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  • 02/14/2016

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

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    Food and Dining

    I love the food around the area. There are so many options to choose from. I love the Varsity!

    Dorm Life

    I heard the dorms are a great way to meet friends and socialize.

    Academic Rigor

    I heard the academics are great.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus and the surrounding city. The area is beautiful and there is so much to do. I really want to go here after I graduate high school.

  • 01/03/2016

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 344

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    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has a beautiful campus that gives you a peaceful, relaxing feeling. Downtown is within walking distance where there are many different types of restaurants, a movie theater, book stores, and shops. The employees of UGA are very friendly and helpful. Athens has a real college town feeling. Athens is a great place!

    Food and Dining

    There are Japanese restaurants in Athens that I would stack up against any. Be sure to try the one that is located behind the Georgia Game day Condominiums. Also, Senior Soles is a great Mexican restaurant, Order the loaded Nachos. Very reasonably priced too.

  • 01/02/2016

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 344

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    In three sentences

    UGA is a Great school so far as i research it. There cafeteria was amazing all you can eat burgers, Chinese food milk shakes and deserts. they even have a cereal bar with every type of cereal.

  • 12/23/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 344

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I constantly see campus police on the prowl, but I truly never see them do much of anything. I know that they are not very understanding when it comes to certain matters, especially women's safety. I read an article published in our college newspaper where one woman felt very sexually harassed by a friend of hers who locked her in her dorm room and would not stop calling her or stopping by her dorm, which is a form of stalking. When she approached the campus police, they said that she was being over dramatic, and that is disappointing because this is not something to be taken lightly. I think that campus safety can definitely be improved upon, but there are definite measures that are taken to protect students here, like constant monitoring by police, several forms of security in order to enter the dorms and gyms, and other measures in parking lots and so on.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is exceptional! There are five dining halls, and they are all killer. You can pick whatever dining hall you would like to go to, and one is even open 24 hours a day throughout the school week. There are several meal plans you can choose from if you decide to purchase one, such as a five-day meal plan, a seven-day meal plan, a commuter plan, and so on. If you decide to not purchase a meal plan, you can still attend any of the dining halls and pay for any of the meals through cash or card. Even if you decide to not go for the dining halls, there are several restaurant locations on campus, including Barberito's, Jittery Joe's, Chick-fil-A, and many more! Furthermore, if you are just looking for a quick bite, there are several campus eateries and convenience stores located around campus where you can pick up a sandwich, a bag of chips, or whatever you want to satisfy your taste buds.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm while at The University of Georgia. I was a transfer student, and dorms are required for incoming freshman. However, I was an incoming junior, so I chose to live off campus. Unfortunately, I've crunched the numbers and off-campus apartments tend to be loads cheaper than dorms. Dorms average around $580 a month for rent (even though this would be an upfront fee for the entire semester). On the other hand, an average off campus apartment is roughly $360 for rent. However, I do have friends within the dorms and many are extremely happy with their experiences. Sure, some do decide to leave and do off-campus apartments, but others have purposefully decided to stay in the dorms throughout their entire span at college. They are very well put together with thick walls and people are generally pretty respectful of others in the dorms that I have seen. Some dorms have terrible air conditioning and communal bathrooms and showers, but on the other hand, some have their own bathrooms with an air conditioning unit in each private room. It just depends on where you live!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are tough! I will definitely suggest studying for each class as much as you can. I wouldn't say that there is such thing as an easy A here! Classes can be very challenging, and it does vary from class to class. For example, one of my classes had six tests, no comprehensive final, and took attendance. On the other hand, one of my classes only had two tests and a final and that was the entire basis for grades. Do all of the readings if at all possible and truly commit! It's not always the party school that people make it out to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning on attending here, I will suggest that you do commit as much time to your studies as much as you can. Classes can prove to be much more challenging than expected, especially if you are a transfer student. I also suggest trying meal plan at least once to decide if you like it or not. Eating at the dining halls can prove to be very beneficial if you live on or close to campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a truly diverse, interesting, and massive place. Classes are challenging, but the quality really pays off. You will always find something to do here, whether it's eating exceptional, gourmet food, participating in the many clubs or intramural activities, or just going out for a night downtown.

  • 12/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 344

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities put together by UGA, it's organizations, and the businesses around campus. There are very few weekends you can't find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is gourmet, all-you-can-eat, and diversified. They change the menu every day and every week. You have unlimited access to the dining halls 5 or 7 days a week depending on the plan you choose.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well staffed and well cleaned. The RAs are friendly and will help you with and problems or concerns to may have. Some of the buildings are in need of some renovations, but they are still in good condition.

    Academic Rigor

    Students who like a challenge will enjoy the rigorous and in-depth knowledge of the courses offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind, but stand firm with your own ideals.

    In three sentences

    UGA has a friendly and diverse atmosphere that makes you feel welcome. The teachers challenge you and facilitate learning. The housing, dining commons and other student facilities are well maintained and have friendly staff.

  • 10/20/2015

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

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    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere with a little something for everyone. Been to the campus for sporting events and for week-long camps and enjoyed both tremendously. Look forward to receiving an acceptance letter and studying here.

  • 06/09/2015

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

    7 of 344

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive, compared to, say ABAC, which is in my hometown, but compared to $60,000 a year schools, it looks downright cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Not to sound extremely nerdy, but there *is* a pretty amazing library on campus. The Tate Student center has food/snacks, a movie theater, and places to just hangs out. There were posters hanging around promoting horror movie night on the green, a ballroom dance club, Harry Potterology, and fencing team tryouts. From what I can tell, there's always something going on. Downtown Athens also has a huge assortment of fabulous places to eat and little shops to check out, including a used music store that has pretty decent deals on old records.

    Food and Dining

    I ate in Bolton and have researched Snellings. UGA is the only southern university that I've been bale to find that caters to gluten free eaters! Yay for food I can eat!

    Dorm Life

    Have only visited, not actually stayed in one, so I can't really say, other than they seem like small rooms, which really, what could we expect?

    Academic Rigor

    It *sounds* like they are the kind of classes in which you really learn something and have to work, but have fun doing it. At least some of the classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Comfy shoes!

    In three sentences

    Academics are the most important, obviously, and I can't say much about them, other than it certainly seems that they're rigorous yet manageable. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and looks exactly like my idea of college. There's an energy, a tangible feel, that is part and parcel of the campus that is exciting and unlike anything I personally have been able to experience before.

  • 05/14/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UGA is famous for its Arch. When visiting the famous, walk around, not through it. Legend says that those who walk through the Arch before graduation day, are destined to never graduate! Another great tradition is the victory bell! Students can ring it whenever they have a personal victory they wish to announce! As expected, the bell rings practically non-stop on graduation day!

    Bang for the buck

    UGA gives a high quality, arguably Ivy League education, for much less than a super prestigious school would cost you.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the football games! Bulldog fans are always super hyped, & the atmosphere at home games is electrifying!

    Food and Dining

    I attended a swim camp at UGA a few years back, and their dining halls are BEYOND amazing! And the town of Athens seems to have a never ending list of great places to eat as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus! When you're touring the grounds, don't be shy, ask questions! It's the best way to find out if this school is a perfect match for you. Also, tip for getting into ANY school, take the SAT & ACT as many times as possible! The more you take it, the more comfortable you will feel, the higher you will score.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful! Athens has an amazing hometown feel, Yet still feels hip. There are tons of great restaurants, and there is never a shortage of things to do!

  • 05/06/2015

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 344

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    What sort of places on campus are there to go for food?

    Dorm Life

    What kind of housing does UGA offer for freshmen?

    Academic Rigor

    It seems as if there's a very selective program.

  • 04/15/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens has a lot to offer for your down time. Lots of good places to eat. Night life is pretty cool as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is pretty decent.

    Dorm Life

    Friends I know that attend don't complain.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA accepts dedicated highschool/ transfer students and expect nothing less during your time as a bulldog.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of application deadlines. Friends of mine have missed the opportunity due to lack of punctuality.

    In three sentences

    The school has quite a large campus. There is something there for everyone. Athens has a lot to offer to students inside and outside of the UGA campus.

  • 04/04/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 344

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to north campus. Not only is it gorgeous but you can go to the fountain with someone special or go downtown (walking distance) to shop or just see Athens.

    Food and Dining

    FIVE dining halls with already prepared food and made to order food that is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms and community bathrooms are gross but its a part of the experience

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major and the classes you have to take but there are definitely some hard ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take a tour so that you get acclimated. Get the meal plan, the food is GREAT!

    In three sentences

    UGA is a place that you have no choice but to fall in love with. The amount of people there are willing to help you, experiencing Saturday in Athens being between the Hedges, and the BEAUTIFUL campus will have you head over heels.

  • 01/20/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is situated just north of campus, and the Athens area always has some interesting event going on.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining halls on campus that have a wide range of food choices and quality selections

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of dorm types present at the university of georgia so many life style preferences can be accomodated.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Georgia is becoming increasingly harder to get into so prospective students must continue to have highstandards for grades when applying and once a student at this university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to take academically rigorous courses as most of the courses are challenging

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a great school where students can learn a lot inside and outside the class room. There are an endless variety of ways for students to get involved on the beautiful campus, and to make the most out of their time here.This university tries very hard to get its students prepared for the real world and does a great job doing so.

  • 12/27/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    The dining halls serve the best food! There are so many options to choose from, and they are all equally as good. There is even a dining hall that is open 24 hours.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in a UGA dorm for three weeks with a program, and the dorm rooms are great. They have a desk for each person, drawers, cabinets, and even a closet. Some rooms might have more, depending on where you are staying.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is an SEC school, which means academic success is always one of its first priorities. Admissions officers look for students who have challenged themselves in high school while maintaining a high GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice would be to keep your grades up and to find an extra-curricular that you are really interested in. They tend to look for that when reading over applications.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a wonderful place, and where I hope to be attending come this fall. As an out-of-state student, money is a large issue for me. UGA does offer many scholarships to help out-of-state students make college more affordable.

  • 12/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UGA does not have a blue light system like many universities do today. There would be no way for me to contact anyone if I was assaulted alone and without my personal cell phone. Many areas of campus are not well lit or populated by security to make it that I am safe on campus 24/7.

    Greek Life

    I am not able to rate Greek life due to my lack of experience with the area. However, I have heard from others that Greek life at UGA is very big and beneficial to the community. I have not seen how Greek life benefits the community, but I will take other's word for it. In my experiences so far, I have learned to see Greek life as somewhat shallow and a little annoying. The process to join a chapter is very extensive and is usually simply based off looks and likability. Usually, people brag about how attractive a certain sorority or fraternity is, which is something that I do not personally agree with.

    What to do for fun

    Athens provides countless restaurants and entertainment both during the day and at night. I am able to walk just downtown and see a movie, concert or play followed by dinner at a variety of choices. Great options for all personalities.

    Food and Dining

    The ding hall food is great. There are many options that you will love. Only downside is believe it or not you may get tired of the food (It's very hard to believe) however, there is no doubt that the food is out this world especially compared to other schools.

    Dorm Life

    The housing at UGA is great and a lot more constructive than nearby colleges. UGA buildings have a great overall building quality as well as many perks to living on campus such as ease to classes, the social atmosphere as well as cleanliness. The freshman high rises are the worst, where I lived my freshman year and east campus village (ECV) is the best, where I currently reside.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics offered at this university vary immensely. there are so many classes offered, some are obviously easier than others. Ratemyprofessor is a definite must because your professor really makes the world of difference and that difference can be a letter grade. the work load is more than most colleges and the classes are more challenging but it is all worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    You actually have to work for your degree, it won't just be given to you.

    In three sentences

    Uga is the best school in the south and a bang for your buck.

  • 12/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 344

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never once felt unsafe at UGA or even in Athens. There are always students out and about, so you are never alone. Also, police are just a phone call away whether on or off campus. Events are secured and policed effectively. There are services to make sure you are safe whether in your dorm, studying at the MLC or in a dining hall until late hours. Never go anywhere alone is a staple rule wherever you are. At UGA, if you are safe and smart about your decisions, there is never a reason to feel threatened or in harm's way.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at UGA is teeming with plenty of sororities and fraternities to choose from and get involved with. The dances, parties and socials they hold are always so fun and in neat locations (Georgia Theater, Classics Center). Also, the prestige of the names of these frats and sororities helps carry on for jobs and future employment. Greek life includes anyone and everyone with options for the most committed to the least involved. They support charities and foundations that bring a sense of pride to the name of the Greek life and the houses are BEAUTIFUL with their southern charm and location. Its a great addition and a definite plus at the University of Georgia.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said before, there is so much for ANYONE to do. All kinds! We even have a Medieval Club that meets to role play historical fights and fencing tournaments. Every interest is welcome and supported at UGA.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY TYPE! Whether you are all about academics or completely social life oriented, UGA has academic honor societies/dorms, Greek life, parties, sports (intramural/club/division), arts clubs (music/art/theater), religious activities or charity organizations (Miracle, UGA Heroes). The variety of students at UGA make it the perfect place for anyone to fit in and call home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snellibrating at Snelling Dining Hall after midnight. Also saying Hi to Mrs. Sandra who works at Snelling-nicest lady ever. Ring the Chapel Bell after a big personal victory or school victory (winning the football game). Hammocking on North Campus or East Campus when the sun is setting. Go to Herty Field and see the fountain. DON'T WALK THROUGH THE ARCH UNTIL YOU GRADUATE! Pet UGA after a game. Look at all the tailgates at the big weekend games (Clemson, Auburn, Tech). Go to Dawgs After Dark for free food and fun.

    Bang for the buck

    For being an in-state school, Zell Miller and HOPE scholarships make UGA the most cost effective school. The meal plan is also reasonably priced for what you get (7 days of food a week in 5 dining halls). Financial aid is always available and what you do pay, is worth the education, experience and general life in Athens and UGA.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens was built to be a college town. This means it has countless boutiques, restaurants, bars, music venues, theaters and coffee shops. Events are always going on whether on campus or off. Greek life at UGA offers events for all students such as fundraiser events or tailgates. In the fall, nothing beats Saturday games in Sanford Stadium- it is unforgettable. Parties, socials, clubs and Tate Student Center activities happen every night and they are no secret. From the most private poetry readings to the biggest and wildest parties, UGA has something for everyone to enjoy their night, weekend and year.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has five dining halls on their meal plan that are THE BEST. Each dining hall offers so much variety and high quality of food. The people who work there are so accommodating for when you ask for speciality items such as gluten free or vegetarian. The brand new dining hall, Bolton, has hand spun milkshakes, a create your own pasta line, deli, all-day breakfast and a great oriental station. Also, Snelling is open 24 hours during the week and it holds some of my favorite memories from Snellibrating late at night after midnight. O-House has sushi and a burrito bar. East Campus has handmade smoothies, omelettes, pizza and grill. The Niche is a perfect destination for the best food on campus as well. Perfect atmosphere in all the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a blast! The dorms at UGA are like home for me. You get to know your roommate, hall mates and RA so well that they are like family. UGA puts on programs to allow everyone to bond and get to know each other. This makes the dorms feel like a party or get together every day. Tip: leave your door open for others to come meet you, talk to you and befriend you. Dorms are a once in a lifetime experience that you will never regret.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA has professors that challenge you, but also they provide opportunities for you to shine and make the grade you want. Get to know your professors and take advantage of their office hours. Everything is possible and making good grades is only part of the experience at UGA. It's all about balance. Each professor has their own personality and teaching style so its to your benefit to know them, understand them and work for your GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be intimidated by how big UGA is; you make it your home and create friends around every corner. Get involved in something whether its government, Greek life, sports, academic societies or campus spirit; its all worth it and UGA offers everything under the sun. Explore the campus and downtown Athens- there is so much hidden and treasures just under your nose. Have fun- be spontaneous and go to games, parties and get togethers; college is a time to figure out who you are so don't let it pass by! Live in the dorms and get to know your RA and fellow hall mates/roommates/suitemates; they become best friends of yours and people you can turn to in times of need. Get into the school spirit; be proud of being a Bulldawg and shout from the top of your lungs Glory Glory.

