University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA, USA

Reviews

University of West Georgia
3.67 Average Rating

freshman

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
University of West Georgia is a great school. The location is nice, it's like the town is only for the school. Everywhere you go you see something that might say "UWG", its just cute. The school also has a great balance between doing your work and having fun. People say it's a party school but I think that would be exaggerating.
Tips for prospective students
If you know you're considering this school, apply early or on time so you can turn all of your documents in and so you won't be stressed. Also apply for dorms as possible as you can, DO NOT WAIT or you'll be stuck in a ran down building with community bathrooms. And most importantly, have fun but also stay focused. Be social and get involved! If you don't, the school may seem boring to you but I think that applies at any school. If you're shy, this is your chance to break that.
Academic Rigor
The professors work with you, you just have to go to them if you need any extra help. Also office hours are offered, this is alone time between you and your professor.
Dorm Life
The dorms are nice. However, they are first come, first serve so I wouldn't recommend signing up late. The best freshmen dorms are Centerpointe and Oaks.
Food and Dining
The food is good, there just isn't a large variety of things to choose from. Every week they serve the same food. Monday is "Mexican Monday," which includes tacos and other things. Wednesday is "Fried Chicken Wednesday," which includes southern food such as collard greens, macaroni, mashed potatoes and other foods. The other days of the week normal food is served. Although there are a lot of restaurants around campus.
What to do for fun
The campus offers a lot of different fun things to do, you just have to get involved. There are always posters hanging around campus about events happening, such as probates, dorm building events, football and basketball games.
Clubs and Activities
University of West Georgia has lots of different clubs and organizations, join as many as you can bear. It will be fun and also you can make more networks and connections that way. You never know who you'll meet.
Campus Safety
There are lots of police controlling the campus during the week and there are even more during the weekends. However they has been lots of robberies and shootings in nearby apartments and student apartments.
Sign in to rate & review

Patricia from Newnan, GA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
I am definitely learning alot! There is such a variety of classes, and anyone can find one that will become a favorite. My teachers this semester have all been very helpful in many ways. Whether a class may be easy of really hard, you can do well and learn the material if you take the time to study. Don't forget to go to class!
Am enjoying being here
This campus is so beautiful, and West Georgia makes sure that there are always activities going on. Whether it's a play, intermural game, or just chilling in the quad there is always something to do and someone to talk to.
Bang for the buck
West Georgia definitely has that bang for the buck factor. It's such a nice campus with good facilities, and it is definitely worth each dollar! You get to use the gym whenever you want just by being a student. Definitely a plus!
Tips for prospective students
Go to every class! Alot of my teachers will give extra credit on random days just for being there. Sign up for scholarships early! Check out arbor view apartments if you want to live on campus.
Great for these types of students
This school is very accepting. It is great for any type of student from any background. We have all kinds of clubs and socials, so do not worry, because anyone can find a friend here!
Sign in to rate & review

Salome - Powder Springs, GA

a past student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Tips for prospective students
UWG wasn't my first choice but I thank God He knows what's best. I had the chance to become part on an on/campus ministry called BCF and met THE most amazing people through it. Carrollton overall is quiet and great for studies. That being said, the sort of college experience you have there is up to you. If you plan on attending UWG, my advise to you is that you make it your goal to surround yourself with positive and like/minded people who want to succeed and accomplish the goals set before them because remember, you become the company the keep. All the best to you!
In three sentences
UWG wasn't my first choice but I thank God He knows what's best. I had the chance to become part on an on/campus ministry called BCF and met THE most amazing people through it. Carrollton overall is quiet and great for studies. That being said, the sort of college experience you have is up to you. Make it your goal to surround yourself with positive and like/minded people who want to succeed and accomplish the goals set before them because remember, you become the company the keep. All the best to you!
Academic Rigor
I attained a B.S. from UWG so my experience and comments are limited to that. I gave this category four starts because there's always room for improvement. The academic rigor can be rated as fairly moderate in regards to difficulty. Some programs of course are more rigorous and demanding than others. However, the same concept applies: how bad do you want it? And are you willing to work for what you want? The school offers ample tutoring in varying subjects coupled with ongoing study sessions as well. the professors constantly encourage visits during office hours and make themselves available to you. Use your resources, push yourself, and your goals for academic success will be met.
Sign in to rate & review

Stephanie from Temple, GA

a current student here
20 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
There are always those easy classes, but for the ones that aren't so easy--learn how to use your time wisely.
Am enjoying being here
I am a commuter, just like a lot of other students that attend West Georgia, so for me, it seems almost like another job. It's hard to really interact with other students when you live 45 minutes away.
Bang for the buck
I like the fact that West Georgia isn't too expensive, and so do my parents.
Tips for prospective students
As I have stated before, use your time wisely! The biggest change from high school to college is the responsibility. Set a pace for yourself and you'll do fine. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! Procrastination leads to the overwhelming feeling and eventually becomes your enemy.

