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Old 03-21-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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UGA has a ways to go, but it's getting there. It's transformation has been remarkable, especially since it was only as recently as the late 90s when they threw a diploma in your car when you drove through Athens.

And Athens beats Chapel Hill any day. Franklin Street is all they have, and it isn't much.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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It is very interesting to see how diverse the state of Georgia is, but how UGA is not..

I guess UGA will probably become more and more diverse in the future with stronger representation of Asian, black, and hispanic students. What is amazing to me to see how 30% of he state is black but only 7% of the blacks are admitted to UGA.

Georgia 2010
White - 59.7%
Asian - 3.2%
Black - 30.5%
Hispanic - 8.8%

UGA - student body 2010 <- perhaps this is the reason why UGA is ranked 56 and not 36. There needs to be a lot of more minority students to represent UGA!
White - 82%
Asian - 7%
Black - 7%
Hispanic - 3%

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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Why is everybody saying that UGA isn't a public ivy? According to the more recent list it is. Public Ivy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I think UGA is every bit as good as UNC, but it hasn't gained the national recognition yet.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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Yikes. Why did UGA drop so much in the law school rankings?
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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It didn't really drop much. Really insignificant actually. It was tied with UW-Madison at 28. Now there is a 5-way tie at #30, and a 3-way tie at #27, so the drop off from one bracket to the next in that area is pretty much negligible. Hardly anything separates these schools.

Interestingly, Emory has dropped from #20 two years ago down to #30 now. It costs over $41K/year while UGA is around $15k/year for in state students. UGA really does offer a top-notch legal education for the price.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Dacula, GA
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Unless you're hiring boss is a grad of that school, whether you went to UGA or UNC or whatever makes little difference in my opinion. I'm an Ole Miss grad and got a job here (Owner of the company I work for is a Mississippi State grad). Don't get me wrong, UGA, UNC, etc. are some of the best public schools in the country, but from my experience that seems to matter more in social circles than actually getting a job.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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It didn't really drop much. Really insignificant actually. It was tied with UW-Madison at 28. Now there is a 5-way tie at #30, and a 3-way tie at #27, so the drop off from one bracket to the next in that area is pretty much negligible. Hardly anything separates these schools.

Interestingly, Emory has dropped from #20 two years ago down to #30 now. It costs over $41K/year while UGA is around $15k/year for in state students. UGA really does offer a top-notch legal education for the price.
What amazes me is that Georgia State's law school is less than 30 years old and they are at #61. And that means 60 schools are ahead of them and a lot of those are tied for the same position.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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What is UGA's campus like? I went to U of Michigan and wife went to U of Illinois. We were both business majors. I get the feeling that UGA's campus is similar to that of Ann Arbor or Urbana/Champaign. Am I correct? Even UCLA's campus is removed from the LA city itself.

Georgia Tech's campus reminds me of NYU. The campus seems to be integrated in to the city. I just drive by it everytime i drive up north on 85... but haven't been inside the campus itself.

Personally, I am not really a big fan of city campuses.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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For the most part, it's very pretty pretty with old brick Georgian buildings around the large central quadrangle, and newer buildings built out the further away from the original campus you get. It is full large shady oaks and has a cemetary for bulldogs. It's really a very lovely campus. Oh, there's a football stadium there, too.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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What is UGA's campus like? I went to U of Michigan and wife went to U of Illinois. We were both business majors. I get the feeling that UGA's campus is similar to that of Ann Arbor or Urbana/Champaign. Am I correct? Even UCLA's campus is removed from the LA city itself.

Georgia Tech's campus reminds me of NYU. The campus seems to be integrated in to the city without its own campus. I just drive by it everytime i drive up north on 85... but haven't been inside the campus itself.

Personally, I am not really a big fan of city campuses.
No, Tech is more of an island. Only the recent expansion into Midtown do we see a campus somewhat integrated into the city and even that part is not very urbanized. If you are talking NYU city campus, the closest thing to that is Georgia State University which is literally downtown Atlanta.

UGA is pretty much a typical college town. Athens is a small town with an economy driven by a large university.
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