University of Georgia (UGA)

Athens, GA

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 19 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for University of Georgia

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I transferred here from Kennesaw State University and I love it here at UGA. My mom graduated from here, and so did her brother and my cousin, so it's cool to carry on the family tradition. I love my roommates and my apartment - Vandiver in ECV. The dining halls are great, I have an on-campus job, the professors are amazing - I wish I could live here forever!

Academics

I am taking 16 hours this semester. My professors are incredible. My favorite professor is a guy named Jeff Fallis - he is my Creative Writing teacher and he is just phenomenal. The class size for Creative Writing is about 18? But then I am taking other great classes like Rhetoric and Popular Culture and Statistics, which have over 200 people in them. I love the professors here - I see a true difference between UGA and KSU. The workload isn't so bad yet, but the semester just started, so we'll see!

College Life

The atmosphere is great, especially on East Campus. It's usually very peaceful and quiet. I don't drink, so I don't go out a whole lot on campus, but I do have some good times hanging with my roommates.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, the University of Georgia is an excellent university that strives to turn students into adults in a challenging, yet encouraging manner. Living in the dorms is definitely a memorable experience as you have some of the best times meeting people there.

Academics

All my professors have been great. There is a high workload, but definitely manageable. Class size varies. As you take introductory courses you'll probably have about 300 students in the class, but as you get more specific to your major the class size is about 20.

College Life

There are so many fun things to do in Athens. From football games in the fall to 300+ campus organizations there is definitely something for everyone. The university does a great job about posting upcoming events.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

The campus at the University of Georgia is quite vast. Wheels are required to get from place to place in a timely manner! Great walking environment though; beautiful scenery and crazy large Sanford Stadium.

Academics

Most basic core classes (General Chem, Statistics, Etc.) are held in large lecture hall classes. Classes requiring more specific focus/attention are in smaller classrooms. Professors are great, but reading is a must!

College Life

Nightlife is booming. Downtown has a nice array of bars, music venues, and restaurants for people with varying budgets. Hundreds of organizations. Greek life is huge; greek housing is EVERYWHERE. There is always something to do on campus.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 2003

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overalll, UGA was great. I don't think I appreciated it while I was there. I was so against the football culture that I never went to games or really took the time to experience it. Instead, I just assumed I wouldn't like it. So I would say to go to all the home games, tailgate, celebrate downtown after a win. It's fun. Don't fight it. Just embrace it. Athens is a great town w/ fabulous food, music, bars, etc. See and do it all.

Academics

Freshman and sophomore year, you're in the big classes w/ hundreds of students. But once you get into your major, the class sizes drop dramatically. I was also in the honors program, which was great. I loved it. I think it was probably easier than the regular program. Ha. Workload in all my classes was fine. I don't remember ever feeling super overwhelmed or anything. It was pretty manageable.

College Life

There's so much to do on campus. Lots of clubs and activities. I didn't join a sorority. Looking back, I wish I had tried it. It's a big part of campus. Sometimes it feels like EVERYONE is Greek. Basketball and football games are fun. Tailgating takes over the entire campus on weekends. It's all super fun. Go and participate. You'll regret it if you don't.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1983

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

All of the things available around campus and in the city of Athens, from sports to student life to UGA activities, as well as many opportunities to serve in the community enhanced my educational experience. I came back to Athens five years after graduating and have raised my children here and continue to find Athens to be a great city and UGA to be one of its greatest assets. The availability of events and things to do with and at UGA for people in the community is countless.

Academics

Excellent Business school, I particularly liked my management professors and the management courses required for BBA, but had good opportunities to take classes in all areas of business, from law to risk management to accounting and marketing.

College Life

UGA has a club, team or organization for just about every interest out there, whether it be faith-based, Greek, club teams, service or something else. There is also a good relationship with the Athens community which enables students to be very involved in city projects and events.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1993

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

UGA's best asset is that it has something for everyone. Like sports? It's got nationally ranked teams, terrific facilities and a great intramural program. Like music? Athens is the home to REM, the B-52s and others. The nightlife is first-rate, and Athens is consistently ranked among the best college towns in America. The campus is also rated one of the most beautiful in the country. The academics continue to improve every year, and UGA excels in programs like journalism, psychology and pharmacy. It's also a great place if you want to be a vet and love animals, or if you want to get into politics, since it's home to the Carl Vinson Institute.

Academics

I was in the honors program and graduated in 2 1/2 years. The workload has changed since I was in school -- it's now on the semester system rather than quarters. As part of the journalism program, I was part of one of the top j-schools in the country -- our alumni are scattered in media all over the country. Like any university, you get good professors and bad ones, hard classes and easy ones.

College Life

The university dominates most of Athens, and the downtown is alive with students, nightclubs, live music and other things that make the city a great college town. I played intramural sports and worked on the independent campus newspaper. There are plenty of Greek organizations and religious organizations, as well as a variety of clubs. I was a member of the school's College Bowl team. The town goes nuts during home football weekends, with tailgating galore. As with any college town, there is some crime, but I'd say the campus police do a pretty solid job.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

University of Georgia is a great school to attend with many benefits. The campus is big and spacious and the student body is very diverse so students are able to interact and learn about different cultures. Thestructure of the school is beautiful and facilities like the gym and the dinning hall arw all pluses to attenting this university. The students there ae also very friendly and have a lot of school pride so it should be easy to make friends and also find someone who you can get along with perfectly. The atmosphere just makes individuals feel welcome ther's so many different activities so there's a place for everyone.

Academics

Academics at UGa are fairly high standard. It is know to be one of the top ranked schools in Georgia. They have a graduation rate of about 85%which is good when many say that "its easier to get into college then to get out." The class sizes are not to bad and are only big when students take their beinning lecture classes. There are different tuitors so if anyone needs help acadeically they should be able toseek it and be successful.

College Life

The college life at UGA is very exhilararting. There are hundreds of clubs to participate in and even if they may not be one that a particular studet is interested in that student can also creat that club with a supporting sponsor. At UGA football is a huge thing so the football games are ones to be remember and enjoyed. Manu sports there are division 1 so they are pretty good. The atmosphere always has things going on from concerts in downtown Athens to famous speakers right on campus.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

I really enjoy the overall experience that I believe UGA has to offer. The large campus is practically a city on its own, with downtown Athens just across the street from the northern part of campus, making it feel less like I'm just going somewhere for four more years of school and more like I'm going out into the real work to experience what it's like to live on my own without having every tie to my old life severed. Also, the large population offers a multitude of opportunities to meet plenty of new people with different views, opinions, and cultures to open up my mind to.

Academics

From what I have heard on tours and visits, along with discussing UGA academics with friends that are currently attending the school, this school is quickly growing to an academic level equal to that of it's athletic level. Opportunities to participate in Study Abroad programs and the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities are a couple of the things that I am most excited about at UGA, along with the small class sizes and close relationships with professors offered by the Honors College courses.

College Life

The campus seems like a very fun, friendly place to both visit and live. The general population holds up Georgia's reputation of "southern hospitality," and the large population provides for many different social groups to join and explore to find your own niche in such a large campus.


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