The website www.ratemyprofessor.com is really handy. Check it out.
Great for these types of students
Students that are interested in Sororities/Fraternities because they built a Greek village which has a ton of houses for the different sororities/fraternities.

West Georgia has a great nursing program as well.
Sign in to rate & review

Kelby from Cartersville, GA

a current student here
19 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
I seem to learn something new everyday! Whether it's in class or one of the many different clubs or events offered here, the University of West Georgia teaches its students something important everyday. They have an abundance of classes to take depending on your interest and the teachers are extremely helpful and actually want to help! You don't find that at every school.
Am enjoying being here
I love being at West Georgia. It's a great school for me because it's not too far from home, but it's far enough for me to feel independent. They have so much to do here. They have plenty of clubs and activities so that you can get out and socialize and make new friends. They have a lot of things for freshman to do when they come here also. They have bonfires, step shows, talent show, poetry nights, Greek Strolls, haunted houses (only for Halloween), and so much more.
Bang for the buck
UWG really has the bang for the buck. You go to all games for free, you can work out in the gym all you want and take all the classes they offer, you can eat at the Cafeteria or the Z-6 is what we call it. They have great food on campus and great spots to get coffee, or a smoothie. If you like rock climbing we got it. Enjoy games? Go to our game room! Like to golf? We have a day of glow in the dark golfing! Like to step, dance, sing, or act? We have it all here! You really get your money's worth at the University of West Georgia.
Tips for prospective students
Be sure to use your time wisely and study. Time management is very important when you get to college. Don't get me wrong it's good to have fun and hang out with your friends, but you must remember what you went to school for in the first place. If you play around your first year you will regret it in your years to come.
Great for these types of students
Great for all students! If you like to meet new people, try new things, have fun, and learn then West Georgia is right for you! Go West! West Georgia! Go Wolves!!!! Oowwwwwwww!! =) You will be hearing that a lot your first few weeks!
Sign in to rate & review

Malcolm from Fayetteville, GA

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
UWG is a Student Friendly Campus. The Professors and Staff care about the well-being of the student. Everyone at UWG is focused on ensuring the students SUCCEED!
Tips for prospective students
1. Visit the campus if you are interested in attending.
2. Talk to Professors and Students.
3. Apply early to be considered for scholarships.
4. Do your BEST in High School...it will matter.
Academic Rigor
Technology is AMAZING.
Academics are Career Focused
Dorm Life
Beautiful dorms with many new buildings being added.
Food and Dining
Excellent food service. Make sure you get the UNLIMITED meal plan.
What to do for fun
Many activities are planned for the students. The best part is that they are included in your University Fees.
Bang for the buck
Medium sized campus which offers a lot of bang for the buck. From the technology to the course assignments...you will not be disappointed.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
During Orientation the staff takes you on a Haunted Campus Tour...It was a pretty fun experience.
Great for these types of students
For students who prefer small classroom size.
Students who like one-on-one contact with Professors and Administration.
Students who like a Small Town atomosphere.
Clubs and Activities
Too many to name...but recommend the Community Learning Organizations and the Peer Mentoring Organizations.
Greek Life
Greek Row is awesome...I look forward to being able to apply when I become eligible.
Campus Safety
24/7/365 Campus Security. Never have to fear about not being safe.
Sign in to rate & review

Ashley from Carrollton, GA

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
Make sure you attend every class and study for an hour outside of class for every hour that you are in class!
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love the campus! It is a walking campus and everyone is sociable and generous! The faculty is very helpful and the students are also willing to help each other out!
Bang for the buck
The tuition cost is low and you get more than your moneys worth at UWG!
Tips for prospective students
Don't skip classes and get involved in clubs and organizations on campus! I would also say that even if you don't have to, live on campus for at least one semester to get to know other students and to get involved more easily.
Great for these types of students
Outgoing students thrive in this community! Also, if you are looking for an exciting campus but a good little country town, UWG in Carrollton is where you should go!
Sign in to rate & review