    In three sentences

    Although this school may seem big and overwhelming at first, the University of Georgia is my home now. There are so many opportunities to get involved whether in sports, academics, social life or student government. The friends I have made here along with the incredible professors and staff make the University of Georgia such a unique and one of kind place.

  • 11/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very on top of things and respond immediately to situations that go on within the campus.

    Greek Life

    The presence of Greeks are everywhere on campus. From philanthropies to the social scene, you'll be able to find people wearing letters wherever you go. We don't stereotypically party like you see in the movies though. The Greeks here on campus have the highest GPA among the entire school and are seen achieving great things in the business world!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 1,000 organizations on campus to choose from! I'm sure there is something for everyone! Greek life has an especially big presence on campus here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch is a symbol of excellence at UGA. It is taboo for students to walk under it until after graduation. The bell on North Campus is also a symbol of great achievement. Many students go there to ring it when good things happen!

    Bang for the buck

    Your money goes exactly where they say it would go, but I feel like sometimes the school shouldn't charge us for certain things without an option. For example, I never go to the gym on campus because I live off campus now so I have my own gym at my apartment complex I can use. I still have to pay for the gym fees though because there is no option to exempt.

    What to do for fun

    The are tons of wonderful places to hang out with friends and downtown is filled with shops, places to eat, and activities like karaoke as well!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining experience at UGA and in Athens are incredible! I love the many choices of diverse food around campus. The dining halls are first class as well! I always felt like I was at home. The unlimited food was definitely a bonus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are the best places to meet new friends as well as study, eat, hang out, sleep, and learn what goes on around campus. The residential assistants are extremely useful in helping you get the ropes of college underway.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very understanding and helpful when it comes to balancing out classes. The classes that should be difficult definitely are, but there are some easy, fun classes available to students to help lower the stress a little.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely go out to events hosted by the different organizations on campus as well as the Student Government. There is no better way to get involved while in college as well as meet the diversity of people on campus! It's a great way to gain experience and network.

    In three sentences

    UGA is the school to be at if you value academic excellence as well as school spirit. I have never seen such hard working individuals who know how to make the best out of their college experience both in academics and fun! The campus beauty, plethora of delicious food and activities, and the bustling night scene are all bonuses!

  • 10/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join. The night life is great, most people go downtown to the bars or restaurants. The shopping downtown is great, you will find tons of unique pieces! I would recommend the red dress boutique and Community!

    Food and Dining

    Amazing Food! I am off the meal plan and I wish I was back on it. You will most likely gain weight!

    Dorm Life

    The housing department has a survey you can take so that they can effectively match a random roommate based on what you do and do not like.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics at Georgia are pretty challenging. I would say that it is one of the prestige schools in the south. I would recommend reading all your assignments you get in class, attend every class, take notes and participate in discussions.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has many programs to get involved in and it is so diverse I just love it! There are groups for everyone and it is also really easy to start a campus club on your own. I love how they promote individuality and creativeness.

  • 10/30/2014

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus appears to be very calm and beautiful. I have never heard about anything bad that has happened on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining plan is amazing, from what i've heard! Two of my brothers attended UGA and they both agree that you MUST get the dining plan! The food there is delicious!

    Dorm Life

    Because i do not personally attend UGA, i do not know much about dorm life, but you can expect it to be like any college student; messy, dirty, and small. However, that's basically what you'll find at any and every college you look in to!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are said to be rigorous, but relaxed, often with hour or so breaks in between classes.

  • 10/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 344

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University of Georgia is an extremely safe place. There are campus police that monitor the campus and keep us safe. If you feel unsafe you can talk to the any staff and they will gladly help you out.

    Greek Life

    Georgia is pretty neutral in Greek life. If you want to go Greek you can at Georgia. At the same time it's easy to attend Georgia and not be involved and around Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgia has a club for everyone. There are clubs dedicated to literature, art, music, and even debate. There are tons of athletic teams and anyone is free to join and play.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for all types of student. If you wan to study and still be involved this place has it. If you want to participate in athletics there are plenty of intramural clubs on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch on north campus is one Georgia's oldest landmarks. It is tradition that no one walk under it until they graduate. There is a superstition that if one does walk under it they will not graduate. There is also the bell tower that is rung in times of great achievement. These include after a home game victory or acing a mid term.

    Bang for the buck

    It is well worth the cost to attend Georgia. You will have a lot fun and get an impeccable education. If you have any second thoughts look it up or come visit. You will fall in love with the city of Athens.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do on campus. There are always events going on that deal with art, music, or athletics. Downtown Athens is known for its music venue and lot of and come perform.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Georgia has four dining halls on campus. They're all pretty big and each one offers a variety of choices. They are also vegan and vegetarian friendly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all decent. We also have Residential Assistants on every hall who you can talk to if you have a problem. They're nice and really care. They will do their best to answer your questions and solve any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are tough. You will have to study if you want to achieve a decent grade. You'll learn to manage your time wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Write and apply for as many scholarships as you can. It will make your life a lot easier. The time and effort to write them are worth it in the end.

    In three sentences

    As a student here I really love the school. It has a great atmosphere and the people are genuinely nice. Whatever you hope to do in college the University of Georgia has it.

  • 10/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is quite safe. UGA has a pretty big campus police force and I think they do a good job of ensuring that the campus is safe. It's well lit at night and I have really never heard of anyone having a major issue on campus, issues are more commonly off campus in athens or downtown(though not often).

    Greek Life

    I'm not in greek life so I really can't say anything about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are far too many clubs to name, so find one you like and stick with it. We have all sorts from service organizations like UGA Miracle and UGA Heroes to academic ones like American Medical Student Association and Undergraduate Neuroscience Organization, to fun like Humans Vs. Zombies.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can be happy at UGA, I really think it's true for the most part. However, if you are someone who really truly does not like thousands of people or huge crowds and big classes than think carefully. The classes are usually perfectly manageable even if they are the big science lectures, however you should be prepared for the fact that you could have a 300 person intro chem class for example.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You Must go Snellebrate. It means you go to snelling dining hall after midnight and go eat breakfast there with as many of your friends as possible. Also, getting a picture with all of the many bulldog statues around campus and athens is a a fun tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    If your in state, HOPE and ZELL scholarships are unbeatable. If you're out of state, UGA still offers some scholarships for you and in general is quite reasonable compared to many other universities (even other state universities). The academics are solid and it is a perfectly respectable degree.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has earned numerous awards for their dining options and I think they deserve them. The food here is basically as good as it gets for college meal plan. You get unlimited swipes every day, one of the dining halls is open 24 hours a day and there is a good variety of food. They also make a point of trying to host some fun special dinners and events around campus events and holidays.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UGA is pretty good. The traditional freshmen high rise dorms are indeed quite old and mostly what you would expect. However they are also really fun to live in and the housing may not be a palace by any stretch of the imagination but it works just fine. As an upperclassmen, East Campus has great apartment style housing and most of the dorms on Myers quad are also quite nice (the honors dorm and Rutherford are both great).

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are reasonably challenging and there are definitely a lot of great professors. You will certainly have some bad experiences but the good experiences will far outweigh them. Study hard and well in advance of tests and go to class and you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register as early as you possibly can for your classes. Also, really try and find something you enjoy on campus and get involved but Do NOT over extend yourself, this isn't high school and it's easier to overcommit than you think. Find a couple of awesome activities and stick with them.

    In three sentences

    Put simply the University of Georgia is one of the most balanced Universities you'll find. The combination of academics and social life is awesome and there is truly something for everybody on campus. Athens is also incredible and you'll come to love all that downtown has to offer.

  • 10/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Even when I feel a bit scared walking home at night on campus I know there are cops everywhere. There is a great security team in place.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a really big deal at the University of Georgia, but even people that aren't in Greek life still have lots of friends and fun. Don't worry about how it will affect your social life, you'll figure it out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything. We have everything.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for all students. Just keep an open mind, a positive attitude and try new things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a whole book of traditions every freshman gets at freshman welcome. Come to a campus tour, they will tell you a lot about our weird traditions. Word to the wise: don't walk through the arch!

    Bang for the buck

    Worth the money, especially if you are in-state on scholarship. It gets cheaper every year, don't sweat it.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and school sponsored activities you can never get bored. Intramural and club sports are a huge thing and very fun to participate in even if you aren't athletic. Sporting events are also very fun because obviously football is a big deal here.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is considered top notch for a reason. There are so many different options with five dining halls and so many choices in each one. The meal plan is worth the money even after you are a freshman.

    Dorm Life

    Despite having a terrible roommate, living in a dorm here is really fun. You get to know your hall well and there are lots of activities in each dorm hall to people to meet each other. Always go to the activities the dorm halls sponsor because there is free stuff, cool games or free classes like karate and yoga.

    Academic Rigor

    Introductory core classes here are in general easy, you just have to put in the time. If you are a science major the introductory classes for your major, however, are time consuming and difficult. For the most part the difficulty of the class is directly related to how much time you are willing to put into studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that it isn't too far from home. A lot of students struggle the first semester because they miss home and want to transfer to a school closer to home. You should make sure this is a good school for your major too. People who came here just because they get in-state tuition and scholarships, but don't have a lot of research or study abroad program opportunities tend to have a bad time.

    In three sentences

    Introductory classes here seem incredibly easy, but often times they get harder about mid semester. Teachers are super helpful and flexible with their office hours which makes you feel like they actually care. The campus is beautiful and people are incredibly friendly.

  • 10/06/2014

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    In three sentences

    This school is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to attend.

  • 08/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am kind scared around people and I don't know much about campus safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Girls club

    Great for these types of students

    Stay focus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have visited several colleges and I found myself in small colleges

    What to do for fun

    write and cook.

    Food and Dining

    Every food except sea food

    Dorm Life

    Never experience dorms life

    Academic Rigor

    I am a B student

    In three sentences

    I am just searching for colleges to attend I am current a senior this year and will graduate in 2015 Hoping to get excepted in this school.

  • 07/29/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Be careful with the freshmen 15! Smoothies and milkshakes may kill you!

    Dorm Life

    Didn't get to go inside the dorms, but heard about and seen pictures of them.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has become more rigorous over the past few years.

    In three sentences

    UGA has a big, beautiful campus. The meal plan sounds amazing, being all you can eat, so it might be the freshmen 30 instead of the freshmen 15. The best part though, is the number of majors to choose from.

  • 06/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UGA has a ton of things to do for fun from the student activities to the night life.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live the dorm life can be extremely different. In freshman dorms people are very outgoing and friendly. In upperclassman dorms people tend to keep to themselves more.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA takes their academic very seriously. The classes are difficult but manageable.

  • 06/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA is in a fairly safe town and the UGA police are everywhere on campus. The biggest downfall is that the campus does not have emergency stations all over campus like some colleges do.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, UGA has it.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who isn't afraid of a large campus. Students who already know what they want to do will find every resource they need on campus to follow their passions, and students who are still undecided do not have to worry that their options will be limited. Just look at the all the majors UGA offers. If your looking for your passion, you'll find it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snellebration. After midnight, the 24 hour dining hall, Snelling, starts serving breakfast. Believe me, fresh coffee and a custom omelet are the best things in the world when you are pulling that allnighter during finals week.

    Bang for the buck

    You will have the best four years you can imagine, graduate with a solid education, and still not owe $100,000 in student loans. If your a Georgia resident, just accept that out of state is not worth the extra money, especially when UGA offers everything you could every want or need.

    What to do for fun

    Bars, frat parties, club events, $1 movies at Tate, Dawgs After Dark, kayaking, outdoor trips through Ramsey. Don't worry, you will find a way to stay busy.

    Food and Dining

    The food is always edible (better than most dining halls) and your options are fairly wide. Once a month the dinings halls have themed dinners that have THE BEST food. Get the meal plan your freshman year, and make sure you have the seven day plan - Sunday brunch is worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Just accept it. A communal bathroom is a decent trade off for the lifelong friends you'll make on you hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at UGA are no walk in the park. It may be a party school, but the professors certainly don't see it that way. Try applying to the Honors Program because the smaller environment in honors classes allows you to form a relationship with your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    UGA offers a million options for its students: hundreds of majors, tons of clubs, an active night life, study abroad opportunities, and more than enough resources for research and internships. Take advantage of these opportunities, but don't let yourself get overwhelmed by your options. Check out everything UGA has to offer, then decide what's most important to you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is the best college a student in Georgia with HOPE or Zell Miller could attend. The opportunities are almost endless. The hardest part about going to this school is trying to choose between fantastic options.

  • 05/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA police and Athens police are pretty much everywhere. Do not roam around outisde of campus at night because it is very dark and rural. There are lots of creepers out there.

    Greek Life

    Lots of choose from. Don't rush during your freshmen year if I were you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs and Greek life to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, partying, conservatives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the football games and the arch do not walk under it!!!

    Bang for the buck

    It is kind of expensive for an in state school. The school do not offer alot of scholarships so you must obtain it through third party organizations.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown, join fraternity, and also look at the wonderful night life during the holidays.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food although not as what you might expect from downtown Atlanta.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm. You have many to choose from and will make lots of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    This school should be a reached for those who are in the top 20% of their class. It is not as hard as GA Tech but it is much competitive than GSU or GCSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    You got to make sure your SAT is within their 50-75th percentile range. Do some extracurricular activities and keep your GPA up high.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a great place for undergraduate students. It is in a quiet town about 50 miles from Atlanta. It is the oldest chartered school in the United States established in 1785.

  • 05/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Big school with a small school feeling.

  • 05/27/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    I heard the food is really good at UGA!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are the perfect place to establish new friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    Through the stories of teachers and administrators that were former students of UGA, the academic rigor challenges one to think outside the box and go beyond their limits. Many life lessons have been taken out of UGA classrooms and are passed down to anyone that is willing to learn about them. UGA has bred intelligent individuals that I have had the honor to be a former student to these individuals who have helped me developed stronger studying skills.

    In three sentences

    From my years of research on colleges to attend, I have fallen in love with University of Georgia. I have heard good reviews about it along with how it challenges students academically which is what I desire strongly in a college. It is a beautiful campus and I look forward to sending in my application to this school.

  • 05/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UGA is pretty safe. Just don't be stupid and you will be fine!

    Greek Life

    I love greek life, but you have the chance to find the Greek organization that fits you the best.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can find a place at UGA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Arch tradition, trifecta, north campus, tons of sports traditional songs.

    Bang for the buck

    It is kind of expensive

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do in Athens from sports games to concerts, movies, and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall is superb!

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life because you meet a lot of new people!

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is very hard! you must study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a mind that is ready to work hard and play hard.

