University of Georgia Admission
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University of Georgia is a large state-funded research institution located in the town of Athens, Georgia. The university houses approximately 22,814 undergraduate students and about 8,463 graduate students. There is a fairly good student to teacher ratio of 14:1, which is surprising for such a large public university. The university is made up of 8 smaller schools with very specific concentration including the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Terry College of Business, the College of Education, the School of Environmental Design, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, the School of Social Work, and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The school offers many many majors, but some of the most popular with students include majors in the areas of biology, political science, psychology, art and finance; quite an eclectic mixture.
Admission to the University of Georgia has grown increasingly competitive as the interests of more out-of-state students has been tapped into. Last year, approximately 11,813 students applied to the school and 8,885 were admitted. Eventually, however, only 5,190 of those admitted actually enrolled. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 1110 to 1300 and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 23 to 28. Over 78% of the students were ranked in the top 25% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA around 3.64. The classes at the school range from extraordinarily easy to extraordinarily challenging. Like most large state schools, some classes are absolutely enormous, and are taught by less than competent T.A.’s, which definitely irritates a lot of students. However, as the years go on, the classes become smaller and smaller, the teachers smarter and smarter, and workload harder and harder.
The Social Scene
The town of Athens is a moderately sized town, and students say it is a great college town in a very classic sense. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the top ten college towns in the country last year. There are a ton of fantastic music venues, clubs and bars that are almost entirely dominated by students. Most things in the town are quite cheap and easily affordable for college students on a budget. Drinking is definitely a popular activity both on and off campus, and the dominant Greek life definitely contributes. When students aren’t kegging on campus, they can be seen trolling around Athens’ various bars drinking the night away.
Football is immensely popular at UGA, and Bulldog’s games are a huge social event that the entire town comes out for. Throughout football season, the number of parties on and off campus all but doubles. Some students will even travel with the team to games away from home. The dating scene is quite vibrant; most guys are girls there are reportedly quite attractive; many of the guys are chiseled jocks and the girls are equally as hot, if not more so...
“The school spirit here is incredible. People have such an amazing sense of pride for this school and it shows.”
“The campus is beautiful and really big. There is always a quiet spot around when you need it.”
“The pre-professional programs are great and really make you a lot more confident going out into the working world.”
“The housing is terrible and there isn’t nearly enough. A lot of people are forced to look elsewhere.”
“The large classes are pretty bad. I usually get a pretty good nap in though.”
“The parties can get really redundant. It seems like there are some people who never even see a classroom while they’re here.”
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