Rashaunna from Stone Mountain, GA

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
The professors here know what they are doing. The University is very strict on who the hire to teach each student. Each professor is different but all of them tend to care about the students their well-being.
Am enjoying being here
I love it here! There is something to do everyday. Residence life as well as other campus organizations has something planned in order to keep us busy as well as having fun. Not to mention the family environment they have. Because this is a college town the community is also involved in different things concerning the college, especially homecoming.
Bang for the buck
Not sure what Cappex meant by bang for buck, but at UWG you get what you pay for. The tuition you pay will take care of everything you could possibly need. Some colleges gives fees and you don't know what they are for, well UWG explains. For example health fee: if you get sick they will give you the medicine you need no charge you already paid for it, the flu shot no charge you paid for it already. you get what you get what you pay for.
Tips for prospective students
My tips for possible students is get familiar with the campus before classes start. Once classes start begin studying, don't wait because you can easy fall behind. Last but not least join some clubs, get involved. These are you best years so have some fun.
Great for these types of students
At UWG there is a place for all types of students no matter your personality.
Sign in to rate & review

Caitlin from Lawrenceville, GA

a past student here
8 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
UWG is a very nice small school that is usually best as a starting point for more in-depth careers, such as environmental engineering or art. The only problem that I have found is that the school is trying too hard to seem like the college to attend, and it's advertising campaign is a bit embarrassing. The teachers are usually really cool, though, but do make sure to ask others who have taken them before about their teaching style.
Tips for prospective students
If someone looks younger than 18, there is a good chance that they are. There is an early-entrance program on campus that has had a student that was 12. The youngest in a while had been 14, though. Most Academy students or Gunnies (as they're sometime's called) are 16 to 18 because USUALLY the program accepts only high school juniors and seniors. Make a high enough score on the A�¡T or SAT, there's a good chance that they'd ask you to come even younger. So, just make sure to be wary. You can get a bad rep for trying to date too many children. (There was one guy who became interested in a Gunn girl roughly once a year or once every other year. So far, each have had a Korean roommate.) Also, these Academites don't just come from the United States. While I was there, we had Koreans, Catalans (small, proud area of Spain around Barcelona), Indians (India subcontinent), and one Chinese American.
The food at the cafeteria is not that bad until you've had it for seven months. The Z-6 is on the other side of campus from most classes and dorms, but when I was in my last semester there (Spring 2012), there was a rumor of a new cafeteria being put in on the busy end of campus. You'll probably still get sick of the food eventually, but at least it's not quite as much of a hike.
Take honors Astronomy with Powell, if he's still there. The only difference is that you have a different book from standard astronomy and that the lab is required. UWG requires at least two sciences with a lab, so just get it out of the way. The lab's easy as well. Just don't get upset if a TA runs the lab. When Powell's in the class, though, try not to start stupid tangents because he will get offended. He won't do anything, but he may end up giving you weird looks whenever you even have a legitimate question. Also, he tends to tell a lot of anecdotes. Don't question it; you WILL get through the material.
It's best not to take Powell for Physics, though. I didn't, but my roommate of the time ...
Academic Rigor
I mostly took just core while I was there, so I didn't really get into any of the harder classes. I'm also a fine arts major, so I probably wouldn't take the harder stuff, if I'd stayed. Just keep on your toes, I suppose.
Dorm Life
The only hall that I would suggest to avoid is Watson. Weird stuff goes down in Watson. But, aside from that, it's decent living on campus. I lived in Gunn and Tyus, so I suppose that I wouldn't know as much about the traditional dorms, but I never heard much negative against most of the trads.
Food and Dining
The Z-6 Cafeteria was mentioned above, but the campus actually has a decent selection of on-campus and near-campus food. There's a Starbucks in the library, Chick-fil-a on campus, another Chick-fil-a near the Wal-Mart, a McDonald's and two Mexican restaurants just off campus, a Chinese buffet that serves sushi within five minutes on bike, plus a whole lot of nice places on the Square. Adamson square has a coffee shop, a place that's KNOWN for the sandwiches, an Italian restaurant.
What to do for fun
There are ALWAYS events on campus. Just keep an eye out for posters for things that you might want to do. There is a full gym with rock-climbing, a basketball court, and yoga and zumba courses. There's a lake five minutes by car from campus that's a part of the John Tanner State Park. There's a movie theatre about 10 minutes by car from campus that's fairly cheap.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Definitely visit Adamson Square.
Great for these types of students
Those looking to transfer to a more expensive school after getting core taken care of, and those in high school looking for a head-start.
Campus Safety
The worst thing to happen in the two years that I was there was a knife fight in which the guy who pulled the knife got stabbed in the butt with his own knife by the defender. Also, keep a good lock on your bike if you're going to be on campus over the summer. Bike thefts aren't common, but they happen most often in the summer when not many people are around. If your bike does go missing, make sure that campus police didn't take it thinking that it was abandoned. (This happens when a bike's seen in the same location for a whole semester or so.)
Sign in to rate & review

Shannon from Marietta, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
Make sure you go to class!
Am enjoying being here
Go out and meet people and you will love it!
Tips for prospective students
Learn time management!! Join some kind of organization to meet people!
Great for these types of students
All types!
Sign in to rate & review