I really love the opportunities UGA offers to their students. If you want to study abroad in (almost any) country, there is a program for that. If you want to be extremely involved, there are hundreds of clubs you can join. If you want to make a difference in the world or the community, there are tons of organizations for that. I love that students can go into UGA and do almost anything they want! Take advantage of those opportunities!
I thought living in Athens (the town surrounding UGA) would be the most awful part about it; however, it is actually one of the best things. Athens is extremely diverse and interesting. Just be careful, because crime has been a problem in the area. (Just stay in light areas and with friends, etc.) But if I had to choose something, I would say I do not like the technology at UGA. They are definitely making progress, but many buildings are lacking "good" technology. I know some of my friends who go to different schools where the classrooms all have "Smart" boards. Well, a lot of the classrooms at UGA still have chalk boards! However, some of the newer areas of campus are making fast progress. It's just a matter of time and money.
Yes, If I wasn't happy, I'd leave UGA! I really like it. The campus is beautiful, people are friendly, teachers are helpful, many of my upper classes are smaller, activities are diverse, and UGA is all around a great school.
Biggest influence when choosing this school Location
The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.
Professors are generally Engaging
The night life is Memorable
Every student at this school needs an umbrella!
Most students spend their Saturday nights hanging out with friends, partying, studying, or working.
Went to Jefferson High School
Currently a Freshman
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Favorite class is MATH 2500
Favorite professor is Dr. Charo.
Favorite activity is Dawgs After Dark. This is a "clean" organization and consists of alternative activities for students to attend.
Another awesome thing is I really love seeing the different "parts" of the school. The campus is huge. (I ride buses everywhere.) I love how each section of campus is different. For example, the buildings on north campus represent the older version of UGA while the new Tate Center represents the newer generations.
Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? I think all applicants should take as many AP courses as they can handle and apply early!
I wish I knew I was actually going to enjoy it!