Located in northeast Georgia, Athens has grown alongside the University of Georgia and its students for the past two centuries. The Classic City, as it is known, mixes small-town charm and comfort with a progressive atmosphere and a rich art, music and intellectual culture. Thanks to bands like the B-52's, R.E.M., Of Montreal, Drive By Truckers, Corey Smith, and Widespread Panic, Athens was named the "Best College Music Town in the Country" by Rolling Stone. It was also ranked a "Top Arts Destination" by AmericanStyle.

Music and art is only part of the area's charm with extensive access to parks and natural resources, a low cost of living, and a central location. Athens was voted the South's best college town by Southern Living magazine in 2022 and selected as one of the 25 Best College Towns and Cities in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure in 2022. It was also chosen as one of "America's Greenest Cities" by Popular Science, and voted the nation's "Second Best College Town" by Sports Illustrated. The city's central location provides access to local, national and international law firms as well as many Fortune 500 companies that call Georgia home. It's close proximity to Atlanta means a 90 minutes commute to Georgia's capital and the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

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Discover Athens

From football and dogs to music and nightlife, see what makes the Classic City so uniquely appealing.


Visit Athens

The law school is located in the heart of historic North Campus, adjacent to downtown's local restaurants and quirky shops. Schedule your law school tour today or explore our 360° interactive virtual tour.