University of North Georgia
Dahlonega, GA, USA

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University of North Georgia
3.66 Average Rating

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are small,and your professor knows you by name! It makes it easier to ask questions,and receive help! They offer tutoring and have labs where you can go and receive free help!
Am enjoying being here
I love being at NGCSU! It is a beautiful and safe campus! There is always some type of student events taking place and it's just a great place to be,and meet new people!You are not a number you are a name!
Tips for prospective students
As many of you have heard college is NOT like high school! So just be ready to learn,and remember it is up to you!
Great for these types of students
It is a great school for all types! It's perfect for those who like smaller classes, and a home environment! They offer a variety of classes that involve both hands on and book work! So they have something for all!
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Daniel from Gibsonia, PA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Both in and out of the classroom you will be constantly learning things. If you join the corps of cadets you will learn even more.
Am enjoying being here
The area it self is very nice, Life as a freshmen in the corp of cadets sucks though. While in the corp of cadets as a freshmen you will have mandatory studying from 8pm to midnight Sunday-Thursday. So social life suffers. You have to wear a uniform 24/7 also for your first semester. However I have not met one person who was unfriendly. All of the professors and students are easily approachable and very friendly. I have made a lot of good friends here
Bang for the buck
This is by far the cheapest military college. It was ranked the number one army ROTC program in the nation. The classes are good with small numbers. The teachers all know you by name so don't try and skip to many classes.
Tips for prospective students
This is a great college to go to if you like the mountains. DO NOT go here if you want to go and party all of the time. This college is in the middle of no where. The town outside of the college has very little non outdoor activities. But if you enjoy biking, hiking and camping this a great place. Oh and if your in the ROTC program make sure you keep your GPA above a 2.5
Great for these types of students
Being in the corps is a great thing to do if you want to commission into the Army. The ROTC program is second to none. Just remember the corps is self ran. It is a leadership laboratory, so things are not also organized as well as they should. But if you want to commission or just want leadership skills this is a great college.
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Kaitlyn from Canton, GA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
NGCSU is great. I love the Professors and the small classroom environment. I know I can personally talk to each of my Professors and I know they care about my education.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy my civilian life at NGCSU. Honestly, I do not LOVE the Corps of Cadets but I am getting use to the military lifestyle. I have to admit, military life is growing on me. I do believe, though, that if I was a civilian student I would enjoy every moment on the NGCSU campus. The school is great!
Bang for the buck
NGCSU is an excellent education for an excellent price. Most students receive sufficient funding.
Tips for prospective students
If you decide to go to North Georgia, please first know where you are going. As a military cadet, you will have hardly any freedom and you will be living in barracks - not dorms. Do not expect first class. But do expect good people, good prices, good professors, and a great education. Plus we have new apartments and the school is in the process of building new dorms, barracks, and chow hall (all before I graduate in 2013). I highly recommend NGCSU. Go Saints!
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Kayla from Dawsonville, GA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors here really push you to do your best. You have to keep up with the work and the studying, but I really have learned so much in the semester and a half that I have been here. They also are very helpful, for the most part. Of course there are bad apples in every bunch, but I say 3/4 of the professors truly care about you. The classes have anywhere from 10-100 people in them, but most of the time, the classes are small (around 30 students per class room), so the teachers get to know you personally and know your strengths and weaknesses in your academics.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is beautiful and the people are extremely friendly. This is a military college, so the cadets are especially gentlemen like to the women, which is a change from high school. There are opportunities for Greek life (sororities and fraternities). There are ALWAYS activities to do on campus because of SGA and other groups putting on special gatherings like movie nights or dances or just some fun sports.
Bang for the buck
I'm assuming this section means is this college expensive? The answer is: so-so. It is not the cheapest in the state, but also not the most expensive, but compared to other states, NGCSU is a fairly cheap school. There are many opportunities to receive financial aid though: with HOPE scholarship and Federal grants through filling out your FAFSA form, you should not have to worry about extreme amounts of loans hanging over you when you graduate.
Tips for prospective students
If you aren't used to studying, START PRACTICING NOW! The work here isn't a piece of cake, but it isn't impossible. If you spend at least an hour or two a day on each class, you should do great (B or higher)! Try not to procrastinate because midterms and finals are all at the same time, so teachers will all be assigning essays and projects also at the same time. Its best if you spread your work load out evenly instead of trying to frantically put together something at last minute because that will only stress you out.
Great for these types of students
NGCSU has been considered the best Biology and Nursing program in the entire state, but that doesn't mean for everyone else to cross us off your list. Every major offered here is great with amazing teachers and you will be held to a high standard no matter what your major is. There are also art displays, galleries and structures made by the talented art students. This school is perfect for anyone!
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Cayla from Cleveland, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned so much since I started going to North Georgia. The class sizes are small so that the teachers can work really good with you. I have already got the chance to work in the field of the career I am interested in, and I'm only a sophomore.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is so beautiful. Especially in the fall when the trees in the mountains are changing. The campus is not loud. It is very peaceful and welcoming. The people are friendly and there is so much to do when I'm not in class.