    In three sentences

    UGA is challenging academically.It is fun socially. This university is the best all around and well rounded in options available.

  • 05/21/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    The school is the life force for the city of Athens. There are several fun activities to participate in on campus but the small city of Athens adds a little more activity. There are no real close grocery stores or malls which makes shopping hard but it just adds to the whole experience.

    Food and Dining

    There are at least three dining halls and the food is delicious. Everyday offers something different that will appeal to all types of races, cultures, and ethnicity. food and dining has previously been cut off from 2 pm on Sunday to 6 am the next morning so hopefully that will change.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice, small but roomy. The community bathroom takes some getting used to but they are relatively clean. Most of the dorms are coed but there are some female only dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is challenging and although being a state university is ranked among the top in the world. There are requirements for the different schools within the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should already have an image of what they are looking for in a college campus. Do your research before you visit the school and develop a list of important questions you may want to ask. Be sure to do plenty of scholarships so that you have a means to afford your education. Do not let anyone tell you that you will not get accepted keep faith in yourself; your hard work will pay off.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has an excellent campus and campus life. Which includes several groups and organizations for students to participate in. This school is academically challenging and quickly becoming more culturally diverse.

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police frequently roam the school and downtown. Their number is posted everywhere if you need to call them.

    Greek Life

    there is a fraternity or sorority for everyone on campus...... if you have the money.

    Clubs and Activities

    1 million different groups to join on campus. Between IM sports and Greek life there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    all students! every program UGA is a strong program and they are all constantly improving.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most of the traditions on campus are a secret until you are a student here, but they are a lot of fun.

    What to do for fun

    The school puts on all kinds of events for students. In addition, the downtown has a great music seen and lots of fun once you turn 21.

    Food and Dining

    Soon to be 5 dinning halls on campus. All of them are fantastic and have great food.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshman year and loved. I made numerous close friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a part of a very difficult major, and you will have to work for your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply here! It is the greatest college in the world.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is the best college in the world. It has very high quality teachers. There is no other place I would rather go to school.

  • 04/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This previous winter, my friends and I were able to sneak into the football stadium during a snow storm. Definitely a requirement before graduation and not completely impossible to do!

    What to do for fun

    Something to do every night of the week. Downtown Athens is always open!

    Food and Dining

    Best food service of any University ever!!!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on your dorm, many people are usually friendly and there are always dorm activities going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Very tough to make straight A's here. Some classes require six hours of studying a day to maintain a C.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the tutoring services. Take advantage of any club opportunities. Meet and mingle with anyone you come into contact with.

    In three sentences

    My two years at the University of Georgia have currently been the best two years of my life. I have made friends I know will last a lifetime and although the academics are really tough and vigorous, I know that my degree will definitely surpass other degrees in the job market. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • 04/07/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    (I am an upcoming 2014 freshmen. I do not currently attend UGA.)

    Dorm Life

    (I am an upcoming 2014 freshmen. I do not currently attend UGA.)

    Academic Rigor

    (I am an upcoming 2014 freshmen. I do not currently attend UGA.)

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is such an amazing school. From the dorms to the dining halls to the football games, it's a blast and I can't wait to experience it full time!

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities going on around campus when you have free time. There are plenty of seminars going on, places to exercise, or to do anything else you choose.

    Food and Dining

    The UGA has very great cooks serving grade A meals.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are constantly renovated and kept well.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA has one of the best programs in most majors they offer in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early and don't wait until last minute. Housing space is limited so if you are sure that you are going to UGA then register and commit as soon as possible. Make sure you are well informed of everything going on at UGA and about how you will pay for it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia brings together a magnificent combination of superior educations and other opportunities to exceed. This University by far proves to be one of the best schools in the entire world and proves it every year. The elation one experiences when receiving acceptance to this school is unlike any other.

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    During the day: Shop downtown, study at a local coffee shop, hang out with friends outside on a sunny day, watch a sports event. At night: Go see a band play at one of the many venues, if you're of drinking age go to one of the many bars downtown, watch a movie at Cine, watch a sports event.

    Food and Dining

    Our food services and dining halls have won many awards. Being on meal plan is expensive, but it is convenient if you live on campus, and the food is great. You can eat as many times a day as you like and however much food you want. There are healthy options, along with unhealthy options, so although it is easy to pack on that Freshman 15, if you make the right choices, you can still enjoy great food and not gain weight.

    Dorm Life

    It's a requirement for freshmen to live on campus, but there are tons of dorms, and you meet a lot of people living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major, of course, but the professors expect a lot of effort on your part. Go to office hours, even if you don't need help. It's good to get to know your professors so that if you do need help with the material or need a recommendation in the future, they will know your name and remember the effort you made.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Decide whether you want to attend a huge university or a smaller school. If you think you want the former, then UGA might be a great choice. 2. Find one or two organizations/clubs/sports that you are interested in and devote your free time to them. If you join 5 clubs, you won't have time to commit to them. 3. Take advantage of the opportunities! Internships, studying abroad, running for a leadership position in an organization, etc. will look great on resumes. 4. Enjoy Athens! The music scene is spectacular, and there are shows every night. If you have a free night, go see a show!

    In three sentences

    There are hundreds of student organizations, a wide variety of majors and minors, and many things to do in the Athens area. Greek life is pretty big here, which is good if you plan to join a sorority/fraternity, but can be annoying at times if you don't participate. There is something for everyone, but it can be hard to find your niche due to the size of the university.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UGA campus is very safe, with UGA police always available. Sidewalks and bike lanes are very prevalent on campus. My only concern with safety is off campus, mainly in more residential areas, but it is only a problem when students are not following obvious safety guidelines (such as walking around by yourself at night). If you're smart, you'll be safe! The current student government is working to get more blue lights on campus as well.

    Greek Life

    UGA has great greek life. There are so many different sororities and fraternities whose goals during recruitment are to get as many students in a sorority or a fraternity as possible, so there is something for everyone. Greek students at UGA are some of the most involved students on campus, making up a majority of the leaders in other organizations. At some schools, greek students are only involved in their own organizations, but that is definitely not the case at UGA!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for everyone - from SGA, to campus ministries, to Greek Life, to judiciary, to video games, to political parties, to philanthropies. You name it, UGA has got it. And if they don't, you can easily be the one to start it!

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, UGA is great for all types of students. I originally did not want to come here because I felt like everyone from my high school was coming here, but once I got here I realized that there is so much to get involved in that you really get the opportunity to be your own person, no matter who you are.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many adventures to be had in Athens. Many students make a bucket list of all of the things that they want to do before they graduate. One of the biggest unusual traditions at UGA is the tri-fecta (running the bases on the baseball field, climbing to the top of the Coliseum, and getting onto the football field). Other traditions include Twilight - a bike race that goes through downtown Athens, tailgating for football games, and finding places around Athens that most people don't know about.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are in state, UGA is definitely the most bang for the buck because of the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships. When applying to college, I was very interested in other universities that were not in the state of Georgia. But when I started looking at the finances of it, UGA was without a doubt my best option - especially since my major at UGA is ranked in the top ten in the nation. That being said, I have met way more out of state students than I expected and they have all found ways to make it affordable through scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Athens has so much to offer from great food to great music, and even great places to hang out outdoors. Aside from concerts, restaurants, and the beautiful Botanical Gardens, there are tons of campus organizations at UGA that are always having events.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has the best food. Period. There are four dining halls across campus that have won awards for their incredible food. The dining hall closest to the freshmen dorms, Bolton, is currently being re-built and it is going to be beautiful. O-House is also newly renovated and features as stir-fry line, Mexican food, and southern food. Snelling is open 24 hours Monday through Thursday, making it a great place to grab something to eat after late-night studying. And the east campus dining hall has great food featuring a smoothie bar, Philly cheesesteaks, a sandwich and wrap line, and a variety of vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    UGA has great dorm life. Get ready to meet some of your best friends. Whether it's someone down the hall from you or someone in another building, there are always people to hang out with no matter what your interests are. The high rise dorms are a little more social that the others, but most people have great things to say about where they lived freshmen year. Each building has its pros and cons, but if you ask any UGA student they would be willing to help you figure out which one is right for you.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA has very rigorous courses. Of course, depending on your major, you might experience classes that are more or less difficult than the average, but overall UGA has many nationally top-ranked major programs that give its students the tools to be successful after graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Interested in something? Do it! Take risks and get involved in organizations that interest you. Don't limit yourself to what you did in high school because UGA has the resources and the people that can help you grow. If you have a question, ask it. Both the faculty/staff and your fellow students have proven to be very helpful people in my experience here.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a university that has so much to offer. No matter what you are interested in or looking for in a college, UGA can provide it. There are many leadership opportunities and ways to get involved to make you a well-rounded college graduate.

  • 03/25/2014

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

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    Greek Life

    Delta sigma theta

    In three sentences

    It was great. I would like to go here. I really want to get accepted.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty things to do for fun on and off campus from rec sports to strolling downtown Athens. UGA at Athens is a great school for both fun and academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to the challenged and do what you have to do to become successful.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a great place for to pursue a career, I believe they fully equip all their students with the tools to be successful. Whether staying on campus or commuting, the UGA campus is very easy to navigate as the town Athens was literally built around the school.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are some petty crimes (car break-ins) on campus, but nothing too bad.

    Greek Life

    I feel like majority of the college is Greek. There are frat boys and sorority girls all over the place!

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm speechless. It feels like there are a million clubs on campus, and if you can't find a club that interest you, you can start your own! It's really amazing.

    Great for these types of students

    Main Library- excellent place to study for super serious students MLC- great hang out spot for large groups Tate- good meet-up spot ECV- hands down the best dining hall on campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Ringing the bell on Main Campus after a personal victory, team victor, great success, etc. -Humans vs. Zombies. I don't know if this counts as a tradition, but students on campus play Humans vs. Zombies every semester. The local stores even give discounts for Nerf guns and other supplies that you need to play the game. -Walking under the Arch on Main Campus after you graduate. If you walk under the Arch before graduation, it's believed that you will not graduate. -Obtaining a G-Book and getting a freshmen G picture. On the first week as a freshman you get a G-Book with a list of campus traditions. The freshmen class picture is also taken on that day. -Snelli-brating. Going to Snelling (24 hour dining hall) at 12 am with your friends is the best way to celebrate!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel as if EVERYTHING cost something. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of opportunities to get free UGA swag (t-shirts, water bottles, sunglasses, etc.) but that only goes so far when we're paying so much for everything else.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people enjoy going downtown to hang out. That's cool, but it's not the only option. There are a lot of fun activities on campus, you just have to look for them. Something that's great are the $1 movies at Tate, Dawgs After Dark, and various programs that the Union and your RAs put on are also fun.

    Food and Dining

    I am on the 7-day. It's very convenient and the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    I live in one of the freshmen high rises. It's a great place to meet a lot of different people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty challenging, but with a little hard work you can get through them.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Stay focused -Get involved in your major in every way possible -Make friends with as many people as you possibly can -Get out and try new things

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has a welcoming environment. There's a lot of opportunities available and you have the chance to meet a lot of different people. I rate is a 9.5 out of 10.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Some crime on campus, part of Athens are sketchy, don't go places at night by yourself!

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of it, so I can't say lol.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of them. Join the Redcoat Band, it will be the best thing you do in college!

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, ambitious, open-minded, friendly, social (but not necessarily n the crazy, party-going sense. Honestly, the majority of students here do not constantly party. It's a huge campus, so you'll find people with interests similar to yours.)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FOOTBALL! Like any SEC school, it's a huge part of campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    Your experience is what you make of it, you have plenty of opportunities available for professional success and personal growth and development at UGA. It's up to you to take advantage of them.

    What to do for fun

    There are SO many things to do! If you are into partying and going to bars, there are plenty of options for that at various Greek life and house parties, and at clubs and bars downtown. If not, do not despair! There are different concerts, shows, and cultural events every night at UGA, and you would be a fool to not take advantage of them. If you enjoy being outside and getting some exercise, there are the Botanical Gardens nearby and several great parks. I would advice students here to consider hearing speakers, going to culture nights, and going to performance over nights of drunken debauchery every once in a while. Exercising your brain and body rather than killing brain cells will pay off in the long run.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is pretty expensive, but I would definitely recommend it to a freshman living on-campus. There are a wide variety of options and unlimited number of visits per day, so it is easy to gain weight! I work for UGA Food Services, and most student and full-time employees are hard-working, positive, and friendly. A lot of the food is made by hand, and options are different every day so it is possible to never become bored with dining hall food. There are lots of great local off-campus dining options as well. Barberito's and Jittery Joe's are great! There are lots of places to get food on the cheap since they cater to us poverty-stricken college students, haha.

    Dorm Life

    I am living off-campus next year, but I enjoyed dorm life. It's a bit noisy sometimes, and some off the dorms are far away from on-campus facilities such as class buildings and dining halls. Overall, dorm life is what you make of it, and it's a great way to make friends your first year at UGA!

    Academic Rigor

    There is a good mix of easy and hard classes. School will be your life sometimes, but that's college. Every major has a few weed-out classes that are designed to be challenging, such as Organic Chemistry for science majors and Accounting for business majors. Classes generally get harder as you get more into your major. You will need to study, but as long as you stay on top of things you will be fine. It is totally possible to do well in classes, have time commitments outside of class, and have a social life at UGA! This goes without staying, but always put your studies first- that's why you're in college in the first place!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check to see if the AP classes you take in high school will count for credit in classes that you will need for your major. Keep your GPA as high as you can while still challenging yourself academically, and stay involved in extracurricular activities. If you are looking into science majors, take AP Chemistry or Biology. Make friends and connections wherever you go, and always stay open to new experiences. All in all, don't worry too much about what's going on with your life right now because UGA will totally change it, in a great way!

    In three sentences

    There are opportunities for students who are interested in all types of fields and areas of study. There are literally like, 3,000 student organizations that fit all sorts of professions and interests, a great music scene, wonderful off-campus food options, and a unique and high-energy culture. It's a great place to be for hard-working, social, and ambitious students!

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The freshman dorms are situated next to government housing projects which does lead to occasional issues, however if you use common sense and the buddy system you shouldn't have any problems getting around campus at night. Everything at UGA is within walking distance, so there's always people around campus in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    The greek life has a large presence on campus in academics and extracurriculars, but doesn't run campus. Greek life is a great way to branch out and discover new things UGA has to offer through the people you meet.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club or organization for just about anything you could imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a fast paced social life, lots of extracurricular opportunities and a prominent academic degree program and can manage their time well tend to succeed at UGA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's tradition to ring the chapel bell after you make a big accomplishment. Don't walk under the arch as an undergrad or you won't graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    Best education and social experience for in state tuition prices.

    What to do for fun

    The night life is unparalleled in any of the large SEC schools. Downtown Athens offers many places to eat with friends and too many bars to count. There's also student organizations and clubs all over campus for just about anything you can imagine. In the fall, the dawgs hit the the football field as a mega SEC presence with high BCS title chances every year.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are top class, receiving several national recognitions of excellence. By the end of freshman year you'll be skipping the dining halls and making fast food runs instead, but the older you get the more you miss the dining hall access.

    Dorm Life

    While the door quality isn't anything special due to the age of the buildings, the close proximity to other students is great. You make friends from all sorts of social groups.

    Academic Rigor

    The course requirements for basically every major is tough in the earlier years. If you can tough it out freshman and sophomore year, it's not too bad from then on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus with the official guides and on your own with your family or a current student you know.

