Gainesville, FL
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$28,420 ($6,143)
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Reviews 5295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Many option, and good prices for sure

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: there are way too many police officers, so traffic ticketing is huge

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: the students are very trendy! It is tough to get into UF so most are smart and driven, but drinking is a popular pastime

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I wasn't in a sorority, but I hear it's a great experience. It was just too time consuming for a major in engineering.

5 College Senior

Majors: It was extremely challenging with a very high work load, but I loved every minute of it

5 College Senior

Majors: Internships are a great opportunity to find out what you really want to do after school, and to line up a job immediately following graduation. Internship opportunities are sent to my email from the school often.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Upper level courses are very small, which is great, and the professors are amazing.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There are many services for post grad career search

5 College Senior

Facilities: UF is always updating and providing students with the best experiences

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5 College Senior

Diversity: UF is an extremely diverse school

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants in Gainesville to fit every price point

5 College Senior

Athletics: Literally, nothing beats UF Athletics

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is a great way to meet people, and it is very convenient. I didn't have a car, so this worked great!

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Fun, but not amazing every time. There are a lot of drunk idiots around when going out so that lessens the fun.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love going to basketball and football games. Along with that, our gym facilities are top notch with a lot of awesome new equipment and large areas for use. The athletics here are great.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a nice dorm so I had a shared bathroom with only 3 other people, so that was nice. There was a nice social atmosphere as well, only issue was that it was expensive to live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really like greek life all too much because I'm not interested in the party/drug scene, though some of my friends are involved, and they enjoy it. It's not too bad.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I would suggest getting flex bucks, that's what my friends have and that gives them the options to go to the restaurants on campus, such as Chik-fil-A and Moe's. However, the food provided by the university I hear is nasty and no one really likes it.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life. Most Greek people I've met are really nice, but Greek life is a huge influence on the school. So if you are looking to be involved in anything Greek this is the school to go to.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Getting scholarships at UF is very difficult, it is costly to go here and there aren't many scholarships offered to incoming freshmen. Outside scholarships are the way to go, and if you have Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid, you get a refund that depends on how many credit hours you take, which is pretty awesome but I had to find that out on my own.

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College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, I am not quite sure if I will have one yet. But there are plenty of options at UF and I have heard that all are pretty great, and that there is something for everyone.

College Sophomore

Majors: I am only a sophomore at UF and I have not been in anything exclusive yet.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of familiar places to dine off campus, but there are also plenty of local places to keep things culturally unique. Most places are pretty inexpensive but there is the nice restaurant here and there for a date night.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I only lived on campus for six weeks because I was accepted for the summer term and they did not have a space for me in the fall, that was my fault though and not the university's. However I have friends who lived on campus and they enjoyed it and there have been renovations going on to make living on campus even nicer.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The University of Florida wants students to get the best education that they can. However, if you are caught plagiarizing or cheating on anything in anyway, they take that very seriously. This is not a bad thing, it shows that they care that you do your work so that you are learning, and that you aren't taking credit for anyone else's work. UF also wants its students to have fun but to be safe. There is a medical amnesty policy in place to keep students safe if there is underage drinking going on and if someone needs to go to the hospital, then there isn't the fear of being kicked out of the school.


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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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