football traditions are limitless. There's the Dawg Walk which is where all the students line up to form a tunnel that the players and coaches run through while the Red Coat band plays. There's also Calling the Dawgs. This is where all the students yell the Bulldog Battle Cry in unison Gooooooooo.... Dawgs, Sic 'em, Woof!, Woof! Then there is ringing the chapel bell on north campus after a victory. Any student can go do it to celebrate and show their bulldog pride!

    Bang for the buck

    UGA really is worth its cost. You're not only paying for the educational part of UGA, you are paying for the experience of a life time.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do in Athens for fun. We have movie theaters throughout the city, concerts throughout the week, bars downtown to mingle in, and of course UGA football in the fall! The best thing about Athens is that the city is built around the school, so it's easy to get anywhere you want. There is never a dull moment in Athens. Even when you're cooped up in your room studying you can open your window and listen to a concert playing near by, believe me, I've done it!

    Food and Dining

    We have 4 Award winning dining halls placed throughout campus. Snelling is the first ever 24 hour dining hall. The food is delicious and the workers are always friendly. It is hard to keep that freshman 15 off when there is such a variety of choices and you want to try them all! My advice is to get the 7-day meal plan because it becomes difficult to have to go out on the weekends to get food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really what you make it. If you are placed in the freshman dorms like Brumby, Creswell, or Russell there is always something going on. There are guest speakers about everything from body combat to eating healthy. One tip is keep your door open when you're in your room, you'll meet people who or walking by and new friends with feel more encouraged to talk to you.

    Academic Rigor

    In high school I was an all A student who studied, but never had to really hammer down on academics. My freshmen year at UGA I spend 4-5 hours a night on homework. Do not get scared though, I still have time for my social life, a full sorority calendar, and extracurriculars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to manage your time. UGA has so many opportunities and so many activities that it is easy to find yourself buried under numerous obligations. Sit down once a week, make a to-do list and stick to it. Always prepare for class before hand. It's easy to get lost, and hard to catch up once you fall behind.

    In three sentences

    A place where opportunities are endless. UGA is a home away from home. Everyone has a place at UGA, you just have to find it.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is generally very safe and students feel safe enough to walk around campus at night. The rate of robbery and crime seems to be generally low.

    Greek Life

    As an SEC school greek life is a big deal at UGA. Greek recruitment is a large event on campus and Greeks are very involved in the campus scene whether it comes to partying or philanthropy events.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is easy to be involved at UGA and there are many charity organizations as well as special interest clubs to get involved in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a myth that if a student walks underneath the arch they will not graduate and all students tend to avoid walking under and go around instead.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA is a great school among the public universities.

    What to do for fun

    Athens is full of fun stuff to do. Gamedays during football season are always exciting and downtown Athens has a lot to offer. There are several great restaurants and the night scene is great as well and there are over 80 bars to choose from with great drink specials. There is a variety of boutiques to shop at and also a great music and culture scene.

    Food and Dining

    UGA's dining halls are excellent. There are five dining halls to choose from and each one has something unique to offer. There is also a 24 hour dining hall which serves food all day. The dining halls have coffee shops, smoothies, pizza, stir frying, and a variety of food styles to choose from. There are salad bars, burgers, vegetarian options, a sub shop, and even an omelette making station. The dessert choices are amazing as well and the dining halls often have special days where they have a new unique menu.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not very new and the buildings themselves could use remodeling but the experience is worth it especially the freshman dorms. They are situated close to dining halls, classes, and in the center of campus. It makes it easy to socialize and meet new people and enjoy college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be very challenging and exams are very difficult. Most classes consist of only a few exams or papers and each grade its extremely important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work and study since classes can be challenging. Also, be ready to balance your classes with your social life and try not to get too distracted.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a good public school in a small college town that has a broad curriculum to offer. There is a variety of classes and different majors to choose from and the professors are usually very knowledgable. The university offers a really good education.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, study, go to parties

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food but a bit misleading when they tell you about it

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice, my dorm doesn't have much of a community though

    Academic Rigor

    Not too strenuous

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot, don't get too caught up in all the parties

    In three sentences

    UGA is a great place if you love football and drinking. The academics are also very good. The dining halls are great.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities at Georgia. There's pretty much something for everyone, from service organizations to sports to religious organizations.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Athens! There is always concerts going on that are pretty cheap to attend. Downtown Athens has many places to shop and eat, and there is a mall close by.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is very good! Sometimes it can be a little bland, but that's to be expected from a kitchen that is preparing food for hundreds of people.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fine. It is very easy to meet new people on your hall. Personally, I don't like to share bathrooms with many other people.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes so far aren't easy but they aren't impossible either. They encourage me to push myself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to open up! Talk to new people. Don't be intimidated by the size either. Get involved, but don't overload yourself. Pursue your passions and try something new too.

    In three sentences

    I love being a Georgia Bulldog! There are so many great opportunities to enrich my education, from great academics to research opportunities and study abroad options. There is also always so many things going on and off campus and many opportunities to meet new people and form new relationships.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't died yet so the campus security is definitely doing there job! I still have my pepper spray on hand though just in case!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600 different organizations at UGA. There is literally something for everyone. SERIOUSLY!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snellabrating is awesome! That's when you go to Snelling (a 24-hour dining hall) after midnight and just study and eat with your friends!

    What to do for fun

    UGA has plenty of activities to participate in throughout the year. I personally enjoy Dawgs after Dark, which is a program where the university brings the casino, or a cruise ship, or several other fun activities to the campus. It's usually held late at night until early mornings. Also, going to the movie theater on campus is always a fun thing to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UGA is great! The menu is diverse and the Food Services Department has won several accolades for their dining services. After a while though, the food can get boring. My advice is to switch up what you eat constantly so that you don't get bored with your meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at UGA are very traditional. UGA is an old university so of course the dorms are not the best. However, it is definitely manageable for your first year.Besides the traditional dorm, the dorm life is fun. People are so nice and your hall mates become your closest friends. Its great!

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Georgia has been called a Public Ivy Leauge. This is because the academic rigor here is no joke. You are expected to come to class prepared because the professors are prepared. One thing I love about UGA, however, is that although the classes are tough, there are several opportunities to receive tutoring and educational support to help you catch up in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are trying to get into the University of Georgia make sure you are a WELL- ROUNDED student. This meaning: you've taken vigorous classes, your SAT score is competitive, and your GPA is also competitive (it's also great to have community service). The University of Georgia is looking for students who can balance the pressures of school work while also making a difference in the community and beyond.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a huge campus with a small campus feel. The emphasis on academics is always the first priority and if you need help with anything, you WILL find someone to help you out. The amazing people, education, and extracurricular activities are what make UGA one of the best schools in the nation!

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good, as far as I know. Haven't heard of any danger lurking around campus, but one street over is a sketchy area so watch out.

    Greek Life

    VERY popular. More than half the people on campus wear greek t-shirts... every day.

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS of clubs and organizations. I believe that there's a club for almost anything. If not, it wouldn't be hard to get one started!

    Great for these types of students

    Great Greek life & party scene, but also great for diverse and cultural students who want a good education. My friends and I often say that attending The University of Georgia is like being in a movie. It's the ideal place to experience college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The famous Arch located on North Campus, right downtown. Do not walk under the arch until you graduate; it's bad luck!

    Bang for the buck

    A little on the pricey side, but it's a gorgeous campus with lots of fantastic facilities.

    What to do for fun

    SEC football games and tailgating! There's a lot to do around here- concerts, tours, museums, games, events, shopping, restaurants, bars... and the list goes on!

    Food and Dining

    Top-notch dining services! On the meal-plan, you can eat as many times as you want and as much as you want. Lots of variety and good, quality food.

    Dorm Life

    I live in East Campus Village--very nice dorms. There are lots of atheletes and it can get pretty noisy, but there is a dining hall right beside us as well as the Ramsey Student Center (the gym.)

    Academic Rigor

    You have a lot of homework, tests, and assignments. Like I said, just keep up with it all and don't procrastinate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay up-to-date on all of your assignments. Don't let the work load overwhelm you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has a fantastic teaching staff. We have a lot of resources for making good grades, finding a job, and pretty much anything else you can think of. The campus is beautiful!

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    anything you want

    Food and Dining

    if you live close to the school then u get homemade meals

    Dorm Life

    awsome

    Academic Rigor

    awsome

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a lot of clubs and make good grades

    In three sentences

    This school looks amazing. It has most of the majors i wan't to take. Plus its not to far from home.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Sooooo many clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not walk under the arch before you graduate!

    Food and Dining

    Mealplan is amazing. There are restaurants all around too!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are loud and small. They're also pretty old.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too caught up in Athens.

    In three sentences

    It's a good college and Athens is a fun place to live. The classes are really large because of the large amount of kids at the school. There is always something to do there and something to get involved in.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bell on North Campus is rung for successes. It's bad luck to walk under the Arch before you graduate. When you're feeling the need to get away. The ecology building has a great coy pond that can let you de-stress.

    What to do for fun

    The problem isn't what to do for fun, it's how to do everything you want to do and still have time to study!

    Food and Dining

    Great food choices for a cafeteria. And the fact that the have vegetarian and vegan options is awesome. The open-mindedness of diet is really appreciated.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorm life. Some showers have low water pressure, but RA's do a lot to try to make you feel comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic courses offered are of a great variety, but the methods for teaching at the University lack the spark that sets college students on the right track and inspires them. Teachers need to come up with more creative methods of lecturing and projects that are less of an insult to the students. It also feels like the curricula taught are re-caps of things I learned in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check out all of the resources available early on. There are numerous organizations that will help you discover what you're interested in. As much as lectures are not ideal learning environments, go to them, and then go to tutoring sessions to get the actual help you need.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has great resources available to all students and those who utilize them often make the best of their college experience. UGA often places too much emphasis on sports and the spaced out campus makes transportation difficult. Having weekly ministers out on Tate is often a distraction to fellow students.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    So many fraternities and sororities that are very involved with campus. They are always supporting programs and hosting activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many student organizations on campus and club sports to get into.

    Great for these types of students

    We have an art museum for students who have a creative side.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UGA has so many traditions. So fun to do them around campus and off campus. Makes you feel apart of a family.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do. Dawgs after dark is once a month. Intramural sports are always fun. Over 500 student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    We have the best food! Four dining halls with exquisite food choices. A large variety to choose from if you decide to be on meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The best part about the dorms is meeting new people. Decorating your room to fit your personality is great. They are close to everything you need.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard work is something you have to be willing to do. Classes are not hard if you study. Stay on top of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be willing to study. Be sure to get plenty sleep. Do not let downtown get the best of you.

