University of West Georgia Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
College is about discovering who you are through finding your talents and skills, further developing them, and then utilizing them to better society. Through my time at West Georgia, I have been able to do just that in my studies of psychology. West Georgia is best known for its success in nursing, education, and psychology programs, generally because of the satisfaction rate that is observed from students who have earned these degrees. As a psychology major, I can personally attest to the quality of teaching, learning topics, and difficulty that I have gauged from partaking in this education path. Teachers from my program have been unlike any others, and believe me: I know because I changed my major three times. While some teachers will lecture for an hour and fifty minutes to hear themselves talk, the psychology professors at UWG seek to make connections with you and discuss topics that are meaningful and educational. Class sizes range from 30 to 80, so teachers are almost always able to know you well by the end of the semester. They are the kind of professors that you can always feel comfortable approaching about a question you had about a topic discussed in class or a due date for a paper coming up soon. While I have found the rigor at UWG to be on the less difficult end of the spectrum, I believe it mostly has to do with my major. I know math and chemistry majors that have homework problems each night that are pages long, while I would simply have an article to read and a literature review to write. Because writing doesn't bother me, I find these kinds of assignments nothing too demanding. I have also found the teachers at this school to be more lenient in grading, while I have friends at other universities who don't get curves on exams and are practically expected to fail or barely pass with a C. Tuition and fees are expensive at every college, but at UWG, they are in the mid to low range. I have never had to pay for more than $7,000 dollars for a full semester of courses, fees, and textbooks, while at some schools that amount can't even cover room and board. So if you are like me and are trying to not end up with loans for the rest of your life, UWG is definitely more affordable. In terms of the vibe of the campus, UWG is a diverse place with lots of opportunities to get involved and meet new people. I am a member of Greek life here, where I have met over 120 girls and make relationships with a select number of them. I have also been involved in student leadership through the housing department and my religious group. I have met people who have really branched out through student government, student jobs on campus, and other clubs or sports teams. For anything you may be interested in, UWG has some form or fashion of a group that would allow you to meet people with similar interests. However, there is always room for improvement, and UWG has a few things to work on: campus safety, parking, and career services. In regards to campus safety, we do have a great team of campus police, but it often feels like they spend more time writing tickets than they do patrolling parking lots to make sure people aren't breaking into cars (which has been our number one crime this past semester). They would not have to patrol parking lots in general if they had the technology to install security cameras. Regardless, because our campus is not "watched over" as well as I would hope, I often find myself avoiding walking back from the library late at night. I try to be back in my room before 10 pm. Although there are emergency stations to alert authorities if an event were to occur, this does not deter crime from happening on campus. The parking issue goes hand in hand with security: if we had a greater access to parking with better facilities, we could potentially have security cameras and a decrease in ticketing. While freshmen are permitted to bring their cars to campus, they have to park in the stadium which is almost a half mile from any dorms or education buildings. There have been rumors of a parking deck being built in the next several years, but there is no confirmation to be found. And lastly, I believe students at UWG as a whole would benefit from better career services, as many students (especially with psychology majors) struggle to find a job straight out of undergraduate school, or don't know the first thing about applying for graduate school, let alone applying to graduate from UWG. In any steps that I had to take to look into my degree requirements or my program requirements for graduate school, I had to figure out on my own, not because counselors here don't care, but because the school doesn't equip them with the proper tools and software to help us effectively. Better training for counselors and more thorough tracking of students degrees and post-graduation plans would benefit a countless number of students. While UWG has had its ups and downs, I am thankful for the person it has helped me become. Through the help of my psychology professors and the friends I have made along the way, I feel as if I have found a sense of what I am good at and how I can use my abilities to make a difference in people's lives. Higher education at West Georgia is exactly that: helping you go higher - above and beyond.
Without the political science department at the University of West Georgia, I would not be attending a PhD program in political science. Every single professor was my advocate. They encouraged me to research and submit to conference to gain experience and make contacts. My professors at the University of West Georgia has given me incredible opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in political science. They have pushed me to research more and develop a strong base in quantitative analysis. I would not have had half of the opportunities I have had today without the mentoring provided by our incredible faculty. I can only hope that someday I have the opportunity to inspire the next generation of political science students. I strongly believe that Yale can provide the necessary training to help me achieve my academic goals.
Great program, beautiful campus. Small town feel but a large student body. It was great for me as a commuter student.
The Spanish department was terrible. None of the professors cared about you success and academic advisement was a joke. They won't work with your schedule if you're doing a teacher prep program or have a job. All of their classes are offered Monday and Wednesday afternoon- no exceptions.
The University of West Georgia has an amazing Anthropology program - especially if cultural, linguistics, or archaeology is of prime interest.
My degree program is Marketing. In order to take classes for marketing, you must take Principles of Accounting I and II, Survey of Calculus, English I and II, and College Algebra. After these classes are taken, you can begin taking classes specifically for marketing. UWG offers a variety of classes that cover all areas of marketing (international, analysis, etc). They even offer opportunities to study abroad! UWG offers free tutoring for certain classes and I would definitely recommend that to anyone struggling. Make some friends in your classes and you'll be thankful you did when testing comes around the corner. The campus itself is quaint and small. The buildings are very traditional and very beautiful - the typical southern college. I love the University of West Georgia and the people I have had the opportunity to meet there! There are so many different opportunities offered i.e. study abroad, clubs, events, Greek life, etc.