University of Georgia Reviews

  • 236 Reviews
  • Athens (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,120
92% of 236 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 236 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Yosan W
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"The University of Georgia has varying programs and scholarships that a student can take part in. It is easy to get overwhelmed with extensive options. As a minority, I would recommend students to take part in smaller groups that make it easier to network with like-minded peers. LSAMP is an organization that promotes minority participation in the STEM field. Each semester, every member is required to complete at least ten hours of community service to continue in the program. Monthly meetings involved volunteer services, resume building sessions, graduate school workshops as well as student-faculty mixers. Students can also earn stipends depending on his or her GPA. I would also recommend the Navigators Christian Ministry to help develop character traits. I had reliable peers and mentors that I could look up to and emulate. Responsibilities such as assembling vendors and arranging locations for our programs as well as collaborating with our guest speakers taught me to become a confident and visionary leader. Having completed such challenging tasks, I transformed from a reserved freshman to an empowered and more focused student. The last piece of advice is to utilize professors office hours to ask questions. Most class sizes are 50 people and above depending on a students major typically with science majors. This makes it hard to ask questions in class and to form closer relationships with classmates and professors. Overall UGA is a very large school with many opportunities. UGA is quite advantageous for majors in Business, Journalism, and Law. The only thing to consider is to personalize the school and make it manageable for students especially regarding one-on-one time with professors."
Monica Vega Herrera
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"The University of Georgia is a very large college with about 30,000 students in undergraduate and graduate school so I would recommend this school if this is what you are looking for. The classes for your first two years will be quite large with about 300 students in the core classes. However, once you start the classes for your major you should see about 20-30 students. UGA's business school is very well known. You actually have to apply to your major to get into the business school. I found the Economic curriculum to be tough but doable and very useful now that I am in graduate school. As far as the international affairs school, it is also a great school but not as nationally recognized. However, as someone who is now pursing a graduate degree in international affairs, I think it definitely gave me the tools to be successful. If you are planning on graduating with an international affairs degree, I would recommend double majoring or minoring in economics or another quantitative program because in graduate school most schools have a quantitative requirement."
Bulldog Donor
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
"Although I had many great experiences at UGA, I would definitely discourage current and incoming students from studying Human Development and Family Science. I graduated over 6 years ago and even though I have worked several jobs full time, I have never been close to breaking the 30 grand a year mark. Post-graduation I have had to work multiple jobs to make ends meet as a result. I would highly encourage another career path--something like education or nursing--where you know you will have a reliable income and job security. I think Human Development would be all right as long as you immediately go into another educational track--such as nursing, teaching, counseling, etc. where you will have the opportunity to make more money. Within this degree program, I also felt there were several professors who had teacher's pets and enjoyed failing students. However, I have great memories of Greek Life and the UGA Meal Plan (I miss it!). I also enjoy the UGA Alum Association events, and I donate back to the school. Great school--bad major. Go dawgs!"
Annelise Cantrell
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2019
"I had the pleasure of being in both Terry College and SPIA. While Terry College had access to exceptional access to resources and professors, SPIA did not have as much access. International Affairs was a great degree with well-rounded courses and intelligent professors, but the courses were not challenging enough."
Kayla Schlarb
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2019
  • Degree: Special Education
"I attended the college of education at UGA for my undergraduate degree. While the coursework at UGA was demanding, I was equipped with an immense amount of knowledge to enter my career with. I felt confident when I began teaching especially due to the practicum that was required. The practicum experience really prepared me for the classroom. I would highly recommend attending UGA."
Nicholas Carroll
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Anthropology
"My experience at the University of Georgia was positive in all regards. UGA provides an unparalleled education in the southern region of the United States. The HOPE scholarship makes attendance feasible for residents of Georgia. I was inspired daily by the knowledge and expertise of professors. Anthropology professors were particularly remarkable in each of their respective specializations and used personal experiences to convey conceptual foundations of the field. They seemed genuinely interested in personal goals if you made the effort to connect. I felt confident that I would graduate with an understanding of the cutting-edge issues in anthropology and applicable skills to explore a number of career paths. I recall only positive experiences with faculty and support staff. Athens is a true college town with endless opportunities to meet new people and get involved in an array of extracurricular activities. UGA is the complete package if you are looking for a high-quality education and transformative college experience."
