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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5 College Junior

Nightlife: The nightlife is almost too good. I often find myself comprising schoolwork to go party.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Weather: I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. Gainesville will be 34 degrees in the morning, 78 degrees in the afternoon, then start pouring rain in the early evening. It's the PITS!

4 College Junior

Computers: Although a few adjustments can be made, the technology at my school is good.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I wouldn't trade the athletic program at my school.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life on our campus is terrible. It is ridiculous how some people in organizations treat non-Greeks.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I hate the local atmosphere here, and I can't to graduate so I can leave.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety and security on campus can defineitly be improved, but it could also be worse.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is not a problem for any student living in the city of Gainesville.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Overall, the school is average when it comes to strictness.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity on campus is very slim, and in some cases, organizations are exclusive, leaving out some minority groups.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I wish they were closer.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Pretty awesome for your first year to be close to campus, not really worry about cooking, and great chances to make new friends. Once you get it out of your system, MOVE OFF CAMPUS. You'll have your own privacy, kitchen, space, chance to have pets, and be more independent (:

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Underage drinking not tolerated in local bars...good luck getting in with your fake! Parking/Traffic rules are severely enforced on campus so you have to watch when even on your bike. Dorm-life can be pretty stringent but also depends on your RA

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Nightlife: Always something to do/ somewhere to go. Although I personally don't recommend attending the GatorGrowl show, Homecoming weekend is definitely one of the most fun of the year (:

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The UF Infirmary has excellent resources, its own lab, pharmacy, and great nurses and physicians. Only trouble is walk-ins (almost never available) and chances of getting an appointment in time.

Campus at night can be a little scary and I wish there were more emergency phones spread around

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Computers: Computer labs can certainly get crowded so I would only go if necessary to print large quantities of files/hw

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: That's one of the main things I noticed about UF, its ethnically diverse student population and encouragement to learn about different cultures

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not my kind of scene

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Don't really feel pressured to participate

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Very much a college town where businesses rely on student population. Not many malls or diverse nightlife but that's not what most people come to Gainesville for anyway

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Transportation: Never seen a more well-planned transit system that perfectly fits the needs of students in Santa Fe and UF

5 College Junior

Academics: An Anthropology degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the highest graduated Anthropology program in FL

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing isn't the most convenient but cost is low. But on the other end when living off-campus, parking on school grounds is near impossible

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: On campus there is not much of a use of drugs or alcohol at leas to the point where it becomes apparent

4 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: While I was not offered any scholarships as a transfer by previous financial aid went through after communication between the financial aid offices and the scholarship provider

2 people 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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