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

Majors: The internships I have had have been really great. It simulated full time experiences and paid $12-15 an hour. The duties were similar to what would be done in the work environment and were very good.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are crimes that happen on and around campus, but the police are very responsive, and there is a campus text that is sent out by the police department for information in almost real time.

5 College Senior

Weather: The weather is great, being in Florida. The only thing that is bad is when it rains or when the weather is too hot and humid.

2 College Senior

Parking: Permits cost anywhere from $50-100 but even with one you are not guaranteed a spot where you need to be. The ticket fines are a reasonable $15-45 and are handed out very fast. There is not a need necessarily for cars on campus but it does help at times.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The campus is strict where it needs to be, and enforces the rules correctly and within their rights without being overbearing. They are in general very strict about parking, but as long as the rules are followed there should be no issues.

4 College Senior

Academics: Being a mechanical engineer is great, the course load can be difficult but there are many opportunities for employment and internships. There are also many facilities readily available to the students such as 3-D printers and other lab environments.

4 College Senior

Academics: There are some great professors and there are some bad professors, but overall the ability to learn from the professors is not easy but not difficult at the same time.

5 College Senior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus and everybody is widely accepted.

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There is always something to do, and it varies greatly all across town. There is something for every type of person.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The campus is amazing, and the community is one of a kind. The nightlife, day life, everything is always great. The classes are great and interesting, and there is always something going on somewhere to do.

3 College Senior

Transportation: There is no train transportation out of Gainesville. There is an airport but is regional and is relatively expensive. There is also a greyhound bus that offers transportation but its not the greatest quality ride. There is a ride-share board on campus that can be used to travel to areas in exchange for gas money or just company depending on the driver.

5 College Senior

Computers: The UF network is easy to connect to and is secure and fast. The helpdesk is available for any technological needs ranging from trouble connecting to hard drive recovery services. There is also free and discounted software that is used in class as well as in general computing.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: The nightlife is generally divided into midtown and downtown, and are popular on different nights in the week. The later-gator is a bus system that is awesome as it provides free transportation mostly right out front of the popular spots, and runs until after the bars/clubs close. There is also a lot of house parties on any given night across the city depending on what is going on around campus and what activities are happening.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: There is so much team spirit and a large following of football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse etc. There is also a huge intramural following and involvement from all across campus.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of variety, and are some places that are hard to find but are completely worth finding. There are also a lot of start-up restaurants that are delicious and fairly priced. Prices all around can vary from cheap to expensive depending on what is being ordered.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: there are reports here and there but they let us know the progress until its fixed

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: guys are cool and girls are very pretty and cool to be around

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Need an umbrella just in case

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Strict dorm life policies but still good

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Has a good variety of food.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Good walking distance for people living on campus

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the sports here

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Im not a greek person

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Need more options for graduate students and for women

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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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