About Athens

Athens offers a cosmopolitan populace and varied cultural and recreational opportunities, with small town convenience. The University’s 8,000 graduate students enjoy a new music scene (rated #1 in the country by Rolling Stone magazine), a world-class performing arts center (featured in live broadcasts on National Public Radio), a 430,000 square foot recreation center (rated top in the U.S. by Sports Illustrated), varsity and intramural sporting events, a lively local art community, several theater and choral groups, great restaurants, and proximity to Atlanta and the north Georgia mountains, each close to an hour’s drive away.

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