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

Greek Life: Greeks are viewed as people who are able to publicize their financial status. Many Greeks have a chapter house (Intrafraternal, Panhellenic), but the chapters in the Multicultural Greek Council do not. Panhellenic isn't for me, it is too expensive, so I rushed with the MGC. So far, two semesters after rushing, I was not accepted to the MGC sororities I have rushed. It's tough to get in.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have only seen people part take in drinking alcohol and never in public.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you are not part of the Greek Life then the nightlife in Gainesville sucks

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Computer Science opens can be hard to find, at the career fairs helds at UF

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Your essay is the most important for admission into UF

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You need a car to do anything within a reasonable amount of time.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: UF is a dry campus, so you cannot drink anywhere within campus grounds.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The majority of the student body is white (non Hispanic), and the majority of the international students are Chinese and Indian.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The problem is that the majority of parties at UF, are in fraternities so if you don't participate in the Greek life then your nightlife is lacking.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Rain doesn't bother or hinder me.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The Southwest gym has everything you want in a gym plus more. With an indoor running track it covers your every need.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Although I have looked at off campus housing, I did not live off campus this year and I cannot say much about the pros and cons of doing so. However, I can say that after having looked, prices do vary. Most places include parking. Most places (if you get a 4 bedroom) end up being cheaper than on campus housing.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: I'm Asian, so non-Asians tend to look past me since Asian people usually just hang out with each other.

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4 College Senior

Nightlife: It's good for people over 21 for sure. However, the scene gets old as your four years are coming to an end.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I cannot really speak for Greek Life since I'm not really into that or most of my friends.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: Go Gators! So much student pride and spirit. Sports are definitely a big part at UF!

5 College Senior

Computers: Computers are provided with plenty of software. For example, I did not buy Matlab for class since the computer lab provides it.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: There are financial aid but UF does not just hand it to you, duh! If you need it, go for it! You must put effort in so how! Search.

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5 College Senior

Majors: Super happy! I would not do it over again of course. I put a lot of hard work in and progress does not include repeating my curriculum. I want to be an engineer!

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4 College Senior

Majors: Lots of nerd in a good way. Talk nerd. Eat nerd. Breathe nerd. The faculty truly provide care into their department and students.

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Attractions die off quickly when you move away from campus

4 College Senior

Academics: Best school in Florida! Although does not "compete" with Higher ranking schools, Employers still seek Gators!

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros: beats Dorm rooms obviously!!!

Cons: More expensive if closer to campus

5 College Senior

Transportation: Free city bus fare by showing student ID and free shuttle for drunk college students at night.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is a dorm...not much else to say.

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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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