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

Academics: The ceramics program is 15th in the natioon. We are nationally recognized in the fine arts community. The professors are all reknowned award winning artists, and travel the globe giving lectures and demonstrations. The workload is very difficult, but the experience and knowledge gained is priceless.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: There are computers everywhere. Each student is alotted 250 black and white prints a semester at one specific lab, but aside from that printing cost is fairly affordable. Having a laptop is important though if note taking is easier to type for the student. Wifi is everywhere.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments and private homes surround the campus. Its very simple to find off campus housing within 5 miles from class. Cost is a little high compared to the rest of the state. The school has some housing assistance, but housing marketing is so abundant that finding it is simple.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial aid is fairly easy to attain, and the aid office is very helpful, but as soon as aid is lost due to academic probation it seems nearly impossibe to get it back. My tip: dont make stupid mistakes.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The gyms on campus are the best Ive seen in an academics setting. As a research based institution the academic programs are always pushing the worlds limits. Campus life and regular social setings are great as well both on and off campus.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The campus is surrounded by beautiful brick architecture. Many buildings dating before the turn of the century. Gainesville is considered "the city of trees," so the green space both on and off campus is widespread. With athletics being being in the top 5 in the SEC, facilities are amazing and fun to use.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: UF is an extremely diverse campus in all aspects. Most of the greek organizations seem to lean towards conservative policies when politics are discussed, but that is expected as UF is much considered a family legacy school. Acceptance is wide spread and discussions of touchy issues usually end without bloodshed.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: As in any community where the majority of the population is student based, drugs and alcohol are everywhere in the nightlife. That being said, the campus is dry other than on gamedays for tailgating. The policies on campus are very strict though during operating hours.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everyones attractive... seriously. Heath and fitness is a huge interest here making a large portion of the students create a model quality physique. Social life is the best both on and off campus.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: UF is always one of the top 10 party schools in the nation, and has lived up to the hype. The curriculum is both interesting and challenging as well. The school is constantly pushing research and development from all academic ends. The sports are second to none, and the beach can be reached in less than 2 hours. Its an amazing experience.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: In the summer it rains everyday between 3-7pm, and is ridiculously hot and humid. Theres very little breeze compared to the rest of the state. The winters arent too bad, but the humidity makes the cold seem to stick to your skin. That being said, walking from class to class can be interesting so to speak.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The university is surrounded by greek life. Whats considered "Midtown," an area of bars and restaurants across a main street from campus, is a constant greek party once the sun goes down. There is lots of options for greek housing, and are accepting of non-greeks. As a non greek, Ive never had a negative experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Really challenging, really interesting. The weed outs are awful.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great people, really really hard

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The services offered are great.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are a lot of different things to do.

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: It is either incredibly hot or incredibly cold. Or rainy. But that's just Florida.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to eat for a reasonable price, I like it.

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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Living in student dorms definitely restricts certain aspects of students' social lives; however, most students move off campus after freshman year and then have no restrictions whatsoever.

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5 College Junior

Weather: Save for a few rainy Florida days (which can be nice!), the weather is perfect and can't be beat.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Overall, students have access to a challenging curriculum that supports any career path.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Political science is an interesting mixture of easy classes and challenging courses - I enjoy challenging myself and picking classes that interest me.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: There is definitely a group for everyone; however, if you aren't Greek or a Cicerone, you will feel out of place.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The machine shops are awesome!

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of people do it but its not in your face.

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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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