    In three sentences

    This university is amazing when it comes to diversity, student involvement, and academics. I enjoy being a second year student at the University of Georgia. It's a fun place with something always going on.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Another up side to a big university is that there always seems to be something to do. Of course football games during the fall season are always fun. Down town has a very big night scene with all of the bars. The problem is that almost all except one are 21 and up so it makes it tough for the underage. Down town is not just fun at night though there are plenty of good restaurants and stores to shop at during the day time. There is also a Georgia theater down town that always has a concert or a play going on. During the warmer months there are lots of trails and rivers that are always fun to hang out at with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. The university has four dining halls, which gives you plenty of variety. It is pretty expensive, but it is definitely worth it your first couple years, especially when you are in the dorms because you don't have a kitchen. One dorm is even open 24 hours throughout the weekdays, which can be helpful when you are pulling a late night study session. They also have specialty dinners a few times throughout the semester. The food for these are always amazing! This is where they have special food such as sea food, or bbq, just things that we don't typically get. I would say one negative is that they do not have much for vegetarians. They do have a vegetarian line but it typically consist of the same food throughout the week with a little variation here and there. Besides that the meal plan is awesome and I would definitely recommend it for at least one year.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are the one downfall of the university. They are very old and the rooms are extremely tiny. Most have you share a room and many have community bathrooms, which are not ideal. However, they do have good RA's that try to plan cute little fun activities once a month. So if you are trying to meet people dorm life can be very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Its like any other university. Yes there are some classes that are a joke and you can get by without studying such as the electives. However many of the classes truly are very detailed and challenging. Lots of the professors here want more than for you to memorize book definitions and really challenge you to apply the context of the course rather than just memorize it. I know for me it was a big change from high school and took some getting used to, but it really is nice to feel like you actually know and understand a concept verses forgetting it the next day.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely encourage you to get involved with organizations so that you are meeting people on a smaller scale. It is a big university and even many of the classes have a large number of students that make it difficult to really get to know people from class. The good thing about a big university is that they have an endless amount of organizations so there really is something that would fit everybody. I know for me I really got to meet more people once i started to join more organizations and wish I had done so sooner.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    UGA has a very prestigious and overwhelming Greek life. There are sorority and fraternity socials every Thursday night and most fraternities throw some sort of event throughout the weekend.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on that anybody can attend. There are plenty of club activities to peruse as well as parties. The downtown scene is almost always popping.

    Food and Dining

    UGA is known for its award-winning dining options. The food is good but, yes, it can get boring if you are not willing to try new things and mix it up. Snelling, the 24 hour dining hall, is wonderful for late nights.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great experience, despite them being very tiny. The environment in the dorm buildings, especially the freshmen high-rises, is fun and energetic. It is easy to make friends and find help if needed.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is known for its rigorous courses, however, there are many ways to improve ones grade if the extra effort is put in. Not knowing the professors on a personal level is not as big of a hindrance as one might suspect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and keep up with the notes given in class. It's easy to fall behind so stay on top of everything and do not be afraid to ask for help if it is needed. I would not recommend more than 15 hours, and make sure to take a few fun and easy elective courses as well.

    In three sentences

    The University just is a great environment to be a part of. The classes are rigorous but there are many opportunities for success. Overall, UGA is a great experience.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty good, as long you don't walk home alone and are not aware of your surroundings, you should be fine.

    Greek Life

    While it may seem big at first because most of the freshman rush Greek, overall, UGA has more to offer than Greek life. However if you want to rush, lots of people do, and fall in love with their sorority/fraternity. Multicultural and academic Greek life is offered too!

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 200 clubs, there's an option for you.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for really any type of students, there are so many people you can really find your niche with your group of friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walking underneath the ARCH only as a graduate Ringing the Chapel Bell North Campus Foundation Botanical Gardens

    Bang for the buck

    With the HOPE scholarship, you can honestly pretty much good here for free, which is great considering college tuition nowadays. The quality of education and school environment is a bonus.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, any game, clubs, club sports, ramsey center, homecoming, human vs zombies

    Food and Dining

    The food is AMAZING! 24/7 dining hall, and customizable options for each one. The food might get a little bland after a while, but not if you mix up what food you eat, and trust me, you can. There's tons of food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life as freshman is pretty awesome. You get a group of friends that are all kinds of varieties, and most of them are even taking the same classes, so it's always nice to have a study buddy. Be warned, some of the dorms can be strict along with the RA's, so try to stay out of trouble.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely, challenging, but again not too bad. For science, math, and engineering majors, be prepared to work your butt off sometimes and fight for classes, because there are a lot of students. As for choosing your major, it's okay to change and decide you don't want to be a doctor. Explore your options and find what you love.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember college is not high school- you can't wait to study for a test the night before, so get agenda and stay on top of things. :) Also try and workout too because you pay for Ramsey center and it's actually pretty good for the price you pay. Finally, go to games. Our football team, swimming, gymdogs, and soccer are probably the best, but really any game is always fun to be at! Jon clubs, enjoy yourself. These are the best 4 years of your life.

    In three sentences

    UGA is great. It's not exactly the easiest school regarding academics, but if you are willing to put the work in, it's not that bad. Plus football games, and the many activities going around are always fun!

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is the place to be! They have restaurants, clubs, stores, and just about anything else. The Georgia Square Mall is only about fifteen minutes away and they even have a Varsity too! There are endless things to do in Athens!!

    Food and Dining

    A great thing about UGA is that they have plenty of dining halls all over campus! Their are plenty of buses to take you their and you always get an All You Can Eat Buffet! They have waffle makers, cereal, and anything you can think of! I have fallen in love with UGA's dining services, but be careful because the Freshman Fifteen is just around the corner!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you live in really makes a BIG difference. Most of the freshman high rises are very cramped so finding a very spacious dorm such as Morris Hall is necessary. Usually everybody is friendly and as long as you keep your door locked you won't be missing anything.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman in my first semester, I have honestly had to work harder this semester than every before in high school! Due to the fact that college itself is a whole new atmosphere and the work is very different. Getting to adjust while being away from my family has made it more intense for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated by how big the campus is, because honestly you will get used to it. Everybody is friendly and their are so many people to make friends with its RIDICULOUS! I'm positive that you will love UGA though!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely LOVE UGA! I couldn't have picked a better college! The atmosphere is always positive!

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    You definitely have to work for your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take on too many classes. Four should be enough for your first semester. Try to make friends.

    In three sentences

    It's a large place, but if you live on campus, you should be fine. The dining halls are pretty decent. The students are all very friendly.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Unlimited meal plans are helpful for long hours and snacks! Beware of the freshman 15!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, amazing sports, great academics.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Downtown is a different story, but I've never heard of any tragedies actually on campus - most rapes/robberies place on side streets, downtown, or the far south side, but even those aren't very common. The UGA and ACCA police are on top of their game, plus there are student services like Designated Dawgs that keep people safe, too.

    Greek Life

    A little pricey for Panhellenic fraternities and sororities, but worth it if you know you want the sisterhood aspect. There are also honors and service fraternities, and the black Greek organizations are home to some of the most amazing students on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school is so big, but with that comes so many options that you can never feel you're not home somewhere. SGA is great, the Center for Leadership and Service is miles ahead of most other American universities, and there is a strong multicultural presence on campus, too.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who cares, who is passionate, who wants to become a better person and make a difference in the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the Arch, ring the Chapel Bell for a victory, Call the Dawgs at a football game, Snellebrate (stay in the 24 hour dining hall when the clock turns over into the next day and they begin serving breakfast a little after midnight)

    Bang for the buck

    Especially with the HOPE scholarship, UGA is sooooo worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is a great place for all personalities and types of people. There are bars and music venues which invites a lot of partying and drinking, but there are also fun cultural things like music festivals (AthFest), the GA Theater, Cine, a trapeze studio, and great shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Seriously has to be one of THE BEST meal plans in the country. Unlimited entry, all you can eat, a 24-hour dining hall, and so much variety - if you can afford it, definitely stay on it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are SO NICE compared to other colleges, especially the Honors dorm (Myers) and the dorms for upper classmen (ECV, Reed). It's so easy to make friends on your hall and have fun within your building because the Residence Hall Association or RHA is always hosting super fun events for that very reason.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is basically a Public Ivy, and the academics attest to that. No matter your major, you will be challenged and expected to do your best, and that makes the university a great place for all kinds of learners, whether you prefer lab research or writing papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and you'll see how friendly and welcoming it is - you'll feel like part of the family, even as someone just stopping by! There's a reason why the Visitors' Center is the happiest place on campus.

    In three sentences

    UGA has everything you could possibly want, from great academics to a lively social scene, plus a beautiful campus and a faculty that really cares about the students. I have never regretted my decision to come here. Always so happy to be a Georgia Bulldawg!

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stay away from the ARC till graduation lol

    What to do for fun

    movie night or any and all sport games. also, your dorms do many, fun activities to keep things interesting all the time

    Food and Dining

    the many options they have at UGA, it's not a wonder why they call it the 'Freshman 15

    Dorm Life

    personally, i would make sure the contract that make for your roommate is carefully thought out.

    Tips for prospective students

    be open-minded and non-judgemental to new things that aren't familiar to you

    In three sentences

    UGA was like the open gate to Heaven when I went to visit over the summer. Everything about it -the campus, diversity, the students and faculty, not to mention the spirit- made me excited to become a part of a great college.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA police are continuously patrolling for safety. If you don't feel comfortable at night you can call the UGA Police and they will send you an escort to get safely to your on campus destination.

    Greek Life

    Milledge Avenue is the center for Greek life in Athens. The Greek community has been tradition at UGA for decades.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pretty much anything you could ask for. There is even a weekly quidditch match at Myers Quad for Harry Potter Fans!

    Great for these types of students

    Biology program at UGA is one of the best in the country. Educational programs at UGA are phenomenal as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Victory Bell: Dawgs win a game? Friend got married in the Chapel? YOu got an A on your test? Go ring the bells at the UGA Chapel on North Campus to let everyone know you're celebrating a victory!

    Bang for the buck

    Tons of cheap to free things on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is a fun and unique atmosphere for partying, but there is so much more to Athens! Ramsey center has a rock climbing wall, raquetball court and dozens of other activities. There is plenty of shopping in and around athens. If you like the outdoors there is Memorial Park which has lots of hiking trails and a zoo!

    Food and Dining

    Awesome! Be weary of the freshman fifteen.

    Dorm Life

    It is what you make of it. Yeah the rooms are small, and you have to share community bathrooms, but I made friends that I am confident I will keep long after college.

    Academic Rigor

    Study and go to class. UGA is a big school, so don't be afraid to go visit the professors during office hours. They will remember you when they are grading your tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's all about balance. Don't forget to go to class, but also don't forget to make memories. College goes by fast so make the most of it!

    In three sentences

    UGA is a great school in an awesome city. It provides the perfect balance between academic rigor to get you started on the right career path, and college town fun to make you collegiate career something you will never forget. one more thing. GO DAWGS!!!!

