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How many students are at UGA?
Enrollment numbers (Fall 2010) Total 34,677 Undergraduate 25,947 Graduate/Professional 8,730
*This total includes 871 students enrolled at UGA extended campuses in Gwinnett County, Tifton, Griffin and Buckhead.
Find out more facts from UGA Fact Book.
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. Out-of-state students are not subject to different admission standards than in-state residents. 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 Department of University Housing has equipped each residence hall with biometric hand readers in order 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 only 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 67 national awards.
Students may choose from one of two different meal plans and may be on the meal plan even if they do not live on campus. In 2007, Snelling Dining Commons became one of the only college eateries in the country to be open 24 hours a day, remaining open from 7:00am Monday though 2:30pm Friday during the school year.
Is it hard to get involved at such a big school?
While UGA is large, there are over 500 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?
Do all students get tickets for football and other campus sporting events?
Students do have access to tickets for all campus sporting events. All UGA sporting events are free to students except for football, men’s basketball, and gymnastics. Generally football is the toughest ticket and carries a number of requirements and priorities to determine which students receive tickets and whether those who do receive them are awarded a full season ticket or only a partial season ticket. Usually, even new students are able to purchase football tickets for at least half of the home games.
How much time do students really spend studying per day?
Different students are sure to report different amounts of time spent studying. Many students’ study habits are dictated by such factors as class load and work schedules. While some students may study daily, other students may choose to study only in the days leading up to an exam. Regardless of method, students are bound to find what works best for them and stick with that method. Should students feel the need to seek assistance in finding the best option for them, the Division of Academic Enhancement offers classes to help even the most confident student find the best path to success.
What do students do in their free time?
UGA students occupy their time in multiple ways. Many students take advantage of convenient on-campus jobs that offer flexible scheduling based upon a student’s academic schedule, while other students opt to look into the surrounding Athens area for employment. The university offers a wealth of extracurricular activities from intramural sports to students clubs and organizations. Of course studying is also an option during the school year and UGA boasts the state-of-the-art Miller Learning Center, which is consistently filled with students while classes are in session.