Just an hour’s drive from bustling Atlanta, the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, home to the Bulldogs, sprawls across almost forty thousand scenic acres spanning three primary campuses; having exceeded 230 years strong, it’s also one of the three oldest public universities in the United States. But don’t let the ‘public’ moniker fool you. An admission rate of just over half its applicants gives UGA a selective reputation, and its stellar academics match the expectations this sets: programs in business, public affairs and theoretical chemistry consistently rank in America’s top 20 for quality, as compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Recent research accomplishments here include discoveries about the effects of long-term destruction of plant life and about how trypanosome parasites communicate with each other. But life at UGA is about more than just academics. Undergrads can pop into the Tate Student Center for regularly scheduled movie nights (UGA has an active Cinematic Arts Committee) or the Wheeler Gym for an intramural match in squash, badminton, climbing, or any of a variety of other sports and activities. 23 percent of the large student body pledges into the Greek system here, which is known for its unique “Order of the Greek Horsemen.” As it provides an exciting and high-value collegiate experience, UGA prides itself on maintaining its status as the flagship institution of the southeast!