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although Athens is not known for being the safest city, the University of Georgia is a safe place to be. Constant surveillance from University and Clarke County Police can be seen throughout the campus and help is always a phone call away. The school is very responsible about educating students on safety as well as providing them with the information they need in the case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Many of UGA's students are part of Greek Life but that does not mean you must be a part of it. Greek Life provides opportunities for philanthropy, community service, and socializing. Greek Life at UGA strives to better the community and every member while creating life long friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for every taste. From free ballroom dancing lessons to the broadcasting society, no interest goes unrepresented. And if you can't find one you like, starting a new campus organization is not hard either!

    Great for these types of students

    There is a place for everyone here at UGA. Students of all backgrounds can come to UGA and find their place through a variety of clubs, organizations, and classes. If you have no specific passion yet, you can find one at UGA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    North Campus is by far one of most beautiful places on campus. Herty field, the fountain, and surrounding historical buildings provide an ambiance that can't be matched. After every winning home game, you can hear the chapel bell being rung all across campus- students ring the chapel bell for all sorts of accomplishments and celebrations.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgia residents primarily receive the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships but that does not mean that any amount of money for tuition is not worth it. UGA is by far the most well-rounded academic community and college experience offered.

    What to do for fun

    From the botanical gardens to shopping downtown, Athens has an endless list of things to do, day or night. Whatever your pleasure, Athens has it or a place for you take part in it. This beautiful, small town is packed with endless opportunities for fun.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has one of the top dining hall services in the nation. With multiple locations each offering a wide variety of options, no student could ever go hungry. You will hear students on campus that are no longer on the meal plan wishing they still were.

    Dorm Life

    Although the dorms are older and smaller than other colleges, it is truly the experience that matters. Being able to walk up and down flights of stairs day and night to visit old and new friends was a benefit I always cherished. The rooms are perfectly sized for college living and there are always staff on hand.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your intended this may change, but from my experience- if it's something you love, it won't be too much work. Once you find your passion and delve into your major coursework, the challenges that the professors provide only aid in your learning and experience. While you can always finds students studying around campus, our academic rigor is manageable enough so that we still have time to cheer on the Dawgs in Sanford Stadium every Georgia Saturday.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in UGA, definitely come up to Athens for a visit. You honestly cannot get the feel for life at the university until you have taken a stroll through historic downtown, experienced the beauty or north campus, or yelled GO DAWGS at a football game. The students here are passionate about our work and our play.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia offers the ultimate college experience from academics, intramural sports, greek life, SEC football, clubs and organizations, and practically anything you could associate with college. The beautiful campus supplements the quality education with professors at the top of their fields. The UGA community serves individuals from all backgrounds with every interest possible so you know you are in the right place.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    When I'm in Atlanta, I'm a little shaky when it come to walking alone. But at UGA, I don't have any problem walking from East Campus to North Campus alone at night :)...bottom point, I feel very safe at UGA. But at the same time, I did hear some scary stories that happened since Aug 2012..that's why I gave 4 stars.

    Greek Life

    Not for me :)

    Clubs and Activities

    Honestly, this is the hardest for me. I was very active in school organization in high school. After coming here, I realized there is so much more organization to choose from. In fact, there are 600+ organizations at UGA compared to my high school which only had 40-50 organizations. Also, it's harder to be an officer of a club at UGA because now you are running for a position with people who were just as competitive as you were when you were when you were running for a position at your high school.

    Great for these types of students

    I really can't say party students as many people would like to say so. UGA is great for all types of students. Your interests could range from art to teaching to pharmacy and more. I guarantee you will find a way to love UGA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snelling! This is one of the dinning. Here, breakfast starts at midnight :D

    Bang for the buck

    You might think you have all the time you need now that you are in college. WRONG. I feel like there isn't time for anything. I blame myself for that because time management is really hard (at least for me). I mean it's 11 pm, and you have to decide whether to go eat with your friends or go to sleep. Yes, I know it's a tough question :)

    What to do for fun

    The only thing I do to socialize is eat with my friends everyday.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great, but trust me you will get tired of it. Freshman 15 is real!

    Dorm Life

    Bathrooms are DISGUSTING! Other than that, dorm life is totally manageable. Just understand that people in your dorm might have an easier or harder major compared to yours. Respect that and let your hall mates study if they have to and not force them to watch a movie in the lobby.

    Academic Rigor

    You get to control the academic rigor. You get to choose whether to take 2 science classes together or take 17 credits instead of 12. If you took AP in high school, you will not find any difference in the rigor level. Some classes might even feel easier at college compared to AP classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will get scared after touring the campus, because it is ginormous. But after a month or so, you'll realize how small the campus actually is. Be realistic. Sign up for classes wisely. I advice not to over kill. Also, don't plan on taking fewer classes than recommended just so you can have a chill freshman year thinking you can just take them later on. Balance all required classes through out the 3-5 years :)

    In three sentences

    It is so easy to find your niche at UGA. Everything is very straight forward. My favorite site is UGA's Degree Works.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My safety is never in question. I have gone for runs at night by myself.

    Greek Life

    It is definitely here.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from, which can be troublesome when you find so many you are interested in and they end up conflicting in schedule.

    Great for these types of students

    Social but hardworking. UGA students are fun and prideful of their school, but many are also diligent workers and/or generally smart people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snellebrating - going to the Snelling dining hall late at night or early in the morning. It is open 24 hours from monday to Friday at 4pm.

    Bang for the buck

    As mentioned, it is a fantastic college experience and in the end the degree means something which makes it all worthwhile. It can be pricey to attend, but UGA graduates go off to do great things that make up for the up front cost.

    What to do for fun

    Campus sports, attend University sporting events, downtown Athens, events held on campus during the week such as movies and famous visitors, occasional dance parties, hanging out with all the new friends you make, go read a book somewhere nice on campus, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Unlimited food most hours of the day, with a variety of dining halls to choose from. A college student's heaven.

    Dorm Life

    Really depends on which dorms. Freshman dorms aren't the nicest but you can make do, and truly the experience is what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and demand that work be put into them, but if you give the time you will get the grade. Those used to easy A's will have a wake-up call.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and get used to studying, but try and figure out your interests so you can take full advantage of all the opportunities UGA has to offer you specifically.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia is the perfect college experience. The community is booming with events, the academics are involving and rigorous, and there are plenty of friends to make.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very active, even if you decide not to join, you'll still have opportunity to experience the life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ringing of the Bell, after a Football win. Anyone can go ring the bell.

    Bang for the buck

    Get Bulldawg Bucks, great way to pay for laundry.

    What to do for fun

    You have plenty of intramural sports to play. The school has a great Rec building, swimming,tennis,racquetball,aerobics and so on. Attending the schools athletic events are an experience you don't want to miss.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great, you have plenty of choices to chose from. They stay open late and the food is excellent. Watch out for the freshman 10lbs.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was great. My dorm was coed with girls on one floor and the guys on a separate floor. Dorm life gives you a great opportunity to meet other students.

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate the Academic rigor as a 4. Depending on your major it could be a little less rigorous. I'm a Chem major, lots of science and labs. I still have plenty of down time to enjoy myself.

    Tips for prospective students

    First year students, make sure you get the full meal plan. Once at school find out where the free tutoring is located for your class, this will save you money and help your grades.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a great College. Even though the campus is large it has a small college feel to it. The school offers a wide variety of majors, so if your undecided this would be a great school to attend.

  • 12/01/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I want to go here so bad! But I know it is really selective!

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You rarely ever hear of people getting hurt on campus, unless they are near or in downtown. There are constantly campus police driving around campus, so if you need help for any reason, you will not have trouble finding it. The university also has a great system that makes it easy to be safe if you just have your cell phone.

    Greek Life

    Being a member of Greek life myself, I love it. Greek organizations hold many philanthropy events year-round, and they always raise a ton of money for charities. Do not judge Greek life until you try to experience it for yourself, because a lot of the rumors I heard about it are NOT true.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus, you are bound to find something that suits you and your personality. There are so many students that go here, you'd actually have to try NOT to make friends because there's a diverse group of students here.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for hardworking students that are willing to put work before play.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ring the chapel bell. Do not walk under the arch on north campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the price of in-state tuition is reasonable, as well as the cost of dorm living and meal plan. You will definitely get your money's worth if you are an in-state student.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do on campus for fun, you just have to go out and look for something. There are many student organizations that host a variety of events throughout the school year, and there are also a good number of non-school events close to campus that are fun.

    Food and Dining

    When I first got to college, I thought most of the dining hall food was really good and I looked forward to eating it. However, after a few months of the same thing, I have noticed that the food gets old. I try to eat different things at each of the dining halls, but sometimes the food doesn't taste as good as it looks.

    Dorm Life

    My roommate and I do not live in one of the freshman high rises, so our dorm experience differs from most other freshmen. The dorm we live in is not very big, but our rooms are a very comfortable size. We do not have too many restrictions, but I do think the quiet hours need to be better enforced, especially during finals week.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the classes you choose to take, but most of them are very challenging and require a great deal of time outside the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not lock yourself up in your dorm room all the time. If you are studying, go somewhere on campus like the library or SLC. Do not eat at the same dining hall every day because, despite what you may think at first, you will get tired of the food after only a few months.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia is the perfect size: not too big, not too small. My university has an overwhelming number of degrees to pursue, and they are all competitive. The students at my university know how to work hard and study, but they also know how to have fun.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always UGA police and/or Athens-Clarke County police patrolling campus. The campus is well-lit at night and I pretty much always feel safe. Of course, you always have to be careful no matter where you are.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not for me, but I know of countless sororities/fraternities at UGA. Many of my friends are involved in Greek life and they love it! Plus, greek life tends to do a lot of fundraising for organizations, so that's alright in my book!

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't participate in many clubs/activities because I work part-time, but I know there are hundreds of them to choose from at UGA! I am constantly hearing about great things to do and ways to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for students who are interested in really talented local/garage bands, art, football, great food, or just interested in having a great college experience! UGA is great for anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, the story says anyone who walks under the arch on North Campus/Downtown while they are attending UGA will not graduate. I personally hope this to be false because I mistakingly walked under it during orientation! OH NO!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the cost! All colleges are expensive, but UGA isn't too steep in comparison to many others.

    What to do for fun

    My favorite things to do are to go to dinner with friends at one of Athens countless restaurants or to go to concerts downtown that feature many Athens-based bands. There really is a lot of talent in Athens and it's nice to see that showcased. I recently discovered Nine Times Blue, an Athens-based band trying to move up in the musical spectrum. Plus, you can pretty much always find parties to go to just by asking around!

    Food and Dining

    UGA is ranked in the top 1% of best food/dining hall facilities in the United States. I work at The Village Summit, one of UGA's four dining facilities. The food really is superb compared to most other campus eateries. Also, the dining halls specifically hire only students for part time employees, which gives many students the chance to find much needed money.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in one of the smaller dorms, Morris Hall. My experience wasn't too bad. The only really bad thing was the communal bathrooms. I used to think only guys were disgusting, but it turns out, there are PLENTY of college girls that do not practice hygenic routines. My dorm was also a little out of the way from most of the buildings on campus but the buses made that no problem!