Dani
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
"I loved attending the University of Georgia! The classes were awesome. The professors who taught my major classes were really nice, approachable, and helpful. It was great to be in a place that I was challenged and able to grow. I recommend this school to anyone thinking about going to it."
May Dartez
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"I am actually a "Triple Dawg" meaning that I am now working on my third degree from the University of Georgia. That's because it's an amazing school. University of Georgia has a rich history, as it was one of the earliest Land Grant colleges in Georgia, established in the late 1700's. It is a large school that values diversity and makes it clear that is the case. If you attend UGA, you will be taught by research professors who are experts in the field. Currently as a Masters student, for example, I am studying Field Epidemiology under our former Assistant U.S. Surgeon General. He is going to personally supervise my vaccine research this summer. I believe people often underestimate the quality of education you can receive at UGA. Students are friendly. Professors are helpful. My favorite thing was the enormous variety of classes offered. When I was an undergraduate student, for example, I took classes in African drumming, Asian literature, African American culture studies, and Anthropology. Very few other institutions in Georgia would provide such diversity of possibilities that can broaden your experience of the world."
Brittney
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"I was a part of the Foreign Language Education and Spanish program. I had wonderful professors throughout my experience at the University of Georgia. Especially within the Foreign Language Education and Spanish program my professors were very helpful and knowledgable. I am currently not pursuing a career in that field for reasons of personal preference but I did feel that it was a great program and my fellow students and teachers supported me throughout my time there. I use my Spanish skills all the time and that is definitely something that has helped set me a part in the job market."
Kim
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2018
  • Degree: Forestry
"The academic aspect of getting a graduate degree from this University is good. However, this is not a school for graduate students with families. UGA just raised the premium for dependents on the mandatory insurance plan at a rate that prices out student spouses (increase of 350%) as well as the premiums for children (almost 200%). The total price of insurance to cover a husband/spouse is more than half of a science student stipend. UGA decided to do this "for the students", saving the larger student population a premium increase by 6% by charging extra to those "responsible for most of the claims." My husband (a private contractor) are expecting a child and were depending on the previously affordable healthcare because he pays large quarterly taxes and he does not receive benefits from his employer. Our family health insurance taken away with only a months notice with a perfunctory email sent out July for coverage in Fall semester starting in August 2018. Just know that UGA can make the executive decision to jeopardize family finances, and openly state how they did not have a contingency plan during the town hall meeting that was obviously just for show. Again, the graduate program here does not consider families like other universities in the US (Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, etc.)."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"An excellent experience in all areas. There is something for everyone."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Education
"College is what you make it. It is an opportunity to truly expand your worldview and future if you treat it as such. It provides an opportunity not only for independence, but also for challenges. College should be a time to discover what you want to do, why and how; and one should not limit himself with certain classes or activities, but rather experience a variety of courses, subjects, clubs and organizations."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"great education for in state - lots of options to choose from"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"UGA is an interesting beast. Depending on your major, you can be lumped in with multiple disciplines within a single college, or be viewed as an individual in the smaller schools. Like anything in life, you'll get out of UGA what effort you put into it."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"It was one of the great experiences of my life. UGA is both a leader and innovator in my field of Historic Preservation. The access to resources could not be matched by any other university nor was my financial aid. I felt I got a hands on experience for my future in the work force."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"The teachers were amazing and made the content interesting. I feel like I really learned a lot."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The University of Georgia provides a wonderful education for social workers looking to go into clinical practice. However, it may not adequately prepare someone for other types of social work. I learned a lot; however the 2 year full time program could have been condensed into 1 or 1.5 years. Overall it was good experience though."
Twiggy
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I loved my school so much. The professors are just awesome!"
LMG
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"I enjoyed working with my colleagues, but the university has a history of racism and slavery that it's trying to conceal."
Keisha Reaves
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"Love this school! I love how the professors will work with you and are available for extra help should you need it. There is a real sense of community at UGA. There are so many organizations and campus offices dedicated to helping students succeed in their field. So many resources to help prepare you for your career, before and after graduation. I will admit it took some time for me to adjust to their rigorous academics coming from a small urban high school, but it was worth it."