About Athens, Georgia
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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.
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Athens (metropolitan population 190,000) is located in the Piedmont region of northeast Georgia, about 70 miles ENE of Atlanta. World-renowned for its music and arts culture, Athens is home to numerous cultural events that provide the advantages of a large city in the context of an affordable, medium-sized city.