Gainesville, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
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Reviews 5203 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Although some people do not agree with a "strict" system for "adult" student, I look at it as a protection and safety net. They officers on and off campus are helpful and understanding.

3 College Junior

Majors: There are several students all over the world applying for my program. Therefore, admission into the university is quite difficult for the Liberal arts and Sciences program. One top that was helpful for me was that if you do not get in your freshman year, go ahead and attend another college and then apply as a transfer student upon completing your AA or AS degree.

4 College Junior

Majors: Being in the Liberal Arts and Sciences program at UF is such a rewarding experience. This program has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. What I love most about my program is that it has fully prepared me for all of my future endeavors!

5 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone at UF is very open to gaining more knowledge about others religious backgrounds, culture, and heritage. No matter if your white, black, or Asian, you will have no problem finding a supportive diverse group of friends.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek community stays actively involved in several different charitable events and community service. Each chapter makes a point to inform everyone about what their next event is about and how to participate.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Can be hard to find your place with 70,000 other Gators, but it's been worth it for me so far. Still a long way to go.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's great to be a Florida Gator!

3 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off campus.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of chain restaurants and fast food stops, but definitely some cool local shops as well.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: As such a prestigious school in this state, there is hardly any merit-aid like other schools. Applying for University scholarships is not discussed with students (found the directory on my own and have never heard anyone mention it) and a complicated process. I have received a need-based grant from the school for each semester I have attended so far though.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: My program (Classical Studies) is small but I definitely feel that I've found my niche! So far I've only worked with graduate assistants (and not professors) but that will be changing in the fall. Still a decently heavy workload, but not too overbearing (I am learning a dead language, so it's bound to be challenging). Will be double majoring in Philosophy as well.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Highly rated. Heavy workloads but learn a lot. Definitely feel prepared for future classes.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel decently safe on campus. The overall Gainesville area is pretty sketchy though and there are often text message updates about crimes around the campus/apartments near campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: As someone who doesn't like to cook, I enjoy the food scene on campus. Definitely a lot of fast food (Chick-fil-a, Burger King, Papa John's, etc.) but there are a couple healthier options, and the dining halls always seem to be the healthiest place to go on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life definitely has a big presence on campus, some parts bad and some parts good. Not majorly overwhelming though.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Definitely a college town. Not sure why you'd want to live in the area if you weren't affiliated with the University. Definitely plenty of places to eat, and downtown/midtown has most of the nightlife.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is decent. Beautiful Collegiate Gothic architecture, so not very modern, but definitely has a "college feel."

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Majors: I love the major that i chose. I get to learn so much and at the same time the major that i chose also offers so many ways to get hands on experience.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: There are a lot of internship opportunities for everyone in my department the only downfall in my opinion is that they would require you to relocate because in order to make good money my major heals with big cities.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing in my opinion is some of the worst I have experienced. there needs to be cleaner well staffed places for students to live that are financially available as well. some of the better places are way to expensive.

5 College Senior

Athletics: We have some of the best athletes in the state as well as some of the best fans. If you do not have enough talent to be on a team then there are plenty of other ways you can get involved at the University of Florida.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: I think the University of Florida could definitely have a more diverse student body. In my opinion its not only student body but staff as well.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: We have taken several measures to ensure the safety of not only me but my peers as well. We have blue light signal buttons everywhere on campus and I have seen several Police Enforcement roaming all around campus not only in cars but bikes and horses as well.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The most unique thing about the University of Florida would have to be the excellent student life that we have. No matter where you go in the city or on campus you will see a Gator somewhere. The swamp life at my school is also something that sets it apart and makes it unique.

5 College Senior

Facilities: I mentioned above that the student life is one of the best things in my opinion. We have a great athletic program and that is something that i absolutely love about the University of Florida.


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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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