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

Majors: The only sucky thing is it's mainly female dominant.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My experiences are better than most, but I also worked hard to get my gpa and activity list. I earn a lot of scholarships for that

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people are accepted and you can usually find a niche of people to be with

4 College Freshman

Weather: Always tolerably warm even during winter, rains a lot though

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but from what I have seen it isn't bad

4 College Freshman

Computers: Computers are easy to come by in libraries

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have had no problems

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Typical college town. I like that everything is centralized.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are shared with the surrounding community and often come every 45 mins.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You get what you pay for. There are really expensive places that are really nice but there are also pretty cheap places that are just okay

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Can always find something to do. Whether it is going to midtown, downtown or a party. Transportation with SNAP needs improvement

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are good for freshman year but I would not want to live in them longer than that one year.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: I take my computer everywhere. Campus wifi is good. I've never had a problem. Getting all the right software to initially connect to the wifi is a pain though.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather is mostly nice but its also Florida weather: can rain out of no where it seems like.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety text alerts always mention that the bad guy got away. Cops love to pull people over for minor offenses. Student health center is not not helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Great college town. Everyone loves the school and has pride in it

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Game days are the only times I see drinking on campus. Drinking off campus is abundant. I am not blatantly aware of the drug scene but I am sure it is out there.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Advisers are helpful and nice. Workload is challenging but doable. I'm still learning about everything else since I just changed majors

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I do not use public transportation a lot here. I have a scooter and that seems like it is very popular in this town.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great range from cheap, fast food to some of the fanciest and best tasting food I've ever had. It's not hard to find a place to eat no matter what mood you are in.

3 College Junior

Weather: Gainesville can get very hot and cold.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: Some advisors can make your major really hard to get. Some don't even want to work with you on finishing your major.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: No extra work needed to be done for getting into my program.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Transportation: I walk, so I'm only reporting what I've observed in campus.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've heard horrible things about the on-campus dorms. Personally, I never even had a chance to apply for a vacancy because they get filled up so quickly.

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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