- Class: Junior
- Major: Communications
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about UGA is the college town feel. It's an amazing town where the locals are so welcoming to the students (usually), and it's no surprise a lot of people never WANT to leave. I think it's weird when people NEVER leave though. I love the fact that I meet new people every day, but there is never a single day I don't know anybody. So I'd say the school size is just right. People are usually impressed I go to UGA, or they're not a fan because they go to or went to some other SEC school. I love spending time in the SLC or at the Tate Center because those two buildings are just so social. UGA administration is pretty helpful most of the time; they're just slow with telling us information quickly. Everybody here BLEEDS red & black, and it is absolutely fantastic. UGA has a gorgeous north campus with old buildings and fountains. I'll always remember learning how to bark for the first football game. GO DAWGS!
Almost all of my professors know my name. When I was taking intro level classes, there would be 300 people or so in my classes, but it was my responsibility to actually get to know the teachers. I loved my intro speech communication classes because my professors were amazing, and they'd actually take the time to get to know their students. I think I grew the most in my 3 years of college due to these two classes. I hated anything science, probably because I'm terrible at science. Students study a LOT here at UGA, but they also have a good amount of party time. It is common for students to participate, and yes, UGA students are actually smart and can have good conversations. It's highly compettive among some students, and I've had classes where the curve was messed up due to this. I love speech communications as a major because it teaches me a lot about myself, as well as how to understand people. I love public relations as well, because I enjoy being able to "persuade" people to change their opinions based on what I say. I feel that some of my professors are there to be friends as well, and I've visited some of these professors after the semester is over. I learned a lot about myself because of these people, and I think that UGA helps me learn and grow as a person instead of just focusing on me trying to get a career after college.
While the school is predominately white/Southern/middle class, I've come to know people from probably every different background possible. UGA is very welcoming to minorities or whatever, and I honestly think the only student who would feel out of place is the one who didn't make an effort to get to know other people. Most students wear jeans & t-shirts to class, but you do have the occasional girl who dresses up. (WHY?) Students are all thrown together in the dining halls, so I can't even tell you who actually sits with whom. It's basically who you know, or if you have enough courage to join somebody you don't know. Most UGA students are from the South, especially Georgia.
The Best Things
It's an amazing school with an awesome atmosphere.
The Worst Things
There are never enough classes... and drop/add is terrible.