University of Georgia
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The University of Georgia combines some of the best academic resources in Georgia with one of the best college towns, period: Athens.
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- Full name: University of Georgia
- Location: Athens
- Founded: 1785
- Tuition: $10,262
- Setting: Urban
- Public/Private: Public
- Selectivity: Selective
- % Applications Admitted: 63%
- Undergraduates: 26,278
- Graduates: 8,258
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The University of Georgia is a public, research university located in Athens, Georgia, about an hour west of Atlanta, and its students are some of the most devoted football fans in the country. It's not called the Bulldawg Nation for nothing! says a sophomore in Math and Sciences. If you cut a typical UGA student you shouldn't be surprised if they bleed the school's colors, red and black.
With a slew of restaurants and bars hunkered around the university's campus it's hard not to be swept up in partying rituals that can occupy every night of the week. In fact, the students party so large that townies are always aware of when the team is playing at home: Game Day celebrations are so
well-attended that local residents will prepare in advance, making sure that unless they intend on joining the debauch they have no other reason to journey downtown or even come near to approaching College Square. If you want evidence of how hard Bulldogs party you need look no further than The Grill, a 24-hour diner just outside the UGA Arch. On any given night after the bars close you can find woozy undergrads scarfing down crinkle-cut french fries with feta dressing, but take note: you will also see those same students the next morning making their way to class with sunglasses over their eyes to filter out the bright Georgia sun. If you don't make your way, then you can't stay at UGA.
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