    Academic Rigor

    I honestly am pretty happy with the course load at UGA, but it definitely depends on your major. I'm majoring in Linguistics and Romance Languages, so most of my classes are language-based which is easy for me. For people planning to major in any sciences, get ready for a little bit more/harder work. I know Bio and Chem are the two courses that I hear the most about in terms of hard classes. Good luck!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study for the SATs and/or ACTs! Keep your grades up because UGA usually accepts students in the 3.3-4.0+ students, but I do know some people who were in the 3.0-3.3 range as well, so don't fret if you're not quite there! If you can handle it, take as many AP courses as possible. I took four AP classes and got credit for two of them from the AP exams. Because of this, I didn't have to take Political Science or English 1101! AP credit can save you a lot of money in the long run! Lastly, have a few people double check your college applications! You never know if you made a typo or if something just doesn't sound right.

    In three sentences

    It is a vibrant, intellectually challenging school with dedicated teachers, professors, and T.A.'s. The classes are interesting and the campus is a beautiful array of historical and modern buildings. The University of Georgia is amazing and I can't imagine going to school anywhere else!

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard working students who like to meet people.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events sponsored by different organizations and sororities/fraternities around campus, and most of them are free. Also, downtown is within walking distance from the freshman dorms and it is always fun to go there and find new places to eat on Sunday nights, when all of the dining halls are closed.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There are 4 dining halls and one is open 24/7 Monday-Thursday. The meal plan is all you can eat and there is a lot of variety. Every once in a while you still miss a homemade meal but still the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are not the best, but they are safe and you get the opportunity to meet a lot of new people.Luckily if you stay on campus after Freshman year, the dorms are amazing. Also, dorms always throw events like free chicken biscuits at midnight and things like that so it never gets boring.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult if you do not get a handle on what studying techniques work for specific classes. Some teachers rely heavily on the book while others do not. While it is challenging, it is definitely possible to do well as long as you work hard and the teachers are always open to help. There are also many free tutoring opportunities around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard. UGA is becoming increasingly tough to get into to. Take AP classes but only take what you can handle. Take both the SAT and ACT too. Make sure to keep up those grades and get involved in different activities at school but only if you are passionate about them, because it makes it easier to write those college entrance essays if you are passionate about whatever they ask you about.

    In three sentences

    UGA has definitely become my home away from home. I love the big campus and the college town feel. There is always something to do, and many opportunities to find out what you are passionate about here.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have not found a problem.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be a part of Greek life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is old so around halloween there are ghost tours.

    Bang for the buck

    College is generally expensive everywhere...

    What to do for fun

    It's a college town so there's a lot of great restaurants and bars downtown. There's a lake, botanical garden, and nature trails. There are also lots of clubs to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    We have awards for our food.

    Dorm Life

    I met my roommate for next year on my hall! Everybody tends to be pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It all really depends on what kind of classes you are taking. I'm taking a lot of art classes but I really like art and I am good at it so my experience has been a little easier than some of my other friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Send in your SAT/IB/ACT/AP scores when applying so that you dont have to go fight for the credits later

    In three sentences

    This University has a lot of spirit and the atmosphere is great! Though there may not be a large amount of ethnic diversity, there are many different students here with different interests. Academically, this college has a lot to offer.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is very important at UGA. There are campus police that regularly check roadways, parking lots, and buildings. Dorm buildings are accessed only with ID cards and a hand scan.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is positively viewed on campus. It provides many opportunities for scholastic achievement and involvement.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities to take part in on campus at UGA. There are service clubs, religious organizations, athletic teams, greek organizations, and cooking classes to name a few.

    Great for these types of students

    There is no set type of student at UGA. Students from all areas of interest, background, and personality call UGA home. The variety of students makes it one of the most unique college campuses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football season and tailgating are part of the UGA tradition in the fall. Also, attending concerts at the Georgia Theatre is a fun activity that many students do.

    Bang for the buck

    Any degree from the University of Georgia is esteemed. UGA is one of the best public schools in the nation. With scholarships such as the HOPE/Zell Miller attending this school is affordable.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Athens is home to festivals, live music, great restaurants, and other events that are fun for students. The university hosts its own events that are fun to attend such as sporting events, movie nights, and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 dining commons available to students that are easy to access. The food and atmosphere is great at all 3.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to meet new people and is very convenient to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on what major students choose. Some majors are easier than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students need to make sure they have adequate study skills. It is important to stay on top of your work and not fall behind.

  • 12/25/2012

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    What to do for fun

    Go out!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit, visit, visit!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with a budding nightlife.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun the Griffin campus holds many fun activities. The cardboard boat race is lots of fun. There are other many activities that are help here as well.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten or dined on campus so I cannot comment on.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm so this I cannot comment on.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is challenging but it is only to prepare the students for state certification and future careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school and a degree from here matters when looking for a job. Keep your nose in the books and make sure that all work is turned in on time and that you attend the classes. If this is done, teachers take notice and are more apt to help if something arises.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia does not treat its students like a number like most other colleges do. Students are listened to by teachers and advisers. I have found that my adviser will check in and make sure that I am alright and to see if there is anything that she can do making me feel like I matter.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    all types of student can find a place to fit in

    What to do for fun

    go to the gym, and parties

    Tips for prospective students

    come to learn.

    In three sentences

    UGA welcomes students to many choices of intended majors. the UGA campus offers its students a variety of option for entertainment. UGA prepares leaders for the future.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The bus systems is very good so you really don't need to have a car

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is always fun

    Food and Dining

    Excellent. Signing up for the meal plan is worth it.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are great and very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a freshman and I just finished my first semester so the jury is still out on this one.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will enjoy a total college experience here

    In three sentences

    The campus is great and easy to learn your way around. The dorms are very comfortable. There are a lot of dining halls with a lot of good food choices and a great dining plan.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a campus police force that does their job as best they can, but take precautions downtown, especially at night.

    Greek Life

    One of the foremost Greek Universities in the country

    Clubs and Activities

    More clubs than you can count--for all interests.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students can find something here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unless you have graduated, it is bad luck to walk under the arches at north campus. Tradition says that if you walk under the arches before you have graduated, you will not graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    Rated the best value public university. You get the best degree for a reasonable amount of money (compared to other state universities in the nation).

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is always exciting. Lots of on-campus activities. Intramural sports, clubs, etc. Lots of local music and activities

    Food and Dining

    LOTS of variety for on-campus dining. Reasonably priced (for the most part). Bus routes take you downtown so there is a lot more food there.

    Dorm Life

    Variety of dorms available. Not terribly expensive. Great way to meet new people. Lots of dorm activities

    Academic Rigor

    Some majors are harder than others, just like any college. Study and do homework and you will be fine. Don't be afraid to ask for help, there are groups on campus dedicated to making sure you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to try new things Explore downtown--but don't go too crazy Expect to do work to get your degree

    In three sentences

    Great college atmosphere Great for extra-curricular activities Wonderful value

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Occasionally you'll hear about a robbery or some other crime, but for the most part The campus is pretty safe. Just use common sense when going out.

    Greek Life

    I was not interested at all in rushing, but if that's your thing, go for it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a bajillion clubs and activities to join. Unless you're a lump on a log you will definitely be able to find something that interests you. And if there's something missing that you would want to join, it's not too difficult to start your own organization.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is pretty cool; there are boutiques, restaurants, concert venues, and bars, but outside of that there is not a whole lot to do besides frat parties and the like. The school hosts Dawgs After Dark parties every so often. And a lot of indie artists come and give concerts, which is great!

    Food and Dining

    This is what I explained to my family when they asked me how the food was: it is the best cafeteria food I have ever had, but it is still cafeteria food. If you have allergies you might have a tough time, but they are pretty sensitive to people with special food needs, including vegetarians. One thing I don't like is that if you choose the 7-day meal plan, you can't downgrade it to the 5-day meal plan, even if you realize that you don't really need it. I ended up going out to eat or ordering pizza or Chinese with friends on many Friday nights and Saturdays. And on Sunday, the dining halls close at 2:00.

    Dorm Life

    As with all schools, some dorms are better than others, and they all have advantages and disadvantages. Make sure you register as early as you can to get your first choice. I got stuck in Brumby, the high-rise all-girls freshman dorm, even though it wasn't even on my list. (It's now coed though).If you are social, go for the high-rises (Creswell, Russell, Brumby), but if you prefer a more quiet environment, I would suggest something in the Hill community.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major/what classes you take, as well as if you are an honors student, but overall I would say the rigor is average to above average. Some professors are really easy, but others require more from you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your GPA and SAT/ACT scores are reasonably high, I would recommend applying during the early action period. You find out if you got in or not in November (which is awesome) and you don't have to write any essays or get teacher recs! Unlike early admission, if you apply early action you aren't required to attend if you do get in.

    In three sentences

    It's a HUGE school, so the experience that you will have here is what you make of it! Be open to everything. UGA has a lot to offer.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is the number one aspect that UGA reiterates. Here at this college, there is UGA Alert, which will tell you anything that can effect your safety. This includes weather warnings to more disturbing things. They just want to make students aware of their surroundings, and they do an excellent job,

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately, I am not a part of greek life, but I have friends who are. They said it was a life changing experience. From rushing to probates, University of Georgia makes it all exciting.

    Clubs and Activities

    The first thing a freshmen should do is join clubs and activities. At the beginning of each semester, there is a club fair where booths are lined up in the Tate Student Center. Students get to choose which club or activity is best for them. This will help you academics along with helping the community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition is the Arch. The tradition is that you go under the arch after you graduate for good luck. If you go under before you graduate, then you won't graduate or you will have bad luck. Unusual locations on campus is especially the library. Students do not take the advantage of going to the library to help with excelling in a class.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Georgia is known as a prestigious public school. As a result, I believe this college is a bang for the buck, especially if you receive Hope or the Zell Miller scholarship. The amount of opportunities, such as career fair and the extra curricular activities, are unlimited. Also, graduating from this school places you in a qualifying position when trying to find a job.

    What to do for fun

    Since Athens, GA is a relatively poor city, it thrives off the University of Georgia. Things to do for fun is going downtown Athens and exploring the different restaurants and shopping areas. Another thing to do for fun is join intramural fields sports team.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is perfect for freshman because they have no way of cooking in their dorm, so i enjoyed it freshman year. However, I got tired of eating the same food. As a result, I got off the meal plan sophomore year and moved to a dorm that allowed me to cook for myself.

