​Why UGA?

UGA Student Veterans
Cory Why UGA "My experience as a student veteran at UGA was second to none, my transition into UGA was smooth and painless both as a transfer student and after returning from my Afghanistan deployment." - Cory, USA
 Elizabeth - Why UGA  "The SVA members and the Student Veterans Resource Center were instrumental in providing guidance throughout my time here. The university respects and uplifts their veterans, enabling us to    become highly successful individuals/leaders." - Elizabeth, USMC
Why UGA "I chose UGA because I wanted to attend the Odum School of Ecology. It is the first of its kind and a top ranked graduate school that is recognized internationally. I believe my education here will make me a great scientist, leader, and a better individual capable of promoting valuable research, education, and land management practices." - Joseph, USMC




I chose UGA for their highly ranked athletics department, which leads to a degree that holds weight with future employers. The SVRC has been instrumental in my networking, job opportunities, mentors, and student veteran success. - Mandy, USAF






"In many cases we are parents, spouses and providers as well as students. Support from organizations like the SVRC and Change for Georgia provide invaluable support for the unique needs of veterans. This is yet another example of how UGA separates itself from the crowd. Proud to be a veteran and proud to be a Georgia Bulldog. GO DAWGS!" - Jacob USMC



" Among the second-to-none networking opportunities that I have been afforded, my favorite things about the University of Georgia are the great leaders, mentors, and friends that I have acquired along my journey. If you're looking for a university that hands out degrees or an easy GPA, then you're at the wrong place. However, if you're seeking continued growth, development, and challenges, this institution will without a shadow of a doubt exceed your expectations. Thank you for your service, and Go Dawgs!" -Chris US


"Aside from the University of Georgia's  Tier 1 reputation, it has always been a dream of mine to one-day walk across the stage for graduation as part of this great bulldog nation. As a first generation college student, a father, and a husband I can say that my lifestyle is and can be very hectic. Coupled with a plethora of amazing resources and outstanding faculty, the University of Georgia has helped me become more successful and organized in all facets of my life." -Jamal USMC