    In three sentences

    UGA is the best bang for your buck as far as instate schools go. The social scene has something for everyone and all types. A degree from UGA naturally stands out in every career field.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Books are expensive, but they're expensive everywhere!

    What to do for fun

    Athens has so much to do, especially the night life. Dawgs after Dark is put on by the Student Association and is like free carnivals for students! Tate theatre has recent movies for one dollar for students! There are so many great restaurants downtown; I recommend Mama's Boy!

    Food and Dining

    Let the Big Dawg Eat! Our dining halls are phenomenal. OHouse is my favorite dining hall; they have hibachi style Japanese food and a coffee bar, which is basically free Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are struggling. UGA is the oldest chartered public university in the country. The dorms are old and small.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is honestly so much harder than high school and I assume other colleges. Teachers are there to help you one on one or through email. UGA makes you realize that you aren't the smartest kid in your school anymore.

    Tips for prospective students

    Experiment and learn how you study the best; the coursework is hard and finding out your study style would be really helpful early on. Athens is so much fun; go out and experience the town. Get involved in something, whether it be Greek life, clubs, sports, anything.

    In three sentences

    UGA has been the best experience of my life and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Somehow, with so many people in a small college town, everyone feels welcome. The academics are hard, but the student life and sports make it all worth it; go dawgs.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've walked from South Campus to North Campus at 10 PM and never have I felt threatened or insecure. The areas flanking campus and downtown can seem sketchy but they are safe if you're smart.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really strong at UGA, as it is with most SEC schools, but if you don't participate you can still have a strong social life.

    Great for these types of students

    All types! Seriously- with the amount of people on campus, you're bound to find someone to hang out with. Greek life is really strong, but I never participated and most of my friends ended up being Greek.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You'll have to find these out once you're a student :)

    Bang for the buck

    We have several top-ranked programs (Public Administration, Journalism, the Grady School) and certain classes do really well nationally, for example our Chemistry classes regularly rank higher on the ACS exam than ivy-league schools.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, going to new restaurants (there are TONS), the bars are pretty awesome, tons of athletic opportunities within the community, Greek life, student organizations/clubs, the music scene is incredible, and the shopping is good too!

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good! This is coming from someone who cooks for herself every day.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great dorm life experience. I definitely suggest getting one of the smaller, co-ed dorms (Hill, Lipscomb, etc) because you get a sink in your (larger) room and you also get the smaller more intimate relationships with people rather than having hundreds of other students in your building (i.e. in Creswell).

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your intended major, the course load can be quite demanding. However, the coursework is totally manageable if you budget your time well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Freshman year can be a whirlwind and the temptations to party are endless, so budget your time well and make mature decisions.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a great school for careers in science, journalism and business. Athens is an eclectic environment and you will never be bored. While UGA gets a reputation as a party school, we actually have some very focused, well-rounded students who appreciate education while also having a good time.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is really big at UGA. You're likely to meet a lot of people who participate in it. At first I was opposed to the idea, but I later myself joined a sorority. You have to actually look at what they are and see if you would like to be part of one. They have all kinds of different sororities from Honor sororities to Asian interest ones and so on.

    What to do for fun

    There is always the infamous downtown to go to for fun on Friday nights, but you can always have fun not drinking. UGA constantly has events being held for students that are free ranging from cultural events, LGBT events, sports, and even informative sessions. There is something at UGA for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are literally the best things ever. You have at least 5 places to eat from and you can literally have whatever you want whenever you want. There is even a dining hall that stays open 24 hours a day. You will never get tired of the food in the dining halls because there are so many option to choose from and options to mix up your dining with.

    Dorm Life

    If you live in a freshman high rise you will meet so many people. Your dorm life will always be active, and I guarantee you will always have someone to talk to. If you live more on the east campus the upperclassmen don't really have time or the want to talk to freshman. If you happen to live in a low rise dorm like Mell, Hill, or Lipscomb they are much more quite and not as festive.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA is definitely not as easy as people make it seem. You have to stay focused and on track. Especially if you're a science major, the science courses at UGA are extremely difficult. The one math that I would try to avoid as much as possible is Pre-Calculus. Try to exempt out of that math as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would be sure to join at least 2 solid clubs or associations that you feel are close to you and build up to leadership positions in those clubs. Don't stay stuck with the same group of friends that you've had. Try to branch out and meet new people and I promise you will make some the greatest friends that you've ever had.

    In three sentences

    UGA has to be the greatest choice that I have ever made in my entire life. Everyone at the University is so welcoming, and makes your experience here as pleasant as possible. The professors, the classes, the clubs, events, and just everything are absolutely wonderful.

  • 02/22/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    Ramsay Center has a lot of cool things to do including a rock climbing wall indoors.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall by Ramsay Center is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Ups and downs depending on which dorm you get.

    Academic Rigor

    Have been advised that some of the classes are rough but overall very managable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful city surrounding the city. Opportunities for everyone. Awesome environment.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    For students who are outgoing and love working with other people in study groups or projects. It's a paradise for the easily sociable, but have no worries if you're not that extroverted. There's more than enough going on for people of all flavors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's actually a book UGA gives students at orientation which details UGA traditions, but one that I've always been a fan of is Snell-abrating. There's a dining hall calling Snelling that is open 24 hours a day on weekdays, and Snell-abrating is essentially just finding a reason to celebrate (literally ANYTHING will do) and going late at night to eat with a group of people. It's good, random fun, and sometimes finding silly reason to do it is as much fun as actually doing it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a wide range of activities to do at any given time, with posters and cards and web sites dedicated to letting you know what's the cat's meow on campus. From pizza parties and intramural sports to pickup basketball games and trivia nights, there's almost always something. And I saw almost always because, if there were any more fun to be had, it couldn't be called a school anymore. The most consistent form of fun is the downtown Athens area, where UGA is conveniently located right next to. There are a host of restaurants and exciting locales to have good fun and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    UGA is known far and wide for its dining facilities, and with good reason. There are currently five main dining halls on campus, and they all serve quality food. If you're on the meal plan, which is a must if you're a freshman, you can go to any and all of these dining halls as much as you want and eat as much as you want, with the ever-present threat of the freshman 15 lurking in the background. There is an assumed hierarchy of quality that you'll find out fairly soon after a few weeks, but it mainly ranks from good to amazing. The halls are scattered fairly well all over campus, so you're never too far away from one. There's nothing much to say that's negative, except that they can be crowded at traditional meal times, which can be avoided through careful planning.

    Dorm Life

    For the freshman year, your pick of the dorms would be mostly centered on the three so-called freshman high-rises. These offer the traditional college freshman experience, complete with the smallest dorms, the community bathrooms, and the extremely social setting. I say the dorms are small, but not necessarily in a cramped way. The one in the high-rises are just as big as they need to be, and not an inch more, but tactics such as lofting the beds and decorating with a new palate of colors can make a dorm room amazing. If the freshman dorms are the worst ones on campus relatively, then all of the other dorms only get better. In short, the dorm life is not a bad one at all at UGA. A bit expensive though.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that I've taken so far have definitely been challenging. For your first year, don't be surprised if you start pulling in grades that are below your usual performance. Don't worry too much about it, though. Adaptation is a part of growing up. UGA offers many different resources for help in various topic areas, especially the ones that are more mathematically inclined. It helps to spend a good amount of time going over each class every day, and minimize any procrastination as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a good idea to apply as early as possible. You'll have a much better chance at being accepted and will be automatically considered for scholarships and the honors program. Research as much as possible and don't be too lax in choosing your dormitory, as it's a decision that will have a large impact on your freshman experience. Also, try as much as possible to choose an early orientation date, so that you have a better pick of your fall semester classes.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    big police presence, safe campus, don't leave stuff lying around

    Greek Life

    tons of options there

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of ways to get involved

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, adventurous, willing to explore

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the arch!

    Bang for the buck

    Especially if you live in Ga and get hope it's a good value.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown (if you're of age), lots of great restaurants, music venues, parks, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are great.

    Dorm Life

    Typical Dorm Life, lots of options to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early! Go to class! Don't be afraid to ask for extra help.

    In three sentences

    Great place! Huge with lots of things to get involved in.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is super prominent at UGA. It is not for everyone but it is a way to be a part of a group of people who want to have a good time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are thousands of clubs on campus. From Humans vs. Zombies to the many honors societies, there is something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a resident of Georgia and have the chance to go to UGA on Hope or Zell Miller there is no better place to be. I have friends from out of state that would not want to be anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    From going downtown and drinking to just hanging in a dining hall or in a dorm and playing board games, there is a way to have fun at all times.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plan is extraordinary. There are so many options and there is food here for anyone.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different dorms and it depends purely on what ou put into it of what you'll get out of it.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of your schedule is completely up to how hard you want to work. It is possible to get by with taking the minimum but it is also possible to take truly intense classes that will lead you to great learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school and try to get into the honors program at UGA. It opens up so many opportunities and gives access to classes with phenomenal teachers along with many opportunities that students not in the honros program don't have.

    In three sentences

    It's an absolutely amazing University. It has an incredibly diverse student base and a huge number of opportunities for finding out what you want to do with your life. Get involved and you will have a great time.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual tradition - calling the police to arrest their students just for trying to get to their dorm room if they have been drinking.

    What to do for fun

    Don't drink and return to the dorm before you are completely sober.

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend you do not live in their dorms, as they have students arrested that come back to the dorms appearing to be intoxicated. They have a policy that permits the RA's and people manning the desks to call the police to have a student arrested even if the student has not committed any other crime such as vandalizing, getting in a fight or anything else. Just by attempting to walk back in the dorm and doing nothing else, they can, and do, sometimes have you arrested, just for doing what everyone knows 90% of students in the dorm do.

    In three sentences

    My rating for this school would have been a 4, but goes down to a 1, just due to the fact that they have a policy that allows for the dorms to a call the police and have students arrested if they return to the dorm appearing intoxicated; even if the student is not causing any issues, other than looking to get back to their own room. What a horrible way to treat their own students. Even if the student is a minor, there is no call for this by a university. The odds of gettign arrested are too great to chance this by living in their dorms. So if you plan to go here, please plan on starting out in non-university housing.

  • 02/04/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful, and the three dining halls have plenty of space and food. The staff is extremely friendly and hard working.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life in UGA is fantastic. The dorms are comfortable and make you feel right at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I am not a college student.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go down town! DT is where the funs at.

    Food and Dining

    You have 5 ding halls to choose from. All are special in their own way.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are in great locations. Its a nice experience to have that you can't get anywhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA puts you to high standards. You definitely have to study to get through it.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police everywhere! So bad for you if you're doing something illegal, but great for campus safety!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snell-a-brating: Snelling is one of UGA's five dining commons and is the only one open 24 hours Monday-Thursday. There is a tradition of students coming at midnight, or later, to grab a snack (or full meal), and Snell-a-brate! Ringing the chapel bell: There is a tradition at UGA of ringing the chapel bell (located on historic North Campus) after any accomplishment (whatever you feel accomplished about!), or whenever you deem necessary! The Arch: It is a time honored tradition that if you're an underclass men, not to walk under UGA's historic arches, otherwise you won't graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Georgia is ranked as one of the most affordable public colleges in the nation! It is ranked 6th for overall value among public institutions, and as a current student I agree. To be attending a Research I university, it is extremely affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Party downtown, Go see movies for a Dollar at the Tate Theater, FOOTBALL, attend dawgs after dark every month, attend discounted concerts at the Georgia theater, the possibilities are endless!

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing! All of our dining halls have numerous awards for service and such! The meal plan is worth every penny!

    Dorm Life

    It depends on which dorms you live in! There are the typical freshmen dorms, then there are all girl dorms, and then there are the nice dorms in East campus! Don't worry even as a freshmen you still have the opportunity to live there, it just depends on how lucky you are and how early you apply!

    Academic Rigor

    You will need to study, but the university has so many free tutoring services that make it so easy to get help if you need it. Plus, your fellow classmates are more than willing to form study groups with you, and Professors even make themselves available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Immerse your self! Do not be afraid to join a club or a few, make new friends wherever you go! Be adventurous, go shopping downtown, take a yoga class at the Ramsey recreational student center, or go see a movie at the Tate student center theater.

    In three sentences

    There are opportunities galore, you have a sense of fulfillment just being accepted! Do not let a single opportunity pass you by (and there are a lot)! Three words to help you with everything you do at UGA: engage, inquire, execute!

  • 01/22/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus and great atmosphere

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Most of my money while at UGA was spent on food and in the 24-hour cafeteria!

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is extremely tough. As a biology major I found myself staying on campus until 2 in the morning trying to understand material that was going to be on a test in 2 weeks!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study! It's hard work but well worth it!

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a fantastic school that provides you with so many opportunities. Whether you further your education or start working, the University of Georgia completely prepares you for your next step!

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is overall safe but I recommend always walking with a buddy at night just because the campus is so large.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Greek Life at UGA and could not be happier. It is fairly prominent at UGA but you can have a great time without participating in Greek life, too.

    Clubs and Activities

    The amount of activities the UGA has to offer is endless!

    Great for these types of students

    truly great for all students unless they are overwhelmed by a large school (and a lot of people)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the Georgia Arch which is located on North Campus. Only students who have graduated are supposed to walk under the arch.

    What to do for fun

    Attend sports games, visit downtown Athens, walk around the beautiful campus. I always have something to do at UGA.

    Food and Dining

    UGA's food is delicious!! It is award winning and I have no complaints about the dining halls. The city of Athens also has awesome restaurants with a variety of types of foods.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I live in is very old, but I picked it because it is where all my friends live. UGA does offer new dorms that are beautiful and very luxurious, but typically people in Greek life do not live in these.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say UGA is very challenging, but very manageable as long as you apply yourself and focus on your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in UGA, make sure you visit. Once you visit, I'm pretty confident UGA will be your number one choice.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is, in my mind, truly the perfect college. It is academically challenging, but also offers plenty of opportunities for those who want to be social in addition to working hard to get a degree. It is an extremely well rounded college, producing extremely well rounded students.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgia football games are an incredible tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but you will receive a great education an the University of Georgia looks impressive on resumes.

    What to do for fun

    Endless opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome dining halls with convenient locations on campus and convenient hours.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet many great friends and learn a lot from living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is difficult but it pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take introductory classes and attend lectures from guest speakers. You will probably change your mind many times during your college career about what you want to do with your future and that is perfectly okay! Don't ever be scared to speak with an advisor or professor.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia offers a great education along with a great experience. Athens is a great college town filled with history, great people, and beautiful scenery. The University offers a wide variety of majors and great professors!

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is a public institution, so it is not that expensive. And after paying, you really have everything you need here. You have unlimited dining, unlimited transportation both on and off campus, unlimited gym access. Really great for what you pay for.

    Food and Dining

    A plus, A plus, A PLUS!!!! I cannot think of one food that they do not serve! We have five dining halls to choose from one of which is twenty four seven! Sundays, however, you are basically on your own because the dining hall closes at two pm.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are okay. They have really nice dorms and ... other dorms. It just depends on what you are willing to pay for. Do housing early or you will get stuck with something crazy! I do not discourage freshman dorms, though they can be distracting.

    Academic Rigor

    It can get difficult, varying from professor to professor. Remember, though, it is not high school so every assignment truly counts! I had several classes that were basically composed of three tests and a final..

