UGA is the oldest state-chartered university in the nation and is regularly ranked among the best and most affordable state universities in the United States. UGA’s main campus is located on over 600 acres of beautiful rolling hills in the center
of Athens, Georgia. The north end of campus, with its tree-lined sidewalks and historic buildings, adjoins historic downtown Athens, which features many boutiques, restaurants, entertainment, and service businesses. Downtown Athens is just
a 10-minute walk from the Geography/Geology Building.