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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: APPLY EARLY!!!!! I was undergoing family issues dealing with the death of my father and his estate and debt at the time of applying for colleges and when I went to apply for scholarships I was told that it was first come first serve and there were no more left even though I met more requirement that some of the students I met that had received the full ride scholarships. I am now drowning in student loans and doing everything I can to try to scrape together the money for school, housing, and food.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Some sororities can be really intolerant and during games sororities and fraternities partner up so it can be hard to get into tail gates but in general greek life is great if you're in it

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Sharing a bathroom with 46 people will always suck no matter what. However, dorm life is something that I would recommend to every incoming student. It's an important experience and is a great way to make new friends

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We may not have the best football team but you can bet the fan are loyal to a fault and the amount of spirit in the stadium is breathtaking (or voice-taking).

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The college town feel really is what sold me on the school. I love seeing the orange and blue EVERYWHERE and being a part of it is amazing

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is always something going on, especially if you're an attractive female. Just make sure not to drink too much

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship but plan to have one eventually. They are relatively easy to find because of the career fair every semester but mot of the vendors are looking for older students.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting in to the Biomedical Engineering program is proving a little difficult for me because it is required that a certain class be taken at a certain time and I was not aware of this until that time period had passed but I am still trying anyway. However most programs do not require an admission process if the student starts in the program as a freshman

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We can receive text messages about any on going crimes or dangerous situations. There are also apps that you can have on your phone that alert police if you do not arrive home in a certain amount of time, emergency 911 phones on campus that alert authorities with the push of a button (but we need more of these), and a carpool system that drives students around after dark (but they can be hard to get a hold of). The campus security is great if you have a smart phone because most of the safety features need an app. While most students have a smart phone, there will always be some that don't.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our school is very strict on any type of sexual assault or harassment. Lots of police around. Plenty of emergency phones. Also have access to late night ride so you dont have to walk back to your dorm alone. I feel pretty safe on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The administration does its best but college students don't often pay attention to their elders advice until its too late. Dui's, underage drinking, drug use are grounds for expulsion from school.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You can have a great time without getting drunk and stupid. Noone pushes you to do anything you don't want to.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms could be a bit bigger for what they are charging per semester.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Love it. Everyone is polite and helpful unlike my hometown of Miami, Florida

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: School hooks you up with a grant for your first year then takes it away your second year. Even with a high gpa. Totally sucks,

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Everyone is pretty easy going and friendly even if you don't belong to a frat.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The more reasonable apts are far from campus but the bus service in Gainesville is great. Only inconvenience is when you have exams late at night and you have to ride the bus back to your apartment.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school is extremely strict when it comes to violating laws and rules

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't form part of it but i guess its alright

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Some bad places and some good places

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5 College Junior

Majors: My program had an individual admission process

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5 College Junior

Majors: Great classes, professors, and opportunities in all areas

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Chris Kirschner
Hometown
Bronx, NY
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2014
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Some schools have certain advantages over others. Small schools give a feeling of community; large schools have lots of resources; private schools are ripe for close academic relationships with faculty; and state schools offer a good value. Well, UF is not your typical state school, and Gainesville is certainly not your stereotypical small town. Because this place is so big, it has all of the libraries, dorms, athletics, courses, clubs, and services you could want at a good price. But if you put forth just a little effort, you’ll find that the University also has more compassionate, down-to-earth professors, locals, and students that any small, private school could ever dream of having.

The best thing about going to a school like UF is that whatever you want to accomplish in life, it is probably obtainable through going to this school. You will never have to worry about not fitting in with anyone because the campus is a huge melting pot. Students are never bored on campus because there is literally always something to do with friends both on or off campus. And who wouldn't want to go to a school where the immense amount of school pride is literally unexplainable? It sure is great to be a Florida Gator.

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