Gainesville, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
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Reviews 4837 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It could be better but personally Its great

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do not very developed

3 College Sophomore

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

5 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

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

College Freshman

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

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

3 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.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus, and I love it. I could never live in the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Getting loans is easy, getting scholarships is difficult. Apply for scholarships through the individual colleges, the university itself won't give you anything. It is also very aggravating that they don't take into consideration that the student is not supported by their parents, even if they are still "dependent" because they are under the age of 24.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I feel like UF's campus strictness is pretty average for a large university. It's pretty impossible to control 50,000 students all the time..

5 College Junior

Majors: I am a Recreation, Parks, and Tourism major and I love it more than words can express. All of my professors have been incredible, and my advisor is one of the most pleasant people I have ever met. I am specializing in Event Management and I really feel like I am being prepared for my career.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: It really wasn't that difficult, just be awesome and keep up the good work!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Drug Safety: SNAP is a program offered by student government that picks people up and drives them where they need to go.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: My favorites are 4Rivers BBQ, Hyppo pops, Pascals coffee, Chuys Mexican, and Chipotle

5 College Junior

Academics: The HEB major is awesome. The teachers are great. Lots of work but not to bad if you are motivated.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of places to choose from and buses to take you to campus. Lots of options to fit what you are looking for.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Lots of work being done by the Greeks. Generally not looked at as any different than anyone else.

2 people found this useful Report

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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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