University of Georgia (UGA)

Athens, GA

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University of Georgia

University of Georgia

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Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off 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
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, I believe the university is a highly ranked university who deserves its good name. I love its large 650 acre plus campus and its vast variety of college life opportunities such as clubs, sports, and academics. This might be different for most people, yet this university is relatively close to my home, approximately 50 minutes from my mom's home. The people there are really nice, and they engage in an unawkward conversation that makes you feel prominently satisfying. I once went to a Georgia Bulldog Game, which is the University's number one sports, being followed by the Gymnastics and their "Gymdogs". The University's Stadium, Sanford Stadium, was enormous, an occupancy of over 90,000, thus making Athens the 7th largest city in Georgia during game hours. That night I went to a game, the Bulldogs won and the celebration lasted for hours and the university's bell rang all night long. It was a memorable moment i would love to experience again.

Academics

The university has a large variety of programs thus making most students' lives easier finding one that will satisfy their needs. The three programs I am very interested in are the study abroad program, the honors program, and the mandatory first year odyssey program. My favorite by far will be the study abroad program because I would like to travel to France to become fluent in the french language. I am currently taking Honors French 3 and will be taking AP French next year, and I am also a nominee for the Georgia's 2013 Governors Honors Program nominated for French. I will continue French without a doubt in my college years and study International Relations and Affairs as my major. I am very fond of learning language and my goal is to become a polyglot and learn about the French culture and their language. The Study Abroad Program includes over 100 different programs in all 7 continents, which will satisfy every students' needs if they decide to study abroad. The Honors Program interests me because I have been known to challenge myself and become the most knowledgeable person I can be. I have always taken Honors/Gifted and AP courses throughout High school (except for Biology) and I do exceptionally well in all my courses, which explains my 3.76 GPA. Despite the statistics that 10% who apply for the program make it, I would still apply to the program and attempt to integrate myself into the university's atmosphere. I spoke to one science professor during my visit to UGA and he was surprisingly nice. He explained about how the regular core classes usually go and how to be successful in adjusting to the classroom conditions. Speaking of conditions, the class room ranges from size. Usually, the undergraduate classes have an occupancy from 50-60 people, and the graduate classes have as low as 20 ranging to 30. They are both respectable sizes and still compressed enough to have an easier time to learn the lecture. This university overall has an amazing academic system and outstanding academic programs.

College Life

The atmosphere of the University is completely breathtaking. The campus is bordering southern downtown Athens, however the inside of the campus is absolutely beautiful. It contains over 300 buildings and plentiful of nature surrounding it that gives the University an exuberant feature. As I said, the people are very generous and are glad to give you any information you need. To be friends with these people, you might want to join a club, which UGA offers 675 of them, ranging from the total weirdness of "Hide-n-seek" club to the interestingand factual "Chocolate Science" club. Many of these clubs/fraternities/sororities offer a big opportunity to newly admitted freshman to integrate into the social environment that surrounds them. The campus is relatively safe, however the only thing in my mind is that anyone from the outside can enter the campus and do harm to either visitors or UGA students and staff. I am pretty sure that is the case for every university so to compensate for that, many law enforcement officers are patrolling the campus grounds offering a sense of protection and liberty from outside forces. As i said earlier, Football is the biggest event that coincides with the topic "athletics" , however if you are not as athletic as the football players are, the university provides intramurals and gymnasiums for anyone who wants to gain skill in playing the sport or just get healthy to provide them a long lasting life. Overall, the university has great social opportunities and organizations as well as athletics and activities.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

I loved the Univeristy of Georgia when I toured it. I thought that the faculty and students were very friendly. What I thought was most memorable was the tradition and Southern feel of the school. I have had a couple of family members that have attended the school and they have nothing, but good things to say about it. I also like that it is a large school and is very diverse because I am excited to meet new people and create friendships that will enhance my college experience.

Academics

I know that the University of Georgia has great academics and that is very important to me and a big deciding factor in choosing a university. I am interested in persuing a career in the medical field. I am also very excited that UGA offers a study abroad program. I know that that is a program I will be taking advantage of. I have grown up traveling and I think that experiencing different cultures and understaing how other people live is very impportant. I have visited different universities around the world like Trinity in Dublin, Ireland and the University of Sydney in Australia. Another aspect that I love about UGA is that the professors seem very friendly and actually care about their students. The large class sizes do not bother me and I love the variety of classes that the Univeristy of Georgia offers.

College Life

I love the fact that UGA has a great social life. I feel like because of that it creates a family atmosphere. When I was looking at what colleges I wanted to go to I wanted school that had great academics first and formost, but I also wanted to be able to have fun and meet a lot of new people, which I think that UGA offers the best of both worlds. When I toured UGA I did not feel at all that I should be worried for my safety. I think that they have great rules in place that keep everyone safe. I also liked that they had many different sororities that I could join. I look forward to making the most of my college experience.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Overall, UGA seems like a pretty good school. It is really offensive that some have reviewed the school negatively because of the 'redneck' population.Of course, every person is going to have a unique experience depending on what scene or social groups they're into, but I feel that the overall experience here seems good.

Academics

The professors in the liberal arts departments that I've come in contact with (English, History, Philosophy, Religion, Language...) are FANTASTIC, A-grade and involved. The History department here especially shines. The faculty is mostly Ivey-league grads who don't let their research interfere with their commitment to the students. I love my department to the very end.

College Life

UGA offers abundant opportunities for students to get involved. Like most colleges, however, it is what you make of it. Students looking for a party scene will certainly not be disappointed by downtown Athens' plentiful bars, clubs and live music venues. Those looking for a memorable college experience (pun intended) shouldn't be discouraged, however. While Greek life and football seem to dominate the social scene at UGA, the University offers almost any extracurricular activity one could ask for. The Ramsey Center, intramural fields, nearby trails and the Oconee River provide ample recreation options. Service and professional Greek letter organizations, clubs, and events like $2 movies at the Tate Student Center leave students with no excuse to not get involved on campus in some way. The majority of the student body, staff and faculty are extremely friendly and open-minded. There are a few snobbish students and the occasional arrogant Professor, but students should not let them detract from their experience at UGA. The overwhelming majority of the faculty are extremely willing to help, as long as you take the course seriously. Faculty are plenty aware of UGA's party school reputation and don't have patience for students who miss classes and/or don't do required readings or homework. I'm not a particularly spirited UGA fan, but the school has a way of luring students into its culture. I could write entire pages about what I love about this school after only 1.5 years here. If you visit and think you might like UGA, I can almost guarantee that after 4 years (hopefully not more), you will leave with the best memories and regret having to leave.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

It appears to be a great university that prepares its students for real careers.

Academics

The academic curriculum seems to be challenging and there are many classes to choose from.

College Life

The atmosphere is calm. There are many clubs and organizations. The school is big on sports with the UGA Bulldawg football team being a powerhouse in the SEC.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

Beautiful Campus. Students that attend there love the school.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

The school is a great place for us young adults to inhabit and learn at. It is located in a ideal spot close to local stores and is ideal for someone to not only start a life but also a place where our dreams come to life

Academics

Mydad always says you can do anything. So yes the workload Is as hard as you make it.

College Life

Is all well rounded


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

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

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