University of Georgia
The University of Georgia, the state’s largest public research university, is located in Athens (formally known as Athens-Clarke County). The University of Georgia campus spans both the centuries and much of Athens-Clarke County's geography, from historic North Campus now in its third century to state-of-the art research, cultural, and sports facilities to the south and east. Read the UGA Mission Statement here. (http://www.uga.edu/profile/mission/)
Why Choose UGA?
- UGA offers more than 170 fields of study and majors distributed in 17 colleges and schools, which means UGA students have a world of options for their academic plans.
- UGA is one of the top public universities in US.
- The University of Georgia is classified as a 'Research University/Very High Activity', according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- UGA now ranks among the top five American universities for the number of students studying abroad, with more than 100 programs in over 50 countries.
- In 2013, UGA was recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
In 2014 Athens was elected one of the coolest small cities in U.S. and one of the best towns for college graduates. Besides a variety of educational opportunities, Athens is famous for its sports, music, intellectual, and cultural scene. You can find a review of the Athens here and you can also download a guide to Athens here.