Location
Gainesville, FL
Undergrads
30,241
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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

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.

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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
5 College Junior

Computers: Computer labs are great usually not full and have open computer. Free printing up to 200 pages per semester in the student union.

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4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is usually great! Although it does rain quite a bit in Gainesville

College Junior

Majors: I plan to have one next spring. It is part of our degree. Lots offered and will give me on the job training before graduation

5 College Junior

Majors: The HEB program is awesome. The teachers are great, the workload is alot but doable if you work hard and there are lots of opportunities for internships

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus is very strict on certain things to maintain the integrity and safety of our school

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options both healthy and not. always something I'm in the mood for

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Process has gone well for me every year

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: See most of it in the Greek areas of the school

4 College Junior

Diversity: Lots of different people who can share their experiences

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's Great to Be Florida Gator!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe, and if I needed health or safety assistance I could easily get it.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's definitely a college town, but in the best way possible.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Work hard, play hard. People are definitely into the party scene here.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I haven't had any problems with anything, as long as you aren't obnoxiously doing the wrong thing no one cares.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I feel like it is no different than the process my brother and sister went through at their public universities, but financial aid processes in general are worrisome.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of chains, but also some very cool eclectic, mom and pop type places if your willing to ask around and venture a bit further off campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is really good, there are a lot of different options as far a distance, price range, and amenities go. It takes some research to find what you are looking for, but totally worth it. I recommend Oxford Manor, it's less than a mile from campus, there are 12 bus stops at it, and the units are really nice and affordable (they are set up like town homes, but you still only pay per room).

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone is really in to school pride, because tbh "it's great to be a Florida gator"

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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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