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen are required to stay on campus, and I must say they are all old dorms, most of them are communal bathrooms. Besides that, dorm life is the way to meet new people who could eventually become your friends forever. Fortunately, living in a freshmen dorm is only for one year, so you can move anywhere else that has better living arrangements.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Georgia is known for its rigorous courses. That is why I stated above be prepared to study. As you get older, the courses get harder because you are getting more into your major. However, this is all a part of becoming an adult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be prepared for the transition from high school to college. High school is not the same as college. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Ask for tutoring or attend office hours if you do not understand.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the University of Georgia 8/10. I chose this rating because this school has given me so many opportunities to help me be successful. It has challenged as a person in academics and social life, and I know this will be one of the best times of my life.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They try, they really do, but there have been a significant number of personal attacks on campus and in the area...and those are only the reported ones. All I can say is don't go out alone and you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    There is a substantial Greek life on campus (5 times the national average). I am not a part of it, for which I will be eternally grateful.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have everything up to and including Quidditch, jousting, and the throwing furniture off of buildings to relieve stress after finals club.

    Great for these types of students

    Tolerant

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the arch! You won't graduate from UGA.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm struggling to pay for it, but it is definitely worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There is a plethora of events on campus. My favorite is going to see the 1$ movies at Tate.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has excellent food options. Avoid Bolton.

    Dorm Life

    I live in one of the smaller dorms, and I love it. I've heard less good things about the high-rises, so I couldn't justify 5 stars, but if it were based on my experience alone it would be.

    Academic Rigor

    The non-major courses are sometimes laughable, but actual courses for your major will challenge and engage you.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not the campus to hang out on for an alcohol-free zone. UGA has its reputation as a party school for a reason. It's not compulsory (or even advised), but it is something to be aware of. Also, despite a well-lit campus and numerous safety measures, personal safety has proven to be an issue on UGA property. A can of mace would not be ill-advised.

    In three sentences

    The campus at UGA is laid-back socially and rigorous academically. It's challenging, but inviting. There are people of all sorts here, and finding friends with common interests is easier than you'd think.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    When I first came to visit UGA I didn't know much about it. When I was going through the tour the only thing I could think of was how BIG the campus was, but most importantly I could tell that the school had a lot of pride and spirit. That was something I was looking for in a school. I wanted a place that was friendly and that could be a home away from home.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is an endless amount of fun activities to do on and off campus at UGA! With its many wide open courtyards in between buildings and residence halls, some outdoor pastimes of students include playing a game of Frisbee in the grass or hanging up hammocks and swinging from the trees. Downtown Athens has it all: shopping at 65 retailers and unique boutiques, dining at 55 incredible restaurants, and of course, this world-famous music city has 40 taverns and nightspots that host tons of gigs all year-round, usually at extremely affordable prices! Athens is also home to the beautiful State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a great place to visit on a weekend afternoon. The Tate Center has a movie theater where students can watch new (and old) movies for just $1!

    Food and Dining

    The multiple award-winning UGA Food Services offers voluntary meal plans of either 5 or 7 days per week. With four on-campus dining halls (one open 24 hours!) and unlimited meal plan access, I can definitely say that the food here is one of my favorite parts of UGA! There is an enormous variety of delicious all-you-can-eat food at the dining halls, and each location has its own unique touch. Employees of these dining halls are without a doubt some of the most hospitable on campus, always greeting hungry students with smiling faces. The convenience of the dining halls is unbeatable, and they are definitely the way to go as far as eating on campus.

    Dorm Life

    All freshmen students at UGA are required to live in one of the 21 on-campus residence halls. Many of these residence halls also have space for non-freshmen student residents, but some are freshmen-only buildings. Some are older, some are newer. Some are huge, some are small. The good thing is that you can request up to three dorms, in order of preference, before you move in. You may also request a specific roommate, which is nice. Living in a dorm has its advantages and disadvantages. There are obviously many rules which are necessary to keep all residents safe, and one must learn to live with these rules pretty quickly upon moving in. However, it is nice to live in a building filled with people your own age, and it is very easy and common to make lasting friendships with roommates and hall-mates. Also, each residence hall has a multitude of study rooms, vending machines, recreational areas and activities, laundry services, computer/printer access, etc. The first-year requirement lets each student have a taste of dorm life, and from there, he or she can decide if they want to live in a residence hall again or find off-campus housing for their remaining years.

    Academic Rigor

    While many aspects of college can be easier than high school (i.e.: creating your own schedule, having more freedom, etc), I would definitely say that academics here are not one of those aspects. (But that's not necessarily a bad thing!) You may have done very well academically in your high school years (I did, too) but be prepared for a much more challenging workload at UGA. You will learn many new and fascinating things here, but just make sure that you are taking your work seriously. Read syllabi carefully and study hard! Schoolwork at UGA doesn't have to completely take over your life, but it should definitely be your first priority. You can balance your time to still have room for other activities, but at the end of the semester, the payoff of a high GPA will be the greatest reward.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do your homework. Before coming here, research everything from bus routes to professor ratings. Take a walking tour around campus through the UGA Visitors' Center, asking any questions you can think of. The campus tour guides are there to help you and can answer any of your questions or concerns! Decide what kinds of activities you want to involve yourself in or simply learn more about. What sparks your interest the most? Chances are, there's a club or an organization at UGA for just about anything you could ever imagine. The main thing to remember is not to stress yourself out about making fast decisions. Take your time! Don't worry if you don't know what you want to major in yet, or even what you want to do later in life. Simply sign up for classes that are of interest to you now, and you will find your way when the time is right.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a large, world-renowned public university in which students from all over the globe come to further their education. UGA offers everything from a challenging academic environment to a broad social setting in which it is easy for anyone to both expand their minds and make new friends. The vast array of opportunities that I have as a student here at UGA is what makes me proud to attend this well-established and ever-growing institution.

  • 02/17/2013

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    In three sentences

    Of all the schools I have been looking into, UGA has the best program for what I want to study.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can't go anywhere by yourself at night

    Greek Life

    Most students are in a fraternity/sorority and there are many houses to choose from

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs to join and the university is always hosting several events or activities, both academic and for fun

    Great for these types of students

    -Really like concerts -Want to do undergraduate research -Motivated and want to be challenged, not bored

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the arch on north campus until you graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great education at a public university, so you don't have to pay the extravagant amount private schools charge for a similar education.

    What to do for fun

    Athens has a huge music scene downtown (which is right next to campus), so there's always a show to go to.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are everywhere and are open all day, so you do't have limits of how often you can go per day or certain times you have to go between. It doesn't taste too bad either.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is oftentimes loud and messy, but being close to everything on campus is definitely a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    You are sure to learn something in your classes, and while you may have one you find easy, many of your classes (especially your major classes) challenge you to look deeper into the material and really understand your field of choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into the departments of the majors you are considering and look at what the professors study. This is a Tier 1 Research Institution so make the most of the opportunity!

    In three sentences

    The University is great for exploring a field beyond the classroom. Aside from challenging and insightful classes, there are research opportunities for undergraduate students as well as the graduate students. This allows for a more hands-on learning experience.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA PD is always around, turn the corner and they probably will too. The security on campus is very tight, there is no need to worry about your personal safety but it is always a good idea to travel with people and not alone.

    Greek Life

    The greek life at UGA is amazing. This is something the University takes a lot of pride in. There is a sorority or fraternity to fit every individual person. At UGA students are not clones of each other, they complement each other.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything you can think of. Interested in motivating or inspiring people? Join the Motivational Club! Are you a medieval kind of person? Join the Medieval Club; theres always something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Great of independent, happy, strong willed students. Students who enjoy amazing scenery on the campus, a family like student body are the students who will feel the most out of their college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Having a nice day? Go ring the bell at the chapel. And whatever you do, don't walk under the arch! Attend a game your freshman year, or go snellabrate at Snelling!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the tuition, facilities are great. Amazing teachers, and the quirks of being a UGA student are so many. Eg. free tutoring, peer tutoring, movie nights, hundreds of thousands of books available to students.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the historical places of the University. Go spend some time in downtown Athens, it has a variety of places to eat something great! We join clubs, or sports. Don't forget we are Bulldawg Nation; Saturday in Athens is the day you don't want to miss in Athens.

    Food and Dining

    Number one university dining experience in the nation. Enough said. There is such an amazing variety of food, no one person will feel left out.

    Dorm Life

    Great experience living in the dorm. Your biggest memories and freshman year experiences come from the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying is something that the classes at UGA will teach you how to perfect. It is only as hard as you make it. The more effort you put into a class the more satisfaction you will get out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, have fun, make friends but manage your time. Come prepared, know what you want to major in and if you don't know, the career center is the place to go. It is always a good idea to have a positive outlook for any school really.

    In three sentences

    This is a university that never stops giving opportunities. It is a school that never gives up on you. A school you will regret not attending.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    As an SEC school, Greek life is very prominent on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you're into it, someone else here is too. Join their club. Make some friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Greeks, hipsters, artists, people who want a great education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk through the Arch before you graduate! Also, most of our buildings are haunted, so try to go on a ghost tour at least once.

    What to do for fun

    Athens is a music Mecca. Folk, rock, hip-hop, friends who want to mess around with an instrument-- all of these thrive in a city that thrives off the music scene. Every month, a major artist comes to Athens (OK Go, Sister Hazel, fun., Andrew Bird, etc.) for relatively little money. Many bands offer free concerts in the parks or $10 shows at the legendary 40 Watt.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls and hundreds of restaurants within walking distance or a free bus ride. You will not go hungry, and if you walk, you can eat tons of delicious food and not worry about gaining weight. It's fabulous

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms teaches you more about yourself than you'd be able to learn in any other situation. There's something about sharing a small room with another person and a bathroom with 30 more that teaches you patience. If nothing else, it makes you more social-- you could go back to your ten-foot room with your new roommate or you could go to the mixer in the student center.

    Academic Rigor

    I took transient classes one summer at another college and was disgusted at how little I learned. Every class I took at UGA opened my eyes to something new. The professors and teachers are competent and experienced--something I took for granted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rush even if you don't plan to pledge a sorority or fraternity; it's a fantastic way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    UGA is large enough to meet anyone you'd ever want to meet, but full of smaller communities where you'll feel right at home. Athens' laid-back attitude mellows out the University's rigid scholarly expectations. Of all the places I've been fortunate enough to visit, Athens, Georgia is my absolute favorite.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are tons of great sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    Great Student Government program

    What to do for fun

    There is a huge downtown, lots of bars, restaurants, and shopping

    Food and Dining

    Great dining halls

    Dorm Life

    Small dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It can be as hard as you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved immediately in something your interested in

    In three sentences

    Lots of clubs to get involved in. Huge campus.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always patrolling.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The arches! Most known tradition, NO student walks under the arches until they have successfully graduated from the University of Georgia! Another? They always ring the bell in the bell tower when the Dawgs beat Georgia Tech.

    What to do for fun

    PLENTY! Concerts, clubs, sports, recreational activities, etc. Plus your only a little ways away from Atlanta.

    Food and Dining

    College students are on a tight budget but you have to eat. The campus dining halls are nice and have a friendly staff. The food is decent. Remember to look into your dining package! There are also plenty of places in Athens to dine.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice. I recommend anything in the center of campus just because it wont be far from anything. Many of the dorms that have 200+ beds are going to be loud and busy so be sure that its the right place for you. Also consider whether you would like to be all female or maybe coed when selecting your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Its an accredited university so expect the classes to be compelling and challenging. Professors are very kind and understanding but do expect the very best from their students!