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advanced placement courses, be open to trying new things because there are so many opportunities here.

    In three sentences

    Great university! At UGA, you have the opportunity to grow in all aspects of your life. Everything here is excellent, from the education to the parties, to the events, to the food!

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is quite large, but campus police and the UGA ALERT system have so many precaustions in order to protect students in times of need. UGA also employs biometric hand scanners that allow only UGA personnel in and out of certain buildings.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big but not neccesary on campus. If you're into it, it's wonderful, huge, and fulfilling. If you're not, you're 3/4 of the student body and by no means at all have to join to have a social life. There are huge houses next to campus and sororities and fraternities have fun social events, but there's so much to do around Athens and UGA that non-Greek students are not missing out on experiences by not joining.

    Clubs and Activities

    Athens is full of different types of sports, most people have never heard of, it's a great way to expand your horizons. From cricket, to zumba classes, to LARPing, to student government, to squash courts. UGA has a number of clubs that people are both familiar and unfamiliar with to encourage fun and culture in its students.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, there's a place on campus for everyone. Social butterflys would enjoy the Greek life which is huge on campus, and GDI'scould take part in the more downtown scene of Athens. There really is a huge following for anyone from all walks of life. It's what makes Athens so full of diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Athens is full of traditions, from the Trifecta, to the chapel bell, to the football games. The amount of school pride makes anyone realize it's great to be a Georgia Bulldawg! The campus is beautiful, it has nice quiet places for introverts who would enjoy a book read by the fountain, and for extroverts who would relish in campus bloc parties with a group of people.

    Bang for the buck

    The deal is quite reasonable if you realize you take advantage of your classwork and the social experiences you recieve. There's a lot of student bonuses around campus because Athens is a college town. Minus the cost of living and the price of attending is worth the 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    The social scene is amazing. Downtown is right next to campus and there's many opportunities and clubs on campus. There's a megabus to Atlanta, and the artisan scene around Athens is quite large.

    Food and Dining

    One of the top tier things about campus, the food is amazing with quite a variety of healthy or unhealthy dining options. With dining halls that have focuses on different types of food, there's a plethora of things to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The relatively cheap dorms suck, the relatively expensive dorms are very nice. You get what standard of living you pay for. All dorms are overpriced, you're better off living in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses aren only bad if you don't put any effort in them. You'll be challenged in science and math but with good study skills and a decent level of focus, anyone can do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in everything, and don't be afraid to use outside resources for help.

    In three sentences

    University of Georgia is a perfect balance between good courses and a good social scene. The coursework is rigorous yet doable. The people are nice and friendy.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The greek life is great at UGA.

    Bang for the buck

    The education one receives here and the connections one makes here are incomparable and unparalleled.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is the epicenter of fun in the South. The bar scene is phenomenal and the live music is comparable to Austin. There is a reason why Athens is always ranked among the best college towns in the country.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan at UGA is amazing. It is very easy to eat healthy and I love how Snelling is open 24 hours from Monday to Thursday.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it. If you make it a point to know your hall mates and roommate, then living in a dorm will be pretty smooth. Hygene and personal health are vital to maintain while living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Georgia prides itself on being a large research institution and one of the top public universities not only in the South but also the entire country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and review your application before the final submission. Oppurtunity at the University of Georgia is endless. A student can be immersed in greek life, conduct research, and be an officer in a campus-wide philanthropy organization and still have time for relaxation and fun!

    In three sentences

    Georgia has the three main things that I was looking for in a college. Georgia has an amazing balance between the fantastic academics and the extracurricular activities on and off campus. Students at the university learn the three pillars of the arch, justice, wisdom, and moderation, and how to incorporate them into their daily lives.

  • 12/13/2013

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

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    Greek Life

    AWESOME!

    Great for these types of students

    If you can work hard and have fun at the same time, you're at the right place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The arch and bell you ring and walk through when graduation comes around.

    Bang for the buck

    The dining hall is the best!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is so beautiful during the day and fun at night! All the sports at UGA are so entertaining and amazing to watch.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus before hand, after registering for classes. The campus can be overwhelming and so can the bus schedule.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus with lots to offer students. There are over 30,000 students so you're bound to meet many friends. Athens is a great college town and will change your life.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No one walks under the Arch. Ever. There is a myth saying anyone who walks under the Arch before graduation will fail.

    What to do for fun

    GO TO DAWGS AFTER DARK. They set up booths of all sorts of fun and games. It's free for students on a Friday night! The last one is always carnival themed which is a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent. Everyone I know, including myself, gained the Freshmen Fifteen. If not, they surely did not lose any weight. It's pricey, but it's unlimited and most Freshman get tired of the food, but they miss it once it's gone. The quality of the food was beyond my expectations and the variety is unbelievable.

    Dorm Life

    The physical dorms themselves aren't big and luxurious, but they are very convenient. It is approximately in the center of the campus for easy transportation and the bathrooms are clean and sanitary.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all academic rigor at any school, it depends on your professor. If you do your work and attend class, the difficulty of the class usually isn't a challenge. I took 18 hours this semester and made one B. All my classes were moderate in work load and average difficulty on exams; however, I had one professor who was more difficult than the rest.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a party school, you're not looking in the right place. Procrastination is your best friend and your worst nightmare. BE A TEACHER'S PET. Speak out in class and make an outstanding impression to your professors.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is an environment filled with school spirit and excellent academic achievement. Despite being known as a party school, the campus abounds with students who are diligent, persevering, and motivated. GO DAWGS, SIC 'EM!

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games, downtown

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study...ALOT!

    In three sentences

    UGA is a wonderful school with endless opportunities. You are in charge of your success here. It is a challenging university that will test you in many ways.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun. Differ met meetings, parties, events hosted by different organizations or simply staying in your dorm with your friends having a movie night.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious. Try new things b

    Dorm Life

    What is good about the dorm life is how accessible to the other parts of campus it is. The dorms itself are not as nice but they allow you to bond with people and form friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely be prepared for more freedom and responsibility. This responsibility comes from various sources including academic ones. Don't procrastinate since everything will come together eventually.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and a lot. The lasts moments count, always stay positive. Also, make sure you do our research. Each person is different and so are different colleges.

    In three sentences

    This university is a mixture of different multicultural groups, passions, frustrations, and interests. It is a place where everyone comes together for their love to the university. It is a place where you can succeed.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many different social groups. Anything you think is fun will have people doing it.

    Food and Dining

    Get the 7 day meal plan. You will not be disappointed

    Dorm Life

    Pick a community you would enjoy. Look on college blogs to find out about each dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Each program has its share of intense classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay motivated! Have fun, but remember that school is the priority. Get involved in your interests.

    In three sentences

    The college experience here is definitely intense. Sports are great here. The culture is a mix of fun, food, music, and great people.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    hard work will be paid of.

    Tips for prospective students

    too many opertunity

    In three sentences

    great school. love it. I will not go to any other school.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is through the roof! There is not one time that you will just walk outside or down the street and not see an officer. They're everywhere! Which is a good thing. They really provide great security and knowing that they're there just makes everyone fell really safe!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is the best! I love all of the Greek organizations, which is why I want to pledge. They are honestly really cool people! At every party they're they stepping and doing their strolls. We've had a couple of yard shows where the Greeks went head to head. I love the environment when the Greeks are representing their group!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities on campus that it is ridiculous to not be able to find something that you can join and be apart of! There are probably over 400 organizations, clubs and activities! UGA has so much to offer and its so easy to get involved and be apart of campus activities!

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is very broad and diverse to the point where there is something for any type of student! I can't think of anything specifically for each type of student because there is so much that can be said. You just have to kind of get involved around campus and find where you fit and what's right for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't really know of any unusual locations on campus or unusual traditions. I've only been here for about 3 months. Everything seems pretty usual to me.

    What to do for fun

    Well UGA is about two seconds away from downtown Athens so there's all the fun right there. But aside from all the clubs, partying, etc, there's ALWAYS something that's going on on campus! There's never a dull day. There are always events and things for students to do! The best weekends are game day weekends! GO DAWGS! It's always so many people in Athens ready to see some football, its the best. But yes, UGA always has special events that grabs the attention of the students.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UGA is GREAT! We have five different dining halls that we are able to choose from daily. One of our dining halls are open 24/7 Monday-Thursday which is this best for people who stay up late to study for tests, etc, it's really convenient! The food choices are awesome, they also serve healthy things in all five dining halls and they have nutritionists that can help[ with food selection for those who are on a diet, etc. And one great thing about our meal plan is that you can swipe your card as many times as you want to in a day, it's unlimited. You can eat as much as you could possibly want! IT'S GREAT!

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are better than others. But the freshman dorms at UGA (the high-rises) aren't exactly the best! Community baths aren't necessarily a problem, they can be. But ours get cleaned daily so it's not so bad. But as far as the dorms, eh, they're tolerable. Of course there have been a few bugs here and there but nothing that has just been out of control. For the sake of my freshman year it's not bad at all.

    Academic Rigor

    UGA's academic courses are definitely very rigorous! My classes right now aren't too too hard but they are challenging! I definitely had to actually learn to study better and retain more information since I've been in college. Studying and focusing are key points to being successful in college classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely tell new students to get to know campus well before the first day of classes, so it'll make your first day smoother. I would tell new students to definitely get involved around campus because there are so many opportunities to take advantage of. New students should definitely branch out more and meet new people, get used to campus and the people here because you have four years to get through! Have fun and enjoy the college experience!

    In three sentences

    UGA is the best university in the country to me! It's very diverse, entertaining, and just an all around great school! The school spirit is through the roof, the education is the best, the food is awesome, everything about UGA is just great! GO DAWGS!

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University cops work hard 24/7 to provide a safe and secure environment for students and there are emergency posts around campus. The university also provides an alert system through txt messaging and emailing to notify students of current emergency events or potentially dangerous police reports.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at UGA is top notch, and one of the best socially, and community service wise. They are involved in many philanthropy events, and love to help throughout the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and great organizations to join, it can be tough just picking one, but be sure not to overwhelm yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated, hard working students will fit in at UGA, especially if they know how to say GO DAWGS!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The chapel bell is rung after anything wonderful that happens, and on a game day after a huge win you will hear it's beautiful sounds often! Don't walk under the arch until you graduate! They say those that do, don't graduate from the University. Plus it is tradition to walk under the arch after graduation, and many young women have even been proposed to under it.

    Bang for the buck

    The atmosphere at UGA is one that is truly special and irreplaceable. During the fall the students and campus come alive with the football season, and the weekends are filled with beautiful crisp air and colorful leaves everywhere. The winters are nice too, especially if we get snow and school lets out for a few days! But also during the winter, there are many places in Athens to curl up in a coffee shop and catch up on studying or enjoy warm cup of hot chocolate. In the spring everyone is buzzing about spring break and all of the outdoor adventure activities the school provides. Above all though, the academic atmosphere at the University if Georgia is engaging, and competitive. The professors truly are some of the best, and the most devoted to their students education.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown to shop, eat at a cute cafe/restaurant, or grab coffee. Visit the little park near five points, they even have bears there, and it's free to get in! The botanical gardens are great for running, strolling, or just relaxing and reading a book or studying. Another great place to study is Two Story Cafe in little five points. The streets in Athens are also great for jogging!

    Food and Dining

    Best food ever!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small, which is typical, but the atmosphere is irreplaceable.

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive, especially in upper level classes within you major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use rate my professor and koofers to find out about professors before you sign up for classes if you can. There are some professors who don't actually teach you anything and just give you fluff assignments, and you will want to avoid them, so use your resources wisely. Also, studying for tests will take more than one full day, be prepared!

    In three sentences

    Great professors. Wonderful learning environment. Dedicated students.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the arch until graduation, or you won't graduate! Also, there is a koi pond by the forestry building that is really awesome.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many options when it comes to fun. The amount of clubs and organizations are endless. There is always *something* going on around campus. Just walk around and read the posters - there are always posters telling you what is happening. From swing dancing on Tuesdays to Math club, there is something for everyone. Just walking around campus with friends is a lot of fun too! Or walking in the shops downtown. And there are concerts around town all the time.

    Food and Dining

    UGA dining halls are the absolute best. Most are easy access and have delicious food selections. There are so many options, there is something for everyone. I think they even have vegetarian and vegan options. A plus to the dining halls is that they are a great place to be with friends, or just have some time to sit alone. (The desserts are to die for.)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is actually great! My hall had an open door game to encourage us to meet each other and become friends. I know almost all 36 girls on my hall and we all hang out all the time! Dorm life is so much better when you get to know all of your hall mates. We all have things in common that bring us together, it can be so cool when you find out you share the some interests as someone down the hall. Knowing your hall mates can be a huge bonus when you are having trouble with your classes, the chances that at least one person down the hall can help you out are great.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes require you to work, surprise, but it isn't impossible. If you are in need of help, ask. In most cases, the professors want to see you succeed, you just need to initiate the communication. This isn't high school anymore, teachers won't hand out easy A's. Effort is required.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to try new clubs or sit with someone random at dinner. That is how you make new friends! Study and do homework, you think you don't need to, but tests have a way of creeping up on you... Just get out and be active, UGA has a beautiful campus with some many options. Pick something and go for it.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a great place to be, it is easy to make friends and find a place for yourself. There are so many opportunities to get involved on and around campus.It can be overwhelming at times, but there are a never ending source of people that want to help you get adjusted and make you comfortable.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The recreational activities is where it's at. There are tons of amazing clubs to join! A walking distance from a great night life!

    Food and Dining

    Great variety of foods and amazing meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    Great way to make new friends and very friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    If you go to class and pay attention you will do fine. The work load is do-able nothing insane.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not only work on class work. UGA has a great variety of clubs, sports and events to do. Be positive!

    In three sentences

    An amazing college experience. UGA is very diverse and welcoming. Great student body.

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Georgia is one of the safest campuses around. They employ undercover police (who look like students) in order to get a real time view of crime on campus. They also have several call centers and police are always on duty.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UGA is outstanding. There are so many different fraternities and sorority's to choose from. The Greek Life at UGA is an essential part of everyday interactions on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Georgia has a wide variety of clubs and activities to join. They are extremely interactive and allow students to really meet people.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Georgia is great for students who want a great party atmosphere and a rigorous academic schedule. It is really good for people who want to work hard and play harder.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At UGA, there is a famous arch. It is said that if a student walks under the arch while enrolled in classes, they will not graduate on time. It is so funny to see people dodge the arch because they believe the curse is true.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Georgia is definitely worth what you pay. It is one of the top rated University's in the south, and the staff are always working to improve the campus.

    What to do for fun

    In Athens, fun is never something to worry about. Whether visiting the local botanical gardens or going to the football games, students always have a great time. There are also several events that the university employs (such as Dawgs after Dark) that enable students to truly get connected with the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food options at UGA are overwhelming. They have four different dining halls, all which are all you can eat. The dining in downtown Athens is diverse and very student friendly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at UGA vary greatly. Some are brand new and state of the art, while others seem like they could fall down at any moment. Regardless, dorm life at UGA is essential to the freshman experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at UGA prove to be very challenging. Courses require you to go to class and study daily in order to pass. The teachers care about knowing you and staying in contact with them will only prove to benefit you.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I would advise to stay away from the night life as much as possible as it severely affects your grades. I would also suggest to take advantage of the free tutoring that campus has to offer. Finally I would advise prospective students to work out, because the dining plan is very fattening!

