How do I confirm my tour?
An email confirmation will be sent to you immediately upon registration.
What percentage of students comes from out of state?
Approximately 21 percent of UGA’s students are from states other than Georgia or countries other than the United States, though there is no mandated cap on out-of-state enrollment. The UGA student body is made up of students from all 50 states and more than 120 nations.
How much is tuition?
Estimated cost of attendance figures differ between in- and out-of-state residents and students who live on- and off-campus.
Is it hard to find your way around such a large campus?
UGA’s campus spans a total of 615 rolling acres and is occupied by more than 385 buildings. While this may seem daunting, there are measures that students may take to become more familiar with the landscape. Campus maps, including personal sized maps and larger maps located around campus, are a new student’s best friend. Additionally, current students, faculty and staff, and campus bus drivers are also a great resource for those unsure of which bus to take to reach a destination.
How safe is the campus?
The University of Georgia has taken multiple measures to ensure that campus is a safe as possible. Trained and certified UGA police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Among other things, the University Housing has two-point authentication in every residence hall to control access to student living areas. For a more comprehensive review of implementation across campus, please visit the Safe & Secure website.
Is there a campus transportation system?
Yes. The UGA Campus Transit System carries the largest volume of passengers of any university transit system in the country and ranks second to only Atlanta’s MARTA in annual ridership in the state. Buses operate from 6:00am-1:00am during the week and on slightly shorter schedules on weekends. Student transportation fees paid at the beginning of each semester cover the cost of ridership so students are not required to pay a fee each time they board a bus. Campus and a number of off-campus housing areas are also served by the Athens Transit System. Fees-paid students are able to ride Athens Transit buses at no additional costs.
Are all students allowed to have a car on campus?
Yes. Students are allowed to have cars on campus.
What is parking like?
Parking on campus is strictly enforced by the university’s Parking Services office. All UGA students are required to have a permit in order to park on campus. Upon registration, permits are awarded through a priority system that is based on factors such as a student’s cumulative hours and classification (i.e. Undergraduate Resident, Undergraduate Commuter, etc.).
How is it living in a large residence hall with community bathrooms?
According to the Department of University Housing, the department’s custodial staff regularly cleans community bathrooms in each traditional-style residence hall. Though several students share community bathrooms, multiple sinks, showers, and toilets are provided to reduce the likelihood of waiting. Additionally, with schedules varying from student to student, it is possible for students to find certain times of day that are frequently less busy than others.
Where do students live once they leave the residence halls? Do upper classmen live in residence halls?
First-year students are required to live on campus, but beyond that it is up to individual students to choose which living arrangements are best for them. Upperclassmen do have housing options on campus, including the East Campus Village, which houses upperclassmen in apartment-style rooms.
Do students really eat the cafeteria food?
Yes, and proudly so. University Food Services is frequently recognized as one of the premier collegiate dining services in the nation, boasting dozens of national awards.
Students may choose from a variety of meal plans and may be on the meal plan even if they do not live on campus.
Is it hard to get involved at such a big school?
While UGA is large, there are more than 600 student clubs and organizations that are available to help students make the university feel much smaller. From athletic clubs and honor societies to religious organizations, social gatherings, and Greek life, there truly is something for everyone at UGA.
What percentage of students participates in Greek organizations?