Bang for the buck
This college is really not all that expensive. You really do get way more than you end up paying for.
Tips for prospective students
Buy books online at Half.com or Ebay. Books can get quite expensive, but they are at all colleges. My friends in other colleges pay about the same I do, or more. If you don't buy them online, at least see if your book store has them used. Also, if you go to this college, I TOTALLY recommend that you use the new gym. Its amazing, and free to the students, so take advantage of it.
Great for these types of students
All types really. There is a little bit for everyone. Soroity and fraternity life is awesome. There is a gym, pool, rock wall, and much more for the adventurous people. The atmosphere is very relaxing. There are privacy rooms at the library for the The college is right around some stores and good places to eat. There's a park with a river just right down the road. There is really something for everyone here at this college.
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sydney from bonaire, ga

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
an amazing and supportive student and faculty. the traditions are beautiful and really interesting. you'll have to get creative with the food in the cow hall though.
Tips for prospective students
know where your classes are before they start.
please be respectful of reveille, taps, and retreat.
Academic Rigor
the classes can be challenging but if you do your work, study, and manage your time well you will be fine.
Dorm Life
the wifi isn't the best but the ra's are amazing and the community in the dorms is amazing.
Food and Dining
you'll have to get creative but there are good options to choose from.
What to do for fun
the town has a lot to do even though it doesn't seem like it. there is a a nice park called yahoola down the street. the square is full of amazing shops and historical buildings.
Campus Safety
amazing!!!! campus police are nice and do their job well. you can leave your stuff out and come back an hour later and it will still be there.
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Machaelie from Dahlonega, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I have fallen in love with The University of North Georgia. The mountains, the community, small classes, student life, scholarships, programs, theres an endless list! The campus is beautiful and the people you will meet will be your friends for a lifetime and UNG is topped ranked!
Tips for prospective students
Live in the dorms. You think it will be gross and you want your own space but the time spent in one of the dorms is times missed out. You'll meet so many people at one time, friends to wave to on campus, social gatherings, clean halls and bathrooms everyday, free food, best friends and its easy to walk anywhere on campus. One of my best decisions and I miss it already!
Academic Rigor
Small classes means you learn better, you aren't afraid to ask questions, the professors know you're name and you feel more comfortable. Challenging classes but nothing you can't handle. You just have to push yourself and put time aside to study. The professors want you to succeed and they are required to have office hours for you to come visit.
Dorm Life
Once and a lifetime experience! The time to meet everyone because you are all new. You become such a close, knit community of friends to hangout with. There is always something going on but you can also get time away in your room. One of the best decisions I made and I wish I could do it all over again. They clean the bathrooms everyday, never waiting in a line for showers or bathrooms. Where you can meet your best friends. 100% recommend for freshmen.
Food and Dining
Walking into the dining hall, or as we like to call it Chow, you are surrounded by the smell of variety of foods. You have a lot of choices to choose between and they mix it up everyday. The breakfast was my favorite meal and it was amazing.
What to do for fun
Hiking, camping, exercising, shopping, hanging out with friends, movies, cooking, Gold Rush, Bear on the Square, trips to Walmart never get old. You can really do anything!
Clubs and Activities
Students are extremely involved with clubs and activities. We offer a wide variety of clubs to choose from and if you want to start a club you can!
Greek Life
Great comment of people. If you and you're best friend go into different sororities of fraternities, you will still see them and be best friends. The Greek community of UNG is classy, moderate, mature, caring, and resourceful.
Campus Safety
Call boxes are located outside of every academic building and if you don't feel safe, press the button. The campus police will be there in less than three minutes. They will escort you back to your car/dorm. If you lock your keys inside your car, they will open it up for you for free and restart your car if your battery goes dead.
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Danielle from Dahlonega, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I LOVE the University of North Georgia. I believe in what this institution stands for and has to offer. I give UNG an outstanding rating and suggest it to all future students!
Tips for prospective students
I believe that in order to make your college career the best it can be, you should get involved as much as you can. College is the time where you really find out who you are as a person, so involve yourself with new opportunities!
Academic Rigor
The small class sizes present a major advantage over other bigger universities. UNG is challenging and has many programs and majors to choose from. We have many recourses to help aid you in your academic career here at UNG.
Dorm Life
UNG has many different dorm life options for a upcoming student. I would suggest the more traditional option such as Lewis or Donavon. The more traditional options allows a student to become more involved with their new community and environment.
Food and Dining
Chow breakfast is the BEST and has so many fun and exciting options. UNG dining presents the student with many choices and I was surprised to see how many of these choices were healthy, you just have to be creative with your food choices.
What to do for fun
When attending UNG, you will soon figure out that Dahlonega is North Georgia's best kept secret. Wither it is an on campus activity, hiking, camping, event at the downtown square, outlet shopping, greek life, sports clubs, etc.
