University of Georgia Reviews
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The University of Georgia has some of the best professors and students in the nation. This university shapes innovators, hall of fame persons, and so much more. My specific degree program offered great resources to educate us in volunteer opportunities and higher education. Not only are the academics stellar, the athletic department is on point. There is so much to do in Athens and I am proud to be a Georgia Bulldawg.
I loved attending the University of Georgia. I had a full, well-rounded college experience. I lived in a dorm freshman year, joined a sorority and other clubs, and took a variety of classes. I majored in middle grades education, specializing in math and science. While I loved the program, once I entered the workforce I didn't feel adequately prepared. I had learned what to do in the ideal classroom environment; I didn't realize how little time and flexibility I would have as a classroom teacher, or how many administrative tasks I would be expected to complete while also planning lessons and grading papers. I have heard that other programs prepare their students better by exposing them to more practicum experiences (in my program we had one practicum, then another practicum that usually was the same placement for your student teaching for a total of three semesters in the field, but only two locations).
UGA is a located in a university town which is great. The school is large with many resources and the classes are challenging. The financial aid package is generous. The student population tends to be a bit homogeneous, so diversity is lacking. Network is strong and wide reaching.
I attended The University of Georgia for my Bachelors in Psychology. I was there all four years and was able to work part time on campus for three of them. As for my education, I was happy with the majority of the courses that I took. Some of the general education requirement classes were a little trying at times because I only needed them to graduate and did not find them interesting or enjoyable. I enjoyed my psychology courses and liked most of my professors. The downside to being at a large research institution is that getting to know your professors is difficult to do unless you go to office hours regularly. Most professors in the psychology department are researchers and many do not inherently enjoy teaching, which can make for harder classes and less personal connection with students during class. I also had professors leave to go to conferences and miss class, which is good for the university but not for the students. I was very disappointed with the advisers for my major. We have two for all psychology majors and the one I had knew virtually nothing about applying to graduate school beyond that I had to take the GRE. I had to do a fair amount of research on my own that I feel could have been provided by the department easily. I did not feel that anyone was all that interested in me as an individual, especially as one person among hundreds of other psychology majors. You must make a concerted effort to get to know people and get anything done. Overall though the classes were enjoyable and I learned a lot about advocating for myself and my professional ambitions.
UGA has been such a great school. I have been so fortunate to attend this school and have learned so much. There have been so many great things that I have been able to do because of attending UGA. The city of athens is also unlike any other, and I have loved that it is all catered to the university students. UGA has been amazing! Go Dawgs!
The University of Georgia has given me so many opportunities to thrive as an undergraduate. Through the career center, advisors, and faculty, I have definitely been prepared for the career that lies ahead of me. Student groups that focus on future career paths, have brought in many professionals in the field, as well as, graduate schools to broaden our horizons on the subject matter and prepare us for our future. The hands on experience that I have received in my field is unlike any other that I have heard of at other undergraduate schools. I have been given the opportunities to work with physical therapists at a few local clinics and work with people with disabilities one on one in the classroom for the past year and a half. I have loved my time at UGA, and it has truly prepared me for what I have ahead of me in the upcoming years.
The University of Georgia was the best school all around. I learned so much in the field that I am interested in and have had the chance to study with some of the brightest minds in the nation. I will be starting my doctor of physical therapy degree in a couple of months and I know that my bachelor's degree has prepared me for everything that will come. The science courses seemed impossible at first but now I know that it is important when potentially dealing with people's health in the future. My best piece of advice would be for students to use every opportunity to get involved and build relationships with your professors. This is very important because this will land you solid recommendation letters when applying for graduate school programs.
My degree program at UGA was incredibly beneficial for those that are interested in pursuing a medical (PA, NP, MD) career in the future. This major is heavily focused on anatomy, physiology and real-life case studies. The advisers for my college were incredibly flexible, working with me to add classes that I needed to meet graduate school prerequisites. Overall I highly recommend this major, especially if you are pursuing a career as a PA.
Overall, I am very pleased with the University of Georgia's Communication Sciences and Disorders program. I believe the majority of th professors truly care for the students and their future successes. The potential for research, clinic experience, and other ASHA related events were quite helpful.
The University of Georgia is a place that provides a wealth of opportunity and chances. The school has a wide range of degrees they offer and the faculty is there to support you all the way. The courses are fairly rigorous. The university does its best preparing students for a career outside of college with its vast array of networking opportunities provided to the students through career fairs. The career center helps with everything from resume building to preparation for interviews. The statistics program at the school is tough and prepares you well for graduate school. My only issue with the statistics program is the alumni network could improve and they do a poor job preparing bachelor students with a career after they graduate.