University of Georgia Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.11 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 270 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 36,574 (27,951 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 23% part-time, 77% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,970 in-state; $26,958 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate journey at the University of Georgia has truly caused me to find my inner strengths. The rigor and expectations of the faculty continue to push my academic boundaries, and make me strive to question things that I thought I knew. This road has been very challenging, but ultimately worth it because it has forced me to create a strong network of cohorts in educational technology. I can't say that everything about this process has been great, but my overall experience has been positive and I believe will prove to be worth it. International exposure, a clear focus on instructional design, and networking are the strengths of this program. I would easily refer people to UGA's LDT graduate program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015

The Masters of Marketing Research program is the most historic and reputable in the field. Excellent connections with industry professionals, and excellent job placement. The faculty is highly reputable and supportive. The work is challenging, but highly applicable to future work.
1.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The program has several professors with great practical experience. I enjoy this part of the program. I feel that some of the coursework is pointless and does not further my understanding of the topics. The combination of the internship and coursework can be overwhelming at times.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2016

Athens, GA is very affordable in terms of cost of living, coupled with the overall school costs which are relatively low compared to similar schools makes for a very decent choice of a program, be it the MBA, MMR, or the PhD in Marketing. Course loads are not extremely demanding, however, expect to be challenged. Faculty support is great, as well as IT support. Some of the cons include the relatively underdeveloped transportation system in the city of Athens: you'll need a car to get to most places. Also, the weather can become a burden in the summer (which lasts from May to October!) especially due to the humidity.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

My work at UGA has been challenging and very productive. The faculty are fantastic.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018

Though the University of Georgia is a large school, there is a strong sense of community, especially among graduate students. The university provides incredible opportunities, such as a chance to study at Oxford while getting paid to live with and advise the undergraduates.
1.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Since graduate programs, unfortunately, are judged far more based perceived reputation of the faculty than actual quality of the teaching and mentorship, this school does very little to help students through the program, while still seeming "high quality." No real mentorship or guidance. This, of course, is the plague of many research institutions: there is no real incentive for the faculty to teach well. Research is king. Students just get in the way.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The MPA program at UGA has a great reputation. The faculty and staff are always there to help and answer your questions. The classes are tough, but enjoyable. With such a great network of alumni, there are many opportunities for post-graduate work. The Athens community is also a great place to thrive in the industry with the abundance of NPOs and governmental organizations. Athens is also located within a unified government system, which is interesting and useful to learning about public service and government. Being a public school, the UGA MPA program is a great value.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The online option makes higher education possible for many working students who wouldn't be able to take classes in a traditional, face-to-face setting.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is quite academically rigorous with high expectations set from the faculty, cohort members and assistantship providers. Assistantship opportunities range, yet provide high quality experience in many functional areas in student affairs. The faculty members are deeply invested in our success, push us to continually think outside of the box, and consider new ideas in higher education. Assistantship supervisors provide support, fast-paced work environments and the ability to design your own professional experience. Overall, this one of the best programs in the nation and I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to learn from the faculty, students and staff.
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