    Tips for prospective students

    Really look into what you want to do and what your interested in. Do the dorms meet your standards? Are the courses going to be to hard or easy? What can you get out your experience here? Is the location ideal? What about the cost? All of these thing are very important!

    In three sentences

    This university is gorgeous and full of things to do. Its a college town and a great place to head off on your own. The people are very friendly and there are plenty of resources to help you succeed!

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations that you can join. UGA has a wide range of different interests that can appeal to almost anybody. Downtown Athens is mostly bars and expensive boutiques so if you think that's fun, go for it.

    Food and Dining

    The food's not very good but expensive. The dining halls don't have much variety. Snelling is advertised as being open all night but after 10 they only serve cold pizza. All other dining halls close at 8 and most of them don't work on weekends, especially on Sundays.

    Dorm Life

    I wish UGA didn't make freshmen live on campus. You have no choice in who your hall mates are. Most of the time their loud and disruptive, but if you get along with the typical college people you might enjoy their presence.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of classes require students to do a lot of work. It mostly depends on your classes and teacher though. Maybe you'll get lucky and get an easy one. For the first year or so everyone will be taking the core classes and they'll all pretty challenging, mostly because most of the time you'll be taking classes you have to take and not one's that you are interested in, so it will be harder to want to try hard in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest not being on the meal plan. It's very expensive and the dining halls don't have that many options for good for. You'll get bored of the same food after a month. Also make sure you are absolutely comfortable with your roommate because you'll be stuck together for a long time.

    In three sentences

    I think UGA is a school with many opportunities available for its students. It's a fun, active campus with a thriving culture and great academics. Overall it's an exceptional school that has many different aspects that make it both unique and perfect for all kinds of students.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are several dining halls located around campus if you have a meal plan. If you do not have a meal plan, there are still several dining options around campus and you can always eat in downtown Athens, which is next to campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but I hear they are nice. They are building new dorms and the dining halls are close to them.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and students are motivated. Teachers are willing to help, but you must study every day!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not want to pay for parking and live off-campus, take the Athens Transit bus system because it is free for UGA students and takes your from your area to school. Keep up in your studies because it is easy to get behind.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Georgia. The campus is large, but easy to get around. The teachers and students are nice. The students are motivated to do well and the teachers are willing to help. It is a challenging school!

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is security on campus all throughout the day and night. If you ever feel like you need a ride home because its unsafe, just give them a call and they will be more than happy to give you a lift to your dorm. Lastly, despite the gun, badge, and uniform they officers here on UGA's campus are really nice! I've gotten to know a couple of them on a personal level. So don't be afraid to get to the know the officers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only tradition I can think of at the current is Snell-e-brating! This a tradition that usually occurs around final exams. Students pour into the Snelling Dining Hall, usually with their friends, find a table, study, and eat all night before they take their final exam(s) the next day. Call it crazy but every UGA student has done it! Also, whatever you do, do not walk under the arch until you have graduated from UGA! I don't know if you'll be cursed with bad luck or what, but don't do it until you officially graduate!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do! If your a party animal go downtown or to a party! If your into the arts and music scene then go to a concert.

    Food and Dining

    I'm perfunctory when it comes to the meal plan. Pro, its great! They have four dining halls, with a fifth one on the way, and they food is amazing! You'll never starve! Con, the meal plan almost cost as much as the tuition! Unless you have scholarships, grants, or extra money around then you will have to shell out a lot of money. They really need a block meal plan like 50 or 100 vouchers.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty good. In my opinion everyone in my dorm is nice and mature. The neighbors around me and on my hall are always willing to help whenever I'm short some money to buy or snack or if I need a ride somewhere. Also, an RA is always on duty to assist the resident with any other problems they may have.

    Academic Rigor

    The sciences here at UGA are very difficult. Its not impossible to pass, but you have to remain focused on your studies. The key to getting that A in the sciences classes are the following: studying, attending office hours, and praying!

    Tips for prospective students

    Start talking to the students who are majoring in what you attend to major in at UGA. It really makes a big difference. You will already know what are the do's and dont's to excelling in college!

    In three sentences

    Its a great school, the people here are nice, and you will definitely get a phenomenal education!

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There's many things to do at the school.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    I find it extremely rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Actually try hard, because it's hard to keep your hope scholarship here.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia is my top choice so far. It's extremely diverse in both subjects and people. I have been wanting to go to this school since I was 6.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's literally a club for everything you can possibly think of here. If you're into Anime they have a club for that. If you're into radio stations, horses, dancing, or even eating fruit loops there is a club for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a dining hall called Snelling and it is a tradition to Snellebrate meaning late night dining at this 24 hour dining hall. You can literally come and eat at 3:00 in the morning. Its an awesome thing to do.

    What to do for fun

    Spend time with your friends in Downtown Athens in the day and at night. Both are definitely exciting experiences. Attend Dawgs after Dark events. The themes are out of this world awesome. One of the themes was a Carnival theme with rides and everything.

    Food and Dining

    The food is spectacular here. It is literally a beautiful buffet everyday. Once you take a glance at all the possible combinations of food you can have, you wouldn't want to leave.

    Dorm Life

    The people you live with and around will be very interesting. You will definitely remember them with funny stories to tell. The dorm is comfy and cozy like you're second home.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are definitely a challenge, but once you get the hang of it you will feel accomplished. There's so many majors to choose from here, so even if you don't have a career/major choice in mind, there is a Career Center here that is essential to your every need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take advantage of the $1 movies available. They might be a dollar but its worth it because they place recent movies that are released in theaters. Also working out at Ramsey Fitness Center is a must. That place is golden.

    In three sentences

    This campus is home to the sweetest people you will ever meet. This campus has the greatest school including people who don't even attend the University. This campus is beautiful beyond compare.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally something for everybody. I'm serious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The arch is a place in down town Athens where all students walk through once they have graduated. Any student that passes through the arch before they get their diploma is cursed to never be able to graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Right on campus is down town Athens, which is full of tasty restaurants, a video game arcade, a bowling alley, night clubs, pubs (for 21+), etc! It has something for everyone. In addition to that, UGA sponsors a monthly event called Dawgs After Dark where students can participate in many fun activities ranging from a build-a-bear workshop, laser tag, and an actual Ferris wheel. Also, UGA's many clubs and organizations have weekly events that range from free waltzing lessons, a Hispanic heritage festival, to dressing up as super heroes to entertain children in the hospital.

    Food and Dining

    UGA Food Service offers unlimited times-a-day, all you can eat, delicious, top-rated food on a daily basis for its students. It's always very clean, the food service staff is very hard working, and the food is always fresh. The food service is also kind enough to accommodate students who have to study all night with it's 24 hour dining hall services.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms range from decent to wonderful depending on how much money you're willing to spend. All dorms contain multiple Residential Advisers and desk staff that are very informative and helpful for students, as well as many planned fun, social events so that dorm members can interact.

    Academic Rigor

    No matter what major you're striving for, UGA will be sure to keep you challenged at the very least. This isn't to say it's impossibly hard or anything. These rigorous class are designed to make sure that once you enter your career field, you'll be good to go!

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether an incoming freshman or transferred student, never be afraid to ask questions in fear of being branded new. The people here treat each other like family. We're all here to help each other since we're striving for the same goal: graduation day.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a wonderful place for those who are looking for all the excitement and opportunities a college could offer them. There is a wide range of major focused programs, frequent school and club activities, a well established study abroad programs, and an endless supply of school spirit for our sport teams! In addition to all of that, both the staff and students here are very friendly and helpful so new members of the UGA family will have no reason to be scared or shy!

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of sporting events to attend, if that's your thing! Dawgs After Dark is especially fun and they do it a few times each semester. $1 movies at the student center every weekend lots of free things to do, like play with the puppies at the animal shelter or visit the botanical gardens on campus!

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is top-notch and is all-you-can-eat! (Just don't eat too much... it makes the freshman 15 all too easy!) There's also plenty of awesome places to eat around campus and in Downtown Athens.

    Dorm Life

    The residence advisors are awesome - extremely friendly and very helpful! You will meet some of your best friends in your dorm if you are open minded and step out of your comfort zone a little bit. Community bathrooms are not that bad, I promise!

    Academic Rigor

    Doing the work and doing it well is key. If you study hard and use all the resources you can, you will succeed! Don't be afraid to get help in as many places as possible!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded - take a class you might not be all that interested in, and be open to advice from others! Think about the big picture when choosing a major - what exactly do you plan on doing with your degree? Time management is KEY!

    In three sentences

    There is never a dull moment at UGA! There is always something fun going on no matter what it is you're interested in. It's a very diverse student body with opportunities for everyone.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on campus. If you are a sports person, there is usually some type of sporting event that you can attend. There are other types of events that are always going on somewhere on campus

    Food and Dining

    The food is great on campus! The servings are usually plenty. The dining halls are normally not crowded.

    Dorm Life

    I did not ever stay in any University of Georgia dorms. There are some really nice dorms and there are some old dorms that are not so nice. Dorms are a good way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Georgia is academically challenging. If the student attends all classes and keeps up with their assignments, passing will not be hard. The professors want the students to pass their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students be sure to visit the campus before making the final decision to earn your degree at the University of Georgia. The campus is huge and not every student is comfortable with such a large campus. Become very familiar with your intended major and the classes needed for that major.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a great place to earn your degree. There is a place for every type of student. The University of Georgia offers a lot of help for students.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself feels safe, but off-campus can be a little bit risky depending on the location and time of day.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities here that's it's difficult to even think of all of them. The options are practically endless!

    Great for these types of students

    balanced, fun-loving students who are willing and motivated to study, but ready to enjoy what college has to offer

    Bang for the buck

    I would say you get out more of UGA if you put more effort in. The resources are there through alumni, staff, and plenty of other organizations, but you need to make the decision to get involved. If people take advantage of opportunities, they will get out much more than expected. And I'm not only talking academically, it goes for social connections and events too.

    What to do for fun

    Just walking around campus can be fun if you're with the right group of friends! The football games are a MUST (go dawgs!). Downtown is the place to be though. It has plenty of cute shops, lots of food options, and the nightlife. If you aren't looking for the nightlife, then go enjoy walking around downtown during the day! There is also the botanical gardens and a nice trail for walking or running out by the intramural fields that I would recommend.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great! I recommend Bolton for the people trying to make healthier choices, but otherwise ECV is the best.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay, but it depends on personal preferences. The housing staff are typically very nice and helpful, and the dorms I have been in have been nice, but personal space can become a problem. Make sure you are prepared to share a room with your roommate, because it can be more challenging than it sounds when you have different preferences and schedules.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say the level of difficulty varies depending on strengths and interests. There are very challenging courses and easier courses. It just depends on study habits, professors, and your interest in the material you are learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend scheduling advising appointments as early as possible to ensure earlier class registration - classes can fill up really quickly once registration starts. Students also need to try their hardest to find their best study strategies quickly, because it can be difficult to focus with so much going on.