Bang for the buck
Due to the small class size, accreditable academic programs, campus involvement, university standards, tradition, and culture, UNG has an outstanding bang for the buck.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
When I first got to UNG I thought it was so sweet and unique that the couples on campus (one partner being in the corps of cadets) did not hold hands, they joined arms. Little did I know that this was a tradition and a rule that they were not allowed to hold hands in uniform.
Great for these types of students
ANYONE. Wither you are outgoing, shy, religious, independent, UNG is the place for you. You will have to try and make an effort to make UNG your home, but if you do, there is no doubt that you will fall in love with this University.
Clubs and Activities
Like I said before, whatever you are interested in, you can find it at UNG. If there is not already a club or activity that meets your interests, it is extremely easy to start a club via the Student Involvement Office.
Greek Life
Greek Life at UNG is very unique. Greek life is extremely involved on UNG campus and provide numerous community service opportunities. As well as campus involvement, Greek Life provides great leadership opportunities and growing experiences.
Campus Safety
Dahlonega is predominantly safe community. I personally, which is probable not the best, do not lock my car doors or apartment doors. I have never felt unsafe on campus.
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Allie from Dawsonville, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love the University of North Georgia! I love the class size, the mountainous scenery and how kind everyone is. It's easy to adapt to and I feel that it is very possible to get involved and excel at this university.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to stay healthy by eating right and exercising. Otherwise, you will gain the freshman 15 like I did! Also, make sure to balance you social life, sleep and academics.
Academic Rigor
All of the professors are here to help you succeed. Make sure to use their office hours and inquire help when you need it!
Dorm Life
I have lived in traditional on-campus housing for the past two years. It is convenient in that you can easily participate in on-campus activities and wake up late for class. It is not a five-star stay but it is worth it!
Food and Dining
The food at chow is okay. It depends on the day. However, there are lots of options in case you do not want the main course meals they provide.
What to do for fun
There are several ways to be involved on campus. You can join Greek Life, intramural sports teams, or get involved with clubs that promote one of your interests. Outside of school activities you can explore the outdoors or make your own fun.
Bang for the buck
The University of North Georgia is certainly the best value for the money you pay. Make sure you take Dr. Van Sickle for U.S. History and Dr. Best for Accounting!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every day at 5 pm everyone on campus stops what they are doing to pay respect to our military servicemen and women. A trumpet plays and members of the Corps of Cadets sound off a canon to commemorate these brave souls.
Great for these types of students
This school is typically best the small town, simple kind of student who is looking for a school that they can easily become involved with. Also for those who love the outdoors, as the campus is surrounded by mountains.
Clubs and Activities
There is SO MUCH to be involved in. Everything from Greek Life to an American Sign Language Club. If you have an interest, there is probably a club for it. And if not, you can start your own!
Greek Life
Greek life is not really my thing, but everyone I know who is involved with Greek life absolutely loves it. They are very involved on campus and are proud of their sister and brotherhoods. If that is your thing, you'll find a great Greek home here!
Campus Safety
I feel incredibly safe on this campus. Local police drive through the campus on a regular basis, especially at night, so there are no worries. As a girl, I am never afraid to walk through the parking lot alone at night, and that is a huge relief!
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Margaret from Dahlonega, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
North Georgia is located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Appalachian mountains and the surrounding area is beautiful year round. The campus is small enough to easily walk to all of your classes but big enough that you can meet amazing new people each day. There are truly so many activities in the area to fit every personality type from rock climbing and white water rafting, to shopping and eating at restaurants that serve authentic southern comfort food.
Academic Rigor
North Georgia has a wide range of classes offered with all levels of rigor. The classes offered here thoroughly teach the information needed to thrive in the course without overloading the student to the point where they are not able to succeed.
Dorm Life
North Georgia has traditional dorms where you can get the full college experience of shared bathrooms and late night hall movie nights. We also have suite style dorms with four people to one shared bathroom, as well as apartment style dorms where you have a kitchen, living room, and your own private bedroom. All dorms are safe and have personal touches that fit every preference.
Food and Dining
The dining hall on campus offers buffet style breakfast, lunch, and dinner for students who have a meal plan. The food is delicious and there is a wide variety offered for students with different tastes. On campus there is also a chinese restaurant, a mexican restaurant, a bagel shop, and a Starbucks.
What to do for fun
Many of the students at North Georgia enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, rock wall climbing, and white water rafting, which are offered in the immediate area. Students who do not enjoy the outdoors also have a range of options for activities such as shopping in the town square or the close outlet malls. Another bonus for activities is the close proximity to Atlanta which offers a variety of activities.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Dahlonega has an eclectic small town feel that is inviting for the students and the town square offers a number of shops and restaurants within walking distance for students.
Great for these types of students
If you prefer classes where you can receive personal attention and help with your class work then this is the place for you.
Campus Safety
This campus is safe and there are designated spots around campus to alert the campus police if something has gone wrong and someone will be at your service in minutes.
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