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is definitely safe. The campus police regularly patrol the campus, and normally stop by the dorms to hang out and/or just a walk through to make sure everything is alright. Each dorm is accessed by students' hand prints and ID numbers connected to the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so so so many clubs and activities here at UGA. The diversity is insane. You have christian affiliated clubs, enviromental clubs, charity activites, etc. Intramural sports are a popular thing for people who just enjoy playing sports, but don't play officially for the school itself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you commit to the University of Georgia, don't walk through the arch on North Campus. Never do it until you graudate! If you do, you will not graduate from UGA!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is probably the main attraction to most students at UGA. There is always music. ALWAYS. There are numerous concerts and open mic sessions downtown at different cafe's and what not. Lots of students go to North Campus and ring the notorious bell near Old College. In the fall, you can always attend a dawg football game between the hollow hedges of Sanford Stadium. Before that make sure you attend Dawg Walk!

    Food and Dining

    The food is the dining halls is awesome! There are new things in the dining halls everyday, and the food is always prepared to and exceptional quality.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UGA is quite unique. Freshman have 3 or 4 dorms that are referred to as the high rises. This is because those specific dorms have about eight or nine floors with over 800 students in them. It's great for freshmen who are nervous about meeting other freshmen, because those dorms only house freshmen. On the other hand, there are recently built dorms that are really nice. The East Campus Village is open for any year students, and it is beautiful. There are a variety of type of dorms on the campus of UGA, from basic one room-two people dorms, to suite style dorms for four people.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Georgia is a difficult school to get into because it is so competitive between students. With that being said, the academics are up to par with the difficulty of getting into the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know the logistics of the school and how everything works. That means everything from how large the classes are to how the bursar's office and financial aide office works. It's better to check things out rather than experiencing them by experience completely. Also check out the environment and location of the school. Believe it or not, this can contribute to your experience of college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is truly a great place to be. The educators are outstanding, and the bondage between the student body is like a family. It's great to be a bulldog!

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus, I feel secure. I see lots of campus police cruisers every day, so I know they're around. Downtown Athens is a little sketchy, which is why I don't go there.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus, so it is easy to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for anybody willing to work for their degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't pass under the arch unless you have already graduated from here. Ring the chapel bell.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition goes up every year even though we get more incoming freshmen each year. Buying books from the campus bookstore sucks because when you want to sell them back, they rarely buy them back, and if they do, it will be far less than what you payed.

    What to do for fun

    Participate in sports or club activities. Visit Oconee Forest Park for hiking trails and dog-walking. Visit the Botanical Gardens. Go and support the Arts program by visiting the art museum or catching a theatrical performance.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic, especially the food in Joe Frank Harris Commons, aka ECV!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which dorm you are in, it can be great or horrible. If at all possible, get to know your roommate before you two room together. Making friends is important.

    Academic Rigor

    Expect to actually have to do work. The work load is not too heavy, but it does require you to use your brain.

    Tips for prospective students

    The chemistry department is abysmal, so if you are planning on taking chemistry, go somewhere else. Watch out for the crazy drivers in Athens for they will not hesitate to hit you in a crosswalk. Watch out for cyclists while driving around. Don't come here expecting to just fly by in your classes; you will actually have to do work. Extracurriculars are important, so join as many clubs as you can and want to.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has a beautiful campus. It has many amenities for the student body. The food here is fantastic.

  • 09/14/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    The campus is huge and beautiful and the dining halls are fairly impressive. My only worry is about how huge the campus is! Goodness, I heard from a bunch of other colleges that tote that you can walk from one end of campus to the other in 20- minutes, but I asked the tour guide and he said that was definitely not the case there.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Finding things to do for fun is one of the easiest tasks on campus. These can be hanging out with friends, going to the recreational center, getting involved with clubs, or just walking around. The number of people that are around you and give you options to do new things is easy to find something to do. This all goes back to getting involved and meeting new people. If you are willing to put yourself out there, then you are likely to find yourself in a world of possibilities to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    This might be one of my favorite parts of the college experience. The food is extremely good with countless options everyday for every meal. On the meal plan a student can go in at any time of the day and have as much food as they please. The foods range from healthy home made meals to getting a burger and the grill. This also can be the death of many students when it comes to the freshman 15 because I understand everyday the temptation that comes with what to eat and whether I should eat good or get what I want

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the most interesting experiences here. It is the first thing that you are most involved in when it comes to going to school. There are numerous events that the room advisors do for the students on the hall and tries to get them to meet each other. Another big thing for dorm life is to keep your door open at all times. This just gives an open environment for others to come in and say hey and to help you feel at home. I know sometimes you may not want to talk to people but you don't want to be the one on the hallway that secludes himself and always has his door closed.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor can vary between students. For those that do not put any emphasis on school, it will obviously be harder for these students than it will be for others. The classes and the instructors really try and get you involved and work on your topic at hand in a fun way. This really helps students to learn and broaden their horizons in what they are learning. The best way to handle classes is to stay on top of it and do the work. The worst thing that can happen for a student is to get behind and this is a downward spiral that seems to have no end.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a few tips that I can recommend for prospective students. A huge thing for these students would be to learn the bus route. Many people struggle in finding what buses to ride and where and a few weeks in people are still asking. In order to bypass this struggle one would need to get a bus map that are available on all buses and then just ride them. One of the most effective ways to learn is to experience new things and you get more knowledge based on this than you do by just asking others. A second tip I could offer a student is to get involved. I know it may be tempting for some to just sit in the dorm room and watch tv or just do nothing but there are countless options on getting involved with a group you may really like. So don't just sit around and hang out but put yourself out there and be involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is everything I could have wished for in a university. The dorm life, schooling, campus life and community is what makes this school special because you are always involved in everything. All of the students whether new or those who are about to graduate make sure that you are involved and are having the best time you can while you are here.

  • 09/08/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    UGA is such an awesome school, but I'm a little worried about the size of the campus and the large number of student attending. I'm still planning to apply and do more research, but the size makes me a little nervous.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I love to run through campus early in the morning or evening and I always feel safe. We have crossing guards who smile and wish you a good morning and campus police always around throughout the evening.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a great way to get involved and build community at Georgia; however, that is not the only way. I have loved meeting friends in my sorority, but there is always another niche of people with exciting interests to get to know as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many ways to get involved at Georgia. Most likely there are at least two clubs you would be interested in joining and if not it is really easy to start your own. Club sports are also huge here and some of the teams like volleyball, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee travel to other SEC schools just as much as the NCAA sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ringing the bell on North Campus after any type of victory (small, large, personal or campus wide) is a right of passage at Georgia. No student, I repeat, no student who is currently attending the University of Georgia is to ever walk under the Arch until graduation day. If you walk under the Arch before you receive your diploma you will be cursed to not finish undergrad in four years. However, most students scheme to figure out a way to have a victory lap which means an extra semester at Georgia, which really means an extra football season.

    What to do for fun

    Athens has an amazing food and music scene. Whether you are a breakfast person who loves soft, buttery biscuits, or someone who enjoys a vast amount of savory dinner options UGA is your place. We have amazing chefs in multiple restaurants and bars who come from all over to call Athens home. The Botanical gardens, Georgia Theater, hidden trails and rock quarries, and game days cheering on the Dawgs make Saturdays in Athens full of adventurous options.

    Food and Dining

    Georgia has an amazing meal plan. Sunday afternoon brunches with piano, chocolate fountains, table clothes, and carving stations are something each Freshman remembers. The regular weekly meal plan is very well rounded and allergy conscious. Georgia prides itself on having the full spectrum of healthy food to comfort food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so fun at Georgia! The Resident Assistants do a wonderful job planning hall events (which usually involve food). Also, the dorms are in a great location in relation to the student center, main building for studying, and the dining halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics increase in rigor as students advance in their majors. As long as school is a priority and the appropriate amount of time is carved out for studying and reading, then the work load is very manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to do a little extra work researching the classes you are interested in taking at Georgia. The UGA Bulletin is a great place to start, but once you look at the department of your interest, check out the professors and do some googling. Often times our professors are involved in international adventures, such as archaeological digs, urban planning projects for the city of Atlanta, or research institutes in various countries.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is overall a big school, but small, intentional communities are the ingredients that come together to create the main dish. The majority of our professors are very approachable and have amazing real life experience to add to the material they teach, which adds a certain amount of passion to each course. Each person who attends UGA has unique interests, that will lead us in different directions in life, but the overall sense of unity at Georgia is something you have to experience when you attend.

  • 08/29/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I applied with a 4.0 and 1830 on sat and i was DENIED! It is all about who you know to get in, bc i had several friends with money connections and awful grades who were accepted over me. Who wants to go to a school that only wants the kids who pay their way in?!?

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are optional at UGA, but the dining halls are known for having exceptional cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life provides many great opportunities to make great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    While there are some easy classes, most classes are moderately challenging, while the higher-level classes are at an even greater level of difficulty. This is great if one is looking for thorough education and preparation for his/her field.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend coming in prepared to be challenged academically, but I also advise taking advantage of all the unique clubs and experiences UGA has to offer.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a fantastic school for those who are pursuing a higher education and want a challenge. It has a huge campus but a remarkably tight-knit sense of community. As a current student here, I would give it four out of five stars.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Know your campus police number.

    Clubs and Activities

    Go on to UGA's club list online. Lots of places to be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, motivated, hard-working students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are places on campus that you should look for -- like in a scavanger hunt. It's a nice place to go to; for example, the Founder's Garden. It's beautiful during spring and worth the while to relax. Ring the church bell when you have a memorable moment! A semester's 4.0, maybe?

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in safe, acadamic, volunteer opportunities. Keep an eye out for Dawgs after Dark Fridays..They are fun!

    Food and Dining

    VERY convenient!!! I didn't particularly like the food, but it was very convenient while I commuted.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is required first year but it's worth the money. You get to figure out where things are and get involved in campus life easily that once you get out, you are already adjusted to what's going on at campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your professor, your teacher assistant, and your degree. Always find/make friends to form study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look how many classes are offered at UGA in the specific degree program. Always use extra time of college wisely

    In three sentences

    The college is friendly. It is very comfortable to adjust to. The students are motivated.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, watch a movie in the student center, go downtown, shop at Georgia Square Mall.

    Food and Dining

    Best food ever. Seriously. Get the philly cheese steak from the grill.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on the dorm. The freshmen high rises are typical, but east campus has apartment style dorms with individual rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fun and challenging, but introductory classes are taught in big lecture halls so there's not much interaction.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't sign up for too many classes. 2. It's better to have more sleep than less sleep. 3. Bring an umbrella. 4. Bring cash to buy textbooks from other students.

    In three sentences

    The food at UGA is amazing, especially the cookies, and there's always something good to choose from. It's easy to get involved in activities on campus. Everyone can find an organization that fits their interests.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very secure. with ID scanning and fingerprint scanning.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of them. Too many to even look it all up

    Great for these types of students

    Out going, active, fun loving, organized, good at time managing

    What to do for fun

    Hit the Ramsey! It features full range of a fitness center, pool, yoga class, zumba, kick boxing, even rock climbing! There are many clubs and student get togethers for you to join on a weekend fun!

    Food and Dining

    The finest of all :)

    Dorm Life

    It's a huge school, dorm rooms are average sized but it's cozy and homey! The building security is superb.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes, even when they're not of honors program, draws out the critical thinking skills from students. Participation is thought very important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save some money for at least books. Even if you get a full tuition coverage, the dorms, meal plans, and books can rip out your bank account. And although the meal plans are kind of pricey, definitely get it because it's so convenient and they offer superior dining.

    In three sentences

    It's a huge school. But being sad that, it offers all kinds of things for the students to do! The Ramsey center is great for sports, there are tennis courts, the Tate center features a theater! Just join a group on facebook and you're on your way to rafting! It's pretty amazing.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a lot of cops so if you gave a car please have your permit on it no speeding for the most part it feels safe just always walk with a group of people or a guy

    Bang for the buck

    Save Save Save! If you can't, buy things like or eat rather once a week you never know when you're going to need that money for something important

    What to do for fun

    If you don't meet people right away get involved in activities it's plenty of them on campus it's just a matter if finding what you like to do

    Food and Dining

    There's a couple of places where the food is great so get a dorm close to that if not you could always cook in dorms community kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life was cool. You get to have your own bathroom and bring all the things you like ex. Refrigerator, a small one of course microwave tv stuff like that. It's your room you personalize it how you like

    Academic Rigor

    It is very challenging and requires you to think more and on a broader wide span don't limit your thinking think outside the box. It's a competitive school so you want go make sure everything you do lines up with the teacher and what is expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. If you're going to party make sure your work is done first even if it takes you all day. Study everyday that way you won't have to cram everything. In class be outspoken don't be afraid speak up

    In three sentences

    There's easy access to take you to where you need to be. The campus is huge, so you might want to have running shoes and/or a bike. It's very challenging, the teachers really want you to do your best.

  • 08/05/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I visited UGA's campus and have been a long time bulldog fan. I love the combination of sports and academics that UGA has to offer. I plan on applying to UGA this fall.

  • 07/31/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Go out and explore Athens!!! There are also a ridiculous amount of student clubs to get involved in. Explore! and have fun!!

    Food and Dining

    The University of Georgia is ranked in the top of the nation for the quality of their food. These dining commons act as a great place to hang out and meet new people.

    Dorm Life

    Community bathrooms, having a roommate, these can be a scare, but in the end you will make life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard, but just like anywhere else you must make time to study, and get your work done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study and work hard. Always take advantage of the free tutoring available on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia has a very welcoming and exuberating campus environment. People are friendly and can always provide assistance. This along with all the student services, creates an exceptional experience.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Xi Delta is a local sorority at UGA, meaning it is no where else in the world. It is a wonderful group to get involved with! The girls are the nicest people you will ever meet, and there is never a dull moment!

    What to do for fun

    Football games are the biggest events in the fall. GO!! It is an experience like no other, and you will only be able to have that experience while you are a student!

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to study more than you ever have in your life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Find a club, sorority, fraternity, etc. Being a part of something in such a large school helps it feel more like home! Take advantage of all the opportunities available. Everything from football games to meeting with a career counselor can shape the college experience!