    In three sentences

    UGA is the college to attend! The campus is beautiful, the staff is helpful and inspiring, and the opportunities for everything are unlimited! The University of Georgia invites students to discover who they are, and UGA is the key to reaching goals, no matter how big or small.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never once been concerned for my safety on campus. I have walked around long into the night and not been concerned. It is a safe place to be.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not in a fraternity, but Greek life dominates. One trip down Milledge or just being outside during rush week and you'll experience it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to choose from. I can't even pretend like I know them all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I grew up in Georgia, so everything seems pretty normal to me!

    Bang for the buck

    Uga is fairly pricey for a public university, but the amenities are all fairly expensive and you can see where the need for money comes from. It is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you want! From Intramural to studying, to reading on north campus. I never had a lull in my day.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is four stars. The food itself is five star worthy, however the hours and availability of the food makes it lose the maximum rating.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life was the best! It is where you meet your best friends. My current roommate is a guy I met in my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I gave UGA an academic rigor of 4/5 stars because of my experience here. The students who have transferred in have found the adjustments difficult, proving that it isn't easy. It did not get the five star rating because there have been classes that have been fairly easy with minimal work, making the five star rating undeserving.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is something here for everyone. While it may be known as a party school, there are plenty of people I know who don't drink at all! They still have fun as there are opportunities for anyone.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is challenging but reasonable. It is social and fun. It is all encompassing.

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    This is RIGHT in the middle of a downtown. It's not too big though, and it's got a nice crowded feel...nothing New York-ish.

    In three sentences

    I'm looking into going to this school when I graduate, and it seems like the best choice so far! It's got some great diversity too

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It is very popular on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who want to have fun but who are also disciplined to stay on top of their coursework.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You cannot walk under the arch until after you graduate because it's bad luck.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown, or join a sorority/fraternity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go out, and meet new people, but don't forget to study hard!

    In three sentences

    It is a really great school. It's really easy to meet people, and there's always something to do. Academics wise, it is somewhat rigorous, but it is worth it to get your degree.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Really excited to be attending here soon! It is a wonderful school with a great atmosphere! GO DAWGS!

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the day, I feel safe traveling to and from and on campus. Evenings, especially towards the downtown area, I would not recommend traveling alone.

    What to do for fun

    Athens is so fun and lively -- even for underage students! There are so many thrift shops, theaters, festivals and planned activities, plus a HUGE music scene!

    Food and Dining

    I don't live on campus or have a meal plan, but rumor has it that UGA has one of the best dining hall systems in the Southeast.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough -- large lecture courses for maths and sciences (anywhere from 150-300 in one class). The core classes are the hardest to get through. I haven't had a poor professor yet. They have all been challenging and passionate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay close attention to transfer requirements. It's easy to get behind here if you're coming from another school, especially a private one. Don't eliminate the option of living off campus -- it's excellent and affordable, plus public transportation is free with your college ID!

    In three sentences

    The school is huge and overwhelming at first, but once you nestle into your specific degree, it's wonderful. The transportation system is fabulous and for being a top ten on the party school list, I feel relatively safe here.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Award winning dining halls! Enough said.

    Dorm Life

    If you like the party scene, choos the freshman highrises.

    Academic Rigor

    Take alot of AP classes in highschool.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a great school. The campus is beautiful and the southern hospitality is unbeatble. I can't wait to attend this fall.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is a huge amount of greek life here. While I am not into that lifestyle, there are definitely wonderful opportunities for greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and things to do at UGA. Getting involved probably seems intimidating at first but I'm sure once you've gotten into your niche everything will run smoothly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure if me going to Ramsey everyday is unusual but I really enjoy working out, taking fitness classes, or dancing. I like to jog along the stadium on Standford Drive.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have Hope Scholarship this University is definitely worth it. Without it, it can get pretty pricey but it's manageable.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities connected to the school and so many different types of people. Ramsey is a good place to start for student activities!

    Food and Dining

    I chose not to eat from the meal plan because I've heard the food is unhealthy and high in sodium.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but when I visit my friends who did, it seemed fine.

    Academic Rigor

    Between 3 and 4 stars depending on the classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one thing I've learned is don't take on more than you an handle and definitely place importance on attending class!

    In three sentences

    Having come from a family of UGA graduates, I will say that I was originally apprehensive to attend. However now that I am here, I'm quite content with the large campus and staff. The energy and school spirit here is very refreshing.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police constantly patrol campus from parking decks to inside the dorms.

    Greek Life

    So many fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a ton of intramural sports here.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of person. Adventurous thrill seekers to quiet bookworms, you find everyone here at UGA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Completing the Trifecta. Climb on top of the Coliseum, go onto Foley Field, and sneak into Sanford Stadium at night.

    Bang for the buck

    Athens is an awesome place to live. It is young and lively and the atmosphere and energy is incredible.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports is a great way to have fun while also keeping active. You can even go off campus to go to the golf course on a nice warm day. You can even go see a movie at one of the theaters nearby. But fun depends on what your personality is. Downtown Athens attracts all kinds of people. Bars and music and a bunch of people having fun can be seen on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights downtown. Fraternities also host several parties throughout the year. Legion Pool also offers several events for people to attend with food and music. Fun can be found everywhere around campus.

    Food and Dining

    UGA provides 4 dining commons with a new one being introduced in the fall of 2013. The food is good, and meal plans offer students all you can eat. Everything is relatively fresh and the Hibachi grill and Philly Cheesesteaks are pretty popular. Also, the smoothies at the Joe Frank Harris Dining Commons are good.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent. The 3 high-rise dorms each house nearly 1000 students, providing a community within the building. There are also several events that dorms hold for residents to engage in. From water sports in the summer to grilling out late in the fall, dorm life is very fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor depends on the major one pursues. Engineering is a difficult major, but Education is easy, and this is purely statistics. Core classes that are required for freshman are overall not too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain good grades and get involved in several extracurricular activities. It is also good to do community service and reach out to members you normally would not. Manage time well an be sure to keep priorities intact.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is rich in history, rich in music, rich in sports, and provides students an awesome environment. It is the oldest public school, 5 minutes from downtown, and has is home to one of the strongest football teams in the nation. The academics is also one to be admired.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police around, but the area outside of Athens is not very nice

    Greek Life

    A home away from home! Not just paying for friends

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs to choose from and get involved in, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Involved, original, artistic, outgoing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No walking under the arches until after graduation, ring the chapel bell, go swimming in the fountain

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great school, in state students can redeem HOPE

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, fraternities/ sororities, intramural teams, explore Athens

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is AWESOME!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are super small and community bathrooms are not fun. Make friends with hall mates. Plus side: you don't spend that much time in your dorm and you don't have to worry about cleaning the bathrooms

    Academic Rigor

    Certain classes are tough, but still able to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and study every day. Get involved. Branch out of your comfort zone. College goes by very fast so soak up every opportunity.

    In three sentences

    There is always something to do and a place for everyone. Both on campus and off- campus are beautiful and fun. It is a big school that ends up feeling like a small family once you find your niche.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    AP classes are your best friend. Definitely try and pursue some in high school, even if it's just a few. Not only do they look good on the application but the hours offered for AP classes are really good. Always try your best, too. It may be obvious to some, but it definitely makes a difference in distinguishing you as an applicant.

    In three sentences

    They have an extensive roster of classes for so many majors that the school can literally cater to anyone's prospective major. The staff and counselors are super friendly and I instantly felt at home. The surrounding city is gorgeous and the campus is wonderful.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UGA has many deep seeded traditions on campus. It is only when a student graduates from the University that he or she is allowed to walk through the legendary arch. The chapel bell is rung after every football victory and for many other momentous occasions.

    What to do for fun

    Athens is full of amazing one of a kind restaurants. The University of Georgia is very enthusiastic about their sporting events such as football, basketball and gymnastics. Athens has many unique stores and there is always a concert to go to in town.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Georgia prides itself on having one of the best food services in the nation. There are now five dining halls open for students to choose from, all offering different varieties of food.

    Dorm Life

    For freshman, living on campus is mandatory. The University of Georgia has many options of on campus living and some are reserved for freshman only. The freshman dorms have typical rooms and all have community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the classes a student decides to take. The science classes are very challenging but the English and fine arts classes tend to not be so difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize all the resources available both academic and extracurricular activities. Get involved and leave your door open while living in the freshman dorms.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is founded in deep southern tradition. There are many academic paths to choose from and majors to fit any interest. It is a large university with a small college feel.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    watch out for the buses! Its recommended to walk to places with a group of people during the night. Always take the common route at night.

    Greek Life

    I would recommend for upcoming students to get into the Greek Life. You meet a lot of new people and the houses are awesome!

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown! That's where all the social stuff happens! Go to the football games, and to school sponsored events!

    Food and Dining

    the meal plan is phenomenal, I would recommend it to anyone. you have so many options and 5 different dinning halls. Also, the workers are so nice and they have fun themed events throughout the year!

    Dorm Life

    your dorm life depends on your hall and your roommate. If you live in one of the freshmen dorms, be prepared for the showers and the hall odor. If you live in one of the good dorms, just learn to manage your time wisely.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not an easy school academically. Prepare yourself for hard work and long hours of studying. Procrastination will get you nowhere. the majority of students enter UGA with an intend in biology and Business and by the end, the majority are switching to different majors. There are no easy classes in UGA.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the most important tips I would give to students is to get information on admissions, and classes beforehand. I would recommend people to do everything early and NOT to procrastinate. On the Social side, learn to manage social and coursework time. This is a school where everything is competitive and knowing how to study is essential.

    In three sentences

    Rated one of the top Universities in the state of Georgia. The University of Georgia is a great place for diversity and warmth. At a school with more than 26,000 students, you feel like you know half the school in a short amount of time due to the friendliness of fellow students.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UGA and Athens cops are everywhere. Our school lies directly besides the projects, but there are relatively very few problems. I've never felt particularly unsafe, but I would never walk around at night by myself. Sometimes, we wish the cops would focus more on criminals and less on jay-walking.

    Greek Life

    Not only does it exist, but it also makes up a huge part of campus. I think only 1/3 of students are affiliated, but it seems like a lot more because these are the people who are most present on campus and make an effort to know people, start clubs, etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you have a hobby, there's a club for it. It's almost guaranteed.

    Great for these types of students

    social, smart, organized, street-smart, leader, go-getter, hungry ;)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We ring the chapel bell after football victories or any other personal victories (aced the test? ring the bell!), we call the dawgs at every football game, tailgating method is almost an art form, the boys have manners, the girls have southern class, we all know how to study, but we also know when to throw the books down and have a good time. Everyone I know is already dreading graduation day.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're in-state, it's a no-brainer. The diploma is getting more and more valuable, it's only an hour from Atlanta, there's a ton to do, offers most majors, and has a huge fanbase for a reason! A lot of out-of-state students come here from Dawg fan families for the same reason anyone else would! If I had the money to go out of state, I'd still pick UGA.

