Gainesville, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
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Reviews 5262 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most girls are fairly nice hard to tell which are not so friendly.

4 College Senior

Majors: Getting into the program is challenge its competitive

4 College Senior

Facilities: Available to do a variety of activites

4 College Senior

Diversity: All religions and nationalism's are excepted

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid is great but unfortunately there arn't many scholarships for fine arts major( almost non), I finally applied to a Hispanic scholarship but still waiting to here from them. Money is tuff when there is no one to help. Most scholarships are for math,science, and engineering majors; not art majors.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Students can find a ride anywhere.

3 College Senior

Weather: Your never know what to expect from the weather it can be very cold in the mornings, and extremely hot in the evenings. And some seasons the rain never seems to cease.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safety at the University is of most importance police and authority take there jobs seriously. I feel safe all the time.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: So many places to try, most if not all are great and have there personal ups and downs.

4 College Senior

Academics: Lots of teachers, classes, and majors to choose from.

2 College Senior

Parking: So many student so little parking. Parking decals are up the butt in prices.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are numerous amount of off campus living sites. I live in Cabana Beach and there prices are really great and always get 200 dollars or more gift cards every time you renew.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The University of Florida really cares about there students, your not just a number, help is always there when you need it.

College Senior

Greek Life: Don't really know that much on Greek life.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: There fair. One time I received a parking ticket and submitted a form for why i was parked in the spot, and the ticket was no more.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: UF students and community members have great school spirit , the whole city revolves around gator football and gator spirit.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Lots of local nature parks, recreational parks, and sports. Its easy to just join in with people playing volleyball, basketball, and making friends in the process. One this that is really great about Gainesville is that there are allot of friendly drives, not allot of people getting cut off in traffic. Its definitely a safe environment , the school and city police provides students with criminal warnings whenever something bad happens through emails and text messages.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Gaines ville is a small town so you frequently run into friends all the time whether you are in a nightclub, bar, or just eating out at and local restaurant.

4 College Senior

Majors: The Fine Arts program at the University of Florida is highly competitive. The last years have been a great experience.The professors are very knowledgeable, helpful, and understanding. I work full time during the nights at the university and go to school full time during the day as well. It has been a struggle but in the long run it has help me become a more motivated and strong individual. Finding time to work on projects and manage work has made be develop very good time management skills. The course work for the fine arts field is very dense, thus requiring me to do tremendous amounts of projects outside of class. The faculties with regards to class workspace and workshop are very clean and spacious, allowing us students to work in a clean and friendly environment. Class lab hours are always open for student 24 hours a day, but must have key or ID access. Overall, I enjoy the school and and i am currently coming up to my final year here.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: i wouldn't know, i dont go out much

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus

3 College Freshman

Transportation: bus drivers are not very good

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Our athletic department pumps up the spirit. Midtown is a fun place to go out and downtown has many restaurants and fun places to adventure in this little town

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2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Small, country town. The university is what makes it

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Chris Kirschner
Bronx, NY
Grad Year
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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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