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Top 10 schools whose locales are the envy of family and friends

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

University of Georgia

University of Georgia

About an hour and a half northeast of Atlanta, the Athens community is driven around the University of Georgia, and it doesn’t fail to impress. “The best thing about UGA is the college town feel. It's an amazing place where the locals are so welcoming to the students (usually), and it's no surprise that people never want to leave.” It’s not just the town, though, “there are many opportunities to get involved with philanthropies and other things to help out the community. There are concerts and artsy things going on around campus every day.” While there are tons of activities, music seems to be a consistent highlight. “Athens has one of the top college towns in the country (as rated by the Rolling Stone magazine practically every year) and the music scene is incredible. There is always something going on from fairs to bicycle races and shows.” It’s no joke, music is definitely huge, just take a look at one of their more famous alumni: “awesome music scene (hello R.E.M. anyone?).” If you want to try something different you can “see a film at Cine or sing karaoke at one of the sushi joints. When you get here, you’ll sit next to a new person every time you show up for a meal at Bolton and your social circle will expand so fast you'll forget you ever left home.” Their theater scene is strong too, “being a liberal arts school there was a good variety of musical and theater choices students could attend.” One student sums it all up, “the beautiful campus, the friendly people, the near proximity to the mountains, there are so many things. It's a big campus and I wouldn't change any of it.”