Tuesday, June 24, 2014

College #2: University of Georgia

Doesn't Cole look so excited to tour schools? 

Off to UGA! Our morning started with an 8:45 tour (early, I know) at University of Georgia. Before I dive into the actual tour I just have to say, people are so nice in the true south. Yes, I'm from Florida, but it really isn't too southern. Here, in Georgia, everyone is glad to help you out or just carry on small talk. My brother (who goes to school in Philly) says constantly how friendly southerns are. For example, we lost our parking pass which would cause us pay an extra $10, but the parking lady gave us a break and didn't make us pay the extra money. So sweet!!

Anyway, our tour at UGA. I was really impressed with the campus. You can see from the few pictures I uploaded that the buildings have that southern, classic look I talked about in my Mercer post, but they are on a completely grander scale. The buildings are MASSIVE. Granted, UGA is one of the larger schools in Georgia, but I never expected them to be that large. 

One of my favorite parts of the university is their pride in the Dawg spirit. You can tell everybody who goes to UGA loves it and is proud of their decision. All of the students respect traditions that have been passed down for decades and are just as eager to participate in them. They are also big into their UGA football. I mean look at that stadium!! It's one of the largest stadiums in the country, having 92,746 seats. If they need that many seats it is safe to say a LOT of people love the Dawgs. 

The only disappointing part of the tour was the fact that you had to ride a bus on most of it. I think that just takes away from the tour experience, especially because you aren't able to get a great view of "the building on your left." I know when I toured the University of Alabama the whole tour was on a bus, and I HATED it. I felt like I saw nothing. And I know at a big campus it is hard for them to try to cover the campus in a 1-2 hour tour, but I feel like they could do it. 

Overall, I was greatly impressed with my visit to UGA. I'm also excited that their public relations department in #4 in the country! (That's what I want to major in) But, if you are curious about the city around the college, Athens, I am pleased to tell you it is fabulous! It is full of small shops and delicious little restaurants that are so unique and embody the Athens spirit. 

Here's some facts about UGA:
Location: Athens, Georgia
Undergrad Students: 26,278
Colors: Red and Black 
Mascot: Uga the Bulldog 

Shirt: Cynthia Rowley(Marshalls find)//Shorts: Telluride(Marshalls find)//Shoes: Sperry Topsider//Bag: Dooney and Bourke//Sweater: J. Crew Factory//Hat: Vineyard Vines

Visited University of Georgia? Let me know your thoughts!!

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