    In three sentences

    UGA is one of the best schools in the south! From the broad array of studies to the extra curricular activities, there are is something here for everyone! The professors are outstanding, and there is always someone willing to help with whatever it is that you need.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. UGA is big, but I promise, you will always find a group or organization that you fit right into. Promise.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ringing the chapel bell! The chapel bell is rung after every game we win, but also for anyone's own personal victories.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the full college experience at UGA. Other college students come to visit Athens for a reason. We're the bomb.com! :)

    What to do for fun

    ANYTHING. Take a walk. Go explore downtown Athens. Go find a garden. Go find your happy place. Hang out with your friends. Ride around on Athens transit buses or sit at Starbucks and people watch. Get a job. Go shopping (My fave place is Entourage on Milledge!) Anything that you choose to do in Athens will end up being fun, especially if you're with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is no way I would rate the dining halls anything but a 5. The lines can be ridiculous at times, but the lines don't compare to the deliciousness of the food, or even the variety. Definitely a 5 here!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at UGA vary. However, no matter what dorm you live in you will find a new family. The RA's are so willing to help you with whatever problems or concerns you may have!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here all offer a different challenge. Some use mainly books, some all from the lectures. Some classes will focus on individual work and some will focus on working together in groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself. High school classes do not compare to a 300 person lecture hall, you need to come in full force and ready to work.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely LOVE UGA! The campus, the atmosphere, the sports, and the academics are all WONDERFUL! I would fully recommend anyone to come join the bulldog family.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Athens, GA is famous for food, music, football, and downtown. There is never a dull moment in the Classic City and you can always find something going on. From football tailgates all over the city to live music at the Georgia Theater, it is no wonder the University of Georgia has repeatedly been rated one of the best college towns in the United States.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall options are numerous. Each dining hall provides several different options of food. There are sections in the dining halls that provide the same food every day, and there are sections that change the menu up every day. One of the dining halls is open 24/7 to feed those late-night cravings. The dining halls are also set up buffet style where you can eat as much as you would like.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are very, very small. The school is very old and the dorms reflect that. But, the freshman dorms are all near each other which makes it easier to meet new people! The returning-student dorms are great. They are apartment style, spacious and located near on-campus transit bus stations.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough, especially the sciences. It can be very easy to fall behind in classes and those finals sneak up on you quick! For some classes, there are not many grades. So, if you mess up one grade it can be hard to bounce back.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to do an extensive amount of research on the classes you will need to take for your intended major. Have questions prepared before meeting with your adviser. Do NOT let going out interfere with your school work. Maintaining your GPA and HOPE is not as easy as it may seem. Meet people outside of your high school circle of friends early on in the year.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia provides an array of opportunities for students to pursue their dream careers. There are tons of ways for students to become involved at the University and socially network with their peers. In such a big college town, the University of Georgia provides an environment strives to make sure ever student feels at home.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is a fantastic way to become involved on campus. For girls there are seventeen sororities on campus, so you are likely to find somewhere you fit in. Greek life hosts many activities on campus including many for philanthropic societies.

    Great for these types of students

    Want a balance between academics and fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are not an alumni, do not walk under the black arches centrally located on campus. It has been a tradition for years, and if broken, a person will likely not complete their goal of graduating from UGA.

    What to do for fun

    FOOTBALL GAMES... Athens comes to life when the dawgs play between the hedges. Game day is a huge deal and an experience not much like any other. On the other hand, football isn't for everyone and luckily Athens and the University of Georgia offer so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are campus are very known for the food. It is excellent and and student could tell you that the chefs and food staff display pride in their work. They are many different options and types of food whether you enjoy southern food or vegan there is definitely something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many options on campus for where a student may want to live. Every thing is offered from a classic style dorm to apartment style with more that just 2 roommates. The University has continued to build and restore building making it so that students can find something just right for them.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are meant to help students achieve the highest amount of knowledge they can from each course. The rigor is suited to that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and try your best. UGA is becoming much more competitive. Taking AP or IB classes in high school seems to be a trend among bulldog students. Also, look into applying early action. Make sure to have a variety of extra circular activities, UGA is looking for students with strong academics but also those who put themselves out there and become involved with clubs and sports during high school.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus, that has an awesome atmosphere perfectly suited for the true college experience. Students are set on their academics but also enjoy cutting loose and enjoying downtown Athens, football games, and other fun activities on campus.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    A little expensive. $1000 in fees each semester in addition to tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Swim, workout, run, shop downtown! Explore north Georgia too.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of good food all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    Cannot really say as I have never lived in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be faced paced and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your interests ahead of time and take advantage of scholarships and programs.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a large university with beautiful grounds and top facilities. Students enjoy small and large classes, as well as, the state-of-the-art Ramsey recreational center, Legion Pool, and several dining halls. Faculty are always accessible and the student body is energetic and friendly.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I didn't rush, but everyone I know that did loves it. Greek life is always visible on campus--girls and guys wearing their letters, and of course the parties. You don't have to be Greek to enjoy UGA, but be aware that you almost can't escape it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't joined a club, but there's always tables in Tate Plaza advertising something or another. The Dawgs After Dark activities were always fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The turtle pond, behind the parking lot between the Air Force ROTC and the forestry buildings. Take a banana from Snelling and watch the turtles flock to you :)

    Bang for the buck

    So worth it. And as an out of state student, that's really saying something.

    What to do for fun

    During fall: football games, Downtown, parties on Milledge (if you're not in a fraternity/sorority, make friends with at least one person in one), Dawgs After Dark, various programs from RHA, about a gazillion clubs, dollar movies at Tate. During spring: all of the above minus football.

    Food and Dining

    The food is SO. GOOD. But, inevitably, you get tired of it, especially if you continually eat at the same dining hall all the time. Oglethorpe's coffee bar is great, ECV is most health conscious, Bolton is (usually) most convenient as a freshman, and nothing beats Snelling being open all night during the week. Meal plan is definitely worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are freshman dorms. Community bathrooms kind of suck, but they're nowhere near as scary as I thought they'd be. Some RA's programs are fun, and some are kind of lame; they're usually hit or miss, but the RA's themselves are nice and worth making friends with. The study rooms will always be full when you need them, so you just have to grab an empty chair, smile at the sleep-deprived people around you, and get down to your work.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more easy, some classes are more hard. As you get into higher level classes, the professors are more convinced that a C is average and you have to absolutely wow them for an A. I'm definitely happy with my solid B's, knowing I had to work for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    LEARN THE BUS SYSTEM. It makes your life so much easier to know which bus goes where as soon as possible, so you're not walking from North Campus all the way down to the gym in East Campus and end up missing your Zumba class. Buy season tickets to the home football games if you can afford it. Even if you don't think you like football, there's nothing like being in that stadium--especially during night games! ECV has the best food. Hands down. It's worth going all the way down there, I promise. DON'T do back to back to back classes if you can avoid it. Leave yourself some time between classes, or you'll end up ditching at least one of them.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous and the academics are challenging, but not unattainably hard. The social life and athletics make Athens an ideal college town, even when you come in knowing absolutely nobody. It's everything I hoped my college experience would be.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    You cannot find something to not do at UGA. If by some miracle, you discover that there is a missing niche that you can fill, UGA will let you start your own club. It truly is tailored to every individual.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE. UGA has some of the most surprising diversity of any school I have ever seen.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During orientation, all of the students traveled to the fountain on North Campus and jumped in. It was cold, dark, wet, and ridiculously fun.

    Bang for the buck

    UGA truly gives you the best value in education. Between access to massive libraries and extremely knowledgeable factory, all the information you could want is right at your fingertips.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is full of bars and clubs. If that is your game, you've got no shortage of choices. Of course, football season is a big deal and tailgates pop up all over campus. The music scene in Athens is pretty intense. Be sure to check out who will be performing at the Classic Center. There are plenty of functions that happen on UGA grounds and give students access to cheap tickets. If you are looking for something in more of the realm of a date night, you have plenty of restaurants, and if the Tate Center theater isn't showing the movie you want, there is another theater off-campus. If you want to go a bit retro, you can even drive over to the roller rink.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has one of the top dining programs in the country. It is expensive, but you are not paying per meal, you are paying to enter whenever you want, as many times as you want. There are two plans: 5 day and 7 day. 5 day covers the weekdays, while 7 day covers the weekend (except for Sunday night). There are several dining halls spread around campus, each with their own specialties. You get a lot of options, and you can view the menu of each dining hall online. If you live on campus, it is definitely the best way to go. Also, Snelling is open from Breakfast on Monday, till Dinner on Friday. If you need a place to pull an all-nighter or you get a late night craving for pizza or breakfast, that is the place to go. There is even a quite lounge in the downstairs area.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms tend to be...quaint (unless you are in Meyers). You will not have endless space, but you will make tons of friends on your hall. Obviously, drinking and smoking and not allowed in any of the dorms, but you are allowed to smoke right outside. It helps to lock things up because people will borrow things without letting you know. You are required to establish ground rules with your roommate in the first place, so take the time to bring up locking doors and things of that nature. You are required to clean out your dorm before each break. If you fail to clean everything to housing standards, you may be fined. At the end of the year, there is an inspection where EVERYTHING is checked. This includes smalls chips in the paint and dirty floors (you may want to grab a mop and bucket if your room becomes a high traffic area.) The RAs are generally nice people, and they will do their best to help if you ask for it. Our hall actually teamed up with several others to go rafting and camping so...it definitely has its perks. Also, expect to see a lot of police officers. Kids do stupid stuff and pay the consequences fairly regularly.

    Academic Rigor

    You can survive many classes with a get-by attitude, but your GPA will reflect it in many cases. A lot of my professors like to give pop quizzes as a way to gauge if the lesson is sinking in and to check attendance, however, I know plenty of people who were able to show up on test days only and get all of their information online (I would guess this to be a bad idea for your major-related courses). In the end,not every course will be an easy A, but not every course will decimate you if you don't spend hours studying every night.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will get out what you put in. The first semester can make or break you. Talk to the head(s) of the department you are considering if you get the chance. Be prepared to surrender all free time for Pre-calculus if you are not a wiz at math... or consider taking it through another school during the summer.

    In three sentences

    The campus is ENORMOUS. There is something for everyone. If you can't find something, you can create it.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Both Athens-Clarke County police and campus police can be found and are easily reachable. In the event that a dangerous event takes place on campus, emails and text messages are sent to all the students so they are aware of the situation. And don't ever worry about the fire alarms in the dorms not working. Campus makes sure they work all the time.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at UGA is extremely strong. There are 27 fraternities and 17 sororities that are home to a multitude of different types of people. All the Greek organizations give back with philanthropy events that many non-Greek students attend as well. Many of the clubs on campus such as student government are filled with members of Greek life as well. Fraternities and sororities can also be found having socials among themselves and hosting parties throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there is any interest in a club UGA most likely has it. On the off chance that they don't, it isn't difficult at all to start a club. It only takes a small number of students and a signature from a faculty member to get your club off the ground. Different organizations can always be found at Tate advertising themselves to potential members so just walking to class can offer an opportunity for something you didn't even know existed.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are outgoing and driven to succeed will find a home at the University of Georgia that they will never want to leave.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk through the arch before graduation or legend has it that you won't ever graduate. It's fun to see all the people downtown avoiding the arch for the fear that something bad will happen to them. A little past the arch is the chapel bell which has a lot of tradition behind it. It always gets rung for victories during games and any student can freely ring it for whatever reason they see fit. If you care to find it, there's even a tree that owns itself off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There are so many opportunities to succeed academically and professionally at the university and so many social opportunities that I can't suggest coming here more highly. If you have the HOPE scholarship, it will definitely ease the burden of the high price tag that comes with attending the university.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown. There is always something to do there. Seriously, if you are ever bored find something to do with a group of friends and go downtown. Also, football games cannot go unmentioned. UGA is well known for its games between the hedges and every Saturday is a madhouse of people ready to cheer on the Dawgs.

    Food and Dining

    UGA has an absolutely fantastic dining plan, no other way to it. It is expensive, but assuming you put it to good use, the Freshman 15 can be a very real thing. Having the 7 day meal plan allows you to walk into the dining hall and eat whenever you want unlike other colleges that might use a three-meal a day system. Every once in a while the dining halls all throw a themed meal with even more delicious food than usual such as the carnival day where the eating area gets a makeover to look like a boardwalk carnival complete with bounce house. The only time you are ever required to buy food outside the dining hall is Sunday evening. Sunday brunch is offered until 2pm, but after that students fend for themselves for the night. This isn't a problem though, because plenty of places deliver right to the dorms and downtown will have something you're in the mood for, guaranteed.

    Dorm Life

    A dorm is a lot of fun being surrounded by hundreds of other students who are getting used to the same situation you have been thrown in. Once you move into an apartment, you're never going to have quite the same experience a dorm can give so make the most of it while you have the opportunity. Depending on the residence hall you get placed in, the room might be a lot smaller than others. The largest three residence halls for Freshman, Russell, Creswell, and Brumby, all have relatively tiny rooms compared to smaller residency halls like the Hill community.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any other college, the University of Georgia has its easier classes and the more difficult courses to balance them out. No class is impossible, though, and staying on top of coursework and not skipping class (seriously don't) always ensure that you are well prepared for tests. Be sure to sign up for classes as early as possible because they fill up quickly, especially the general education requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that your extracurricular activities are just as stellar looking as your grades. Every year colleges are getting more and more selective so being able to stand out by having a unique extracurricular activity or two makes a ton of difference. Grades are super important, but they have definitely become more important that they are paired with a solid foundation of outside class activities. If your extracurricular activities can line up with your prospective major it can benefit your application as well. Don't worry if you don't have a major set in stone though. There are so many options to choose from there is a good chance that you'll change your major at least once.

    In three sentences

    Don't come to the University of Georgia if you want a school that has the perfect balance of nationally recognized academics and amazing social life. Definitely do not attend UGA if a bustling downtown within walking distance of campus that has music festivals, concerts, delicious food, and a plethora of events almost all the time sounds like something you could pass on. But most importantly, don't even think about coming if having the time of your life with your best friends at one of the greatest schools in the South isn't your thing.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party!

    Food and Dining

    Good but doesnt change.

    Dorm Life

    The best very fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun.Dont drink

    In three sentences

    Amazing.Great.Happy

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always on campus. No matter what time it is, if you have been somewhere studying late and feel uncomfortable walking home alone, you can call campus security and they will come and escort you home. Also the campus has a service called Designated Dawgs that will drive any students home that have been drinking to avoid drunk driving as another way to keep their students safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a large part of UGA. About 30% of the students are in greek life. There are 17 sororities and 27 fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life, Student Government, Foriegn Language clubs, Philanthropy clubs, study clubs, you name it UGA has it.

    Great for these types of students

    Athens has a place for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The arch on North Campus is a sort of superstitious tradition at UGA. The legend says that anyone who walks under the arch will not graduate, so students avoid walking under it at all costs. On graduation however, students line up to walk under the arch and walking under it is a prideful thing for all alum.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, UGA is very expensive. However that is true of being an out of state student most places. I love my school and do not regret my choice at all. Every penny i'v spent here has been well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Athens is full of great things to do. There are so many clubs and organizations to get involved with on campus that everyone can find their place. Also, downtown is a place where many people go to hangout, eat, go to the bars, and shop.

