Location
Gainesville, FL
Undergrads
30,241
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 5262 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The machine shops are awesome!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are emergency call alarms placed all over campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Easy to eat healthy if you want to.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: For any course, you get as much out as you put in, but for the most part, the professors are great!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Mechanical Engineering is a lot of work.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: If you want a certain type of friend, theres one for you here!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The strictness at the University of Florida is not bad. Its easy to not get caught doing whatever.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have not noticed anything about Greek living and do not usually associate myself with Greek living while studying for my major.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Included in tuition are the costs for public transportation that goes from private apartment complexes to local hangout in downtown, midtown, and malls along with several important stops around dorms, libraries, and important campus stops.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is friendly with huge school spirit that is contagious. People and programs are welcoming with lots of activities to get involved with.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The open fields have benches and campus is equipped with areas for free speech entitling the students to offer opinions on heavy subjects out of home and classroom locations. Gyms are located near bus stops for transportation around famous and fully equipped with friendly staff. Traditions might get silly, but keep the "gator lovin'" strong.

2 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Scholarships: I do not qualify for financial aid in the university of Florida

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its a great school for trying everything including drugs and alcohol.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty diverse of a school but you tend to stick with the people that you are most like.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus is prime, Jimmy John's is the hero of them all.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: They've got the best of everything to offer.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Computer Science has a great program at UF.

1 person found this useful Report
College Student

Campus Strictness: I've never partied nor lived on campus nor been in a situation that required my interaction with campus security

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Campus Dining: I haven't eaten at many (maybe once or twice total) to form an educated opinion

1 person found this useful Report
College Student

Parking: I bike to campus .

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Student

Weather: Way too muggy and not at all breezy .

1 person found this useful Report
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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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