University of Georgia Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology
University of Georgia provides a great combination of rigorous academics and entertaining social events. I had fun while at school, but I also feel like my degree was well worth the money. I always had great professors, too. Not to mention, the campus itself is beautiful!
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 provided a wonderful experience for my personal and educational growth. In my four years, I have learned so much and met great people that I will consider friends forever.
The price wasn't bad for in state students and Georgia offers a great scholarship for in state residents as well. Some of the courses can be difficult but there are plenty of tutoring opportunities and great study spaces. A lot of the professors are really great and dedicated to their subjects and students. Overall I enjoyed my time here.
I transferred to UGA form Georgia Tech, mostly because of social pressure. UGA, much like other institutions of higher learning, was a gigantic bureaucratic machine intent of churning out people who could say they were graduates. I found my core classes pitifully easy and the teachers largely disengaged with the students. My higher level courses were significantly better, with passionate professors and TAs who were willing to help. The campus is large and getting around was occasionally an issue (especially if living off-campus), but the free bus system helped in that area (as did owning a bike).
Good community atmosphere, particularly during football season. Small town, but very UGA oriented. Psychology department was quite large; therefore, it may be difficult for psych majors to stand out among their peers. Additionally, there were probably many opportunities for psych majors (e.g., internships), but information was not always clearly conveyed.