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

Campus Housing: I only lived on campus for 6 weeks and I did not enjoy it

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Some parts of campus do not feel safe. Other areas are very safe

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are very big on campus but they are very fun

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of fast options for food but not a lot of great quality

3 College Junior

Weather: Gainesvilles weather can be very cold at times for Florida

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I think that UF is a pretty diverse and accepting school.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I never had a problem.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: One word: Satchel's. Of course, we have a lot of other really great places to try out, but Satchel's is pretty iconic. There is a lot of variety and most places have college friendly costs (i.e. broke-college-kid budget friendly).

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Gainesville itself is kind of sketchy. If you go downtown, there will be some questionable people there. Nonetheless, campus is relatively secure, especially if you are with a group of people. I have not had to use the health center yet, but I haven't heard anything negative about it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I never lived on campus so I'm not sure how accurate this is. I am taking what I have heard from friends.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Gamedays are so huge, and even with sports other than football the school is always proud of what our teams accomplish. I know that Greek life has intramural teams and I think there are other ones as well. There are many opportunities and a lot of school spirit.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school has pretty strict policies for some things, but most of the policies don't get enforced very much or are easy to sneak by without getting caught.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: The school and public buses are free for students, and come with a GPS system so that students can check the location of the bus through an app. Taking the bus is not necessary, but it can be nice if it is raining or if you want to go off campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: There are a decent amount of computers available throughout campus, but there are limited places to print for free. It is helpful to have your own printer. The wireless is usually pretty reliable, but it can be spotty sometimes.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some places really close to campus can be on the more expensive side, but most apartment complexes are very high quality, and if they are far, have a bus stop right outside.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are so many possibilities with frat parties, bars in midtown, bars and clubs downtown, nice places to hang out in historical downtown, and the Later Gator is very efficient.

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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It is strict in the manner that you feel safe with the rules, but aren't negatively affected by it. The only thing that can be bothersome is the parking violations on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Relatively popular and multiple state of the art gyms meet the demand

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of choices to go through but not always quality and very expensive

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't have much experience with this as I tend to stay closer to home

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not comfortable wandering around the campus, too dangerous at night

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I can pretty much do what I want, but then again how do you control 50k people

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Somewhat dingy and dangerous, I live an hour away for a reason

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to find, overpriced, and difficult to adjust to. Not safe.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I love children, wouldn't change a thing. It's my passion.

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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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