Location
Gainesville, FL
Undergrads
30,241
Tuition (in-state)
$28,420 ($6,143)
Admission Difficulty
Average
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 5295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

{{ error }}
close
4 College Junior

Athletics: Almost everything revolves around the sport that is in season.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Most people take part but I have never been shunned for not taking part.

3 College Junior

Computers: I only have a problem with the wireless internet when I am doing something important like a test that is timed, then I get kicked off and lose 10 minutes of the time to take my test.

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I am not particularly crazy about towns or big cities, especially ones with traffic problems.

3 College Junior

Majors: I was told how great the program was while enrolling, then when I get to introductory to the major I get the truth of what it is all about. I don't have desire to do any other major I just feel that it is overcomplicated.

3 College Junior

Majors: I don't enjoy it as much I thought I would. I spend a lot of time stressed out. There are some quirks of our major that I a not a fan of.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: From what I gather from friends they enjoy the night.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Dining off campus has option but it is a typical college town with a lot people in most of them.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Whatever you are looking for you will find. Also one of the best in the nation for football and basketball. Guaranteed good time

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Nightlife: It depends on what you like but there is strong chance no matter what it is you will find it

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't really know. The only drugs people actually talk about using are alcohol, weed, and Molly and that's because those are the popular ones. If you don't do drugs, you don't do them so your friends most likely won't. It's not something I have ever been worried about

3 College Junior

Weather: It's Florida, it's bipolar. One thing for sure though, since Gainesville is landlocked it gets colder and much hotter than other places but when there are good days they are BEAUTIFUL

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is pretty much like how it would be anywhere else. They give it to those who need it. Of course the school wants to keep as much as they can

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Tons of places to choose that can cater to distance, price, quality, etc...

4 College Junior

Transportation: RTS is the campus and public bus system. In the heart of Gainesville, where the school is, the bus is reliable and passes frequently. Thousands of students use it daily, even I do and I have a car. Parking is very expensive on campus

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Computers: There are computer labs but the number of students is obviously much greater than the number of students the school can provide. Some type of computer/tablet is necessary, what kind depends on your major. It is much more convenient and in the end saves you a lot of hassle. Finding a free computer is hard

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town revolves around the school so everyone is a die hard Gator fan. There are tons of sports games to attend at low costs year around. Since college students are a diverse group the types of activities you can find in Gainesville are diverse too. Anything from poetry slams to rock concerts. restaurants are also open late and cater to different crowds. People are friendly and respect all students because UF is a distinguished school. The only thing I would say we are lacking in is shopping. Food wise we are fine, plenty of grocery stores for all tastes and wallet sizes but there is only one mall and it's relatively small. It does have all the stores you would need though. Unfortunately if you need a speciality store like Apple, you have to travel far

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is very strict when it comes to parking. Parking is very scarce so if a car is parked in a spot a minute after the restriction begins, it will most likely get a ticket. Although they are strict, appeals when parking was necessary or unavoidable is much more lenient. Drinking open containers of alcohol outside of homes or buildings is also strict.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a dorm on the far side of campus so towards the beginning of the year getting to class was difficult. Buses were often full by the time they reached lakeside and it was dangerous to walk to or from the dorm at night. Housing was expensive but worth the space when compared to traditional dorms. Social events were held but I mainly met and grew close to the direct neighbors in our common area.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity on campus is very evident and I believe that to be a good thing. Politics are extremely important during elections and diversity in race is broad. It gives everyone the chance to reach out and learn about all cultures and religions.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I see many police and law enforcement vehicles during the day on campus but much fewer after about 8 pm. This is when the campus needs the law enforcement the most.

5 College Junior

Academics: The academics offered by UF are some of the best in the country. So lucky to be at such a great school!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: My major is the best. Conveniently located next to the stadium in a beautiful building. Great classes and great professors.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Transportation: Trains and buses arent too common, luckily there is an airport in Gainesvillle!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Our basketball team is playing amazing this season!

1 person found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Photos More photos . . .

Tigert Hall
Tigert Hall
Tigert Hall Tigert Hall The Administration Building

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Chris Kirschner
Hometown
Bronx, NY
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2014
View all previous student authors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of Florida

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!