    What to do for fun

    Hang around the quad, go to parties all down Milledge, go downtown to shop during te day or go to bars at night, go to performances at the arts building, go to greek events, see pre-screening of movies at Tate (I saw movies before they hit theaters!).

    Food and Dining

    This school wins awards every year for the food. It's oncredible. As a junior, I'm going back on the meal plan. There's such a variety and it's high-quality food. Sometimes, we have crab legs and recipes from home that your mothers can submit!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small and old, but I loved every minute of them. There are 3 high-rise freshman dorms, each with about 9 floors, and a bunch of low-rise dorms scattered around. The high-rise dorms are great for social students- your friends live all around you! It's just like having a sleepover party every night, except when you have a test the next day, simply close your door and you have peace and quiet!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the major. If you're pre-med, it has a 5 star intensity. If you're fashion merchandising, it's more of a 2 star. Do what you love and don't fall behind- even for a day!

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore! The campus gets more and more beautiful every day because you realize that a piece of it will always belong to you! There's so much to do and see. Even studying all night at the SLC has been wonderful because there's always a familiar face and a great coffee shop to keep you going!

    In three sentences

    This school has everything from competetive curriculum, SEC football, fantastic food, and a small-town atmosphere in a large school setting. If I could do it all over again, I would pick UGA, hands-down. There are so many resources and administrators looking out for you every step pf the way. To make even more of your experience, greek life has a strong presence and has made a huge difference in who I am as a person has allowed me to be a part of the community through charity work.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Over the years it is getting a lot better. Athens-Clarke County is one of the poorest counties in Georgia so outside of the campus you will be exposed to a lot. As long as you play it smart nothing will happen. Most people around town are quite nice.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not as big on campus as some places, but you'll always run into it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a large variety of clubs. There are cultural clubs, academic organizations, social organizations as well as just groups for enthusiasts of all types.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students, as long as you are willing to put yourself out there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check the G book for everything you need to know about traditions and campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition compared to other colleges is not crazy and for what you get experience and education wise it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    It is a college town so there are a lot of cool places. The music scene is huge, there are a lot of bars. For those of you under 21 there is always something happening on campus or even in Downtown Athens.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are great! So much food and variety. Just wish the meal plan had more options.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are terrible, but they are being remodeled soon. I still enjoyed the experience because I met cool people.

    Academic Rigor

    It was harder then what I expected, but if you concentrate you can do it easily. Knowing people who have taken the classes before helps as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind and you'll be surprised. Be prepared to walk a lot. Get to know your professors as well as the campus.

    In three sentences

    Overall well balanced University. It is diverse, beautiful, and it is a place to grow. It is a great college.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been incidents of rape reported every year.

    Greek Life

    It's huge and many people join and participate in it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People never walk under the arches in north campus before graduating because the superstition is that you won't graduate if you do so prior.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the gym and I also participate in intramural sports

    Food and Dining

    there are five dining halls with great food selections.

    Dorm Life

    You meet some of your life friends in the dorms and the atmosphere is very engaging

    Academic Rigor

    The course can be very challenging but are very manageable with people study habits and by using your resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to commit a significant amount of time to studying if you plan to make great grades.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is great especially on football game days and there is never a shortage of activities to get into.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus police patrolling all the time to ensure the safety of the students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus from a variety of interests.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all kinds of students. There are people from all over and with so many different activities available you can meet people that share the same interests as you.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can do something as simple as hanging out with your hall mates to attending some of the fun events/parties the school organizes called Dawgs After Dark.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome meal plan. You can eat any time of the day as many times as you want.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living at the dorms my first year. I made great friends and had so much fun at the events the resident assistant planned.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not easy, but if you but the time and effort into your studies it will pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved in clubs and organizations.

    In three sentences

    Great opportunities available to get involved on campus and meet new people. Beautiful campus and an awesome school spirit. And many fun activities and events created for students all year.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Great greek life for ALL ethnicities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the Arch!

    What to do for fun

    I've joined a dance company on campus. There is a club for everybody! Also, downtown Athens at night is the best!

    Food and Dining

    5-star cooking and our dining is ranked nationally. We also have Crab Leg Day in the dining hall!

    Dorm Life

    It looks like you're styaing at a hotel!

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard but once you graduate, you are sure you know the material for your job and much more

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the bus routes and where your classes are before the first day of classes. Don't be afraid to get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is the best choice I've made in furthering my education. No other school compares with the perfect combination of academics and a fun college life. The school spirit cannot be matched anywhere else.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can do anything for fun at UGA. There's a intramural fields for soccer, ultimate, football and more. The campus is close to downtown Athens so there's always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I heard the dining hall is excellent. Bull dang cafe and Tate cafe are very convenient for students when finals approach.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should be open to meeting new people and experiencing different things.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a college friendly campus. There's always someone new to meet.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never experienced a problem with safety although some problems occur.

    Greek Life

    Amazing. I myself am in a Panhellenic sorority and fully appreciate the benefits, friends, and life that has been created for me.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many great opportunities for whatever clubs or activities you are looking for. If there isn't a club you like, you can create your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Work Hard, Play Hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ringing the Bell after a victory for the football team.

    Bang for the buck

    So many options here at UGA that cost nothing. You can have fun while spending a minimal cost or none at all!

    What to do for fun

    There are many options for fun. Some of the party people can go Dowtown to the numerous bars and pubs. little more conservative people can go to Phi Slam parties (dry parties), people who don't have the funds can go to Dawgs After Dark (100% free fun), and nerdier people can play Harry Potter games on the Quad.

    Food and Dining

    So many options and for such a large school it was never really that packed.

    Dorm Life

    Although small, the atmosphere of the dorms was incredible, and I am so thankful for the friends I made there. There were also many academic benefits while living in the dorm including free tutoring and study sessions that were great help.

    Academic Rigor

    This college is not impossible, but you must put in effort in order to receive the grades you would like.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you double check with your advisers when creating a schedule. and do not let the size of the school discourage you. The bigger the school the bigger the opportunities.

    In three sentences

    One of the most developed and intellectually challenging schools I have been to. The atmosphere is incredible and having the opportunity to attend the University of Georgia has been delightful. I rate this college a 10/10.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Each year, it is getting more and more expensive. It is almost to the point where poor people do not deserve an elite education.

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING football games, demosthenian literary society, STUDY ABRAOD

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat, MANY dinning halls to choose from, but CONTRACTS make it EXPENSIVE and not worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not that great, the housing department is probably the worst department on campus. the staff is rude and dorms are expensive and come with a contract. Apartments will save lots of money

    Academic Rigor

    University of Georgia challenges you, however the course difficulty is really determined what you are good at what your strengths and weaknesses are.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not waste credits, and be wary of loans and debt

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is everything a college should be, my only criticism is that it's expensive, and many core classes, which have nothing to do with your degree or career choice are difficult and a waste of time.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus police are always around and all of the buildings have hand scanners to enter for maximum safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is everywhere. It isn't that great to look in on and wish you would have tried it, so I recommend everyone rush even if they decide against joining.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything, some cost more than others, but they are great ways to make friends!

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all types of students. There is so much to do and so many people here that I do not know anyone who does not enjoy attending UGA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many secret traditions and locations on campus, but these can't be shared until you decide to become a bulldawg through and through.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a bit pricey, but with scholarships and loans the education is beyond worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The list is endless! Sororities, fraternities, recreational sports, the gym, downtown life, extracurricular clubs, etc. You will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    UGA's dining halls are among the top rated in the nation, and for a good reason. The food is impeccable and all you can eat, and the overnight dining hall makes a wonderful study place late at night before a big test.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms aren't the newest or cleanest, but having the chance to live with hundreds of other students your age is wonderful.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult, but manageable with time and effort. If you have a will to learn then you will learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in everything you can! Don't hesitate to try something because you are shy. Try your best in classes; social lives are wonderful but education always should come first.

    In three sentences

    Applying to The University of Georgia was the best decision I've ever made. The education is phenomenal, there are so many options to get involved on campus, and the student life is incredible. The professors are hard but great instructors and the information sticks with you long after you leave the classroom.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for any type of student. From the extrovert, the introvert, the transfer, the nerd, the jock, everyone fits in at UGA. Because the population here is so diverse, everybody can find a comfort zone somewhere with someone. UGA has a little bit of something for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do around UGA and Athens. Sporting events such as the football games and gymnastic competitions are really exciting to watch. Even if you don't like a sport, just being surrounded by your fellow classmates rallying for one purpose is special and exciting. Also, downtown Athens has some awesome places to eat and shop.

    Food and Dining

    Smoothie machines, chocolate fountains, and all you can eat five star meals are just some of the food that UGA has to offer. There are many dining halls that all have something different for everyone! Falling victim to the freshman fifteen at UGA is definitley something that can sneek up on you!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty awesome. The dorm itself may be small but at least it comes with your own bathroom which is way better than suite-style or community-style. The dorm life at UGA is great because it offers the opportunity to meet people who are just like you or different from you. There are different events held to help students meet eachother or you can just knock on people's doors. Whatever floats your boat.

    Academic Rigor

    My first semester at UGA has just begun and I can already say that classes are tough and fast pace. Because this is an institution of higher learning the classes challenge you to think quick and out-of-the-box. Tutoring is a must because these courses are challenging but like they say, anything worth having will always be a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    With myself being a transfer student, I would tell students coming in to stay calm and meet people. UGA can be overwhelming because of its size but just take a deep breath and walk around campus and talk to people. Other students will help you find your way (they actually take pride in giving directions) and you may spark friendships. Also, don't be afraid to look like a nerd and whip out that handy-dandy map. The map seriously helps navigating through such a large campus.

    In three sentences

    The campus is more exciting than a Micheal Jackson concert, the food is tastier than my mom's homecooking, and the people really take southern hospitality to heart. UGA is more than just a school, it's a community of people who support and encourage eachother to strive for excellence everyday. It might be a big school but the people here give it a small school feel.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe! I can recall one incident and Campus safety sent out an email and let us know right away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to do! There is no way that anyone could go without finding a club or activity that suits them. However, if you can dream it, create it! All you have to do is get a professor to back it, and you are set!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to have fun, but are also ready to settle down, attend class, and make studying their top priority. Sometimes the fun of Athens causes you to forget that you have work to be done!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch. One cannot walk under The Arch until they graduate... If you do, you will never get your degree from University of Georgia and you may be shunned by quite a few people. UGA is also home to The Victory Bell. If you were victorious, head on over to North Campus and ring the bell for all to hear! No victory is too small!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is extremely affordable, especially if you have the HOPE scholarship. Fees are more expensive than other schools, however Athens Transit and the UGA buses provide transportation all over town, making the