    Food and Dining

    The UGA dining hall slogan is Let the big dawg eat and they definitely achieve this well. There are four amazing dining halls on campus, all with a different theme. Bolton is like a diner or cafeteria, with a breakfast bar, a mexican bar, a sandwich bar, a salad and desert bar, and a grill. O-House has a little taste of everything, from asian, to southern comfort food, to mexican. Snelling is famous for being the 24 hour dining common and for its pizza. Trust me, its delicious. ECV is located right near the workout facility, Ramsey, and is full of healthy choices such as smoothies, wraps, salads, and vegetarian options. However, it does have personal pizzas, curly fries, and fried chicken. All in all, the dining commons at UGA are delicious, and also as a freshman are a time to socialize and hangout with friends.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great experience. As a freshman, you are required to live in the dorms. This is a great experience as a whole. Living in a dorm gives you the opportunity to be right on campus, and to meet hundreds of your peers. Meeting people is what dorm life is all about.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at UGA are very challenging, but prepare you for what is to come in the future. Because of its academic rigor, UGA is a well known, well respected university.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I recommend taking many AP classes in high school. Graduating in four years is tough to do, so AP credits can help with that. Also, I recommend using the tools UGA provides as much as possible and to your full advantage such as Degree Works, and the UGA Career Center. The university also has many free tutoring opportunities that can be found in the Miller Learning Center, Boyd Math building, the Chemistry Learning Center, and many more places. If you ever need help with a class, do not hesitate to use these free tutoring opportunities.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is an amazing school. It has a rigorous curriculum that will prepare you for any future job, and plenty of social outlets needed to make any college experience complete. The University of Georgia is ten out of ten stars.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Trust me, you will see plenty of cops around campus. Although they give the occasional ticket (I've gotten one), they are here to serve and protect and make you feel safe. Even when walking back to my dorms past 12AM, I have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    22 fraternities (in IFC) and 26(?) sororities. Greek life is huge here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of on-campus ministries to get involved in, tons of clubs that can be joined. You can even make a club. My buddy Tyler started the Wake Boarding Club here and actually competed in wake boarding competitions against other schools like University of Florida and LSU.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind: -Those who enjoy learning. -Those who enjoy a challenge. -Those who enjoy fun. -Those who love football. -Those who want to get involved with any or everything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Barking at the football games. (Gooooooo Dawgs! Sic em! WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO!) -Ringing the Victory Bell in North Campus. -Snellebration (Celebrating after 12AM at Snelling, one of the dining halls that is open 24 hours Monday-Thursday)

    Bang for the buck

    Especially for in-state students, you cannot find a better school in the state of Georgia. The education you receive is incredible, but the overall experience is simply incredible. I love my school, and I'm not trying to be cheesy.

    What to do for fun

    -Go downtown to the bars and clubs -Intramural sports -Rock climb at the gym -Just go to the gym; Ramsey is a state-of-the-art workout facility. You can workout, rock climb, play racquetball, swim, play basketball, etc. It is huge.

    Food and Dining

    There a hundreds of great restaurants in Athens, and the dining halls on campus are awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent. Some of the dormitories are old (1970's), but I loved every second of being a freshman and living in the dorms. This is where a lot of fun happens, and a lot of growing up.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard, but doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Come in with an expectation to have a blast during college, yet knowing you certainly have to be prepared to take on an academic challenge. -If you love college football, this is the place for you. -Make your (necessary as a first-year) time in the dorms enjoyable! I made myself open to meeting new people, and now some of my best friends are guys that I met on my hall when I lived in the dorms.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is incredible. Whether you are looking to get involved with volunteer work, a ministry, the downtown night life, attend the best and most fun football games of your life, or just simply looking to be challenged and looking to receive a great education, UGA is the place for you. The school is great, and the surrounding city of Athens very quaint, yet lively.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have only heard about two reports of assault on campus my first year, but there are assaults that go unreported.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved with Greek life, but I'm sure it's fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great places to meet people who are interested in the same things as you!

    Great for these types of students

    UGA is great for all types of students. You just have to know what you want and go for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UGA is next to downtown Athens, so if you want to have fun, there are plenty of places downtown to have a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the random fees are ridiculous. Even if you don't ever need to go to the Health Center, you will be charged for it. Even if you move into an apartment with a gym, and you won't go to UGA's gym(Ramsey), you will still be charged for it. Dorms are so expensive, and it will get more expensive as time goes by.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs or organizations that you're interested in; don't join clubs so that it'll make your resume look good. Be involved in the clubs that you join! You're bound to make friends with people who are interested in the same things as you are!

    Food and Dining

    I didn't get the meal plan because it was so expensive, but the people I know that had it told me it wasn't worth it. It was very good the one time that I ate at Bolton for lunch, but I guess it gets old.

    Dorm Life

    I did not like my dorm life. I might be biased because I was always in my room studying and didn't really get out much. Most of the people in my dorm, however, were snobby. There were few events, but they were events where if you don't know anyone coming in, you probably won't know anyone leaving it. Cliques will form. I'm pretty sure it was just my dorm though.

    Academic Rigor

    If you focus and study hard, you will be fine. You will need to do well on tests and do all the little tedious assignments to get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to study independently and get used to the idea that you have to do all the assignments given to you to pull off an A. College emphasizes more on who's a better test taker rather than who's a better student. Some classes will feel like the professor is trying to fail people; that's because those classes are designed to weed people out. Most importantly, show up to class and pay attention! You should always try to talk to your professors during their office hours. In most cases, they will help you! If they like you, you can ask them to write you letters of recommendation.

    In three sentences

    If you're into partying, UGA has plenty of parties, if you know the right people or places. If you're into studying, you will have no social life and little sleep. All in all, you really can only choose two out of the three: enough sleep, good grades, and social life.

  • 06/24/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and organizations that it's impossible to not find something fun to do!

    Food and Dining

    Best college food ever!

    Dorm Life

    The freshman high rise dorms are old and have their share of horror stories, but I wanted the complete freshman experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved in only a few organizations in high school, but pour your heart into them. Study, study, study for the ACT and SAT. Retake them until you get your highest score possible!

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    There's really a group for everyone here. With 35,000 students on campus at any given time, it's hard not to find friends. It's really just hard to figure out where you fit inside of the extremely large student body.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Arch is the crowning glory of the University of Georgia campus. Located on North Campus, it's probably the biggest tourist attraction besides the football stadium (GO DAWGS!). Just remember, don't walk under the Arch before graduation--you'll fail out!

    Bang for the buck

    I've really enjoyed my time here on campus. If you can get scholarships, it's possible to go here all 4+ years without having to take out any loans. I've also been lucky enough to have parents that help me out in any way that they can, so that's probably a large factor as well.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Athens is a really adorable place. There are tons of cool shops and restaurants downtown, as well as plenty of surrounding nature that's fun to explore. There's really something for everyone here; you just have to know where to look.

    Food and Dining

    The food plan at the University of Georgia is nothing short of fantastic. Having visited other schools and eaten in their dining halls, I've come to appreciate the variety and quality of our dining halls. With one dining hall open 24 hours Monday - Thursday, they definitely give you a place to go to study, eat, and be merry at all times of the day or night.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't the best, but the University of Georgia has some pretty nice dorms in comparison to other schools. The honors dorms and the on campus apartments are really nice, and they're in the process of renovating the older, freshman dorms. They're definitely bearable, and many students choose to live on campus more than one year!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses offered here are some of the most challenging in the state. They aren't just classes that you can do nothing and coast by with an A in. You have to put in your full effort to do well here.

    Tips for prospective students

    School is important, but college is definitely more than just a textbook learning experience. Don't go crazy, but don't coop yourself up indoors. You'll regret it later when you realize that you've wasted your youth on books with not enough of a balance of fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is my oasis in a sea of chaos. It has everything that I need to succeed, including great professors, peaceful study environments, and good places to just relax. I got lucky when I realized just how wonderful this place really is.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Froyo!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! unlimited food on meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    A dorm is a dorm, but i enjoyed my experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I spend a lot of time studying, and have a fairly good GPA. not a lot of easy A's!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find something to get involved in. There are a lot of people and clubs, organizations, and ministries make it a lot smaller! Also, check Koofers for professor ratings!

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is a school that has something for everyone. Their are a lot of great professors and classes. You will have no problem getting involved and plugged in somewhere.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The city of Athens has unlimited amount of activities to do. From giant parks to great places like the varsity to eat. And of course the sporting events are always a blast

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple dinning halls to go to each having something specific in which I would say is their specialty. They are all around campus and on holidays have specials that will leave you always wanting more.

    Dorm Life

    With a huge number of dorms to live in you can find the perfect one. The RA's are very understanding and helpful. Also the dorms are close to campus and allow you to feel safe with great security and hall mates.

    Academic Rigor

    The core classes really challenge you to think. They allow you to understand where you are going with your major and once you are in deeper classes they begin to become smaller and focus more on individual help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open about everything that you do. Be outgoing and get involved in anything you can get your hands on. The amount of opportunities at UGA is never ending.

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia is outstanding. Whether it be dorm life or simple the college town there is always something interesting to do. The classes are organized well and the university can really set you on the right path.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Be on the lookout for events thrown by clubs/fraternities/sorority houses. Especially at the beginning of the year when they are wanting students to join them there are tons and tons of events filled with free giveaways and food.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly quickly you'll come to realize just being able to be with your friends all the time is going to spectacular. Whether its a meal together, a few hours at the library, an hour at the gym, or just hanging out in a dorm room; those will be the places where you will make memories (ones that stick forever).

    Food and Dining

    I can't really comment on this section since I haven't been on the school's meal plan. I am a vegetarian and preferred being able to make my own food in the dorm kitchens. But have heard the food is AMAZING!

    Dorm Life

    Most of my friends and I didn't enjoy it but each year by the time we have to move it, we can't imagine having it any other way. With the enthusiastic RAs and activities that are planned for your hall, they become your family within just a matter of weeks. The roommate match program is absolutely incredible and they are willing to do anything possible to make you feel at home

    Academic Rigor

    If I am not mistaken UGA is considered one of the top public schools in Georgia. With that said the academic life is extremely rigorous and easily one that students can fall behind in. Having changed my major nearly three times by the beginning of my junior year I realized no matter what you decide to major in, it will be a journey. With hundreds of graduates each year the journey may be long but have come to realize it is doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    hard work + prayer = success work hard and play hard these two statements are what I live by

    In three sentences

    The University of Georgia and it's town of Athens, Georgia is considered a whole separated world for me when I'm there. It is a place to learn, achieve, and strive to become the very best at whatever one's hopes and dreams may be. Not only do you have the chance to accomplish so much in school but you are able to enjoy the life of a true college town.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had any kind of saftey issue! Definitely a place you can walk alone back to your dorm at night. Just use caution like you would anywhere.

    Greek Life

    There are frats for different cultures, religions, etc. Definitely here for you if that's your thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a org for everyone to call home!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that need something to take pride in! Nothing like that Bulldawg Pride!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snellebrating is my favorite. It's when you go to one of our dining halls after 12 am, meet up with your friends, make new ones, and eat!

    Bang for the buck

    #WeRunTheState! There's no fan base like UGA's! There's no other network like UGA's! There is no place like UGA! There's no other school I'd rather be at!

    What to do for fun

    Branch out! When freshmen come, they're most likely going to hang out with the same kind of people they hung with in high school, but UGA student population has so much more to offer! I'm definitely challenging myself to branch out for the rest of my time in Athens!

    Food and Dining

    I think we have the BEST dining halls! How many other schools have a 24 hr. dining hall that has a lounge downstairs to sleep in? How many other schools have carnivals in the dining halls complete w/ a moon bounce? Food Services is great!

    Dorm Life

    If you're an incoming freshmen, definitely stay in one of the freshmen dorms in West Campus. The rooms aren't as nice as the rooms in ECV, but they're definitely a part of the freshmen experience!

    Academic Rigor

    These classes aren't rocket science. I think you need discipline more than a good high school education to excel here. However, professors do play a MAJOR role.

    Tips for prospective students

    The party scene in Athens is real, but once you find the balance between fun and schools .. there's nothing you won't be able to do.

    In three sentences

    UGA is a HUGE school where it's easy to feel like a number. Yet, its easier to find your niche, find some people you love, make a difference, and BE GREAT. Athens WILL be your home away from home!

  • 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 dues extremely worth it. UGA makes it a top priority to provide fun and safe things for the students to do, so every dime you spend is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Athens! Downtown is always packed and students coat the town. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations to be involved in so there is no fear in finding something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Watch out for the Freshman 15! The dining halls are all you can eat, so make sure to limit yourself. The food is not bad. If you have parents who never cook, you will love it but if you have parents who know their way around the kitchen, you should probably go home for a good meal every once in a while!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty average. If you are looking for the best of the best, you will not find it here. However, if you are looking for a good time and a great education, you will.

    Academic Rigor

    Tests here are a challenge! Stay on top of the work the entire time so you are not cramming at the end. Professors however are extremely fair so show them that you are giving it your all, and they will do as much as they can for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend Class! Attend Class! ATTEND CLASS! It is very easy to see a large lecture hall and think, They won't know if I skip! Do not be fooled by this. GO TO CLASS.

    In three sentences

    This school will challenge you. The school spirit will blow you away. It is great to be a Georgia Bulldog.

  • 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.

  • 06/06/2013

    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.

  • 06/04/2013

    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.

  • 06/04/2013

    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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    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.

  • 06/03/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/21/2013

    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.

  • 05/17/2013

    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.

  • 05/15/2013

    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.

  • 05/13/2013

    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.

  • 05/12/2013

    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.

  • 05/09/2013

    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.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 05/02/2013

    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.

  • 05/02/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 04/21/2013

    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.

  • 04/21/2013

    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

  • 04/18/2013

    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.

  • 04/16/2013

    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.

  • 04/15/2013

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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.

  • 04/05/2013

    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.

  • 04/04/2013

    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!

  • 04/04/2013

    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.

  • 03/18/2013

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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.

  • 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!

  • 03/15/2013

    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!

  • 03/14/2013

    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.

  • 03/07/2013

    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!

  • 03/03/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02/21/2013

    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.

  • 02/17/2013

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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.

  • 02/07/2013

    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.

  • 02/02/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01/22/2013

    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.

  • 01/13/2013

    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.

  • 01/12/2013

    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

  • 01/03/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 12/25/2012

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

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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.

  • 12/19/2012

    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.

  • 12/18/2012

    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.

  • 12/13/2012

    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.

  • 12/12/2012

    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!

  • 12/05/2012

    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.

  • 12/01/2012

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11/24/2012

    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.

  • 11/19/2012

    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.

  • 11/19/2012

    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!!!!

  • 11/10/2012

    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.

  • 11/07/2012

    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!

  • 11/03/2012

    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.

  • 11/02/2012

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 10/29/2012

    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.

  • 10/18/2012

    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.

  • 10/11/2012

    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.

  • 10/09/2012

    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.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 09/20/2012

    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!

  • 09/12/2012

    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.

  • 09/11/2012

    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.

  • 09/08/2012

    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.

  • 09/05/2012

    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.

  • 09/05/2012

    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 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.

  • 09/04/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 08/26/2012

    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.

  • 08/23/2012

    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.

  • 08/18/2012

    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!

  • 08/18/2012

    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.

  • 08/16/2012

    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.

  • 08/11/2012

    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.

  • 08/02/2012

    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.

  • 08/02/2012

    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.

  • 08/01/2012

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 07/29/2012

    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.

  • 07/26/2012

    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

  • 07/26/2012

    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.

  • 07/25/2012

    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.

  • 07/22/2012

    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

  • 07/20/2012

    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.

  • 07/19/2012

    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.

  • 07/18/2012

    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.

  • 07/17/2012

    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.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 07/14/2012

    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.

  • 07/14/2012

    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.

  • 07/13/2012

    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.

  • 07/11/2012

    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.

  • 07/05/2012

    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!!!

  • 07/02/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 06/28/2012

    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!

  • 06/28/2012

    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.

  • 06/27/2012

    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!

  • 06/27/2012

    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.

  • 06/26/2012

    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.

  • 06/26/2012

    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.

  • 06/25/2012

    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!

  • 06/20/2012

    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.

  • 06/20/2012

    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 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.

  • 06/19/2012

    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.

  • 06/19/2012

    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.

  • 06/18/2012

    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.

  • 06/13/2012

    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.

  • 06/12/2012

    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.

  • 06/11/2012

    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.

  • 06/11/2012

    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.

  • 06/02/2012

    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

    S