Gainesville, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
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Reviews 4847 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Student

Drug Safety: My school is an excellent learning environment and is drug free. There is motivation around the school against the use of illegal drugs and alcohol coming from our peers on on our high school campus.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A lot of the great friends are made through greek life and they support the local community.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of places in midtown to go out to eat, it's always best to go during lunch specials so it's a lot cheaper to eat.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: You can only get a good parking decal if you're a graduate student or live in the dorms, the parking police are pretty strict around here.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a chemical engineering major, and I love everything about it so far everyone in the department shares the same struggle with you and everyone helps each other to succeed. Many companies recruit from UF so I have no concern about finding a job in my field.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a transfer student but the process was very straight forward but they took a really long time to notify me that I was accepted.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Many international students, the male and female ratio is about 1:1, incredibly ethnically diverse campus and everyone is accepting of others religion and sexual orientation.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Huge variety of apartments to choose from depending on your life style, midtown apartments are generally more expensive but there are cheap ones. The bus service is great and always runs on time so living off campus isn't an issue.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is open and willing to initiate conversation in midtown and joining campus organizations is also a great way.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Rainy weather makes the campus feel incredibly humid and uncomfortable.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It could be better but personally Its great

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do not very developed

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: It sometimes gets really cold which I am not used to

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very good health and safety. Went to appointments for free. Very nice.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The club life here is active. Many clubs available for students.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Athletics: I haven't really participated in them, but from word of mouth they are very popular and good.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: my university is one of the best in the country and is definitely the best in the state of florida by far. fantastic science and medical school

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: my courseload is very difficult, I am kept extremely busy. uf offers tons of internship and job opportunities to their students

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not held an internship position, so I cannot say

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: uf is a huge party school, so of course there will be drugs and alcohol, but its not bad on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: parking is the biggest pain in the butt I've ever come across, and parking decals are very expensive. thankfully Gainesville has a public transportation service that is free for uf and santa fe students.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: campus is great. parts of Gainesville are great. other parts I wouldn't even drive through at 1 in the afternoon with my doors locked. you never know what youre going to get in Gainesville.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: they're just people.... they look average. if you want cute guys, go to the gyms.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: florida is very hot in the summer and it gets very cold in the winter (for florida) it also rains pretty much every single day spring and summer.... it's raining right now.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: campus overall is pretty safe, surrounding Gainesville is a little ghetto. I always feel a little uncomfortable walking by myself late at night.


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Chris Kirschner
Bronx, NY
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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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